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New Film Traces City’s Colorful Transit History and Present-Day Challenges
October 20, 2021
 
“MOVING SAN FRANCISCO”
PREMIERES ON KQED, 9:00pm PT, MON. NOVEMBER 22
Special Free Screening at San Francisco Public Library on November 16
 
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Alice Walker Speaks at the Library
October 18, 2021
San Francisco, CA – Internationally renowned writer, poet and activist Alice Walker and Dr. Sheryl Davis, Executive Director of San Francisco Human Rights Commission, come together on October 21 for an exciting virtual discussion of Sweet People Are Everywhere, Walker’s new illustrated children’s book featuring her eloquent poem of the same title celebrating community, humanity and globalism.
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San Francisco Public Library Raises Awareness about Censorship in Prisons for Banned Book Week
September 27, 2021
 
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San Francisco Public Library Aids Patrons with Economic Recovery
September 23, 2021
 
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Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis
September 22, 2021
 
San Francisco Public Library presents a panel discussion featuring acclaimed author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
San Francisco – On October 20, San Francisco Public Library hosts award-winning writer Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore in a panel discussing her new anthology, Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis, alongside contributors Robert Birch, Keiko Lane, Aaron Nielsen and Andrew R. Spieldenner.
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Filipino American History Month with San Francisco Public Library
September 9, 2021
 
Celebration of Culture and Resilience
San Francisco, CA - On October 18, 1857, the first known Filipinos, then known as Indios Luzones, landed in the Americas. Today, the Bay Area is home to the largest Filipino community outside of the Philippines. For many, the arc of this history is unknown, but San Francisco Public Library’s upcoming Filipino American History Month aims to change that.
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iVIVA! Latinx Heritage Month at the Library Sings, Dances and Celebrates
September 7, 2021
This September and October, enjoy ¡VIVA! Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month, San Francisco Public Library’s annual celebration of Latinx heritage, cultures and traditions. San Francisco has a rich Latinx heritage that is highlighted in our diverse array of exciting programs for all ages, from Spanish/bilingual storytimes to cooking classes, author talks to art and cultural presentations.
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Retrospective of Political Action through the Lens of the San Francisco Poster Syndicate
September 6, 2021
 
Monsters & Heroes - Political Graphics from the San Francisco Poster Syndicate
On view October 30, 2021 – April 17, 2022 at San Francisco Main Library
HIGH RES IMAGES
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Take a Walk on the Wild Side of 1980s San Francisco
August 19, 2021
Take a Walk on the Wild Side of 1980s San Francisco San Francisco Public Library presents Alternative Voices, a photography exhibition celebrating the heyday of the City’s punk rock scene through the eyes of those who lived it
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Mayor London Breed and San Francisco Public Library Announce Full In-Person Service at Neighborhood Branches by August 17
August 3, 2021
 
The Library will sunset its SFPL To-Go front door pickup service as it reopens 11 neighborhood branch libraries and resumes pre-pandemic hours at the Main Library after Labor Day
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