How to Travel Better, Cheaper and Smarter

Wednesday, April 6
6:30- 7:30 pm

Presenter, Nick Maffei, will discuss how computer technology has changed today’s travel landscape. He'll illustrate how to use the Internet to travel better and smarter; which travel web sites can provide you with free information that you once paid for; which online sites are virtually useless and which ones can enrich your travel experience.

We will examine web sites that can direct you to affordable travel for seniors, singles and learning vacations for brainy tours. We will also discuss travel and lodging tips that can save you time and money. This presentation is based in part on Arthur Frommer's budget guide "How to Travel Better, Cheaper and Smarter."

Henna Workshop for Teens

Want a free, safe, temporary tattoo? Choose your own design and learn how to apply it with natural henna. Henna artist Rachel-Anne Palacios will show you how and she’ll apply a design on participants.

Program limited to 20 teens. For ages 12-18.

For participants under 18, a signed parent/guardian permission form must be returned prior to the workshop. To reserve your space and/or request a form, contact Marla at 415.355.2858 or

Puppet Art Theater

Wednesday, March 30
4:00 pm

Will be performing, "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and "The Tortoise and the Hare." For children of all ages. *Note the flyer had the day wrong, the correct day is Wednesday.

Free SAT Workshop for Teens

The Glen Park Library will be offering the 3-hour SAT INTENSIVE Class for Teens for Free.

Tuesdays: April 12 & 19
4:00 - 5:30PM

The learn more about it or other classes click here.
To register for this class click here.

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 reviewing some of the practice questions on the CollegeBoard website 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.
  • 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.

How to access Consumer Reports

Did you know you can use your Library card and PIN to access thousands of articles at any time from any computer? Just go to the Library’s homepage and cursor over to Articles and Databases under the eLibrary tab. If you are accessing from outside the library you will need to enter your library card and pin number.

Use the pull down menu to view the databases by category or select one by clicking on the first letter of the database’s title. The second database on the list, Academic Search Complete, is a great choice for researching general interest magazines as well as scholarly journals. Click on the title.

Consumer Reports is one of the many publications included in Academic Search Complete. To search for articles only within Consumer Reports click on the link labeled Publications.

Type Consumer Reports into the search box.

Click on the magazine title. Now you have a choice of browsing issues or searching within the publication. To browse issues click on the years on the right side of your screen.

To search within the publication click on the link on the top right of the screen. Type your search term (microwave ovens, clothes dryers, etc.) into the search box next to the magazine title. Make sure to leave the magazine title in the box and put "and" in the search box.

Use the PDF Full Text link to view the article and its associated images. You can limit your results to recent articles by using the features under Refine your Results on the left of your screen.

The Tempest

Saturday, March 19
3:00 pm

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival players present one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies ~ The Tempest! This 55 minute version of the play, performed with beautiful costumes and sets, is a great introduction to the Bard's work and is suitable for all ages.

Glen Canyon Park Improvement Plan Display Board

The Glen Park Library is proud to have the Display Board with images of the options in the Library for all to view.

You can also view the PDF at

The board is located in our display area by the restrooms. There is an info sheet next to it.

They are looking for comments and feedback by MARCH 10! The best way to give feedback is to email or phone project managers Karen Maune y-Brodek (, 415.575.5601 or Alejandra Chiesa (, 415.800.5303). You can also mail written comments to The Trust for Public Land, Alejandra Chiesa, 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94104.

For more information about the process, please visit