The difficult transition from prison to outside life will be the focus of a documentary set to be shown Thursday night at the Main Building of the San Francisco Public Library.
The film, called "A Hard Straight", follows the experience of three men trying to move on with their lives after being released from prison in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Read More
The latest setback in the San Francisco Public Library’s branch improvement program is three-month delays for three branch library projects. It is the latest in a rash of recent scheduling complications for the program. Read More
City Librarian Luis Herrera reports that the water sprinkler valve that burst Sunday morning in Chinatown’s Public Library soaked about 1,400 books, but “most of which are going to be salvaged.”
“Approximately 1,400 books [were affected], but the majority of those are going to be dried and processed. They were in the Asian interest both English and Chinese,” Herrera said. Read More
Three awards were given the San Francisco Public Library recognizing its efforts to promote sustainability practices.
The library was selected as one of 12 across the country by the Urban Libraries Council. San Francisco was recognized for its Green Stacks Library Initiative.
Green Stacks is an initiative that ensures every community has access to accurate and relevant information and resources, according to library officials. Read More
The San Francisco Public Library’s interactive display is returning Saturday. “All Aboard: San Francisco Public Library Holiday Train” features electric toy trains from children’s literature, including “The Polar Express” and “Thomas the Tank Engine.” The display is at the Fisher Children’s Center through Jan. 7. Children can push buttons that activate each Lionel O-scale engine on the 35-foot track. Read More