Kodakan: Pilipinos in the City SF Main Library Exhibit – Filipino American Center – Oct. 19-Jan 23

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Sept. 25, 2013

 

Kodakan: Pilipinos in the City

SF Main Library Exhibit – Filipino American Center – Oct. 19-Jan 23

 

Kodakan, verb – the generic Filpino term for taking photos derived from the known camera brand Kodak. Example: “Kodakan na! It’s picturing taking time!” Synonym: “piktyur piktyur” or “piktyuran na”

 

Kodakan imageWhat does it mean to be Filipino in San Francisco? And how do we tell our stories by posing for the camera? The Kodakan exhibit, presented by Kularts and going on view in the San Francisco Main Library’s Filipino American Center, explores changing expressions of Filipino cultural identity through the simple act of snapshot photography. Inspired by images in the book Filipinos in San Francisco and the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, artists Wilfred Galila and Peggy Peralta, with assistance from Cece Carpio, create playful photo homages to the vintage photos. Accompanied by videos, poetry, and interview snippets, the artists share the varied faces and stories of the San Francisco Pilipino American community.

 

Related Program:

Meet the Artists & Discussion Panel – Saturday, October 19, 12:30  p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Presented in partnership with Filipino American International Book Festival.

 

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

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Filipino American International Book Festival II – October 18, 19 & 20 at SF Main Library

Filipino American International Book Festival II

October 18, 19 & 20 at SF Main Library

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, San Francisco Public Library will be hosting the second, bi-annual Filipino American International Book Festival (FilBookfest II) at the SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St., on Oct. 18, 19& 20.

The theme of this year’s literary event is expressed in a layered title in Tagalog and English. It begins in Tagalog with “Likhâ ng Lahi” (literature of the people) and flows into the second part in English: “Writing Our Way Home: Shaping Tradition, History and Culture.”

Filipino American Book FestivalLike the successful Filbookfest I, held at the Main Library in 2011, Filbookfest II will showcase the richness of Philippine culture through books, the visual and culinary arts, and music. The three-day festival opens Oct. 18 with three film documentaries based on award-winning books written by prominent artists from the Philippines. Musician and writer Richie Quirino will screen his documentary about Filipino jazz based on his award-winning book Pinoy Jazz Traditions. Noted film historian, director and author Nick Deocampo will travel from Manila to present two of his documentaries, one on Spanish influences in early Philippine cinema and another on American influences based on his books that are highly regarded.

Oct. 19 and 20 will feature award-winning authors and artists from the Philippines and the U.S. including Evelina Galang, Criselda Yabes, Dean Francis Alfar, Jon Pineda and Claude Tayag. There also will be story-telling for children, plus workshops and lectures on a variety of topics including self-publishing, blogging, and endangered Philippine species. A panel on Carlos Bulosan, one of the most revered pioneers of Fil-Am literature, which feature professors Dawn Mabalon, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, and Dan Gonzales of San Francisco State University and authors Lou Syquia and Oscar Penaranda (moderator). The library events will close with a balagtasan, a poetic debate/joust that is unique to the Philippines and was a big hit in the 2011 book festival.

Throughout the festival, book sales and signings will be available.  Supporters of the festival include the University of San Francisco, Chevron, San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival, and FANHS. The festival is presented by the Filipino American Center of the San Francisco Public Library, in conjunction with Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) and the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco.

Find the complete schedule for FilBookFest II at www.sfpl.org/filbookfest

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

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One City One Book Author Cory Doctorow at SF Main Library, Oct. 2

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Sept. 19, 2013

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

One City One Book Author Cory Doctorow at SF Main Library, Oct. 2

This year’s selection is Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Image of Cory DoctorowTo highlight this year’s One City One Book: San Francisco Reads program, acclaimed author Cory Doctorow will be featured at the San Francisco Main Library on Oct. 2, speaking about his prescient and timely novel, Little Brother. Doctorow will be in conversation with security expert Nico Sell. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

Nico Sell, a security expert and longtime organizer for Defcon, is the cofounder of Wickr, a free app that provides military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages and the best available privacy, anonymity and secure file shredding features.

Book sales and signings will follow the talk.

About the Book:

Cover image of Little BrotherMarcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only 17 years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days. When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.

 

Little Brother is available at all San Francisco Public Libraries and also can be downloaded for FREE: http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/

 

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Black Power TV: African Americans & the Media

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Sept. 12, 2013

 

Black Power TV: African Americans & the Media

San Francisco Main Library, Sept. 29, 2 p.m.

 

San Francisco novelist, playwright, poet and city official Jewelle Gomez and Devorah Heitner, the author of Black Power TV, will come together for a conversation about a revolutionary time in black media history, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m., at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

 

Cover of Black Power TVIn her new book, Black Power TV, Heitner chronicles the emergence of Black public affairs television starting in 1968. From San Francisco’s Vibrations for a New People to Boston’s Say Brother, to the national shows such as Black Journal and Soul!, these groundbreaking television programs irrevocably changed the television industry from the inside out. Many incredible media makers and activists got their start on these programs.  For example, Gomez began her artistic career at Boston’s Say Brother as a 19-year-old college student in 1968. Find information about the book at http://blackpowertv.com/

 

“When television shows produced by and for African Americans hit the airwaves, their unique and previously ignored perspectives were broadcast into American households for the first time,” said Gomez. “Programs created by Blacks, for Black audiences, revolutionized what people of color expected from public and commercial television. Heitner’s dramatic account of African Americans’ late-1960s breakthrough onto broadcast TV highlights the enduring significance of their achievement.”
Say Brother cast 1968

Media Contacts:

Michelle Jeffers, SFPL, (415) 557-4282; mjeffers@sfpl.org

Devorah Heitner, (773) 865-5653; devorah.heitner@gmail.com

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A Little Piece of Mexico: Postcards of Guillermo Kahlo and His Contemporaries

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August 22, 2013

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

 

A Little Piece of Mexico:

Postcards of Guillermo Kahlo and His Contemporaries

 

Main Library, Jewett Gallery, Sept. 14 through Dec. 29, 2013

 

Of all the postcards of all the countries, Mexican postcards are unique.  Mexico in the early 1900s was practically unknown territory, rich in a diversity of people, customs and ethnic dresses and a place of conflicts and wars, generals and traitors, beautiful women and dangerous men, stunning landscapes, volcanoes, rivers, baroque architecture and thousand year old pyramids. All of it engaging to the eye and the camera.

PostcardA Little Piece of Mexico:  Postcards of Guillermo Kahlo and His Contemporaries explores Mexico from the turn of the last century through its postcards. The exhibit features the work of international photographers Willhelm Kahlo – a German photographer who nationalized his name to Guillermo (and the father of Frida); Abel Briquet (France), F. Leon (Oaxaca); Caecilie Seler (Germany), CB Waite (US), and Felix Miret (Mexico).

 

This exhibition, on view in the San Francisco Main Library’s Jewett Gallery,  100 Larkin St., Sept. 14 through Dec. 29, is drawn from the private collection of postcards owned by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía.

 

These post cards were sold in all sorts of venues, bookstores, cafes, restaurants, tourist sites and bus stops.  Looking at these images it is easy to reassemble a picture of Mexico prior to the 1910 revolution. The exhibition will remember the work of these important photographers. It will show Mexico City and its environs as it was more than 100 years ago and show a photographic history of the country through images of its architecture, landscape and people. More than 200 postcards will be on view in this exhibit, in addition to expanded reproductions of many of the postcards in an effort to show their striking images and details.

 

PostcardThe exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs of San Francisco State University, and the City Lights Foundation.

 

Related Programs:

 

Exhibit Opening Event with San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía – Sept. 14, 1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

 

Gone But Not Forgotten: Correspondence Calaveras for Dio de los Muertos – Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m., Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room, 100 Larkin St.

Jennie Hinchcliff and members of the SF Correspondence Co-op celebrate Dio de los Muertos. Attendees are encouraged to write, reflect, and correspond with loved ones — creating short poems known as calaveras – in the spirit of the holiday. Artwork created during the afternoon can be kept as a keepsake or mailed to friends; all artwork completed and mailed from the event will receive a commemorative hand cancellation.”

 

Virgin Guadalupe Celebration – Dec. 14, 2 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

 

Also join us for ¡Viva! San Francisco Public Library’s Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, featuring music, arts, films, crafts and more, for all ages, in September and October 2013.

 

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Tales from Two Cities: Writing From California

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August 21, 2013

 

Tales from Two Cities: Writing From California

Literary Conference, October 4 and 5, 2013, SF Main Library

Featuring Armistead Maupin, Tobias Wolff, Kevin Starr & More

What’s regional about Northern California writers and writing?  What’s Californian about it?  San Francisco Public Library will host a day and a half of discussions, readings, and interviews that explore the literary and publishing landscape of the Bay Area in Tales from Two Cities: Writing from California.  The literary conference, free and open to the public, begins Friday Oct. 4and continues all day Saturday Oct. 5, at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St., in San Francisco’s Civic Center.

Featured is Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin, who will be conversation with David Ulin, author, book critic and former Book Editor of the Los Angeles Times, on Oct. 4.

Other authors, editors, historians and booksellers include Dana Gioia, Kevin Starr, John Tayman, Ellen Ullman, Tobias Wolff, Kim Stanley Robinson, Karen Tei Yamashita, David Talbot, Gary Kamiya, Elaine Katzenberger, Oscar Villalon, Jane Ganahl, Frances Dinkelspiel, Ursula Heise, Peter Richardson, Laura Cogan, Will Hearst, Faith Adiele, Anthea Hartig, Michelle Tea and Phil Bronstein.

A second conference will explore writers and writing in Southern California, which will be held at the Los Angeles Public Library on Feb. 21 and 22, 2014.

Sponsors include: The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; FORA.TV; Friends of the San Francisco Public Library; and The Library Foundation of Los Angeles. For more information, go to talesfromtwocities.com.

Media Contact:

Michelle Jeffers

(415) 557-4282; mjeffers@sfpl.org

Or: writingfromCA@dornsife.usc.edu

 

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Scavanger Hunts, Digital Security, StoryCorps Sessions, Films and More Featured for One City One Book Fall 2013

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

August 15, 2013

Scavanger Hunts, Digital Security, StoryCorps Sessions, Films and More Featured for One City One Book Fall 2013

This year’s selection is Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

San Francisco Public Library’s One City One Book program for 2013 will feature a fall schedule filled with special events that play off the themes of this year’s book, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.  From a tech-focused scavenger hunt to digital privacy and security discussions, from films about hackers to crafting classes and legos workshops, plus find multiple chances to tell your own San Francisco stories for StoryCorps, the nationally known oral history project.

About the Book:

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only 17 years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days. When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.

Little Brother is available at all San Francisco Public Libraries and also can be downloaded for FREE: http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/

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Schedule of Events

 

Rogue Agent! The One City One Book 2013 Scavenger Hunt

Sept. 14, Check-in 1 p.m., Hunt begins 2 p.m., San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. steps.

A rogue government operative has a plan that will jeopardize the privacy of all citizens, and it’s up to you and your team to help stop him/her before time runs out! Scour the Library and the streets of San Francisco to solve clues, crack codes, and help bring the perpetrator to justice in this information-based scavenger hunt based on Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother. 

Assemble a crack team of puzzle solvers, and bring your wits, a spirit of adventure, and your best walking shoes. The One City One Book Hunt is FREE, but you must register your team online before Friday, Sept. 13 in order to play. Find more information and register your team here: http://www.mastermindhunts.com/one-city-one-book-registration
http://www.mastermindhunts.com/one-city-one-book-faq

One City One Book Author Cory Doctorow in Conversation with Nico Sell

Oct. 2, 6 p.m., San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

Image of authorCory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema and Little Brother and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

Nico Sell, a security expert and longtime organizer for Defcon, is the cofounder of Wickr, a free app that provides military-grade encryption of text, picture, audio and video messages and the best available privacy, anonymity and secure file shredding features.

Book sales and signing follow.

One City One Book and the Bookmobile at Litquake’s Lit Crawl!

Oct. 19, Valencia Street, San Francisco

SFPL’s Bookmobile will be parked along the Litquake Lit Crawl route (check the map). Check out books and DVDs and get a library card. Drop by throughout the evening for Little Brother book giveaways, free swag and to snap a picture in the LB cover blow-up. #ocobsf13

Digital Security and Privacy Discussions

Online Privacy Tools

Sept. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Ingleside Branch Library, 1298 Ocean Ave.

Privacy is both an essential factor in computer security as well as an essential human and civil right.  The more data can be collected about us (with or without our awareness or approval), the more vulnerable we are. We will look at a handful of tools that may help us protect our online communications and decrease the amount of (meta-)data available to any three-letter-agency. Jan Schaumann is, serendipitously, a Staff Security Engineer at Twitter and an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology.  https://twitter.com/jschauma.

 

Could It Happen Here? Little Brother in San Francisco 2013
Sept. 24, 6 p.m., San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother may already be five years old, but its “day after tomorrow” setting seems closer than ever to reality. From the Occupy protests to newly revealed government surveillance programs, the real-world San Francisco is starting to look more and more like Doctorow’s version. But how close is it, really?  In this panel, held during Banned Books Week, tech policy experts, computer programmers, and crypto activists, including staff from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will discuss some of the key elements and technologies described in the novel. Could the events Doctorow describes happen here? Have we already seen some of them happen?

Concepts in Crypto with Electronic Frontier Foundation

Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Western Addition Branch Library, 1550 Scott St., San Francisco
Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., San Francisco Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room

Cryptography is not just an essential tool for communicating securely even when people are trying to listen in, but an important component of technological literacy. But it can also be intimidating and difficult to understand. In this workshop, Micah Lee and Parker Higgins from the Electronic Frontier Foundation give an introduction to some of the basic building blocks of encryption. Micah Lee is a staff technologist for EFF and the project maintainer of HTTPS Everywhere. An avid GNU/Linux user, he has been writing code in a variety of languages for a variety of platforms for over a decade. Parker Higgins is an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in issues at the intersection of freedom of speech and copyright, trademark, and patent law.

Your Civil Liberties as a Digital Citizen
Oct. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

An overview of what your rights are – and aren’t – in the digital world, along with online safety and privacy recommendations. As Senior Director of Trust and Safety at Twitter, Del Harvey works to define policy and to ensure user safety and security in the challenging realm of modern social media. Prior to joining Twitter in 2008, she spent five years as the co-administrator and law enforcement liaison for a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, working with agencies ranging from local police  to the FBI, U.S. Marshals, and Secret Service.

Protecting Your Privacy Online

Oct. 7, 7-8 p.m., Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave., San Francisco

Oct. 30, 7-8 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission St., San Francisco

This hands-on session will teach how to protect your privacy on the Internet with privacy tools including: encrypted Off-The-Record chat using Pidgin or Adium, and anonymous browsing using the Tor Browser Bundle. We will be installing and using software, so you will get the most out of it if you can bring a laptop. If you can’t bring a laptop, you are welcome to come and listen or find a buddy. Jacob Hoffman-Andrews works on security issues as a programmer at Twitter.

StoryCorps @ Your Library – Record Your San Francisco Story

Take part in One City One Book: San Francisco Reads by recording your own truly San Francisco story as part of StoryCorps @ Your Library. StoryCorps is one of the largest national oral history projects of its kind. We are recording stories around the themes of the book and about growing up in San Francisco – tell us about your high school experience, your neighborhood and family, or social justice efforts you participated in, here in the Bay Area.

Schedule an appointment to record your San Francisco story by calling (415) 557-4277 or email at publicaffairs@sfpl.org

Interviews are collected as part of StoryCorps @ your library, a project of the American Library Association and StoryCorps. Funding for StoryCorps @ your library is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information at www.storycorps.org

Recording Times and Locations


Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval St.

Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m.

Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

Stong Room – 1st Floor

Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Sept. 22, 1-5 pm.

Oct. 6, 1-5 p.m.

Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Glen Park, 2825 Diamond St.

Sept. 25, 4-7 p.m.

Ocean View, 345 Randolph St.

Sept. 28, 2-5 p.m.

Golden Gate Valley, 1801 Green St.

Oct. 5, 2-5 p.m.

Bernal Heights, 500 Cortland Ave.

Oct. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Anza, 550 37th Ave.

Oct. 19, 2-5 p.m.

Craft, Hack, Build Activities

LEGO Robotics: Hack a Robot!
Sept. 28, 2-5 p.m., SF Main Library, Children’s Center-2nd Floor, 100 Larkin St.

Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m., SF Main Library, Children’s Center-2nd Floor, 100 Larkin St.

At this workshop teens and tweens will learn how to assemble a motorized LEGO robot and to program it to do various actions such as follow the sound of your handclap or avoid obstacles in its path. Ages 11-19. Workshop space is extremely limited. To register for a spot in the workshop or to add your name to the waitlist, please contact Eric Hannan at ehannan@sfpl.org or 415-557-4426.

LED Robot Plushie Workshop + Little Brother Book Discussion

Learn how to light-up your craft projects with Amelia Strader, owner and founder of mobile crafting workshop GoGo Craft.  She will take you step-by-step through the process of making and then adding LEDs to this adorable robot plushie.  Materials included.  While you craft, you can chat about SFPL’s One City One Book – Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, which features teens using technology for fun, a little mayhem, and to defend civil rights. For teens, ages 13 and up. Limited to 12 participants. Contact the branch to sign-up in advance.

Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m., Portola Branch Library, 380 Bacon St.
Sept. 18, 3 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission St.
Sept. 28, 2:30 p.m., Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell St.

Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m., Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th St.

Oct. 19, 2 p.m., West Portal Branch Library. 1550 Scott St.
Oct. 23, 5 p.m., Bayview Branch Library, 5075 Third St.

Oct. 25, 3 p.m., Glen Park Branch Library, 2825 Diamond St.

Oct. 26, 1 p.m., SF Main Library, Children’s Center, 100 Larkin St.

Nov. 7, 3:30 p.m., Mission Branch Library, 300 Bartlett St.

Circuit Hacking Saturdays at SFPL!

Nov. 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch Library, 960 4th St.,

Nov. 23, 2-5 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland Ave.

Noisebridge, San Francisco’s coolest hackerspace, comes to the library as part of San Francisco’s citywide book club, One City One Book, reading Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother this fall.

Mitch Altman will teach you all of the skills you need to solder stuff together in one session. Kits to make cool, practical, intriguing, hackable things that you can bring home after you make them will be available. Limited space for 20 people at each event, first come first served. Doors open 10 minutes before start time. For teens and adults, ages 13 and up.

Films About Hackers and Hacking

Thursday @ Noon Films, San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.

 

Oct. 3: Hackers

(1995, 105 minutes, PG-13) A group of New York teenagers find themselves embroiled in a dangerous espionage plot while competing to see which one is the best computer hacker.

Oct. 10: The Net

(1995, 118 minutes, PG-13) Sandra Bullock plays a computer expert victimized by sinister cyberforces who steal her identity for reasons unknown.

Oct. 17: Sneakers

(1992, 121 minutes, PG-13) From the writer/director of Field Of Dreams, this adventure caper is about a team of high-tech experts hired to penetrate and test security systems.

Oct. 24: War Games

(1983; 110 minutes, PG) A young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top-secret super-computer that has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War III.

 

Oct. 31: The Matrix

(1999; 136 minutes, R) Set in a future when powerful computers rule the Earth, using human beings as their energy source. When computer hacker Neo discovers that his seemingly normal life is nothing but an illusion, he opts to fight back.

Branch Films:


Sept. 9, 3 p.m.: War Games

Golden Gate Valley, 1801 Green St.

Sept. 12, 4 p.m.: Source Code

Visitacion Valley, 201 Leland Ave.

Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m.: Swordfish

Chinatown, 1135 Powell St.

Sept. 23, 3 p.m.: Sneakers
Golden Gate Valley, 1801 Green St.

Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., Existenz

Bernal Heights, 500 Cortland Ave.

Sept. 27, 3:30 p.m.: Sneakers

Portola, 380 Bacon St.

 

Sept. 28, 3 p.m.: Existenz

Glen Park, 2825 Diamond St.

Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.: Source Code

Anza, 550 37th Ave.

Oct. 12, 2 p.m.: The Matrix

Western Addition, 1550 Scott St.

Oct. 19, 2 p.m.: War Games

Ingleside, 1298 Ocean Ave.

Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m.: The Matrix

Mission Bay, 960 4th St.

Oct. 26, 3 p.m.: Hackers

Ortega, 3223 Ortega St.

Book Discussions

 

Sept. 7 at 4 p.m.

Discussion for Teens!

Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St.

Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.

Facilitated discussion in partnership with Borderlands Books: Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror Bookstore

Borderlands Café, 870 Valencia St.

Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Mission Bay Branch Library, 960 4th St.

Oct. 5 at 3 p.m.
Noe Valley Branch Library, 451 Jersey St.

Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
Sunset Branch Library, 1305 18th Ave.

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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.

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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.”

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

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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

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