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Summer of Love

Summer of Love: 1967 - 2017

San Francisco Public Library celebrates the Summer of Love

Summer of Love Program Guide (PDF)

Flash back to 1967 with films, author talks, art and programs for all ages. The Park Branch in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood is particularly rocking with tie dye and macramé classes, an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia, a 60s fashion show and film screenings.

The counter culture revolution of the hippies during the Summer of Love is revealed in Revolution, a film airing at the Main Library on July 16, along with a panel discussion. Tune in with music musings at the Main as author Rosie McGee discusses The Grateful Dead and Rodney Paul takes on the evolution of Jefferson Airplane. Join Bay Area women who were pivotal in the revolution for women’s rights for a panel discussion on the gender revolution, and attend a lecture about Irwin Klein’s photographs that captured the life of a counterculture’s transition to a social movement.

The Thursdays at Noon film lineup at the Main features movies made in 1967 including The Graduate, Cool Hand Luke, Bonnie and Clyde and In the Heat of the Night.

Two special exhibits at the Main, Summer of Love and Haight and Sex, Drugs and Runaways showcase ephemerae of the time. Plus, in partnership with the de Young Museum, teens are leading youth art activities at many neighborhood branches—getting inspiration from the Art, Fashion and Rock & Roll exhibit at the museum.

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