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Wednesday, May 31

2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit: “Bombs Away: Humor Goes to War” | Final Day
Wednesday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit:

Every year during the month of April, the San Francisco Public Library presents a Wit & Humor exhibit at the Main Branch. Naturally, the opening day is April Fool’s Day. The exhibit is on display April 1 – May 31, 2017. How did the average reader and soldiers ...

Such a Nasty Woman: Female Authors Respond to Trump | SF Main Library
Wednesday, May 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
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Such a Nasty Woman: Female Authors Respond to Trump | SF Main Library

As part of Litquake’s ongoing series of writers responding to Trump, No Shadow Without Light, this event shines a spotlight on the Nasty Women.
This panel of brave, outspoken, and articulate authors will ask some tough questions: How can women hold their ground in such a …

Thursday, June 1

Radar’s Annual Birthday & SuperStar Pride Program | SF Main Library
Thursday, June 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Radar's Annual Birthday & SuperStar Pride Program | SF Main Library

Join Radar for its annual birthday and SuperStar Pride Program. On stage tonight are Ana María Montenegro, Clement Goldberg and MariNaomi. Hosted by Juliana Delgado Lopera and sponsored by the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center of San Francisco Public Library.

Saturday, June 3

“Bastard out of Carolina” Book Discussion with Dorothy Allison | SF Main Library
Saturday, June 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

The James C. Hormel Center welcomes Dorothy Allison, author of the May On the Same Page selection, Bastard out of Carolina. Allison will talk about this iconic work and share some of her recent projects.

Sunday, June 4

Black History: Bay Area Authors Speak Out | SF Main Library
Sunday, June 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Black History: Bay Area Authors Speak Out | SF Main Library

Come and listen as Bay Area authors speak out on Black History.

Sarah Ladipo Manyika – author of “Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun”
Francine Thomas Howard – author of “The Daughter of Union County”
Meres-Sia Gabriel – author of “I Twirl in the Smoke”
Moderator …

Wednesday, June 7

The History of Alcatraz: From Post To Park | SF Main Library
Wednesday, June 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
The History of Alcatraz: From Post To Park | SF Main Library

Join them as Park Ranger John Cantwell talks about the history of Alcatraz from its days as a military post to life as a national park. He will discuss the famous inmates such as Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz and other historical moments of …

Thursday, June 8

Rita Liberti & Maureen M. Smith Book Discussion | SF Main Library
Thursday, June 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Rita Liberti & Maureen M. Smith Book Discussion | SF Main Library

Bay Area authors, Rita Liberti and Maureen M. Smith will read from their book San Francisco Bay Area Sports and do a Q/A session with the audience.
This is a Games & Gaming program from SFPL. Game on. Challenge yourself with their board games, video games …

Saturday, June 10

“Patient No More” Exhibition Opening | SF Main Library
Saturday, June 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Meet the curators of the exhibit Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights and participants in the protest that secured the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Join them when Catherine Kudlick, Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, Judith Heumann, 504 lead organizer …

Wednesday, October 25

Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
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Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library

Starting this April, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library. ...


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