December 2017 South San Francisco Library Events

South San Francisco, CA   November 29, 2017 Submitted by SSF Library

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Did you know December is “Learn a Foreign Language Month?” Well, the Library can help you with that. Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. With a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet you can take lessons that include flashcards, pictures, maps and even 350 of streamable and downloadable audio lessons. You can also access a special platform just for kids. Use your library card to create an account and learn a language today!

 

Food for Fines

November 1 – December 31

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

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

Do you have overdue fines or fees on your library account? You can clear them by bringing non-perishable food items to the library for donation to Second Harvest Food Bank! Any amount of food will clear your fines and fees from the following libraries: Burlingame, Daly City, Redwood City, San Mateo County Libraries, San Mateo, South San Francisco and College of San Mateo and Canada College. Please be sure to bring your donations to a service desk so we can make sure to credit your account. Charges for lost or damaged books cannot be cleared with a Food for Fines donation.

 

Adult

Every Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Creative Cafe-Coloring for Adults

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 but please feel free to bring your own projects.

Saturday Morning Yarn

Every other Saturday at 10:30 am

Saturday, December 2nd, 10:30 am

Saturday, December 16th, 10:30 am

Are you interested in learning to knit and crochet? Try your hand at these ever popular crafts! Experienced staff will be on hand to help you learn the basics. Supplies are limited so feel free to bring a skein of worsted weight yarn and size 8 knitting needles or size “J” crochet hook. For experienced knitters, bring a project and any questions you might have to this social knitting circle!

 

Monday December 4th, 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  

Volunteer Orientation

Are you interested in giving back to your community? Do you LOVE your library? Come to our Volunteer Recruitment and Orientation!

 

Staff will present information on such topics as:

* How to get started volunteering with the library

* Options for teens, adults and tweens

* Time commitments and requirements

* Service options and variety of volunteering positions available

Presentation will be followed by a Q & A session and the option to apply for volunteer service on the spot.  

 

Kaiser Knitting Group

Monday, December 4th and 18th  1:30-2:30 p.m.

Knit for a cause! The Kaiser Permanente Knitting Group meets twice a month at Kaiser Permanente Cancer Treatment Center and is open to all knitters. We chat, knit and have fun! Knitters are welcome to join in knitting hats, blankets, scarves and other warm things for donation to radiation and chemotherapy patients, but any project you wish to work on is great. Experienced knitters will be on hand to help with questions you might have. This offsite event is held at the Kaiser Permanente Cancer Treatment Center located at 220 Oyster Point Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080.

 

Tuesday, December 5th, 6:00 p.m.

The Great Estates of San Mateo County

Presented by the San Mateo County Historical Society

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

Explore the opulent homes of the Peninsula with Carmen Blair, Deputy Director of the San Mateo County Historical Association. Learn about the suburban lifestyles of the wealthy at the turn-of-the-century, and discover the fate of some the great estates of the Peninsula.

 

Connect with SM Historical Society

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Friday, December 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Winter Open House

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

Join us in a celebration of winter!

Kidz in Motion opens the celebration up with a special holiday theme. Throughout the day we will have  crafts for all ages, holiday movies, and  refreshments. We look forward to seeing you at the library.

 

Sunday, December 10th 3:00pm

Peninsula Clean Energy

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

 

Do you have questions about your energy bill? Did you know you are already enjoying cleaner electricity at lower rates? Learn more about Peninsula Clean Energy in this informational session. Peninsula Clean Energy was launched collaboratively by the County of San Mateo and all twenty of its cities to meet local climate action goals — and it saves you money!

 

Connect with Peninsula Clean Energy

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Tuesday, December 12th and 26th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Textile Tuesday:  Winter Stocking or Gift Bag

 

Textile Tuesday is held twice a month.  At the first meeting we work on a specific project.  The next workshop is an open sewing lab where participants can finish up past Textile Tuesday projects or bring in their individual sewing projects.  Make new friends, learn some new shortcuts and tricks, or just share your knowledge and experience with the group!

Spruce up your interiors with festive wintertime décor! Easy to sew Winter Stocking or Bottle Gift Bag are perfect for spreading cheer. Make either or both!

Supply List (stocking):

  • 2 contrasting Fat Quarters for stocking
  • ½ yard lining fabric
  • 10” ribbon
  • Fusible web such as Heat ‘n’ Bond Lite (optional)
  • Applique material such as felt, 1 square (optional)

Supply list (Bottle Gift Bag):

  • ¼ yard fabric or fat quarter
  • ¼ yard or 36” x 3” scrap fabric for tie

 

Friday, December 15th, 1:00 p.m.

Sharpie Mugs

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

Make sure no one else uses your mug again! We’ll learn how to customize standard ceramic mugs with oil-based Sharpie pens, and discuss ways to protect your design from repeated washings, and you get to take home your mug creation at the end!

 

Saturday, December 16th, 11:00 a.m.

Managing Your Holiday Photos

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

It seems like great photos happen every few minutes during the holidays! Family in from out of town, festive decorations, the kids’ happy faces, before you know it your digital cameras, phones and computers are bursting with snapshots. Then, when you look for that one special picture it is impossible to find! There is help! Our staff can assist you with learning the best ways to catalog and store your photos to more easily access them later and to protect them for future generations.

 

Saturday, December 16th, 12:00 – 2:00

Manicure Design Bar: 3D Printing

Sit and paint your nails while learning to use Tinkercad, Cura, and Ultimaker 2+ to design and print personalized nail attachments.   Followed by nailfie.  Capture your work with our ipads.   Beautiful nails are worth sharing.

 

JUV

 

Friday, December 1, 3:30 p.m.

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

Join two of our expert staff knitters and learn how to make a knitted braided ball!  Ever want to learn how to knit but was always intimidated by those long scarves and huge blankets?  Now’s your chance to learn two key knitting skills (knitting and purling), make something small and fairly easy, and have fun at the same time!  This is a several session program so please try to come to each session.  Each session will build on a previous skill learned and the participant will be able to make a completed ball by the end of the last session.  Previous knitting or crocheting experience is recommended but not required.  Recommended supplies is a size 9 or 13 knitting needles (especially if you want to take your project home and work on it at home!) and your choice of light yarn.  (Easier to learn how to knit with lightly colored yarn).

We look forward to crafting with you!

 

Friday, December 1, 4:00 p.m.

Final Fridays Family Dance Party! (Special Year-End First Friday Edition)

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

Has it been a long day? Week? Year? 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 sickest family-friendly jams amidst the glowy balloons and overall sparkliness of our Final Fridays Family Dance Party, closing out the year on the First Friday of December!

 

Saturday, December 2, 10:30 a.m.

ABC Mouse – Bring Learning Home

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

You can now check out an ABCmouse account using your library card to use at home with your child! Come to the library for a demonstration of ABCmouse – Take Learning Home with more than 8,500 activities that teach reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse makes learning fun and exciting, and it teaches children through books, games, songs, puzzles, videos, and more! Recommended for or children 2 years and up.

 

Saturday, December 2, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

Make and Take: Parol 2.0 (Star Lantern)

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

Come celebrate the Filipino Heritage with a parol workshop.  Parol is a star shaped lantern that is constructed with bamboos and decorated with tissue paper.  This year, lanterns will be decorated with other materials including craft sticks and Light Emitting Diodes.  We will demonstrate how to incorporate arduino uno for programmable illuminating lanterns.  Bring friends and family for an afternoon of making, sharing, and Filipino snacks.

 

Monday, December 4 and 18, 4:00 p.m.

Drawing Circle

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.

 

Monday, December 18, 6:00 p.m.

Trolls Storytime

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

Join us for hair raising storytime. We will read and sing about classic and contemporary trolls. Followed by an evening craft. We will make troll headbands, troll sculptures, and troll magnets.

 

Wednesday, December 6th, 4:00 p.m.

Dash & Dot

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

Come check out Dash and Dot! These are real programmable robots, charged and ready to play. They respond to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and even singing! We will use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

Thursday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.

Kids Coding: SCRATCH

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

At Kids Coding, we program simple to complex computer games, create video animations, and other cool tech activities for digital littles. All skill levels are welcome!  For December, the winter freeze has made the race track slippery.  Learn to make a two-person racing game with Scratch.  We’ll cover, editing tools to create cool race cars, record race track sounds, and apply simple programming.

 

Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.

Bilingual Child Author: Michelle Longega Wilson

How to Write Your Own Book

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

Find out how an ordinary 11 year old girl wrote and published three first bilingual books and became an Amazon Best Selling Author! Learn the process of writing your very own book through an interactive talk. Michelle will walk you through a step-by-step on planning, writing and publishing. Don’t forget to check out her books, Dangerously Deep,  Lost in Venice and Le evventure di Giulia at the South San Francisco Public Library.

 

Wednesday, December 13th, 4pm

Lego Club: Sports Arena

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

Create your own sports arena! Make anything from a baseball stadium to a quidditch pitch. 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, December 14, 4:00 p.m.

Bibliocommons

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

The library catalog is a powerful tool, but it can also be a little intimidating. Fear not! We’ll show you how to wrangle Bibliocommons to find the things you need.

 

Friday, December 15th, 10:30am

TumbleBooks – eBooks for Kids, Tweens, and Teenagers

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

Using our iPads, come take a look at the 2000+ title eBook collection at the palm of your hand! Experience reading in a new and exciting way with TumbleBookLibrary. TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s, tween, and high school-level e-books that is available with your South San Francisco Library card.

 

Friday, December 15, 4:00 p.m.

Sophie’s World Kids Craft

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

Join us for another round of Sophie’s World Kids Craft!  This month we will be having Sophie’s World on a Friday, so come and relax after a stressful week and make some crafts with us!  As always we will be in the auditorium at Main Library.  Hope to see you there!

 

Connect with Sophie

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Saturday, December 16, 3:00 p.m.

STEAM:  Math

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

Interested in math but tired of school? Enjoy math all over again with STEAM Math at the library! This month’s STEAM program will feature math games, coloring, and other math activities. Sound good? Then head on down to the Main Library to get your math on!

 

Thursday, December 23

Book Munchers Book Club:

4:00 pm: December Dog by Ron Roy

6:00 pm: Snowball Trouble by Kate Howard

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

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.

 

Tuesday, December 26th 12pm-3pm

Capstone Research Assistance

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

Need help finding print and online resources for your Capstone project? Get research assistance from a librarian! We will be holding open sessions for students looking for extra help or just a quiet study space. Additional dates and times include: December 29th, 10am-1pm, and January 2nd, 4-7pm. Grand Ave library will have a session on January 4th, 4-6pm.

 

Thursday, December 28th, 6:00pm

Page Turners Book Club: Foxcraft by Inbali Iserles

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

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.

 

GRAND

Holidays Cards: Cameo

Saturday, December 2nd at 3:00p.m.

SSF Grand Ave. Library 306 Walnut Ave., SSF, CA 94080

Haven’t started to make your Holiday Cards? Don’t worry, we will help! Using the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to create original Holiday cards to give as a present to your family or friends. Supplies will be provided,  while they last.

 

 

Wednesday, December 6th, 3:30 p.m.

Holiday Gift: Perler Bead Tops

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

Do you love perler beads?  Bring your passion to the next level.  Learn to design your bead creation or make awesome toys, ideal for a holiday gift.  We will be demonstrating how to make a moveable bus and a glow-in-the-dark perler beads top spinner.

 

Thursday, December 7th, 3:30 p.m.

Holiday Movies: Elf

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

It’s time for our favorite funny holiday movie,  Elf: The Movie. After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S in search of his true identity. Snacks will provide until they last.

Friday, December 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Winter Open House

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

Join us in a celebration of winter!

Baby Bounce opens the celebration up with a special holiday theme. Throughout the day we will have  crafts for all ages, holiday movies, and  refreshments. We look forward to seeing you at the library.

Thursday, December 14th at 11:30am

Adult Short Storytime

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.

 

Wednesday, December 20th at 3:30 pm

Holiday Gift: Snowflake Slime

Winter vacation is here and near.  Join us for an afternoon of holiday gift making.  We will be making sparkly snowflake slime. Put it in a nice jar, place a ribbon, and it’s ready for a unique gift to share with friends and family.  

 

Saturday, December 16th, 11:00 a.m.

Spanish Book Club: Bendiceme, ultima

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

Reunase en la biblioteca de Grand Ave para discutir el libro “Bendiceme, ultima”, por Rudolfo Anaya. La historia se basa en Nuevo Mejico en la Segunda Guerra Mundial donde un joven hombre y una anciana mujer de la medicina lo ayuda a luchar una batalla entre el bien y el man dentro del pueblo.  No se olvide de recojer su copia gratis en el mostrador.

 

This Month the Spanish Laguage Book club will read and disscuss “Bless Me, Ultima”, by Rudolfo Anaya. The story is based in Mexico during the Second World War II where an elderley medicine woman helps  a young man in his battle between good an evil.  Pick up your free copy of the book at the front desk, while supplies last.

 

Saturday, December 16th at 12p.m.

High Voltage: Engineering and Computer Science Club

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.

 

Saturday, December 16th, 2:00 p.m.

Financial Fitness 101: Cash Flow and Debt Management with Brad Hamada, CFEd

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

In this workshop, Brad Hamada will be testing our financial fitness and sharing methods to identify bad habits that hold us back financially. Also, he will share with us how to find the money in our daily lives that we already have, how we can save it properly, and use our savings to build a stronger financial future for our families.

 

Connect with Brad Hamada

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Thursday, December 21st, 4pm

VR Oculus Demonstration

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

Interested in virtual reality(VR)? See what all the buzz is about with a live demonstration of the Oculus Rift. Librarians will showcase gameplay and video streaming, while instructing best practices and future applications. During this program, teenagers and adults will be able to explore the immersive technology of VR. Must be 13+ to use the Oculus Rift.

 

Thursday, December 28th, 3:30 p.m.

DIY New Year’s Eve Decorations

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

Ready to start 2018?  Let us help- we will  help you  make decorations to celebrate the New Year: clocks, sunglasses and more.

 

ADULT DIGITAL LITERACY

 

Resume Workshop

Main – Monday, December 4th at 10:15 a.m.

Grand – Tuesday, December 5th at 2:00 p.m. – ¡hablamos español!

Main – Wednesday, December 6th at 10:15 a.m.

Main – Saturday, December 9th at 10:15 a.m.

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

This informative workshop will show you how to build a strong and efficient resume. Transform your resume into a well thought out and professional work summary. Learn what the do’s and don’t’s are when creating a polished review of your accomplishments. Resumes are a vital and essential component in obtaining a profession. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build a better future for your career path!

 

Online Job Searching

Main – Monday, December 11th at 10:15 a.m.

Grand – Tuesday, December 12th at 2:00 p.m.  – ¡hablamos español!

Main – Wednesday, December 13th at 10:15 a.m.

 

Stop by one of our job search workshops for assistance in finding the perfect job description for you! Looking for a job can be treacherous and frustrating, however, by attending one of our workshops you will find the necessary assistance you may need during the long search for a career. Staff will be there to assist and answer any questions you may have. A bright future begins with a secure job, let us help by giving you the tools you need to succeed!

 

Intro to Twitter

Main- Friday, December 15th at 10:15 a.m.

 

Take your first steps into the world of Twitter. Discover how to create an account, tweet, direct message and follow your favorite celebrities and friends! Learn how these short 140 words messages are influencing people everywhere. Laptops provided.

 

 

LinkedIn: Building Your Profile

Main – Monday, December 18th at 10:15 a.m.

Grand – Tuesday, December 19th at 2:00 p.m.  – ¡hablamos español!

Main – Wednesday, December 20th at 10:15 a.m.

 

LinkedIn as an online job-searching tool that allows you to search for jobs based on skills, experience and location. The first step to looking for a job is to build out your LinkedIn profile so recruiters can find you based on your skills and you can quickly apply for a job. This instructional workshop will show you how to create an account and build out a thorough LinkedIn profile.  Please bring your resume.

 

 

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