By Lynne Barnes
Programs for Adults
All Power to the Imagination: A Review of Surrealism and Its Connections to Oceanic Art. This presentation, by the Fine Arts Museums’ Docent Council, will review Surrealism, highlighting the Fine Arts Museums’ collection of Surrealist artists, including Tanguy, Donati, Matta, and Miro. October 20, 3 to 4 p.m.
eBook and eAudiobook Help Sessions. Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other eReader device and learn how to download books and other materials for free from the Library website. For adults, 18 +. October 3, 17, and 31, 6:30 p.m.
Consumer Health Information and Alternative Medicine. Learn how to find information on alternative and complementary medical practices, recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, and medicinal uses for plants and herbs, using the Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine database. No medical advice will be given. Instructor: Richard Le. October 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Genealogy Research. Learn how to conduct genealogy searches and find people using U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos, and genealogical records, including use of the Library’s Ancestry and Heritage Quest Genealogy Search. For students, amateur genealogists, and novice researchers. October 28, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Programs for Children
Baby Rhyme and Play Time. For infants up to 18 months and their caregiver. Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.
Family Storytime. Storytime features stories, songs, and rhymes. For children up to five years and their caregiver. October 11, 18, 25, 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Make Art Workshop: Day of the Dead Marigolds. In celebration of the Day of the Dead, learn to make these symbolic paper marigolds. Create one for a loved one, a shrine, or simply for decoration. For children ages six to 12. October 13, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate Día de los Muertos. In this workshop, Anita Lucio will explain the history of Día de los Muertos, and help you decorate an altar with handmade marigolds and mementos. For children and their families. October 27, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Library-Sponsored Community Partnerships
San Francisco Seed Library at the Potrero Branch Library. In partnership with the San Francisco Seed Library, the Potrero Branch has seeds available for “checkout,” on the first floor beneath the staircase.
The Potrero Hill Book Club meets at the library every third Wednesday evening. October’s selection is The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett. October 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop. Join writer, filmmaker, and journalist Shevi Rosenfeld Loewinger for a free class to help you write stories, develop characters, and find your own unique voice, all in a supportive and creative environment. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.7961. October 4, 11, 18, 25, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.