The Library’s annual summer reading program, Summer Read SF 2014, open to readers and pre-readers of all ages, officially opens on May 31 and will run through Aug. 11, offering prizes, special free weekly programs at every neighborhood library, and even college scholarships.
Signing up has never been easier, through a neighborhood library,
bookmobile service or online at sfpl.org/summerread.
All reading counts toward the goal, including books, magazines,
e-books, audiobooks and online reading.
Children through age 12 who read
for 10 hours (or are read to) are eligible to receive a durable Summer
Read SF Book Bag. Adults and teens who sign up, track their time and
read 30 hours or more are winners, and also will receive the Summer Read
SF Book Bag.
In addition, all participants are eligible to enter a
weekly raffle, to win prizes including passes to San Francisco museums,
sporting events and attractions.
This year’s Summer Read promotion includes interactive game boards
for children, teens and adults that encourage reading and allow readers
to track their prize progress via stickers and stars.
Saturday, May 24
Join us for a special screening of this rare, musical comedy starring Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson.
The movie will be introduced by film curator, Jeff Giordano, and a discussion will follow the screening.
Black & White; 84 minutes.
Focused on debunking the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding our co-evolved best friend, the canine, this presentation offers a glimpse into the most current studies around dog cognition, evolution, and behavioral traits.
Ariana Luchsinger is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant. She began working with dogs professionally in 2003, attended and graduated from the Academy for Dog Trainers in 2006, then completed her CPDT-KA in 2011. She has worked with dogs from the shelter system in the Bay Area, private clients, and currently teaches dog training classes for the public.
Please note: With the exception of service animals, dogs are not allowed in the library.