July 2016 Events at the Library

South San Francisco, CA   June 17, 2016   SSF Public Library Logo

Library Pop-Up at the Farmer’s Market
Saturday July 9th and July 3oth from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The South San Francisco Farmers Market is a great place to meet your neighbors and celebrate our community. Library staff will be there answer your questions, share resources and issue library cards. In addition, you can find out more about our daily open makerspaces and sign up for our summer reading program!

Beer Education and Tasting presented by Armstrong Brewing Co.
Saturday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m.

Do you prefer your water with barley and hops? Not sure what barley and hops are? Join us for a beer education session with local brewer Nick Armstrong of the Armstrong Brewing Company. He will discuss the different flavor profiles and brewing techniques of various types of ales lagers, and stouts.

Tastings will be provided.

Registration is required. Attendees must be 21 and over.
Please call 650-829-3860.

Bio
Originally from Georgia, Nick moved to the West Coast as a young man, where he has been able to turn his lifelong interest in brewing into a successful career. Armstrong strives to produce beers that are both full of flavor and well-balanced in order to create beverages that people enjoy drinking. The Armstrong Brewing Company became the first brewery to open in South San Francisco in 2013. It is now located in the heart of downtown on Grand Avenue.

 

Orchard Supply and Hardware: Summer Gardening
Sunday July 10th at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a Sunday afternoon with our local community partners, the South San Francisco Orchard Supply and Hardware (OSH) to learn about summer gardening. OSH started it’s operation in San Jose in 1931, with the mission “ to be America’s neighborhood hardware and garden store.” OSH has graciously donated their time to join us and share their expert knowledge of gardening in the Bay Area.

 

Senior Care Giving presented by Always Best Care and CalCare
Thursday July 14th at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday August 20th at 2:00 p.m.

Senior Care Giving is a three-part workshop series presented by Always Best Care and CalCare. Each session will focus on different aspects of providing in-home care to seniors. Always Best Care is dedicated to helping families make informed decisions about senior care, and guiding them through comprehensive solutions designed specifically for their unique situation. Calcare Home Health Care and Hospice is dedicated to providing support and care for persons in the last phases of a life-limiting illness so that they may live as fully and as comfortably as possible.
Saturday June 25th: Medication Management, Transfer and Ambulation, and Fall Prevention
Thursday July 14th: Infection Control and Hand Washing Techniques
Saturday August 20th: Skin Care, Incontinence and Constipation, and Oxygen Safety

 

Author Talk: Emma Christensen: Homebrewing 101
Sunday July 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Emma Christensen, food writer, editor and home brewer, will teach you the basics of homebrewing, including equipment, ingredients, and recipes. A Q & A will follow the presentation, and a sampling of homebrew!

Bio:
Emma Christensen is a food writer and editor with 8 years of experience creating food and cooking content for online and print publication. She is a former editor of The Kitchen and the author of two cookbooks, True Brews and Brew Better Beer. She also collaborated on the James Beard award-winning The Kitchn Cookbook. Emma is a graduate of The Cambridge School for Culinary Arts and Bryn Mawr College. She lives in San Jose, California.

South San Francisco Friends of the Library Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

The South San Francisco Friends of the Library is looking for a few good friends! Join us and help support children’s programming, adult literacy tutoring, summer learning, and many other library programs and collections.

The Friends of the Library meets the second Tuesday of January, April, July and October at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium at 840 West Orange Avenue.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
South San Francisco Public Library Book Club: “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Stout
Tuesday, July 19th at 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. Discuss this month’s selection, The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.

Cooking in the Library: Bruschetta Sampling with Chef Ava Marie
Thursday, July 21st at 6:00 PM

Join us for an evening with South San Francisco’s own Chef Ava Marie! Ava is the author of the food blog Recipes from an Autistic Chef. We will be hosting a Bruschetta Sampling, Ava will be creating, instructing, and sharing her version of bruschetta. We also welcome you bring your own version of this summer favorite. We will provide the bread and crackers.

 
Paul Nemeth Author Talk: The Vault
Saturday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Meet South San Francisco author Paul Nemeth and learn about his latest book,
The Vault. This futuristic thriller focuses on professional dreamer Owen Tipton who is the only hope for a boy trapped in a nightmare. View the book trailer online or learn more about this book from Everything South City’s article about its release.

Paul Nemeth it also the author of Cataclysm Children and is a professional bassist/guitarist and music teacher.

 
Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension
Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for the first in afternoon of health in the library, with our community partners, Walgreens. In this session a pharmacy expert will be on hand to help you understand Blood Pressure and Hypertension. This program will be hosted by a registered pharmacist from the South San Francisco Walgreens, located at 399 El Camino Real, and the corner of health and happy.

 
Tech Time

Introduction to Arduino
Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message – and turn it into an output – activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. To do so you use the Arduino programming language (based onWiring), and the Arduino Software (IDE), based on Processing.
In this Intro to Arduino session you will learn what to expect of the class, what an arduino is, the basics of the component of the Arduino unit, and what to expect in upcoming workshops.

 

TDI
Drop-In classes at South San Francisco Main Library
Every Day, except Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
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.
Drop-In classes at the Community Learning Center (en Español), 520 Tamarack Lane
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in March , 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Adult Summer Coding Camp Check In’s
Learn how to make a website this summer with Gale Courses and South San Francisco Public Library! Here’s how it works:
Go to bit.ly/ssfcourses and sign up for the “Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5” course that begins on June 15th (or come to our kickoff party on June 11th and we’ll help you get signed up).
Come to our hour long meetings for tips, support, and to share your progress in the class
Meeting dates:
Saturday June 11, 2:00 p.m. (kickoff party)
Thursday June 16, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday June 25, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday June 30, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday July 7, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday July 9, 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 19, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 26, 6:00 p.m. (finale)

You can come to as many meetings as you’d like. We’ll be discussing the course content, working together to address any particularly tough issues, and offering support and encouragement to each other. Please note these meetings are not classes, but an opportunity to provide and receive support as you learn a new skill.
LibLab MakerSpace

Open LibLab MakerSpace
Are you interested in learning about robotics? Do you find creating circuits electrifying? Looking to add sewing to your DIY (Do It Yourself) skill set?

Come in to the LibLab, the South San Francisco Library’s Makerspace! Located downstairs in the auditorium, the LibLab offers a variety of tools, electronics, computers, and other equipment that you can use for personal projects or to teach yourself something new. While staff members will be available to answer any questions you may have, the LibLab is an open, self-guided makerspace where you can tinker and craft at your own speed.
The LibLab seeks to foster STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education at all age levels. We are your partners in learning, and encourage you to develop new skills, and unleash your creativity in this hands-on environment.

Makers of all ages are welcome in the LibLab. Due to potential risks in using some of the equipment, however, any maker under the age of 13 MUST be under the supervision of a guardian at all times.

Pop-Up Makerspace
The library’s Pop-Up Makerspace is our LibLab in miniature! The Pop-Up Makerspace highlights some of the tools and pieces of equipment available in the LibLab on a rotating basis. Located upstairs in the library, the Pop-Up Makerspace allows you to get your feet wet tinkering and creating, before diving head first into making.

Textile Tuesdays
Get crafty with some friends at the library’s twice-monthly sewing workshops. This month’s projects will be easy kitchen aprons. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies as provisions will be limited.

Tuesday, July 5th at 1:00 p.m. – Aprons
Tuesday, July 19th at 1:00 p.m. – Open Sew
Monday Night Knit & Crochet
Monday July 25th 6:00 p.m.
Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome for an informal knitting and crocheting circle. Learn about helpful library resources, meet fellow crafters, work on ongoing projects, and 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.

Friday Lunchtime Knitting
Friday July 1st at Noon
Friday July 15th at Noon
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.

Charity Bear Sewing
Saturday July 30th at 2:00 p.m.

Spend a crafternoon with us at this family friendly craft and charity event. We will make these cuddle worthy Charity Bears, who will then find a new home with the children of San Mateo’s Domestic Violence Shelter, CORA. There will be cutting, sewing, and assembly involved, so please, no children under 13 without guardian supervision.

Main Children’s Programs

Blanket Fort Storytime
Monday, July 25th at 6:00 PM

Bring your favorite book and a flashlight to this special storytime at the library! We will read stories and sing songs together, then build blanket forts where you can read with your grown-up!

TUESDAY CRAFTS AND GAMES
Crafternoons
Tuesday, July 5th at 4:00 PM

Join us at the Main Library and create your own Cardboard Arcade Games using recycled material! This program is kindly sponsored by Sophie’s World; a company in our very own city of South San Francisco.

Board Game Afternoons
Tuesday, July 19th at 4:00 PM

Kids, join us at the library to play and enjoy board games! Bring your family and friends to learn a new game or play an old favorite!

WEDNESDAY SCIENCE AND LEGOS
Science Club
Wednesday, July 13th at 4:00 PM

Have fun with science at the library! Learn how to make magnetic slime, and watch your magnet get engulfed by slime! All materials will be provided.

Lego Club
Wednesday, July 27th at 4 00 PM

Kids 5 and older have fun and get creative with legos. Join us at the library on July 27th to build a Spacecraft or Space Shuttle! Your creations will be displayed in the children’s area!

THURSDAY BOOK CLUBS
Bookmunchers Book Club Meeting (for children 5-8 years old)
Book, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid, Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
Thursday, July 21st at 4:00 or 6:00 PM

Page Turners Book Club Meeting (for children 9-12)
Book, The Iron Trial by Holly Black
Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 PM

Stop by the front desk at the library to register for the book club and to pick up your free copy of the book (while supplies last). Read the book throughout the month, then we’ll meet at the end of the month for discussion and activities.

SATURDAY SPECIALS

Make & Take Project: art bot
Saturday, July 2nd at 10:30 AM
Join us at the library to make an art bot using plastic cups! Then, watch your bot make cool art!

Animal Show
Saturday, July 9th at 10:30 a.m.
Learn about wildlife with Tracey Hill’s Fur, Scales, and Tails Animal Show. You’ll be able to see some animals up close and after the last Animal is presented, the audience will then get additional time to pet some of their favorite Animal stars. Additional photos and videos may be taken at this time. Note: (pictures and videos may be taken throughout the entire show, our Animals are definitely not camera shy).
Connect with the Tracey Hill Fur, Scales, and Tails Animal Show
Website
Make & Take Project: slingshot rocket
Saturday, July 30th at 10:30 AM

Come to the library and make a slingshot rocket with straw! Then, watch your rocket fly! Make it a game with friends and other children!

Movie at the Library: The Sandlot
July 16th at 10:30 AM

Join us at the library for a free screening of the family-friendly movie, The Sandlot. The movie is Rated PG and runs 1 hour and 41 minutes. FREE popcorn will be provided.

Bubble Show
July 23rd at 10:30 AM

Join us for a fun and entertaining bubble show at the library! Watch an amazing show with bubbles of all sizes. You will even get the chance to stand inside a giant bubble!

Teen Programs
Manga/Anime
Thursday, July 28th at 3:30 PM

Join us at the Main Library and watch two new Anime episodes. We will have open manga discussions and make buttons too.

Teen Video Games
Thursday, July 14th at 3:30 PM

Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 join us at the Main library for open play. We will be playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl!
July Programs at the Pop Up Library at CLC
520 Tammarack Lane, SSF CA, 94080
English Conversation
Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM
Come to the Community Learning Center and join our conversation group! We will talk about various topics in order to help non English speakers strengthen and feel more confident with their English.
Bilingüe Tech Drop-InTech Drop-In at the Community Learning Center
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 10:00a.m. – Noon
and Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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.

Drop-In classes at the Community Learning Center (Bilingüe), 520 Tamarack Lane
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in Summer, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, and Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. We will also be holding Tech Drop In Monday evenings, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Antigua Coffee, located at 437 Grand Ave..

Premium Programming

Animal Show
Saturday, July 9th at 1:00 p.m.
Learn about wildlife with Tracey Hill’s Fur, Scales, and Tails Animal Show. You’ll be able to see some animals up close and after the last Animal is presented, the audience will then get additional time to pet some of their favorite Animal stars. Additional photos and videos may be taken at this time. Note: (pictures and videos may be taken throughout the entire show, our Animals are definitely not camera shy).
Connect with the Tracey Hill Fur, Scales, and Tails Animal Show
Website

Sophie’s World: Cardboard Arcade
Wednesday, July 7th at 3:00 p.m.
Make classic arcade games from upcycled and recycled material in this workshop presented by Sophie’s World at the Community Learning Center.

Peninsula Humane Society: Animal Talk
Monday, July 25th at 3:oo p.m.
Children will be able to learn about treating animals humanely while interacting with one of Peninsula Humane Society’s friendly dogs! This workshop is presented by Peninsula Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Librarian Led Programs

Pop-Up Story Times: City Hall/Grand Ave. Library Lawn
Thursdays,Through Summer, 10:30 AM
Join us for a pop up storytime in the community! Children of all ages will enjoy stories, play and educational activities! After every storytime, we will sign up children for the summer learning challenge and give away FREE books and prizes!

Crafternoon
Wednesday, July 6th at 4:00 p.m.
Get creative at Community Learning Center using a variety of craft material! This is an open craft activity where you can make anything using our materials and take it home afterward. You can make a gift for someone; make something to decorate your room or just have fun creating. We will provide suggested activities if you get stuck.

Board Games
Wednesday, July 13th at 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy board games at the Community Learning Center! Bring your family and friends to learn a new game or play an old favorite!

LibLab MakerSpace Club
Wednesday, July 20th at 4:00 p.m.
Join us at the Community Learning Center to have fun and get creative with legos. Our theme- build will be bridges! We want to see you make the best looking bridge you’ve ever seen!

Movie at the Library: Good Dinosaur
Saturday, June 25th, 2:00 p.m.
Join us at the library for a free screening of the family-friendly movie, Good Dinosaur. The movie is Rated PG and runs 1 hour and 31 minutes. FREE popcorn will be provided.

School Age Video Games
Wednesday, July 27th at 4:00 p.m.
Join us for open play with the different games we have on Wii! Bring your friends or family to play together at the Community Learning Center.

Blanket Fort Storytime
Monday, July 25th at 6:00 PM

Bring your favorite book and a flashlight to this special storytime at the library! We will read stories and sing songs together, then build blanket forts where you can read with your grown-up!

TUESDAY CRAFTS AND GAMES
Crafternoons
Tuesday, July 5th at 4:00 PM

Join us at the Main Library and create your own Cardboard Arcade Games using recycled material! This program is kindly sponsored by Sophie’s World; a company in our very own city of South San Francisco.

Board Game Afternoons
Tuesday, June 19th at 4:00 PM

Kids, join us at the library to play and enjoy board games! Bring your family and friends to learn a new game or play an old favorite!

WEDNESDAY SCIENCE AND LEGOS
Science Club
Wednesday, June 13th at 4:00 PM

Have fun with science at the library! Learn how to make magnetic slime, and watch your magnet get engulfed by slime! All materials will be provided.

Lego Club
Wednesday, July 27th at 4 00 PM

Kids 5 and older have fun and get creative with legos. Join us at the library on July 27th to build a Spacecraft or Space Shuttle! Your creations will be displayed in the children’s area!

THURSDAY BOOK CLUBS
Bookmunchers Book Club Meeting (for children 5-8 years old)
Book, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid, Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
Thursday, July 21st at 4:00 or 6:00 PM

Page Turners Book Club Meeting (for children 9-12)
Book, The Iron Trial by Holly Black
Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 PM

Stop by the front desk at the library to register for the book club and to pick up your free copy of the book (while supplies last). Read the book throughout the month, then we’ll meet at the end of the month for discussion and activities.

SATURDAY SPECIALS

Make & Take Project: art bot
Saturday, July 2nd at 10:30 AM

Join us at the library to make an art bot using plastic cups! Then, watch your bot make cool art!

Make & Take Project: slingshot rocket
Saturday, July 30th at 10:30 AM

Come to the library and make a slingshot rocket with straw! Then, watch your rocket fly! Make it a game with friends and other children!

Uncle Jer’s Bee Show
June 11th at 10:30 AM

Learn about how bees help plants grow and watch live bees work in a hive! There will also be honey to sample!

Movie at the Library: Hotel Transylvania
June 18th at 10:30 AM

Join us at the library for a free screening of the family-friendly movie, Hotel Transylvania. The movie is Rated PG and runs 1 hour and 31 minutes. FREE popcorn will be provided.

Puppet Show
June 25th at 10:30 AM

Join us for a fun and entertaining puppet show at the library!

Teen Programs
Manga/Anime
Thursday, June 23rd at 3:30 PM

Join us at the Main Library and watch two new Anime episodes. We will have open manga discussions and make buttons too.

Teen Video Games
Thursday, June 9th at 3:30 PM

Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 join us at the Main library for open play. We will be playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl!

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