One City One Book - Get your copy now!

Our copies of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother - the One City One Book selection for 2013 - have arrived. They'll be going fast, so come by today to get your copy! If all our copies are checked out - or if you prefer to read Little Brother on your phone or tablet, you can download a free digital version at

There are lots of events city-wide including a scavenger hunt at the Main Library on Saturday, September 14. Click here for a list of events and see below for the events here at Excelsior Branch:

LED Robot Plushie Workshop + Little Brother Book Discussion, Wednesday, September 18, 3-5pm (for teens ages 13-19, registration required)

Protecting Your Privacy Online, Monday, October 30, 7-8pm

First Monday Movies @ Excelsior, September 9, 6:30-8:30pm (2nd Monday due to Labor Day holiday)

The movie for September is Night Flight (1933, 85 mins) with Hellen Hayes, John Barrymore, Clark Gable and Lionel Barrymore; directed by Clarence Brown.

As a worried mother comforts her desparately ill son in Rio de Janeiro, the child's physician, Dr. Decosta, assures her that, thanks to the new night flying schedule of the Trans-Andean European Air Mail, which is being inaugurated that evening, they will receive a life-saving serum the next day.

It is based on the 1931 novel of the same name by French writer and pioneering-aviator Antoine de Saint Exupéry, author the The Little Prince, and based on his personal experiences while flying on South American mail routes.

Library closed on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day

The Excelsior Branch and all other San Francisco Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day.

Please also note that the Bay Bridge will be closed starting 8pm on Wednesday, August 28, and will reopen with the new east span 5am Tuesday, September 3. For more on this, see the SFMTA website:

9月2日(星期一)為 "勞工節" 舊金山市立圖書館所有部門休息一天.

Las bibliotecas públicas de San Francisco estarán cerradas el Lunes 2 de septiembre de 2013 Día del

The Excelsior: Where Natural Beauty and History Come Alive, Reception and Performance, Saturday, September 7, 1-3pm

Over a two year period, the Excelsior Action group has worked with the community, city, and the library to realize the goal of “Greening the Excelsior through Art” via the Excelsior Branch Library. With the help of Architecture for Humanity and the Community Challenge Grant Program this goal was reached this year and we are ready to honor the work done by so many in this district to beautify our neighborhood. Along with this large art project, we are honoring the Excelsior District's historic city street names, which were changed early in the 20th century. 

Featured events will include performances by groups representing China, Japan, and India which were once street names in the neighborhood. Please join us for this reception and celebration of the Excelsior. 

See a preview of the branch beautification on the Excelsior Action Group website:

Author event and live music performance with Dan Caro, Wednesday, August 21, 7-8:30pm

Local author and jazz drummer, Dan Caro, shares excerpts from his book The Gift of Fire: How I Made Adversity Work for Me, in addition to stories of writing his debut work. You will by inspired as Dan demonstrates, in spite of losing his hands and fingers from a childhood burn accident, his drumming abilities in a live music performance. This is an event not to miss!

Tie dye a t-shirt, Wednesday, August 14, 3-4:30pm

We had a great turnout for our Jerry Garcia lecture by Dennis McNally and to further celebrate Jerry Day we will be tie-dying t-shirts.

This workshop is open to teens and adults. All materials are provided but participants can bring their own t-shirts. Space is limited, please contact Excelsior Branch to register.