Unravel the mystery of the motorcycle.
JULY 6, TUESDAY
How is Your Motorcycle Running
Lisa Duke, who teaches motorcycle design and maintenance at City College of San Francisco, will show how a motorcycle works and what riders can do to increase fuel economy. The class is geared especially for women and all levels of motorcycle riders are welcome. This is a Green Stacks program.Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 6-7:30 p.m, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
JULY 10, SATURDAY,Mission Bay Branch Library, 2-4 p.m.960 4th Street (at Berry)
What is greywater?
21 JULY, WEDNESDAYGreywater
Greywater is water from showers, baths, laundry, and bathroom sinks. Benefits of reusing greywater include lowering overall water use, saving energy, providing an alternate source of irrigation water and more. This presentation will show you how to plan and design a laundry-to-landscape greywater system and will also explain other types of greywater systems that might be appropriate for San Francisco homes. This is a Green Stacks program.Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 4:30 p.m., 45 Leland Avenue (near Bayshore)
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28 JULY, WEDNESDAY Greywater: Reusing Water for GardeningGlen Park Branch Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 2825 Diamond Street (near Bosworth)
Hear and read the hidden stories of San Francisco seniors.Golden Voices: Life Stories of San Francisco Seniors
San Francisco seniors share their unique life stories and experiences of love, laughter, hardships, persistence and change, in video and photos at a new exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library. Come learn about being one of the first male professional ballet dancers in Wales, living in Philippines in the aftermath of World War II, organizing San Francisco's first international film festival, changes in San Francisco neighborhoods over the years, and much more. The Golden Voices project is co-sponsored by Famento.com, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, Cypress Lawn, and the San Francisco Public Library.Main Library, Sixth Floor, Outside the San Francisco History Center, through August 25, 2010
Discover the underground punk rock scene and venue of Club Foot. Club Foot: Moving in the Direction of History: Artifacts from SF's Art Punk Cabaret
It was 1979, punk rock was just reaching its peak in the Bay Area. The need for a not-for-profit performance space for aspiring Surrealists was absolutely clear.
For eight years in an old storefront on Third Street, Club Foot hosted a wide range of performances – from the heavy hardcore of Black Flag to avant-garde luminaries such as Diamanda Galás. But this was no commercial nightclub. Club Foot proposed that we are all consumers and producers alike, erasing the line between audience and stage. Bands were not booked to simply sell beer. Artists not only ran the show, they may have been living under the stairs. Do-It-Yourself by necessity.
This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into one of the Bay Area's longest running underground venues and unearths many oddities and relics from the private archives of JC Garrett and Cindy Buff. Never before seen in 30 years. Main Library, Fourth Floor, Steve Silver Beach Blanket Babylon Music Center , through August 5, 2010
Related program to continue the mystery of the underground scene:
29 JULY, THURSDAY CLUB FOOT Presents: A Generous Illusion, Post-Punk SF (1978-82)
The Sex Pistols’ final concert at Winterland in 1978 unofficially declared, “Punk is dead.” Before MTV appropriated punk/new-wave fashion, San Francisco was home to some of the best emerging artists in the world. Mubuhay Gardens, Deaf Club, and CLUB FOOT were just a few of places where it was going down. This special evening of films and live performance includes actor/musician Richard Edson, artist Karen Finley, Christian Marclay of the Bachelors, even, Bruce Geduldig’s Childhood Prostitute (starting JoJo Planteen from Inflatable Boy Clams) and much more. Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 6-7:30 p.m.100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Add the mystery books you've read to your summer reading log when you join the Adult Summer Reading Program.
The summer reading program isn't just for kids this year. The Adult Summer Reading Program is a competition between Oceanside Branches and Bayside Branches to see which side of town reads the most this summer!
Adults can sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program at their local library or on the bookmobile beginning Friday, June 4th. As participants read books or listen to audiobooks, they can check off the number of books read in the sign-up binder at their library. Watch the water gauge at your local library rise for each book read.
Through July 31, 2010.