South San Francisco Public Library Events -February 2019

South San Francisco, CA   January 24, 2019 Submitted by SSF Library 

ADULTS

Saturday, February 2nd, 2:00 p.m.

Aromatherapy Lecture with Frauke Galia

SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080
Join Frauke Galia, founder of FALK Aromatherapy, as she presents an introduction to aromatherapy and essential oils. “FALK Aromatherapy was founded on the understanding that nature is our ally and our partner in personal health and wellbeing. The aromatic plants that produce essential oils can support us in so many ways, both emotionally and physically. We encourage people to embrace the aromatic and therapeutic aspects of essential oils, but we want them to understand they have the power to heal and the capacity to harm.” -from https://www.falkaromatherapy.com/about/

Monday, February 4th, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 11th, 6:00 p.m.
Create Your Own Coloring Book
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Use everyday technology to create your own coloring page! Using your smartphone, an app, and a laptop, you can create a coloring page from one of your favorite photos. Please bring your smartphone or tablet with a few pictures on the device. We will be using the Prisma app, which is available in the App Store (Apple) or Google Play store. This is a two part class. The first class will include converting your picture within the app. The second class will allow you to view your page and color it. Please bring your smartphone or tablet, laptops will be available to use but feel free to bring your own.

Tuesday, February 5th, 1:00 p.m.

Monday, February 19th, 1:00 p.m.
Textile Tuesday: Cute Wristlet
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Do you need a bag to stash your stuff but don’t want to carry a big bag? Make this cute wristlet!! It has a magnetic snap pocket, zipper closure and places to stow your id and cards inside. It can also do double duty as a makeup bag! Makes a great gift.

Supply List:

1/4 yard mid-to-heavy weight fabric

1/4 yard contrast quilting weight fabric (lining)

16″ Zipper to match.

Wednesday, February 6th, 12:00 p.m.
Mystery Book Club
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, 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.

February’s theme is any genealogy mystery.

Thursday, February 7th, 6:30 p.m.

Podcast Club

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

Can’t stop talking about podcasts? Don’t know what they are, but you’re curious? Do you like audio-books, but have a hard time dedicating hours to just one story? Drop by the library auditorium to chat about your favorite podcast, get recommendations from others, or just listen & learn! Anyone can join – we welcome new listeners and podcast enthusiasts to this informal discussion group. We will also cover the basics of how to listen, plus share staff picks for their favorite shows.

Friday, February 8th, 1:00 p.m.
Paint Your Own Hamsa Amulet
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080
The hamsa is a hand-shaped amulet found throughout the Middle East, used for protection against the evil eye, and to repel bad luck. Paint your own stunning wooden amulet for wall-hanging and good luck!

Saturday, February 9th, 2:00 p.m.
Asian Art Museum presents Lunar New Year: Year of the Pig
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

A docent from the Asian Art Museum’s Community Speaker Program, will deliver an educational and entertaining multimedia talk on the Lunar New Year: Year of the Pig. Chickens and couplets. Dragons and oranges. Red envelopes and housecleaning. Learn about the fascinating and colorful traditions, and symbolism which enrich the celebration of the new year throughout Asian cultures. February 5, 2019 on the Gregorian calendar marks the beginning of the year of the Earth Pig, traditionally the year 4717, on the Chinese calendar. This program is made possible by the South San Francisco Friends of the Library.

Connect with the Asian Art Museum

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

Adult Crafternoon: Clay Wrapped Pens

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

Make a unique pen to add a pop of color to your desk.

Adult Crafternoon meets one Friday a month.

Friday, February 15, 2018, 2-5:00 p.m.

Table Talk: Board, Card and RPG Gaming at the Library

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

We’re back for another session of tabletop, board and card games at the Library– featuring fantastic games and even better company! Learn how to play games like Ticket to Ride, Takenoko, Superfight, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and more. Play with the library’s collection of games, or bring your own to share.

Saturday, February 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 share 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

Linkedin

Tuesday, February 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Book Club
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, 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 February is Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.

“Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.” -from the Publisher

Sunday, February 24th, 2:15 p.m.

Walgreens: Depression in the Elderly

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

Did you know that depression effects 6 million people over the age of 65? In this session, Walgreens will address the symptoms of depression, the causes of depression, and different types of treatments.

Thursday, February 28th, 6:00 p.m.

Estate Planning Fundamentals presented by Patricia De Fonte, Estate Planning Attorney

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

Creating a personalized estate plan is an act of self-care and an act of love for others. Estate planning is about who you love, who you trust and who is counting on you – no estate is too small!

Every adult needs a personalized plan. California’s default estate plan, which applies to you if you do not have personalized documents, may have harsh consequences for you, your minor children, and your loved ones. Decide now who will take care of you and your money if you cannot.  Provide your loved ones with instructions for health care and end of life decision. Make affirmative choices about who gets your assets, and if you have few assets learn how to create an estate using insurance.

Patricia will explain the documents that comprise an estate plan and how they work together to protect you, your children and your assets.

Patricia De Fonte is an Estate Planning Attorney and the principal attorney at De Fonte Law PC.

Connect with Patricia De Fonte

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Thursday, February 28th, 7:00 p.m.

Full Pages, Empty Glasses Book Club

47 Hills Brewing Company, 137 S Linden Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

The library’s newest book club pairs our books with 47 Hills Brewing Company beer for a fun and lively discussion. Full Pages, Empty Glasses returns this month with Abbi Jacobson’s I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff. The book is “a hilarious and poignant collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew” (from the publisher). Meet us at the brewery for a drink and a chat! You can place a hold on this title here.

Please note: 47 Hills Brewing Company is a popular spot for holiday parties, and we may need to change our venue on short notice. Please RSVP at bit.ly/fpeg0219 or by calling the library at (650) 829-3860 so we can contact you in case our meeting is relocated.

GRAND AVE LIBRARY

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

Kids Coding: Design Your Name Keyring

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

Do you enjoy using the 3D printers but have grown tired of printing other peoples’ creations? Then this class is for you! We will be teaching how to design your own 3D file, and then at the end of the class everybody will get a chance to print their very own keyring.

Thursday, February 7th, 4 pm

3D Design Challenge: Jewelry

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

Want to design a custom gift this year? We’ll explore 3D Design in this workshop and create charms for necklaces, bracelets, earring, or rings. Once designs are complete, you’ll learn the next steps for file preparation on library 3D printers.

Friday, February 8th, 4pm

Make Your Own Comic Book

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

Make your own mini comic books. Create your own characters and story, while developing literacy skills. Template layouts will be provided to make quick and easy comic strips. Learn about the fantastic world of graphic arts through imagination and creation. This event is part of the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest.

Wednesday, Febuary 9th,12:00pm – 1:00pm

Stained Glass Heart Art

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

Love is in the air. Come and create a stained glass heart. This is a fun kids craft that can become a gift to a loved one or just a simple window decoration. This activity will be simple, fun, and full of love.

Wednesday, Febuary 13th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Bee Mine Valentine Craft

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

Who needs to buy Valentine’s from the store when you can create much cuter cards on your own? Come have a great time making your own ‘Bee Mine’ bumble bees attached on a DIY Valentines Day card.

Thursday, February 14th, 3 pm

DIY Valentine’s: Mini Medallions

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

For quick and simple Valentine’s Day gifts, stop by for Mini Medallion making using crafting technology! Bring in a 1 inch printed design or be ready to draw something on site for your personalized keepsake. Limit of 5 medallions per maker or while supplies last.

Wednesday, February 20th, 4:00 p.m.

Kids Coding: Robot Band

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

Dash is a fun robot to move around, but it has more than just wheels! By combining a few different technologies, we can turn Dash and Dot into a full-on music band, complete with a drummer, a xylophone player, and even a singer!

Saturday, February 23th, 11:00 a.m.

African American History Month – Presentation and Photo Drive

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

Celebrate Black History Month by joining us in a discussion and photo collection drive documenting the African American presence in South San Francisco. Topics include a history of Black migration to San Mateo County, racial discrimination, outstanding individuals, and community celebrations. Please bring your photographs, family artifacts, and stories. Library staff will scan the photographs, return the originals, and keep a digital copy for our collection.

Every Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30am

English Conversation

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

Come be part of a group of people trying to improve their English. It is a relaxed, casual atmosphere that is a low-stress way of improving your English skills. Plus, it’s a great way to make new friends! No sign-ups necessary, just come on by.

Wednesday, February 27th, 4:00 p.m.

Kids Coding: Osmo Apps

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

The Osmo apps combine art and technology, and work to engage young minds with shape, number, and word puzzles. Come on by to spend an afternoon learning while playing!

TEEN/YA

I Love KPOP Party

Thursday February 14th, 4:00 p.m.

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

Come hang out and listen to music, dance, eat some food, do a craft or two (DIY KPOP keychains!!!), and win fun prizes- we went all the way to Seoul to get these for you, don’t miss out! This event is for middle and high school students.

Friday & Saturday, February 22nd and 23rd, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Escape Room: Escape from Detention

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

You’re all strangers, but if there’s one thing the six of you can agree on is that you don’t want to spend your Saturday in detention. The teacher has stepped out and you have 60 minutes until he returns. Work together to solve puzzles to escape! Your Saturday depends on it!

Tuesday, February 26th,  4:00p.m.

DIY Recording: Intro to Piano Roll

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

Learn the basics to recording with just your mouse and keyboard. No instruments. No MIDI. This workshop will discuss creating tracks, selecting patches, editing, and finally, releasing awesome DIY music. This program is for teenagers (13-19). For more information, please call 650-829-3860.

JUV

Tuesday, February 5th, 4:00p.m.

Comic Books Reimagined: An Art Workshop for Kids

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

Reimagine popular comic book characters. What if Captain America had an Iron Man suit? What if Batman joined the Green Lantern Corp? If you prefer, you can draw new covers to your favorite comic books. Learn about the fantastic world of graphic arts through imagination and creation.  This workshop is part of the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest.

Tuesday, February 12th, 4:00 p.m.

Kid’s Craft with Sophie’s World

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

Enjoy an afternoon of crafting with Sophie’s World! Let your imagination soar and your creativity take root.  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.

Wednesday, February 13th, 4:00 p.m.
Write Your Own Haiku
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Short but powerful, haiku poems are easy and fun to write and share with your friends. We will show you how to use your “haiku eyes” to help you to think up meaningful words and images with which you can write beautiful poems. Together, we will discover how to get started writing this classic form of poetry!

Saturday, February 16th, 12:00 p.m.
Oliver Chin Presents Year of the Pig
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Author Oliver Chin will be presenting his latest book, Year of the Pig, in this special story time event themed around Lunar New Year!

Saturday, February 16th, 3:00 p.m.
STEAM: Technology and Engineering
SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

The “T” and “E” in STEAM are for Technology and Engineering! This month, we’ll have a simple introduction to aerodynamics by making paper helicopters (or “whirlybirds”). Paper, paper clips, and scissors will be provided, so make your way over to SSF Main Library for a high-flying time!

Thursday, February 21st

Book Munchers Book Club

4:00 pm: EllRay Jakes is a Rockstar by Sally Warner

6:00 pm: February Friend by Ron Roy

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.

MAKER/TECH/TLC

Friday, February 4, 4 p.m.

Lego Building Competition

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

Young Lego fans will get the chance to show of their skill in constructing a Lego structure using Makerspace Lego bricks and mini figures.  Details of structure to be revealed on day of contest. A gift prize will be raffled off among participants!

Monday, February 11, 4 p.m.

Dash Robot Races

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

Enjoy another round of competitive fun with Dash Robot Races at South San Francisco Main Library on Monday, February 11th at 4 p.m.!  If you’d like a chance to win a special 3D printed prize, come and participate! Also, check out our brand new, cool and hand-constructed race track for Dash.  See you at the races!

Tuesday, February 19, 2018, 4 p.m.

Laptop Optimization and Maintenance

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

Regularly maintaining and optimizing your laptop or computer is very important. It is good to make sure that your device is in tip-top shape since almost every part of our lives is integrated with internet technology. In this program, you will learn some of the steps to speed up your laptop and improve your device’s performance.

Monday, February 25, 2018, 4 p.m.

Are You Smarter Than Your Smartphone?

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

Discover the true measure of mastery over this influential gadget we aptly call a smartphone. We will also touch upon various “tricks and treats” that can maximize fun and functionality of your device.

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