Did you know the Chinatown Branch Library will undergo a major renovation in the next couple of years? The library staff will be conducting two walking tours of our library so people can learn more about our library's history, architectural design, collections, and services. Each tour lasts about an hour and will be conducted in English and Chinese. All are welcome!
Have you heard of Yucatec? It is the language of the Mayan people, indigenous to southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. Karent Novelo will teach us some familiar songs in Mayan-Yucatec and then will host a few rounds of the ever-popular bingo game, Loteria in Mayan-Yucatec.
This year’s pick is, Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora. Elderly Omu had made the best pot of thick red stew. Its’ scent tempted many to come to her knocking on her door before dinner for a taste. When Omu sat herself down to eat dinner, she was surprised.
Let's make a shape turkey by colorful construction paper. Materials provided. For teens and tweens, ages 8 to 18 years old. For information & registration, please contact Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, TEL: (415)355-2888.
*Snack Making with Teens Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1:30 - 3 pm Chinatown Branch Library We will make Japanese grilled rice balls wrapped with bacon. Please let library staff know of any food allergies. For teens and tweens, ages 10 and older. Space is limited, for information & pre-registration, please contact Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, Tel: (415)355-2888.
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 October 11, space is limited. Please call 415-355-2888 or ask the information desk.
Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presentation will be in Cantonese and made possible by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Learn how to set up a Gmail account and the basics of using email, including how to send, reply, and forward messages, and how to open and send attachments. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required. Limited to 12 participants. For signup or more information, please call 415-355-2888 or visit our branch.
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.
Free services for older adults 60+ and adults with disabilities: information and referrals, benefits, housing resources, utilities discounts, translation services and assistance with filling out forms. Assistance available in English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and Taishanese). Please sign up! Space is limited. (415) 355-2888
Afternoon Tea for Seniors
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3-4 p.m.
There will be music, crafts, art, games, and newspapers. You can relax with a cup of hot tea or join in the fun. Registration required.
You are cordially invited to join us for a lively and engaging discussion of this month’s selection: Robin Sloan’s Sourdough. This book group meets on the 4th Thursday of every month. However, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, this group will meet earlier on the 3rd Thursday of this month. Newcomers are always welcome.
This film is a hilarious dark comedy about a rare species of South American killer spider that hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and produce a deadly new breed of spider . . . sparking fear and pratfalls.
Come join us for some laughs and crawly fun!
Starring Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, Julian Sands, and John Goodman. Directed by Frank Marshall.
A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Nazism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal. Directed by Otto Preminger. Starring: Tom Tyron, John Huston, Romy Schneider, Carol Lynley, Maggie McNamara, Raf Vallone, and Dorothy Gish.
The Cardinal was nominated for six Academy Awards. But won only two Golden Globe awards: Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for John Huston. Huston's role as Cardinal Glennon was considered to be his official debut as an actor although he had previously starred in other films.
1963 - Run Time: 175 minutes - approximately 3 hours. Not Rated.
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