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August 2017 - In This Issue:
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Crafts
Craft the Summer of Love: Tie-Dye Socks
Take a step back in time with this craft series and help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Friday, August 4th at 2:00 p.m. l earn how to fold and twist material before dying with bold colors to create a unique pattern. Socks will NOT be provided. To participate, please bring a pair of white socks.

Peopleologie:  Dyeing
Join us Saturday, August 5 at 2 p.m. at the Grand Avenue Library for a fun afternoon of dyeing!  "Transform a piece of plain white cotton cloth into a unique resist-dyed art work and wall hanging to take home, while weaving together history, science, math and folk art."  Supplies will be provided.

Paper Airplanes
Join us Wednesday, August 9th at 3:30 p.m. at the Grand Avenue Library for an afternoon of making paper airplane models.  We will be demonstrating how to fold blunt-nosed and  acrobatic airplanes.  Otherwise, express your creativity and create the coolest flying paper model.  We are grateful to have a new patio to test our creations.  For all ages.   

Fiber Weaving
Enjoy a creative night  with friends and family with our midweek family craft night Wednesday, August 9th, 5 p.m. at Grand LibraryWeave different fibers to create your own unique tapestry. Recommended for ages 2+.  

Saturday Morning Yarn
Take your knitting or crocheting to the next level and learn to work circularly! In this session we will learn how to make a tube by knitting or crocheting in the round. This technique is valuable in making hats, socks, sweaters and other garments.
 
Knit/Crochet a Ball
Yarn crafts are a ball! We take our skills even further and learn to knit or crochet a stuffed ball Saturday, August 12th, 10:30 a.m. This is not only the foundation of making cute stuffed toys but also teaches the techniques of increasing and decreasing.
 
Color Knitting
Working with color is one of the most exciting and creative ways to personalize your projects. In this installment of our Saturday Morning Yarn program, Saturday, August 26th, 10:30 a.m. we teach the fundamentals of color work.

Drawing Circle
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. Mondays, August 7 and August 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Textile Tuesday
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!
 
Sleep cool this summer with these cotton Pajama shorts! This easy pattern will be available in sizes xs-xxl. Customize with pockets, drawstring tie, lace trim and make your project unique!
Supplies: 1-yard cotton lawn, batiste, seersucker, 1-yard elastic, 2 yard of trim
 
Tuesday August 8th, 1:00 p.m. - Pajama Shorts
Tuesday August 22nd, 1:00 p.m. - Open Sew

Kids Craft with Sophie's World
Creative summer continues with Sophie's World on Tuesday, August 8 4:00 p.m. For August, Sophie will be sharing her new and fun pool noodle rainstick craft.  Come and make the sparkliest, loudest, and coolest rainstick.  

Back to School Crafting: Decorating Pencils
Go back to school in style!  Join us Friday, August 11th, 3:00 p.m. for a fun afternoon of decorating our pens/pencils to get ready for the new school year.  We will be decorating our pens/pencils with duct tape and creating flowers, creatures, anything your heart desires.  Supplies will be provided on a limited basis, but please feel free to bring your own!  All ages welcome.

Creative Cafe-Coloring for Adults
Take a break from your day and color at the library! Coloring can help us de-stress from our daily lives while stimulating our creative brain. Color a page or two and enjoy some refreshments and conversation Wednesday, August 16 at 12:30 p.m. We will have some supplies but feel free to bring your own projects.

Pajaki Chandelier Workshop
Enjoy a creative night with friends and family with our midweek family craft night Wednesday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Library. We will be using wires, straws, strings, and lots of paper crepe to make simple to elaborate pajakis chandelier.  Pajakis are Polish' traditional craft that turns paper crepe into whimsical and festive chandelier, ideal for baby room, parties, college dormitories, and any space that needs color.   

Craft the Summer of Love: Ikat Painting
Take a step back in time with this craft series, and help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love on Friday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. We'll be painting in the Ikat style, a technique primarily used to create pattern textiles with a distinct blurriness, on canvas.  

Summer of Love Film Fest
Dive deeper into the changing social ideals of the era with a selection of films that capture different aspects of life in the sixties on Saturday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. Woodstock (selected clips)
An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers.

11:15 a.m. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

1:30 p.m. American Experience: The Summer of Love
Through interviews with a broad range of individuals who lived through the Summer of Love -- police officers walking the beat, teenage runaways who left home without looking back, non-hippie residents who resented the invasion of their community, and scholars who still have difficulty interpreting the phenomenon -- this American Experience offers a complex portrait of the notorious event that many consider the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement.

2:45 p.m. Berkeley in the Sixties
A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkeley in the 1960's.
Book Clubs
Teen Book Club: Freak the Mighty
Need a refresher on your summer reading assignment? Look no further, we will be discussing Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick on Wednesday, August 9 at 3:00 p.m. This book, described as a "wonderful story of triumph" is assigned reading for all incoming 9th grade English 1 Honors students at El Camino High School. All teens are welcome to attend. Ask for copies of the book at the youth services desk. 

Book Club: The Other Einstein
The events of  The Other Einstein  take place between 1896, when Mileva Marić and Albert Einstein met while studying physics in Zurich up until their divorce in 1914. Einstein's often-covered role in World War II and the founding of Israel have no place in this narrative. Instead the book is a deeply personal tale told entirely from Mileva's perspective. The early chapters are the strongest, painting an extremely relatable portrait of a woman's struggle to succeed in the male-dominated world of physics. When Mileva discovers in Einstein a partner in science and romance, she describes herself as feeling lost: "Lost as in directions, lost from myself, lost to him." 

Marie Benedict revives the debate among scientists about what role Einstein's wife might have played in the development of the theory of relativity. Benedict, who has written several other works of historical fiction, imagines the couple working together to unlock the secrets of the universe.  Tuesday, August 15th at 6:00 p.m

Spanish Book Club: El Tango de La Vieja Guardia 
Join us in the Grand Ave Library Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss Latin cultures navigation through Latin authors. This month, we will read "El Tango de la Vieja Guardia", by Arturo Perez-Reverte.  El tango de la Guardia Vieja is a sweeping story of obscure and passionate love, betrayal and intrigue that spans over four decades of a fascinating and convulsed century, in the fading twilight of a time that is coming to an end. Take your free copy in the front desk at the Grand Ave Library.
 
Este mes, el club viajará hasta tierras Argentinas para descubrir junto a Arturo Pérez Reverte. La contemplación del cielo, el olor del campo y del mar y el recuerdo de los días pasados desatan en él la melancolía, pero también la imaginación. Llamazares regresa al género novelístico con una obra magistral en la línea de La lluvia amarilla. Recoja su ejemplar gratis en la Biblioteca.
 
Book Munchers Book Club
Thursday, August 24, 
4:00 p.m. The Runaway Racehorse by Ron Roy  
6:00 p.m. Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne

Stop by the library to register for the book club and to pick up your free copy of the book (while supplies last). Read the book throughout the month, then we'll meet at the end of the month for discussion and activities!

Book Munchers (for kids ages 5-8) will meet on Thursdays from May through August at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF. For more information, please call (650) 829-3860.
 
Page Turners Book Club
Witches  by Roald Dahl
 
Kids ages 9-12 can stop by the library to register for the book club and pick up your free copy of this month's book (while supplies last). Read the book throughout the month, then we'll meet  for discussion and activities Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m.!
Storytimes




Special Storytimes
Inclusive Storytime
Monday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Main Library
Children of all ages, abilities, and different learning styles are welcome to join us for storytime. These interactive sessions are specially tailored to children with special needs by taking a slower pace and incorporating visual aids and sensory tools to provide a fun and inclusive experience for all.  The 30 minute storytime will be followed by a half hour of open play.

Chinese/Japanese Story time
Thursday, August 10th and 24th, 4:00pm at Main Library
Enjoy stories told in Chinese, Japanese, and English. We'll also share songs from different countries and play games that exercise our listening and language skills. There will be a small craft afterward. All ages are welcome!

Tagalog English Storytime
Saturday, August 12th at 10:15 a.m. at Main Library
Mabuhay!  Come and celebrate the Filipino heritage in children stories and songs in Tagalog and English. 
Mabuhay!  Halika at ipagdiwang ang pamana ng Pilipino sa kuwento at awiting pambata sa Tagalog at Ingles. 

Family Storytime: Moon and Tortoise
Monday, August 14, 6:00 p.m. at Main Library
In anticipation of the August 21st  Solar Eclipse, our Monday Storytime will be dedicated to stories, songs, and activities about the Moon.    The Aesop legendary fable of Tortoise and the Hare will be retold in a galactic race.   Bring friends and family for a fun evening and receive solar eclipse glasses.  

Main Library Storytimes
Family Storytime - Mondays 6:00 p.m.
Toddler Storytime - Tuesdays 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. 
Bouncing Babies Storytime - Wednesdays 10:15 a.m. 
 
Grand Library Storytimes 
Spanish Storytime - Mondays 10:30 a.m.
Leer y Aprender - lunes a las 10:30 a.m.
Portuguese Storytime, all ages - Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.
Histórias em Português - todas as idades - Terças-feiras, às 10:30 
Family Storytime - Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Baby Bounce - Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Technology Learning Center / MakerSpace
Resume Workshop
Join us for an informative workshop on 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'ts 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!

Monday, August 7, 10 a.m. Main Library
Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. Main Library
Monday, August 7, 2 p.m. Grand Library

Online Job Searching
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!

Monday, August 14, 10 a.m. Main Library
Friday, August 18, 10 a.m. Main Library
Monday, August 14, 2 p.m. Grand Library

Cubelets and Dash & Dot
Join us Tuesday, August 15 at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Avenue Library to learn about Cubelets and Dash and Dot.
Dash and Dot can be used independently, but are more fun together! Both robots need to be charged before use and require an iPad. There are many accessories for these brothers including Lego connectors, a xylophone attachment, mobile phone holder, and more! 

Online Security
Worried about your digital footprint? Reusing the same password over and over? Join us for a discussion about online security including tips and tools for staying safe online. Bring your questions and devices to follow along on Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Using Skype for Interviews
Join us for an instructive workshop on how to implement Skype into interviews. Technological advances have shaped the way we perform certain tasks such as interviews. Learn why it is important to combine technology with interviews in today's society. There will be someone there every step of the way to teach you the basics of Skype and what the best methods are for implementing it into work related tasks.

Monday, August 21, 10 a.m. Main Library
Friday, August 25, 10 a.m. Main Library
Monday, August 21, 2 p.m. Grand Library

"Fake News" Game Show: Discern Fact from Fiction and Win Prizes
Do you feel you have the ability to depict what sources are reliable or false? Put your ability to the test! Join us as we discuss "Fake News" and what determines whether a source is reliable or unreliable. Stop by and share your thoughts on certain topics!

Thursday, August 24, 6 p.m. Main Library

Shareable Content for Social Media: Create Animated GIFs and Memes
Join us for some fun at the Main library in the morning, creating Animated GIFs and Memes to share on social media, as well as at the Grand library in the afternoon. Bring your friends along with you and be creative with what you make. The GIFs and Memes can be from sad to funny, however you want to make them. There will be somebody there to help you create the content for your social media. It will be a fun time to make the best animated GIFs and Memes for all of Social Media to see.

Wednesday, August 2, 10 a.m. - Main Library
Wednesday, August 2, 2 p.m. - Grand Library

Building Robots: Meccanoids and Mindstorms
Come stop by the library to have a good time and build some robots, such as the Meccanoids and Mindstorms. Robots are fun to build and control using a device.

Tuesday, August 8, 2 p.m. - Main Library
Friday, August 11, 2 p.m. - Grand Library


STEAM: Math
Every month, we will host a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) hands-on learning experience. Our last STEAM program for this summer, Tuesday, August 1, 5:00 p.m. , will be all about MATH. Math beginners and geniuses are all invited! Enjoy learning through play by trying out different fun activities:
  • Counting with Duplos
  • Weighing and measuring
  • Coloring and connecting the dots
  • Games like Connect Four and Make 7
And more! Mark your calendars!
Science Club: Mapmaking
Cartography is the science of drawing maps. Learn the basics to creating and reading all types of interesting maps Thursday, August 3 at 4 p.m. at the Grand Avenue Library. This session of Science Club is a fantastic mixture of scientific thought and artful representation. It requires an understanding of the space around us and how we can describe it. Use it to make treasure maps or to help you record all of your scientific discoveries outdoors. It's fun! It's interesting! It's science!
Summer STEM Program
Join us at the Community Learning Center Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for the final Summer STEM program featuring the Energy Coalition. Play with a hands-on simulation of our electrical grid and explore tangible actions you can take for smart resource management. This is a free drop in program for families, no registration required.

Aprende sobre el impacto que tus decisiones sobre la energía, tienen en el planeta y coinviértete en un manejador inteligente de energía.
Author Talks & Book Discussions
Laura Ackley
In 1915, the city marked the year of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition when San Francisco emerged from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake and fire to become a center of beauty and progress. One of the main purposes of world's fairs always has been to introduce the "latest and greatest" to the public. At the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, no exhibit could be considered for an award of merit unless it was based on a product or process since the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. On Saturday, August 5th, at 2:00 p.m. PPIE Historian Laura Ackley will discuss a variety of the new technologies displayed at the fair. Ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, these exhibits may elicit warm nostalgia, amazement, laughter and even a wince or two. Book sales of
"San Francisco's Jewel City: the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915"  and author signing will take place after the program.

Melanie Salvatore-August
We are grateful and excited to be welcoming back author Melanie Salvatore-August on Saturday, August 12th, at 2:00 p.m. in celebration of her newly released book,Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force for Change(Yellow Pear Press 2017). Shift the world from fear to love with a dose of Fierce Kindness: a movement of nonviolence poised to ignite positive change on a personal, community and global level. This uplifting guide inspires people to be effective warriors for positive change both within themselves and out in the world. Sections encouraging Accountability, Courage and Action guide the reader on a personal journey of transformation.

Joel Selvin
In his comprehensively researched book,  Altamont: the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day (Dey Street Books), the veteran rock journalist  and Potrero Hill resident Joel Selvin points out the significant bias of the documentary Gimme Shelter, which was produced in partnership with its subjects, the Rolling Stones. Selvin, who wrote a weekly music column for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1972 to 2009, lays most of the blame for the free concert's fiasco at the Stones' feet, but not before creating the most complex and detailed portrait yet of the backstage chaos and cultural volatility that climaxed at Altamont Speedway on December 6, 1969. Thursday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m.

One City, One Book Discussion: Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

It's graduation day... Meet us at 47 Hills Brewing Company, 137 S Linden Avenue, on Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Tom Wolfe, a journalist already widely known for his exuberant portraiture of the American Bizarre, plunged into the psychedelic world of the Pranksters and emerged with
, a now-classic portrait of the coterie which gave the hippie world of the 1960s much of its philosophy and vocabulary. He recounts their romp across America in the first psychedelic bus, their alliance with the Hell's Angels, their Beezlebubbling takeover of a Unitarian Church convention, their conversion of the biggest anti-Vietnam rally of all time into a freak-out, their zany games of hide-and-seek from the law in two countries-all with a depth of exploration and a stylistic inventiveness which make The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test one of the most memorable journalistic odysseys of our time.
English Pronunciation Class/ 
Clase de pronunciación en inglés
 

Beginner / Intermediate level English speakers are invited to the Community Learning Center Tuesday,  August 8 & Thursday, August 10  from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to improve your English pronunciation. Free a ctivities for your children ages 3-12 will be provided while you are attending class.

Niveles de principiante e intermedio,  8  de Agosto y 10 de Agosto,  martes y jueves de 6:00 - 8:00 PM
G R A T I S  -   Habrá actividades creativas para sus hijos de 3 a 12 años mientras usted asiste a la clase.
Listen & Lunch
A Storytime for Adults
It's storytime for adults! Bring your lunch, Thursday, August 10th, 12:00 p.m. at Grand Library a nd enjoy a short story and brief discussion. Monthly story selections will span all genres and may include essays, memoirs or non-fiction materials.

Teen Digital Workshop
Saturday August 12th 10.30-2.30 p.m. join us at the Community Learning Center to create a Mobile App Prototype.  Sketch and design your own digital mobile app!!  Bring your IPhone!

Call 650-877-8543 for more information.
Beauty and the Beast Meet the Characters
It might be the end of summer, but we still have fun library programs to attend!  Saturday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m.  watch the new Beauty and the Beast. Then, after the movie, stay to meet and greet some of your favorite characters from the movie!
Summer Learning Challenge Finale: Mad Science
End the summer with a bang at the library!  It's going to be a fun program of exploring with science on Saturday, August 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Mad Science is a worldwide franchise with programs in different countries.  They explore science and ways of making science fun and interesting for kids based on STEM requirements.  Our program will feature Sonic Sounds, Mighty Magnets, Detective Science and Create a Comet.  So join us for a fun and exciting program!  
TV Club: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
"May the Best Pet Win!"
Rainbow Dash thinks she's fine being a loner, but seeing all her friends having fun with her pets makes her realize she's more "alone" than "a loner." To figure out what animal can possibly be cool enough to be her pet, she holds a contest to decide between such fast, awesome creatures as a bat, an eagle...and one pesky tortoise that just won't give up in "May the Best Pet Win!" If you haven't seen it, that's okay -- we'll watch and discuss the episode together, followed by a light craft on  Monday, August 14, 5:00 p.m. (New Time!) .  For fillies and colts of all ages.
Solar Eclipse Glasses
Don't miss the biggest event this summer, August 21st 2017 Solar Eclipse.  Watch the moon cover the sun.  Protect your eyes from solar radiation by picking up a free eclipse shade at the library between August 15th through August 19th or while supplies last.  
Kids Coding: Rock Blaster
Create a simple computer game using SCRATCH on Thursday, August 17th, 4:00 p.m.  We will create our own galaxy, comets, and spaceship using image editing tools.  Compile codes and zoom away to victory. Kids Coding fosters creativity and introduces kids to computers, digital editing tools, coding, and computing technique.  Recommended for ages 5+   
Financial Fitness 101
In this workshop, Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m., 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.
Walgreens: Diabetes
On Sunday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m. learn what to do to avoid Diabetes with diet and exercise and how to handle the condition if you have it. A representative from Walgreens Pharmacy will provide information and recommendations on how to stay healthy while enjoying your favorite food.  
Parents: Using School Loop
Padres: Usando School Loop
Learn to use your child's school loop to check for grades, attendance or communicate with your child's teacher. Monday, August 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Lunes 21 de Agosto 5.30-6.30 p.m.  Aprenda a usar el sitio de School loop de la escuela de su hijo/a.  También aprenderá a abrir su cuenta, chequear calificaciones de su hijo/a o comunicarse con el maestro de so hijo/a.
English Beginning Class / Clase de inglés básico
Learn basic English, grammar, reading, writing, l istening and speaking skills at the Community Learning Center beginning Tuesday, August 22. Classes will take place each  Tuesday & Thursdays 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Activities for your children ages 3-12 will be provided while you are attending class.

  Aprenda gramática, leer, escuchar, escribir y
Hablar en ingles
Cuando: Martes Y Jueves de 6:00-8:30pm
Empezando el 22 de agosto
Habrá actividades creativas para sus hijos de 3 a 12 años mientras usted asiste a la clase.
Get Hired! Interview Skills for Teens
Getting the interview, but not the job? Develop your interview skills in our teen employment series Get Hired! This session, Thursday, August 24 at 4:00 p.m. at Grand Avenue Library, we will be discussing appropriate dress, professional communication, and tips to best market your experience. Ideal for first time jobseekers and individuals already in the workforce wishing to improve their interview skills. The next, and final, session in the Get Hired! series will be job searching strategies. Please check the library's event calendar for dates and times. 
Final Fridays Family Dance Party!
Has it been a long day? Week? 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 best family-friendly jams amidst the glowy balloons and sparkly lights of our Final Fridays Family Dance Party on Friday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m.!
Victorian Days Walking Tour
The San Mateo County Historical Association and the South San Francisco Library are honored to be part of the Victorian Days Walking Tour of historic sites along Grand Avenue on Saturday, August 26 at 1:30 p.m.

History lover and former state assemblyman and ex-city councilman Gene Mullin, will help guide the tour of the historic sites.  Mullin's insight and charming stories about the city's treasured homes and buildings will add to the enjoyment of the tour.

We will begin with a presentation and light refreshments at the Grand Avenue Library, a Carnegie building opened in 1916. We'll move on to the hotel that housed the earliest workers and the families who settled in our booming industrial town, visit the historic Plymire-Schwarz House that served as the first hospital, and some of the other buildings that hold historical memories of early South City. Come hear about these sites seeped in history and the role they played in the early creation of our budding industrial city.  Grand Avenue is on a slight incline, so wear sturdy walking shoes. You'll find free parking behind the library using the Miller Street entrance. To RSVP or for more information email martinezev@plsinfo.org.
 
  1. Grand Library (1914) - Welcome, refreshment, slideshow/history on SSF.
  2. City Hall (1920)
  3. Bank of SSF (1918) - this is a vacant building up for rent/sale
  4. Giffra Bldg (1907) -Metropolitan Hotel (1912)
  5. Enterprise Journal (1931) - Currently La Tapatia Mexicatessen
  6. Plymire House (1905) 
Navigating the Internet / Nevagado el Internet
Monday August 28th 5.30-6.30 p.m. at the Community Learning Center.
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste?  Want to learn to surf the web? Curious about social media? Bring your technology questions & practice.

Lunes 28 de Agosto 5.30-6.30 p.m.
¿Tiene preguntas sobre como abrir una cuenta de email? ¿No sabe cómo cortar y pegar información a un documento?  ¿Quiere saber cómo navegar el internet?  ¿Curioso sobre redes sociales?  ¿Vengan con sus preguntas y practique.
MED-Project Take Back Event
The Medication Education & Disposal Project (MED-Project), a consumer education campaign dedicated to responsible medication use and disposal, will be supporting a medication take-back event supervised by a local law enforcement agency for consumers.  Residents are invited to bring their expired or unwanted medications for disposal at the Grand Avenue Library on Tuesday, August 29 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The service is free. To protect privacy, consumers are reminded to remove all personally identifiable information on labels or materials that are brought to this take-back event.

BRING: Medications in any dosage form, in their original container or sealed bag,

DO NOT BRING: herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care products, compressed cylinders, aerosols, inhalers, medical devices, sharps, illicit drugs and iodine containing medications.

For more information about disposal options for expired or unwanted medicine, visit  www.med-project.org .
LEGO CLUB: Theme Parks
Design your own theme park on
Wednesday, August 30 at 4:00 p.m.! Draw inspiration from the greats: Disneyland, Six Flags, Universal Studios, and Legoland to make an attraction, or a ride, or your very own mascot with our large collection of mini-figures. Create a theme park your way!

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.
July is Parks & Recreation Month!
Fall Registration
Fall 2017 Aquatics and Class Registration.
Set your alarms! Online Resident registration begins Monday, August 7 at 6:00 a.m. Please note, your client ID and family numbers are required for online registration. If you do not have your numbers, make sure to call the Recreation Office today (650) 829-3800. The Recreation Office doors will open at regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m., for in-person registration on Monday, August 7. Non-Resident registration will begin Monday, August 21 at 6:00 am online and in-person during our office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click the link below to look through our Fall Activity Guide! For general assistance, registration help, or more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (650) 829-3800. PDF Version
 
 
21st Annual South San Francisco Fire Department Senior Picnic
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10.00 for seniors 50+
Joseph A. Fernekes Building, Orange Memorial Park, 781 Tennis Drive
Join the SSF Fire Department and the Parks & Recreation Department for our annual senior picnic.  A delicious BBQ Chicken lunch with all the fixin's will be served to seniors 50+.  Live entertainment by "Party of Three", a Motown Sound and more.  Advanced reservations are required.  Call (650) 829-3820 for more information or to make your reservation.  Hope to see you all there!
 
Cultural Arts Barbeque
Saturday, August 27 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Joseph A. Fernekes Building, Orange Memorial Park, 781 Tennis Drive
Cost:  $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children-16 & under
Proceeds benefit South San Francisco cultural arts programs
Celebrate the summer with your friends at the Cultural Arts Barbeque! Admission includes a delicious grilled lunch, tasty dessert treats, fun activities for all and a silent auction for a marvelous array of gift items. Only service animals are allowed to enter the facility. Tickets may also be purchased online through Monday, August 21. Visit SSF Web Registration. (Activity Barcode #165714) Tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the event. as well as by visiting the Parks & Recreation Department office at 33 Arroyo Drive (650) 829-3800 or Public Works office at 550 North Canal (650) 829-3837. 


South San Francisco Public Library
Main Library
840 West Orange Avenue
650-829-3860

Grand Avenue Branch Library
306 Walnut Avenue
650-877-8530

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520 Tamarack Lane
650-877-8540

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