June 2015

Children's Programs:

Toddler Tales & Playtime – Mondays, June 1, 15, 22, & 29 at 10:15 a.m.
Rhymes, songs, and books. For ages 16 months to 2 years and their caregivers.

ZooMobile – Monday, June 1 at 12:00 p.m.
There is nothing quite as memorable to a child as touching the sleek scales of a snake or petting the soft fur of a chinchilla. ZooMobile offers an up-close, hands-on experience with animals in the classroom. These programs draw students into the wonders of nature while educating them about the animals who share their world. Space is limited to 35 children. Please call ahead for reservations.

Baby Rhyme & Playtime – Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, & 25 at 10:15 a.m.
Rhyme, rhythm, and song. For infants up to 18 months and their caregivers.

Buzzy Bees Traveling Hive – Monday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Buzzy Bees Traveling Hive brings the wonder & mystery of bees to the library! Veteran beekeeper Tim Muhrlin will present a program about the complex behavior of the honey bee – honey tastings included! For children ages 3 and older.

Maker Lab Jam Session: Gravity – Tuesday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Sample several activities that explore ways to utilize and overcome gravity in this hands-on, open-ended, jam session -- raise a tower, build a bridge or race a zipline. A Bay Area Discovery Museum educator will lead a whole group circle time before we break out into the hands-on maker stations. All materials are provided for participating families and include take-home tips for caregivers, plus a discount coupon for a future visit to the Bay Area Discovery Museum. For ages 3 to 8. Registration is required.

Music with Alison Faith Levy – Wednesday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Alison Faith Levy is a beloved Bay Area children’s musician and performer who makes “sophisticated pop for little ears.” Accompanying herself on guitar and accordion, she engages library audiences in all kinds of dancing, spinning, wiggling, pretend play, call and response singing, and other silliness. Alison has just released a brand new album for children, The Start of Things, and can’t wait to bring her new songs to SFPL audiences! For more info about Alison, visit

Adult Programs:

Merced Branch Library Book Club – Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively discussion of Ben Macintyre's book, A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal. Merced Branch Library book club meets bimonthly. New members are always welcome. For more information or to locate a copy of the book, please contact library staff at 415.355.2825.

Knitting Circle – Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.
All levels of knitters, please join us with your knit projects and spread the inspiration! Practice supplies provided, but bring your own if you have a special project in mind. For ages 13 and up.

The Beatles and Their Songs: A Musical Revolution – Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Beatles songs continue to stand the test of time. The group’s contribution to the history of 20th century popular music remains unprecedented and unchallenged. Musician Dulais Rhys outlines the history of the group’s formation and focuses on their songs, influences, form, stylistic development, and legacy. His talk includes musical examples, slides, and audience interaction – singing along is encouraged!

Book-A-Librarian: Learn Basic Computer Skills
Choose a topic - searching library databases, setting up an email account, or surfing the Internet. Basic mouse and typing skills required. Sign up in-person or call to make a one hour one-on-one appointment.


“You Can’t Judge a Book...” by Artists from The Arc – April 4 to June 26
This exhibition highlights the talents and perspective of artists with developmental disabilities and the importance of their creative contribution to our culture. Also on display at the Noe Valley and Eureka Valley branches.


Merced Branch Library, San Francisco Public Library
155 Winston Drive (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 355-2825, 


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