By Lynne BarnesPrograms for Adults
Golden Age of Soul Richie Unterberger presents another of his stunning collections of film clips, this one featuring soul singers from 1960-75. Saturday, January 12, 3:30-5:30 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 databases and resources. Call 415-355-2822 to request a 30-minute appointment up to two weeks in advance. Sundays, January 6, 13, 27, 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 January 9, 16, 23. 30, at 6:30 p.m.
Genealogy Research Learn how to conduct genealogy search and find people using U.S. Census data, vital records, directories, photos and genealogical records. Learn to access and use the Library’s Ancestry and Heritage Quest Genealogy Search. For students, amateur genealogists, and novice researchers. Sunday, January 13, 3-4:30 p.m.
Programs for Children
Lion Dancers. Come celebrate Year of the Snake with the Chinese Lion Dancers on the first floor of the Potrero Branch Library! Saturday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.
Baby Rhyme and Play Time. For infants up to eighteen months old and their caregiver. Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Family Storytime. Featuring stories, songs and rhymes. For children from birth to five years old and their caregiver. Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 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. January’s films will be Antarctic Antics, Bear Wants More, Frederick, Snow Cat. For children ages 3 to 8. Wednesday, January 9, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Homework Help. A Library Volunteer will be available to help students K-12 with homework. Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-6 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 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. January’s selection is The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. Join the discussion on Wednesday, January 16, 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, January 17, 24, 31, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Please contact Shevi for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-602-7961. Please note: NO WORKSHOP on Jan 3 or 10.
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