Poem in Your Pocket Day

April is National Poetry Month and Thursday, April 24, is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Come by Excelsior Branch and pick up a poem, put it in your pocket or share it with someone.

Want to share a poem? Bring it in or post it in the comments.





Exciting new services for streaming music, audiobooks and movies

San Francisco Public Library is now offering thousands of streaming movies, television shows, music and audiobooks, all for free with your library card!

The new service is called Hoopla Digitial. You can download the Hoopla Digital app for your smartphone or tablet or simply stream the content on your computer. All you need is your library card number and PIN.
If you have questions, feel free to come by and ask a librarian or see the FAQs here: http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000707201

eBook questions?

Come to our eBook drop-in on Tuesday, April 8, 7-8:30pm and we will help you download free books and audiobooks to your smart phone, tablet or eReader.

Movies @ Excelsior, Monday, April 7, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for April is The Lost Weekend (1945, 101 mins) starring Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, and Phillip Terry; directed by Billy Wilder.

A would-be writer's dissatisfaction with his life leads him on a three day bender, giving an uncompromising look at the devastating effects of alcoholism.

The Lost Weekend won in the categories Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 1946 Academy Awards. The movie is based on an autobiographical book of the same name by Charles Jackson.

Computer Classes for Adults and Seniors starting April 1

Do you or someone you know need a little help getting started on the computer? Sign up for our free computer classes for beginners.

Classes are on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm. Attendance is limited to 10 students. Please contact Excelsior Branch to sign up.

April 1: Computer Basics
Learn how to use a mouse, the keyboard and other basic computer functions.

April 15: Word Processing Basics
Learn how to use Microsoft Word. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required.

May 6: Searching the Internet
Learn how to navigate and search the Internet. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required.

May 20: Basic Email
Learn how to set up an email account and basic email functions. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required.

Write Your Will Workshop, Tuesday, March 25, 7-8:30pm

Attend this workshop led by estate planning and probate lawyer, Stuart Bronstein, and leave with a fully functional will.

Please bring a blue ink non-erasable pen. Advance registration is required; please contact Excelsior Branch to reserve your space.

Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday - Spring Forward!

Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday morning! Daylight Saving Time officially starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.

夏時制3月9日(星期天)開始! 請記住在3月10日(星期天) 的早上把家裡的鐘錶撥快1小時。

No se olvide de ajustar sus relojes una hora adelantado este domingo! El horario de verano comienza oficialmente a las 2 de la mañana el domingo, 9 de marzo.

eReader and eBook Drop In Class, Tuesday, March 11, 7-8:30pm

Would you like to download free eBooks and free eAudiobooks to your tablet, smartphone or eReader? Come to our drop-in class and have a librarian show you how.

No registration required.

Movies @ Excelsior, Monday, March 3, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for March is The Defiant Ones (1958, 96 mins) with Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw; directed by Stanley Kramer.

Two convicts, shackled together, escape a chain gang and flee an armed posse.

The film won Oscars for best writing, story and screenplay in 1959. Both Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier were nominated for best actor but lost out to David Niven.
According to imdb.com, Elvis Presley wanted the role of Joker Jackson, hoping to co-star with Sammy Davis Jr. but was persuaded by his manager not to do the film.

Building Trust: Communicating with Your Children About Puberty, Wednesday, February 26, 4:30-6pm

Learn how to handle questions about growing up and the changes that come with it. This workshop is led by trained parent facilitators from Mission Graduates and will be bilingual Spanish/English.