May 2016 Events at The SSF Main Library

South San Francisco, CA   April 18, 2016  Submitted by Jon, SSF Public Library   SSF Public Library Logo

Saturday May 7th: Grown-Up Gaming

Join us on the first Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m. for an adult, millennial, and teen game day. Tabletop games will be provided, and we also welcome you to bring your own. Invite your friends and family to enjoy the library space and have a great afternoon of gaming. Light refreshments will be served.

Healthy Food/Healthy You presented by Fresh Approach
Tuesday May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st at 6:00 p.m.

Healthy Food/Healthy You is a five-part series on healthy eating presented by Fresh Approach. Each class will focus on a different aspect of choosing or preparing foods that are affordable, fresh, and delicious. Fresh Approach is dedicated to helping families gain the knowledge and skills needed to make well-informed choices about their diets. Attendees will receive a $5.00 voucher to use at the farmers’ market! In addition, if you attend three or more classes, you have a chance to receive a “Kitchen-in-a-Box”, a package of utensils that includes a cutting board, knife, salad spinner, and other supplies.

May 3rd: Farmers’ Markets and Creating a Healthy Plate
May 10th: How to Select and Store Fresh Produce
May 17th: How to Shop and Eat Healthy on a Budget
May 24th: Processed Foods and Whole Grains
May 31st: Eating the Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables.

Adobe Illustrator Basics
Thursday, May 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Saturday May 28th at 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a lesson and demonstration of Adobe Illustrator. Participants will learn the basics of this popular graphic design software. The same one-hour workshop will be presented on both dates, so choose the time that works best for you!

Free Home Repair Program presented by Rebuilding Together Peninsula
Thursday May 19th at 6:00 p.m.
Learn about free home repair services for income-qualified homeowners. Rebuilding Together Peninsula helps senior citizens, single parents, grandparents raising grandkids, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, and children caring for ailing parents make home repairs that can improve their health, safety, and independence.

Note: Avoiding Housing Discrimination with Project Sentinel will be held at the CLC
Coming Soon!

Avoiding Housing Discrimination with Project Sentinel
Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Join us at the Community Learning Center to learn about housing discrimination with Project Sentinel. With rising costs in rent and rent occupancy at an all-time high, it is more important than ever that Bay Area residents understand their housing rights. The focus of this Spanish language presentation will be on housing discrimination and provide attendees with a broad, basic overview of the protected classes, such as disability, national origin, and familial status.

Project Sentinel is a non-profit organization that assists individuals with housing problems, such
as discrimination, mortgage foreclosure, and delinquency, and rental issues including repairs, landlord-tenant concerns, and deposits. They serve the community throughout the Bay Area, including Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Monterey County, Modesto, and Sacramento.

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Eskabo Daan Martial Arts Workshop
Saturday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Participate in a 30 minute martial arts workshop led by instructors from Eskabo Daan SF. Two workshops will be held at the library simultaneously: one for children ages 5-12 who are accompanied by an adult and one for ages 12 and up. Adults of all ages are also welcome to attend.

Eskabo Daan is a Filipino martial art that incorporates both empty hand and joint locking techniques and encourages the use of everyday items for self-defense. “Eskabo” is an acronym o of different fighting styles:Eskrima (E), Serrada (S), Kali (K), Arnis (A), Boxing (B) and Jeet Kune Do (O).

Feng Shui to Enrich Your Life
Sunday, May 8th at 2:30 p.m.

Feng Shui Master and author Woody Chan will present on how to use Feng Shui in your daily life to enhance luck and improve health. His discussion will also include important concepts such as the Five Elements, Flying Stars, and Four Pillars of Destiny. Join us for an interesting and informative afternoon talk.

Lion Dancing and Kung Fu with Silver Dragon Kung Fu
Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a lion dancing and Kung Fu demonstration by the Silver Dragon Kung Fu school. All ages are welcome to attend!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration and Open House with San Francisco Gu-zheng Music Society
Sunday, May 22nd at 2:30 p.m.

The San Francisco Gu-Zheng Music Society will perform at the library in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The group was formed in 1982 to promote and share the richness of Chinese cultural heritage through traditional, classical, folk, and contemporary music. Light snacks will be provided.

Introduction to Hawaiian Quilting
Thursday, May 12th at 6:00PM
In this Introduction to Hawaiian Quilting workshop, learn about the history of Hawaiian quilting and create a small, decorative quilt square that can be used as a small trivet or oversized coaster. Attendees will receive instruction in cutting out a quilt pattern and hand applique. Instructions and materials for finishing your project at home will be provided as a small take-home kit.

Instructional Design

Android Basics
Wednesday May 11th at 1:00PM

Learn the basics of the Android operating system including how to change settings, find menus, work with widgets and more.

iPhone and iPad Basics
Wednesday May 18th at 1:00PM

Learn how to get the most from your iPhone or iPad with this workshop for new users and those who want to better understand their devices.

Tech Drop-In
Receive one-on-one help for tech questions during our Tech Drop-In
hours. Please bring your device and any necessary passwords for best results.

Get tech help at South San Francisco Main Library
Saturday May 7th at 11:00 a.m.
Monday May 9th at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday May 21st at 11:00 a.m.
Monday May 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

Drop-In tech help at the Community Learning Center (en Español), 520 Tamarack Lane
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All Ages LibLab MakerSpace
South San Francisco Public Library offers all ages MakerSpace sessions on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Our MakerSpace and technology learning center 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.

MakerSpace equipment is also available to reserve. This equipment is free to use and can be reserved

Textile Tuesday
Join us for Textile Tuesday, a twice-monthly sewing workshop. On the first Tuesday, we will focus on a specific project or skill. The second Tuesday workshop will be an open sewing lab where participants can finish up past Textile Tuesday projects or bring in projects from home. Make new friends and learn something new and share your knowledge and experience with the group! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies as provisions will be limited.

Tuesday, May 10th at 1:00 p.m. – Bowl Covers
Tuesday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m. – Open Sew

Monday Night Knit & Crochet
Monday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m.

The Monday Night Knit & Crochet circle is open to knitters and crocheters of all levels. Meet fellow crafters, work on ongoing projects, and learn about the basics of knitting and 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.

Friday Lunchtime Knitting
Friday May 6th at Noon
Friday May 20th at Noon

Knitters of all levels are welcome to bring their projects and enjoy chatting with the Friday Lunchtime Knittinggroup. 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.

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 this month’s selection! No advance registration required.

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