By Lynne Barnes, Potrero Branch Librarian
Programs for Adults
San Francisco Library Film Festival Screening: Babies. A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. Program Room. July 7, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Morningstar Online Investment Tool Class. Learn how to research stocks and mutual funds online; use Morningstar stock screeners; and access key information, analyst reports, financial statements, and other data. July 17, 3 to 4 p.m.
eBooks and eAudiobooks Help Sessions. Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other eReader device and learn how to download eBooks for free from the library’s collection of more than 40,000 books. Upstairs reference desk. July 11, 18, 25, 6:30 p.m.
The Potrero Hill Book Club meets at the library every third Wednesday of the month. July’s selection is The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain. July 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
San Francisco Seed Library. In partnership with the San Francisco Seed Library, the Potrero Branch has seeds available for “checkout” on the first floor beneath the staircase.
Summer Reading Continues Through August 4! Read and earn prizes! We will have weekly programs with music, dance, magic, puppets, clowns, and a cartoon artist.
Baby Rhyme and Play Time. For infants up to 18 months old and their caregiver. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Family Storytime. Storytime features stories, songs, and rhymes. For children up to five years and their caregiver. July 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Fun Flicks. This film program is offered every second Wednesday of the month and includes short films based on children’s books and stories. July’s films will be Come on Rain, Click Clack Moo, The Paperboy, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, and Diary of a Worm. For children ages three to eight. July 11, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Swing Into Stories. The Early Literacy Mobile brings reading and stories to young children. Potrero Hill Recreation Center, 801 Arkansas Street (at Madera). July 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Cartooning Basics with Sirron Norris. In a one-hour workshop, learn to design characters and create facial expressions. For children and teens ages eight to 18. Call for reservations. July 6, 1:30 p.m.
Triskela. Local harpists Diana Stork and Shawna Spiteri will draw from their extensive backgrounds in Celtic, world folk, and American roots music. For children of all ages. July 14, 1:30 p.m.
Dream Team: Charles the Clown and Biscuit the Dog Puppet. This colorful and captivating program includes Charles’s award-winning Become-a-Clown routine, unique balloon antics, and a plug for the many wonders of being in the library. For children of all ages. July 21, 1:30 p.m.
Eddie Madril, Native American Storyteller, performs popular and rare Native American dances, including the Grass Dance, Hoop Dance, and Fancy Dance. He’ll discuss the dances and tell stories. For children of all ages. July 28, 1:30 p.m.
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