First Monday Movies @ Excelsior, April 1, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for April is Night Nurse (1931, 72 mins) with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Clark Gable, Ben Lyon and Vera Lewis; directed by William A. Wellman

Barbara Stanwyck plays a night nurse who enlists the help of a petty criminal (Ben Lyon) to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Write Your Will workshop, Tuesday, April 2, 6:30-8pm

Stuart Bronstein, an estate planning and probate lawyer in San Francisco for more than 30 years, will help participants create fully functional wills in this free workshop.

Please bring a nonerasable, blue ink pen. Due to the anticipated demand for this program, please see a librarian or call 415-355-2868 to register.

New Ed2Go courses start March 20th - Join us at the Learning Lab to learn more

The next round of Ed2Go courses starts March 20. Join us at the Excelsior Learning Lab on Fridays from 3-5pm to learn more.

The Learning Lab is open in the Excelsior Branch Community Meeting Room from March 22 to April 19.

Popular courses that you can take:
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Creating Web Pages
  • Medical Terminology
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Grammar Refresher
  • Secrets of Better Photography
and many more.

What's the Buzz on Sugar?¿Que tal con el azúcar? Friday, March 15, 1:30-3pm

This Spanish language seminar will cover the various types of sugars and the effects sugar has on our short and long-term health. A Registered Dietitian will discuss food labels, artificial sweeteners, and ways to break the sugar habit. This lecture will also include tips for better snacking.

This class is provided in Spanish by the Community Health Resource Center.

Este seminario cubrirá los diversos tipos de azúcares y el efecto que tiene en nuestra salud a corto y largo plazo. Un dietesta registrado discutirá etiquetas de los alimentos, edulcorantes artificiales, y las maneras de romper el hábito del azúcar. Esta seminario también incluirá consejos para mejorar la merienda. Presentador: Eric Hernandez, RD (dietista registrado).

Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday - Spring forward!

Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday morning! Daylight Saving Time officially starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.

夏時制3月10日(星期天)開始! 請記住在3月10日(星期天) 的早上把家裡的鐘錶撥快1小時。

No se olvide de ajustar sus relojes una hora adelantado este domingo! El horario de verano comienza oficialmente a las 2 de la mañana el domingo, 10 de marzo.

On the Same Page books are here!

The March/April On the Same Page books are here, so come in and check one out now! The selection for March and April is The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones, a historical novel in which an elegant party at a manor house is interupted by a crowd of mysterious and not altogether savory survivors who seek shelter after a dreadful accident.

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote about the book: “Vividly atmospheric…niftily deceptive…a story of shattered snobbery, transformation of character and in the end a surprising and eerily beautiful portrait of compassion…A sublimely clever book.”

First Friday Tutorial: How to determine the sequence of books in a series

If you are a series reader, you know that it is sometimes difficult to determine the sequence of books in a series. Watch this tutorial in our First Friday Tutorial series to find out how the NoveList database can help you with that.