TODAY'S TIP - WHAT'S UP at the Library?

Looking for something to expand your mind, or would you like to meet your neighbors or be entertained? On any given day, San Francisco Public Library offers the opportunity to listen to authors, see movies, play chess, sing a song with your toddler, learn a craft, discuss a book or participate in any number of other programs.

How do you find out what’s going on?

You can pick up a copy of At the Public Library at any branch or view it online. This monthly newsletter lists upcoming events and contains articles of interest about Library books, events, people and exhibitions.

If you’re reading this, then you already know that we have a blog at Excelsior, where you can find out about all our regular programming and special events. Blogs for other branches and Main Library Departments can be found here.

And last, but not least, you can search and sort through all Library events by clicking the calendar tab on the Library’s website. This will bring you to the Calendar page where you can see the programs by day, week or month. Just click your choice below the calendar box.

On the Calendar page you can make selections in the dropdown boxes on the right side to narrow your search. Location will limit your selection to a single branch. Type will allow you to limit to a specific kind of program - Event, Exhibit, or Class. Series will let you limit to a special series of programs, like those associated with our Adult, Teen or Children’s Summer Reading Programs. You can limit to a certain age audience by selection from the Audience drop-down box.

For example, to find out what’s going on the rest of the week at Excelsior Branch, just click on Excelsior under location, then click on “week” under the calendar and then click today’s date on the calendar itself.

Excelsior Librarians and Staff share tips & tricks to help you make the most of the San Francisco Public Library catalog, databases and website. New tips posted Tuesdays on the Excelsior Blog. Watch this space!

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