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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!

Sincerely,

SIGN UP at any library or bookmobile.

Richard A. Carranza

Luis Herrera

learning count! Collect your prize beginning June 1.

Superintendent of SFUSD City Librarian, SFPL

Earn a

Reading Ranger

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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Back Cover

READ 15 hours to earn a Reading Ranger Badge or Summer Stride

Tote Bag. Use the printed Tracking Tree to record your time and earn

stickers. Summer Stride is inclusive all reading, listening and

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

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

national park, enter the weekly raffle, collect a prize and check out

great books, audiobooks, comics, ebooks, and more!

badge!

Summer Stride 2016 Tracking Tree

May 7 August 14 · Sign up at your local library. For information: sfpl.org

Color 1 leaf

for every 20 minutes

you read

to earn stickers!

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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.

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

Main Children’s Center

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

Bayview

Sailing! Sailing!

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

Cardboard Kazoos!

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.

Parkside

Arts & Crafts

Playdough Creation!

Shape, mold, and play with our noncook playdough!

Wednesday, June 1 · 3:30 5 p.m.

Anza

Grass Head People!

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.

Monday, June 13 · 4 5 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Monday, June 20 · 4 5 p.m.

Ocean View

Thursday, June 23 · 4 5 p.m.

Potrero

Tuesday, June 28 · 4 5 p.m.

Sunset

Paper Bead Craft

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

Monday, June 27 · 3 4 p.m.

Ortega

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

Excelsior

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

Ocean View

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

Visitacion Valley

Dragon Boat Craft

Join us for some hands-on creative fun to celebrate the Dragon

Boat Festival! Ages 5 and older.

Wednesday, June 1 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

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

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

Saturday, June 11 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Bernal Heights

Friday, June 17 · 1:30 3 p.m.

Anza

Friday, June 17 · 4:30 6 p.m.

Mission Bay

Tuesday, June 21 · 1 2:30 p.m.

Ortega

Tuesday, June 21 · 4 5:30 p.m.

Park

Paper Bag Puppets

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.

Friday, August 5 · 4:30 5 p.m.

Mission Bay

Rainbow Looms

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.

Saturday, May 21 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

Paint with Pipettes

Help us create large, vibrant works of art using eye droppers.

Colorful, easy, and striking. Join us!

Friday, June 24 · 3 5 p.m.

Golden Gate Valley

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

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

wearable treat!

Saturday, June 11 · 4 5 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

Create fun characters using fruits and vegetables. Space is

limited.

Friday, July 8 · 4:30 5 p.m.

Mission Bay

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

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

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

Family Fun Crafternoon

Bring the family and use your creativity for a fun-filled afternoon

of crafting! Materials provided.

Saturday, June 18 · 2 3:30 p.m.

West Portal

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.

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

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

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 paula.heaney@sfpl.org.

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

Bernal Heights

Just Play!

A big kids play date with LEGO, noisy board games, ping pong,

and rainbow loom bracelets. Best for ages 5+

Monday, June 20 · 4 5:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Excursions

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

Saturday, July 16 · 11 a.m. 3 p.m.

Mission · Visiting Crissy Field

Saturday, July 23 · 11 a.m. 3 p.m.

Bayview · Visiting Land’s End

Saturday, July 30 · 11 a.m. 3 p.m.

Potrero · Visiting El Polin Spring in the Presidio

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

Main Children’s Center · Visiting Fort Point

(See page 15 for more details.)

Free Play

Block Play

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

Tinker Toys and Wooden Blocks

Build an amazing tinker toy scultpure or a super tall skyscraper

made of wooden blocks.

Thursday, August 4 · 2 4 p.m.

Marina

Food

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.

Western Addition

Rock the Bike

Hop on the Rock the Bike bicycle and pedal your way to a

delicious fruit smoothie!

Thursday, June 2 · 2 4 p.m.

Marina

Saturday, July 16 · 4 5 p.m.

Potrero

Monday, August 8 · 2 3 p.m.

Excelsior

Big Play Date

Play stations that promote sensory, auditory and spatial

explorations will be set up to encourage language skills. Ages 3

and up.

Tuesday, July 5 · 10 11:30 a.m.

Presidio

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

Owen Baker-Flynn

Oodles of fun and laughter abound when comedian Owen Baker-

Flynn juggles, performs magic, and does a really weird thing with

his head and neck.

Monday, July 11 · 12:30 1:30 p.m.

Park

Monday, July 11 · 3 3:45 p.m.

Excelsior

Thursday, July 14 · 10 11 a.m.

Parkside

Thursday, July 14 · 3 4 p.m.

Merced

Goofball the Magician

See the silliest gags and most unexpected twists and turns!

Wednesday, July 6 · 3 3:30 p.m.

Merced

Thursday, July 7 · 11 11:45 a.m.

Eureka Valley

Thursday, July 7 · 2 2:30 p.m.

Presidio

Thursday, July 7 · 4:30 5:30 p.m.

Anza

Heather Magic

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

Thursday, July 21 · 10 11 a.m.

Parkside

Thursday, July 21 · 12 1 p.m.

Richmond

Thursday, July 21 · 2 3 p.m.

Portola

Thursday, July 21 · 4 5 p.m.

Noe Valley

Jugglers

Rock Steady Juggling, Doug Nolan

Learning about compost and green waste was never more fun in

this juggling-comedy show with a nail-biting finale!

Monday, June 6 · 11 a.m. 1 p.m.

Glen Park

Monday, June 6 · 2 3 p.m.

Ocean View

Thursday, June 9 · 1 2 p.m.

West Portal

Thursday, June 9 · 4 5 p.m.

Presidio

Magic

Magic Dan

A combination of great magic, positive messages, and a whole lot

of fun. Ages 3 and up.

Thursday, June 16 · 11 11:30 a.m.

Excelsior

Saturday, June 11 · 1:30 2:30 p.m.

Glen Park

Saturday, June 11 · 3:30 4:30 p.m.

Western Addition

Thursday, June 16 · 2 3 p.m.

Chinatown

Magician Mike Della Penna

An award-winning magician who brings laughter, wonder, and

warmth to his performance.

Saturday, May 28 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Golden Gate Valley

Saturday, May 28 · 2 2:30 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

Thursday, June 23 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

North Beach

Thursday, June 23 · 3:30 4 p.m.

Ingleside

The Juggling Tornado, Mark Bunnell

Be amazed by comedy, juggling, unicycle antics, and a daring

dose of high-energy dexterity.

Tuesday, June 7 · 1 2:30 p.m.

Ortega

Tuesday, June 7 · 3:30 4 p.m.

Sunset

Thursday, June 9 · 1 2 p.m.

North Beach

Thursday, June 9 · 3:30 4:30 p.m.

Noe Valley

Germar the Magician

This bilingual performance in English and Spanish is full of

awesome tricks, music, and lots of help from the audience!

Wednesday, June 15 · 12 1 p.m.

Mission

Wednesday, June 15 · 2 3 p.m.

Bayview

Thursday, June 16 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Marina

Thursday, June 16 · 1 2 p.m.

Park

Thursday, June 16 · 4 4:30 p.m.

Sunset

DID YOU KNOW?

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

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Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

LEGO

Maker

Family LEGO Night

Use your creativity (and your hands) to build whatever your

imagination can dream up! Family participation encouraged.

Wednesdays, June 1, July 6 & August 3

6:30 8 p.m.

West Portal

Wednesdays, June 1, July 6 & August 3

6 8 p.m.

Bernal Heights

LEGO and Magnetic Tiles Free Play

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.

Anza

Tuesday, July 26 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Sunset

LEGO Simple Machines

Build a LEGO Simple Machine. Registration required.

Ages 8 & up or ages 6 7 with parent participating.

Saturdays, June 4 & 11 · 2 3:30 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

The LEGO Movie & LEGO Building

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

Ages 5 and up.

Saturday, August 6 · 1 5 p.m.

Glen Park

LEGO Free Play

Use your creativity (and your hands) to build whatever your

imagination can dream up! Family participation encouraged.

Thursdays, May 12, 26, June 9, 23, July 7, 21 &

August 4, 18 · 4 5 p.m.

North Beach

Mondays, May 16, June 13 & July 18

10:30 11:30 a.m.

Ingleside

Thursdays, May 19, June 16, July 21

4 5:30 p.m.

Richmond

Wednesdays, June 1, July 6 & August 3

2 4 p.m.

Sundays, June 19, July 17 · 1 4 p.m.

Glen Park

Sundays, June 5, 19, July 3, 17

& August 7, 21 · 2 4 p.m.

Excelsior

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

Eureka Valley

Wednesday, June 22 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Bayview

Saturdays, June 11, July 9 & August 13

3:30 4:30 p.m.

Park

Saturdays, June 4, July 2 & August 6

3:30 5 p.m.

Parkside

Saturday, May 28 · 2 4 p.m.

Fridays, June 3 & August 5 · 2:30 4:30 p.m.

Ortega

Thursdays, June 2, July 7 & August 4

3 5 p.m.

Mission

LEGO Free Play (continued)

Tuesdays, June 7, July 5 & August 2

4 5:30 p.m.

Merced

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

Wednesday, July 6 · 3 4:30 p.m.

Noe Valley

Friday, July 8 · 3 5 p.m.

Golden Gate Valley

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

Eureka Valley · (415) 355-5616 to register

Marble Machine Tinkering

Roll a marble down a contraption of your own design using

everyday materials. Created by The Exploratorium Tinkering

Studio.

Saturday, June 4 · 2 4 p.m.

Merced

Thursday, June 30 · 3:30 5 p.m.

Ortega

Wednesday, July 6 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Western Addition

Thursday, July 21 · 2 4 p.m.

Marina

Saturday, July 30 · 3:30 5 p.m.

Potrero

Friday, August 5 · 3 5 p.m.

Golden Gate Valley

Build It!

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.

Wednesday, June 22 · 2 4 p.m.

Glen Park · (415) 355-2858 to register

Friday, August 5 · 4 5:30 p.m.

Merced

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!

Saturday, July 16 · 12 2 p.m.

Marina

Friday, July 29 · 2:30 4:30 p.m.

Ortega

Saturday, August 6 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Presidio

Maker Lab for Kids and Families

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

Thursday, July 21 · 1 2 p.m.

Chinatown

Thursday, July 21 · 4 4:30 p.m.

Golden Gate Valley

Make Geometric Modules

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

Paper Airplanes: Explore Flight Science

Make and decorate different types of airplanes and then fly them

outdoors to learn about the laws of aerodynamics. Ages 5 and

older.

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

DID YOU KNOW?

Summer Learning programs foster a lifelong love of reading.

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Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

Movement

Music

¡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

Yoga Storytime for Families

Stretch, balance, and move as yoga poses are incorporated into

this engaging storytime.

Friday, June 3 · 4 4:30 p.m.

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.

Ingleside

Thursday, July 28 · 10:30 11:30 a.m.

Anza

Thursday, July 28 · 1:30 2:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Cherry Hoops Hula Hoop Fun

Award-winning Cherry Hoops presents a fun musical hoopdance

party.

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

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.

Ingleside

Hop To It!

Go on a musical, mathematical adventure especially designed

for toddlers and young preschoolers with the Bay Area Discovery

Museum.

Tuesday, June 14 · 10:15 11:15 a.m.

Potrero

Wednesday, June 22 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Mission Bay · Registration (415) 355-2838 beginning

June 16.

Monday, June 27 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Jose Luis Orozco in Concert!

This Grammy Award-nominated bilingual children’s entertainer

presents a concert for the whole family, in English and Spanish!

Sunday, June 19 · 2 3 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.

Chinatown

Wednesday, June 22 · 10:30 11:30 a.m.

Mission

Music with Miguel Govea & Susan Peña

Bilingual, interactive music program for children of all ages.

Wednesday, June 1 · 3 4 p.m.

Noe Valley

Thursday, June 2 · 3 3:45 p.m.

Eureka Valley

Saturday, June 4 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Mission

Sunday, June 5 · 2 2:30 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

Thursday, June 9 · 10:30 11:30 a.m.

Bernal Heights

Sing-along with Bonnie Lockhart!

Bonnie inspires children of all backgrounds to join in her musical

stories and singing games.

Monday, July 11 · 10:30 11:30 a.m.

Ortega

Monday, July 11 · 2 3 p.m.

Richmond

Thursday, July 14 · 10:30 11:30 a.m.

Anza

Thursday, July 14 · 2 3 p.m.

Bayview

Thursday, July 14 · 4 5 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Tuesday, July 26 · 10:30 11:30 a.m.

Ingleside

Tuesday, July 26 · 3 4 p.m.

Portola

Marianne’s Summer Musical Variety

Show

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

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

Excelsior

Taiko Drumming with Kristy Oshiro

Feel the thunderous sounds of the drums vibrating through your

body as Japanese language, culture, and history combine into an

exciting educational experience.

Friday, June 24 · 2 3 p.m.

Marina

Friday, June 24 · 4 5:30 p.m.

Merced

Saturday, July 23 · 11 11:30 a.m.

Main Children’s Center

Saturday, July 23 · 2 3 p.m.

Western Addition

Tim Cain Sing and Dance Party

Guitar in hand, Tim Cain promises lots of laughter and a

rollicking good time for young children and their caregivers.

Thursday, June 2 · 10:15 10:45 a.m.

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

DID YOU KNOW?

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

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Children’s Programs

Children’s Programs

Charles the Clown

Stage and recording stars Charles the Clown and sidekick, Biscuit

The Dog Puppet, return for another hilarious visit.

Thursday, June 30 · 2 3 p.m.

Portola

Thursday, July 7 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Park

Thursday, July 7 · 2 3 p.m.

Chinatown

Jelly Jam Time, Gardenia and

Greedy Gus Puppet Show

An interactive table top puppet show co-written and designed

by youth! Ages 2-8 .

Thursday, July 7 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

North Beach

Friday, July 15 · 4 4:30 p.m.

Mission Bay

Monday, July 18 · 11 11:30 a.m.

Marina

Wednesday, July 20 · 10 11 a.m.

Mission

Thursday, July 21 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

West Portal

Mondays & Thursdays, June 13 August 4

& Tuesday, July 5 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Chinatown

Puppets

Clowns

Jimbo the Clown

Featuring music, clowning, juggling, and audience participation.

Ages 5 and younger.

Tuesday, July 12 · 10:30 11 a.m.

Ingleside

Thursday, July 14 · 3 3:45 p.m.

Presidio

Thursday, July 21 · 10:30 11 a.m.

Sunset

Sean’s Shadow Puppets

Experience stories and music from around the world using

shadow puppets.

Tuesday, May 24 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Bayview

Monday, August 1 · 10:30 11:30 a.m.

Ortega

Tuesday, August 2 · 11 11:45 a.m.

Visitacion Valley

Thursday, August 4 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Noe Valley

Read Write Discover Tutoring

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.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 16 August 4

1:45 3:45 p.m.

Excelsior

Boswick the Clown

Boswick Turnstyle is a former Ringling Brothers Circus clown with

a ridiculous slapstick style.

Tuesday, July 26 · 1 2 p.m.

Richmond

Tuesday, July 26 · 3:30 4:30 p.m.

Parkside

Wednesday, July 27 · 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

Excelsior

Wednesday, July 27 · 1:15 2:15 p.m.

Marina

Mondays & Wednesdays, June 13 August 3

2 3:30 p.m.

Parkside

Mondays & Tuesdays, June 13 August 2

1:30 3:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Look Up!

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.

Friday, July 8 · 2 3:30 p.m.

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

Alka Seltzer Rockets

Create rockets that really fly using simple ingredients: film

canisters, water, and Alka Seltzer tablets!

Saturday, June 11 · 1 2 p.m.

Marina

Friday, June 17 · 4 5:30 p.m.

Merced

Thursday, July 28 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Ocean View

Tuesday, August 9 · 3:30 5 p.m.

Ortega

Bubbleology

Gallons of bubble mix, some interesting bubble makers... or

bring your own wand and see what happens!

Friday, June 3 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Bayview

Friday, June 10 · 4:30 5 p.m.

Mission Bay

Thursday, July 7 · 2 4 p.m.

Marina

Thursday, July 21 · 2 3 p.m.

Park

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

Anza

Seed Planting

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.

Wednesday, July 20 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Western Addition · Register (415) 355-5752

Science & Nature

Chain Reactions

Find a slow way to make something happen! Make a Chain

Reaction, also known as a Rube Goldberg Device! Ages 8 and up.

Thursday, July 14 · 11 a.m. 1 p.m.

Eureka Valley

Thursday, July 14 · 2 4 p.m.

Ocean View · Presented by Girls Engineer

Tuesday, July 26 · 2 4 p.m.

Mission · Presented by Girls Engineer

Friday, July 29 · 2 4 p.m.

Bayview · Presented by Girls Engineer

Saturday, August 13 · 2 4 p.m.

West Portal

Green Bird Feeders

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.

Golden Gate Valley · Register (415) 355-5666

Wednesday, June 8 · 3 4 p.m.

Bayview · Register (415) 355-5757

Thursday, June 9 · 11 11:45 a.m.

Eureka Valley · Register (415) 355-5616

Thursday, June 9 · 1 2 p.m.

Parkside · Register (415) 355-5770

Thursday, June 9 · 3 4 p.m.

Western Addition · Register (415) 355-5727

Lip Glam with Girls Engineer

Explore what makes the best lip balm for you! A fun and moneysaving

skill for all genders. Materials provided. Ages 9 and up.

Monday, June 13 · 2 4 p.m.

Ortega

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 4 p.m.

Chinatown

Tuesday, July 12 · 2 4 p.m.

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

Meet some live animal ambassadors and take part in fun hands

on science experiments.

Thursday, June 9 · 2 2:45 p.m.

Anza

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 3 p.m.

Portola

Thursday, July 7 · 2 3 p.m.

Bernal Heights

Wednesday, July 20 · 1 2 p.m.

Potrero

DID YOU KNOW?

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

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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.

Western Addition

Wednesday, August 3 · 10 11 a.m.

Mission

The Bubble Lady

Go to “Bubbleland” and participate in incredible musical bubble

adventures.

Tuesday, May 31 · 2 3 p.m.

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.

Portola

Friday, July 29 · 2 2:45 p.m.

Presidio

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.

West Portal · Register (415) 355-5791

Tuesday, May 31 · 3 5 p.m.

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.

Parkside · Register (415) 355-5770

Friday, June 3 · 1 1:45 p.m.

Potrero · Register (415) 355-2822

Friday, June 3 · 3 4 p.m.

Bernal Heights · Register (415) 355-2810

Children’s Programs

Science & Nature

Meet your National Park Service Ranger

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.

Tuesday, May 31 · 2 3 p.m.

North Beach

Wednesday, June 1 · 2 3 p.m.

Marina

Thursday, June 2 · 2 3 p.m.

Chinatown

Tuesday, June 7 · 2 3 p.m.

Portola

Wednesday, June 8 · 2 3 p.m.

Excelsior

Thursday, June 9 · 2 3 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Tuesday, June 14 · 2 3 p.m.

Merced

Wednesday, June 15 · 2 3 p.m.

Ocean View

Thursday, June 16 · 2 3 p.m.

Ingleside

Tuesday, June 21 · 2 3 p.m.

Richmond

Wednesday, June 22 · 2 3 p.m.

Western Addition

Thursday, June 23 · 2 3 p.m.

Anza

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

Meet your National Park Service Ranger

(Continued)

Wednesday, July 6 · 2 4 p.m.

Ortega

Thursday, July 7 · 2 3 p.m.

Parkside

Tuesday, July 12 · 2 3 p.m.

West Portal

Wednesday, July 13 · 2 3 p.m.

Mission

Thursday, July 14 · 2 3 p.m.

Bernal Heights

Tuesday, July 19 · 2 3 p.m.

Bayview

Wednesday, July 20 · 2 3 p.m.

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

Thursday, July 21 · 2 3 p.m.

Glen Park

Tuesday, July 26 · 2 3 p.m.

Potrero

Wednesday, July 27 · 2 3 p.m.

Noe Valley

Thursday, July 28 · 2 3 p.m.

Eureka Valley

Wednesday, August 10 · 2 3 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

The Lizard Lady

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

Create

Your

Adventure!

phrase lockup

your library your book

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.

Through a partnership of the

San Francisco Public Library,

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy,

and Golden Gate National Parks, you can:

Join a park ranger on a free shuttle from branch libraries to

Lands End, the Presidio, Crissy Field, Fort Point, and more

Create Your Adventure!

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

your park

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!

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DID YOU KNOW?

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

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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.*

(*On June 25 and August 13, the shuttle will pick up at

10:30am and return by 3:30pm.)

What should I bring

and wear?

• A bottle of water

Prepare

• A bag lunch and snack

yourself for a

• Sunscreen and hat

day of outdoor

• An extra layer or jacket

exploration!

• Comfortable walking shoes

• Your phone or camera to take photos

Get more information!

A park staff member will ride with

you on the shuttle and bring you to

the program location. We will provide

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information and maps

in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Restrooms are available in the park.

MARIN

HEADLANDS

OCEAN

BEACH

LANDS END

FORT

FUNSTON

THE PRESIDIO

MORI

POINT

Outer Richmond

Sunset

Baker

Beach

Ortega

Seacliff

Golden Gate

Bridge

Park

Merced

Daly City

Pacifica

To learn more, contact Jean Bartholomew

at jbartholomew@parksconservancy.org,

or call (415) 561-3531.

Reservations are not required but we

suggest you register to reserve your spot:

nps-free-shuttle.eventbrite.com

GOLDEN GATE

BRIDGE PLAZA

West

Portal

Richmond

St. Francis Wood

Ingleside

Ocean View

1 MILE

Laurel Heights

Western

Addition

Crocker-Amazon

ALCATRAZ

FORT MASON

Marina

Pacific

Heights

Castro

Noe Valley

Diamond Heights

Glen Park

Excelsior

Hayes

Valley

Bernal

Heights

Fishermans

Wharf

Chinatown

Russian Hill

Nob Hill

Tenderloin

SoMa

Mission

Visitacion

Valley

North

Beach

Financial

District

Potrero Hill

Bay

Bridge

Bayview

Hunters

Point

Find Your Park

GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION

AREA PARKLANDS

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

COMMUNITY SHUTTLE BRANCH

Download the app

Get the NPS Golden GOGA Gate app app on the on

Apple the Apple App App Store Store or Google Play

FREE COMMUNITY SHUTTLES

from Libraries to National Parks

JUNE

Saturday, June 4 | 11am-3pm

Chinatown Branch to San Francisco Maritime

National Historical Park

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.

Saturday, June 11| 11am-3pm

Excelsior Branch to Presidio-Mt. Lake & GG Bridge

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, June 18 | 11am-3pm

Ocean View Branch to Mori Point

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

Western Addition Branch to Presidio-Main Post

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.

JULY

Saturday, July 9 | 11am-3pm

Ortega Branch to Marin Headlands

Through Native American stories and games,

discover the animals and medicinal uses

of California plants that live in the magical

Marin Headlands.

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

Bayview Branch to Lands End

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.

Saturday, July 30 | 11am-3pm

Potrero Branch to Presidio-El Polín

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.

AUGUST

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

Main Library to Presidio-Fort Point

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.

Use Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Tell us what you’ve been doing in the park

#GGNRA #Parks4all

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Children’s Programs

PARK ADVENTURES

READING GUIDE

The Stories of Juana Briones: Alta California Pioneer

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.

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 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.

Call Me Tree by Maya Christina Gonzalez

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.

Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

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.

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.

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.

The San Francisco Cliff House by Mary Germain Hountalas

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.

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit

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.

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.

• Fort Mason’s Great Meadow

• 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

• Marin Headlands

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.

• Wherever you see

the Roving Ranger

To find the Roving Ranger, visit

facebook.com/therovingranger

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

Tuesday, July 26 · 10:30 11:30 a.m.

West Portal

Friday, July 1 · 2 2:45 p.m.

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

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.

Merced

Special

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.

Wednesday, June 15 · 2 4 p.m.

North Beach · Registration (415) 355-5626

End of Summer Celebration

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 Kathryn.McCluskey@sfpl.org.

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

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

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Teen/Tween Programs

Teen/Tween Programs

Arts & Crafts

Special

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.

Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

Denim Embellishment

Repair or decorate your jeans/denim shorts! Learn a special

sewing technique called Sashiko from Japan.

Friday, July 8 · 3 5 p.m.

Mission

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

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.

Friday, June 17 · 3 5 p.m.

Bernal Heights · Register (415) 355-2810

Thursday, June 23 · 4 6 p.m.

Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

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.

Bernal Heights

Portrait Drawing

Learn how to draw portraits with Mary Kalcic.

Saturday, August 13 · 3 5 p.m.

Bernal Heights

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: marla.bergman@sfpl.org 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

Pedal away and make a delicious and healthy smoothie.

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

Chip Tasting

Try a sampling of all different types of chips! First come, first

served. Ages 9-14.

Friday, July 22 · 3 4 p.m.

Main Children’s Center

Introduction to Seed Saving

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.

Saturday, June 4 · 3:30 5 p.m.

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 dorcas.wong@sfpl.org

Saturday, June 4 · 3 4 p.m.

West Portal

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.

bergman@sfpl.org or (415) 355-2868.

Tuesday, June 14, Wednesday, June 15 &

Saturday, June 18 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

Excelsior

Lizard Lady

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

Richard the Mentalist

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.

Saturday, July 23 · 3 3:45 p.m.

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 annie.tang@sfpl.org

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

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DID YOU KNOW?

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

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Teen/Tween Programs

Teen/Tween Programs

Maker

Maker

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.

Ortega

Tuesday, July 19 · 4 5:30 p.m.

North Beach

Make Natural Lip Balm

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.

Thursday, June 2 · 2 4 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

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

Leather Cuff Bracelet with Esther Kwan

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

Registration required.

Saturday, June 4 · 3 4:30 p.m.

Mission · Register (415) 355-2800

Thursday, June 16 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Portola · Register (415) 355-5660

Saturday, June 18 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Ortega · Register (415) 355-5770

Wednesday, July 13 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Richmond · Register (415) 355-5660

Tuesday, August 2 · 3:30 5 p.m.

North Beach · Register (415) 355-5626

Duct Tape Crafts with Sophie Maletsky

An afternoon of duct tape creations. Make a wallet, phone case,

or pen holder, or anything else you can imagine! Space limited.

Tuesday, June 14 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

North Beach · Register (415) 355-5626

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

Make Jewelry with Chelsee Robinson

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

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.

Tuesday, June 28 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

North Beach · Register (415) 355-5626

Friday, July 22 · 1 3 p.m.

Visitacion Valley · Register (415) 355-2848

Saturday, August 6 · 3 5 p.m.

Ortega · Register (415) 355-5700

Crochet a Beaded Bracelet

with Esther Kwan

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.

Tuesday, June 21 · 3 5 p.m.

North Beach · Register (415) 355-5626

3D Origami Decoration

Materials provided. Limit 15 participants. Teens & tweens, ages

10 and older.

Friday, July 22 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 29 · 4 5:30 p.m.

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.

Friday, August 5 · 4 5:30 p.m.

Chinatown · Registration (415) 355-2888

Thursday, August 11 · 3:30 5 p.m.

North Beach · Registration (415) 355-5626

Make a Kumihimo Bracelet

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.

Thursday, June 16 · 6 7:30 p.m.

Potrero

Hardware Jewelry

Make a bracelet or necklace with hardware, like washers and

nuts. Materials provided. Ages 10-18. For more information,

contact Marla at marla.bergman@sfpl.org or (415) 355-2868.

Saturday, July 2 · 3:30 4:30 p.m.

Excelsior

Fun with Ozobots

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

and robotics.

Wednesday, July 6 · 3 4:30 p.m.

Excelsior · Registration (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

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays · 2 4 p.m.

Wednesdays & Fridays · 3 5 p.m.

The Mix at Main

Recording Studio Time

Learn how to lay down tracks at The Mix Audio Recording Studio.

May 31 August 27

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays · 3 4 p.m.

Wednesdays · 2:45 3:45 p.m.

Saturdays · 2 3 p.m.

The Mix at Main

The Mix Book Club

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

Thursdays · 4 5 p.m.

The Mix at Main

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

Maker

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

Fermented Dill Pickles

Dave Gomberg of SF Ferments will describe the steps in

traditional dill pickle making and demonstrate the pickling

process on a small batch.

Tuesday, July 19 · 6 7:30 p.m.

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

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.

Park

Food Dehydration

Join UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers as they lead several

live demonstrations on how to dehydrate various foods.

Saturday, July 9 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Mission · Registration (415) 355-2800

Canning Basics

Join UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers as they lead live

demonstrations on canning basics for various foods.

Saturday, July 30 · 3:30 5 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, June 22 · 7 8:30 p.m.

Merced · Registration (415) 355-2825

Wednesday, June 29 · 6 7:30 p.m.

Portola · Registration (415) 355-5660

Handmade Corn Tortillas

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

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

Wednesday, July 27 · 4 5:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley · Registration (415) 355-2848

Thursday, August 11 · 4 5 p.m.

Eureka Valley · Registration (415) 355-5616

Kombucha Tea

Learn to make homemade kombucha with a real food pro,

Karen Solomon.

Wednesday, June 1 · 6:30 7:30 p.m.

Mission Bay

Thursday, June 16 · 6:30 8 p.m.

Sunset

Wednesday, June 29 · 6:30 7:30 p.m.

Glen Park

Wednesday, July 27 · 7 8 p.m.

Park

Cheddar: America’s Most Iconic Cheese

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

Wednesday, June 29 · 6 7 p.m.

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

Basket Making

Weave a basket using magazines and newspapers! To register

call (415) 355-5770 or email psimgr@sfpl.org starting 5/31/16.

Tuesday, June 14 · 7 8:30 p.m.

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.

West Portal

Doll Making with David

Class size is limited to 15. Registration required.

Saturday, May 14, July 9 · 2 4 p.m.

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

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

Saturday, June 11 · 3 5 p.m.

Portola

LBPD Open Mic Sneak Preview

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

Make a Tiny Terrarium

Terrariums are relatively easy to assemble and easy to care for.

We’ll supply the materials, just bring a small container.

Wednesday, June 1 · 6 7:30 p.m.

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.

Marina

Saturday, June 18 · 2 3 p.m.

Potrero

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

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

Make a Tiny Terrarium (continued)

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 psimgr@sfpl.org 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

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

Saturday, August 6 · 3 5 p.m.

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

DID YOU KNOW?

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

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Adult Programs

Films

How Has Hollywood (Mis)Represented

Homosexuality?

A conversation with Jim Van Buskirk

Tuesday, June 14 · 6 7 p.m.

Potrero

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

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

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

Special

Section Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

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.

Wednesday, July 13 · 6:30 7:30 p.m.

Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

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.

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 29

6:30 7:30 p.m.

Presidio

Wednesday, July 6

6:30 8 p.m.

North Beach

Tuesday, July 12

6:30 7:30 p.m.

Sunset

Wednesday, July 13

6:30 7:30 p.m.

Western Addition

Tuesday, July 26

6:30 7:30 p.m.

West Portal

Wednesday, July 27

6:30 7:30 p.m.

Glen Park

Wednesday, August 3

6:30 7:30 p.m.

Mission

Wednesday, August 10

6:30 7:30 p.m.

Ocean View

Thursday, August 11

6:30 7:30 p.m.

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

Films Not Rated

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.

Eureka Valley

Wednesday, July 20 · 6:30 8:30 p.m.

West Portal

Rear Window

Friday, May 13 · 2 4 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

Thursday, June 23 · 6:30 8 p.m.

West Portal

Friday, July 15 · 1 3 p.m.

Chinatown

Disneynature: Oceans

Saturday, June 3 · 1:30 3:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Saturday, July 16 · 2 4 p.m.

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.

Bernal Heights · *A Sensory Friendly Film presentation

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.

North Beach · Plus Animal Mask Craft

The Little Mermaid

Thursday, July 7 · 4 6 p.m.

Richmond · A Sing-Along Program

Wall-E

Friday, August 5 · 1 3 p.m.

Chinatown

*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.

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DID YOU KNOW?

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

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Films

Films

Films Rated PG

Apollo 13

Thursday, August 4 · 12 2:30 p.m.

Main Koret Auditorium

Back to the Future

Sunday, July 24 · 2 4 p.m.

Portola

Big Hero 6

Friday, May 27 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

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

Hotel Transylvania 2

Wednesday, July 20 · 6:30 8:30 p.m.

Parkside

Inside Out

Wednesday, June 1 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

Western Addition · *A Sensory Friendly Film presentation

Friday, June 3 · 1 3 p.m.

Chinatown

Saturday, June 4 · 3:30 5 p.m.

Park

Tuesday, June 14 · 2 4 p.m.

Anza

Thursday, June 30 · 5:30 7:30 p.m.

Potrero

Wednesday, July 6 · 6:30 8:30 p.m.

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.

Bayview

Saturday, August 6 · 2 4 p.m.

Chinatown

Paranorman

Wednesday, June 8 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

Ortega

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Wednesday, August 3 · 5:30 7:30 p.m.

Mission Bay

Thursday, August 18 · 12 2:30 p.m.

Main Koret Auditorium

Shaun the Sheep

Wednesday, June 8 · 6:30 8:30 p.m.

Parkside

Friday, August 12 · 1:30 3 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Friday, June 17 · 2 3:30 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Surf’s Up!

Saturday, June 4 · 2 4 p.m.

Portola · *A Sensory Friendly Film presentation

The Good Dinosaur

Saturday, June 18 · 3 5 p.m.

North Beach

Saturday, July 23 · 2 4 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

Films Rated PG (continued)

The Iron Giant

Friday, June 17 · 1 3 p.m.

Chinatown

The Karate Kid (2010)

Wednesday, July 13 · 3:30 6 p.m.

Ortega

Tomorrowland

Saturday, June 25 · 2 4:30 p.m.

Presidio

Up

Friday, July 1 · 1 3 p.m.

Chinatown

Thursday, August 25 · 12 2:30 p.m.

Main Koret Auditorium

Films Rated PG-13

Ant Man

Friday, June 24 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

Bayview

Tuesday, July 12 · 4 6 p.m.

Park

Wednesday, July 13 · 6 8 p.m.

Anza

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

Interstellar

Tuesday, July 19 · 6:30 8:30 p.m.

Bernal Heights

Jurassic World

Wednesday, June 22 · 4 6 p.m.

Visitacion Valley

Moonrise Kingdom

Tuesday, July 26 · 4 6 p.m.

Park

Rikki and the Flash

Wednesday, May 18 · 6:30 8:30 p.m.

Park

San Andreas

Wednesday, August 3 · 6 8 p.m.

Anza

Friday, August 19 · 3:30 5:30 p.m.

Ortega

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tuesday, July 26 · 3 5 p.m.

North Beach

The Mummy

Wednesday, August 10 · 6:30 8:30 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

Films Rated R

High Fidelity

Thursday, June 2 · 12 2:30 p.m.

Main Koret Auditorium

Mad Max: Fury Road

Wednesday, May 25 · 6:30 8:30 p.m.

Excelsior

Sunday, June 12 · 2 4 p.m.

Western Addition

Saturday, July 9 · 3 5 p.m.

Glen Park

Wednesday, August 3 · 5:30 7:30 p.m.

Ocean View

Straight Outta Compton

Saturday, August 13 · 3 5:30 p.m.

Western Addition

The Danish Girl

Tuesday, June 7 · 5:30 7:30 p.m.

Potrero

The Wedding Banquet

Wednesday, May 11 · 6 8 p.m.

Potrero

27

DID YOU KNOW?

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

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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.

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.

Raffle Prize Donors

Photo by Anastasiia Sapon

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

What book did you love as a kid and now as an adult?

Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman

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

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

(415) 355-5717

550 37th Ave. (near Anza)

Bayview/Linda Brooks Burton

(415) 355-5757

5075 Third St. (at Revere)

Bernal Heights

(415) 355-2810

500 Cortland Ave. (at Moultrie)

Chinatown/Him Mark Lai

(415) 355-2888

1135 Powell St. (near Jackson)

Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial

(415) 355-5616

1 José Sarria Court (16th Street near Market)

Excelsior

(415) 355-2868

4400 Mission St. (at Cotter)

Glen Park

(415) 355-2858

2825 Diamond St. (near Bosworth)

Golden Gate Valley

(415) 355-5666

1801 Green St. (at Octavia)

Ingleside

(415) 355-2898

1298 Ocean Ave. (at Plymouth)

Main Library

(415) 557-4400

100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

Marina

(415) 355-2823

1890 Chestnut St. (near Webster)

Merced

(415) 355-2825

155 Winston Dr. (at 19th Ave.)

Mission

(415) 355-2800

300 Bartlett St. (at 24th St.)

Mission Bay

(415) 355-2838

960 Fourth St. (at Berry)

Noe Valley/Sally Brunn

(415) 355-5707

451 Jersey St. (near Castro)

North Beach

(415) 355-5626

850 Columbus Ave. (at Lombard)

Ocean View

(415) 355-5615

345 Randolph St. (at Ramsell)

Ortega

(415) 355-5700

3223 Ortega St. (at 39th Ave.)

Park

(415) 355-5656

1833 Page St. (at Cole)

Parkside

(415) 355-5770

1200 Taraval St. (at 22nd Ave.)

Portola

(415) 355-5660

380 Bacon St. (at Goettingen)

Potrero

(415) 355-2822

1616 20th St. (near Connecticut)

Presidio

(415) 355-2880

3150 Sacramento St. (near Baker)

Richmond/Senator Milton Marks

(415) 355-5600

351 9th Ave. (near Clement)

Sunset

(415) 355-2808

1305 18th Ave. (at Irving)

Visitacion Valley

(415) 355-2848

201 Leland Ave. (at Rutland)

West Portal

(415) 355-2886

190 Lenox Way (at Ulloa)

Western Addition

(415) 355-5727

1550 Scott St. (at Geary)

Mobile Outreach Services

(415) 557-4346

Contact your library about activities and program registration.

sfpl.org/summerstride

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