Merced Branch Library - December 2015 events
Please note that on Thursday, December 10th we will be hosting a special presentation on the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition.  This will be our first Thursday night program since our hours were extended last year.


December 2015

Adult Programs:

Merced Book Club – Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a lively discussion of Julie Schumacher's novel, Dear Committee Members. The Merced 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.

Lovers in Montmartre: Modigliani and Hébuterne – Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
View the extraordinary art of Amedeo Modigliani, one of the most distinctive artists of the 20th Century, and hear stories about his muse and the love of his life, the beautiful and talented artist, Jeanne Hébuterne. Their Parisian circle included poets, painters, sculptors, film makers and composers. He painted portraits of Picasso, Diego Rivera, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Laurens, and the poet and film maker, Jean Cocteau as well as art dealers and patrons.

Knitting Circle – Tuesday, December 8 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.

San Francisco's Panama-Pacific Exposition – Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.
In its centennial year, Nancy DeStefanis discusses the "last great world's fair," the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915, and displays artifacts from the event. She also presents a slideshow and a film, “The Phantom City,” which features live footage of the Exposition. Constructed on 635 acres of what is now the Marina District, the Fair demonstrated that San Francisco had recovered from the devastation of the 1906 earthquake and was a center of new ideas and manufacture.

Book-A-Librarian: Learn Basic Computer Skills
Choose a topic - searching library databases, setting up a n 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.

Children's Programs:

Baby Rhyme & Playtime – Thursdays, December 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 10:15 a.m.
Rhyme, rhythm, and song. For infants up to 18 months and their caregivers.

Toddler Tales & Playtime – Mondays, December 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 10:15 a.m.
Rhymes, songs, and books. For ages 16 months to 2 years and their caregivers.

Legos and Holiday Snacks – Tuesday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Come play with LEGOs and let your imagination go wild! We provide all the pieces you'll need to create vehicles, robots, castles, and more. Holiday snacks will be served. For ages 3 and up.


Merced Branch Library, San Francisco Public Library

155 Winston Drive (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco, CA 94132 

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