Welcome to Write Away!
The writing forum for Project Read learners.

We've redesigned our blog so that adult learners working at Project Read can share what they have written with other learners, tutors, and the public. There are a few simple guidelines to be aware of.
  1. This is a moderated site, so submissions and comments will first be reviewed before being approved and published.
  2. Adult learners submitting their writing have the option of using their first name (only) or using "anonymous" for authorship.
  3. We wish to honor the writing efforts of the adult learner/authors, so no major copy editing will be applied, but we may suggest minor corrections in consultation with the author.
  4. Only active Project Read learners are eligible to submit their writing to the Write Away blog and there are two ways of doing this: send submissions via email to projectread@sfpl.org, or stop by the office with a hard copy of your writing.
  5. The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not represent those of the San Francisco Public Library and/or the City and County of San Francisco.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Holiday Party - December 16

Please Join us for the annual

Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 16

5:30 to 7:30 PM
Main Library, Latino-Hispanic Meeting Room – Lower Level

Celebrate the season with your fellow tutors, learners, and staff!

If you like, you may bring a favorite holiday dish or dessert to share. We will once again be supplementing the food supply with catering from Pluto’s, but we would appreciate anything you might wish to bring.

Please call (415) 557- 4388 if you plan on attending.
Friends and family are always welcome.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Project Read Opens in New Location

Project Read is now open for business
 in its new location:

Main Library - 5th Floor, the Bridge at Main 
literacy and learning center.

New Hours:  
Monday - 10:00 to 6:00
Tuesday through Thursday - 9:00 to 8:00
Friday - 12:00 to 6:00 and
Saturday - 10:00 to 6:00

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Voting Preparation Workshop for Project Read Learners

Presented by San Francisco Department of Elections Staff

Be prepared for the General Election on November 4.

  • Learn more about what’s on the ballot. 
  • Find out where, when, and how you can vote.
  • Complete your voter registration in                                   time for Election Day.
Wednesday, October 15
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Main Library - 1st Floor Conference Room (Stong Room.)
Please call (415) 557-4388 if you plan to attend.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Project Read is Moving on Up.

As you may know, this fall Project Read will be moving to our new location on the 5th floor. We are looking forward to the new instructional opportunities that the new space will allow. The new center will be opening in mid to late October. Here’s some important information that will be helpful during this period of transition: 

  • In order to facilitate the move, Project Read will be closing our current office as of 5:00 PM on Friday, September 5.
  • Between September 6 and the opening of the new learning center, meeting space will be available in study rooms on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors, and at specially designated tables set-up on the 6th floor. These tables will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • If you and your learner have a set regular schedule and would like to reserve one of the glass study rooms on levels 3, 4, or 5, please contact Susan Fink (415-557-4388) for assistance.
  • Beginning on Monday, September 15, the Project Read staff will be temporarily located on the 6th floor of the library. You can reach us through email or by phone.
  • Drop-in Math classes will continue to be held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00. We will let you know about the location of these classes.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We will try to make this period of transition as easy as possible as we look forward to our exciting new space on the 5th floor.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Workshop for Learners, Tutors, and Families

 Digital Digi-pals

Join Brian and our friendly team of techno-teens for help with your cell phone, tablet, laptop or other device. If you bring it in, we’ll try to figure it out!
Some tasty snacks will be served.

Tuesday, August 12
6:00 - 7:30

Project Read Office and Computer Lab