Relive the Summer of Love at the Library

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Relive the Summer of Love at the Library

Films, author talks, fashion shows and more at the San Francisco Public Library

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San Francisco, CA -- 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 this summer 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 screening 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 GraduateCool Hand LukeBonnie and Clyde and In the Heat of the Night. Two special exhibits at the Main, The Summer of Love and Haight and Sex, Drugs and Runaways showcases photographs, pamphlets, posters, governmental documents and other ephemera 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. Please visit your favorite San Francisco Public Library for details, or go to View the Summer of Love Program Guide (PDF) Summer of Love programming is funded in part by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library Related Programs The Grateful Dead: Before, During & After the Summer of Love (author talk) – Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m., Main Library, Learning Studio Jefferson Airplane: A Deep Dive – Aug. 22, 6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium The Gender Revolution: Panel Discussion – Sept. 7, 3:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium Irwin Klein and the New Settlers (author talk) – Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m., Main Library, Latino / Hispanic Community Meeting Room Hippie Food – Talk with Jonathan KauffmanSept. 28, 6:30 p.m., Main Library Art, Craft & Fashion Macrame Plant Holders – July 19, 6 p.m., Park Branch Let’s Dye! – July 12, 7 p.m., Park Branch / July 12, 5 p.m., Mission Branch / July 27, 5 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch 1960s Fashion Show – Aug. 5, 3 p.m., Park Branch Exhibitions Summer of Love and Haight -- July 15 through Oct. 29, Main Library, Jewett Gallery Opening Event: Revolution – Film and discussion. July 16, 1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium Sex, Drugs and Runaways –  On view through Oct. 19, Main Library, 5th Floor Government Information Center Haight-Ashbury’s Summer of Love: National and Local Media Coverage – On view through Sept. 15, Main Library, 5th Floor Magazines and Newspapers Center The Seen: What you would have seen on Haight Street in 1967 – Aug. 5 – Dec. 7, Park Branch Library Films Revolution – July 16, 1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium Riot on Sunset Strip – July 26, 6:30 p.m., Park Branch Les Diggers de San Francisco – Aug. 5, 2 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium Thursday at Noon Films presents Summer of Love: Films made in 1967 – Thursdays, 12 p.m., Koret Auditorium July 6: The Graduate July 13: Cool Hand Luke July 20: Bonnie and Clyde July 27: In the Heat of the Night
July 10, 2017