October Events at the Ocean View Branch Library

Ocean View branch library manager Lise Braden helps a young reader. Will Carruthers/Ingleside-Excelsior Light

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Adult Programs

Movie Screening: Beauty and the Beast, Thursday, Oct. 12, 4 – 6 pm

Ocean View Branch Library invites you to join us to watch the latest movie adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. The beautiful and independent young lady Belle is taken prisoner by a mysterious Beast in a castle. After befriending the magical staff in the castle, Belle learns to look beyond the Beast’s frightening appearance and discovers his kind heart, as well as his true identity. Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and Kevin Kline. Rated PG. 129 mins. Refreshment provided.

Knitting Circle: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 12 – 1 p.m.

Join our Knitting Circle in the Ocean View Branch Library for knitting, conversation and inspiration. Knitters of every skill level are invited. Beginners are especially welcome.

Navigating Communication in the U.S. Workplace: Oct. 25, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Language acquisition is multifaceted — it is not simply the mastery of grammar and vocabulary, but also the adoption of cultural norms, social etiquette, and common expectations. This training is a boot camp on the basics of communication in U.S. professional life. Topics include: Professional email communication; Cultural nuances of professional communication; Common workplace idioms; and Strategies for bridging communication barriers

Children’s Programs

Learn to make Guacamole – Saturday, October 14, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Come and join us to learning how to make guacamole in honor of VIVA: Latino/ Hispanic Heritage month. It’s fun, easy, and delicious. For children of all ages. Please call (415) 355-5616 to sign up.

Crafty Saturday: Sugar Skull Cookies – Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Decorate a Sugar Skull for your Dia de Los Muertos altar. For children 3 and up. All materials provided.

Ocean View LEGO/Magnatiles Club: Every Saturday, 12 – 1 p.m.

Get creative building with LEGO. We provide all the pieces you’ll need to create vehicles, robots, castles, and more.

Toddler Tales at Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center – Every Tuesday, 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Books, rhymes, music, movement, and more for toddlers, 16 months through age 2 and their caregivers. (Note: This event will be taking place at a location outside the San Francisco network of public libraries. For questions concerning the event, please contact the hosting library: Ocean View.)

Baby Rhyme Time & Playtime – Every Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rollicking rhymes, songs, and books for infants to 15 months and their caregivers.

Family Storytime & Playtime: Every Saturday, 11 am – 12 p.m.

Books, songs, rhymes, and fun for children of all ages unless noted.

Branch Library Survey Excelsior Branch, Wednesday Oct. 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The Library is undergoing an assessment of our current open hours. This assessment is required every five years per the Library Preservation Fund ordinance and was last conducted in 2012 with implementation of new hours in 2013.

Eleven library locations — each representing a San Francisco supervisorial district — will host Open Hours Community Hearings in late October and early November. Translators and closed captioning will be available.

The Library welcomes the public’s comments and suggestions about the current schedule of hours and hope that many will participate in these hearings. Community feedback will provide us with the information needed to update or maintain library hours that best serve the needs of San Francisco residents.

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