June 2018-SSF Library Events: So Much Happening!!

South San Francisco, CA   May 24, 2018  Submitted by SSF Library

E-Resource-Kanopy Kids

 

Have you tried out video streaming with Kanopy yet? We’re happy to announce the launch of Kanopy Kids which features hundreds of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Kanopy has partnered with Common Sense Media to offer developmentally appropriate age ratings that help you decide what to watch, plus you can now set up parental controls. Educational programming can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku – all you need is your SSF library card! Check out our website for more details: http://www.ssf.net/departments/library/services or visit https://ssf.kanopy.com/kids to start streaming!

 

Saturday June 2nd, 10:15 a.m.

Plan Your Summer Reading List

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

Discover new ways to keep track of all those books you want to read! You will try out the library’s new mobile app, learn how to personalize your library account with Bibliocommons, and find out what books are trending for Summer 2018.

 

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

Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday Morning Yarn

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

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!

 

Wednesday, June 6th, 12:00 p.m.

Mystery Book Club

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

Read any title that fits the monthly theme and then share with fellow Sherlocks and Nancy Drews. Mystery Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of every month.

June’s theme is “choose your own mystery.”

 

Saturday, June 9th, 10:30 a.m.

Roaming Readers

Oyster Point Marina, 95 Harbor Master Road, SSF, CA 94080

Meet with other readers to discuss your favorite books while walking local trails. A variety of routes will be mapped out with various distances. We will also have some of the library’s wearables available to check-out for you to track your fitness progress. The club meets in front of the fishing pier at the Oyster Point Marina.

 

Saturday, June 9th, 2:00 p.m.

Monday, June 18th, 3:00 p.m.

Intro to Illustrator

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

Adobe Illustrator gives you the power to design, draw and color images quick and easy. In this session, you will master how to draw objects with the shape and pen tools. You will also learn how to apply and work with colors, create shading effects and painterly brush strokes.

 

Monday, June 11th and June 25th,  1:30 p.m.

Kaiser Knit For a Cause

220 Oyster Point Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080

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.

 

Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Living in San Mateo County: Community Discussion with Home for All

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

Representatives from the Home for All Initiative will lead an informative presentation on the current housing environment in San Mateo County, followed by a facilitated group discussion. The library will provide an inviting space to meet with your fellow community members to share and discuss ideas related to housing and living in the area. This program will provide opportunities for open dialogue and engaging conversation.

Home for All SMC is a collaborative initiative comprised of the County of San Mateo, various cities/towns, school districts, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, and businesses. The mission of Home for All is to establish a climate in San Mateo County where a diversity of housing is produced and preserved so that San Mateo County will be a culturally, generationally, and economically diverse community with housing for all.  Please register for the event here.

 

Connect with Home for All

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Tuesday, June 12th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Textile Tuesday: Coasters – Charm Square Takedown!

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

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!

Keep those pesky rings off your coffee table with a bunch of cool new coasters! We have several packets of precut charm squares in pretty patterns for you to mix and match. We will keep on making coasters ‘til the squares run out!

 

Supplies:

We will supply charm squares or you can purchase your own

Per coaster: 5 charm squares (5”x5”)

Or ¼ yard quilting cotton in at least 3 colors

 

Thursday, June 14th, 6:00 p.m.

Author Talk: Breaking Up with Busy by Yvonne Tally

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

From family to career to self-fulfillment, being busy has become a way of life for the majority of women today. Only the price they pay to run this race includes health challenges, career delays, and societal expectations that they should be able to do it all without losing their cool. In this inspiring evening, author Yvonne Tally offers today’s overscheduled women practical, mindful, and effective solutions to the frustrations caused by the time-strapped lifestyle that so many of them experience on a daily basis.

 

Connect with Yvonne

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

Adult Crafternoon: DIY Wind Chimes

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

Get your craft on with these fun homemade wind chimes! We’ll learn how to turn household objects into musical decorations. Adult Crafternoon meets one Friday a month.

 

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

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

SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Ave., 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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Sunday, June 17, 2:15 p.m.

Walgreens Talk: Medication Adherence

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

What is medication adherence? What are the consequences of not being adherent? Learn some tips for better medication routines. Talks are led by Walgreens representatives.

Connect with Walgreens

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Monday, June 18th, 6 p.m.

Author Talk: Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks by Ravi Chandra, M.D.

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

We are who happens to us, and what we make of the happening. Who do we become when we relate online? What happens to our minds and hearts? Ravi Chandra is a psychiatrist and Buddhist who values conversation, relationship, and their ultimate goals: love and the feeling of society. And he thinks we are in danger. Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks, is a rich modern memoir of relationship online and off, a state-of-the-art exploration of psychological research about social media, and an engaging introduction to Buddhism.

Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist and writer in San Francisco, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks is his full-length nonfiction debut, and is the winner of the 2018 Nautilus Books Silver Award Winner for Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought category.

Connect with Ravi Chandra, M.D.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00 p.m.

Book Club

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

Book Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. from January through November.

The book selection for June is The Futures by Anna Pitoniak.

“Julia and Evan fall in love as undergraduates at Yale. For Evan, a scholarship student from a rural Canadian town, Yale is a whole new world, and Julia–blond, beautiful, and rich–fits perfectly into the future he’s envisioned for himself. After graduation, and on the eve of the great financial meltdown of 2008, they move together to New York City, where Evan lands a job at a hedge fund. But Julia, whose privileged upbringing grants her an easy but wholly unsatisfying job with a nonprofit, feels increasingly shut out of Evan’s secretive world.

With the market crashing and banks failing, Evan becomes involved in a high-stakes deal at work–a deal that, despite the assurances of his Machiavellian boss, begins to seem more than slightly suspicious. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past who offers a glimpse of a different kind of live. As the economy craters, and as Evan and Julia spin into their separate orbits, they each find that they are capable of much more–good and bad–than they’d ever imagined. ” – from the publisher.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2:00 p.m.

Author Talk: Adrian Covert, “Taverns of the American Revolution”

Molloy’s Tavern

1655 Mission Rd #6, SSF, CA 94080

Drink to the Founding Fathers while learning about their favorite pubs in Adrian Covert’s presentation on his book Taverns of the American Revolution.

 

Taverns of the American Revolution presents the boozing and schmoozing that went on in some of America’s most historic watering holes, revealing the crucial role these public houses played as meeting places for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and their fellow Founding Fathers in the struggle for independence. More than a retelling of the Revolutionary War, this unique volume takes readers on a tour of more than twenty surviving colonial taverns; features period artwork, maps, and cocktail recipes; and is filled with trivia and anecdotes about the drinking habits of colonial Americans.

 

Adrian Covert is a San Francisco–based author, artist, and Vice President of Public Policy for the Bay Area Council, a regional business and economic planning non-profit organization. Covert studied political science at San Francisco State University and enjoys old bars and playing baseball for the Sunset Nobles. He lives in the Mission District with his wife, Rachel, and their dog, Buddy.

 

This program will be held at South San Francisco’s own Molloy’s Tavern.

 

Connect with Adrian

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Friday, June 29th, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Table Talk: Open Gaming at the Library

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

Learn how to play the board games Takenoko, Hot Shots and more! Play with the library’s collection of games, or bring your own to share!

 

Saturday, June 2, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Peanuts On the Go

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

Unleash the artist in you this summer.  Learn cartooning and animation with the Charles Schulz Museum.  Professional artists will guide participants on how to draw Snoopy and the rest of Peanuts’ characters.  Bring your drawings to life with Stop-Motion animation.

 

Tuesday, June 5, 4 p.m.

Build Your Own Comic

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

Create your very own comic book by combining comic book images with your own words. Tell your own story by selecting familiar characters from across multiple comics and putting them into unexpected settings.No drawing skills required. Fun for the whole family!

 

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

Exploring the Insides of a PC and Laptop

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

Have you ever been curious about what is inside your computer?  Is it like a maze in there or more like a labyrinth? Here is your chance to have a hand in dismantling a computer, explore its parts, and learn how its innards work together to generate the almost magical power of personal computing.  All ages are welcome to partake in this hands-on learning experience taught by trained staff.  Come early for seating is limited.

 

Thursday, June 7, 4 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board

SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Ave., 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.

 

Friday, June 8, 4:00 p.m.

Nintendo Labo Kit Building

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

Cardboard is a versatile material for more than just prototyping! We’ll cover the creative possibilities of cardboard and assemble official kits to use with the Nintendo Switch! Stay tuned for future events where these cardboard creations will come to life through video game play.

 

Saturday, June 9, 1:00 p.m.

Reptile Kingdom

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

Meet Ron McGee and his amazing animal friends, including a black throat monitor lizard, Brazilian Bird Eating Spider, hissing cockroach, Red-Tailed Boa, and green anaconda.  A fun and educational animal show that will amaze everyone.

 

Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.

STEAM – Technology and Engineering

Saturday, June 9 at 3:00pm

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

The “T” and “E” in STEAM stand for Technology and Engineering! Build cars from Legos or Goldieblox and race them down a ramp. Plus, you can make and take home your very own papercraft toy. On your mark, get set, go…to SSF Main Library for all the fun!

 

Monday June 11, 3 p.m.

Reader Leader Orientation

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

Reader Leader is a summer literacy program that pairs teenagers with struggling elementary school readers to help develop their reading skills over summer. Program runs from June 18-August 11. This hour long orientation is for teen volunteers and teens interested in volunteering only. During this session you will learn best practices in teaching literacy skills, how to engage reluctant readers, and how to support continued learning. For more information please call 650-829-3860 or email pinol@plsinfo.org.

 

Tuesday, June 12, 4p.m.

Sophie’s World

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

Spend your summer crafting with Sophie’s World. Sophie Maletsky, of Sophie’s World, uses her sixteen years of experience to come up with great new ways to entertain children! From crafts to activities and games to parties to songs and silliness, she has everything you need to have creative fun.

 

Connect with Sophie

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Wednesday, June 13th, 4:00 p.m.

Makey Makey Piano and Scratch Programming

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

The lifesize Makey Makey piano 2.0 is back and better than ever!  Learn about Scratch programming and how simple household materials can be used to make awesome music!

 

Saturday, June 16, 1:30 pm

Incredible Insects

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

Meet and handle live insects and arachnids with Discovery Lab.  Explore the fantastic lives of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more.  Be amazed by the extraordinarily diverse world of bugs.

 

Saturday, June 16, 2:00 p.m.

Keyboarding for Kids

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

Can you type faster than the speed of light? Probably not. Join the army of keyboard crushers and learn the basics of typing through our keyboarding class! We will go through quick lessons and loosen up our fingers with fun typing games! How many words per minute do you think you can type?

 

Wednesday, June 20, 4 p.m.

Lego Club: Safari

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

Create a model of a savanna landscape, complete with your favorite animals. We will be exploring this unique ecosystem through construction. 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.

 

FridaySaturday, June 22nd-23rd, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Escape Game: Escape the Space Alien

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

Our spacecraft has been breached and infected with a hostile alien parasite! You and your team are special trained forces given 60 minutes to deduce the infected and eradicate the threat! Use clues and solve puzzles for your escape. The fate of the crew members are in your hand! 2 sessions daily. Registration required, 8 players max per session. Reserve your spot at libcal.ssf.net or call 650-829-3860.

 

Thursday, June 28th

Book Munchers Book Club

4:00 pm: Perfect Time for Pandas by Mary Pope Osborne

6:00 pm: Dingoes at Dinnertime by Mary Pope Osborne

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.

 

Friday, June 29, 4pm

Science Club: Slime

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

Summer is here and we are celebrating with slime, and slime, and even more slime! Through the use of the scientific method, we will be testing, observing, and recording our findings to better understand what it takes to make the perfect slime. Fun for the whole family!

 

Saturday, June 30, 1:30 p.m.

Bats in the Library

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

Bats are important animals.  Large bats help plants to grow.  Some bats help to control the number of insects.  Learn and meet live California bats with the  NorCal Bats.

 

GRAND

 

Saturday, June 2, 2:00 p.m.

Super Heroes-Saturday

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

Hola Amigos! International “Dia del Niño” is such a fun holiday that many families look forward to every year. Join us on for an evening of artisanal crafts. While we decorate our own piñata made from recycled plastic easter eggs. We will also enjoy watching Wonder Woman. Everyone is welcome. Tambien hablamos español!

 

Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 p.m.

Ahhrr! It is pirate storytime

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

Enjoy the summer with this special Pirate Storytime! Listen, sing, dance, read, and craft.  Afterwards, we will decorate cookies.  Limited supplies, please arrive on time.  Tambien hablamos español.

 

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

Nintendo Labo Kit Building

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

Cardboard is a versatile material for more than just prototyping! We’ll cover the creative possibilities of cardboard and assemble official kits to use with the Nintendo Switch! Stay tuned for future events where these cardboard creations will come to life through video game play.

 

Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.

Reptile Kingdom

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

Meet Ron McGee and his amazing animal friends, including a Black Throat Monitor Lizard, Brazilian Bird Eating Spider,  hissing cockroach, Red-Tailed Boa, and green anaconda.  A fun and educational animal show that will amaze everyone.

 

✔ ADULT

Wednesday, June 13, 6:00 p.m.

DIY Hand Sanitizer

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

At this workshop you will learn how to create your own natural hand sanitizer. This recipe works well and smells great, saves you money, and is a great way to fight cold, flu, and other germs! Supplies are limited. Tambien hablamos español.

 

Thursday, June 14, 4:00 p.m.

Inventor’s Challenge: GoldieBlox

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

Are you ready for GoldieBlox adventures of building musical instruments, simple vehicles, or amusement park rides? This workshop will do it all using GoldieBlox from our makerspace collection. All ages welcome!

 

✔ ADULT

Saturday, June 16, 12:00 p.m.

Genealogy Series: Searching for Family in Other Countries

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

Are you curious about your family history but don’t know where to find resources? The library is offering monthly sessions to help you find your people! Each class provides additional time for patrons to work on their family tree under the guidance of a librarian. This will be our fourth session of the series, but all are welcome to attend!

 

We will review the basics of genealogy, including how to access and use Ancestry Library Edition. For best results, please come with names, birth and death dates, and locations of your ancestors.

 

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

Incredible Insects

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

Meet and handle live insects with Discovery Lab.  Explore the fantastic lives of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more.  Be amazed by the extraordinarily diverse world of insects.

 

Thursday, June 21, 4p.m.

Sophie’s World

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

Spend your summer crafting with Sophie’s World. Sophie Maletsky, of Sophie’s World, uses her sixteen years of experience to come up with great new ways to entertain children! From crafts to activities and games to parties to songs and silliness, she has everything you need to have creative fun.

 

Connect with Sophie

Website | FaceBook | Instagram |

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