From Lynne Barnes, Librarian
Programs for Adults
Join bestselling authors Pam Houston, Zoe Fitzgerald Carter, Mara Purl, Alison Bartlett, Barbara Graham, and Victoria Zackheim as they read from their fiction and nonfiction work, writing that resonates with the powerful voices of women everywhere! Saturday, February 9, 1- 2:30 p.m.
25 Great Apps for Students, Parents, and Teachers
An interactive program that explores 25 educational apps for iOS/Android devices. Learn how to find the best apps to stay organized, be productive, juggle multiple tasks, and quickly find information. At the end, attendees may share their favorite apps with others. Sunday, February 10, 3- 4:30 p.m.
Book-a- Librarian: Family History Research Assistance
Need help researching your family history? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for research assistance or personalized training on how to use the library’s genealogy resources. Call 415-355-2822 to request a 30-minute appointment up to two weeks in advance. Sundays, February 3, 10, 24, 1- 2:30 p.m.
eBook and eAudiobook Help Sessions
Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other eReader device with you and learn how to download books and other materials from the Library website for free! For adults, 18 +. Wednesdays February 6, 13, 20, 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Programs for Children
Akeelah and the Bee
A young girl learns to believe in herself and value her intelligence in this critically-acclaimed, family-friendly drama. For school-age children. Saturday, February 2, 3-4:30 pm.
Sally sparks imaginations using physical theater, dance, music, and colorful props and costumes. She helps promote self-confidence, creativity, and language skills using drum, flute, accordion, etc. For children and their families. Saturday, February 16, 4-5 p.m.
Baby Rhyme and Play Time. For infants up to eighteen months old and their caregiver. Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Family Storytime. Featuring stories, songs and rhymes. For children from birth to five years and their caregiver. Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30-11 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Fun Flicks. This film program is offered every 2nd Wednesday of the month and includes short films based on children's books and stories. February’s film will be "Four Seasons in the Life of Ludovic." For children ages 3 to 8. Wednesday, February 13, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
A Library Volunteer will be available to help students K-6 with homework. Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 4-6 p.m.
Library Sponsored Community Partnerships
Steel to Wheels Exhibit
SFPL’s Potrero Branch, in partnership with a guest curator, will host an exhibition dedicated to one of Potrero Hill's few remaining examples of industrial architecture: the Cor-o-van moving company's structures at 16th, 17th and Mississippi Streets. Metal and brick structures occupied by Cor-o-van once housed the largest steel-producing factory on the West Coast, associated with the some of the most significant turn-of-the-century and early 20th century construction. This art exhibition sheds light on significant, under-examined aspects of Potrero Hill's industrial past and envisions the possibilities of its future. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 23rd, 4pm. Exhibit runs 2/23 - 4/25.
San Francisco Seed Library at the Potrero Branch Library
In partnership with the San Francisco Seed Library, the Potrero Branch Library has seeds available for “checkout.” Located on the 1st floor beneath the staircase.
The Potrero Hill Book Club meets at the library every third Wednesday evening. February’s selection is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Join the discussion on Wednesday, February 20, 7- 8:30 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
Join writer, filmmaker, journalist Shevi Rosenfeld Loewinger for a free class to help you write your own stories, develop your characters, and find your own unique voice in a supportive and creative environment. Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Please contact Shevi for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-602-7961.
The San Francisco Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, for Presidents’ Day.