Chinatown Branch Library Newsletter September 2019
Author Talk: Wild Geese Sorrow and Writ
Winner of the 2019 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation for Wild Geese Sorrow:The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island (2018), Jeffrey Thomas Leong will give a reading at the Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Library Branch at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 21st. He will read from both his latest two books: Wild Geese Sorrow:The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island (2018) andWrit(2019).
Increible Show de Magia dado por el Increible Germar Germar the Magician An amazing, comedic, bi-lingual magic show with lots of audience participation, great music and live animals.
Tue. Sep. 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Chinatown Branch Library
LEGO and Magna-Tiles Free Play Fri. Sep. 27, 3:30 - 5 pm Chinatown Branch Library Join us for the LEGO & Magna-Tiles Free Play. For ages 5 and up
Baby Rhyme & Playtime Thursdays, 11 am - 12 pm Chinatown Branch Library Rollicking rhymes, songs, and books for infants to 15 months and their caregivers.
Family Storytime Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am Chinatown Branch Library Stories and songs for children and their families.
For ages 8 to 18 years old. For information or registration for all teen programs, contact Jewel, (415) 355-2888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Snack making with teens: Rice Balls Tue. Sep. 3, 4 - 5:30 pm Chinatown Branch Library We will make the Japanese grilled rice balls without fillings. Please let library staff know of any concerns of food allergies. Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended. For teens, ages 10 and older. For information, please contact Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, Tel: (415)355-2888.
Girls Who Code Saturdays, Sep. 7, 21, 2 - 4 pm Chinatown Branch Library Girls will learn to code alone with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. For girls only, ages 8 to 18 years old.
Seniornet Mouse/Keyboard Skills (in Chinese) Thu. Sep. 5, 2 - 4 pm Chinatown Branch Library Learn how to use the computer mouse and keyboard. Limited to 10. For signup, please call 415-355-2888. Instruction in Chinese.
Adult Craft Afternoon: Watercolor Flowers Fri. Sep. 6, 1:30 - 3 pm Chinatown Branch Library Join us to paint watercolor flowers. Fun for adults and children alike (but please note younger children under 12 must be accompanied and may require assistance). Materials will be provided. Sign-up required and begins on August 2, space is limited. Please call 415-355-2888 or ask the information desk.
Internet 101 (in Chinese) Thu. Sep. 12, 2 - 4 pm Chinatown Branch Library For patrons 50 years or older. Mouse and keyboard skills are required. Limited to 12 participants. For registration, please call 415-355-2888. Instruction in Chinese.
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors Sat. Sep. 14, 2 - 3:30 pm Chinatown Branch Library Trouble with technology? Get help from a teen computer corps volunteer. Space is limited, please sign up at the 2nd floor reference desk. Consulting time to be limited depends on the number of attendees.
Afternoon Tea for Seniors Wed. Sep. 18, 3 - 3:45 pm Chinatown Branch Library There will be music, board games, chess, origami, watercolor painting, bingo, and newspapers. You can relax with a cup of hot tea or join in the fun. (Feel free to bring your own tea cup.) Registration required.
Intermediate Computer Skills (in Chinese) Thu. Sep. 19, 2 - 4 pm Chinatown Branch Library For patrons 50 years or older. Mouse and keyboard skills are required. Limited to 12 participants. For registration, please call 415-355-2888. Instruction in Chinese.
eBooks Basics Fri. Sep. 20, 1:30 - 3 pm Chinatown Branch Library Learn the basics of eBooks (Libby by Overdrive, Axis 360 and hoopla).
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Office Hours at the Chinatown Branch Library Fri. Sep. 20, 3 - 4 pm Chinatown Branch Library Free services for older adults 60+ and adults with disabilities: information and referrals, benefits, housing resources, utilities discounts, translation services. Assistance available in English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and Taishanese). For signup, please call 415-355-2888 or visit the branch.
Film Screening: Like Water for Chocolate Wed. Sep. 25, 1 - 3 pm Chinatown Branch Library Based on the novel by Mexican author Laura Esquivel, this film is the story of a young woman who is forbidden to marry the man that she loves; and then she secretly discovers a magical skill in the kitchen that will keep their love alive. Directed by Alfonso Arau. (1992, 114 min, R)
Tablet Basics (in Chinese) Thu. Sep. 26, 2 - 4 pm Chinatown Branch Library Learn the basic functions of a tablet! We will show you how to set up your device using Chinese handwriting input method, connect to the Internet, download apps, take pictures, etc. Please bring in your tablet for any questions that you might have. Instruction in Chinese.
Chinatown Branch Book Group Thu. Sep. 26, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Chinatown Branch Library This month’s selection is Shirley Fong-Torres’ The Woman Who Ate Chinatown: A San Francisco Odyssey. This book group meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. Newcomers are always welcome.
Film Screening: Shakespeare in Love Sat. Sep. 28, 2 - 4 pm Chinatown Branch Library Winner of seven Academy Awards, this film is about English playwright William Shakespeare and his muse, who inspires him to write “Romeo and Juliet.” Gwyneth Paltrow won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as the muse. (1998, 123 min, R) Based on the play by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard. Directed by John Madden. Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, and Ben Affleck.
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