With Bells on, San Francisco Public Library Rings in the Holidays with Craft Programs, Annual Train Exhibit and More

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With Bells on, San Francisco Public Library Rings in the Holidays with Craft Programs, Annual Train Exhibit and More

Dec. 12, 2016 – Made in SF, San Francisco Public Library’s system-wide craft program, continues in December with programming for the whole family that celebrates the unique creative spirit that has inspired the City’s artisans and makers for decades. Branch Libraries across the city offer classes in puppet making, natural dying, holiday card and ornament crafting, jewelry designing, button making and more.

Youth programs feature opportunities to express one’s creativity, and maker programs offer rare, hands-on experiences for teens. The cure for the winter break boredom blues can be found in North Beach Branch’s button bracelets, Visitation’s felt fortune cookies, Portola Branch’s tiny terrariums and The Mix at SFPL’s cooking class featuring the Library’s mobile kitchen, Biblio Bistro.

Made in S.F. – Related craft programs for the winter break

Biblios Bistro at The Mix
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 4 p.m., The Mix at SFPL, Main Library

Felt Fortune Cookies
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m.,  Visitacion Valley Branch Library
Friday, Dec. 30, 3 p.m., Mission Branch Library

Button Bracelets
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m., North Beach Branch Library

Tiny Festival Terrariums
Wednesday, Dec 21, 6 p.m., Portola Branch Library

Visit the Main Library’s Children’s Center for a truly made in S.F labor of love: the Children’s Holiday Train Display, a custom-built exhibit by SFPL’s Facilities and Engineering staff. This year’s Holiday Train features new trains from beloved storybooks and literature, including Anne of Green Gables and Thomas the Tank Engine. The train exhibit remains on display through Jan. 6, 2017, in front of the Main Library’s Fisher Children’s Center, 2nd floor, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

The majestic sound of authentic bronze Russian bells will fill the San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 24 as San Francisco Symphony Percussionist Victor Avdienko performs a special holiday concert. The program will include a mix of traditional liturgical and contemporary secular “zvons” (peals) and improvisations, followed by a film screening of Blagovest Bells’ A Voice of Pure Earth: The Sacred Bells of Russia.

Holiday Train Display
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 – Friday, Jan. 6, 2107, Main Library, Fisher Children’s Center Exhibit Space

Russian Holiday Bell Concert
Saturday, Dec. 24, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Made in SF Program Guide