The 2016 book is Carey Perloff’s Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater, published locally by City Lights Foundation Books. Perloff’s personal and professional journey—her life as a woman in a male-dominated profession, as a wife and mother, a playwright, director, producer, arts advocate, and citizen in a city erupting with enormous change. She offers a behind-the-scenes perspective, including her intimate working experiences with well-known actors, directors, and writers.
Carey Perloff is a playwright and current artistic director of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco. Perloff writes and lectures regularly about the American theater and about issues in culture and contemporary life that are close to her heart. She and her husband have two children: Alexandra, and Nicholas, best known as the electronic music producer Flaxo.
Noisebridge, San Francisco’s coolest hackerspace, comes to the library as part of San Francisco’s citywide book club, One City One Book, reading Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother.
Mitch Altman will teach you all of the skills you need to solder stuff together in one session. Electronic kits to make cool, practical, intriguing, hackable things that you can bring home after you make them will be available for purchase.
You are free to bring your own electronics and solder that if you want.
– Doors open 10 minutes before the start time. – There’s limited space for 20 people at each event, first come, first served. – Ages 13 and up