| Get Ready To Go Back To School
Aug 09, 2008
August is a terrific month to get ready. Back to school sales remind us that public school starts August 25. Kids enrolled in the Summer Reading program have until August 9 to complete their eight hours of reading and claim their grand prize. If you or your child doesnít have a library card, now is an excellent time to come in and gain access to books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. If you have lost your card, the replacement fee is $.50 for children and teens and $1.00 for adults.
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The Summer Reading finale is on Saturday, August 9 at 2 p.m. The Ballet Folklorico de Santa Paula will present music and dancing in Mission Branchís childrenís room. In addition there are the regularly scheduled storytimes:
On Mondays at 1-1:30 p.m. a program for babies
On Wednesday at 10:10 a.m. a storytime for 3 to 5 year-olds
On Thursdays at 10:10 and 11:00 a.m. the Spanish/English lapsit for 2 and 3 year-olds
Check out Poets Eleven a citywide celebration of poetry in which local poets read at branch libraries throughout the city. Poets Eleven is the brain child of San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman in conjunction with Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. On Monday, August 25 the poets for Supervisorís District 9 will read at Mission Branch at 6:30.
Other nearby events include District 8 poets on Tuesday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at Noe Valley Branch, 451 Jersey Street; District 11 poets on Wednesday, August 13 at 7 p.m. at Excelsior Branch, 4400 Mission Street; and District 6 poets on Wednesday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Bay Branch at 960 4th Street (at Berry). The final celebration will be held at the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street in the Koret Auditorium at 1 p.m. on Sunday September 21.
Mark your September calendars for the Citizenship Basics class to be held on Monday, September 8, 2008 from 6:30-7:30 p.m at Mission Branch. Lucee Rosemarie Fan, a community relations officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will talk about general citizenship requirements. Included are how to apply for citizenship, how to prepare for the interview, whether or not you need to take the new test and how and where to get more information. A Spanish-speaking librarian will translate from English if needed. Ms. Fan will not address specific cases at this presentation.
As always programs are free and the staff and materials at the library represent your tax dollars at work.
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