Why Is That Bridge Orange?

San Francisco for the Curious
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Art Peterson will present a video and read selections from his sparkling,well-researched guide that explores San Francisco's quirks, landmarks and eccentricities, linking everyday sights that are the fabric of the city with the answers to nagging questions that tantalize the curious.

Art Peterson, a lifelong Bay Area resident, taught in the San Francisco Public Schools for 30 years,15 of these as a teacher of writing at Lowell High School. He is the author of several books including the best selling humor book Teachers:  A Survival Guide for the Grownup in the Classroom and  the teaching classic The Writer's Workout Book: 113 Stretches Toward Better Prose.

Learn more about History and Genealogy through the wealth of resources available at the Library.

Summer Read SF 2014: May 31-August 10
Connect to your library, your imagination, and San Francisco.
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Upcoming Events

Gallery Talk: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:30 pm
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Presentation: San Francisco Mime Troupe
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 pm
Noe Valley, Noe Valley Meeting Room

Upcoming Classes

Presentation: Genealogy and Family History Research
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:15 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Don't Disturb the Dead
Through Thursday, December 19, 2019
Main Library, Government Information Center
All That Glitters Is Not Gold:
Through Thursday, January 2, 2020
Main Library, San Francisco History Center
The Native Reclamation of Alcatraz Island, 1969
Through Thursday, January 9, 2020
Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl
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