March 2020 SSF Library Events

South San Francisco, CA   March 4, 2020 Submitted by SSF Library

 

UPDATE: EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARY FOR MORE INFO

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Laptop Optimization and Maintenance

Monday, March 2, 3:00 p.m

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.  We will be focusing on Windows and PC. (Recommended for all ages)

Technology: A Senior’s Friend

Friday, March 6, 4:00 p.m

We are inviting seniors to discover or rediscover the positives of modern technology!  We will share our tech experiences. Trained staff will help seniors facing barriers in harnessing the benefits of tech. (Recommended for all ages)

 

Thrilling Tales: A Lunchtime Storytime for Grownups

Friday, March 6th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

Join us for Thrilling Tales, a lunchtime story time for adults, which features exciting short stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The stories, written by notable authors, are read aloud by people who know how to draw suspense from every word. No registration is required, so drop by for some spine-tingling fun.

 

March’s Thrilling Tales are:

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula Le Guin
Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land by Ruthanna Emrys

 

Saturday Morning Yarn

Saturday, March 7th at 10:30am

Saturday, March 21st at 10:30am

SSF Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, 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!

 

Asian Art Museum presents The Goddess: Images of Power

Saturday, March 7th, 2:00 p.m.

South San Francisco Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Explore the myriad and fascinating depictions of female deities throughout Asia. From fierce warriors and dakinis to peaceful and benevolent bodhisattvas, these goddesses cover all the bases. Goddesses play an important and prominent role in all the Asian religions. From fertile earth maidens, to nurturing mothers, from wrathful avengers, to wise advisors – these deities provide for their supplicants and followers. This program is presented by a docent from the Asian Art Museum’s Community Speaker Program.

This program is made possible by the South San Francisco Friends of the Library.

Connect with the Asian Art Museum

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Saturday, March 7th, 10:30-11:47 AM

Friday March 28th 1030am-1147am

Writers’ Salon

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

Aspiring or established writers of fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry can convene to discuss the great and ancient art of writing, proffer advice and support, share their work, or simply mingle. Paper will be available, and feel free to bring a laptop.

 

Tuesday, March 10th and 24th, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Textile Tuesday

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

Be Garden-Party Ready for Spring with this cute Envelope Clutch! Bright springtime colors and optional inside pocket make this piece a go-to accessory. Utilizing an easy velcro closure, this fun-to-sew clutch keeps your stuff fancy and secure!

 

Friday, March 13th , 1:00pm-3:00pm

Adult Crafternoon: DIY Snow Globes

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

Learn how to make your own snow globe for your home. The library will provide items to put inside the snow globe, but feel free to bring your own if you want something specific. Supplies are limited and first come first serve. Adult Crafternoon occurs one Friday a month.

 

Saturday, March 14th , 2:00pm

Author Talk: Gabrielle Dahms

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

 

You have a vision about real estate investing and what it can do for you, right?

Gabrielle Dahms addresses some of the hot button issues of our times and how they relate to a better quality of life – not to mention more income – that real estate investing can offer.

Gabrielle Dahms is a real estate investor, broker, and writer. She has published many articles and blog posts about real estate and how to invest in real estate for over 17 years. Her book How Trends Make You A Smarter Investor relates real estate investing to nine powerful global, socio-economic, and societal trends. She is an avid traveler, speaks 3 languages, loves yoga, and lives in San Francisco.

 

Meditation with Pablo Gonzalez

Meditacion con Pablo Gonzalez

Thursday, March 12th at 4:00 p.m. in English

Jueves 12 de Marzo a las 6 p.m. en español

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

We will focus on mindfulness meditation, which is a practice based on being conscious and experiencing the present moment. After providing basic instruction, there will be a silent 20-minute meditation session that will be followed by a discussion on meditation. Participants are recommended to wear comfortable clothing and bring a cushion or pillow. Participants who do not bring their own cushion or pillow may use a chair or a yoga mat provided by the library.

Nos centraremos en la meditación de atención plena, que es una práctica basada en ser consciente y experimentar el momento presente. Después de proporcionar instrucción básica, habrá una sesión de meditación silenciosa de 20 minutos que será seguida por una discusión sobre meditación. Se recomienda a los participantes que usen ropa cómoda y traigan un cojín o almohada. Los participantes que no traigan su propio cojín o almohada pueden usar una silla o un tapete de yoga provisto por la biblioteca.

 

Kaiser Knit For a Cause Outreach

Monday, March 16th, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Monday, March 30th, 1:30pm-2:30pm

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.

Book Club

Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00pm

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 March is The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss.

 

“Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of racists who don’t want black women voting. And then there are the “Antis”–women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a boiling hot summer for a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel’s, and the Bible. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Woman’s Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.” – from the publisher.

 

Friday, March 20, 2020, 3-5:00 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!

 

Cookbook Author Talk & Demo – Hannah Kaminsky

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

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

Join cookbook author and food photographer Hannah Kaminsky to learn new and different skills cooking and baking yummy vegan recipes on March 21st, 2pm at the South San Francisco Public Library. Learn the basics of baking without dairy or eggs, and get a tempting taste of what you can make, too!

Whether you’re a master baker or simply a dessert lover hungry for a more satisfying fix, these recipes won’t disappoint. Friends and family won’t believe that they’re entirely plant-based—no eggs, dairy, or animal products—and options for avoiding common allergens are folded into every page as well. Finally, desserts that everyone can enjoy are just a few thoughtful ingredients away.

Hannah Kaminsky has developed an international following for her delicious recipes and mouthwatering food photography at the award-winning blog BitterSweetBlog.com. Passionate about big flavors and simple techniques, she works in the Bay Area developing recipes and sharing plant-based dishes from morning to night. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

 

3D Printer Basics

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

Trained staff will teach patrons how to fix and troubleshoot the Ultimaker 3D printers.  Participants will also learn how to scale and edit a design for printing. (Recommended for all ages)

Prom Dress Giveaway and Makeovers

Saturday, March 28th, 11am-3pm

South San Francisco Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

The South San Francisco Public Library is hosting their 4th annual Prom Dress Giveaway and Makeover program. We are partnering with East Bay Dress Day, a nonprofit organization that collects & distributes free dresses to girls wanting to go to prom. Visit us at the library to get your free dress that you get to keep and take some photos in our photo booth to show off to your friends & family. Makeovers provided courtesy of Skyline College Cosmetology Department. Dresses are first come first serve.

 

 

Friday, March 28, 2019, 10:30-11:47 a.m.

Writers’ Salon

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

Aspiring or established writers of fiction, nonfiction, and/or poetry can convene to discuss the great and ancient art of writing, proffer advice and support, share their work, or simply mingle. Paper will be available, and feel free to bring a laptop.

 

 

 

Financial Fitness: Having Your Health and Wealth and Transferring it

Saturday, March 28th, 2:00 PM

South San Francisco Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Learn methods to build a strong financial future for yourself and future generations. Brad Hamada, CFEd, will introduce methods to get you on your way to becoming your own money manager!
Connect with Brad Hamada

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Walgreens: Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Sunday, March 29th, 2:15 p.m.

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

Do you have a family history of Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease? Do you want to learn what you could do to hopefully prolong getting the disease? Learn about dementia & Alzheimer’s disease at the library from a Walgreens representative to teach on the subject.

 

50 Years of Saving San Bruno Mountain

Tuesday, March 31st, 6:30 p.m.

South San Francisco Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

 

Did you know San Bruno Mountain is one of the largest open public spaces in urban America? This “Mountain in the City” wouldn’t be the public park it is today without the dedicated efforts of local communities. Ariel Cherbowsky Corkidi, Director of San Bruno Mountain Watch, will use historical photographs and artifacts from the past 50 years to highlight the critical moments of the grassroots movement to save San Bruno Mountain. The visual presentation will share exciting projects taking place on the mountain in the current day to protect its unique environment and engage the public.

 

Connect with San Bruno Mountain Watch

Website

 

 

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STEAM Engineering: Straw Towers

Thursday, March 5th, 4 PM

South San Francisco Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

If you had straws and tape, could you build the strongest, tallest, and/or most stable tower? Show off your engineering ingenuity with this month’s STEAM activity! You’ll get the chance to build your straw tower as simple or fancy as you’d like, but will it withstand tests of durability? Find out at SSF Main Library!

Kidz in Motion

Friday, March 6th, 10:15 a.m.

Friday, March 13th, 10:15 a.m.

Friday, March 20th, 10:15 a.m.

Friday, March 27th, 10:15 a.m.

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

Kids will move, play games, sing, stretch, and balance to foster gross motor skills.  The program includes Animal Action, Alphabet Poses, Bean Bag Balance, Freeze Dance,  and surprise game activities. Recommended for ages 2 to 5.

Cantonese Storytime

Saturday, March 7th, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 21st, 10:30 a.m.

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

Children of all ages can enhance their communication skills by listening to stories and singing songs in Cantonese and English, followed by a craft.

 

Costumes, Color and Food!: Holiday Crafts for Holi and Purim

Saturday, March 7th, 4 PM

South San Francisco Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Namaste and shalom! Learn about two fun holidays that fall on the same day!

Holi and Purim both involve music, color and delicious treats— from the Jewish noise makers, called “groggers” to the colored pigment Holi is known for, these holidays are about fun. Celebrate both spring festivals by painting a carnival mask for a Purim masquerade, making a Holi card, and trying traditional holiday sweets

 

 

Connect 4 Competition

Monday, March 9, 4:00 p.m.

Come and participate in South San Francisco Public Library’s very first Connect 4 Competition!  On Monday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. we will hold a 1-on-1, single elimination game event using our life-size Connect 4 game set.  First place prizes go to the winners of each age bracket.  See you then!

 

Raspberry Jam

Saturday, March 14, 12:00 p.m.

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

 

Drop by and dabble in some Raspberry Pi! We will have a small showcase of fun projects you can do with the Raspberry Pi, bring out a little robotic friend that you can learn how to control, and show you how to code with a fun photobooth. Celebrate Pi Day with us!

 

Snap Circuits

Monday, March 16, 4:00 p.m

Come and learn about Snap Circuits on Monday, March 16 at 4 p.m.! Experiment with electrical components and create your own exciting projects involving fans, LED lights and sounds. (Recommended for ages 6-13)

 

Book Munchers Book Club

Thursday, March 19, 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 19, 6:00 p.m.

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

 

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

4:00 pm: The Half-Court Hero by Mike Lupica

6:00 pm: Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

 

Science from Scientists: DNA Extraction Workshop

Saturday, March 21, 12:00 p.m.

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

 

March is Women’s History Month, and in this workshop we’ll be celebrating the work of Rosalind Franklin, a scientist whose work helped to determine the distinctive double helix structure of DNA. With the help of our friends from Science from Scientists, you will get to conduct a scientific investigation and perform a DNA extraction on a strawberry!

 

Please note: this program is for 3rd-5th graders, and space is limited. Pre-registration is required and can be found at dna0320.eventbrite.com, or by contacting the library. We will be using strawberries in this workshop. If you have a strawberry allergy, please plan accordingly.

 

Calder Mobiles with 3D Printing

Saturday, March 21, 2:00 p.m.

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

Make your own mobile like Alexander Calder! Play around with the nature of balance, using wires and abstract pieces that were made with our 3D printers. Supplies are limited, so please make sure you join us in time! This program is intended for kids, ages 10-14.

 

Dash Robot Races

Monday, March 23, 4:00 p.m

Enjoy another round of competitive fun with Dash Robot Races at South San Francisco Main Library on Monday, March 23rd at 4 p.m.!  If you’d like a chance to win a special prize, come and participate! See you at the races! (Recommended for ages 6-13)

 

 

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Get Coding: Learn HTML & Swift Playgrounds :
Grand Avenue Library
Wednesdays March 4,11,18,25  4pm-5pm

Learn the basics of making a web page by learning fundamental HTML , Swift Playgrounds App, and basic computer science.

This class will be part of weekly series of learning basic HTML, Swift Playground, and basic computer science concepts.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge would be beneficial, but not required, before taking this class.

English Conversation

Thursday, March 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

1030am

South San Francisco Grand Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Non-native English speakers are welcome to join the conversation at the Grand Avenue Branch Library! Practice your English skills and gain confidence at Grand Avenue Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Snacks and refreshments are provided.

 

LinkedIn Basic Workshop

Saturday, March 7th @ 12 PM

South San Francisco Grand Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Are you interested in your career success? Learn how to create your own LinkedIn profile to search for jobs. Laptops will be provided. Spanish speakers are encouraged to attend.

 

Te gustaria mejorar tu carrera? Aprende como crear tu propio perfil de LinkedIn para buscar trabajos. Computadoras portatiles seran proporcionadas.

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Pot Of Gold Plate Craft

Tuesday, March 17th, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

South San Francisco Grand Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Are you feeling lucky? Let’s celebrate the luck of the Irish by geometrically creating our own pot of gold using paper plates and various arts and crafts. This is a STEAM event focusing on Geometric Shapes in Math. Please arrive 5-10 mins early to guarantee a seat. Please remember this event is while supplies last.

 

¿Te sientes con suerte? Celebremos la suerte de los irlandeses creando geométricamente nuestra propia olla de oro con platos de papel y diversas artesanías. Este es un evento STEAM centrado en formas geométricas en matemáticas. Llegue 5-10 minutos antes para garantizar un asiento. Recuerde que este evento es hasta agotar existencias.

 

 

Conversación en Español

Saturday, March 21st , 10 a.m. -11 a.m.

South San Francisco Grand Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Necesita mejorar sus habilidades de español? Reúnase con Gracia para conversar y aprender mucho!

Would you like to practice your Spanish? Join us at Grand Ave Library to learn new skills in Spanish. All levels are welcome!

 

Cafecito con Pan: Spanish Book Club

Saturday, March 21st , 11 a.m. -12 p .m.

South San Francisco Grand Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

El Club de Lectura en Español ha regresado este 2020! Nos reuniremos el tercer Sábado de cada mes para discutir y tomar un cafecito con pan desde Junio hasta diciembre. Cada mes leeremos autores Latino Americanos e Hispano Hablantes para poder aprender de nuestra cultura y porque no charlar de temas de importancia

El libro del mes de marzo es “El Cielo en un Infierno Cabe”, por Cristina López Barrio.  Esta famosa autora nos trae una nueva entrega sobre la independencia femenina. Una mujer se encuentra presa en una carcel acusada de brujería donde tiene que luchar contra reproches machistas y racistas. Recoja su copia gratis en el mostrador de la Biblioteca de La Grand Avenida.

March’s Book is “El Cielo en Un Infierno Cabe”, by  Cristina López Barrio. Cristina brings to the table topics about feminism, racism and machismo. Cafecito con Pan will discuss Hispanic and Latin American authors from June through December the third Saturday of each month at 11 am.

 

Dr.Seuss’ Birthday Extravaganza

Saturday, March 28th, 12 p .m.-1:30 p.m.

South San Francisco Grand Library, 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

 

Whether you see yourself old or you see yourself young, there is always time to create plenty of fun, fun, fun. Here at the library,  we’ve got a surprise just for you! Whether you are small or you are tall, just come on over and through. Enjoy a rhyme or maybe even two, a silly game, a scavenger hunt and endless play too. Do all of this in celebration of the great Dr. Seuss. ¡Si no entendio, está bien, porque aquí en La Grand, nos hablamos en español también!

Ya sea que te veas viejo o joven, siempre hay tiempo para crear mucha diversión, diversión, diversión. ¡Aquí en la biblioteca, tenemos una sorpresa solo para ti! Ya sea que sea pequeño o alto, simplemente venga una y otra vez. Disfruta de una rima o tal vez incluso dos, un juego chistoso, una búsqueda del tesoro y un juego sin fin también. Haga todo esto en celebración del gran Dr. Seuss.

 

 

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