Excelsior Branch
Excelsior Branch
Excelsior Branch

Excelsior Branch

  • 4400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
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A medium-sized branch library with high-interest materials for children, teens and adults. We have books, CDs, DVDs in English, Chinese, Spanish and Tagalog.

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"Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird" by Tim Birkhead How do birds see, hear, smell & feel the world? The perfect book for anybody who has ever wondered what it would be like to be a bird.

"Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead" by Sara Gran Part mystery, part meditation on the scars of hurricane Katrina, this is a strange but very intriguing read.

"Classic Myths to Read Aloud" by William Russell Roman & Greek mythology in easy to understand format. Each story has approximate reading time, pronunciation guide, and additional info about the myth.

"The Art of Zentangle" Don't think you can draw? Try this book and learn how you can create beautiful art using very basic shapes. Creative & fun!

"The Coroner's Lunch" and other Dr. Siri Paiboun novels by Colin Cotterill 72-year old Dr. Paiboun is the only coroner in 1970s communist Laos. Together with nurse Dtui he investigates suspicious deaths while avoiding the ever present political entanglements resulting from the communist takeover.

"In the First Circle" by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. How do you lead your life when everything you had, including your freedom, have been taken from you? A look into the reality of life in Stalin's secret prisons by Nobel Prize winner Solzhenitsyn.

"The Illustrated History of the World" by J.M. Roberts (multiple volumes). A beautifully illustrated world history that is a joy to browse through and to read. A great resource for school history projects as well. Recommended for teens & adults.

"The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science" by Richard Holmes Botany, astronomy, chemistry, medicine are just a few of the areas where the romantic generation contributed to scientific exploration. A fascinating read!

"The Quick" by Lauren Owen. The word "vampire" may make you want to say "not another one!" but this one is different. Give it a try and be amazed.

"Amusing Ourselves to Death" by Neil Postman. Clear-sighted, almost uncanny analysis of a medium which has become as ubiquitous and pervasive as "background radiation." Sobering.