Monthly Archives: May 2018

Take Pride in Your Library – Celebrate Pride with the queerest library ever

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2018
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295; Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org

Take Pride in Your Library
Celebrate Pride with the queerest library ever
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San Francisco, CA – The queerest library ever honors Pride with more than 30 programs for all ages, including special Drag Queen Story Hours, creative crafter-noons, a host of film screenings, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, Eureka Valley’s Open House and a launch party celebrating the new LGBTQ Fiction Collection at the San Francisco Main Library.

The Library’s James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center celebrates Pride with RADAR Superstar on June 7, the annual birthday bash for superstar and emerging writers. Featured on the stage of the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium will be Arisa White, Grace Twoers, Brontez Purnell and Jewelle Gomez. The Center continues the excitement with Sprightly on June 17, a re-occurring multi-purpose craft program for LGBTQIA young adults ages 18-25.

RADAR Productions presents two Drag Queen Story Hours at the library this month. Take the whole family to these crowd-pleasing events at the Library’s newest branch, Public Knowledge, located inside SFMOMA and at Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial branch during their Open House.

This year, in addition to screening popular films and classics like Milk and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, we’re celebrating the works of award-winning local lesbian documentary filmmaker, educator, and activist Debra Chasnoff during the Library’s “Thursdays at Noon” film series in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium with Straightlaced, That’s a Family and Let’s Get Real.

Look for the Library’s contingent in the Pride parade on June 23, and if you’re interested in helping our team be the best of the bunch, join us for a Pride Parade prep party at Excelsior Branch on June 17.

For a full list of Pride programs, events and book selections, visit our Pride page. Events are also listed on the Library’s online calendar.  While enjoying events at the library, peruse our renowned LGBTQIA collection and check out a book, video, eBook and more.

Pride programs are supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All events are free and open to the public.

RADAR Events & Drag Queen / Pride Story Hours

RADAR SuperStar Pride Program – June 7, 6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Rainbow Storytime – June 7, 10:30 a.m., West Portal Branch Library
Honey Mahogany and Persia at SFMOMA – June 16, 11 a.m.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence all ages storytime – June 16, 2 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library
Panda Dulce at Eureka Valley Branch Library – June 19, 2:30 p.m.

Special Pride Events

Black/Queer Optimism in the Early Era of AIDS — June 5, 6 p.m., Main Library, African American Center
LGBTQ Fiction Collection Launch Party – June 9, 2 p.m., Main Library, Stong Room (Floor 1)
LGBTQIA Wikipedia Editathon – June 10, 1 p.m., Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Center
Black LGBT Awards – June 16, 2 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Eureka Valley Open House – June 16, 12 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library
Youth Speaks Queeriosity – June 16, 7 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Author Talk: Kevin Killian – June 23, 2 p.m., North Beach Branch Library

Pride Crafts

Rainbow Beaded Bracelets – June 9, 4 p.m., Potrero Branch Library
Queer Qulture Qamp – June 11, 3 p.m., Portola Branch Library
Queer Qulture Qamp – June 12, 1 p.m., Ortega Branch Library
Pride Parade Prep Party – June 17, 2 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library
Sprightly in the Hormel Center – June 17, 12:30 p.m., Main Library, James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center
Crown & Tiara Workshop – June 19, 6 p.m., Bernal Heights Branch Library
Rainbow Magnets – June 24, 2 p.m., Merced Branch Library

Pride Film Screenings

The Danish Girl – June 2, 2 p.m., Chinatown Branch Library
Drag Queen Movie Fest: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – June 5, 4 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library
MilkJune 7, 6:30 p.m., Excelsior Branch Library and June 8, 2 p.m., Noe Valley Branch Library
One Wedding and a Revolution – June 7, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Brokeback Mountain – June 7, 3:30 p.m., Ocean View Branch Library
Before Night Falls – June 10, 2 p.m., Anza Branch Library
Any Day Now – June 12, 6 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library
Straightlaced – June 14, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
That’s a Family June 21, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Kinky Boots – June 24, 2 p.m., Anza Branch Library
Let’s Get Real – June 28, 12 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Score a New Golden State Warriors Library Card from San Francisco and Oakland Public Libraries this Summer

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 25, 2018
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295; Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org


Score a New Golden State Warriors Library Card from San Francisco and Oakland Public Libraries this Summer

New Warriors library cards support the importance of reading and library visits over the summer months.

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA The 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors basketball team is showing its commitment to summer reading with new library cards designed for San Francisco Public Library and Oakland Public Library. The card is being launched in conjunction with both Bay Area library systems summer learning programs, to encourage children and families to keep reading, learning and visiting their public libraries, all summer long.

warriorsLibrary users on both sides of the Bay can show their Warriors team spirit with a new library card. The San Francisco Warriors card is available to all library users, starting May 26, while supplies last. Patrons can obtain a card while signing up for SFPL’s Summer Stride program, which kicked off on May 19. Oakland Public Library’s Warriors card will be available on June 9 to all library users. Oakland’s Summer Reading and Teen Passport Program runs from June 9 through August 4, with pre-registration now available at oaklandlibrary.org/summer.

“We are excited that the San Francisco Public Library is releasing new library cards celebrating the Warriors,” said Mayor Mark Farrell. “San Francisco is Warriors’ ground and these new library cards are a creative and practical way to proudly display our and blue and gold pride.”

Designed by the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco library card is brightly colored in the team’s traditional blue and gold design. The team acknowledged the city of San Francisco by combining a hand-drawn illustration of a Warriors player rising tall for a shot in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. This card, like all San Francisco Public Library cards, opens up a world of possibilities.

The Warriors represent teamwork, positivity and optimism and are honored to be a part of the rich history of the Bay Area.

Pick up this new collector’s edition library card at any neighborhood library in San Francisco or Oakland before they are gone.

About San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride program:

This summer, the Library offers more than 900 fun, informative and timely programs supporting science, technology, education, math and reading for all ages at every branch, every week of the summer  through August 19.

Strong and unique partnerships elevate this year’s Summer Stride programming. The Library, for a third year, has joined forces with the National Park Service to provide free shuttle rides to outdoor adventures at destinations like Muir Woods, Land’s End and Alcatraz. A StoryWalk® at Crissy Field includes beautiful children’s book illustrations on signage along the trails, and families are invited to meet park rangers in their branch library to learn about local flora and fauna.

Tracking summer reading is encouraged, with finishers who read for 20 hours earning a coveted prize designed by artist and musician Shawn Harris, illustrator of Chronicle Books’s Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers. The book is inspiration for Summer Stride’s 2018 theme of “Life. Liberty. Libraries.”, and the bold and bright campaign artwork reflects libraries as an essential resource and gathering space for children, teens and adults to share and learn. All are welcome at the San Francisco Public Library.

The library also offers summer weekly raffles. Prizes include free passes to local museums, SF Giants and Golden State Warriors games.

Summer Stride is funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Summer Stride Video PSA

43 seconds
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf9ACOnXB3s

Inquire directly to receive a file download. High resolution photos and illustrations also available upon request.

About San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The library system is made up of 27 neighborhood branches, the San Francisco Main Library at Civic Center and four bookmobiles.

Summer program begins tomorrow, delivers parks, performances and perks

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 18, 2018
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295; Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org

Summer program begins tomorrow, delivers parks, performances and perks

This summer, enjoy life, liberty and libraries at a location near you
May 19 – Aug. 19, 2018

 

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libertySAN FRANCISCO, CA This summer, the Library offers more than 900 fun, informative and timely programs supporting science, technology, education, math and reading for all ages at every branch, every week of the summer May 19 – Aug. 19. Strong and unique partnerships elevate this year’s Summer Stride programming. The Library, for a third year, has joined forces with the National Park Service to provide free shuttle rides to outdoor adventures at destinations like Muir Woods, Land’s End and Alcatraz. A StoryWalk® at Crissy Field includes beautiful children’s book illustrations on signage along the trails, and families are invited to meet park rangers in their branch library to learn about local flora and fauna.

Tracking summer reading is encouraged, with finishers earning a coveted prize designed by artist and musician Shawn Harris, illustrator of Chronicle Books’s Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers. The book is inspiration for Summer Stride’s 2018 theme of “Life. Liberty. Libraries.”, and the bold and bright campaign artwork reflects libraries as an essential resource and gathering space for children, teens and adults to share and learn. All are welcome at the San Francisco Public Library.

This summer visit the library’s newest branch, Public Knowledge, located inside SFMOMA and attend engaging free events in the museum all summer long. Stop by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the Mission for the Kids Camp film series, programmed and hosted by librarians; Wednesday matinee screenings are free and include themed crafts pre-show.

The library also offers summer weekly raffles. Prizes include free passes to local museums, SF Giants and Golden State Warriors tickets, local restaurant gift certificates and more. Patrons can enter the weekly raffles at any branch library.

San Francisco libraries are now open seven days a week. This means more storytimes for babies, engineering and maker programs for teens, magic shows, crafts, musical performances and summer films for families at 28 welcoming neighborhood libraries.

SUMMER STRIDE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Summer Stride includes more than 900 programs.
View the complete Stride Guide here.

Dave Eggers & Shawn Harris: The Storyteller and the Artist – June 9, 11 a.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Studio Workshop with Shawn Harris – June 9, 3 p.m., SFMOMA Public Knowledge Branch

Park and Art with the National Park Rangers – July 13, 2 p.m., SFMOMA Public Knowledge Branch

Drag Queen Story Hour –  June 19, 2:30 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library

Let’s Dye! with Peopleologie – June 9, 12 p.m., Chinatown Branch Library

Cheese and Wine Tasting with Rainbow Grocery Coop – June 13, 5:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch Library

Author Kevin Killian – June 23, 2 p.m., North Beach Branch Library

Author Cara Black – July 17, 7 p.m., Noe Valley Branch Library

SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck – June 4, 2:30 p.m., Ocean View Branch Library

Cooking Dorm Food – Aug 17, 2 p.m., Merced Branch Library

Hip Hop Dance with Destiny Arts – July 18, 3 p.m., Bayview Branch Library

Alphabet Rockers, Rise Shine #Woke – June 6, 7, 29, July 6, 16 and Aug. 16, 18 at multiple library locations

Puppy Dog Tales – June 6, July 26, Aug 11 at multiple Library locations

Zoomobile – June 8, 4 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch Library

Harvesting Honey – July 17, 3:30 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library

Cranky Contraptions with the Exploratorium – June 29, July 18, 28, Aug. 2, 8 at multiple library locations

Designing Inventions with The CJM – June 7, 12, 19, 20, 22 at multiple library locations

 

Summer Stride is funded in part by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Summer Stride Video PSA

43 seconds
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf9ACOnXB3s

Inquire directly to receive a file download. High resolution photos and illustrations also available upon request.

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About San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The library system is made up of 27 neighborhood branches, the San Francisco Main Library at Civic Center and four bookmobiles.

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Picture Perfect on Potrero Hill – 60th Anniversary of the Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295; Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org

 

Picture Perfect on Potrero Hill
60th Anniversary of the Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA May marks the 60th annual Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition at the Potrero Branch Library, on view beginning Saturday, May 5. Attend a reception during Potrero Branch’s Open House celebration and enjoy a magic show, live music, light refreshments and gorgeous artwork.

potreroThe Potrero Hill Artists Exhibition is purportedly the oldest annual art show in San Francisco. The show began in 1955 and has run every year since (barring 3 years when the branch was closed for renovations). The first show was organized by a group of artists who painted with the late Charles Farr and helped to save the Potrero branch from being closed by the City. Sixty years later the show is still going strong, with artists who live, work, or study on Potrero Hill and in the Dogpatch neighborhood participating each year.

The Potrero Hill Artists Exhibition – May 5 – July 28, Potero Branch Library

Reception & Open House – May 5, 5 – 8 p.m., Potrero Branch Library

Sneak Preview with Magic Dan (for Families) – May 5, 11 a.m., Potrero Branch Library

About San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The library system is made up of 27 neighborhood branches, the San Francisco Main Library at Civic Center and four bookmobiles.

The Library’s summer learning program delivers parks, performances and perks

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Media Contact: Katherine Jardine
(415) 557-4295; Katherine.Jardine@sfpl.org

Summer Stride delivers parks, performances and perks
This summer, enjoy life, liberty and libraries at a location near you

summerstride

SAN FRANCISCO, CA This summer, the Library offers more than 900 fun, informative and timely programs supporting science, technology, education, math and reading for all ages at every branch, every week of the summer May 19 – Aug. 19.

Strong and unique partnerships elevate this year’s Summer Stride programming. The Library, for a third year, has joined forces with the National Park Service to provide free shuttle rides to outdoor adventures at destinations like Muir Woods, Land’s End and Alcatraz. A StoryWalk® at Crissy Field includes beautiful children’s book illustrations on signage along the trails, and families are invited to meet park rangers in their branch library to learn about local flora and faunaliberty.

Tracking summer reading is encouraged, with finishers earning a coveted prize designed by artist and musician Shawn Harris, illustrator of Chronicle Books’, Her Right Foot, written by Dave Eggers. The book is inspiration for Summer Stride’s 2018 theme of “Life. Liberty. Libraries.”, and the bold and bright campaign artwork reflects libraries as an essential resource and gathering space for children, teens and adults to share and learn. All are welcome at the San Francisco Public Library.

This summer visit the library’s newest branch, Public Knowledge, located inside SFMOMA and attend engaging free events in the museum all summer long. Stop by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the Mission for the Kids Camp film series, programmed and hosted by librarians; Wednesday matinee screenings are free and include themed crafts pre-show.

The library also offers summer weekly raffles. Prizes include free passes to local museums, SF Giants and Golden State Warriors tickets, local restaurant gift certificates and more. Patrons can enter the weekly raffles at any branch library.

San Francisco libraries are now open seven days a week. This means more storytimes for babies, engineering and maker programs for teens, magic shows, crafts, musical performances and summer films for families at 28 welcoming neighborhood libraries.

SUMMER STRIDE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Summer Stride includes more than 900 programs. View the complete Stride Guide here.

Dave Egger and Shawn Harris: The Storyteller and the Artist – June 9, 11 a.m., Main Library, Koret Aud.

Studio Workshop with Shawn Harris – June 9, 3 p.m., SFMOMA Public Knowledge Branch

Park and Art with the National Park Rangers – July 13, 2 p.m., SFMOMA Public Knowledge Branch

Drag Queen Story Hour –  June 19, 2:30 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library

Let’s Dye! with Peopleologie – June 9, 12 p.m., Chinatown Branch Library

Cheese and Wine Tasting with Rainbow Grocery Coop – June 13, 5:30 p.m., Mission Bay Branch Library

Author Kevin Killian – June 23, 2 p.m., North Beach Branch Library

Author Cara Black – July 17, 7 p.m., Noe Valley Branch Library

SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck – June 4, 2:30 p.m., Ocean View Branch Library

Cooking Dorm Food – Aug 17, 2 p.m., Merced Branch Library

Hip Hop Dance with Destiny Arts – July 18, 3 p.m., Bayview Branch Library

Alphabet Rockers, Rise Shine #Woke – June 6, 7, 29, July 6, 16 and Aug. 16, 18 at multiple library locations

Puppy Dog Tales – June 6, July 26, Aug 11 at multiple Library locations

Zoomobile – June 8, 4 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch Library

Harvesting Honey – July 17, 3:30 p.m., Eureka Valley Branch Library

Cranky Contraptions with the Exploratorium – June 29, July 18, 28, Aug. 2, 8 at multiple library locations

Designing Inventions with The CJM – June 7, 12, 19, 20, 22 at multiple library locations

Summer Stride is funded in part by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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Summer Stride Video PSA: 43 seconds
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf9ACOnXB3s

Inquire directly to receive a file download. High resolution photos and illustrations also available upon request.

About San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The library system is made up of 27 neighborhood branches, the San Francisco Main Library at Civic Center and four bookmobiles.

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