The 1960s and ’70s were among San Francisco’s most exciting times. Photographer Phiz Mezey’s 82 photos in “We Live Here,” on view at the Main Library, document with feeling and perception some of the period’s defining events and prominent personalities. Read More
Last week was a dreary week in San Francisco, full of weak and weary souls unable to forget that bleak game in which their proud team's championship hopes ended up as dying embers. Sorrow for the lost Super Bowl! Read More
Civic Center Plaza has been shut down to host large-scale events for extended periods during the past two months, prompting a San Francisco supervisor to complain about the Recreation and Park Department’s stewardship of the space.
Since last week, the plaza between City Hall and the Main Library has been closed down for preparations leading up to the Dew Tour, a skateboarding, bicycle and freestyle motocross event that will begin today. Read More
As required by a voter mandate, the San Francisco Public Library is now re-examining its library hours.
In November 2007, voters approved Proposition D, which extended for 15 years the Library Preservation Fund, which requires that a portion of property taxes go toward library operations. Read More
Maybe it’s just the reading material, but the number of people observed sleeping in San Francisco’s Main Library increased by more than 80 percent in the past year.
The library’s main branch attracts not only bibliophiles, but famously also draws thieves, drug abusers and homeless people, all of whom are there for more than just a love of books. Read More
A Creole cookbook was returned to the San Francisco Public Library today more than 37 years overdue.
The book, "American Cooking: Creole and Acadian" by Peter Feibleman, was returned by mail to the Presidio Branch Library on Friday from an address in San Rafael, said branch manager Megan Anderson.
It came complete with the original checkout slip from the Presidio Branch showing a due date of Nov. 27, 1974, and a yellow post-it note. Read More
Since 2006, Joe Ramos has been photographing clients of Project Homeless Connect, a clearinghouse of sorts of nonprofit medical and social services for the homeless in San Francisco. His photos serve as documentation for the agency. Read More
A man set fire to a stack of pamphlets in San Francisco’s main library branch in the unit block of Grove Street on Sunday, damaging cassette tapes, chairs and computers, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said.The fire alarm was triggered at 3:37 p.m. The fire was set in the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled room on the second floor, library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers said, which is typically closed on Sundays. Read More
The San Francisco Public Library invites anyone who loves books and is seeking a soulmate to give literary speed dating a try.
The event is being offered for the second time this month. This time around, it is targeting the baby boomer generation, but it is open to all ages.
The first installment was held in February and attracted more than 40 people between the ages of 22 and 40. There were events for both the LGBT and straight communities. Read More
“I see what you mean,” says Belo Cipriani — but actually, he doesn’t. The expression is one of many reflexive but inaccurate idioms that persist as part of his daily conversations, even though he lost his sight as the victim of a violent crime in 2007. Read More