Sourdough Workshop

Saturday, March 2

Cat Shimizu, the “breaducator" from Sour Flour — a Mission District bakery dedicated to neighborly bread gifting and bread education— will teach the art and science of making bread using a sourdough starter.

She will focus on how to create a starter using flour and water, and discuss how different factors, i.e. time, temperature, and hydration, affect the fermentation process. By learning how to feed and take care of your starter, you will understand how to use it to bake bread.

Getting More Out of Life: Poetry Reading

Dr. Sheppard B. Kominars, Poet and Author
Getting More Out of Life

Wednesday, February 27th 
6:30 pm 

Everyone, whether 20 or 120, has concerns about aging.   Dr. Kominars will inspire and entertain you with his poetry and his insights on writing as a tool for enhancing your emotional and physical well-being.  His lively program includes readings from his collection "Eighth Decade Poems: Perspectives on Aging" and a discussion of journal writing techniques from his book "Write for Life: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit Through Journal Writing".

No Baby Rhyme time, only Playtime on Tuesday

We will not have Baby Rhyme Time on Tuesday, February 26th. Instead it will just be Playtime from 10:30am -11:30am. Feel free to still come by and play!

Computer Training: e-Readers and the Library

Tuesday, February 19th

Did you know your Library card gives you access to the San Francisco Public Library’s extensive collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks? At this workshop you’ll learn how to download e-books from the Library’s website. If you already own a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other eReader device feel free to bring it with you!

Space is limited. Please sign up at the Information Desk. 415-355-2858

CLOSED Monday, February 18, 2013

The Glen Park Library and all San Francisco Public Libraries will be closed Monday, February 18th in honor of President's Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, February 19th.
Looking for some excitement this Valentine's Day? Why not have a blind date with a book? We have specially selected interesting titles and have wrapped them up so you can't see what actual book it is. We have given you some clues though to help the choosing process.

So take one of our "Blind Date" books home and let us know if it worked out for you.Who knows, you might come to fall in love with a new author.

New Database: Ed2Go

Are you you’re interested in taking a class for career advancement or personal enrichment? Then check out Ed2Go, an online learning resource recently acquired by the San Francisco Public Library. Ed2Go offers a variety of courses in areas such as Business, Technology and Personal Development. So whether you’d like to master Microsoft Excel, explore holistic and integrative medicine, or get started on your screenplay Ed2go has a class for you. 

Ed2Go courses are free, completely online and can be accessed from any computer that meets the system requirements. In addition to Internet access, your computer will need the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the latest versions of Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader. The Adobe products are free and can be downloaded through the Ed2go site or by going directly to and clicking on Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader. Most of the courses are Macintosh compatible.

Courses begin each month and run for six weeks with a two week grace period at the end of the class to complete the course requirements. While these classes are not accredited for the completion of college units, you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of a class and some courses meet professional requirements for continuing education. The classes are developed and led by instructors and there are amble opportunities for online discussions with instructors and classmates.

To view the courses click on the eLibrary tab on the Library’s homepage. Select Articles & Databases and find Ed2go by clicking on the letter E. Select one of the course categories, such as Accounting and Finance or Language and Arts, to see types of courses offered in this area. Click on the heading for the type of class you’d like to take and the specific courses will appear. Almost all of the sub-categories contain multiple classes. To learn more about a class, including exactly what will be covered in each lesson, click on the course title. Here you will find the class syllabus, the instructor’s biography, and, where applicable, information about continuing education units.

Have fun!