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!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hey Mission Teens!

Come check out what is going on in the Mission Branch Teen Area and the fun activities for you and your friends!

Teens are always welcome, ANYTIME!

Special Teen Area Study Time, Reserved for YOU in the Teen Area, Monday – Friday, 3:00-5:30pm, Mission Teen Area

Also, come meet your new
Teen Librarian,
Maricela Leon-Barrera
@ Mission Branch, 
Thursdays, Fridays,
and Saturday mornings!

APRIL 2013

DIY: T-Shirt Bags on Thursday, April 18th, 3:00-4:30pm
Game  On!: Play on the Wii at Mission Branch on Friday, April 19th, 3:30-5:30pm.
(All programs take place downstairs, in the Childrens’ Area.)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Coming Up in May: The Mission Branch Library 2013 Open House & Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Continuing a long-standing tradition, the Mission Branch Library will host an afternoon of programs on Saturday, May 11 as part of its Open House and Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The programs will begin at noon, right outside the main entrance of the library (weather permitting) with a performance by Los Chiles Verdes, a rocking Mission youth band founded by local bandleaders Jose Leon and Tony Price. The band performs a variety of Latin music and is comprised of young musicians ranging from ages 8-16. This performance will be hot, so dust off your dancing zapatos and come have a good time!

At 1:30 p.m., in the Adult Reading Room, Mission High School students finalists in the Youth Speaks! 2013 Poetry Slam will read their poetry. This will be followed by a discussion of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America with award-winning author and Editor of the Orange County Weekly Gustavo Arellano. ¡Ask a Mexican!, Arellano’s column in the OC Weekly where he answers “any and all questions about America's spiciest and largest minority” became nationally syndicated with a weekly circulation of over 2 million in 39 newspapers across the United States. The event will be followed by a book signing hosted by Modern Times Bookstore.

All programs are free and all ages are welcome so please come join us at the Mission Branch!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book-a-Bilingual Librarian Comes to the Mission Branch Library!

Do you have questions on how to use computers and the internet, how to download eBooks to your device, or how to use the library's databases? Have a reference question that requires more time to answer? Well, help is here! Now you can schedule a one-on-one appointment for 30 minutes with a Mission Branch librarian to answer your questions.

This new library service will be offered every week on Fridays at 3:00 p.m. beginning on March 15. Please call (415) 355-5735 to book your appointment today!

Due to the anticipated demand for this service, there will be a limit of one appointment per person per month. For more information please contact Ricardo Antoni, Adult Services Librarian, at (415) 355-5738.

En Español:
¿Tiene una pregunta acerca de cómo usar las computadoras y la internet, como usar eBooks, como usar los bancos de datos de la biblioteca, o alguna pregunta de referencia que requiere una ayuda más extensa? Ahora puede obtener ayuda en español con sus preguntas reservando una cita por 30 minutos con un bibliotecario de la biblioteca Misión.

Este nuevo servicio de la biblioteca se ofrecerá los días viernes a las 3:00 p.m. a partir del 15 de marzo. Por favor llame al (415) 355-5735 para reservar su cita y obtener respuestas a sus preguntas.

Este servicio estará limitado a una cita por mes por persona. Para más información, por favor llame a Ricardo Antoni, Bibliotecario de Adultos, al (415) 355-5738.