First Monday Movies @ Excelsior, February 4, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for February is Love Me Tonight (1932, 89 mins) with Maurice Chevalier and Jeannette MacDonald; directed by Rouben Manoulian.

In this musical a Parisian tailor begins a whirlwind romance with a princess after pretending to be a member of the nobility himself.

Love Me Tonight was elected to the National Film Preservation Board's National Film Registry in 1990.

Excelsior Learning Lab, every Friday in February, 3-5pm

Do you want to learn a new language or improve your writing or computer skills? Do you need to study for a test like the SAT or GED? Do you want to learn how to create a website or brush up your resume?

You can do all of these with online courses offered by the library. Join us in the Excelsior Learning Lab every Friday in February from 3-5 pm to get help on selecting a course and to use our computers to get started.

Sign-up required; headphones and flash drive recommended.

Lion Dance Performance, Saturday, February 2, 10:30am

Celebrate the New Year and watch the San Francisco Jing Mo Athletic Association perform a lion dance and give martial arts demonstrations. For all ages!

And just in case you are wondering, the Year of the Snake starts on Sunday, February 10!


萬一您想知道: 2013的春節是2月10日!

Five Fabulous Women Artists of the 1800s, Monday, January 28, 7-8:30pm

Join us for a slide show by local artist Marlene Aron of the beautiful and inspiring art of five women artists of the 1800s: Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Marie Bracquemond, Eva Gonzales and Camille Claudel.

These artists exhibited their works in the Salon and the World Exposition in Paris, three of them showing their paintings alongside Pissarro, Degas, Renoir and Monet in the first Impressionist exhibitions in the early 1870s. They painted their family, children, friends and lovers, along with scenes of gardens, forests and landscapes. Take a journey through the artistry and lives of some of the movers and shakers of the Impressionist movement.

SFPL Free Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

It's SFPL Free Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum on Sunday, January 20, 11am-5pm.! Just present your San Francisco Public Library card for free admission. Explore The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, enjoy storytimes, musical performances, and crafts.

First FridayTutorial: Freezing Your Requests

As a new blog feature in 2013 we will post a tutorial on the first Friday of every month, so stay tuned. Also, if there is a topic that you think would be good for a tutorial, let us know in the comments.

Here is the first one: How to freeze your holds requests, for example when you go on vacation.