Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunset Branch Teen Movie Night: Twilight

Based on the wildly popular book, a high school girl, Bella, moves to Seattle and begins to notice the dark and mysterious Edward. As she gets to know him better she discovers that he is a vampire but it doesn’t change the fact that she is falling in love with him. A rival vampire clan pursues them and she is forced to decide if she is going to stay in a relationship that might cost her life.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Summit Entertainment; Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Rated PG-13; 122 minutes; 2008

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Crafty Teen: Fuzzy Beads!

What'll you do for a Valentine's gift this year?
Want to make something small, warm and fuzzy?
Learn to make felted beads for jewelry or keychains using:
Some Wool
Hot Water
and Friction!
For ages 10-18. Space is limited. For information or to register, contact Dorcas Wong at (415) 355-5700 or dwong@sfpl.org

Monday, January 12, 2009

Crafty Teen: Transform Your Tee!

Feeling a little chilly in this SF weather?

Got an old T-shirt?

Bring it in and we'll learn how to transform your tee into an awesome pair of ARM WARMERS!
(Discovered in the book, Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt by Megan Nicolay.)

If you can't bear to cut your own tee up, no worries. Materials will be provided.

For ages 12-18. But if you're younger and want to participate, hopefully you'll at least have some experience with needle and thread because this does require some basic sewing skills (ex. how not to poke yourself with pins).

Ortega Branch Library
3223 Ortega St.
(at 39th Ave., right next to A.P. Giannini)
San Francisco, CA 94122

Date & Time:
January 18, 2009, Sunday
2:00PM - 3:30PM

Registration is required. If you have questions please contact Dorcas at (415) 355-5700 or dwong@sfpl.org

See you there!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Knit Happens!

Teen Knitting and Crochet Club

If you’re between 12 and 18 and want to learn to knit, crochet or just want to hang out and knit or crochet with other teens, join us! The library will provide supplies to practice on but bring your own yarn and needles or hooks to start your own unique project. We generally meet the third Saturday of each month. Although this program is aimed at teens primarily, we also welcome knitters & crocheters from 9-99, both experienced and new, to join us!

Dates for January/February/March 2009 are:

Saturday, January 17

Saturday, February 21

Saturday, March 21

2–4 p.m.

Fisher Children’s Center, Main Library, 2nd Floor

100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

Questions? Call or e-mail Betsy Levine, Teen Librarian at (415) 557-4497 or blevine@sfpl.org.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


Theme: "Cool It! Green Teen Summer Read"
Deadline: Tuesday February 10, 2009 at 6p.m.
Design an illustration for the Teen Summer Read Program 2009 and win:
$100 plus your art all over the city!
  • Get a Registration form at http://sfpl.org/sfplonline/teen/teens.htm
  • The design theme is "Cool It! Green Teen Summer Read," relating to environmental awareness and reading.
  • Original drawings, photos, computer designs (eps file high res pdf preferred, colors must be cmyk) accepted.
  • 8.5" by 11" dimensions preferred.
  • Submit artwork and reg form by mail to Office of Children and Youth Services, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
  • Or hand in to any San Francisco Public Library. Questions: call 415-557-4268 or email jennifercollins@sfpl.org
  • For artists aged 12-18.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

What We're Reading Now

Skip Beat by Yoshiki Nakamura

Kyoko leaves her hometown to follow her childhood crush to Tokyo, where he plans on becoming a singing superstar. While she works several jobs to pay for the apartment and living expenses, Shoutaro (now Shou), with his good looks and voice, steadily rises in popularity. Now, one day, while Kyoko decides to suprise him with lunch at work, she overhears a conversation between him and his lovely manager. He smugly announces that now that he's famous, he's ready to move out and dump Kyoko. Instead of bawling her eyes out, Kyoko decides on sweet revenge, to crush him in the world of show business.

Reasons for Awesomeness:
  • Kyoko is spunky, quirky, smart, and can be dark and menacing in one frame, and watery-eyed, innocent in another.

  • This manga has just the right touch of comedy to offset the angst and pain of personal discovery.

  • Though it's more of a shoujo manga (heavy on the relationships), it has enough action going on to feed the need for those high-speed chases and adrenaline pumping fights and such.

  • It's also been made into an anime.

Check it out some time and tell us what you think.