Library Closed on July 4 for Independence Day

All San Francisco Public Libraries will be CLOSED Thursday, July 4, 2013 for Independence Day. We will resume our regular opening hours on Friday, July 5, at 1 p.m.


Las bibliotecas públicas de San Francisco estarán cerradas el Jueves 4 de julio del 2013 Día de la Independencia. Vamos a continuar nuestro horario habitual el Viernes, 5 de julio del 2013

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

The movie for July is The Divorcee (1930, 82 mins) with Norma Shearer, Chester Morris Conrad Nagel, Robert Montgomery; directed by Robert Z. Leonard

When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

Norma Shearer won an Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role in 1930. The movie was also nominated for the academy award for best director (Robert Z. Leonard), 1930. Purportedly Norma Shearer landing the lead role did not sit well with Joan Crawford

eBooks and Libraries

Have you ever wondered why downloading an ebook from libraries involves so many steps? Read this article on and find out more about the issues involved:

But - don't forget that your librarians at San Francisco Public Library have created some excellent ebook tutorials that will guide you through the process step by step. You can find the tutorials here:

And if you still have questions, bring your eReader to one of our ebook classes:

Happy eReading everybody!

Computer Classes for Adults and Seniors

Are you a computer beginner or do you know someone who is? Did you know that Excelsior Branch offers computer classes?

The next round of computer classes starts Tuesday, July 30, 7-8:30pm with a basic introduction to computers.

Learn how to use a mouse, the keyboard and other basic computer function in this class for computer beginners.

Part 2 will take place on Tuesday, August 27, 7-8:30pm. Students will learn how to search the Internet and how to use the library website and catalog.

Part 3 will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 7-8:30pm. Students will learn how to set up an Email account and basic Email functions.

Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required for parts 2 and 3.

Attendance is limited to 10 people. Please contact Excelsior Branch to sign up. And if you are a more experienced computer user and would like to improve your skills with computer applications such as Word, Excel or Photoshop, try our Learn4Life (formerly ed2go) or Learning Express databases here: 

First Friday Tutorials

Are you curious about library eBooks or are you a novice eReader user? Check out these eBook tutorials on the library website:


Need a reading recommendation?

Did you sign up for Summer Reading already? If not, sign up here:

And now that you are signed up, do you need a reading recommendation? Then check out our display of staff reading recommendations at our branch or look at our online Pinterest board of reading recommendations here:

Enjoy your Summer Reading!