WALL-E - Teen Movie Day - May 6th

What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off? The year is 2700 and WALL-E is a robot still spending every day doing what he was made for. Soon he is visited by a sleek robot named EVE whom he chases across the galaxy with a pet cockroach and a heroic team of malfunctioning misfit robots. Animated Feature. Directed by Andrew Stanton (2008, 97 mins.)

Movies for teens every first Wednesday. Ages 12-18. Snacks provided. For more information, contact Marla at 415-355-2868.

Wednesday, May 6th - 4-6 p.m.

Overdue Library Fine Amnesty May 3-16

Been avoiding the Library lately because of overdue fines? Now is your chance to come clean with the Free2Return Your Books – Restore Your Privileges campaign.

San Francisco Public Library is instituting a two week fine amnesty program to encourage the return of overdue books and materials without penalty.

Return your items without penalty and make items available for public circulation again. The amnesty restores borrower privileges once overdue materials are returned. The amnesty does not pertain to overdue fines still on record from previously returned or lost materials.

Return the books... dvds... cds... - What's your excuse?

May 3rd - May 16th, 2009

First Monday Movies - The Fugitive Kind - May 4th @ 6:30 p.m.

Val Xavier (Marlon Brando), a guitar playing drifter, flees New Orleans in order to avoid arrest. He finds work in a small town five-and-dime owned by an older woman known as Lady Torrance (Anna Magnani) whose vicious husband Jabe lies on his deathbed in their apartment above the store. Carol Cutrere (Joanne Woodward), an alcoholic nymphomaniac, has her sights set on the newcomer, but Val succumbs to the charms of Lady with tragic consequences. Based on the Tennessee Williams play Orpheus Descending. Directed by Sidney Lumet (1959, 119 mins.)

Monday, May 4th - 6:30 p.m.

Download Books & More from the Library - May 4th

Beginning May 4, San Francisco Public Library will be offering popular eBooks, audio books, music and video downloads to access from your home or office computer, all available with just a library card. With thousands of digital media titles to select from, this new online service spans nearly every genre: bestselling fiction novels, self-improvement guides, biographies, classical and new age music, educational videos, TV programs, feature films, cult classics and more.

Find out more when San Francisco Public Library hosts the Digital Bookmobile for a special event! With instructional videos and interactive computer stations, readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books and more from the public library. The Digital Bookmobile will be parked at the Main Library, on the Fulton Street side, on Friday, May 8th from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your laptops, smart phones, ipods and mp3 players and begin downloading.

Teen Challenge - Can you fill a journal in 8 weeks?

We dare you to find out. Come to this WritersCorps directed workshop and get a journal to decorate and write in. We will be finding inspiration and filling the pages of our journals with words, images, collages, poetry, stories and anything your pen or pencil discovers. We will share some of our work and support each others' effort to fill 100 pages in 2 months! Open to teen writers, ages 12-19. For more information, or to register, contact Marla, Teen Librarian, at (415) 355-2868. Please note: No class will be held on Wednesday, May 27th.

Wednesdays, April 15th - June 10th - 4-5:30 p.m.

Excelsior Arts & Culture Salon presents Frommer's San Francisco - Free and Dirt Cheap - April 22nd

Can you really have a great time in one of the most expensive cities in the world on just a few bucks a day? Yes! Whether you live in San Francisco or are just visiting, author Matthew Poole tells you how to get the most out of the City by the Bay without spending a fortune. San Francisco Free and Dirt Cheap covers food, drinks, entertainment, shoppping, events, classes and much more. You can leave your heart in 'San Francisco if you want to—but you don't need to leave your wallet there, too!

Thursday, April 22nd - 7 p.m.

Cracks in the Asphalt - book discussion and signing - April 15th

Author Alex Hatch will talk about her new book, Cracks in the Asphalt: the Community Gardens of San Francisco and show slides of community gardens. She will be joined by Deborah Lunsford, Director of Living Sidewalks, and a certified permaculturist, who will address the issues of making our city sidewalks permeable as well as beautiful. Book sales by Book Bay and a book signing follow the event.

Wednesday, April 15th - 7:00 p.m.

Introduction to Classical Guitar for Kids - 4/11

Students will learn guitar basics and a simple song. Please bring your own guitar. If you do not have a guitar, call to register to share one. For ages 5-11. Call 355-2868 to register.

Saturday, April 11th at 1 p.m.

The Bubble Lady - April 9th

The Bubble Lady presents creative and entertaining bubble making. She delights audiences with stories of Bubble Land, and introduces her Bubble Family: Spirit Bubbles, Baby Bubbles, Brother & Sister Bubbles, Momma & Poppa Bubbles. The Bubble Lady asks for volunteers to help her in creating a variety of amusing bubble sculptures. The fun never stops! When one bubble pops there is always another. For children of all ages.

Thursday, April 9th - 11 a.m.