Basic Computer Classes @ Excelsior

Back by popular demand. Beginning in December 2008, group computer classes for seniors and adults will be offered on the first three Saturday afternoons each month. No computer experience is required but class size is limited. Please make reservations for any or all of these classes with the reference librarian, or call (415) 355-2868.

December 6 - Learning email

December 13 - Searching the internet

December 20 - Searching the SFPL catalog and databases - this week's focus is "finding articles using Infotrac"

Classes meet Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

First Monday Movies - Salaam Bombay! - December 1st

Salaam Bombay! is a gritty drama about a young street beggar in the slums of Bombay trying to raise enough money to return to his mother's house in the country. In the process he encounters every range of experience from humiliation to love. Directed by Mira Nair. In Hindi with English subtitles. (1988, 114 mins.)

Monday, December 1st @ 6:30 p.m.

New Citizenship Resources at the Library

To help library users prepare for the new USCIS naturalization interview, the San Francisco Public Library has created a set of online resources to assist our patrons with the October 2008 exam changes. These include:

l A guide to naturalization
l Practice materials for the new citizenship exam
l Information about local organizations that can help with the citizenship process
l A list of English as a Second Language (ESL) providers

Citizenship resources are now available on the SFPL website at These resources are available in 5 languages - English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Russian. Check it out!

It's All About Me - Teen Scrapbooking - 11/19

Wanna get scrap-happy using only scraps of paper and glue? Join us for an afternoon of scrapbooking. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring pics and scraps that inspire you. Workshop led by local teen. For ages 12-18. For more information, contact Marla at or (415) 355-2832.

Wednesday, November 19th - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Sherrie Dobrott Music Program for Kids - 11/18

Please join us for a fun music and movement program by Sherrie Dobrott featuring puppets, songs and fingerplays for little ones. Ages 5 and younger. Space is limited, call (415) 355-2831 for reservations.

Tuesday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m.

The Climate Project - November 15th

Volunteers trained by Al Gore will present a new Climate Change Slideshow based on the Academy Award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, to increase public awareness of the climate crisis throughout the world. The slideshow will be offered in three languages at the Excelsior Branch.

Saturday, November 15th at 2:00 p.m. - Program in English
Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. - Program in Cantonese
Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. - Program in Spanish