3:00-4:00pm The Brush Arbor Gurlz are Native American artists and drag queens from several tribal nations. The group’s name is based on brush arbors of Southeastern tribes used for social occasions. The Brush Arbor Gurlz can be found performing around the US, often introducing audience to Native politics.
Join us on the patio for a session of Yang style, long-form Tai Chi. Learn from experienced practitioners. In the event of rain, Tai Chi will not be held.
Eureka Valley Branch Book Club
Sunday, November 3
Read and discuss with us the first Sunday of the month. This month's selection is There There by Tommy Orange. All are welcome!
Celebrate International Games Week!
Tuesday, November 5
Celebrate International Games week with chess, checkers, Scrabble, dominoes and other games.
This month, we will offer Chess for Fun - casual instruction for new players and friendly competition for chess fans.
Watercolor Tape Painting
Wednesday, November 6
Join us for an evening of watercolor painting. Place tape on paper and paint to create a stained glass effect. Great for watercolor beginners or old pros!
All materials will be provided.
Tuesday, November 12
This month's selection will be the 1955 sci-fi film It Came From Beneath the Sea. Driven from the depths by an H-bomb explosion, a mutated giant octopus makes its way to San Francisco to feed on its population, destroying everything in its path.
Melody Yan Fusion Music
Wednesday, November 13
Enjoy an evening of music and culture with Melody Yan. After a presentation about Chinese culture, music, and the Guzheng(zither), Yan will perform traditional Chinese music, and her special "Zither Fusion Music."
A Mysterious Book Club
Sunday, November 17
If you enjoy good whodunit, stop by on the third Sunday of the month to discuss our latest mystery pick. This month, we will be reading The Break by Katherena Vermette.
Foraging Foods of Northern California
Tuesday, November 19
Chef Farais identifies the edible, wild and native foods growing around the Bay Area.
Farais, Marin County chef and founder of “Indigenous Edibles” is a lecturer, cooking instructor, native plant specialist, and food educator. He is one of the few Bay Area chefs who specialize in the history, taste, and promotion of California’s indigenous, edible plants.
Internet Safety Essential Skills Tuesday, November 26
6:00-7:30pm Learn the 5 S's for staying safe online, including how to avoid common Internet scams, keep your connection safe with antivirus software, use private browsing, and more.
Presented by the Office of Digital Equity.
Book a Librarian
Sundays, November 10 & 24
Could you use some professional help?
Applying to college?
Polishing your résumé?
Getting more comfortable with computers?
Reading books on your smartphone?
Streaming movies through Kanopy?
Sign up or drop in for a half hour or an hour of a librarian's undivided attention and assistance.
Wednesday, November 27
Drop in to the Eureka Valley Branch to learn how to download electronic versions of library books onto your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other device.
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.
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Books, rhymes, music, movement and more. For toddlers 16 months through age 2 and their caregivers.
Baby Rhyme & Playtime
Rollicking rhymes, songs and books for infants to 15 months and their caregivers.
Eureka Valley Reads for the Record
Thursday, November 7
Join us for Read for the Record, an annual campaign to promote reading as a community by sharing the same title on the same day with millions of people across the US!
We will be reading Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora.
LEGO Free Play
Thursday, November 21
Get creative building with LEGO. We provide all the pieces you'll need to create vehicles, robots, castles and more.
Eureka Valley Library Book Clubs
One library - two book clubs
Eureka Valley Branch Book Club - We read a wide range of general and LGBT fiction. Meetings every first Sunday of the month.
A Mysterious Book Club - If you enjoy good whodunit, stop by on the third Sunday of the month to discuss our latest mystery pick.
A novel—which grapples with the complex history of Native Americans and a plague of addiction, abuse and suicide—follows 12 characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.
Sunday, November 3 3:30-4:30pm
San Francisco Public Library is honored to announce its 15th Annual One City One Book selection, There There by Tommy Orange