Movies @ Excelsior, Monday, March 3, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for March is The Defiant Ones (1958, 96 mins) with Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw; directed by Stanley Kramer.

Two convicts, shackled together, escape a chain gang and flee an armed posse.

The film won Oscars for best writing, story and screenplay in 1959. Both Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier were nominated for best actor but lost out to David Niven.
According to, Elvis Presley wanted the role of Joker Jackson, hoping to co-star with Sammy Davis Jr. but was persuaded by his manager not to do the film.

Building Trust: Communicating with Your Children About Puberty, Wednesday, February 26, 4:30-6pm

Learn how to handle questions about growing up and the changes that come with it. This workshop is led by trained parent facilitators from Mission Graduates and will be bilingual Spanish/English.

Library Closed on Monday, February 17, for Presidents' Day

Please note that the Excelsior Branch and all other San Francisco Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 17, for Presidents' Day.

二月十七日(星期一) 為"總統紀念日" 全部舊金山市立圖書館休息一天.

Las bibliotecas públicas de San Francisco estarán cerradas el lunes 17 de febrero del 2014 Día de los Presidentes.

Bridges that Brought African-American's Over Deep Rivers, Black History Month special program, Tuesday, February 11, 7-8:30pm

Join us for a very special Black History Month program with Friends of Negro Spirituals featuring rare DVD footage of slavery time ring shouts, old-time Negro Spirituals (audience participation encouraged), the Sojourner Truth story told poetically and a tribute to Amiri Baraka.

Program participants:
ODINMÁ Performance Ensemble
Angela Thomas and Rener Price, Song Leaders

Also, go and check out the Black History Month photo album with historic photographs on our Facebook page. And while you are there, why not like your favorite neighborhood branch so that you get all our updates?