Saturday, March 01, 2008

South East Teen Newsletter

San Francisco Public Library Teen Services Newsletter
Keeping you up to date on what’s going down in the South East District!

Hello Everyone!

Because there is so much overlap in the neighborhoods we serve, SFPL’s South East District Teen Librarians are trying something new this month. We’re compiling all of our library event listings and information into one newsletter. We hope that our effort will better inform the community about the exciting teen services offered by the Branch Libraries in the South East District.

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Please Welcome Marla, new Teen Librarian at the Excelsior and Glen Park Branches! Keep an eye out for special teen programming at the Excelsior and Glen Park branches in the coming months!

The Bernal Heights Branch Library has been closed for renovation. To learn more about temporary services available in the neighborhood visit this link:

March Teen Events @ the Library
Funding for programs is provided through the Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library, along with other contributions. All programs are free to the public.

Teen Tech Week Online Challenge! Win an iPod!
The library’s not just about books! Tune in @ your library and win a new iPod Nano!!! How to play:
Visit our teen blog every day March 3-7 2008 for 5 daily challenges- email us the secret message and you’ll be entered in the drawing. For details go to our teen blog:

Drawing will take place on March 12th. Visit the blog for detailed instructions! For ages 12 – 18 only. You must a have a library card to play. For information or to register contact Jennifer Collins at 415-557-4268 or

Bayview Branch:
Contact- Wendy Kramer, Teen Librarian
5075 Third Street (at Revere)

Speak Up! Monthly Meeting Wednesday, March 5th, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Bayview Teen Advisory Council (B-TAC) has a new name! Teens ages 12-18 meet monthly to plan activities and speak up for themselves to get books, music, movies and teen spaces that suit them at the library. Snacks provided. Please call the Teen Librarian to sign up. For teens, ages 12-18.

Teen Book Club Thursday, March 6th, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Love books? Join our small group that meets to talk about a different book each month. Those who attend choose the next book to read. The library provides a free copy of the book for you to keep. Limited space, so please call to sign up. For teens, ages 13-18.

Studio 101 Thursdays March 6,13,20,27, 5:30 to 7:30 p
Create and record your own music in the 10 week class. Learn beat making, keyboarding, production, songwriting, and other skills using MacBooks, M-Audio Firewire 410s, studio microphones, instruments and midi controllers. Instruction and equipment provided. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance! For teens, ages 12-18.

Word for Word Performance Thursday March 13, 2 pm to 4 pm
Theater group Word for Word performs their new work, Ancestor. When 15-year-old R.D.’s grandmother dies, his world is torn apart. His mother can’t care for him, and he wonders where he will go. R.D. looks to the stories of his Native American ancestors and finds a key to his future. Through his grandmother’s tales he learns that, while immediate family can’t always be there for you, your extended family of past generations can serve as a guide, pointing out the way. For teens, age 13-18.

Portola Branch:
Contact- Abby Harwood, Teen Librarian
2450 San Bruno Ave. (at Silliman)

The Click- Digital Photo Club Tuesday, March 11, 4 pm to 5 pm
Do you want to learn the ins and outs of digital photography? Join us for monthly activities including: photo scavenger hunts, photo mock ups of UFOs and Bigfoot, digital storytelling, mystery pictures, online photo gallery, snacks, and fun! For teens, ages 12-18.

Click here to learn more about SFPL’s Teen Events all over the city:

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