Origami Swans Recap!

Hello faithful readers! On Saturday we all got together and learned how to make those beautiful origami swans. Our wonderful teacher, Irene, was very patient and easy to understand! We are very glad she agreed to teach us this wonderful craft.

Certainly the paper pieces were easy to fold, but completing the entire swan took a lot of hard work and concentration! Luckily our crafters are not lacking in either of these qualities.

Unfortunately time proved too short despite our best efforts and we didn't get to finish the craft. We'll be attempting this again in part two of the class. Please keep your eyes out for the date and time of the next class!

Meanwhile, keep crafting, crafters!

Cantonese Computer Classes for Seniors and Adults

The new session for our Mouse and Keyboarding class in Cantonese will be held 5/4 (Sat) at 10:15 am.  Sign-up begins 4/20 (Sat).  The Internet 101 class will be held 5/11 (Sat) at 10:15 am which registration begins 4/27 (Sat).    Adults aged 50 or above are especially welcome to join.  Class size limit of 10.  Pre-registration in person is required.  Pls call 355-2888 for details.



Chinatown's Digital Archive

The staff of the San Francisco Public Library, Chinatown branch is pleased to unveil our new digital archive! The Chinatown Branch has long housed an extensive file on the history of the Chinatown Branch Library and the neighborhood which it calls home: the historied Chinatown District. Until now, most of that has been stored in file cabinets and only accessible by visits to the physical branch. 

Now certain folders and collections are available for online viewing via the photo-hosting website Flickr for everyone around the world. You can browse the Angel Island Collection or peer into the Crimes in Chinatown folder. There's really a lot to see! We are constantly scanning and uploading files into our digital collection, so please check back to see what's new.

To visit our entire online collection, please click here.

If you are interested in seeing what other subjects we cover, please visit our online finding aid or call the Chinatown Branch at (415)355-2888.

Teen Essay Contest

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2013, you are invited to join a
Teen Essay Contest
Topic: “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion”
Deadline: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 (at 4 pm)
For information, please call Jewel at Chinatown Branch Library, (415)355-2888 or jewelchen@sfpl.org

Judging will be based on originality, grammar, coherence to the topic and more.
The rules:
• Age: 12-18
• Text should be written in English only, at least 1,000 words
• One entry per person
• Submission by email to: Chinatowntz@gmail.com
• Submission in person or by mail to: Jewel Chen, Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
• Include your name, address, school, grade, phone number and email address
• Essays will be divided into two age groups, middle school (Grade 6-8) and high school (Grade 9-12)
• Prizes for winners of each group: First place winners will receive a $50 gift card. Second place winners will receive gift cards for the total value of $35
• The winner’s essays will be posted on the San Francisco Public Library’s Teen web pages (Chinatown Teen’Zine Blog)

青少年徵文比賽 (中文組)


作文題目: "建立領導力: 擁抱文化價值與包容"

收件截止日期: 二零一三年五月二十五日(星期六), 下午四點
詳情請洽華埠圖書館Jewel, 電話:(415)355-2888 or jewelchen@sfpl.org

評審將依原創性, 文法, 題旨相符等觀點評分
1. 限以中文書寫, 至少一千字以上
2. 每人限交一篇文章
3. 如以email交件, 請傳送至 chinatowntz@gmail.com
4. 如以郵件寄送或遞送, 請寄至: Jewel Chen, Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
5. 每位參加者, 須註明姓名, 年齡, 學校, 年級, 聯絡電話及個人email
6. 得獎者限二名, 第一名獎品為價值總和$50禮品卡,第二名獎品為價值總合$35禮品卡
7. 得獎文章將刊登於舊金山市立圖書館青少年網頁(華埠青少年網誌 Chinatown Teen'Zine Blog)
8. 如有疑問, 請洽華埠圖書館Jewel, Tel(:(415)355-2888 or jewelchen@sfpl.org

Origami Swans

Have you been admiring the origami swans that sit at Chinatown's adult reference desk? Now you can learn to make one of your very own! Craft is good for everyone ages 12 and up. Instructions will be in Cantonese and English. All materials will be provided. Space is limited, please register at Chinatown's adult reference desk.

Date: Saturday, April 27th
Time: 3:30-5pm  
Location: Chinatown Branch, 1135 Powell St. (Between Washington and Jackson)
Click to Chinatown's Event Calendar