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Rock, Play, Learn at the Library! San Francisco Public Library and San Mateo County Library offer 29 Free Concerts for Families!

CONTACT:

Michelle Jeffers
Public Relations Officer, SFPL
415 557-4282
mjeffers@sfpl.org

Anna Koch
Library Services Manager, SMCL
P: (650) 312-5205
Koch@smcl.org

Rock, Play, Learn at the Library!

San Francisco Public Library and San Mateo County Library

offer 29 free concerts for families!

The San Francisco Public Library and San Mateo County Library are partnering up to present Tricycle Music Fest the biggest little music fest on the West Coast, combining 9 award-winning performers, 28 libraries and more than two months of shaking, rattling and rolling for kids around the Bay Area—all in the name of literacy!

Taking place every weekend in September, October and early November, Tricycle Music Fest features 29 free concerts by the coolest kindie rock performers

The music festival recognizes the remarkable value of song—and rhythm and rhyme—in establishing children’s early literacy skills.  Think indie music– family style– and libraries and you have the essence of Tricycle Music Fest.

“Music unites us all.  For young children, musical experiences, including singing and dancing, are essential to build early literacy skills. It’s thrilling to work with San Mateo County Library to engage even more families through music at the library,” said Christy Estrovitz, early literacy coordinator for San Francisco Public Library.

Families are among the libraries’ most active users and Tricycle Music Fest is an opportunity to acknowledge their support as well as to highlight the value of the libraries as a source for entertainment, inspiration and school readiness.

Featured performers include The Okee Dokee Brothers (2013 Grammy Winners), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band (People Magazine’s #1 Cool Kids Album pick), and Aaron Nigel Smith (Between the Lions).

Tricycle Music Fest is free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit sfpl.org/tricycle and smcl.org/tricycle.

TRICYCLE MUSIC FEST SCHEDULE:

The Not-Its!

Saturday, September 7at 11 am, Mission Branch Library

Saturday, September 7at 3 pm, Portola Branch Library

Sunday, September 8 at 11 am, Mission Blue Center in Brisbane

Sunday, September 8 at 2 pm, Belmont Library

 

The Corner Laughers

Saturday, September 14 at 11 am, Parkside Branch Library

Saturday, September 14 at 2 pm, Portola Valley Library

Saturday, November 2 at 1 pm, San Carlos Library

 

The Hipwaders

Saturday, September 21 at 11 am Redwood City Fair Oaks Library

Saturday, September 21 at 3 pm, Presidio Branch Library

 

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Saturday, September 28 at 11 am, Half Moon Bay Library

Saturday, September 28 at 3 pm, Potrero Branch Library

Sunday, September 29 at 1:30 pm Pacifica Fog Fest

 

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Saturday, October 5 at 10:30 am, Foster City Library

Saturday, October 5 at 1 pm, Ortega Branch Library

Saturday, October 5 at 4 pm, Bernal Heights Library

Sunday, October 6 at 11 am, Pescadero Elementary School

 

Cat Doorman

Saturday, October 12 at 11 am, Excelsior Branch Library

Saturday, October 12 at 2 pm, Woodside Library

Sunday, October 13 at 3 pm, Marina Branch Library

 

The Pop Ups

Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 pm, Park Branch Library

Saturday, October 19 at 4 pm, Merced Branch Library

Saturday, October 19 at 10 am, Brisbane Library

Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm, Atherton Library

 

Alison Faith Levy

Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm, West Portal Branch Library

 

Aaron Nigel Smith, Finale Weekend

Saturday, October 26 at 3 pm, Western Addition Branch Library

Saturday, October 26 at 11 am, East Palo Alto Library

Sunday, October 27 at 10:30 am, Millbrae Library

Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

 

About Tricycle Music Fest

The Tricycle Music Fest was created by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County in 2007 and has since become a popular annual concert series celebrating families, community and libraries. This year, San Francisco Public Library and San Mateo County Library partner to host the largest family rock fest on the West Coast featuring the best music the kindie rock genre.

 

*Sponsors

Concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Mateo County Library.

San Francisco Public Library Budget Approved

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                               
MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Jeffers
(415) 557-4282; mjeffers@sfpl.org

July 18, 2013                                                               (

San Francisco Public Library Budget Approved

Robust city funding will support more library hours, expanded collection of materials, a new Teen Center, plus technology innovations and facilities improvements

San Francisco Public Library users will enjoy expanded service hours, an enhanced book collection, capital funding for a new Teen Center, and significant digital investments thanks to the Library’s increased budget which was approved this week as part of the full city & county of San Francisco budget. SFPL’s operating budget for fiscal year 2013-14 is $100.4 million, an approximate 8 percent increase from the previous year. The San Francisco Public Library system includes the Main Library and 27 branches.

The robust and healthy budget will allow San Francisco Public Library to add a total of 36 hours per week at 18 branch libraries this fiscal year, including adding three more days of service at three neighborhood libraries: Glen Park, Noe Valley and Park branch libraries. Additionally, three Main Library centers: the Deaf Services Center, the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled and the San Francisco History Center will also see their hours increase this year.

The expansion of hours was the result of a year-long community process to gather feedback on library use and demand for services, and included the addition of 20 hours and three additional days of service at the Mission Bay, Portola and Visitacion Valley branches, which went into effect in the 12-13 fiscal year.

Other budget highlights for the Library include:

  • Healthy allocations to the books and materials budget, particularly for e-resources;
  • Capital investments for a new Teen Center/Teen Digital Media Lab to be built inside the Main Library;
  • Enhancements to library technology, including expanded bandwidth and increased access to public computing resources.

“The budget is a testament to the outstanding support from San Franciscan’s and a healthy return on their investment in the library’s funding set-aside which was passed by the voters in 2007 as the Library Preservation Fund,” said City Librarian Luis Herrera. “I’m particularly pleased that the budget is paving the way for the future of our community, with strong investments in a new space for teens, financial support for revising and expanding library hours for the public, investments in digital technology and maintenance of our wonderful neighborhood libraries.”

Brand & Connect – Jobs & Careers Center at the San Francisco Main Library Offers Two New Classes for Job Seekers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 17, 2013

Brand & Connect

Jobs & Careers Center at the San Francisco Main Library Offers Two New Classes for Job Seekers

San Francisco Public Library’s Jobs & Careers Center at the Main Library is offering two new classes in August to help job seekers in their career search.

In the workshop Branding Yourself for the Job Market, executive transition coach Julie Kramer will tell jobseekers why, when and how to brand themselves in the competitive job marketplace. She will explain the job market game in a new way, moving job seekers into action through a lifetime of job changes.  Coach Julie has 30 years experience coaching in many different corporate environments, with more than 100 start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

Branding Yourself for the Job Markets – Thursday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, lower level, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

A LinkedIn profile is one the first places employers look when they are considering contacting potential hires.  In the workshop, Find Your Dream Job Using LinkedIn, instructor Daniel O. Michael will show jobseekers how to make sure their profile is found by the right people and looks the most professional and credible to today’s hiring managers.  In this class, participants will learn how to build a brand, choose the best picture, tagline and summary, highlight past experiences, connect with others, search for jobs and people, and other ways of optimizing a LinkedIn profile. Michael has worked for 25 years as a job developer, coordinator and director of numerous work rehab/social entrepreneurial programs in nonprofit, government and small business environments.

Find Your Dream Job Using LinkedInThursday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, lower level, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

These two classes are among the dozens of classes offered each month at San Francisco Public Library’s Main Library and neighborhood branches to help job seekers in today’s market. Find more at sfpl.org/classes

MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Jeffers
(415) 557-4282; mjeffers@sfpl.org

Donya Drummond, Jobs & Career Librarian
ddrummond@sfpl.org