Thursday, June 19, 2014

Yuyi Morales at Mission Branch Library was a real treat!

We were so excited to have hosted the incredible and talented author & illustrator Yuyi Morales at several of the San Francisco Public Library branches. Her last stop was with us at Mission Branch, where we got to enjoy some mysterious treats out of the special and secret bag Yuyi takes with her on special visits. She shared with us many hand-made toys from her native country, Mexico, that were hiding in the bag.

This is her balero, a traditional cup and ball game from Mexico. Notice how big it is :) it's an extra large balero!

How lucky were we? We got a story time from the author herself! Yuyi read to us her latest book, Niño Wrestles the World

We learned so much about books, toys, Mexico, wresting, cucuys, and about Yuyi herself. Not only that, she let us in on a secret - she's currently working on a book about Frida Kahlo! We can't wait!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Don't get caught off guard! Note that some of our Mission Branch open hours have changed.

Many other branches changed their hours a bit too, and a few branches are now open extra days! Click here to see all the new hours.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Do you love to cook or just enjoy browsing cookbooks? Maybe you need some inspiration! Because we are gearing up at the Mission Branch for our May 10th Open House & Cinco de Mayo celebration, we will have some wonderful Latin/Hispanic food inspired cookbooks on display by our 2nd floor Reference desk for you to check out throughout the month.

Don’t forget – the Mission branch Open House is Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. @ 300 Bartlett St. There will be a Maker May event in the Children’s Room. Also a cooking demonstration then a choral performance in the Adult Reading Room for you to enjoy.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Gabriel García Márquez
(Photo credit: Miguel Tovar, Associated Press)

Gabriel García Márquez inspired and illuminated many people – we were very saddened to hear of his passing last week. Take a moment to see the books we have available at the Mission Branch written by him, but also about him.

There are a few of his titles on display right by the New Books for you to browse and checkout!

iViva Gabo!

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's Almost Here!!!

The 2014 Mission Branch Library Open House & Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Join us for a great afternoon of library programs on Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.!

At the Children's Room:

12:00 to 2 p.m. Celebrating Maker May!

Come make a Marble Machine, build with LEGOS, and make a creation with home-made Play-doh! Marble Machine: Roll a marble down a contraption of your own design, built with everyday materials and your imagination. This program will let their inner artist and engineer come out! Sign-ups will be on day of event. Marble Machine for ages 6+, other stations open to children 3+. In partnership with San Francisco's Exploratorium.

At the Adult Reading Room:

1:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration with Adriana Lahl of Sal de Vida Gourmet, a La Cocina Incubator Business.

Learn how to make original Mexican masa creations like quesadillas, tlacoyos, sopes, and embedded flower tortillas and join us for an explanation of why 5 de Mayo is also an American holiday. Adriana is also co-author of Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes. Her book will be available for purchase following the demonstration.

La Cocina is a groundbreaking business incubator located in San Francisco's Mission district designed to reduce the obstacles that prevent low-income food entrepreneurs from creating successful and sustainable small businesses.

2:30 p.m. Musical Performance by Coro de la Treinta (30th Street Chorus) of the Community Music Center

This community choir for older adults is a collaboration between the San Francisco Community Music Center and the 30th St. Senior Center. The choir sings primarily in Spanish, English, and Tagalog, including many classics from Latin America.  Coro de la Treinta is directed by Martha Rodríguez-Salazar and accompanied by Jennifer Peringer.

Refreshments will be served. All the programs are free and all ages are welcomed!
En Español:

¡Venga a la Celebración del Día de las Puertas Abiertas y el Cinco de Mayo en la Biblioteca de la Misión! Sabado, 10 de Mayo de 2014, de 12 a 4 p.m.

¡Toda una tarde de programas para todas las edades!

En la Sala de Niños:

De 12:00 p.m. a 2:00 p.m. ¡Venga hacer una máquina de canicas, construya con LEGOS, y juegue con plastilina!

Máquina de canicas: haga que una canica ruede sobre un aparato de tu propio diseño, construido con materiales comunes y tu imaginación. Para niños que disfruten ya de los LEGOS, o cualquier niño con curiosidad, este programa ánima a que salga el artista o ingeniero de cada niño. Apuntase el día del evento. Máquina de canicas para niños de a partir de 6 años. Las otras actividades para niños a partir de 3 años. En colaboración con el museo Exploratorium.

En la Sala de Adultos, 2do Piso:

1:00 p.m. Demostración de Cocina con Adriana Lahl, propietaria de Sal de Vida Gourmet, un negocio del programa de La Cocina Incubator.

Aprenda a cocinar creaciones Mexicanas originales como quesadillas, tlacoyos, sopes, y tortillas. Participe en una conversación sobre el significado del 5 de Mayo y porque es una fiesta Americana. Adriana es también autora del libro Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions and Recipes. Su libro estará en venta después de la demostración de cocina.

2:30 p.m. Concierto de Música con el Coro de la Treinta

Este coro para personas de la tercera edad esta se formó con la colaboración del Community Music Center y 30th Street Senior Center. El Coro canta canciones de Latino América en Español pero también en Ingles y Tagalo. El Cora estará dirigido por Martha Rodriguez-Salazar y acompañado por Jennifer Peringer.

¡Habrá comida y bebidas gratis!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Get the Infornation you need to Enroll in Covered California before March 31

Join Caitlin Chan, Project Coordinator of the California School Health Centers Association and Cynthia Leon, Adolescent Health Program Manager with the California School Health Centers Association to talk about Covered California and how to get health insurance coverage in California.
The presentation will be in English and Spanish and topics will include an overview of the program, eligibility, how to enroll, and resources that can help you navigate the new health insurance marketplace. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
 ¡Lo Invitamos al Taller de Informacion Acerca de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud!
Venga a escuchar a Caitlin Chan, Coordinadora de Projectos con el California School Health Centers Association y Cynthia Leon, Gerente de Programas para Adolescentes con el California School Health Centers Association para discutir el nuevo programa federal de seguro médico con Covered California. La presentación será en Inglés y Español e incluirá un resumen del programa Covered California, quienes son elegibles, como inscribirse, y como escoger el mejor seguro para usted y su familia.

Affordable Health Care Act Workshop
Saturday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m.
Mission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street
San Francisco, California

For more information, please call (510) 355-5735.
All programs at the library are free!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mission Branch Welcomes Author Daniel Alarcon on December 11!

Recently making San Francisco his home, author Daniel Alarcon will visit the Mission Branch on December 11 to read from and discuss his second novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, published in October. Alarcon received national recognition with his first book, War by Candlelight published in 2006 at the age of 29. The collection of short stories was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award.

His second novel, Lost City Radio (2007) made the lists of best fiction for 2007 of the Washington Post, Booklist, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The Financial Times (London). It has been translated to 10 languages. In 2010, The New Yorker named Alarcon one of the 20 promising writers under 40. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, n+1, The New Yorker, and Harper’s magazines.

In addition to his new novel, Alarcon will be discussing Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language podcast radio project of Latin American stories that he co-founded in 2011.

A book signing hosted by Modern Times Bookstore follows the event.
An Evening with Daniel Alarcon
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Mission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street
San Francisco, CA 94578
All library events are free and welcome to all! For more information,
please call (415) 355-5735.