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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

Lava Mae Free Mobile Showers
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:30 am
Main Library, Fulton Street Steps
Swing Into Stories
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:30 am
Cayuga Playground,
Career Coaching
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 9:30 am
Main Library, Business, Science & Technology

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Upcoming Classes

Family Storytime & Playtime
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 11:00 am
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room
Knitting Circle
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:00 pm
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room
Basic Computer Skills Drop-In
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Current Exhibits

How We Play
Through Sunday, August 11, 2019
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
The Port Chicago Story
Through Thursday, July 25, 2019
Main Library, African American Center
61st Annual Potrero Hill Artists' Exhibition
Through Friday, July 26, 2019
Potrero, Potrero General Floor Area

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