News Release - October 8, 2008

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2008

Contact: Marcia Schneider (415) 557-4252

mschneider@sfpl.org

Award winning author David Macaulay Visits S.F. Main Library

New book explains The Way We Work

Ever wonder what happens to broccoli, once your teeth are done with it? Or how your eyes turn in the same direction at the same time? Most people don't give much thought to these and countless other everyday tasks our bodies accomplish. And yet, of all the complex things we will encounter, the human body may be the most remarkable of all - and certainly the most important to each of us.

In his new book, The Way We Work, MacArthur Fellow and award winner David Macaulay turns his attention from the way things work to the way we work. Using his unique perspective and slightly irreverent humor, Macaulay leads his readers, young and old, on a highly visual journey through the basic workings of the human body. David Macaulay will present a program based on this book on Tuesday, Oct.14 at 6 p.m. in the Main Library's Koret Auditorium.

David Macaulay is the creator of the brilliant international bestseller, The Way Things Work, which was expanded, updated and renamed The New Way Things Work in 1998. It is a great book to browse and a gold mine of information. Macaulay is also well known for his architectural explorations, such as Castle, Pyramid, and City. He appeared in five television programs based on these books, which aired on PBS. The range and breadth of his talent is also showcased in light hearted picture books, such as Black and White, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1991.

The Way We Work and other titles will be available for sale and signing before the program starts in the Fisher Children's Center on the 2nd floor of the Main Library, and after the program on the lower level, just outside the Koret Auditorium.

The San Francisco Main Library is located at 100 Larkin Street in the Civic Center and is accessible by Muni and BART. All programs at the Library are free. For more information, please call (415) 557-4272.

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