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May 7 – August 14, 2016 Welcome Instructions Dear Families, Summer is a time for fun and exploration. It’s also important to practice your reading...
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May 7 – August 14, 2016

Welcome

Instructions

Dear Families, Summer is a time for fun and exploration. It’s also important to practice your reading skills. Children who read during the summer increase their reading abilities and are ready to start the next school year, while children who do not read can hit a summer slide and need to work extra hard to catch up when school starts. San Francisco Public Library plays an important role in the summer when schools are closed and young people need safe spaces and learning activities. The library’s Summer Stride: Read. Create. Explore program encourages students to track their reading time and to stop by their neighborhood library for books, comics, ebooks, audiobooks, and more. Every book on the San Francisco Unified School District Summer Recommended Reading List can be found at the San Francisco Public Library! And while you’re visiting your neighborhood library, stay for one of more than 500 learning and exploration programs for the whole family, like LEGO robotics, engineering, magic, crafts, shuttles to our local national parks, summer films, and more. We hope you have a great summer reading, creating, and exploring San Francisco!

SIGN UP at any library or bookmobile.

Sincerely,



READ 15 hours to earn a Reading Ranger Badge or Summer Stride Richard A. Carranza Superintendent of SFUSD

Tote Bag. Use the printed Tracking Tree to record your time and earn stickers. Summer Stride is inclusive – all reading, listening and learning count! Collect your prize beginning June 1.

Luis Herrera City Librarian, SFPL

ENTER the weekly raffle each time you visit the library. Raffle prizes

Table of Contents Instructions Children’s Programs National Park Service Teen/Tween Programs Adult Programs Films About the Artist Acknowledgements Library Locations

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Color 1 leaf for every 20 minutes you read to earn stickers!

Earn a Reading Ranger badge!

include museum passes and gift certificates. There is a limit of one raffle ticket per person per day. Raffles will be drawn each Saturday beginning June 4 through August 13. Raffle prizes are the same at every location. Best of luck!

VISIT the library to attend free programs, catch a shuttle to a

Summer Stride 2016 Tracking Tree May 7 – August 14 · Sign up at your local library. For information: sfpl.org

national park, enter the weekly raffle, collect a prize and check out great books, audiobooks, comics, ebooks, and more!

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Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

Lunch is on us!

Arts & Crafts

Free summer lunch at the library! San Francisco Public Library, in partnership with the Department of Children and Youth and Their Families, is serving FREE lunch to youth this summer. Eat healthy food and then try a healthy activity! All youth ages 18 years and under are welcome. Lunch program starts on May 31 and ends on August 12. Please check specific library schedule for exact days and times.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 31 – August 11 · 12 – 1 p.m.

Mondays through Fridays, June 1 – August 12 · 12 – 1 p.m.

Excelsior

Main Children’s Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 31 – August 11 · 12:15 – 1 p.m.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, May 31 – August 10 · 12 – 1 p.m.

Bayview

Ocean View

Mondays & Tuesdays, May 31 – August 9 · 12 – 1 p.m. Visitacion Valley

Make origami sailboats!  Learn about the wind, wind energy, wind turbines, and sailing!

Friday, July 29 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Main Children’s Center

Peopleologie Natural Dyeing Workshop

Use the world’s most ancient technique and simplest tools to transform white cotton fabric into colored, right before your eyes! Ages 5 and up.

Tuesday, June 28 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Mission

Thursday, June 30 · 1 – 1:30 p.m. Main Children’s Center

Thursday, June 30 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Merced

Make and decorate your very own kazoo! Ages 5 and up.

Saturday, July 16 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Parkside

Corner Creature Bookmark Craft

Join us to celebrate the start of Summer Stride with a fun and simple craft!  Ages 5 and up!

Saturday, May 28 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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Shape, mold, and play with our noncook playdough!

Wednesday, June 1 · 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Friday, August 5 · 4:30 – 5 p.m. Mission Bay

Rainbow Looms

Saturday, May 21 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Dragon Boat Craft

Join us for some hands-on creative fun to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival! Ages 5 and older.

Main Children’s Center

Paint with Pipettes

Anza

Wednesday, June 1 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Help us create large, vibrant works of art using eye droppers. Colorful, easy, and striking. Join us!

Grass Head People!

For group registration please call (415) 355-2848.

Golden Gate Valley

Visitacion Valley

Make  your own Grass Head Person, bring it home and watch it grow! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, June 4 · 3 – 4:30 p.m. Ortega

Crafting with Sophie

Please join Sophie’s Stress Free Soiree for an afternoon of family crafting. Ages 5 and older.

Saturday, June 18 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Parkside

Green Arts Workshop

Create a summer scene with upcycled materials and then turn it into a one-of-a-kind haiku book using found text and imagery.

Saturday, June 11 · 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. West Portal

Friday, June 24 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Painting Branches

We’ll bring together brushes, paints, and tree branches. Use your creativity to paint these branches any way you want.

Friday, July 15 · 3 – 5 p.m. Golden Gate Valley

Rainbow Necklaces

Monday, June 13 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 11 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Bernal Heights

String up candies and gummies in bright colors for a yummy, wearable treat!

Monday, June 20 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Friday, June 17 · 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 11 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 23 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Friday, June 17 · 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21 · 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Cardboard Kazoos!

Parkside

Playdough Creation!

Make puppets out of paper bags! Children of all ages welcome with adult assistance. All materials provided. Space is limited. Register at (415) 355-2838 starting Saturday, July 30.

Create all kinds of cool stuff with Rainbow Loom. Registration required.  For ages 8 & up or ages 6 – 7 with parent participating. We provide looms, hooks, rubber bands and more.

Arts & Crafts Sailing! Sailing!

Paper Bag Puppets

Ocean View Potrero

Anza

Mission Bay

Sunset

Ortega

Paper Bead Craft

Park

Tuesday, June 21 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Paper beads are beautiful and easy to make. Come learn how!

Monday, June 27 · 3 – 4 p.m.

Potrero

Ugly Craft Challenge

Make the ugliest, most imaginative creation using recycled material! A prize for the winner! Ages 5 and up.

Thursday, August 4 · 2 – 3 p.m. Ocean View

Salad People

Family Fun Crafternoon

Friday, July 8 · 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Create fun characters using fruits and vegetables. Space is limited.

Mission Bay

Bring the family and use your creativity for a fun-filled afternoon of crafting! Materials provided.

West Portal

Register at (415) 355-2838, starting Saturday, July 2.

Saturday, August 13 · 1 – 2:30 p.m. Bernal Heights

Sunprints

Arrange items with interesting shapes (toys, shells, feathers) on special paper, add sunshine, and create a beautiful picture. Perfect to frame or use as a bookmark.

Monday, June 27 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ingleside

Thursday, June 30 · 1 – 2:30 p.m. Richmond

Saturday, July 9 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Bernal Heights

Paper Arts Paradise

Make fun and creative paper arts projects with librarian Jim using an Ellison Die-Cut Press, varieties of crimping scissors, and piles and piles of paper. Ages 5 and up with their caregivers.

Sundays, May 15 & 29 · 2 – 4 p.m. Main Children’s Center

Star Wars Origami

Fold your favorite Star Wars characters.

Thursday, August 4 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Park

Summer Craft

Make bracelets, necklaces, and greeting cards.

Art All Around

Have fun with local artist Andrei Glasé in creating colorful arts and crafts projects to take home or display. Ages 5 and up and their caregivers.

Sundays, June 12, July 10, August 14 2 – 4 p.m. Main Children’s Center

Bookworm Bookmark & Reading Log

Thursday, June 2 · 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Excelsior

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Aquarium

Create a coral reef of shimmery sea creatures for your windows using tissue and contact paper. Fishy fun for ages 5-10!

Thursday, July 28 · 2 – 2:45 p.m. North Beach

Make your own bookworm bookmark and personalized reading log to keep track of your summer reading!

Thursday, June 30 · 2 – 3 p.m. Ocean View

Bracelets Made with Pasta!

Make colorful bracelets with dry pasta and beads.

Thursday, June 2 · 4 – 5 p.m. Ingleside

Ortega

DID YOU KNOW?

Summer Learning programs help children retain and enhance their reading skills over the summer.

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Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

Excursions Nearby Nature Adventure

Ride aboard the Nearby Nature Van with Tree Frog Treks! An experienced naturalist along with a live animal ambassador will lead children ages 8+ on a 3-hour excursion to a nearby natural wonder. Bring a lunch to make it a picnic. Pre-registration required with a signed parent/guardian permission form. Space very limited.

Thursday, June 23 · 2 – 5 p.m. Bayview · (415) 355-5757 to register

Thursday, July 21 · 1 – 4 p.m.

Visitacion Valley · (415) 355-2848 to register

Nature Walk for Kids

Learn about our plant and animal neighbors with Librarian Paula! Pack snacks for a hillside picnic. Space limited to 20 participants. Children under 8 must be accompanied by adult. Registration begins June 1. To sign up, call (415) 355-2810 or email [email protected]

Saturday, June 18 · 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bernal Heights

National Park Service Community Shuttle

The shuttle will pick up participants at 11 a.m. outside of the branch except for Western Addition & Main which is 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 4 · 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chinatown · Visiting the SF Maritime National Park

Saturday, June 11 · 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Excelsior · Visiting the Presidio National Park

Saturday, June 18 · 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ocean View · Visiting Mori Point in Pacifica

Saturday, June 25 · 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Western Addition · Visiting the Annual Anza Celebration at the Presidio

Saturday, July 9 · 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ortega · Visiting the Marin Headlands

Ice Cream in a Bag

Make your own ice cream in a bag. Get ready to shake it up! Children and teens; under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, August 3 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Rock the Bike

Monday, July 11 · 3 – 3:45 p.m. Excelsior

Thursday, June 2 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Parkside

Marina

Saturday, July 16 · 4 – 5 p.m. Potrero

Thursday, July 14 · 3 – 4 p.m. Merced

Saturday, July 16 · 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23 · 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

See the silliest gags and most unexpected twists and turns!

Saturday, July 30 · 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Merced

Saturday, August 13 · 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Eureka Valley

Join our block party, little builders! We’ve got piles of blocks and other building toys to keep those hands busy. Ages 3-5.

Tuesday, August 2 · 10 – 11 a.m. Presidio

Wednesday, July 6 · 3 – 3:30 p.m.

Build an amazing tinker toy scultpure or a super tall skyscraper made of wooden blocks.

Thursday, August 4 · 2 – 4 p.m. Marina

Monday, June 6 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7 · 3:30 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 1 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 1 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Ocean View West Portal Presidio

Ortega Sunset

North Beach Noe Valley

Big Play Date

Magic Dan

Germar the Magician

Thursday, June 16 · 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 15 · 12 – 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 11 · 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 11 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 · 1 – 2 p.m.

A combination of great magic, positive messages, and a whole lot of fun. Ages 3 and up.

Thursday, July 7 · 11 – 11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 7 · 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Glen Park

Thursday, July 7 · 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Western Addition

Anza

Heather Magic

Chinatown

Magician Mike Della Penna

Play stations that promote sensory, auditory and spatial explorations will be set up to encourage language skills. Ages 3 and up.

Magic, juggling, and escapes with lots of audience participation.

Tuesday, July 5 · 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 21 · 12 – 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 28 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, July 21 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 28 · 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 21 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 23 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Play and Build Afternoon

We will provide toys for imaginative play, as well as honing engineering skills for little ones with KODO toys and Magna-Tiles.

Friday, August 5 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Potrero

DID YOU KNOW?

Tuesday, June 7 · 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Glen Park

Excelsior

Presidio

Presidio

Tinker Toys and Wooden Blocks

Monday, June 6 · 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Be amazed by comedy, juggling, unicycle antics, and a daring dose of high-energy dexterity.

Magic Goofball the Magician

Mission · Visiting Crissy Field

Block Play

The Juggling Tornado, Mark Bunnell

Learning about compost and green waste was never more fun in this juggling-comedy show with a nail-biting finale!

Excelsior

Free Play

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Thursday, July 14 · 10 – 11 a.m.

Rock Steady Juggling, Doug Nolan

Monday, August 8 · 2 – 3 p.m.

(See page 15 for more details.)

Visitacion Valley

Park

Hop on the Rock the Bike bicycle and pedal your way to a delicious fruit smoothie!

Main Children’s Center · Visiting Fort Point

Monday, June 20 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Oodles of fun and laughter abound when comedian Owen BakerFlynn juggles, performs magic, and does a really weird thing with his head and neck.

Monday, July 11 · 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Potrero · Visiting El Polin Spring in the Presidio

A big kids play date with LEGO, noisy board games, ping pong, and rainbow loom bracelets. Best for ages 5+

Owen Baker-Flynn

Western Addition

Bayview · Visiting Land’s End

Just Play!

Jugglers

Food

Summer Learning programs encourage children to engage meaningfully with their local library.

Thursday, July 21 · 10 – 11 a.m. Parkside

Richmond Portola

Noe Valley

This bilingual performance in English and Spanish is full of awesome tricks, music, and lots of help from the audience!

Mission

Bayview Marina Park

Thursday, June 16 · 4 – 4:30 p.m. Sunset

An award-winning magician who brings laughter, wonder, and warmth to his performance.

Golden Gate Valley

Main Children’s Center North Beach

Thursday, June 23 · 3:30 – 4 p.m. Ingleside

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Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

LEGO

Maker

Family LEGO Night

LEGO Free Play

LEGO Free Play (continued)

Marble Machine Tinkering

Wednesdays, June 1, July 6 & August 3 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Thursdays, May 12, 26, June 9, 23, July 7, 21 & August 4, 18 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Merced

Saturday, June 4 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Use your creativity (and your hands) to build whatever your imagination can dream up! Family participation encouraged.

West Portal

Use your creativity (and your hands) to build whatever your imagination can dream up! Family participation encouraged.

North Beach

Wednesdays, June 1, July 6 & August 3 6 – 8 p.m.

Mondays, May 16, June 13 & July 18 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

LEGO and Magnetic Tiles Free Play

Thursdays, May 19, June 16, July 21 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Bernal Heights

Use your creativity (and your hands) to build whatever your imagination can dream up! Family participation encouraged.

Tuesday, June 28 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Wednesdays, July 20 & August 10 4 – 5:30 p.m. Sunset

Excelsior

Thursdays, June 16 & July 21 · 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LEGO Simple Machines

Eureka Valley

Build a LEGO Simple Machine. Registration required.  Ages 8 & up or ages 6 – 7 with parent participating.

Wednesday, June 22 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Saturdays, June 4 & 11 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Bayview

Saturdays, June 11, July 9 & August 13 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

LEGO Club and Colorful Stamping

LEGOs for architects, engineers, and artists of the future. Parents and caregivers are welcome! Plus, we’ll be using ink stamps to create colorful masterpieces! 

Thursday, July 21 · 4 – 5 p.m. North Beach

Park

Thursdays, June 9 & July 7 · 3 – 5 p.m. Potrero

Saturday, June 18 · 1 – 2 p.m. Presidio

Tuesday, June 21 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. Noe Valley

Thursday, June 23 · 2 – 4 p.m. Marina

LEGO WeDo

Get your license to build! At the WeDo LEGO Robotics program, kids work in pairs to build and program simple robots. Basic knowledge of computers required. For ages 7 and up. 

Tuesday, June 21 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Merced · Registration required (415) 355-5652

Thursday, August 11 · 3 – 4:30 p.m. Richmond

LEGO Motorcars

Apply real-world concepts in physics and engineering to make motorized cars. Ages 5+. Limited to first 15 participants to arrive.

Thursday, June 16 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Bernal Heights

Saturdays, June 4, July 2 & August 6 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6 · 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Parkside

Friday, July 8 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 28 · 2 – 4 p.m. Fridays, June 3 & August 5 · 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Golden Gate Valley

Thursday, August 4 · 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ortega

(PG, 101 min. 2014) Play starts at 1 p.m. Film starts at 2 p.m. Ages 5 and up.

Glen Park

Wednesdays, June 1, July 6 & August 3 2 – 4 p.m. Sundays, June 19, July 17 · 1 – 4 p.m. Sundays, June 5, 19, July 3, 17 & August 7, 21 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 6 · 1 – 5 p.m.

Richmond

Glen Park

Anza

The LEGO Movie & LEGO Building

Ingleside

Tuesdays, June 7, July 5 & August 2 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Noe Valley

Eureka Valley · (415) 355-5616 to register

Thursdays, June 2, July 7 & August 4 3 – 5 p.m. Mission

Roll a marble down a contraption of your own design using everyday materials. Created by The Exploratorium Tinkering Studio.

Merced

Thursday, June 30 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Ortega

Wednesday, July 6 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Western Addition

Peopleologie Finger Knitting

No experience needed—just bring your fingers! Bring your own yarn or use ours. Ages 7 and up. Space is limited.

Tuesday, June 28 · 4 – 6 p.m.

Glen Park · (415) 355-2858 to register

KEVA Contraption Marble Runs

Create a path for the KEVA ball with ramps, funnels, jumps, and more. It’s easy to start building with these simple kits; it’s only hard to stop playing with them!

Thursday, July 21 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 16 · 12 – 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 30 · 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Friday, July 29 · 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, August 5 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 6 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Marina

Potrero

Marina Ortega

Golden Gate Valley

Presidio

Build It!

Maker Lab for Kids and Families

Use your imagination and build with Magna-Tiles, Tinker Toys, and KEVA Contraptions.

Tuesday, June 7 · 2 – 4 p.m. Mission

Duct Tape Crafts

Make easy crafts with colorful duct tape! Ages 7 and up. Space is limited.

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 – 3 p.m. Sunset · (415) 355-2818 to register

Build a Scribble Bot

Complete an electrical circuit and build a simple contraption that skitters around while it scribbles. Ages 8 and up. Space is limited.

Raise a tower, build a bridge, try out a zipline, or defy gravity in this hands-on learning experience with the Bay Area Discovery Museum! Ages 3 - 8 and accompanying adults or older siblings. Limited participation.

Tuesday, July 19 · 2 – 3 p.m. Main Children’s Center

Paper Airplane Guy

Explore the science and mystery of flight! Learn to fold the world record plane from the record-holder himself.

Tuesday, July 19 · 3 – 4 p.m. Merced

Tuesday, July 26 · 3 – 4 p.m. Merced

Make your own Playdough!

Make playdough with basic kitchen ingredients! Take home your very own bag!

Tuesday, July 19 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Ortega

Make a Sock Puppet

Bring your own clean, gently used sock or use one of ours!

Saturday, July 30 · 2 – 4 p.m. Glen Park

Little Build-It

Little ones build and play, using their imaginations and developing problem-solving skills! Ages 0-6.

Thursday, August 4 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bernal Heights

Wooden Blocks and Magna-Tiles

Build, design and create with wooden blocks, Magna-Tiles, and with your imagination!

Thursday, August 11 · 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Noe Valley

Chinatown

Thursday, July 21 · 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, August 5 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Make Geometric Modules

Merced

Make and decorate different types of airplanes and then fly them outdoors to learn about the laws of aerodynamics. Ages 5 and older.

Thursday, July 21 · 1 – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22 · 2 – 4 p.m. Glen Park · (415) 355-2858 to register

Paper Airplanes: Explore Flight Science

Golden Gate Valley

Make simple 3D models. Geo-Robert supplies he materials. Ages 10 & up. Class limit: 12 people.

Saturday, June 25 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Sunset · Registration (415) 355-2808 beginning June 1

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DID YOU KNOW?

Summer Learning programs foster a lifelong love of reading.

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¡Baila conmigo! Dance with Me, Maria Luna

Learn about Mexican folk dance and creative movement. Children will have the opportunity to dress in costume and learn about the history and culture of different dances from Mexico.

Saturday, June 25 · 2 – 3 p.m. Bernal Heights

Saturday, June 25 · 4 – 5 p.m. Potrero

Thursday, June 30 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Noe Valley

Thursday, June 30 · 3 – 4 p.m. Eureka Valley

Tuesday, July 26 · 10:30 – 11 a.m. Golden Gate Valley

Friday, July 29 · 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Park

Friday, July 29 · 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Mission Bay · Registration (415) 355-2838 beginning July 23

Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

Movement

Music

Yoga Storytime for Families

Cherry Hoops Hula Hoop Fun

Jose Luis Orozco in Concert!

Sing-along with Bonnie Lockhart!

Friday, June 3 · 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 25 · 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sunday, June 19 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Monday, July 11 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Stretch, balance, and move as yoga poses are incorporated into this engaging storytime.

Golden Gate Valley

Yoga for Kids

Aimed at ages 3-10, this yoga lesson will focus on animals. All ages welcome.

Saturday, July 23 · 3 – 4 p.m. Bernal Heights

It’s Yoga, Kids

It’s Yoga, Kids® provides yoga as a healthy fun activity for mind and body development for all ages and abilities.

Monday, July 18 · 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Excelsior

Friday, July 22 · 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Ocean View

Friday, July 22 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Award-winning Cherry Hoops presents a fun musical hoopdance party.

Excelsior

Saturday, June 25 · 2 – 3 p.m. Western Addition

Thursday, July 7 · 2 – 3 p.m. Bayview

Thursday, July 7 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

Music and Movement with Charity Kahn Sing, move, laugh, and create with award-winning Charity and the JAMband. Ages 2-5 with caregivers.

Wednesday, June 8 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Ingleside

Chinatown

Hop To It!

Mission

Wednesday, June 22 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Go on a musical, mathematical adventure especially designed for toddlers and young preschoolers with the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Music with Miguel Govea & Susan Peña

Tuesday, June 14 · 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, June 1 · 3 – 4 p.m.

Potrero

Wednesday, June 22 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Ingleside

Mission Bay · Registration (415) 355-2838 beginning June 16.

Thursday, July 28 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Monday, June 27 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Anza

This Grammy Award-nominated bilingual children’s entertainer presents a concert for the whole family, in English and Spanish!

Visitacion Valley

Thursday, July 28 · 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Visitacion Valley

Bilingual, interactive music program for children of all ages.

Noe Valley

Thursday, June 2 · 3 – 3:45 p.m.

Bonnie inspires children of all backgrounds to join in her musical stories and singing games.

Ortega

Thursday, July 14 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Merced

Thursday, July 14 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

Thursday, July 14 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Western Addition

Tuesday, July 26 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Tim Cain Sing and Dance Party

Tuesday, July 26 · 3 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 2 · 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Richmond Anza

Bayview

Visitacion Valley Ingleside Portola

Sunday, June 5 · 2 – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 · 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

Friday, June 24 · 2 – 3 p.m. Marina

Saturday, June 4 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mission

Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your body as Japanese language, culture, and history combine into an exciting educational experience.

Monday, July 11 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Marianne’s Summer Musical Variety Show

Eureka Valley

Taiko Drumming with Kristy Oshiro

Sing, move, and learn with Marianne and her guitar!

Excelsior

Friday, June 24 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23 · 11 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Guitar in hand, Tim Cain promises lots of laughter and a rollicking good time for young children and their caregivers.

Mission Bay

Thursday, June 2 · 2 – 2:30 p.m. Sunset

Tuesday, June 14 · 10:30 – 11 a.m. Golden Gate Valley

Tuesday, June 14 · 2 – 2:45 p.m. Presidio

Thursday, June 9 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Bernal Heights

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DID YOU KNOW?

Summer Learning activities and programs are free, safe, educational, and fun.

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Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

Clowns

Science & Nature

Charles the Clown

Jimbo the Clown

Boswick the Clown

Thursday, June 30 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12 · 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 26 · 1 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, July 7 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, July 14 · 3 – 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 8 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 7 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 21 · 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, July 27 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Alka Seltzer Rockets

Stage and recording stars Charles the Clown and sidekick, Biscuit The Dog Puppet, return for another hilarious visit.

Portola

Featuring music, clowning, juggling, and audience participation. Ages 5 and younger.

Ingleside

Park

Presidio

Chinatown

Sunset

Boswick Turnstyle is a former Ringling Brothers Circus clown with a ridiculous slapstick style.

Richmond Parkside

Excelsior

Wednesday, July 27 · 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Marina

Puppets Jelly Jam Time, Gardenia and Greedy Gus Puppet Show

An interactive table top puppet show co-written and designed by youth! Ages 2-8 .

Sean’s Shadow Puppets

Wednesday, July 20 · 10 – 11 a.m.

Noe Valley

Thursday, August 4 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday, June 3 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Gallons of bubble mix, some interesting bubble makers... or bring your own wand and see what happens!

Bayview

Friday, June 10 · 4:30 – 5 p.m. Mission Bay

Thursday, July 7 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Read Write Discover Tutoring

Marina

This free tutoring program is for rising 1st-8th graders from June 13 – August 5, 2016. Pre-registration required. Registration period: May 23 – June 4. Please contact your local library for more information.

Chinatown

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 16 – August 4 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Excelsior

Mondays & Wednesdays, June 13 – August 3 2 – 3:30 p.m.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Thursday, July 21 · 2 – 3 p.m. Park

Tuesday, August 2 · 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Anza

Parkside

Seed Planting

Mondays & Tuesdays, June 13 – August 2 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Library programs encourage parents to play greater roles in their child’s literacy development.

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Ocean View · Presented by Girls Engineer Mission · Presented by Girls Engineer

Friday, July 29 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Green Bird Feeders

Bubbleology

West Portal

Thursday, July 14 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 28 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 2 · 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, July 21 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Monday, June 13 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Eureka Valley

West Portal

Tuesday, August 9 · 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Mission

Thursday, July 14 · 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, June 17 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Ortega

Monday, July 18 · 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Lip Glam with Girls Engineer

Find a slow way to make something happen! Make a Chain Reaction, also known as a Rube Goldberg Device! Ages 8 and up.

Bayview · Presented by Girls Engineer

Monday, August 1 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Visitacion Valley

Chain Reactions

Saturday, June 11 · 1 – 2 p.m.

Ocean View

Friday, July 15 · 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Mondays & Thursdays, June 13 – August 4 & Tuesday, July 5 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Create rockets that really fly using simple ingredients: film canisters, water, and Alka Seltzer tablets!

Tuesday, May 24 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ortega

Marina

Main Children’s Center · Groups call (415) 557-4549

Merced

Experience stories and music from around the world using shadow puppets.

Thursday, July 7 · 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mission Bay

Bird watching nature walk on Civic Plaza! Youngsters learn about the birds of Civic Plaza and will be introduced to weather patterns coming off the Pacific Ocean above City Hall. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Marina

Bayview

North Beach

Look Up!

Saturday, August 13 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Make eco-friendly bird feeders. Materials provided. Children of all ages with adult assistance. Space is limited. 

Friday, July 1 · 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Mission Bay · Register (415) 355-2838 starting June 25.

Insect Discovery Lab

Handle and explore the fantastic lives of millipedes, walking sticks, whip scorpions, and more! Registration required. 

Wednesday, June 8 · 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Explore what makes the best lip balm for you! A fun and moneysaving skill for all genders. Materials provided. Ages 9 and up.

Ortega

Chinatown Glen Park

Little Explorers Petting Zoo

Pet friendly farm animals, including goats, sheep, rabbits, a pot belly pig, and more.

Saturday, July 23 · 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ortega

Saturday, July 23 · 3 – 5 p.m. Glen Park

Saturday, July 30 · 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Chinatown

Saturday, July 30 · 3 – 5 p.m. Richmond

Tree Frog Treks

Golden Gate Valley · Register (415) 355-5666

Meet some live animal ambassadors and take part in fun hands on science experiments.

Wednesday, June 8 · 3 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 2 – 2:45 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 11 – 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 1 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, July 7 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 3 – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20 · 1 – 2 p.m.

Bayview · Register (415) 355-5757

Eureka Valley · Register (415) 355-5616 Parkside · Register (415) 355-5770

Western Addition · Register (415) 355-5727

Anza

Portola

Bernal Heights Potrero

Read books about plants and planting and then plant some seeds to take home. Ages 5 and up, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Western Addition · Register (415) 355-5752

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Children’s Programs Science & Nature Push, Pull, Crash!

Experiment with push and pull to cause and avoid collisions and create art with the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Ages 3-5 with their caregivers.

Tuesday, July 12 · 10 – 11 a.m.

All ages will delight in learning about the flora, fauna, and tales of San Francisco through masterful storytelling from your local National Park Service Ranger. Presented in partnership with the National Park Service Centennial.

Meet your National Park Service Ranger (Continued)

Wednesday, July 6 · 2 – 4 p.m. Ortega

Tuesday, May 31 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 7 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Mission

Wednesday, June 1 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12 · 2 – 3 p.m.

The Bubble Lady

Thursday, June 2 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 14 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 9 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 21 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, July 28 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Western Addition

Wednesday, August 3 · 10 – 11 a.m.

North Beach Marina

Go to “Bubbleland” and participate in incredible musical bubble adventures.

Chinatown

Tuesday, May 31 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Portola

Richmond

Thursday, June 23 · 11 – 11:45 a.m. Eureka Valley

Wednesday, July 6 · 4 – 4:30 p.m. Ocean View

Wednesday, July 13 · 2 – 3 p.m. Friday, July 29 · 2 – 2:45 p.m.

Ingleside

Zoomobile

Up-close and hands-on experience to learn about the wonders of nature and the animals who share our world. Space is limited.

Tuesday, May 31 · 1 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 23 · 2 – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 31 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Anza

Glen Park · Register (415) 355-2858

Thursday, June 2 · 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Ocean View · Register (415) 355-5615

Thursday, June 2 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Potrero · Register (415) 355-2822

Friday, June 3 · 3 – 4 p.m.

Bernal Heights · Register (415) 355-2810

Richmond

Western Addition

West Portal · Register (415) 355-5791

Friday, June 3 · 1 – 1:45 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Ocean View

Presidio

Parkside · Register (415) 355-5770

Excelsior

Merced

Portola

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Meet your National Park Service Ranger

Create Your Adventure!

Tuesday, June 28 · 2 – 3 p.m. Presidio

Wednesday, June 29 · 2 – 3 p.m. Golden Gate Valley

Thursday, June 30 · 2 – 3 p.m. Park

Tuesday, July 5 · 2 – 2:30 p.m. Sunset

Parkside

West Portal Mission

Bernal Heights Bayview

Mission Bay · Register (415) 355-2838 beginning July 4 Glen Park

your library your book your park

Where can you find fun, adventure, and amazing new worlds —all for free? In a library book, and at your national park! This summer, explore exciting tales and awesome trails, with the rangers of the Golden Gate National Parks as your guides. The National Park Service is marking its 100th birthday in 2016, and we’re celebrating by bringing the wonders of the national parks to your local branch library.

Potrero

Noe Valley

Eureka Valley

Main Children’s Center

The Lizard Lady

Through a partnership of the San Francisco Public Library, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and Golden Gate National Parks, you can:

Snakes, lizards, tortoises, and other reptiles. Touch one, if you dare! Ages 3 and older and their caregivers.

Wednesday, June 29 · 2 – 3 p.m. North Beach

Wednesday, June 29 · 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Marina

Thursday, June 30 · 2 – 3 p.m. Bayview

Thursday, June 30 · 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. West Portal

DID YOU KNOW?

Create Your Adventure!

Children who read for fun out-perform children who do not in school.

Join a park ranger on a free shuttle from branch libraries to Lands End, the Presidio, Crissy Field, Fort Point, and more Find inspiration for your next park trip in one of our recommended books (and earn minutes for Summer Stride) Look for little free libraries at sites across the Golden Gate National Parks, then take a book—or leave a book to launch someone else’s adventure

Become an official “Reading Ranger” by completing the Summer Stride reading program Visit your local branch library to hear the incredible history of San Francisco’s national park sites

Bring your imagination, curiosity, and maybe a travel buddy or two. Turn the page to embark on a summer of adventure! 14

Golden Gate Bridge

MARIN HEADLANDS

What is the Shuttle and how do I use it? The Community Shuttle Program is part of the yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. As a way to encourage all San Franciscans to find and enjoy their local national park, the San Francisco Public Library and the National Park Service will provide nine FREE shuttles from branch libraries to park sites and programs in San Mateo, San Francisco, and Marin counties. The shuttle will pick you and your group up at the library at 11am and return by 3pm.*

FREE COMMUNITY SHUT TLES

ALCATRAZ

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE PLAZA

FORT MASON THE PRESIDIO

Baker Beach

LANDS END

Laurel Heights

Richmond

OCEAN BEACH

Russian Hill Nob Hill

Hayes Valley

Western Addition

Outer Richmond

North Beach

Chinatown

Pacific Heights

Seacliff

from Libraries to National Parks

Fishermans Wharf

Marina

Financial District

Bay Bridge

Tenderloin SoMa

Castro Potrero Hill

Ortega Sunset

Mission

FORT FUNSTON

Noe Valley Diamond Heights

West Portal

Glen Park

Bernal Heights

St. Francis Wood

Bayview

(*On June 25 and August 13, the shuttle will pick up at 10:30am and return by 3:30pm.)

Hunters Point

Excelsior

Visitacion Valley

Find Your Park

Daly City

GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA PARKLANDS

MORI POINT

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

Pacifica

1 MILE

COMMUNITY SHUTTLE BRANCH

Saturday, June 4 | 11am-3pm

Saturday, July 9 | 11am-3pm

Saturday, August 13 | 10:30am-3:30pm

Chinatown Branch to San Francisco Maritime

Ortega Branch to Marin Headlands

Main Library to Presidio-Fort Point

National Historical Park

Through Native American stories and games, discover the animals and medicinal uses of California plants that live in the magical Marin Headlands.

Feel the power of the crashing waves as you make your way to the civil war fortress underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Explore the Pride of the Pacific—Fort Point—and step back to a bygone era when soldiers protected the wild San Francisco shoreline with cannons.

Take a ranger-led tour of the 1886 sailing ship, Balclutha. Splash in the water at Aquatic Park beach during lunchtime! Learn about San Francisco’s maritime history through a scavenger hunt in the Visitor Center. A family craft activity will wrap up the day.

To learn more, contact Jean Bartholomew at [email protected], or call (415) 561-3531. Reservations are not required but we suggest you register to reserve your spot: nps-free-shuttle.eventbrite.com

Saturday, June 11| 11am-3pm Experience the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of Mountain Lake on an easy funfilled walk. We will use our five senses to investigate the animals that live here.

Saturday, July 16 | 11am-3pm Mission Branch to Crissy Field

Take in the views, discover native plants and birds, and learn the layered history of Crissy Field on a one-mile stroll along the Crissy Marsh. Remember to dress in layers and bring your sand toys, walking shoes, and love of nature.

Saturday, July 23 | 11am-3pm Saturday, June 18 | 11am-3pm

Bayview Branch to Lands End

Ocean View Branch to Mori Point

Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Ocean as we stroll and explore the history and adventure of Sutro Baths. Keep an eye out for shipwrecks, porpoises, hummingbirds, and colorful wildflowers along the edge of San Francisco.

Discover Mori Point in Pacifica, on an easy fun-filled walk! Use your five senses while enjoying the stunning beach view and looking for red-legged frogs, San Francisco garter snakes, and native plants.

Saturday, July 30 | 11am-3pm

Get more information! A park staff member will ride with you on the shuttle and bring you to the program location. We will provide 15 program information and maps in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Restrooms are available in the park.

AUGUST

Excelsior Branch to Presidio-Mt. Lake & GG Bridge Crocker-Amazon

What should I bring and wear? A bottle of water Prepare yourself for a A bag lunch and snack day of outdoor Sunscreen and hat exploration! An extra layer or jacket Comfortable walking shoes Your phone or camera to take photos

JULY

Ingleside Park Merced Ocean View

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JUNE

Download the app Get the on Get theNPS NPSGolden GOGAGate app app on the the Apple Store GooglePlay Play Apple AppApp Store oror Google

Saturday, June 25 | 10:30am-3:30pm

Potrero Branch to Presidio-El Polín

Western Addition Branch to Presidio-Main Post

Get up-close and personal with Presidio plants. Find out their names and medicinal uses through fun hands-on activities at El Polín Spring, with time to picnic in this lovely restored part of the Presidio.

Pasados del Presidio: Meet descendants of the original founding families of the Anza Expedition who arrived from present-day Mexico to establish the Presidio on June 27, 1776. Afterwards, meet a park ranger for a leisurely walk along the Anza Trail to the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center.

Use Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram Tell us what you’ve been doing in the park #GGNRA #Parks4all 16 go.nps.gov/goga100

Children’s Programs This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers and Tucker Nichols This book tells the story of how a bridge that some people wanted to be red and white, and some people wanted to be yellow and black, and most people wanted simply to be gray, instead became one of the most beloved man-made objects ever created.

PARK ADVENTURES

The San Francisco Cliff House by Mary Germain Hountalas

READING GUIDE

The shifting fortunes of San Francisco’s legendary Cliff House, from raucous seaside roadhouse to fanciful Victorian palace to worldrenowned urban destination, are celebrated in this comprehensive illustrated history.

The Stories of Juana Briones: Alta California Pioneer

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit

by Glenda Richter and Della Heywood This book recounts the story of a woman whose family members were among the first Hispanic settlers to come to California, establishing ranches and helping to build missions.

What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this book, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories—of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths— to create a portrait of the range of possibilities for this most basic act.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson After 20 years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail.

The Wave by Susan Casey The Wave examines big waves from every angle, and goes in deep with those who know the phenomenon most intimately: mariners, wave scientists, and extreme surfers.

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown Curious Liam discovers a hidden garden in a city where everyone spends all of their time indoors. With careful tending, the garden spreads color throughout the gray city.

Follow one child/tree from the depths of Earth to the stars, in this poetic tale told in both Spanish and English. This story is about the freedom to grow and our relationship with the natural world.

Look for little free libraries at these sites in the Golden Gate National Parks, then take a book—or leave a book to launch someone else’s adventure.

Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

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Fire Safety Talk

Meet and talk with San Francisco firefighters, and climb aboard their fire truck, and learn about fire safety. Children of all ages.

Saturday, May 28 · 1 – 2:30 p.m. Merced

Thursday, June 30 · 10 – 10:45 a.m. Parkside

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• Wherever you see Fort Mason’s Great Meadow the Roving Ranger Ocean Beach Lands End Merrie Way Trailhead Main Post in the Presidio Coastal Trail in the Presidio Mountain Lake in the Presidio Crissy Field Mori Point To find the Roving Ranger, visit Marin Headlands facebook.com/therovingranger

Collage Workshop with Christian Robinson

Local illustrator Christian Robinson and this year’s Summer Stride featured artist talks about his art process and leads a special collage workshop for the entire family. Robinson won a Caldecott Honor, as well as a Coretta Scott King Honor, for his illustrations in the 2016 Newbery Award winner, Last Stop on Market Street.

Tuesday, July 26 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 15 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Friday, July 1 · 2 – 2:45 p.m.

End of Summer Celebration

West Portal Portola

Tuesday, August 2 · 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. North Beach

Fun Fridays

Join us as we play with LEGOs, Rainbow Looms, Magna-Tiles, board games, and a surprise craft or activity each week! All ages welcome.

Every Friday · 2 – 4 p.m. Portola

Pizza, Pages & Prizes

Call Me Tree by Maya Christina Gonzalez

by Gary Kamiya Local author Gary Kamiya exuberantly combines personal insights from 40 years as a resident, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create a portrait of San Francisco.

Special

Celebrate the end of  2016 Summer Stride at our grand finale party! Enjoy pizza, talk about the books you read, and claim your prize! Ages 3-17.

Saturday, August 6 · 2 – 4 p.m. Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

Board Games

Drop in to play some board games with your friends. Or make a new friend. Use our games or bring your own. All ages.

Wednesdays, June 15, July 20 · 2 – 4 p.m. Portola

Pokemon Playdate

Bring your cards, show off your collection, play the Pokemon card game, eat snacks, have fun! Ages 5 and up. 

Sunday, June 5 · 3 – 4:30 p.m.

North Beach · Registration (415) 355-5626

Create mazes with the marble machine and enjoy light snacks.

Friday, August 12 · 3 – 5 p.m. Mission

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring a toy who will stay and spend the night at the library! Pick your friend up the next day and see pictures of their adventures! Children ages 4 and older.

Sunday, June 5 · 1 – 5 p.m. Richmond

Tuesday, June 21 · 6 – 6:30 p.m.

Parkside · Register starting June 7: Katie (415) 355-5770 or [email protected]

Talent Show

Please bring your musical instsruments, or dance,  or sing, or read  a poem. Performances must last 5 minutes or less. Ages 17 and under.

Friday, July 22 · 2 – 4 p.m. Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

Wednesday, August 3 · 2 – 3 p.m. Excelsior · Register (415) 355-2868

California Songs & Legends Oh, Around Cape Horn We Are Bound to Go!

Youngsters will learn several California folk tunes and will also hear stories & legends!

Friday, June 17 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Main Children’s Center

The Plot Thickens

Join us for scary, funny, and sad legends from cultures all over the world in this storytime for kids in grades 3rd – 6th.

Every Wednesday, June 1 – August 3 2 – 2:30 p.m. Main Children’s Center

Thursday, August 4 · 6 – 7 p.m. Ortega

GIANT Word Winder

Join Puzzle-maker and Jumble® author, David L. Hoyt, for a hands-on play session featuring his fun and engaging life-size game GIANT Word Winder. For school-age children and older with their families.

Wednesday, June 15 · 1 – 2 p.m. Main Children’s Center

Thursday, June 16 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Ortega

Friday, June 17 · 1 – 2:30 p.m. Richmond

Merced

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Henna Body Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios

Free, safe, natural, and temporary body art in the tradition of Africa and India. Henna artist will apply a design on participants and show you how. Program limited to 20 teens. For ages 12-18. This event requires a signed parent permission form. 

Friday, June 3 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Glen Park · Register (415) 355-2858

Saturday, June 11 · 2 – 3 p.m. Bayview · Register (415) 355-5757

Thursday, July 14 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Parkside · Register (415) 355-5770

Thursday, July 14 · 6 – 7:30 p.m. Mission · Register (415) 355-2800

Saturday, July 16 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. West Portal · Register (415) 355-2886

Tuesday, July 19 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Park · Register (415) 355-5656

Henna Workshop with Charitie Bolling All workshop participants will be hennaed by the artist. Recommended for ages 12-18. Permission slip required for participants under 18.

Tuesday, June 28 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Potrero · Register (415) 355-2822

Wednesday, June 29 · 2 – 3 p.m. Richmond · Register (415) 355-5600

Friday, July 1 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Visitacion Valley · Register (415) 355-2848

Saturday, July 23 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Ortega · Register (415) 355-5700

Wednesday, July 27 · 4 – 6 p.m.

Teen/Tween Programs

Arts & Crafts

Special

Buttons!

Make one-of-a-kind buttons using recycled comics and magazines.

Tuesdays, June 7 & 14 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Parkside

Thursday, August 4 · 2 – 3 p.m. Portola

Friday, August 5 · 3 – 4:30 p.m. Glen Park

Wednesday, August 10 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. West Portal

Needle Felting with GoGo Craft

Learn the amazing art of needle felting and make a cuddly bunny or other fun creature. All materials provided. Space limited.

Saturday, June 18 · 2 – 4 p.m. Bayview · Register (415) 355-5757

Saturday, July 2 · 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Chinatown · Register (415) 355-2888

Tuesday, July 19 · 4 – 6 p.m. Excelsior · Register (415) 355-2868

Wednesday, July 20 · 5 – 7 p.m. Potrero · Register (415) 355-2822

Tuesday, July 26 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Parkside · Register (415) 355-5770

Saturday, July 30 · 2 – 4 p.m.

West Portal · Register (415) 355-2886

Wednesday, August 10 · 2 – 4 p.m. Visitacion Valley · Register (415) 355-2848

Arm Knitting with GoGo Craft

Simple Silkscreening for Teens

Silkscreening is an artform that has so many creative possibilities.

Monday, June 20 · 3 – 5 p.m. Mission

Tuesday, July 12 · 2 – 4 p.m. Bernal Heights

Thursday, July 14 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Portola

Saturday, August 13 · 2 – 4 p.m. Bayview

Macrame Bracelets with GoGo Craft

Learn to make a colorful and stylish macrame bracelet or key chain for yourself or a friend! All materials provided.

Thursday, June 9 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Glen Park

Teen Lettering

Learn cool lettering techniques to write your favorite phrases.

Saturday, July 30 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Mission

Finish the Drawing

Use your creative spirit to finish a drawing that’s already started. Ages 9-14 only.

Friday, June 10 · 3 – 4 p.m. Main Children’s Center

Drawing Skills Workshop

Learn basic drawing skills while exploring a variety of tools including pencil, color, charcoal, and ink.

Tuesday, June 7 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Make Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Cooking expert Khanh Lu will offer detailed instructions on how to make vegan Vietnamese fresh spring rolls. Participants will get to make their own rolls. Space is limited. Contact Marla to sign up: [email protected] or (415) 355-2868.

Wednesday, June 1 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Excelsior

Candy Sushi

Turn Rice Krispie treats and candy into a sweet version of this Japanese dish. Supplies provided. Teens, ages 10 - 18.

Friday, July 15 · 1 – 2 p.m. Visitacion Valley

Rock the Bike & Make Smoothies Saturday, July 30 · 2 – 4 p.m. Merced

Summer Squad Vounteer Training

Learn how to volunteer at Chinatown Branch Library in summer. For teens, ages 12 and older. Limited to 12 participants. For information, please contact Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, Tel: (415) 355-2888

Saturday, May 28 · 2 – 4 p.m. Chinatown

Media Workshop with Christian Robinson

A hands-on workshop with Christian Robinson, the illustrator behind our 2016 Summer Stride artwork.

Saturday, June 4 · 1 – 2:30 p.m. The Mix at Main

Learn how to knit a scarf in 2 hours with just one ball of yarn and your own two arms! You can bring your own ball of bulky weight yarn, but all materials are provided.

Denim Embellishment

Friday, June 17 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Portrait Drawing

Learn how to draw portraits with Mary Kalcic.

Try a sampling of all different types of chips! First come, first served. Ages 9-14.

Thursday, June 23 · 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 13 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Friday, July 22 · 3 – 4 p.m.

Friday, July 8 · 3 – 5 p.m. Mission

Bernal Heights · Register (415) 355-2810 Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

DID YOU KNOW?

Bernal Heights

Bernal Heights

Summer Learning programs help teens retain and enhance their reading skills over the summer.

Introduction to Seed Saving

Richard the Mentalist

Saturday, June 4 · 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 23 · 3 – 3:45 p.m.

Advice on how to share your seeds with your friends and how to ensure your seeds grow true next season. Also learn how to grow food from common produce scraps.

North Beach

Wednesday, July 6 · 6 – 7:30 p.m. Potrero

Summer Teen Book Trailers

Find out what’s new, what’s coming out, and something to read.  Watch the latest teen book trailers, author interviews, and more.  Ages 12-18. Contact: Dorcas at [email protected]

Saturday, June 4 · 3 – 4 p.m. West Portal

Pedal away and make a delicious and healthy smoothie.

Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

Repair or decorate your jeans/denim shorts! Learn a special sewing technique called Sashiko from Japan.

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Teen/Tween Programs

Chip Tasting

SFPL TechMobile

Check out SFPL’s own techmobile and learn a few scientific projects. Ages 10 and older. Space is limited, pre-registration is preferred.

Wednesday, June 8 · 3 – 5 p.m. Chinatown · Register (415) 355-2888

Intro to Beat Making Series

Youth will learn the basics of Hip Hop, electronic music production, audio engineering, as well as the cultural history of Hip Hop. Space is limited. To sign up, contact Marla at marla. [email protected] or (415) 355-2868.

Tuesday, June 14, Wednesday, June 15 & Saturday, June 18 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Excelsior

Lizard Lady

Richard the Mentalist provides a unique form of entertainment that challenges the notion of free will through an exhibition of mind reading and mind control.

Park

Seed Identification & Mosaics

See fresh plants and dried seeds/seed pods and other forms of seeds. Sort a diverse selection of seeds and then create mosaics from your seed collection. For tweens and teens.

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 – 4 p.m. Presidio

End of Summer Wrap-up

Come celebrate the end of summer learning with a wrap up in the Mission Garden.

Friday, August 5 · 3 – 5 p.m. Mission

Hip Hop Workshop with Destiny Arts

Learn basic hip hop moves taught by the Destiny Arts Center. Beginners welcome, for ages 10-18. Space is limited. Register at (415) 355-5757 or contact Annie at [email protected]

Thursday, June 16 · 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Bayview

Cherry Hoops Hula Hoops!

Join this enthusiastic and talented teacher for hula hoop fun!  Great for beginners. Hoops provided.

Saturday, July 16 · 1 – 2:30 p.m. Merced

Cozy up to some cool cold-blooded critters. The Lizard Lady will show us snakes, lizards, tortoises, and other reptiles.

Friday, July 1 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Merced

Main Children’s Center

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Easy Origami with Shinta Arafin Made an easy and colorful origami box.

Friday, May 20 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Bayview

Wednesday, June 1 · 6 – 7:30 p.m. Potrero

Thursday, June 2 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Portola

Saturday, June 4 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Chinatown

Wednesday, June 15 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Richmond

Saturday, July 2 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Teen/Tween Programs

Teen/Tween Programs

Maker

Maker

Teen DIY

Materials provided. Limit 10 participants. Teens and tweens, ages 10 and older.

Thursdays, June 2 & July 14 · 3 – 4:30 p.m. North Beach

Friday, June 17 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 · 3 – 5 p.m. Friday, August 12 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Chinatown

Tuesday, July 19 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Leather Cuff Bracelet with Esther Kwan

Make a leather cuff bracelet! Ages 12-18.  Maximum 15 people. Registration required.

Mission · Register (415) 355-2800

North Beach

Thursday, June 16 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Make Natural Lip Balm

Saturday, June 18 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

Making lip balm is easy and fun! Our recipe is all natural, no dyes, petroleum products or preservatives. Customize your scent with the essential oils of your choice. Materials provided.

Ortega · Register (415) 355-5770

Thursday, June 2 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 2 · 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Richmond

Thursday, June 9 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Park

From Beehive to Lip Balm

Make lip balm from beeswax, essential oils and herbs. Learn about honey bees and the various products that can come from them. Teens and tweens, age 10 and older. Limit 18 participants.

Saturday, June 11 · 3 – 4:30 p.m. Chinatown

Friday, July 29 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Glen Park

Chelsee Robinson will guide you in creating a beautiful necklace, bracelet or earrings!  All materials (stones, crystals, beads and more) provided. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Saturday, June 11 · 2 – 4 p.m. Ortega · Register (415) 355-5700

Tuesday, June 28 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Excelsior · Register (415) 355-2868

Friday, July 1 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Bernal Heights · Register (415) 355-2810

Saturday, June 4 · 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Ortega

Make Jewelry with Chelsee Robinson

Wednesday, July 13 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Richmond · Register (415) 355-5660

Wednesday, July 6 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

Saturday, July 16 · 2:30 – 4 p.m. Chinatown · Register (415) 355-2888

Friday, August 12 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Bayview · Register (415) 355-5757

Drawing Manga Critters

Invent and draw creatures inspired by manga and video games, mix up animals, plants, and other elements and pose them ready for cuddling or battle! Taught by Brian Kolm (AtomicBearPress. com). Materials provided. Teens and tweens, ages 8 and older. Registration required.

North Beach · Register (415) 355-5626

Tuesday, June 28 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Duct Tape Crafts with Sophie Maletsky

Friday, July 22 · 1 – 3 p.m.

North Beach · Register (415) 355-5626

An afternoon of duct tape creations. Make a wallet, phone case, or pen holder, or anything else you can imagine! Space limited.

Visitacion Valley · Register (415) 355-2848

Tuesday, June 14 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Ortega · Register (415) 355-5700

North Beach · Register (415) 355-5626

Saturday, August 6 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Crochet a Beaded Bracelet with Esther Kwan

Make a Kumihimo Bracelet

Tuesday, June 21 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 · 6 – 7:30 p.m.

3D Origami Decoration

Hardware Jewelry

Friday, July 22 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 2 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Crochet a beaded bracelet that wraps around your wrist twice. An assortment of shapes and color glass beads and cotton string makes a fun and attractive wrist band! Limit 12 participants.

North Beach · Register (415) 355-5626

Materials provided. Limit 15 participants. Teens & tweens, ages 10 and older.

Chinatown · Registration (415) 355-2888

Duct Tape Belt

Make your own duct tape belt! Choose from lots of different colors and patterns of duct tape to create a fun accessory.  

Saturday, July 23 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Richmond

Friendship Bracelet

Materials provided. Limit to 12 participants. Teens and tweens, ages 10 and older.

Finger-Loop Braiding or Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese art of creating complex patterns of braided cords. Limited to 12. Under 9 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling/friend. Register at (415) 355-2822. Materials provided.

Potrero

Make a bracelet or necklace with hardware, like washers and nuts. Materials provided. Ages 10-18. For more information, contact Marla at [email protected] or (415) 355-2868.

The Mix at Main

The Mix at SFPL is a chill library space for teens by teens ages 13-18. At The Mix teens can hang out, make noise in our audio and video recording studios, find a quiet nook to read in, take cool selfies in front of our color wall, eat snacks and explore your interests in an open, friendly environment. The Mix schedules new, awesome programs daily, so be sure to visit our website http://themixatsfpl.org for the most up-to-date information.

Makerspace Open Studio Time

Supplies will be available for a variety of maker activities and crafts. Work on your own projects and learn more about our equipment & materials. May 31 – August 27

Excelsior

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays · 2 – 4 p.m. Wednesdays & Fridays · 3 – 5 p.m.

Fun with Ozobots

Recording Studio Time

Wednesday, July 6 · 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays · 3 – 4 p.m. Wednesdays · 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Saturdays · 2 – 3 p.m.

Ozobots are a fun and easy way to try out simple coding and robotics.

Excelsior · Registration (415) 355-2868

The Mix at Main

Learn how to lay down tracks at The Mix Audio Recording Studio. May 31 – August 27

The Mix at Main

The Mix Book Club

Friday, August 5 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Teens 13 – 18 are welcome to The Mix Book Club. We’ll read a different book each month that you will help choose, from Fiction to Manga. June 2 – August 25

Thursday, August 11 · 3:30 – 5 p.m.

The Mix at Main

Chinatown · Registration (415) 355-2888 North Beach · Registration (415) 355-5626

Thursdays · 4 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 16 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Anza · Register (415) 355-5717

Wednesday, July 6 · 3 – 5 p.m. Chinatown · Register (415) 355-2888

Tuesday, August 2 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Park

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DID YOU KNOW?

Summer Learning is a fun and easy way to include reading in our hectic lives.

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Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Food Fermentation Basics

Join UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers for a live demonstration on how to ferment various foods. Leave with several recipes and ideas to try at home.

Tuesday, June 21 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. Bernal Heights

Wednesday, June 29 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. Ortega

Wednesday, July 13 · 5 – 7:30 p.m. Main Library, Learning Studio

Maker

Canning Basics

Kombucha Tea

Basket Making

Make a Tiny Terrarium

Saturday, July 30 · 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1 · 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14 · 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1 · 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers as they lead live demonstrations on canning basics for various foods.

Excelsior

Make Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Cooking expert Khanh Lu will offer detailed instructions on how to make fresh Vietnamese spring rolls. Participants will make their own. Space is limited. Registration required.

Learn to make homemade kombucha with a real food pro, Karen Solomon.

Mission Bay

Thursday, June 16 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sunset

Wednesday, June 29 · 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Glen Park

Wednesday, June 22 · 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27 · 7 – 8 p.m.

Dave Gomberg of SF Ferments will describe the steps in traditional dill pickle making and demonstrate the pickling process on a small batch.

Wednesday, June 29 · 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19 · 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Handmade Corn Tortillas

Merced · Registration (415) 355-2825

Fermented Dill Pickles

Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

Fermentation 101 with KJ Landis

Fermenting vegetables with KJ Landis, author of Superior Self.

Tuesday, July 19 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. West Portal

The F Word: Fermented Foods!

Learn to make your own sauerkraut, pickles, and more! K.J. Landis will demonstrate how to make several fermented dishes without any special equipment. Tastes and recipes provided.

Tuesday, July 12 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. North Beach

Portola · Registration (415) 355-5660

Learn how to make tasty and healthy corn tortillas by hand. Space limited.

Saturday, August 13 · 2 – 3 p.m. Potrero · Registration (415) 355-2822

Sour Flour: Sourdough Workshop

Cat Shimizu, the “breaducator” from Sour Flour bakery, will talk about the art and science of making bread using a sourdough starter. Registration is required. 

Monday, June 6 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Bayview · Registration (415) 355-5757

Tuesday, June 7 · 7 – 8:30 p.m. Parkside · Registration (415) 355-5770

Greek Cheese & Olive Oil Tasting

Sample Greek cheeses and olives. Learn which ones work best in cooking or eating fresh.

Wednesday, June 29 · 7 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15 · 7 – 8:30 p.m. Presidio · Registration (415) 355-2880

Tuesday, July 26 · 6 – 7 p.m.

Potrero · Registration (415) 355-2822

Park

Wednesday, July 27 · 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Food Dehydration

Thursday, August 11 · 4 – 5 p.m.

Visitacion Valley · Registration (415) 355-2848

Join UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers as they lead several live demonstrations on how to dehydrate various foods.

Eureka Valley · Registration (415) 355-5616

Park

Parkside

It Just Makes Scents! with KJ Landis

In this hands on family workshop, learn why certain scents bring back specific memories and healing stress, and then create your own fragrant oils! Register at (415) 355-2886.

Tuesday, June 28 · 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Terrariums are relatively easy to assemble and easy to care for. We’ll supply the materials, just bring a small container.

Main Library, Learning Studio

Saturday, June 11 · 2 – 4 p.m. Mission

Tuesday, June 14 · 7 – 8:30 p.m. Excelsior

Friday, June 17 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

West Portal

Marina

Cheddar: America’s Most Iconic Cheese

Doll Making with David

Potrero

Wednesday, June 29 · 6 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 14, July 9 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Author talk with Gordon Edgar, cheese tasting and book signing.

Anza

Wednesday, July 6 · 7 – 8 p.m. Noe Valley

Wednesday, August 3 · 6 – 7 p.m. Main Library, Learning Studio

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sensory 101

A sensory tasting will be led by the California Olive Oil Council as well as an in-depth discussion of California’s growing olive oil industry and the importance of quality and traceability. Pairing different oils with food prepared and provided by Canyon Market. Space limited.

Saturday, July 16 · 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Glen Park · Registration: (415) 355-2858

Biblio Bistro

A live demonstration of how to prepare featured vegetables at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile kitchen. Weather permitting.

Wednesdays, June 15, July 20, August 17 · 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Heart of the City Farmers Market, United Nations Plaza

Saturday, July 9 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Class size is limited to 15. Registration required.

Marina · Registration (415) 355-2823

Make a Loom & Weave from It

Learn the basics of weaving by using a loom made from a picture frame. Presented by GoGo Craft. Space limited.

Saturday, June 25 · 3 – 5 p.m. Anza · Registration (415) 355-5717

Zori, Japanese Sandals

Saturday, June 18 · 2 – 3 p.m. Thursday, July 7 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. West Portal

Saturday, July 9 · 3 – 4:30 p.m. Western Addition

Wednesday, July 13 · 6 – 7 p.m. Mission Bay

Wednesday, July 20 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. Ortega

Saturday, July 23 · 3 – 4:30 p.m. Ingleside

Portola

Take the mic and tell others about your favorite books and authors. Get suggestions from other patrons and hear about new titles in the NLS collection. Phone LBPD in advance at (415) 557-4253 to find out the DB numbers for your books so that at the sneak preview other patrons will be able to order the books.

Saturday, May 28 · 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Main Library, Library for the Blind & Print Disabled

DID YOU KNOW?

Use it, don’t lose it. Reading improves memory and builds cognitive skills.

Wednesday, August 3 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Visitacion Valley

Monday, August 8 · 3 – 4 p.m. Bayview

Felt Cloud Plushies

Make a felt cloud plushie. Materials provided. Space is limited.

Saturday, July 23 · 2:30 – 4 p.m. Chinatown · Registration (415) 355-2888

Make a Button

Choose images or design your own to make a button! To register call (415) 355-5770 or email [email protected] starting 6/21/16.

Tuesday, July 5 · 7 – 8 p.m. Parkside

Watercolor Tape Painting

Place tape on paper and paint to create a stained glass effect. All levels. Materials provided. Space limited.

Wednesday, August 3 · 7 – 8:30 p.m. Noe Valley · Registration (415) 355-5707

Tie-dye Workshop

Saturday, August 6 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 11 · 3 – 5 p.m.

LBPD Open Mic Sneak Preview

Make a Tiny Terrarium (continued)

Bring your own shirt (100% cotton) or use the supplied square.

GoGo Craft will teach the basics of weaving a pair of Zori.

Special Local Poets Series

Poets Barbara Jane Reyes, Robin Tremblay-McGaw and Eleni Stecopoulos, will read from their most recently published books.

Thursday, May 12 · 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

Laughter Yoga Led by Anne Jones

Tuesdays, June 7, July 5 & Monday, August 2 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. West Portal

Mission · Registration (415) 355-2800

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Weave a basket using magazines and newspapers! To register call (415) 355-5770 or email [email protected] starting 5/31/16.

Noe Valley

Healing Chronic Illness

Srinika Narayan will review common causes of autoimmune disease, other chronic illnesses, and allergies and will teach you a simple technique called muscle testing to learn more about your body.

Wednesday, June 8 · 7 – 8 p.m. Eureka Valley

Yoga

Saturday, July 9 · 3 – 4 p.m. Ingleside

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Adult Programs

Films Films Not Rated

Special How Has Hollywood (Mis)Represented Homosexuality?

Section Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Tuesday, June 14 · 6 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13 · 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A conversation with Jim Van Buskirk

Potrero

A narrated slide presentation that shows the beauty of the PCT, its rewards and challenges, and provide valuable information on how to plan your hike, get permits, train, and pack.

Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

Walking Tour of Westwood Park

Led by Kathleen Beitiks, a City Guide volunteer. Meet at Ingleside Branch for an introduction followed by a walking tour of Westwood Park. Wear walking shoes. Ages 12 and up.

Saturday, June 25 · 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Ingleside

Gokhale Method: Natural Posture Solutions

Instructor Charlene Hannibal will teach you the fundamentals of the Gokhale Method to adopt natural, healthy posture for a pain-free life.

Tuesday, August 9 · 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The Wild West: Plains to the Pacific

Docent, Victoria Kirby, will speak about the DeYoung Museum exhibit which explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States.

Saturday, June 25 · 3 – 4 p.m. Park

Opera for the People

This lecture series by Larry Oppenheim presents the Czech version of The Little Mermaid.

Saturday, July 2 · 2 – 4:30 p.m. Presidio

Hand Bookbinders of California: Docent Tour

The 44th Annual Members’ Exhibition of the Hand Bookbinders of California returns. Join us for docent-led gallery talks.

Thursdays, June 23 & July 7 · 10 – 11 a.m. Main Library, Skylight Gallery

West Portal

Real & Imagined: Famous People, Famous Places in California Novels

Historical fiction authors Ciji Ware, Mark Wiederanders and Mary Burns talk about writing historical fiction set in California. Book sale by Readers Bookstore follows. Co-sponsored by the Historical Novel Society of Northern California.

Wednesday, July 6 · 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

Sisters in Crime

Mystery writers Terry Shames, JoAnn Smith Ainsworth, Heather Have, and Lisa Brackman divulge their secrets for writing murder mysteries. Book sale by Readers Bookstore follows. Co-sponsored by The Northern California Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

Thursday, July 14 · 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

Open Books: Cara Black

Sundays with Science: Epigenetics

Dr. Barbara-Ann Lewis will discuss the potential effects of our environment on the genetic activity of future generations.

Sunday, July 10 · 1 – 3 p.m.

Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

Cara Black discusses her new book, Murder on the Quai. Book sale by Readers Bookstore follows the event.

Tuesday, July 26 · 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

Six Roses Jazz Performance

Saturday, June 4 · 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Western Addition

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DID YOU KNOW?

Edible Excursions!

Edible Excursions is a food tour company offering culinary strolls through San Francisco’s famous Ferry Building Marketplace and culturally diverse Mission District. Sign-up required, space limited.

Craft Chocolate Tour! Wednesday, July 27 · 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Meet at Sixth Course, 1544 15th St. Registration (415) 355-2800

Ferry Building Tour! Tuesday, July 19 · 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at bottom of main staircase Ferry Building Registration (415) 557-4411

Poets 11

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s city-wide poetry contest, Poets 11: 6th Edition, reflects San Francisco’s rich literary life and thriving poetry community.

Tuesday, June 28 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Richmond

Tuesday, July 26 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. West Portal

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Thursday, June 9 · 12 – 2 p.m. Main Koret Auditorium

Jazikidi

Spanish with English subtitles

Thursday, June 30 · 7 – 8:30 p.m. Excelsior

Journey to the Center of the Earth Thursday, August 11 · 12 – 2:30 p.m. Main Koret Auditorium

Just Eat It!: A Food Waste Story Tuesday, June 14 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. West Portal · Documentary

North by Northwest Saturday, June 11 · 2 – 4 p.m. Presidio

Saturday, July 9 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29 Wednesday, July 27 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Eureka Valley

Presidio

Glen Park

West Portal

Wednesday, July 6 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Rear Window Friday, May 13 · 2 – 4 p.m.

North Beach

Mission

Tuesday, July 12 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 11 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunset

Western Addition

Ocean View

Bayview

Noh-Jyogen Japanese Theater

A lively and informative lecture/demonstration with performers from San Francisco based Theatre of Yugen. All ages.

Saturday, June 18 · 3 – 4 p.m. Western Addition

Reading increases our emotional intelligence, empathy, and understanding of others.

Wednesday, July 20 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Noe Valley

Thursday, June 9 · 6 – 8 p.m. Chinatown

Wednesday, July 13 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. West Portal

Rebecca Thursday, June 16 · 12 – 2:30 p.m. Main Koret Auditorium

Treasure of the Sierra Madre Thursday, June 30 · 12 – 2:30 p.m. Main Koret Auditorium

Films Rated G

Babe Friday, July 29 · 1 – 3 p.m. Chinatown

Descendants Wednesday, June 22 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ortega

Disneynature: African Cats Friday, July 8 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Visitacion Valley

Disneynature: Chimpanzees Wednesday, July 27 · 3:30 – 5 p.m. Ortega

Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom Thursday, August 11 · 2 – 4 p.m. Portola

The Jungle Book Saturday, August 20 · 3 – 5 p.m. North Beach

Mulan Wednesday, July 6 · 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ortega

Pelican Dreams Tuesday, June 21 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. West Portal

Thursday, July 12 · 6 – 8 p.m. Potrero

Ratatouille Thursday, July 7 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Glen Park

The Adventures of Milo and Otis Saturday, July 16 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 23 · 6:30 – 8 p.m.

North Beach · Plus Animal Mask Craft

Friday, July 15 · 1 – 3 p.m.

The Little Mermaid Thursday, July 7 · 4 – 6 p.m.

West Portal Chinatown

Disneynature: Oceans Saturday, June 3 · 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Visitacion Valley

Saturday, July 16 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Richmond · A Sing-Along Program

Wall-E Friday, August 5 · 1 – 3 p.m. Chinatown

Portola · *A Sensory Friendly Film presentation

Disneynature: Wings of Life Wednesday, August 10 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. West Portal

Finding Nemo Saturday, May 21 · 3 – 5 p.m. North Beach

Saturday, July 30 · 3 – 5:30 p.m.

*Sensory friendly films offer an accepting and understanding environment for individuals with autism or other special needs and their families to enjoy the movie-going experience. The room will be brighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members will be welcome to move around, talk, and sing. The intended audience is children with special needs accompanied by siblings and caregivers, although everyone is welcome.

Bernal Heights · *A Sensory Friendly Film presentation

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Films Films Rated PG

Films

Hotel Transylvania 2 Wednesday, July 20 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Paranorman Wednesday, June 8 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Films Rated PG (continued)

Inside Out Wednesday, June 1 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Raiders of the Lost Ark Wednesday, August 3 · 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Chinatown

Portola

Friday, June 3 · 1 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 18 · 12 – 2:30 p.m.

Ortega

Big Hero 6 Friday, May 27 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4 · 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Apollo 13 Thursday, August 4 · 12 – 2:30 p.m. Main Koret Auditorium

Back to the Future Sunday, July 24 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Western Addition · *A Sensory Friendly Film presentation

Bayview

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Anza

Friday, July 1 · 2 – 4 p.m. Western Addition

Wednesday, July 27 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Merced

Wednesday, August 3 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Parkside

Frozen Wednesday, June 29 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ortega

Wednesday, July 13 · 2 – 4 p.m. Sunset · A Sing-Along Program

Goosebumps Wednesday, August 3 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ortega

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Wednesday, June 1 · 3:30 – 6 p.m. Ortega

Parkside

Chinatown

Ortega

Mission Bay

Main Koret Auditorium

Tuesday, June 14 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Shaun the Sheep Wednesday, June 8 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 30 · 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 12 · 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Potrero

Visitacion Valley

Wednesday, July 6 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Friday, June 17 · 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Park

Anza

Parkside

Wednesday, August 3 · 2 – 3:30 p.m. Sunset

Meatballs Friday, June 17 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ortega

Minions Tuesday, May 31 · 4 – 5:30 p.m. Park

Thursday, June 9 · 2 – 4 p.m. Portola

Wednesday, June 22 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Parkside

Wednesday, June 22 · 6 – 8 p.m. Bernal Heights

Wednesday, June 29 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. West Portal

Thursday, July 21 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sunset

Friday, August 5 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Parkside

Visitacion Valley

Surf’s Up! Saturday, June 4 · 2 – 4 p.m.

Portola · *A Sensory Friendly Film presentation

Tomorrowland Saturday, June 25 · 2 – 4:30 p.m. Presidio

The Goonies Thursday, July 7 · 2 – 4 p.m. Portola

Wednesday, July 20 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. Park

The Great Outdoors Friday, July 15 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Ortega

Chinatown

Summer Learning is a flexible structure to allow you to learn at your own pace.

Main Koret Auditorium

Moonrise Kingdom Tuesday, July 26 · 4 – 6 p.m.

Excelsior

Visitacion Valley

Park

High Fidelity Thursday, June 2 · 12 – 2:30 p.m. Mad Max: Fury Road Wednesday, May 25 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12 · 2 – 4 p.m. Western Addition

Saturday, July 9 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Park

Ocean View

Main Koret Auditorium

San Andreas Wednesday, August 3 · 6 – 8 p.m.

Straight Outta Compton Saturday, August 13 · 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Anza

Western Addition

Films Rated PG-13

Friday, August 19 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The Danish Girl Tuesday, June 7 · 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tuesday, July 26 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Potrero

Bayview

The Mummy Wednesday, August 10 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Potrero

Up Friday, July 1 · 1 – 3 p.m. Chinatown

Thursday, August 25 · 12 – 2:30 p.m.

Ant Man Friday, June 24 · 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Anza

Presidio

Jurassic World Wednesday, June 22 · 4 – 6 p.m.

Bernal Heights

Glen Park

Saturday, July 23 · 2 – 4 p.m.

North Beach

Films Rated R

Rikki and the Flash Wednesday, May 18 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12 · 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 6 · 2 – 4 p.m.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Karate Kid (2010) Wednesday, July 13 · 3:30 – 6 p.m.

The Good Dinosaur Saturday, June 18 · 3 – 5 p.m.

Bayview

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The Iron Giant Friday, June 17 · 1 – 3 p.m.

Interstellar Tuesday, July 19 · 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Park

Wednesday, July 13 · 6 – 8 p.m. Everest Thursday, June 9 · 6 – 8 p.m. Ortega

Guardians of the Galaxy Friday, June 10 · 2 – 4 p.m. Noe Valley

Wednesday, June 15 · 4 – 6 p.m. Sunset

In the Heart of the Sea Thursday, July 14 · 6 – 8 p.m.

Ortega

North Beach

Wednesday, August 3 · 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Wedding Banquet Wednesday, May 11 · 6 – 8 p.m.

Park

The Notebook Wednesday, July 20 · 2:30 – 5 p.m. Chinatown

World War Z Tuesday, June 21 · 4 – 6 p.m. Excelsior

Z for Zachariah Wednesday, June 15 · 6:30 – 8 p.m. Park

Ortega

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About the Artist

Acknowledgements

Meet Summer Stride Artist Christian Robinson, winner of the 2016 Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor awards for Last Stop on Market Street (G.P. Putnam’s Sons). Mr. Robinson lives, works, and plays in the Mission. His book Leo: A Ghost Story (Chronicle Books), about a boy ghost’s quest to find family, friends, and a place to belong, inspired the art for the San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Learning program, an annual partnership with Chronicle Books. Get to know Mr. Robinson and find his art in libraries, parks, and all over the Bay Area.

Artwork:

What drew you to San Francisco?

Its energy. I love how free spirited and open minded the city can be.

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What’s your favorite park and why?

That’s a very hard question to answer. I love many parks in the city, each for different reasons. Dolores Park is great for being with friends and getting some sun. Bernal Heights Park is good for gaining perspective. Golden Gate Park is great for connecting with nature while still being in the city.

What book did you love as a kid and now as an adult? Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman

Photo by Anastasiia Sapon

If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be? The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Christian’s favorites Taqueria: Pancho Villa Ice cream shop: Bi-Rite Creamery Pizzeria: Patxi’s Market: Rainbow Grocery Playground: Dolores Park Reading spot: Crissy Field on a sunny day Branch library: Mission

If you had words of advice to give to your 10-year-old self, what would they be? Keep drawing! I’ve learned that with lots of practice you can do most things.

What inspires you to create? Everything, really everything!

Do you return your books on time or do you rack up late fines?

I have $1.75 in fines at the moment but I try very hard to return books on time.

How have libraries had an impact on your life?

When I needed a quiet space, when I couldn’t afford new books or a computer, the library provided for me.

Meet Christian at these events! Summer Learning Kick Off Saturday, May 7 · 12 – 3 p.m. Crissy Field

Effie Lee Morris Lecture & Book Signing Tuesday, May 31 · 6 – 7:30 p.m. Main Library, Koret Auditorium

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DID YOU KNOW?

Use it, don’t lose it. Reading improves memory and builds cognitive skills.

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Library Locations Anza

Marina

Portola

Bayview/Linda Brooks Burton

Merced

Potrero

Bernal Heights

Mission

Presidio

Chinatown/Him Mark Lai

Mission Bay

Richmond/Senator Milton Marks

Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial

Noe Valley/Sally Brunn

Sunset

Excelsior

North Beach

Visitacion Valley

Glen Park

Ocean View

West Portal

Golden Gate Valley

Ortega

Western Addition

Ingleside

Park

Mobile Outreach Services

Main Library

Parkside

(415) 355-5717 550 37th Ave. (near Anza)

(415) 355-2823 1890 Chestnut St. (near Webster)

(415) 355-5757 5075 Third St. (at Revere)

(415) 355-2825 155 Winston Dr. (at 19th Ave.)

(415) 355-2810 500 Cortland Ave. (at Moultrie)

(415) 355-2800 300 Bartlett St. (at 24th St.)

(415) 355-2888 1135 Powell St. (near Jackson)

(415) 355-5616 1 José Sarria Court (16th Street near Market)

(415) 355-2868 4400 Mission St. (at Cotter)

(415) 355-2858 2825 Diamond St. (near Bosworth)

(415) 355-5666 1801 Green St. (at Octavia)

(415) 355-2898 1298 Ocean Ave. (at Plymouth)

(415) 557-4400 100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

(415) 355-2838 960 Fourth St. (at Berry)

(415) 355-5707 451 Jersey St. (near Castro)

(415) 355-5626 850 Columbus Ave. (at Lombard)

(415) 355-5615 345 Randolph St. (at Ramsell)

(415) 355-5700 3223 Ortega St. (at 39th Ave.)

(415) 355-5656 1833 Page St. (at Cole)

(415) 355-5660 380 Bacon St. (at Goettingen)

(415) 355-2822 1616 20th St. (near Connecticut)

(415) 355-2880 3150 Sacramento St. (near Baker)

(415) 355-5600 351 9th Ave. (near Clement)

(415) 355-2808 1305 18th Ave. (at Irving)

(415) 355-2848 201 Leland Ave. (at Rutland)

(415) 355-2886 190 Lenox Way (at Ulloa)

(415) 355-5727 1550 Scott St. (at Geary)

(415) 557-4346

(415) 355-5770 1200 Taraval St. (at 22nd Ave.)

Contact your library about activities and program registration. sfpl.org/summerstride