The San Francisco Main Library is currently displaying portions of “Celebrating Mexico: The Grito de Dolores and the Mexican Revolution,” a joint exhibition between UC Berkeley and Stanford University commemorating the centennial of the Mexican Revolution and the bicentennial of the War of Independence from Spain, two of Mexican history’s most important events.
The physical layout of the current showing enhances it in a number of ways. Read More
The San Francisco Public Library will be phasing out the printing and mailing of overdue and request notices starting Friday, the beginning of next month.The library is eliminating the mailed notices to save paper and printing expenses due to recent budget cuts, library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers said.The phasing out of the mailed notices will take place over the course of the next year, Jeffers said. Read More
Space may be the final frontier, but how do you go to the bathroom once you’re there?
That and a provocative array of other questions sparked bestselling Oakland author Mary Roach (“Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers”) to pen the compelling read, “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.”
“I got this idea that you can go to space without leaving the Earth, which is probably the way I’ll ever get to do it,” Roach says of the book’s genesis. Read More
A man recently arrested for stealing a bike during a police decoy operation at San Francisco Public Library told cops he couldn’t help himself.“The suspect said that the bike lock was so cheap and the bike was so expensive that it was beyond his control to not steal it,” Northern police Capt. Ann Mannix said during a Wednesday police meeting on crime trends. Read More
The newly renovated Presidio Branch, the seventeenth library to be revamped under a systemwide improvement program, will reopen on Saturday.The 90-year-old library, located at 3150 Sacramento St., has been closed since January 2010 to allow for $4.1 million in needed improvements, which included new lighting arrangements, a refurbished interior and expanded energy efficiency measures. Read More
San Francisco’s Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Public Library received two Project of the Year awards in a ceremony on Thursday.The awards were given by the Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association for the recent renovations of the Bernal Heights Branch and the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch libraries. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled to join state and city officials Saturday to celebrate the reopening of The City’s oldest library branch.The library’s Park Branch, which first opened in 1909, was renovated to meet today’s environmental standards while being restoring to its neoclassical glory, library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers said. Read More
Does Cupid hang out at the library? The San Francisco Public Library seems to think so.The library is hosting its first-ever “literary speed-dating” events this week in honor of Valentine’s Day, with an event for straight singles tonight. A second event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community will be held Wednesday night. Read More
Students at San Francisco's Cleveland Elementary School will experience a blast from the past this morning when a time capsule from 100 years ago is opened.The time capsule was hidden in a "keystone area" of the school, located at 455 Athens St., when the building was first completed in 1910, San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman Heidi Anderson said.
For a slideshow of the event, click on the photo to the right. Read More