West Portal Branch

West Portal

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190 Lenox Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
United States

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Sun 1 - 5
Mon 1 - 6
Tue 10 - 8
Wed 10 - 8
Thu 10 - 8
Fri 1 - 6
Sat 10 - 6


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  • High interest books at adult, teen and children's reading levels

  • Large collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials

  • Variety of periodicals and audiovisual materials

  • Large collection of electronic resources

  • Medium collections of Chinese and Russian materials

Languages spoken by staff (based on staff availability): English | Chinese - Cantonese

Welcome to Book Club: West Portal! This reading group began in 2003 when I was an adult services librarian at West Portal Branch Library.  In those pre-pandemic times members from the surrounding neighborhood met at the library for monthly book discussions.  Since my retirement in 2019 I’ve continued our meetings, first at the West Portal Branch, then via Zoom when the Pandemic arrived.

What do we read? We read fiction one month, nonfiction the next. Who chooses the books we read and discuss? We all do.  

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm, members arrive virtually via Zoom for a discussion of that month’s chosen book. Each month I will send the Zoom link a few days ahead of the meeting.

- Contributed by Ms. Christine