For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295; Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org
Relive the Summer of Love at the Library
Films, author talks, fashion shows and more at the San Francisco Public Library
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.
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 sfpl.org/summeroflove.
View the Summer of Love Program Guide (PDF)
Summer of Love programming is funded in part by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
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 Kauffman – Sept. 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
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
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