Friday, April 18, 2014

Here it comes.....

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


Join us for an afternoon of programs as part of the 2014 Mission Branch Library Open House and Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

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 the 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!

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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

¡Vive La France and author Cara Black!
French Night at the Mission Branch Library coming November 13

Join mystery author Cara Black and Alliance Française of San Francisco as they come to the Mission Branch Library to celebrate all things French! A Noe Valley resident, Cara Black is a San Francisco Library Laureate and a member of the Paris Sociéte Historique in the Marais. Her nationally bestselling and award nominated Aimée Leduc Investigation series set in France has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Hebrew. She is included in the Great Women Mystery Writers by Elizabeth Lindsay 2nd edition published in the UK. Cara will be disussing her latest book Murder Below Montparnasse.
French book signing and sale hosted by Alliance Française & Borderlands Books follows the event. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Bi-Rite Market! 
 
French Night at the Library with author Cara Black
Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 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, October 10, 2013

Learn How the Affordable Care Act Affects You!

As the enrollment period begins, please join us for an informative program with Adrian Nunez, Director of Enrollment & Community Relations at San Francisco Health Plan, to learn practical information about two key elements of the Affordable Care Act: the Medi-Cal Program and the Covered California program.
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. Other speakers may be present and will be announced at the program.

 
Affordable Health Care Act Workshop
Saturday, October 19 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!
 

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Mariachis Coming to the Mission Branch Library!

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with
Mariachi Juvenil Los Cachorros!


This wonderful mariachi youth band was founded at St. Cornelious School in Richmond with the support of the music instructors from the school. For over 7 years, they have been serving their community, participating in religious and community events. Their commitment and dedication in music has not only formed a mariachi band, but a musical family.

En Español:

Esta banda mariachi de jóvenes, fue fundada en la escuela St. Cornelious de Richmond con el apoyo de los profesores de música. Por más de 7 años han estado sirviendo a la comunidad. La dedicación de sus miembros a la música ha formado un banda mariachi, pero también una familia musical.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Saturday, September 21, 3:00 p.m.
Mission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

All programs at the library are free. For more information, please call (415) 355-5735

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Kick Off your Summer Reading Program with Misión Flamenca on June 1st!

This dance company, now becoming a a Mission district institution, aims to access the creative energies of it's members and create an open, collaborative space, marking the art of Flamenco accessible to all who want to participate - not only those who want to perform on stage, but those who come to share in that process as active spectators.

So come and experience this expresive dance form and kick off your Summer Reading Program in Spanish style!
Misión Flamenca
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 3 p.m.
Mission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street
San Francisco

En Español:

 ¡Comience su Program de Lectura de Verano con Misión Flamenca!

No se pierda esta compañia de baile, ya una institución en el distrito de la Misión, que abre el acceso a las energías creativas de sus miembros para crear un espacio de colaboración para todos los que quieran participar. La meta es compartir el baile flamenco con todos, no solo los que lo están ejecutando en el escenario, pero también los que vienen a ser espectadores activos.

¡Venga a disfrutar de este expresivo baile de España y comience el programa de lectura de verano con mucho sabor!