Computer Classes for Adults & Seniors, Word Processing Basics, Tuesday, October 29, 7-8:30pm

Learn how to use the computer to write letters, essays and other text documents. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required.

This class is limited to 10 people. Please contact Excelsior Branch to sign up.

Affordable Care Act Information Workshop, Friday, October 4, 2-4pm

Affordable Care Act, Obama Care, Health Care Reform, Covered California? If you want more information about the new health care law or have questions, please join us for this information workshop with representatives from Chinese Community Healthy Plan (CCHP).

Learn about the law's mandate for everyone to have coverage and if you qualify to receive financial help. Find out whether or not it will impact you and what you need to do about it. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Presentation in Cantonese (廣東華講解): 2-3pm
Presentation in English: 3-4pm

September 24, 2013 is National Voter Registration Day

Do you or someone you know need to register to vote in San Francisco? Come by the library this week and pick up a voter registration form!

The last day to register to vote for the November 5, 2013 election is October 21.

For more information check out these websites:,,

Celebrate Latino Hispanic Heritage Month at Excelsior Branch this fall

We have multiple fun programs for all ages lined up to celebrate Latino Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.

We start out with a Mexican Chocolate Storytime on Saturday, September 21 at 11:30am. Learn about the ancient tradition of Mexican chocolate or cacahuatl with books, songs, rhymes and a special tasting to follow. This is for children of all ages and their families.

Continuing with a food theme, join us on Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm to learn about tamales,  watch a tamale making demonstration, make your own to take home and taste some freshly steamed tamales. This program is for everybody aged 5 and older. Space is limited to 25 people. First come, first served.

And last but not least we have a mural craft program for teens and tweens on Wednesday, October 9, 3:30-5pm. Join Precita Eyes Muralists in creating a chalk art mural. Come up with a theme for the mural and learn techniques for using chalk pastel. The mural will be displayed in the library once completed.

Also check out our branch displays of non-fiction books and novels with a Latino Hispanic Heritage theme as well as as slideshow of  historical images of Hispanic Americans in San Francisco on our digital display.

Branch beautification in progress

Changes have been coming to the Excelsior Branch exterior with flowers, benches and artwork installed over the past 2 weeks. Check out some photos of the beautification on our branch Facebook page and don't forget to join us for the reception and celebration on September 7, 1-3pm.

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eReader Drop-In, Tuesday, September 10, 7-8:30pm

Do you have an eReader? Did you know that you can check out electronic editions of library books for free? Learn how to enjoy San Francisco Public Library’s collection of more than 40,000 ebooks at this workshop.

Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other eReader device with you and we will show you how to use it to download books and other materials from the Library website.