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Exhibitions & Adult Programming- October, 2010
Exhibitions and Adult Programming
This monthly newsletter will provide you with the latest news and highlights on exhibitions and adult programs at the San Francisco Public Library.

Exhibitions take place in the Main Library's Skylight and Jewett galleries; smaller exhibits are mounted in Affinity Centers, throughout the Main Library on various floors, and at select branches.  Adult programming includes a diverse array of author readings, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings and cultural celebrations.

Exhibitions and programs marked with an asterisk (*) are supported by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.  All programs at the library are free.  For a complete calendar of exhibitions and adult programs, please visit www.sfpl.org.
Adult Programs (Partial List)
2 OCTOBER, SATURDAY
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Mission Branch Library - As part of the Mission Arts Performing Project (MAPP), the Red Poppy Art House presents the Family Art Program, a freeform space for youth and parents to explore their creative impulses with no limitations.  Also hear traditional music from Colombia's Pacific and Atlantic coasts with musical performances by Tambores de Colombi; Diana Gameros, a singer-guitarist whose music travels the Spanish and Mexican landscapes.
Mission Branch Library, 1-4 p.m.
300 Bartlett Street (at 24th Street)

2 OCTOBER, SATURDAY
Portola Neighborhood Day
Meet artists Kate Connell and Osacr Melara.  Create your own neighborhood postcards, flip through pages of books and enjoy light refreshments.
Related Exhibit: Crossing the Street: Tales from the Portola
Portola Branch Library, 3-5 p.m.
380 Bacon Street (at Goettingen Street)

*New Orleans & the Rise of Jazz - Though the tragic evolution of slavery, emancipation, Jim Crow and the Great Migration, African and Caribbean music changed the sights and sounds of New Orleans.  Melding in unexpected ways with European musical traditions thriving in the city, improvised music was born. In addition, some of the most gifted and influential New Orleans jazz artists will be discussed, including Louis Armstrong, Lil Hardin, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bichet and more.  Presented by SFJAZZ Director of Education Cory Combs. This is a One City One Book event.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 6-8 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

6 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY
2010 Fall Preview Lecture on Opera - The San Francisco Opera Guild presents a lecture by Dr. Timothy Flynn on the Giacomo Puccini opera Madama Butterfly.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 12 Noon
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

6 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY
Litquake: The Art of Narrative Nonfiction - Get ready to rumble with Litquake! This event features a spectacular panel on nonfiction writing.  Authors are Tamim Ansary, Frances Dinkelspiel, Richard Rhodes and T.J. Stiles moderated by David Ewing Duncan. A book sale by Book Bay follows the event.  For more information on Litquake visit www.litquake.org.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 6 p.m.
100 Larkin St.(at Grove)

9 OCTOBER, SATURDAY
Bioneers 2010 Moving Image Festival - Bioneers, a premier environmental conference center in San Rafael, where social and scientific innovators focus on solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity, hosts Bioneers 2010 Moving Image Festival.  The Moving Image Film Festival features screenings and discussions with filmmakers designed to ignite dialogue and inspire action on the current issues that matter most.  For a full schedule of all Bay Area screenings, go to http://www.bioneers.org/conference/2010-moving-image-festival/expanded-bay-area-screenings.  Sponsored by the Stegner Environmental Center.  A Green Stacks program.  
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

10 OCTOBER, SUNDAY
*Riding While Black 1955: Claudette Colvin/Walking While Black 2003: Bryonn Bain - The African American Interest Committee of the San Francisco Public Library will be hosting a social justice program which will feature a conversation between distinguished educator Enid Lee and Civil Rights legend Claudette Colvin and activist poet Bryonn Bain. There will also be performance piece about Claudette Colvin by Bay Area storyteller Awele Makeba, as well as a performance by Bryonn Bain.
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

12 OCTOBER, TUESDAY
*Travel to New Orleans with Frommer's - Five years since Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans is back open for business. Frommer's travel author Diane Schwam discusses the best places to stay, dine and listen to jazz. A book sale by Book Bay follows the event. This is a One City One Book program.
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m.
100 Larkin St.(at Grove)

13 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY
Author reading of Shadow of Doubt – Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court by Marites Danguilan Vitug, a leading journalist in the Philippines is the first book to lift the veil off the highest court of the Philippines, and published by Newsbreak, the book looks at the inner workings of the “elusive and reclusive” Supreme Court, the least scrutinized of the three branches of government.  
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
100 Larkin St.(at Grove)
Related Exhibition:  Singgalot (The Ties that Bind), Through Oct. 24, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery

14 OCTOBER, THURSDAY
Dave Eggers in Conversation with Beth Lisick - Join us for an insightful discussion between Dave Eggers, the author of Zeitoun, and author Beth Lisick. A question and answer session and book sale by Book Bay follows the event.   This is a One City One Book Event.  
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 6 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

17 OCTOBER, SUNDAY
*Film screening: Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking.  This full length docudrama (103 minutes, in English with Chinese subtitles, 2007) made for the 20th anniversary of the Nanking massacre, tells the compelling and courageous life story of Iris Chang, a young woman who at age 26 dedicated her life to teaching the world about the forgotten holocaust in World War II.  Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
Related Exhibition:  Iris Chang and Her Unfinished Dream, Oct. 2 through Dec. 2, 2010, Main Library, Third Floor, Chinese Center

18 OCTOBER, MONDAY
League of Women Voters – Get prepared to cast your ballot this fall by hearing more about California and San Francisco 2010 ballot measures from a representative from the League of Women Voters, San Francisco office.  In existence since 1920, the League’s mission is to provide information to voters enabling them to make informed choices on Election Day.
Western Addition Branch Library, 7 p.m.
1550 Scott Street (at  Geary)

19 OCTOBER, TUESDAY
Do I Compost or Recycle This? - Still uncertain when to use the blue recycle bin, the green compost bin, and the black garbage bin?  Come join us for a presentation on recycling and composting by a representative from the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Presentations are in Chinese and English. Session 1: 3-4 p.m. (in Chinese only) Session 2: 4-5 p.m. (in English only).  This is a Green Stacks Program.
Chinatown Branch Library, 3 p.m.
1135 Powell Street (near Jackson)

23 OCTOBER, SATURDAY
*Soul Shadows: Buffalo Soldiers and the Jazz in the Philippines – A musical celebration highlighting the introduction of jazz music by Buffalo Soldiers during the Philippine American War.  Sponsored by the African American Center, the Filipino American Center and the San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 12-1:30 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
Related Exhibition:  Singgalot (The Ties that Bind), Through Oct. 24, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery

23 OCTOBER, SATURDAY
Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippine American War – Panel discussion on the Buffalo Soldiers in the Philippine American War and Filipinos who immigrated as a result of that war.  Jointly sponsored by the Library’s African American and Filipino American centers, the program will feature author Vangie Buell, descendant of a Buffalo Solder and a speaker with the Filipino American National Historical Society, and Abe Ignacio, co-author of Forbidden Book:  The Philippine American War in Political Cartoons.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 2-4 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
Related Exhibition:  Singgalot (The Ties that Bind), Through Oct. 24, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery

23 OCTOBER, SATURDAY
*How to Make Artistic “Paste Papers” – Make your own beautiful, original art-papers to use as book-covers, to frame and hang as wall art, to use in collage projects, or to make into baskets – the possibilities are endless.
Ocean View Branch Library, 3:30 p.m.
345 Randolph Street (at Ramsell)

26 OCTOBER, TUESDAY
*Authentic Dating: - Consciously Creating Relationships  - You really can have a romantic relationship that gets hotter and deeper over time. This workshop is all about the challenges and rewards of creating conscious loving relationships. Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

27 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY
Women with T-Squares- San Francisco's Early Female Architects - For more than 20 years, Inge Horton has been researching early women architects who lived and practiced at the same time as Julia Morgan. Her research was full of surprises and eventually led to the publication of her new book, Early Women Architects in the San Francisco Bay Area – The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951.   Horton will discuss a few of the San Francisco women she discovered, exploring why they decided to pursue architecture, what training was available to them, how they found their first jobs and continued in the profession, and their efforts in combining marriage and motherhood with career.
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)

27 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY
*Maid as Muse: How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson's Life and Language – Writer Aife Murray explodes the myth of the isolated genius and presents an intimate, densely realized story of joined lives between Emily Dickinson and her domestic servants. Part scholarly study, part detective story, part personal journey, Murray's book uncovers a world previously unknown.
Excelsior Branch Library, 7-8:30 p.m.
4400 Mission Street (at Cotter)

27 OCTOBER, WEDNESDAY
*Stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Anna Katherine Green - Celebrate the one year anniversary of the branch renovation - Join us for an evening of haunting tales by Edgar Allen Poe and Anna Katherine Green. Mary O'Toole reads aloud a selection of delightful tales including The Tell-Tale Heart and A Mysterious Case.
Eureka Valley Branch Library, 7 p.m.
1 Jose Sarria Court (16th Street near Market)

28 OCTOBER, THURSDAY
Environmental Film Fest-Oil on Ice - Oil on Ice is a one-hour documentary that examines the battle over oil development within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is a classic struggle in a stunning place, featuring the wildlife that adapted to this environment and the native cultures that rely on this wildlife for their subsistence.  A question and answer session with the producers will follow the screening.  Sponsored by the Stegner Environmental Center. A Green Stacks program.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 6-7:30 p.m.
100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
Exhibitions

Skylight Gallery

 
 *Celebrating Fabulous/Activist Bay Area Lesbians with Disabilities: A 40 Year Retrospective – For the past 40 years, San Francisco Bay Area lesbians with disabilities have been at the forefront of political, artistic and cultural change.  Despite these significant accomplishments, most of this history has not been documented in any archive and is in danger of being lost.  This exhibition will feature photographs, a memorial quilt, archival materials and more that demonstrate the innovative contributions by disabled lesbians in the areas of art, dance, politics, civil rights and access.
Exhibition:  Through Nov. 23, 2010, Main Library, Sixth Floor, Skylight Gallery
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Related Programs:  Women of the Quilt and our Lineages, Oct. 7, Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6 p.m.
Writing our Word, Speaking our Minds, Telling our Stories, Oct 14, Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6 p.m.
 

Jewett Gallery


*Singgalot (The Ties that Bind) – Celebrating 100 years of the Filipino American experience through a panel exhibition that includes over 100 photographs, images, and historical documents drawn from the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) and personal collections, in order to tell the story of Filipino Americans.  Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Asian Pacific American Program and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.  The national tour has been made possible by Farmers Insurance and the Smithsonian Institution.
Exhibition:  Through Oct. 24, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Related Displays:  
Black and Brown Images – Political cartoons of African Americans and Filipinos during the Philippine American War.  Presented by the Library’s African American and Filipino American centers, Through Oct. 31, Main Library, Third Floor, International Center
Filipinos in San Francisco – The history of Filipinos in San Francisco, depicted in photographs dating back to the early 1900s.  Presented by the Filipino American Center, Through Oct. 31, Main Library, Third Floor, International Center.
Related Programs: Author Reading of Shadow of Doubt, Oct. 13, Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Theatre Performance, Oct 16, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 3-5:30 p.m.
Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippine American War, Oct 23, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 2-4 p.m.
Soul Shadows: Buffalo Soldiers and Jazz in the Philippines, Oct. 23, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 12-1:30 p.m.


Other Exhibition Areas in the Library


 *Iris Chang and her Unfinished Dream - At the age of 26, Iris Chang set out to discover the long-buried truth of the events leading up to and during the Rape of Nanking, a six-week period in World War II during which the Japanese Imperial Army captured the old Chinese capital and sought to establish control of the city.  At the six-year anniversary of Iris Chang’s death, the San Francisco Public Library and the Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition invite the public to learn about this young woman’s life and examine the moral courage it takes for one person to seek out the truth.
Exhibit:  Oct. 2, 2010 through Dec. 2, 2010, Main Library, Third Floor, Chinese Center100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Related Program:  Film Screening: Iris Chang--The Rape of Nanking, Oct 17, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
 
 
*AfroSolo Arts Festival 17 Presents:  United in Peace – Artists Leading the Way – A mixed media group show exploring the theme of peace in its many facets.  In a world that is increasingly in conflict, the goal is to use the exhibit to uplift, inform and inspire.  The overall intention of the exhibit expresses the belief in visual artists’ ability to envision, promote and celebrate peace.
Exhibit: Through Oct. 15, 2010, Main Library, Third Floor, African American Center100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
 
 
California Delta: Rural Charms and Natural Beauty - Photos by Rich Turner - Award-winning photographer Rich Turner is known for his long-term commitment to documenting the Delta area for more than 30 years. He has captured the Delta in both color and black & white images and memorialized its diversity and breathtaking beauty. This is a Green Stacks exhibit.Exhibit:  Through Oct. 7, 2010, Main Library, Fifth Floor, Wallace Stegner Environmental Center100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
 
 
*Bahâ – Stylized paintings by Bren Bataclan depict the severe flood that hit Manila and other provinces in the Philippines in September 2009. Baha portrays the heroism, resilience and compassion of the Filipino people during this seemingly insurmountable ordeal. Display:  Through Oct. 28, 2010, Main Library, Lower Level, Library Café Display Cases100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
 

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