Youth Chess Tournament

Glen Park Chess Tournament
Hosted by the Bright Knights Chess Club San Francisco

Saturday, January 29
1:oo pm - 4:30 pm


Open to all Youth ages 6-17
No experience Necessary

You must register with the librarian or email by Wednesday, January 26.


TO REGISTER EMAIL: Vincent Ng at NGVINCEP@YAHOO.COM, with Subject Line: Glen Park Chess TOURNAMENT

Email must include:
1. Please include participating youth's First & Last Name
2. Age
3. School
4. Parents' Name
5. Phone Number
6. Years/months of Tournament Chess Experience if any.

Award winners announced!

January is one of the biggest months for Children's literature. That is when the award winners for the John Newbery and the Randolph Caldecott Medals are announced during the American Library Association mid-winter conference

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

This years winner is Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Past winners have included: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle and Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

This years winner is A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead.

Past winners that have become classic Children's books are: The Snowy Day, Where the Wild things Are and Polar Express.

LIBRARY CLOSED - January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr Day

The Glen Park Branch and all SFPL branches will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2010 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

SAT Free Workshops for Teens-CANCELED

This class has been canceled for today and the 18th. It will be rescheduled at a future date. Sorry for any inconvenience.
---Glen Park Library

The Glen Park Library will be hosting a 3 hour SAT Intensive on:
Tuesdays: January 11 & 18 from 4:00 - 5:30PM

You can sign up online here.

Our 3-hour intensive follows the same course outline as above, but squeezes it all into just two 90 minute classes!

This is the quick fix for the student who is too busy to commit to a month-long workshop, but still wants to review the strategies and techniques to improve her or his scores on the writing, critical reading and math sections of the SAT.
  • Workshops are free and are intended for high school students, with priority registration to juniors. There is a limit of 25 students per class. Additional information is available directly from the library branches.
  • Space permitting, students can join a two or four class series at any point, but we do ask that you make a commitment to attend all of the classes in a series.
  • The workshops are intensive and we move quickly through the material, so we ask that every student ensure at least basic familiarity with the SAT by taking a full-length pre-test prior to the first day of class. That way, students who have not previously taken the SAT or PSAT will have hands-on experience with the test. The pre-test can be downloaded a head of time and answers will provided on the first day of class.
  • Please expect an average of 2 hours of homework between classes. Students who complete the homework and participate in class achieve noticeably higher score improvements.