Library! To Do San Francisco podcast episode 4

Welcome to episode 4 of the To Do San Francisco podcast!

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In this episode, I share some of my favorite aspects of the San Francisco Public Library.

  • Need a library account? San Francisco residents can sign up online during the COVID-19 stay at home time period. 
  • Library branches are only providing service in the doorway, calling it SFPL To Go Limited Library Service where you first login to your account on to place a hold request on the materials you would like. Next, you await an email that let’s you know the material(s) await you at a particular branch for pickup. It’s quite easy – and meant to keep everyone safe by asking that you wear a mask and follow other protocols when you do visit.
  • Doing your best to stay at home during the pandemic? The San Francisco Public Library has a wonderful array of electronic resources, such as:
    • E-books where you borrow the electronic versions of books for limited time periods. EPUB, Amazon Kindle, and PDF formats are common options.
    • Online video – Definitely check out Kanopy and Kanopy for Kids as good, free substitutes for NetFlix among other options.
    • Audiobooks – Maybe you’d prefer a book on tape, so-to-speak, though it is an audio file played back on your computer or other compatible device.
    • e-Learning – check out online training courses, Gale courses taught online by experts, or learn a new language via Rosetta Stone or Mango!
    • e-Music – provides music options in electronic format to get your groove on and move while we’re getting through this pandemic one day at a time.

Looking for an interesting place to take a walk?  Check out Salesforce Park at the Salesforce (formerly Transbay) Transit Center!

On October 3rd, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass offered an online stream of 3 hours performances and history for their 20th year.  The video is available for viewing online through October 11th – so do not delay (and apologies if you’re seeing this after October 11, 2020 – you will need to come to San Francisco when the next Hardly Strictly Bluegrass event happens – 2021 hopefully?). Please consider a contribution to Artist Relief – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass helped raise over $250,000 on Saturday for artists and their crews who can’t work while performances are banned during the pandemic.

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