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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Coming Up: June activities at SF Library

Okay, WAYYYYY too many great programs to list for the San Francisco libraries. but here's some of them. for the full list, check the library's website.

2, 9, 16 & 30 JUNE, TUESDAYS
Preschool Crafts and Storytime – Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 3-5.
Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
45 Leland Avenue (near Bayshore)

3 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Children’s Yoga – Certified yoga instructor Tatjana Rmus will lead a class for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Bring a mat or towel.
Mission Bay Branch Library, 5:30 p.m.
960 Fourth St. (at Berry)

4 JUNE, THURSDAY
*Rebecca Nile- Watch the Bubble Lady blowing spaceships bubbles, bubble brains, and people inside bubbles! Children of all ages.
Sunset Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
1305 18th Avenue (at Irving)

9 JUNE, TUESDAY
Preschool Crafts Time – For ages 3 to 5 years old.
Portola Branch, 11 a.m.
380 Bacon Street (at Goettingen Street)

10 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
Jumpstart Presents: Family Literacy Workshops – Enjoy interactive, hands-on, family-oriented workshops that teach child development, early literacy skills and fun ways to play, grow, and learn with your children. Large group reservations please call (415) 536-5867. Ask for Liz Wilkinson. For parents and caregivers of children 6 and younger, children welcome to attend. Dinner provided.
Bayview Branch Library, 6-7:30 p.m.
5075 Third St. (at Revere)

11 JUNE, THURSDAY
*Dana Smith and Lacey – Dana Smith presents a humorous, interactive juggling show, and his performing dog Lacey is the finale! Children of all ages.
Sunset Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
1305 18th Avenue (at Irving)

13 JUNE, SATURDAY
*Rice—Food and Folk Art – See a slide show and decorate a clay bowl. Program presented by Museum of Craft and Folk Art. Ages 5 and older.
Noe Valley Branch Library, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
451 Jersey St. (near Castro)

13 JUNE, SATURDAY
*Flowers, Flowers, Flowers! - Learn make fabulous flowers from recycles paper and share a story. For ages 2 and older. This is a green stacks program.
Park Branch Library, 11 a.m.
1833 Page St. (near Cole)

13 JUNE, SATURDAY
*Community Crafts with Trash Mash-Up – Use disposable material to create masks and costumes inspired by tradition from around the world. All of the art made at this craft roundtable will be using in a community Mash-Up Bash! This is a Green Stack program.
Ages 5 and older.
Western Addition Branch Library, 2-3:30 p.m.
1550 Scott St. (at Geary)

16 JUNE, TUESDAY
*Love to Sing & Create at Your Library- Join award winning singer/songwriter and Gentle Wind recording artist Pam Donkin in an open, interactive and creative music show for children and their families that ties into the 2009 Summer Reading Program theme. Children of all ages. This is a green stacks program.
Bayview Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
5075 Third St. (at Revere)

16 JUNE, TUESDAY
*Insect Discovery Lab- The Insect Discovery Lab gives children the opportunity to handle these and other critters, while learning how essential they all are to healthy ecological systems. Children of all ages. This is a green stacks program.
Ingleside Branch Library, 3:00 p.m.
1649 Ocean Ave. (at Faxon)

16 JUNE, TUESDAY
*Music Jam With Dylan – Dylan Donkin will here with his songs, shakers and percussion instruments. Come, listen, and participate! Ages 5 and younger.
Noe Valley Branch Library, 10:15 and 11:00 a.m.
451 Jersey St. (near Castro)

16 JUNE, TUESDAY
Insect Discovery Lab- Learn about and see up close some giant and unusual insects! Ages 3-5.
North Beach Branch Library, 11 a.m.
2000 Mason St. (at Columbus)

16 JUNE, TUESDAY
*Go Green – Plant a Bean – Listen to gardening stories and plant your own bean plant. Children of all ages. This is a green stacks program.
Ocean View Branch Library, 4 p.m.
345 Randolph St. (at Ramsell)

16 JUNE, TUESDAY
Bonnie Lockhart- Music and song you can sing along. For ages 2 and older.
Park Branch Library, 3:30 p.m.
1833 Page St. (near Cole)

16 JUNE, TUESDAY
*Swazzle Puppets – Kids 3 and older won’t want to miss this wildly entertaining puppet show, “The River Otter Circus”. Swazzle Puppet shows are completely original and feature handmade puppets. Reserve your space today! Ages 3 and older
Western Addition Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
1550 Scott St. (at Geary)

17 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Juggler Dana Smith! – Phenomenal juggler Dana Smith juggles green! Children of all ages. This is a green stacks program.
Main Library, Second Floor, Fisher Children’s Center 2-3 p.m.
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

17 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Mimi Greisman- Storyteller – Mimi’s Family Programs engage the whole family with music, guitar, singing, stories, puppets, parachute, instruments, and, of course, bubbles!! Children of all ages.
Red Hill Books 4:30 p.m. (Bernal Heights Branch program) (415) 648-5331.
401 Cortland Avenue (at Bennington)

17 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Balloon Artist Mr. SHAP – Balloon and Magic with Mr. SHAP. Ages 5 and older.
Chinatown Branch Library, 2-3 p.m.
1135 Powell Street (near Jackson)

17 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Rainsticks – Share stories about rainsticks and make a rainstick craft. Grades K-5.
Park Branch Library, 1 p.m.
1833 Page St. (near Cole)

17 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Dono the Clown Magic Show – Poof! It’s magic time. Join us for this fun magic show by Dono the Clown. All ages welcome.
Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 4:30 p.m.
45 Leland Avenue (near Bayshore)

18 JUNE, THURSDAY
Pam Donkin – Interactive creative music show. Ages 2 – 10. Space limited; call for reservations.
Excelsior Branch Library, 2 p.m.
4400 Mission St. (at Cotter)

18 JUNE, THURSDAY
*Carnival of Chaos- Expect carefully calculate chaos. Look forward to music, comedy, and world- class juggling. Children of all ages.
Presidio Branch Library, 2 p.m.
3150 Sacramento St. (near Baker)

18 JUNE, THURSDAY
*Wildlife Associates presents “Bay Area Wild!”- See local wild animals presented live at Richmond Branch! Children of all ages. This is a green stacks program.
Richmond Branch Library, 2 p.m.
351 9th Ave. (near Clement)

19 JUNE, FRIDAY
*Flutesweets and Tickeltoons – Flutesweets & Tickeletoons combine great storytelling with musical theatre and classical music. Children of all ages.
Marina Branch Library 2:30 p.m.
1890 Chestnut St. (near Webster)

19 JUNE, FRIDAY
*Yoga with Rebecca Blake – Join us for movement and fun with yoga.
Mission Branch Library, 4 p.m.
300 Barlett St. ( at 24th St.)

20 JUNE, SATURDAY
*Heather Rogers- Heather Rogers performs a show with magic, comedy, juggling and lots of audience participation. There will be a free magic trick for every child who attends. Children of all ages.
Glen Park Branch Library 1:30 p.m.
2825 Diamond St. (near Bosworth)

20 JUNE, SATURDAY
*Carnival of Chaos - Mark Bunnell “The Juggling Tornado,” will entertain you with juggling, comedy, and audience participation. Ages 3 and older.
Mission Bay Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.
960 Fourth St. (at Berry)

20 JUNE, SATURDAY
*Sun Painting- Create a beautiful image using energy from the sun! This is a green stacks program.
Park Branch Library, 11 a.m.
1833 Page St. (near Cole)

20 JUNE, SATURDAY
*Art Braiding Class with Arlene Magarian – Learn to make a braided rug, seat mat, belt, basket, and more! Children 8 to 11 years must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 8 and older. This is a green stacks program.
Portola Branch Library, 1-4 p.m.
380 Bacon St. (at Gottingen)

21 JUNE, SUNDAY
*Banana Slug String Band – This renowned band from Santa Cruz, create a fun-filled ecological entertainment experience with music, theater costumes, puppetry and a lot of audience participation. This is a green stacks program.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 1:30 p.m.
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

21 JUNE, SUNDAY
Preschool Crafts: Father’s Day – Fun easy crafts for preschoolers, led by your friendly children’s librarian. Ages 5 and younger.
Ingleside Branch Library, 3 p.m.
1649 Ocean Ave. (at Faxon)

23 JUNE, TUESDAY
*Story Time Green Beams and Green Things - For toddlers and preschoolers. Songs and stories about green beams and good things! Ages 5 and younger.
Bayview Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
5075 Third St. (at Revere)

23 JUNE, TUESDAY
*Jim Stevens – A morning of original and classic Folk songs. Children of all ages.
Glen Park Branch Library 10:30 a.m.
2825 Diamond St. (near Bosworth)

23 JUNE, TUESDAY
* Princess in the Mirror – Golden Theater presents a folktale puppet show from Israel. Ages 3-8. Space limited, call for reservations.
Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
45 Leland Avenue (near Bayshore)

24 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Yolanda Rhodes, Storyteller – West African Stories and Music presented by one of the Bay Area’s liveliest performing artists! Children of all ages.
Main Library, Second Floor, Fisher Children’s Center 2 p.m.
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

24 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Lizard Lady – Warm up to the cold blooded critters with the Lizard Lady Teressa Killeeen and her wonderful reptiles! Ages 5 and older. This is a green stocks program.
Chinatown Branch Library, 2-3 p.m.
1135 Powell Street (near Jackson)

24 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Origami Bookmaking – Learn to make amazing, colorful Origami Books in star, garland, and heart shapes. Ages 8 to 12.
Ingleside Branch Library, 3:00 p.m.
1649 Ocean Ave. (at Faxon)

24 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*The Lizard Lady – Teressa Killeen (“The Lizard Lady”) will introduce you to her creeping, crawling, slithering pals. Ages 3 and older. This is a green stacks program.
North Beach Branch Library, 4 p.m.
2000 Mason St. (at Columbus)

24 JUNE, WEDNESDAY
*Cool Cooking- Make delicious and fun recipes without turning on the heat! Grades 3-5. Space limited. Call for reservations. This is a green stacks program.
Park Branch Library, 1 p.m.
1833 Page St. (near Cole)

25 JUNE, THURSDAY
Swazzle Puppet – Presents “The River Otter Circus” Ages 3 and older.
Excelsior Branch Library, 11 a.m.
4400 Mission St. (at Cotter)

25 JUNE, THURSDAY
*Naomi Caspe Magic Makers - Animal stories and magic from around the world. Ages 2 and older.
Park Branch Library, 11:30 a.m.
1833 Page St. (near Cole)

25 JUNE, THURSDAY
*Flute Sweets & Tickle Tunes – Little Kid’s Little Songs. Ages 5 and younger. Space limited; call for reservations.
St. Teresa’s Community Hall 10:30 a.m. (Potrero Branch program)
Connecticut Street (near 19th St.)

25 JUNE, THURSDAY
Swazzle Puppets – Come see the zany art of a 100% live puppet show. This lighthearted, spontaneous and fresh show emphasizes positive images for children. Children of all ages.
Presidio Branch Library, 4 p.m.
3150 Sacramento St. (near Baker)

25 JUNE, THURSDAY
*Fun with Mr. Shap – Balloon artist and magician Mr. Shap will delight you! Children of all ages.
Sunset Branch Library, 10:30 a.m.
1305 18th Avenue (at Irving)

25 JUNE, THURSDAY
*Hula Dance and Hawai’ian Chants- Learn the ancient art of Hula dancing accompanied with Hawai’ian Chants and a gourd drum. Parents and kids will learn chants and basic Hula steps. Best for kids 5 years old and older.
Western Addition Branch Library, 3:00 p.m.
1550 Scott St. (at Geary)

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