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The Giants, Stephen Curry, and Hillary Rodham Clinton: 2016 was a Tough Year for This Heroes Section of the San Francisco Public LibraryMonday, November 21st, 2016
It’s a Book Club and We’re All Invited! David Talbot’s “Season of the Witch” Selected as 11th Annual “One City One Book”Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
JFK assassination conspiracy theorist David Talbot is being honored with this year’s OCOB:
David Talbot’s Season of the Witch Selected as 11th Annual “One City One Book
San Francisco Public Library is thrilled to announce that the 11th Annual One City One Book selection is David Talbot’s Season of the Witch, an extraordinary telling of the colorful and often dark history of San Francisco from 1967 to 1982.
Library bookshelves will be stocked with fresh copies of Season of the Witch in September – or, read it over the summer and be ready for all the fun events happening this fall! Citywide programming will take place throughout September and October.
Mr. Talbot will be making multiple appearances in the fall, including readings, discussion panels, school visits and more. In addition, there will be tours, book discussions and other presentations, with our program partners. Please watch the complete program schedule, available in September.
From the early days of the Summer of Love in the Haight, through years of murder and mayhem, the city evolved. Through extensive research and personal interviews, Talbot captures a 15-year history never before told in this level of detail. The stories lend themselves to opportunities to revisit this history through exhibits, music, politics and more.
One City One Book: San Francisco Reads is an annual citywide literary event that encourages members of the San Francisco community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it in book groups and at events throughout the City. By building bridges between communities and generations through the reading and, most importantly, the discussion of one book, we hope to help to make reading a lifelong pursuit and to build a more literate society.
Sponsors for One City One Book include the San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. The program is also supported by many bookstore partners, program partners and media sponsors, including Green Apple Books, Green Arcade Books, Books Inc., California Historical Society, Northern California Independent Booksellers Association, San Francisco History Center and more.
About the Author:
David Talbot is an author, journalist, and media producer; and now, a publisher.
He is co-founder of Salon magazine, and former editor of Image and Mother Jones magazines. He has written forTime magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and other publications. In addition to Season of the Witch, he is author of Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years and Devil Dog: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America.
News: “Increased Internet Access at the Library!” – Plus, Our SFPL is Waiving Lost Card Fee – Plus Free WiFiFriday, September 5th, 2014
Here’s a fresh press release from Our San Francisco Public Library:
“Increased Internet Access at the Library!
Effective Sept. 5, library computer users will have greater access to Internet-enabled computers throughout the library system. Computer users will be able to reserve up to two one-hour sessions per day, as opposed to the current limit of one hour per day. The second hour is contingent upon availability. The increased time is in response to patron need and popular demand, and provides better service and utilization of library resources.
“The Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information,” said City Librarian Luis Herrera. “We believe that these additional hours will better serve our library patrons.”
In addition, most of the Main Library’s Internet Express computers, will have increased time limits, from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Free Wi-Fi is available for both card holders and non-card holders at the Main Library and all branches for those who wish to bring their own devices. In addition, library patrons may be able to borrow a laptop computer for in-library use at branches when desktop computers are not available.
All library users are encouraged to apply for a free library card. Use of library computers is free to card holders, and, as part of the initiative to provide more access to our library users, Library staff will waive the lost card fee and issue a free replacement card through June 2015.”
What, Somebody’s _Starting_ a Newspaper in San Francisco? Presenting Issue One of “HATCH Beat” from Liz Fedak of IllinoisSaturday, May 17th, 2014
Well, here it is, an actual real 8-page newspaper “serving Cole Valley, Alamo Square, Hayes Valley and the Haights” – it’s the brand-new HAtCHBeat, Issue One*
Now meet Liz Fedak, Publisher.
Somebody who tried something like this a little while back was Eve Batey. Her online-only effort didn’t work out.
And speaking of online-only, Hoodline (mostly covering “Divisadero, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Upper Haight,” mostly) comes to mind as there’s a lot of overlap there. Liz has carved out an area that we can call District 5 Less The Inner Sunset.
Who’s taken notice already? How about D5 Supervisor London Breed** with her City Hall column and SFPD Park Station Captain Gregory Corrales with his Police Beat?
And add to that an alphabet soup of SFGov departments, including advertisers with big ads such as the Department of Elections and the SF Public Library.
Check it out if you can. You’ll see a bit about Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic (1988-2013) that takes a decidedly anti-RPD position.
That was the wind-up, now here’s the pitch:
“Do you have interest in writing, photography or videography? Whether you have experience or not, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.”
Leaving you with the categories to be covered:
Business + Money — HATCH Beat
Parenting — HATCH Beat
Profiles — HATCH Beat
Community — HATCH Beat
Calendar — HATCH Beat
Pets — HATCH Beat
Food + Drink — HATCH Beat
Police Blotter — HATCH Beat
Entertainment — HATCH Beat
Bon courage, HAtCHBeat!
Free Music and Dance at your San Francisco Public Library: “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music”Friday, July 29th, 2011
All the deets, below.
See you there at the Opening Event:
“Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium will feature Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet.”
“Music, Dance, Books, Films and More Highlight San Francisco Library
Exhibition on Latinos in Popular Music
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, on view in the
Skylight Gallery, Main Library, Aug. 27-Nov. 13
From free music and dance performances, to film screenings, album art and literature talks, the San Francisco Public Library will be humming with activity from August to November, thanks to more than 25 special events in support of the exhibition, American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music.
The traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, on view in the Main Library’s Skylight Gallery, Aug. 27-Nov. 13, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana and Selena.
Developed by the Experience Music Project and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), American Sabor travels to 12 cities through 2015. The exhibition, its national tour and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
Among the exciting programs coming to the San Francisco Public Library in support of the exhibition is an opening event, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m., in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, featuring Grammy-nominated and USA Fontanals Fellow John Santos and his stellar Sextet. They will perform and provide educational insights on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation. Chelis Lopez of KPOO radio station will serve as the emcee.
Family and children’s programs include From Latin Beats to Tiny Feet, a free performance on Sept.24 with La Familia Peña-Govea and youth ensemble Futuro Picante. On Oct. 21, children can help build a Dia de los Muertos altar at the Bernal Heights Branch Library. And the Library’s third annual Tricycle Music Fest West has a special Latin theme this year with three free concerts featuring Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. On Nov. 5, teens will participate in a special Latin dance competition at the Main Library. See a complete list of programs below.
Ever more deets after the jump
These critters have only an inch or so of ledge on San Francisco’s Main Public Library in Civic Center (right across the street from the Most Expensive Burger King in the World, Where They Knoweth Not of the Buck Double.)
This is about the only horizontal surface left in the area not covered with those anti-pigeon spikes.
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Poor little fellers…
Here’s a part of the ephemera and whatnot they’ve got down there – a useful map of the bay area with all the landmarks and cities laid out.
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“San Francisco Eats showcases the culinary delights that can be found in the San Francisco Public Library’s collections dating back to the mid 19th century and will serve as a visual feast for visitors of all ages. From the Gold Rush to Slow Food, San Francisco has never stopped being a beacon of gastronomic delight.
This exhibition includes menus, historical photographs, an array of food writers, cookbooks and culinary history, ephemera such as coasters and matchbooks, and San Francisco food inventions, including gadgets and signature dishes.
Exhibition is on view in both the Jewett Gallery, Lower Level and Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor.
The San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to building its collections and welcomes your donations. For more information on how to submit or donate, contact the San Francisco History Center at 415-557-4567.
Check out the Opening Program: Food for Thought Podcast
Related Exhibitions and Events
- *San Francisco Eats
- Saturday, December 11, 2010 – Sunday, March 20, 2011
Main Library, Skylight Gallery – 6th Floor
- Saved by the Sea
- Saturday, February 12, 2011
- *Lights! Camera! Cuisine!
- Saturday, February 12, 2011
- The San Francisco Cliff House
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
- Western Addition’s “On the Same Page” Book Discussion Group
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
- *The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
- Saturday, February 19, 2011
- *Mochitsuki — Japanese Rice Cake Making Party by Kagami Kai
- Saturday, February 19, 2011
- Eddie Madril, Native American Storyteller & Dancer
- Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Main Library, Children’s Center – 2nd Floor
- Thursday, March 3, 2011
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B
- An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher
- Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A and B
- A Little Piece of Earth
- Saturday, March 19, 2011
Grab Your Hat: “Full Signal” Documentary on Wireless Hazards Plays This Afternoon at Our Main Public LibraryWednesday, November 10th, 2010
So grab your (tin foil) hat and get over there, if you want.
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“A free screening of an extraordinary new film depicting an emerging global public health issue from the widespread, unchecked proliferation of wireless technologies. This one-hour documentary by Talal Jabari was filmed in 10 countries and features some of the world’s top scientific experts on the biological effects of microwave radiation. After the screening, there will be 45 minutes for a Q&A with environmental activist Camilla Rees, founder of ElectromagneticHealth.org and the co-author, of Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution. She will be joined by Bay Area activist Ellie Marks, of the California Brain Tumor Association and national advocate for cell phone safety; long-time San Francisco cell tower activist Doug Loranger of San Francisco Neighborhood Antenna-Free Union (SNAFU); and activist Melissa Weaver of the EMF Safety Network.
Watch the Full Signal trailer here:http://www.fullsignalmovie.com/trailer-credits.html.
Sponsored by the Stegner Environmental Center. A Green Stacks program.”