Monday, July 24, 2006


Who can think about sweaters in summer? Or scarves in August? But summer is the perfect time to begin knitting projects so they are ready for winter gift giving. If you don't know how to knit or are looking for a group of people to knit with, then check out San Francisco Public Library.
Knit Happens! Teen Knitting Club
for teens 12-18
Saturday August 26th

If you want to learn to knit or just hang out and knit with other teens, join us! The library will provide supplies to practice on but bring your own yarn and needles to start your own project.
Questions? e-mail Betsy Levine, Teen Librarian, at

Need some knitting ideas? Check out these books

Teen Knitting Club: Chill Out and Knit
Jennifer Wenger

Knitgrrl: Learn to Knit With 15 Fun and Funky Projects
Shannon Okey

Knitting not your thing? Check out this...

Second-Time Cool: The Art of Chopping up a Sweater
Anna-Stina Linden Ivarsson

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Harry and the Potters will perform in Civic Center Plaza. Due to popular demand and one super Teen Librarian, Betsy at the Main, Harry and the Potters will perform in Civic Center Plaza Saturday July 22nd at 2pm.


The venue has changed but the band is the same. Harry and the Potters are so popular so fantastic that we had to find a larger venue for the concert. So we thought big, we thought Civic Center Plaza.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Simpsons

Summer is re-run season and most of my favorite programs fill the summer TV air-waves with repeats. This is can be good and bad because there are episodes I have missed and episodes that I want to watch again and again. There are also those episodes that I wish I could forget. Unfortunately, there are many episodes of my favorite program from this past season that I want to forget. The Simpsons. I really do love The Simpsons. I love The Simpsons in an unhealthy obsession-like love. The type of obsession that can put you in jail. The Simpsons is THE best program. Heck maybe I feel this way because I grew up watching this animated masterpiece. I have watched the program for 14 years. That is half of my lifetime on this earth (did I just give away my age?). So, when re-runs promise a not so funny episode (yes, there are a few bad episodes, just like everyone has a bad day once in a while) I turn to the next best thing.......The Simpsons books! Yes, The Simpsons are in book form. The books are awesome, they are like watching TV, but in a book form. When I read these Simpsons books on the MUNI, passengers stare at me as I laugh and laugh and hoot and holler. So when you need a TV fix....Read a book, a Simpsons book.

The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family

Simpsons Comics A Go-Go

Simpsons Comics Barn Burner

Simpsons Comics. Belly Buster

Simpsons Comics Big Bonanza

Simpsons Comics Extravaganza

Simpsons Comics Madness

Simpsons Comics on Parade

Simpsons Comics Strike Back

Simpsons Comics Wingding

...and many, many more!

Find them at San Francisco Public Library