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Colombia defies stereotypes in Matt O’Brien’s photographs

Long portrayed in the media and popular entertainment as a land of…

 

Tenderloin school students activate ‘Scholar’ library cards

Third graders in Ms. Parks’ class activated new special-access “Scholar” San Francisco…

 

Judy Juanita details ‘DeFacto Feminism’ in ‘Essays Straight Outta Oakland’

East Bay writer, teacher, poet, playwright, historian and standup comedian Judy Juanita…

 

Islamic art in spotlight in ‘Language of the Quran’

Islamic art -- not often seen in museums and galleries in this…

Man caught allegedly trying to steal iPad from library reportedly assaults officer

A man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer Tuesday…

Man robbed of laptop, cash at SF Main Library

A man was victimized twice by the same crook after being robbed…

Photos preserved at Bayview Library to archive neighborhood life over the decades

A family reuniting for Father’s Day in 1967. Churchgoers gathering in 1968.…

SF needs to make the Main Library safer

The San Francisco Public Library has taken extraordinary steps in the past…

Maupin’s final tale for The City

It doesn’t seem like it, but it has been 35 years since…

San Francisco libraries net huge donations of Chinese-language texts

The San Francisco Public Library's Chinese-language collection — historically the most extensive…

Despite investment, security remains challenge at San Francisco Public Library

Drug-dealing and smoking on the patio, verbal abuse over computers, public drunkenness…

San Francisco Main Library trying to address bathroom cleanliness issues

San Francisco Public Library officials are cracking down on bathroom conditions in…

Phiz Mezey documents turbulent times in San Francisco

The 1960s and ’70s were among San Francisco’s most exciting times. Photographer…

San Francisco Public Library taking a look at its hours of operation

As required by a voter mandate, the San Francisco Public Library is…

More people sleeping amid public library shelves; other issues quieting down

Maybe it’s just the reading material, but the number of people observed…

Subtle faces of homelessness in ‘Acknowledged’

Since 2006, Joe Ramos has been photographing clients of Project Homeless Connect,…

Library hosts literary speed dating for baby boomers

The San Francisco Public Library invites anyone who loves books and is…

San Francisco library to phase out printing, mailing of notices

The San Francisco Public Library will be phasing out the printing and…

Civil rights activists to speak at library to highlight Black History Month

Two civil rights activists from different generations will speak at the San…