First Monday Movies @ Excelsior, December 2, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for December is 42nd Street (1933, 90 mins) with Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Ginger Rodgers, Ned Sparks, Dick Powell; directed by Lloyd Bacon.

An ailing Broadway musical producer produces a new show. When a flinty leading lady twists her ankle on opening night, one spunky chorus girl tries to take over her place.

This movie is credited with single-handedly rescuing the movie musical and was so financially successful that it saved Warner Brothers from bankruptcy.

Thanksgiving Holiday Library Closures

Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library
Please note that Excelsior Branch and all San Francisco Public Libraries will be CLOSED starting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and all day Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving. We will resume our regular opening hours on Saturday, November 30, 2012. Happy Thanksgiving!

請大家注意: 11月28日(星期四)及29日(星期五)為"感恩節假日"舊金山市立圖書館所有部門休息兩天。11月27日(星期三)圖書館將提前於下午5時休息。圖書館在11月30四日(星期六)恢復正常開放時間。祝大家感恩節快樂!

Las bibliotecas públicas de San Francisco cerrarán a las 5 p.m. el miércoles 27 de noviembre y estarán cerradas el jueves 28 y el viernes 29 de noviembre del 2013 en celebración del Día de Acción de Gracias. Vamos a continuar nuestro horario habitual el Sábado, 30 de noviembre. Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

StoryCorps @ Excelsior Library - Record your San Francisco story on Tuesday, November 19, 6-8:30pm

Take part in our annual One City One Book: San Francisco Reads celebration by recording your own truly San Francisco story. We are recording stories around the themes of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, such as growing up in San Francisco, your neighborhood, your high school, your family, or social justice efforts you participated in. Bring a partner, friend or loved on to tell your story to, or just come by yourself. At the end of your session, you'll receive a free broadcast-quality CD to share with family and friends, and a second copy will be archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Schedule an appointment to record your San Francisco story by calling 415-557-4277 or email at

For more information and program dates at other branches, please click here: Link to StoryCorps page of sfpl website

eReader Drop-in, Tuesday, November 12, 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.

Library closed on Monday, November 11, for Veterans' Day

Excelsior Branch and all other San Francisco Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, November 11, for Veteran's Day.

 十一月十一日(星期一)為"退伍軍人紀念日" 全部舊金山市立圖書館休息一天.

Las bibliotecas públicas de San Francisco estarán cerradas el lunes 11 de noviembre del 2013 Día de los Veteranos