Library Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

Monday May 30, 2011, all branches of San Francisco Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. Excelsior Branch will be open as usual on Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm and Tuesday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

First Monday Movie - The Big Heat

Continuing the 2010-2011 theme of film noir:

The Big Heat (1953/90 mins.) - When homicide sergeant Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford) is assigned to investigate the apparent suicide of a fellow police officer, he uncovers a sinister relationship between the local syndicate boss and the corrupt city government. Bannion’s cozy suburban life is destroyed when the big city gangsters mistakenly kill his wife with a car bomb intended for him. After he is suspended from the police force, Bannion embarks on a crusade of revenge in this classic police drama. Also starring Lee Marvin and Gloria Grahame. Directed by Fritz Lang.

Monday, June 6, 6:30-8:30

Cherry Hoops Hula Hoop Fun

Join enthusiastic and talented teacher Miss Nicole for hula hoop fun! Great for beginners. Hoops provided. For ages 6 and older.

Monday, June 6
1:15-1:45 pm

Space is very limited, so please call (415) 355-2836.

Congress on Your Corner

If you are having problems with a federal agency or obtaining your Social Security, Medicare, veterans or other federal benefits, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s office may be able to help. Congresswoman Pelosi’s office will hold Community Office Hours on Wednesday June 8th from 4pm to 7pm at the Excelsior Branch, Wednesday June 22nd from 4pm to 7pm at the Main Library – Stong Meeting Room (1st Floor) and Friday July 8th from 2pm to 5pm at the Glen Park Branch.

Staff will be available to answer questions about federal agencies, programs and benefits, and to offer any possible assistance. For more information about Congresswoman Pelosi’s constituent services, please visit

Wednesday June 8, 4:00-7:00 pm

How to Train Your Dragon - Teen Movie Day

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Free movies for teens every first Tuesday. Refreshments provided. Ages 10-18. For more information,contact Marla at or (415) 355-3858.

Tuesday, June 7, 4:00-6:00 pm

Bike to Work Day

Today is Bike to Work Day in San Francisco.

To search for all things bicycles and bicycling, make a KEYWORD search for words in the SUBJECT HEADING using tag s: for subject, like this:

KEYWORD s:bicycl*

The asterisk is a wildcard representing the end letters in bicycle, bicycling, bicycles
(you can also use d: for "descriptor")

Click here for results of that search.

To find the list of Subjects available at SFPL in this area, make a SUBJECT search for bicycle:

SUBJECT bicycleClick here for the resultant list of subjects.

You can limit your search by location by changing from View Entire Collection to the name of a branch. You can limit your results to only items available by checking that box. By clicking on the "Limit/Sort Search" or "Modify Search" button you can narrow your search by language or by media type (book or DVD etc).

Teen Movie - Inception

In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job to date: Inception.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page

Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, May 10, 3:30-6:00 pm