By Helen Ng
All programs at the library are free.
Programs for All
Red Envelopes Paper Art with Maria Fong, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2:30 – 4 p.m.: Come learn how to make beautiful art out of red envelopes! Artist Maria Fong will guide us in this special craft for Lunar New Year. For all ages; children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. This year we will make beautiful paper fans. Please register in advance by calling (415) 355-5615.
Origami Hopping Frog Contest – Thursday, February 8, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Origami time! Come learn how to make hopping frogs out of beautiful papers. To have more fun, a frog race follows. Patrons of all ages are welcome.
International Film: Chinese Odyssey 2002 – Thursday, Feb. 1, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Directed by Jeffrey Lau and filled with clever puns and a great punchline, Chinese Odyssey 2002 is one of the best comedies for the Lunar New Year. Future emperor Zheng De and Princess Wushuang escape from the palace and taste life among Ming Dynasty China’s have-nots. They then meet two siblings who may or may not be their soulmates. Starring Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Faye Wong, Chen Chang and Wei Zhao. 91 mins. Refreshments provided.
Knitting Circle, Tuesday, February 6 & 20, 4:30 – 5:30 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.
Movie Screening: Pride – Thursday, February 15, 4 – 6 p.m.: Join the Ocean View Branch Library in recognition of Black History Month for a movie screening. Inspired by true events, Pride is a movie directed by Sunu Gonera. The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. Starring Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise, Brandon Fobbs and Tom Arnold. 108 mins. Refreshments provided.
Coloring Coffee Time, Every Thursday, 10 – 10:45 a.m.: The Ocean View Branch Library will be hosting a coloring program for adults every Thursday morning. Not therapeutic enough? We will also provide coffee and tea for this soothing and fun program. Come join us!
Book-A-Librarian (for your mobile device & computer questions), By Appointment: Do you have a new computer or tablet, and can’t figure out how to use it? Want to learn how to download free movies or books from the library? We can help you with these issues, and many more by booking a one-on-one appointment. Day and time are flexible. Call (415) 355-5615, or sign up at our Help Desk.
Monday Matinee: Despicable Me 3 – Monday, Feb. 12, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Come and join us for Monday Matinee at the Library! This month featured film: Despicable Me 3. The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. Popcorn and snacks will be provided! All is welcome!
Study Hall – Monday to Friday, 2:30 – 4 p.m.: Don’t have a place to study after school? Well, come on down to the Ocean View Branch to do Homework or just have a quiet place to study!
Hambone, History and Humor with Unique Derique – Thursday, February 22, 4:15 – 5 p.m.: The Bay Area’s beloved Unique Derique teaches the African roots and rhythms of Hambone body percussion and its evolution in America in this lively presentation and performance. This creative experience inspires participants to learn playful rhythms and to express their own Hambone musical style in an engaging environment suitable for all ages.
Little Creations Craft Time – Tuesday, February 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Come for Storytime and stay with your little one to make Toddler-friendly crafts and creations immediately after Storytime at Minnie & Lovie Recreation Center at 650 Capitol Ave. Hope to see you and your little one there! (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.)
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 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Books, songs, rhymes, and fun for children of all ages unless noted.
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.
Ocean View Branch of the San Francisco Public Library is located at 345 Randolph St. For more information, call (415) 355-5615.
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