May 2015 

Children's Programs:

Toddler Tales & Playtime – Mondays, May 4, 11, & 18 at 10:15 a.m.
Rhymes, songs, and books. For ages 16 months to 2 years and their caregivers.

Baby Rhyme & Playtime – Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 10:15 a.m.
Rhyme, rhythm, and song. For infants up to 18 months and their caregivers. 

The Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company – Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 p.m. 
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with The Flying Angels Chinese Dance Company.  Enjoy a visual feast of traditional dance and elaborate costumes.  For children of all ages and their families

Lego Engineering – Tuesday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Power up your engineering skills with tens of thousands of LEGOs®! Apply real-world concepts in physics and engineering through building motorized cars.  Build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment!

Adult Programs:

Knitting Circle – Tuesday, May 12 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.

4th Anniversary Merced Branch Library Open House – Wednesday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m.
The Merced Open House and Arts & Culture Salon commences at 6:00 p.m. with light refreshments, crafts, and entertainment by I. Reed Daley and Bookworms, a band that plays bluegrass renditions of everything from the Rolling Stones to Paul Simon to Bill Monroe.  At 7:00 p.m., Shohreh Aghdashloo, Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Iranian-American actress, will read from her book, The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines: A Memoir.  The book details her early years in Iran, her relocation to England during the 1979 Iranian Revolution, her life in the United States, and her subsequent film and television career.  Ms. Aghdashloo has appeared in numerous movies and television shows, including House of Sand and Fog, 24, and House of Saddam.

What's all the fuss about GMOs? – Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m.
What should you know about genetically engineered foods?  Wendy Portnuff shares the history of genetically modified foods, the current state of the science regarding the potential impact of these foods on our health, and tips for how to avoid them if that's your choice. 

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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