Saturday, March 27, 2010

Are you confused about Medicare?

If you are confused about Medicare or you have questions about your Prescription Drug Plan and costs(Part D), come the this presentation to find out more information about what services are offered by SF HICAP (San Francisco Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program).

Tuesday, March 30
7:00pm - 8:30pm
in the children's room

Friday, March 26, 2010

Esta confundido sobre su Medicare?

Si usted confudido sobre su Medicare o tiene preguntas acerca de su plan de medicina o costos de prescripción (Parte D), venga a la presentación para averiguar más información acerca de los servicios que ofrece SF HICAP (San Francisco Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program).

Martes, 30 de Marzo
7:00pm - 8:30pm
en la sala de niños

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Organic Container Herb Gardening

Learn how to grow a variety of organic herbs in containers from seeds/starter plants using organic gardening supplies and methods. Create your own kitchen garden in containers! This is a Green Stacks program. For more information go to the Green Stacks page on the SFPL Web site.

Wednesday, March 24
Mission Branch Library

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Staff recommended reading: The Shack

In The Shack by William P. Young, Mac, the main character, loses his daughter in a terrible tragedy, which (understandably so) leaves him bitter and depressed. One day he receives a letter asking him to go to the shack where he lost his daughter. It is right here that he finds the answers he's been searching for. He finds a God who talks to him and surprises him. The God he finds at the shack is the opposite of what he had been taught, and this makes him understand himself better and reconcile with what happened. This book makes you see and reflect on the relationship we all have with God. It may be a little too religious for some, but no matter—it's touching and makes you think. I highly recommend it! The Shack is available in both English (at the Mission Branch and other branches) and in Spanish as an eBook (titled La cabaña: donde la tragedia se encuentra con la eternidad).

Friday, March 5, 2010

We introduce to you, our new children's librarian!

Hello Mission Community!

I would like to introduce myself. I’m Ricardo Antoni and I just started working as a Children’s Librarian here at the Mission Branch! I feel really fortunate for the opportunity to work in such a wonderful, vibrant, and diverse community like the Mission. As a librarian, I feel that to serve children and young people is one of the most important things that we can do. Children are our future and the library is a welcoming place where children can learn about the world and develop their reading skills. Reading skills that later will translate into academic, work, and life success!

Something about myself: when I was young, I used to steal books from my parents’ bedroom to read. I remember that sometimes I would get into a lot of trouble as some of the books were not appropriate for my age! Luckily, my parents realized that I loved reading and therefore started to regularly bring books home for me to read (and that were more appropriate for my age!). Because of their encouragement, it did not take long for me to become an avid reader and to discover all the benefits that reading at an early age can bring into our lives.

So, I’m looking forward to serving the children, the parents and the teachers, and everyone in this great Mission community. Stop by and say hello sometime!

Until then,

Ricardo Antoni
Children’s Librarian
Mission Branch
San Francisco Public Library

Amigos de la Communidad de la Misión,
Quería saludarlos. Mi nombre es Ricardo Antoni y acabo de comenzar a trabajar como Bibliotecario para Niños en la Biblioteca Pública de la Misión. Es un privilegio poder trabajar en una comunidad tan vibrante y diversa como esta.

Pienso que no hay nada más importante que servir a los niños y jóvenes de nuestra comunidad porque ellos son nuestro futuro. La biblioteca es un lugar en donde todos los niños están bienvenidos y en donde ellos pueden empezar a desarrollar el hábito de la lectura. Un hábito que ayuda al éxito en la escuela, en la universidad, y en la vida.

Acerca de mi, les puedo decir que cuando era un niño y estaba aprendiendo a leer, me metía en problemas porque me gustaba robarme libros de la habitación de mi padres para leer. ¡Libros que a veces no eran apropiados para un niño de mi edad! Cuando mis padres se dieron cuenta de que me gustaba leer, me empezaron a traer libros a la casa más apropiados para mi edad. Gracias a ellos, no pasó mucho tiempo antes de que me convirtiera en un ávido lector y me diera cuenta de todos los beneficios que trae la lectura.

Bueno, eso es todo por ahora. ¡Espero servirlos muy pronto en la Biblioteca de la Misión!

Hasta pronto,

Ricardo Antoni
Bibliotecario para Niños
Biblioteca de la Misión
San Francisco Public Library

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come to the "Finding Jobs & Careers" Workshop

In this workshop students will learn where to locate and how to use job and career resources at both the San Francisco Public Library and City College of San Francisco. Additionally students will be introduced to a number of job search and career guidance Web sites. Basic ability to navigate the Web is required. No registration required.

Next class:
Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010
3:30 - 5:30pm

*Please note*: This class will be held at City College of San Francisco Mission Campus Library, 1125 Valencia St., Room 408