One City One Book Programs Highlight San Francisco’s Recent History from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2015 Contact: Benjamin Ibarra (415) 557-4295;

Cover image of Season of the Witch

Celebrate San Francisco Public Library’s 11th annual One City One Book by taking part in a variety of events geared toward remembering San Francisco in the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. This year’s selection is David Talbot’s Season of the Witch which showcases this transformative era in San Francisco’s history that shaped the city’s values of today. The Library, in collaboration with a variety of program partners, offers up two-plus months of programs for the public to engage together on a book that shows where San Francisco was at a certain time and place and how it has changed and evolved since those interesting times. Events Hands on History is a close up show and tell with the San Francisco History Center. Saturday, September 26, 2pm. SF History Center, Main Library, 6th Floor. Wednesday, October 7, 6pm, SF History Center, Main Library, 6th Floor. Bicycle Tour with Chris Carlsson—A tour of the historical sites referenced in Season of the Witch. Bring your bike and ride along. Sunday, September 27, 2pm.  Meet at the Larkin Street Steps, Main Library. Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll A Night in Three Acts.  Hosted by book author David Talbot, with special guests Susie Bright, Cleve Jones, Dr. David Smith, Denise Kaufman and Ace of Cups; Barry Melton, Ben Fong-Torres, Penelope Houson, Gary Kamiya and Missy Manners.  This event is co-hosted by Litquake and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. (Ticketed event) Friday, October 16, 8pm. Z Space, 450 Florida St. The Peoples Temple Archives A discussion with David Talbot, SF Chronicle editorial writer Marshall Kilduff and business executive Jim Jones, Jr.  Moderated by California Historical Society Executive Director, Anthea Hartwig.  Co-hosted by the California Historical Society. Tickets to the event: San Francisco Then and Now:  A panel discussion with David Talbot about the events within Season of the Witch and how they shaped the politics and values of the present day. Thursday, November 12, 6:30pm, Main Library, Koret Auditorium. Book Discussions Merced Branch Library book club  This group meets bi-monthly and will discuss the OCOB selection. Tuesday, October 6, 7pm. Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Dr. (415) 355-2825 Nuns Reading Noir Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will lead a discussion of the book with Eddie Muller, the Czar of Noir.  The hosts will be Sister Reyna Terror, Sister Rosemary Chicken and Sister Van Iniquity. Saturday, October 10, 2pm., Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Library Branch, 1 Jose Sarria Ct. (415) 355-5616. Parkside Library Book Club will meet to discuss the OCOB selection, Season of the Witch. Tuesday, October 27, 7pm, Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval Street, (415) 355-5770. Crafts Tie Dye Paper Crafts, Saturday, September 12, 10:30am Sunset Branch Sand Art, Saturday, September 12, 2:30pm Richmond Branch One City One Book: Tie Dye Paper Crafts, Saturday, September 19, 2pm Visitacion Valley Tie Dye Paper, Saturday, September 19, 2:30pm Richmond Branch Hemp Jewelry, Saturday, September 26, 2:30pm Richmond Branch Sand Art, Thursday, October 1, 6:30pm West Portal Make Bracelets with Beads, Saturday, October 31, Marina Films Our Thursdays at Noon Film Series will showcase San Francisco based films that lay within the timeframe of Season of the Witch, 1967-1982.  Koret Auditorium, Main Library, Lower Level Milk-October 1 Following Sean-October 8 Harold and Maude-October 15 The Cockettes-October 22 Zodiac-October 29 Exhibits Opening in late October there will be two OCOB themed exhibits Music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s—Books and newspapers of the era tell a story about the music featured in the book. Art, Music & Recreation Center, Main Library, 4th Floor. 49ers Lift Up San Francisco—The San Francisco 49ers football team won its first Super Bowl in 1981, closing the curtain on the dark times of the 1970’s. Grove Street entrance, Main Library, 1st Floor. About the Author David Talbot is an author, journalist, media entrepreneur and now book publisher. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon, and has been hailed as a "pioneer of web publishing" by The New York Times. In addition to the national bestseller, Season of the Witch, he is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years and Devil Dog: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America, an illustrated "pulp history" aimed at younger readers. His book, The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government, will be published by HarperCollins in October. Talbot was a senior editor at Mother Jones magazine, and has written for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Time, the Guardian and other publications.

September 15, 2015