October 2017 Events- South San Francisco Library Events

South San Francisco, CA   September 21, 2017 Submitted by SSF Library  

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Every Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Creative Cafe-Coloring for Adults@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Take a break from your everyday routine and join us in coloring at the library! Choosing different colors and patterns will help you de-stress from your daily lives while stimulating your creative brain. Color a page or two and enjoy some refreshments and conversation. We will have some supplies available but please feel free to bring your own projects.

Saturday, October 7th at 11:00 a.m.

Online Holiday Shopping@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Have you started thinking about your holiday shopping strategy? Part of your strategy should include methods of shopping safely online. We have some tools and tips to protect your identity and money when adding items to your virtual shopping cart.

Tuesday, October 10th and 24th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Textile Tuesday: Painted Silk @SSF Main Library

Create beautiful hand painted silk scarves.  Learn the basic use of acid dye, textile paint, and fabric pens.  To protect your garments, please bring aprons.  Habotai silk scarves are stitched at the edge and prepared for creative painting.

Habotai silk is commonly referred to as “China” silk.  The fabric is shiny, lightweight, and breezy.  Limited supply of scarves and dyeing materials will be provided.

Tuesday October 10th 6pm

Friends of the South San Francisco Public Library Quarterly Meeting

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

Connect with the SSF Friends of the Library

Website

Thursday, October 12th at 6:00 p.m.

HIP Housing Home Sharing Informational Program@SSF Main Library

HIP Housing, a non-profit organization with over 40 years of housing experience, is reaching out to the community to promote its Home Sharing program. The Home Sharing program matches persons who have a room to rent in their home with people who are seeking housing. Clients must live, work or go to school in San Mateo County in order to participate. HIP Housing helps to connect people in living arrangements whereby a home seeker pays rent or exchanges help with cooking, cleaning and other household duties for reduced rent. There is no fee to participate. Home Sharing benefits the community by reducing housing costs for all and providing an affordable housing arrangement in one of the most expensive areas of the Country.

HIP Housing’s Home Sharing program:

● Interviews prospective housemates and completes applications

● Requests 3 references, proof of income and identification of clients

● Checks local criminal history background & National Sex Offender database

● Provides resources on what questions to ask of prospective housemates during interviews

● Assists housemates in completing a Living Together Agreement

● Provides mediation and follow up support to housemates

● Offers a home sharing program free of charge.

With funding from San Mateo County, a one-time $250 incentive is provided to persons who rent a room to someone in our program 90 days after they move in. Now is the time to put that extra room in your home to good use! Earn extra monthly income as well as a $250 incentive!

If you or someone you know would like to find a housemate to help reduce housing or utility costs or to provide some assistance in the home, please contact Laura Fanucchi at 650-348-6660 x 303 or lfanucchi@hiphousing.org to schedule a convenient time to complete an application at one of our four San Mateo County offices.

Saturday, October 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale: @SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080                                                             

Book lovers who spend at least $30 dollars at this book sale will receive a free book bag.  South San Francisco Friends of the Library provides financial support that helps make special  programs and collections possible.

Connect with the Friends of the Library

Website

Saturday, October 14th at 2:00 p.m.

Peninsula Clean Energy @SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Peninsula Clean Energy, or PCE, is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider. Peninsula Clean Energy was launched collaboratively by the County of San Mateo and all twenty of its cities to meet local climate action goals. Learn more about PCE, and the rates they offer in this informational session.

Connect with PCE

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Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00 p.m.

South San Francisco Asian Alliance presents Cassie Eng@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Cassie Eng is 14 years old and a 9th Grader at the Urban School of San Francisco.  From the year she turned 6, she has been celebrating her birthday by sponsoring charitable projects to benefit children in impoverished or marginalized neighborhoods in the Philippines and in other parts of the world.  She has partnered with organizations like Feeding Metro Manila, Philippine Toy Library, Yellow Boat of Hope, Bag943 and Project Pearls in past and present projects to reach and give hope to the poorest communities across the Philippines. In 2014, Cassie’s story was the subject of a documentary film entitled “Cassie’s Bucket of Happiness” which was an entry to CinePambata, an annual film festival held by the Philippine Department of Education and the National Council for Children’s Television to help raise awareness about children’s rights and to promote positive values. The film was awarded the Special Jury Prize for its inspirational message.

Cassie’s recurring project is the Bag of Dreams Challenge, which has given out more than 1000 backpacks with school supplies to children in very poor areas. She also spends her summer vacation volunteering at Project PEARLS’ daily feeding program in the slums of Manila. She has also been named youth ambassador and honorary spokesperson by the Yellow Boat of Hope, the Rotary Club of Makati, and Project PEARLS for the projects she has done in partnership with these organizations. Cassie will share her personal journey with us and discuss paying it forward. Refreshments to follow.

Connect with South San Francisco Asian Alliance

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Tuesday, October 17th,  at 6:00 p.m.

Book Club: Small Great Things by Jodie Picoult @SSF Main Library

The book club meets on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss popular works of fiction. In October, we are reading Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things, a novel dealing with the current issues of the day, including racism, white supremacy and other critical matters facing the population. The story focuses on an African-American nurse who is facing a trial which forces these negative undercurrents to the surface. “This novel will challenge readers with its probing self-awareness, forcing engaged readers to meditate on their own beliefs and actions along with the characters in the book. It is also rewarding to find a high profile writer like Picoult take an earnest risk to expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.”  Washington Post.

Get the book here.

Saturday, October 21st, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Mary Kay Makeovers @SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Learn about the world of Mary Kay beauty products for all your skincare and cosmetic needs.  Find out what type of products are best for your needs and learn simple makeup application techniques.  We will provide step-by-step instructions that you will be able to perform at home. Once you have tried samples, and your face is a clean canvas, you will then receive makeup samples to create either an everyday or a more dramatic look!  Individual consultations will be available at the end of the class while future follow up appointments will also be available.  Every participant will be entered for FREE Mary Kay products, too!  Come join the fun! Registration is required for this event. Call (650)-829-3860 to sign up.

Sunday, October 22nd, 3:00 p.m.

Walgreens: Oncology Nutrition @SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Representatives from Walgreens Pharmacy will be available to discuss how nutrition can help you in fighting or recovering from cancer. Bring your questions, concerns and we will try to provide answers and recommendations to improve your quality of life.

Connect with Walgreens

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Thursday, October 26th,  6:00 p.m.

Cavallini Papers & Co Inc. @SSF Main Library

The Library is honored to host and learn about South San Francisco’s own Cavallini Papers & Co., Inc. For over 25 years Cavallini has been producing the highest quality of gift and stationery products, drawing inspiration from the Cavallini archives. From 19th century anatomical charts to mid-century travel guides, from maps to botanical plates, the collection spans hundreds of years and preserves a vast variety of both everyday ephemera and rare, iconic images. The Cavallini archives are tended by founder Brad Parberry, a collector since childhood.

Inspired by a year spent immersed in the culture and art of Italy, Brad began importing art calendars like the one he first purchased in Perugia. Christened after his grandmother’s married name, Cavallini was first established in the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco in 1989. Since then, Cavallini’s range has grown to include a variety of innovative paper products in addition to our calendars, which remain a perennial favorite. Today, Cavallini is sourced by museums, high design shops, bookstores, and other admirers of our products worldwide. Our range is a testament to Brad’s lifelong reverence for the past and the delight of enduring design.

Get inspired by the history of Cavallini and find out about the 2017 Warehouse Sale, where it is your chance to get  deals on their beautiful paper products. Prices run 40-70% off retail. This is a true warehouse sale.

Connect with Cavallini

401 Forbes Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080 USA

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Friday, October 27th,  1:00 p.m.

Fabric Pumpkin Potpourri Sachet @SSF Main Library

Get ready for the best Halloween celebration by creating delightful smelling sachets filled with fall scents. Make these fragrant gifts for your friends and family with our fun holiday fabrics.

Sunday, October 29st, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mary Kay Makeovers @SSF Main Library

Learn about the world of Mary Kay beauty products for all your skincare and cosmetic needs.  Find out what type of products are best for your needs and learn simple makeup application techniques.  We will provide step-by-step instructions that you will be able to perform at home. Once you have tried samples, and your face is a clean canvas, you will then receive makeup samples to create either an everyday or a more dramatic look!  Individual consultations will be available at the end of the class while future follow up appointments will also be available.  Every participant will be entered for FREE Mary Kay products, too!  Come join the fun! Registration is required for this event. Call (650)-829-3860 to sign up.

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Hack Your Homework@SSF Main Library

Every Day at 3:00 p.m.

Get help at the library with your homework  by accessing databases, doing research and finding online tools to help answer your math questions each school day at 3 pm.

Monday, October 2 and 16, 4:00 p.m.

Drawing Circle@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Do you enjoy drawing? Or is making lines on paper terrifying, but you’d like a safe place to give it a try? Either way, you should make a line straight to the Drawing Circle, where we will provide blank paper, pencils of many colors, and fancy erasers. (There will be so many hoity-toity erasers, you’ll want to erase everything and begin each drawing all over again.)  You’re welcome to freehand it, and we’ll also bring out many of the library’s how-to-draw books for inspiration and guidance. Open to all ages and skill levels.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 6:00 p.m.

Roadmap to College@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Provided by The Princeton Review, the Roadmap to College seminar outlines best practices for teenagers to prepare for college, while still in high school. Learn the steps to best organize test schedules, choosing the right college, applying, and more! This program is ideal for all high students, freshman to senior. Reduce your stress and be prepared to apply for college.

Connect with The Princton Review

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Wednesday, October 4th, 4:00 p.m.

Google Hacks@SSF Main Library

Students seem to have endless hours of homework. But we’ll be offering research tips and tricks to help get those assignments done on time. Afterwards, we’ll use those tips and tricks through a fun speed searching game!

Thursday, October 5th, 4:00 p.m.

Kids Coding: Stikbot Animation@SSF Main Library

Take a homework break and create your first  animated movie using Stikbots. Stikbots are fun, moveable toy figurines. They are great for animation. Capture your imagination in videos. Digital artworks will be curated in the library’s gallery.

Friday, October 6th, 4:00 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Make your voice heard at our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB is a teen-driven community group focused on advising library staff in library atmosphere, program development, book and DVD selections, and youth engagement. This is an opportunity for teenagers to be involved in the decision making process of the library and to develop essential skills for the future.  You do not have to be a volunteer to participate. All teens are encouraged to participate. Volunteer credit will be given to all who attend TAB meetings.

Saturday, October 7th, 10:30 p.m.

4Cs Speaker Series: Red Flags and Referrals@SSF Main Library

What are developmental milestones? And why are they important? This training will prepare you to learn about developmental milestones for children 2 months to 5 years of age. Next, we will learn about the agencies a parent can visit to obtain a referral and or evaluation needed to help a child.

Connect with 4C’s

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Tuesday, October 10th, 4:00 p.m.

Sophie’s World:  Kids Craft@SSF Main Library

Join us for an afternoon of crafting with Sophie’s World!  In honor of the month of October and one of our favorite holidays, Halloween, we will be making themed based crafts.

Connect with Sophie’s World

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Friday, October 14th, 3:30 p.m.

Spooky Earrings@SSF Main Library

Have fun at the library making some spooky crazy earrings!  Join two of our artistic librarians as they show you how to use the 3d printer, the Cameo, and other jewelry making technology to put together some spooky earrings to wear all month or all year long!

Wednesday, October 18th, 4:00 p.m.

Lego Club: Halloween@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Create your favorite Halloween scene. From spooky mansions to haunted woods, there’s nothing we can’t make. Everything built will be displayed in the children’s area until next Lego Club.Themes are suggestions. Free design is always encouraged. Duplo bricks provided for younger children.Through the use of basic structural techniques and highly creative engagement, Lego provides children with a chance to explore 3D creation.

Thursday, October 19th, 4:00pm and 6:00pm

Book Munchers Book Club: @SSF Main Library

4:00 pm: The Haunted Hayride by Abby Klein

6:00 pm: Skeletons Don’t Play Tubas by Debbey Dadey

Kids ages 5-8 can stop by the library to register for the book club and pick up a free copy of this month’s book (while supplies last). Read the book throughout the month, then we’ll meet for discussion and an activity.

Saturday, October 21st, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Make and Take: Paper Circuitry@SSF Main Library

Join us for an illuminating afternoon.  We will be playing with lights during our monthly make and take!  Come and make electronic notebooks and illuminating greeting cards using copper tapes and LEDS.

Saturday, October 21st, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Spooky Balloon Making@SSF Main Library

Twist and tie your Halloween balloon figures.  Learn the art of balloon modelling.  The Grinning Ghost, Black Cat, Squishy Pumpkin, Scary Bat, and other simple shapes will be demonstrated.

Wednesday, October 25th, 10:30 a.m.

Babies Speak: Infant Sign Language Workshop@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

This workshop will be presented by William White, author of Signs of a Happy Baby. Excerpts from his book were featured on TIME magazine’s special September edition, The Science of Childhood! His book introduces more than 20 signs that are based on American Sign Language (ASL). It is designed for expectant parents and parents with babies ranging in age from birth to 18 months. You will learn about the latest research and all the tools to teach your baby to sign. Fun activities and songs will show you how easy it can be to integrate simple signs into your everyday routine to jump-start your child’s verbal skills.

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Thursday, October 26th, 6:00pm

Page Turners Book Club: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz@SSF Main Library

Kids ages 9-12 can stop by the library to register for the book club and pick up a free copy of this month’s book (while supplies last). Read the book throughout the month, then we’ll meet for discussion and an activity.

Friday, October 27, 4:00 p.m.

Final Fridays Family Dance Party! @SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Has it been a long day? Week? Lifetime? Or do you and your kids just have some energy you need to get out of your system? Then come shake your tail to the best family-friendly jams amidst the glowy balloons and sparkly lights of our Final Fridays Family Dance Party!

Saturday, October 28th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dragon Day@SSF Main Library

Have you seen the dragon at the corner of Westborough Blvd and W Orange Ave? Celebrate the winner of the “Name the Dragon” contest with fun crafts and activities. Meet the winner at the event! This program is in partnership with the South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department and Cultural Arts Programs. Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, October 28th, 1:30 p.m.

STEAM: Technology and Engineering@SSF Main Library

This month’s STEAM program is all about Technology and Engineering! Invent moving parts with our LittleBits and play with our featured Makerspace equipment. Have fun learning more about technology and engineering at the library!

Monday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.

Glow in the Dark Halloween Storytime@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

The night before Halloween is a Glow-in-the-Dark Storytime at the library.  We will read illuminating books and create simple super cool luminest crafts.  Wear neon or white clothes to be part of the black light environment.

Monday, October 30, 5:00 p.m. (New Time!)

TV Club: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, “Luna Eclipsed”@SSF Main Library

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Every autumn, the residents of Ponyville celebrate the defeat of Nightmare Moon by dressing in costumes, playing pranks and eating candy. But when Princess Luna (formerly Nightmare Moon) returns to town, everypony but Twilight Sparkle is afraid of her. Can Princess Luna convince her subjects she’s not evil anymore? It’s only her reputation that hangs in the balance in “Luna Eclipsed.” If you haven’t seen it, that’s okay — we’ll watch and discuss the episode together, followed by a light craft.  For fillies and colts of all ages.

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EVERY Tuesday  & Thursday 2PM – 5PM,

Wednesday 2PM – 7PM, AND

Saturday 2PM – 4PM

Children’s Hearts Chess Club@Grand Ave Library

Grand Avenue Branch Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

The Chess Club for children aims to familiarize children with the game of Chess.  Based on research done, it was found chess helps children to become better students at school.  Chess is taught in a helpful, no stress environment.   Chess is a game for life.

Wednesday October 4th, October 11th, October 18th  & October 25th,  3:30 PM

Google Coding Club@Grand Ave Library

Grand Avenue Branch Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Learn computer programming with Google Code Corps.  We will explore different themes including sports, fashion, art, social media, and music.  While learning computer science in a fun and social environment.

Google Code Corps is a collaborative partnership between Americorps VISTA, Google, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Our goal is to enable children to be successful through a computer science education.

Saturday,  October 7, 11 AM

High Voltage: Computer Science and Engineering@Grand Ave Library

Grand Avenue Branch Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Are you curious to know how engineers play with circuits and electricity? Develop your computer skills and learn about electronic components at the High Voltage Engineering Club. All ages are welcome. While supplies last.

Desea experimentar como trabajan los ingenieros con circuitos, electricidad y muchos mas experimentos? Incrementa tus habilidades de la computacion y componentes electronicos en nuestro Club de la Biblioteca de Grand Avenida. Todas las edades son bienvenidas. Los suministros serán proveidos mientras duren.

Thursday, October 12th, 12:00 p.m.

Listen & Lunch: Story time for Adults@Grand Ave Library

Grand Avenue Branch Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

It’s storytime for adults! Bring your lunch, enjoy a short story and brief discussion. Monthly story selections will span all genres and may include essays, memoirs or non-fiction materials.

Saturday, October 21st, 2:00 p.m.

Financial Fitness: Building Wealth and Asset Accumulation@Grand Ave Library

Grand Avenue Branch Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

As confusing as the financial landscape may seem, there is a formula to wealth. Master this formula and you can be supremely confident in your ability to make good financial decisions to build wealth effectively for your family. Learn about how money works, how to make it work best for you by maximizing each wealth component and simple strategies to help you systematically build long term wealth to further secure your retirement. Brad Hamada will introduce methods to get you on your way to becoming your own money manager!

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