California State Senator Mark Leno (left) and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera read from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle October 8, 2009 at San Francisco Public Library’s main branch. The event was in conjunction with the library’s participation in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record designed to bring national attention to the importance of reading with children from an early age.
Charity and the JAMband perform October 10, 2009, during San Francisco Public Library’s “Tricycle Music Fest West” that featured a block party at the main branch with free entertainment from area kindie rock bands.
Children play plastic guitars October 10, 2009, during San Francisco Public Library’s “Tricycle Music Fest West” that featured a block party at the main branch with free entertainment from area kindie rock bands.
Author Doug Dorst takes residents on a cemetery walk on October 11, 2009 in Colma, California, as one of several One City One Book events hosted by San Francisco Public Library. Dorst’s Alive in Necropolis is San Francisco’s 2009 One City One Book selection. The combination crime novel and ghost story is set in the city of San Francisco and the cemeteries of Colma.
One Life, One Book, One Time, a Coptic-sewn book with a full-case binding of brown calfskin nestled in the belly of a doll, is the title of one of 50 Guild of Book Workers juried pieces that comprise the “Marking Time” exhibit on view through November 22, 2009 at San Francisco Public Library’s main branch. Created by book binder Kathy Strother of Greenville, South Carolina, the doll is a metaphor for a woman and the book represents her children and her life. The exhibit will travel to nine venues across the country through March 2011.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (third from right) joins City Librarian Luis Herrera (fifth from left) and other city and library officials for the March 8, 2008 ribbon-cutting for the San Francisco Public Library’s Noe Valley/Sally Brunn branch—the eighth facility to be renovated or built through the Branch Library Improvement Program funded by a $106-million bond measure passed by voters in 2000.