Reverend Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani, Dr. Robert Lustig, Will Durst and More

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March 27, 2013

Reverend Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani, Dr. Robert Lustig,

Will Durst and More

April Author Visits at San Francisco Public Library

The San Francisco Main Library hosts several exciting author visits and performers this April.

Elect to Laugh: An Evening with Will Durst

Image of Will DurstJoin us for an evening with premier political satirist Will Durst. The New York Times calls him “possibly the best political comic in the country.”  

April 3, 6:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

Related exhibition:  On the Clock: A Playful Guide to the Working Life. Selections from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor. Main Library, Skylight Gallery.

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise:  An Evening with Dr. Robert Lustig

Image of Dr. Lustig's bookCan sugar threaten your health? Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor at UC-San Francisco and Director of the UCSF Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH), says it can. He calls sugar one of the major causes of obesity and chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Lustig will talk about his new book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

April 9, 6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

Image of Cecil Williams' bookBeyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide  The Rev. Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani have been working since 1967 to make Glide Memorial United Methodist Church the spiritual soul of San Francisco. Hear them speak about their efforts, in an engaging conversation with Bevan Dufty, the director of the city’s HOPE (Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement) and a former San Francisco supervisor.

April 10, 6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

All programs at the Library are free. Supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.