Selections from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor The canine-- humankind’s best friend, celebrated in literature, art, cinema, cartoons, and this year--at the San Francisco Public Library! A Dog’s Life (With a Special Appearance by Cats) is a comic take on dogs and their sometime sidekicks, cats. Drawn from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor, the annual wit & humor exhibition features the work of New Yorker and Punch magazine artists, as well as the old New York Life magazine; classic and beloved characters from newspapers and comic books; and a little look-see at doggish anecdotes and illustrations from around the world. Presented by the Book Arts & Special Collections Center, the exhibition opens April 1, and continues through May 31, in the Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor, Main Library. Related exhibitions and programs: Dog Me Around: Comic dog portraits by Berkeley artist Irene Dogmatic. Skylight Gallery wall cases, Sixth Floor, Main Library. April 1 through May 31, 2010. Perfectly Beastly: Exemplary Books on the Animal Condition. Exhibition presented by the General Collections & Humanities Center, Third Floor display case, Main Library. April 1 through May 31, 2010. A selection of children's books It’s Raining Dogs and Cats is on view in the Fisher Children’s Center, Second Floor, Main Library. April 1 through May 31, 2010 Horses, Horses, Horses: Work, Rescue, Retirement: an exhibition on the life of retired San Francisco Police horses. After years of faithfully serving San Francisco as members of the Police Department's Mounted Unit, these horses retire to lush pastures on a Sonoma County Ranch, enjoying a life free of work and riders. In the Business, Science, & Technology Center, Fourth Floor, Main Library. April 1 through May 31, 2010. The library’s Audio-Visual Center presents Thursdays at Noon: Canines on Camera, featuring Bolt (April 1), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (April 8), Hound of the Baskervilles (April 15), Year of the Dog (April 22), and Best in Show (April 29). In the Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, Main Library, 12 noon. Dark Water Rising: A showing of the documentary Dark Water Rising:Survival Stories of Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescues, with panel presentation. In the Koret Auditorium, April 28, 2010, 6:00pm – 7:30pm.