February 2016 Events at our SSF Library

South San Francisco, CA      January 16, 2016   Submitted by Jon SSF Library

The Cartoon Art Museum Visits SSFPL

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening with Andrew Farrago, the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum. He’ll be sharing some highlights of the museum‘s collection with us and talking about the museum’s history as well as its future.

The Cartoon Art Museum is a celebration of cartoon art in all its various forms from comic books, to editorial cartoons, anime, and more. The museum just celebrated its 30th anniversary and though it is temporarily closed while it looks to move into a new space, you can learn about its mission and collection through its various offsite programs such as this one.

South San Francisco Public Library Book Club                                                                                                           

The third Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.

The South San Francisco Public Library Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at South San Francisco Main Library, in our auditorium. Come discuss the month’s selection! No advance registration required.

For more information, please call 650-829-3860. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Speaker Series (change this): Karyl Matsumoto : Executive Order 9066: A Lesson in American History, the Removal and Incarceration of Civilians of Japanese Ancestry. With Special Guest Councilmember Karyl Matsumoto

 Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

 Join us for a special Day of Remembrance conversation with Councilmember Karyl Matsumoto, who will share her personal experience at Manzanar. Day of Remembrance commemorates the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and serves as an important reminder of the precious nature of our civil liberties. Councilmember Matsumoto was first elected to the City Council in November 1997 and has lived in South San Francisco for 35 years. She has served on or been a member of over 30 civic and nonprofit boards, commissions and committees.


Love In the Library Month

Join us for Love in the Library month. Celebrated in February our Love in the Library programming will promote love, health and respect.  We hope you will join us for one or all of our events.

Author Talk: Robin Rinaldi, The Wild Oats Project: One Woman’s Midlife Quest for Passion at Any Cost                                                                                                  Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

“A memoir of one woman’s year of an open marriage, during which she explored everything she’d ever wondered about sex, but hadn’t tried” Sarah Crichton Books

Join us for a special evening with author and journalist Robin Rinaldi. Circumstance led to Rinaldi and her husband’s decision to experiment with a year of open marriage. There were rules established for the open marriage experiment, and rules broken.  Come hear about Rinaldi’s mid-life adventure into the San Francisco dating life, open marriage and sex. Find out about the heartbreak and unexpected revelation.

Connect with Robin Rinaldi

For more information, please call 650-829-3860. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.


Author Talk: Carol Queen PhD, The Sex and Pleasure Book: Good Vibrations Guide to Great Sex for Everyone                                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.




Author Talk: Tara Field PhD, The Love Fix Repair and Restore Your Relationship Right Now                                                                                                                           Thursday, February 18th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.


Love in the Library Book Swap Social                                                                                                                                      Thursday, February 25th, 2016





Black History Month Film Series

42, directed by Brian Helgeland                                                                                                                                    Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Straight Outta Compton, directed by F. Gary Gray                                                                                                 Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.


LibLab MakerSpace

Lunchtime Knitting                                                                                                                                                                       Friday, February 5th, 2016 at Noon                                                                                                                                            Friday, February 19th, 2016 at Noon    




The Lunchtime Knitting program has been expanded! Knitters of all levels are welcome to bring their projects and enjoy chatting with the group. Swap tips, share techniques and enjoy tea and biscuits.

Experienced staff will be on hand to help get you started or answer any knitting questions you might have. Please bring a knitting project to work on. For beginners, limited supplies of yarn are on hand but please provide your own needles, size 7 or 8. If you wish to bring your own yarn we recommend worsted weight, lighter colored yarn.

For more information, please call 650-829-3860. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Knit & Crochet at the Library                                                                                                                                                 Monday, February 8th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome to join us at the library for an informal knitting and crocheting circle. Bring your friends to learn about helpful library resources, meet fellow crafters, work on ongoing projects, or learn about the basics of knitting or crocheting. If you are just getting started with knitting or crocheting, the library will have a limited amount of yarn on hand for this program. Please bring your own knitting needles or crochet hooks.

For more information, please call 650-829-3860. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.


Textile Tuesday                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                  Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.       

The South San Francisco Public Library is excited to announce our new sewing lab. In connection with our LibLab MakerSpace we are pleased to share this great new resource that includes five Singer 7258 Stylist award-winning 100-Stitch computerized sewing machines, a Brother 400 embroidery machine, and a Brother 1034D 4 thread serger.

  • February 2nd – Upcycling Project/Open Sew
  • February 16th – Easy Skirt

For more information, please call 650-829-3860. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

All Ages LibLab MakerSpace

The South San Francisco Public Library will be hosting all ages MakerSpace sessions on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Our MakerSpace and technology learning center will provide the community with the use of a wide range of creative software, 3D printers, a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, sewing and embroidery machines, robots, and more.

Equipment is also available during our open MakerSpace hours or by reservation most weekdays, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.  The equipment is free to use and can be reserved at bit.ly/SSFmaker.

Make and Take something today!
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

For more information, please call 650-829-3860. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.



Technology/Instructional Design

Google 3 Part Series                                                                                                                                                                    Google Search Techniques – Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.                                                                 Google Gmail – Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.                                                                                   Google Documents – Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Tech Drop-In         

Receive one-on-one help for any tech question you may have during our Tech Drop-In Hours. Please bring your device and any passwords that may be needed for setup or adjustments for best results.

Tech Drop-In events at South San Francisco Main Library

  • Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 24th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Tech Drop-In events at the Community Learning Center, 520 Tamarack Lane

  • Every Thursday in January 2016, 10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 650-829-3860. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.


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