Monday Movies at Excelsior

Continuing the 2010-2011 theme of film noir:

A Double Life (1947, 104min.) Broadway actor Anthony John (Ronald Colman) has a habit of becoming the characters he plays. He’s easy to get along with when doing a comedy, but he can be a real pain when he's involved in a tragedy. He'd like to get back together with his co-star and ex-wife Brita (Signe Hasso), but she's sick of the emotional roller coaster. Coleman’s journey into psychosis is a foregone conclusion after he takes on the lead role in the longest running Othello in history. Also starring Shelley Winters and Edmond O’Brien. Directed by George Cukor.

Monday, July 11, 6:30-8:30 - note that this is the SECOND Monday due to the holiday on July 4.

Heather Rogers, Magician & Quick Change Artist for kids

Please come enjoy a fun program of magic, comedy, audience participation, and instant costume changes. For ages 4 and older. Space limited; call for reservations.

Wednesday, July 6, 11:00 - 11:30 am

July 4 - Library Closed for Independence Day

The Library will be closed for Independence Day on July 4.
We will be open at the usual times on July 3 and July 5.

Teen Movie Day - Step Up 2

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Stars:Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan and Cassie Ventura

Tuesday, July 05, 2011, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Free movies for teens every first Tuesday. Refreshments provided. Ages 10-18 welcomed. For more information, please contact Marla at or 415-355-2868.

String Creatures - craft for teens

Learn how to make an adorable, string creature from one piece of string! These creatures are based on string dolls from Thailand. All materials provided. For teens, ages 12-18. For more information or to register, contact Marla Bergman, Teen Librarian, at or 415-355-2868.

Wednesday, June 22, 4:00-5:30 pm

Classical Chinese Dance - Excelsior Arts & Culture Salon

The Excelsior Arts & Culture Salon and the Adult Summer Reading Program present Classical Chinese Dance. Cecilia Xiong of the Fei Tian Academy of the Arts California teaches classical Chinese dance, a dance that expresses inner feeling and grace. Chinese dance has developed over the course of the 5,000 year history of Chinese civilization. By learning this ancient art form, one can become familiar with this profound culture, a culture based on the philosophies of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The class size may be limited to 15 adults.

To get a free ticket, speak to a librarian at the branch.
Wednesday, June 22, 7:00-8:00 pm