December 2013

Library News

Lynne Barnes

Programs for Adults

Reference Drop-In One on One Time for more Intensive Reference Questions: Do you have questions on how to use computers and the internet, how to download eBooks to your device, or how to use the library's databases? Have a reference question that requires more time to answer? Come to Reference Drop-In, where you’ll get one on one time with a librarian to help answer your toughest conundrums! Contact Lisa for more information 355.2822. Wednesdays, December 4, 11, and 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Holiday Print-making Workshop with Calixto Robles: Celebrated artist Calixto Robles will demonstrate the art of print-making and guide you in printing cards for the holidays. This program is for all ages. Saturday, December 7, 3-5 p.m.

Book Art and Button-Making Workshop (Holiday Crafts): Learn how to transform discarded books and magazines into beautiful framed works of art! Decorate your holiday with homemade buttons! Make gift cards! Let your imagination soar! We’ll provide magazines, books, frames, buttons, and other materials. Feel free to bring anything else you want to turn into art! Light refreshments will be provided. All ages welcome. All programs at the library are free. Contact Lisa at, or Lia at for more information, or call 355.2822. Saturday, December 14, 2-5 p.m.

Programs for Teens

Game On! Come play PS3 games on our big screen! We have a selection, but you can bring your own T or E rated games to share. Challenge your friends to determine who is the ultimate gamer! Snacks! Ages 10-18 welcome. Tuesdays, December 3, 10, and 17, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Programs for CHILDREN

Baby Rhyme and PlayTime: For infants up to eighteen months old and their caregiver. Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 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, December 5, 12, 19, and 26, 10:30-11 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Homework Help: Kindergarten to sixth grade students will receive one-on-one help from our capable volunteers. Need homework support? Drop by the library for free assistance. December 3, 10, and 17, 4:30-6 p.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. December’s films will be How the Grinch Stole Christmas, There’s No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein. For children ages three to eight, Wednesday, December 11, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Movie Day: In partnership with the Potrero Hill Family Support Center (PHFSC), we’ll present Monsters, Inc., and PHFSC will provide a meal. Friday, December 20, 3-5:30 p.m.

Library Sponsored Community Partnerships

Creative Writing Workshop: A free class to help you write your own stories, develop characters, and find your own unique voice in a supportive and creative environment. Please contact Shevi for more information: or 602.7961. And if you’d like to contribute to the View, contact Thursdays, December 5, 12, and 19, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Starr King Open Space Meeting: Monday, December 16, 6-7:30. (For more information contact Webb Green, 648-6168,

The Potrero Hill Book Club meets at the library every third Wednesday evening of the month. December’s selection is Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro. Join the discussion on Wednesday, December 18, 7-8:00 p.m.

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 first floor beneath the staircase.

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