The Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 31 and will be closed January 1 & 2 for New Year's Day

All San Francisco Public Libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. on December 31 and will be closed January 1 & 2 for New Year's Day.

The Glen Park Library will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 10:00am after the New Years Holiday.

Library closed Dec 24th-26th, 2011

Please note that the Glen Park Branch and all other San Francisco Public Libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 24 until Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. We will resume our regular opening hours on Tuesday, December 27 at 10:00am.

Teen Winter Read

What are you doing over winter break? Why not sign up for the Teen Winter Reading contest? You can win prizes!
How it works:

Beginning Friday, December 16, 2011, visit a participating library and pick up a reading log.

Fill out one reading log for every five hours that you read.

Return the logs to a participating library by Saturday, January 14th.

For every 5 hours you read, your name will be automatically entered into a raffle for cool prizes! The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

And remember that you can read in the language of your choice. Practice your multilingual skills!

You must be between the ages of 12 and 18 and have a San Francisco Public Library card to enter. Participation is free and prizes are funded by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

On the Same Page book for Novemeber/December

Our current On the Same Book selection for November & Decemeber is:

Model Home by Eric Puchner

A tender and funny portrait of an unraveling family from the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Music Through the Floor.
Warren Ziller moved his family to California in search of a charmed life and to all appearances, he found it: a gated community not far from the beach, amid the affluent splendor of Southern California in the 80s. But his American dream has been rudely interrupted. Despite their affection for each other, Warren, his wife Camille, and their three children have veered into separate lives, as distant as satellites. Worst of all, Warren has squandered the family’s money on a failing real estate venture.

When tragedy strikes, the Zillers are forced to move to one of the houses in Warren’s abandoned development in the middle of the desert. Marooned in a less-than-model home, each must reckon with what’s led them there and who’s to blame—and whether they can summon the forgiveness needed to hold them together. Subtly ambitious, brimming with the humor and unpredictability of life, Model Home delivers penetrating insights into the American family and into the imperfect ways we try to connect, from a writer “uncannily in tune with the heartbreak and absurdity of domestic life” (Los Angeles Times).

Docent Lecture: Holidays: Christmas, Chanukah & Other Festive Celebrations

Holidays: Christmas, Chanukah & Other Festive Celebrations

Docent Lecture and Slideshow

Wednesday, December 14
Glen Park Library
2825 Diamond Street

This lecture and slideshow focuses on beautiful and intriguing paintings that depict giving, receiving, feasting, and the enjoyment of holidays and other festivities.
Holiday treats will be available!

Cookbooks for Winter

If our cool, wintery weather inspires you to spend more time in the kitchen, be sure to take a look at the hundreds of cookbooks available at the Glen Park Library. You'll find recipes from countries around the world, books that focus on a particular type of food or cooking technique, and books that focus on entertaining and holiday meals. To whet your appetite, here are a few titles that were recently added to the collection:

Williams Sonoma Good Food to Share: Recipes for Entertaining with Family and Friends by Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan offers tips and recipes for uncomplicated, relaxing dinner parties.

Saveur: The New Comfort Food edited by James Oseland, is full of delicious recipes from around the world, all illustrated with color photographs.
The Casserole Queens Cookbook: Put Some Lovin' in Your Oven, with 100 Easy One-Dish Recipes by Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock is full of ideas for cozy meals at home or for a fun contribution to pot-luck parties.

Houdini and Magic

Friday, Decemeber 2
Glen Park Library

To tie in with the Contemporary Jewish Museum's exhibit on Houdini, we will present a special program. Kids will make a magic craft and share magic tricks. Those who attend will receive free passes to the CJM as well.
School aged programs every 1st Friday. For ages 6 and up.