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Mad World

4/01/15 - 5/31/2015

Main Library

Skylight Gallery - 6th Floor

100 Larkin St.

This year's Annual Wit & Humor exhibition features subversive humor magazines from the 19th century through the 21st century. Selections of the most radically humorous magazines on display include the satirical L'Assiette au Beurre and Charlie Hebdo (France), Simplicissimus (Germany), Punch (England), Krokodil (Soviet Union), Puck, Mad, and The Nose (USA). All materials are drawn from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor. Sponsored by the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center.

Sponsored by the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Thursdays at Noon: Comedy Films

*2 April--Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

*9 April--Crumb

*16 April--Network

*23 April--Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics

*30 April--They Live

All films are shown with captions when possible to assist the deaf and hard of hearing. Main Library, Koret Auditorium.

The Politics of Humor: Jack Boulware (founder of the satirical magazine The Nose and co-founder, Litquake) and political cartoonist Mark Fiore in conversation. Tuesday, May 5, 6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library.

All programs at the Library are free. 

For more information about these and other Library programs and exhibitions, please call (415) 557-4277.

Upcoming Events

Smart Money Coaching
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 10:00 am
Main Library, Study Room 437
SCORE
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 10:00 am
Main Library, Study Room 438
Toddler Tales
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 10:30 am
Main Library, Children's Storytelling Rm - 2nd Fl

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Upcoming Classes

Senior Tablet Classes
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 10:15 am
Sunset, Sunset Program Room
Meditation Group
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
Tai Chi at Noon
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley Patio

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Current Exhibits

Across the Divide
Through Thursday, November 14, 2019
Main Library, Chinese Center
Standing On The Mountain Top
Through Thursday, November 14, 2019
Main Library, African American Center
What, Us Worry? The Last Laugh
Through Saturday, November 9, 2019
Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl

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