Unless otherwise noted all programs will be presented in English. All programs and events are free and open to the public.
12:00 - 12:45
6:00 - 7:30
Glenn R. Stewart of the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group and Nick Dunlop, photographer, will discuss falcons in a changing world. Their presentation will be accompanied by Dunlop's extraordinary photographs and video of wild peregrine falcons in the Bay Area, and a tame falcon on stage.
Falcons that once nested in remote cliffs are now nesting in cities on man-made structures such as buildings and bridges. In 1970 there were only two known nesting pairs of peregrines in California; today the population has recovered to over 250 known nesting pairs, including several in the Bay Area.
Sponsored by the the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center and The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
Nick Dunlop - photo of young peregrines. Visit his website at: http://www.nickdunlop.com/
12:00 - 2:00
De Lovely (2004, 125 minutes)
Starring Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, and Allan Corduner, De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light - including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter.
4:30 - 7:00
6:30 - 7:30
Join us for a reading and booksigning with Alysia Abbott, author of Fairyland, a vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father.After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve Abbott moves with his two-year-old daughter to San Francisco. There they discover a city in the midst of revolution, bustling with gay men in search of liberation—few of whom are raising a child.
In Alysia’s teens, Steve’s friends—several of whom she has befriended—fall ill as AIDS starts its rampage through their community. While Alysia is studying in New York and then in France, her father tells her it’s time to come home; he’s sick with AIDS. Alysia must choose whether to take on the responsibility of caring for her father or continue the independent life she has worked so hard to create.
Reconstructing their life together from a remarkable cache of her father’s journals, letters, and writings, Alysia Abbott gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic time in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father’s legacy and a daughter’s love.
This event is co-sponsored by the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center and the San Francisco History Center.
11:30 - 6:30
10:00 - 5:00
talk and demo of Chinese & English E-books
12:00 - 5:00
The event includes talk and demo : how to find and download Chinese eBooks. Websites & APPs.
Hands-on : Varieties of eReaders and tablets are available for the public to experience Chinese eBooks.
Authors eBook talk & Chinese eBook class.
2:00 - 4:30
Poets, films, Black LGBT book sell, community oral history.
3:30 - 5:00
Come learn the ancient art of jewelry making!!!
Jeweler Extraordinaire Chelsee Robinson will guide you in learning the latest techniques & applications. Work with real stones, crystals, beads and more to create a beautiful necklace, bracelet or earrings!!! All materials provided. Space is limited. To reserve a spot please contact Eric Hannan at 415-557-4426 or email@example.com
*Funded by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.