Noe Valley Voice February 2013
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If you read the books on this month’s list from Noe Valley librarians Susan Higgins and Catherine Starr, you can find out what money can’t buy, how to make some quick and easy Asian dishes, and why Galileo is such a remarkable scientist and inventor. For more book (or movie) suggestions, visit the Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Library at 451 Jersey St., call the branch at 415-355-5707, or travel online at www.sfpl.org.

 

Children’s Fiction

 A little girl asks her parents if everybody in the world, even animals, must go to sleep at night, in Sleep Like a Tiger, written by Mary Logue and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. Ages 3 and up.

 The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, written and illustrated by Helen Ward, features a forest mouse who has a change of heart after visiting his fancy cousin in New York. Ages 4 and up.

 You’ll find Maid Marian, Little John, and lots of Merry Men in David Calcutt’s Robin Hood, which is richly illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith. Ages 6 and up.

 The best of Indian folk tales fill the pages of The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India, by Marcia Williams. Ages 8 and up.

 

Children’s Nonfiction

 Gus and Nellie and their extended family spend a day at the zoo in Who’s in My Family? All About Our Families (Let’s Talk About You and Me), by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Ages 3 and up.

 There are plenty of fish in the sea in Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas, by Molly Bang, illustrated by Penny Chisholm. Ages 4 and up.

 I, Galileo is a biography of the inventor of the telescope (and the microscope!) written and illustrated by Bonnie Christensen. Ages 8 and up.

 Amazing feats of heroism come to life in Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust, by Doreen Rappaport. Ages 10 and up.

 

Adult Fiction

 The Lawgiver, 97-year old Herman Wouk’s latest novel, tells the story of a group of people trying to make a Hollywood movie about the life of Moses.

 Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan is a young girl’s survival story set during the rule of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

 After a woman is injured in a car accident in Spain, two lovers rush to her side inBroken Like This by Monica Trasandes.

 A conspiracy to kill President John Kennedy unfolds in the detective novel Target Lancer by Max Allan Collins.

 Terry Bisson’s Any Day Now is a 1960s coming-of-age story set in Kentucky and New York.

 

Adult Nonfiction

 A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths, by Tony Fletcher, is a detailed biography of the popular English band.

 In What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Michael J. Sandelexamines the ethics of practices such as paying children to get good grades, allowing corporations to pay for polluting the environment, or paying people to donate their organs.

 Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman discusses solutions to the current economic crisis in End This Depression Now! 

 In addition to recipes, Simple Asian Meals: Irresistibly Satisfying and Healthy Dishes for the Busy Cook, by Nina Simonds, offers practical tips on how to get organized for efficient meal preparation.

 Editing Made Easy: Simple Rules for Effective Writing, by Bruce Kaplan, is acompact and easy-to-read book full of quick improvements that will make your writing more concise.

 

 

LIBRARY EVENTS

 

Events for Children

Note: The Noe Valley Library’s regular Toddler Tales, Preschool Films, Computer Lab, and book discussion groups have been cancelled for February because of a broken water pipe that will require repair. However, the following events will be held in the Children’s Room on the second floor of the branch, at 451 Jersey St. For information on resumption of programs, call the library at 415-355-5707 or check online at www.sfpl.org

 

Jazz for Kids with M.B. Hanif

Celebrate Black History Month with an informative and entertaining jazz program featuring renowned local saxophonist M.B. Hanif. Alongside another member of his trio, Hanif will play styles representing notable eras in jazz, including swing and bebop. Ages 7 and up. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

 

Valentine Craft Program

Children ages 3 to 8, with parents or caregivers, are invited to make valentine cards for the ones they love. Thursday, Feb. 7, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Knitting for Beginners

Ruth of RuthKnits offers a workshop where kids 10 to 17 can create knitted flowers to adorn jackets, bags, or hats. Learn to “cast on” and “bind off,” knit and purl, read a pattern, and sew pieces together to create a finished project. Yarn will be provided, and needles may be purchased or borrowed with a $4 deposit. To reserve a spot, call 415-355-5707. Thursday, Feb. 28, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

 

 

BRANCH HOURS

Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library

451 Jersey St., 355-5707

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Eureka Valley–Harvey Milk Branch Library

1 José Sarria Ct. (3555 16th St.), 355-5616

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12-6
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Glen Park Branch Library

2825 Diamond St., 355-2858


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Mission Branch Library

300 Bartlett St., 355-2800

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