Sourdough Starter Workshop, Tuesday, June 3, 7-8:30pm

Cat Shimizu, the "breaducator" from Sour Flour —a Mission District bakery dedicated to neighborly bread gifting and bread education— will talk about the art and science of making bread using a sourdough starter.

This includes how to feed and take care of your own starter, and how different factors such as time, temperature, and starter hydration affect the fermentation process. And how the fermentation process, using wild yeast and lactic "good" bacteria,  improves the nutritional and storage properties of bread.

Samples and suggested reading will help get you started on a healthy, enjoyable and delicious new adventure in baking.

Summer Read SF 2014: May 31-August 10
Connect to your library, your imagination, and San Francisco.

Library closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day

All San Francisco Public Libraries will be CLOSED Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.


Las bibliotecas públicas de San Francisco estarán cerradas el lunes 26 de mayo de 2014 Día de los Caídos.

eReader drop-in on Tuesday, May 13, 7-8:30pm

Come to our eBook drop-in on Tuesday, April 8, 7-8:30pm and we will help you download free books and audiobooks to your smart phone, tablet or eReader. We'll also show you how to use Hoopla, our new streaming audio and video platform, so stop on by.

Excelsior Branch new hours starting May 12

Please note that our hours are changing starting May 12.
Our new hours are:

     Monday:    1 pm to 6 pm **
     Tuesday:    10 am to 9 pm
     Wednesday:    10 am to 9 pm
     Thursday:    10 am to 9 pm**
     Friday:    1 pm to 6 pm
     Saturday:    10 am to 6 pm
     Sunday:    1 pm to 5 pm
**Changed hours