Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Mission Branch Annual Open House & Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Saturday, May 1, 2010
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Second Floor


1:00 p.m. Diana Gameros
Singer-guitarist whose music travels the Spanish and Mexican landscapes, recounting stories of love, movement and borders, accompanied by the beat of the Cajon.

2:00 p.m. Charitie Bolling/Le Petit Jolie Henna Workshop
Demonstrating the ancient and mysterious art of Mehndi body art design.

2:30 p.m. De Colores with Maria Luna
Celebrate with dance and music from Mexico. Dress in traditional costume, play instruments, learn about Mexican culture and dance! (For children of all ages.)

3:15 p.m. ABADÁ-Capoeira
Performing the traditional art of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that incorporates acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Como Encontrar Trabajo y Carreras

En este taller los alumnos aprenderán dónde localizar y cómo utilizar los recursos de empleo y de carrera en la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco y el City College of San Francisco. Además, los estudiantes serán introducidos a una serie de búsqueda de empleo y orientación profesional en los sitios de la red. Se requiere la capacidad básica para navegar por la Red. No es necesario registrarse.

Jueves 29 de Abril de 2010
3:30–5:30 p.m.

Atención: La clase se dará en la Biblioteca del Mission Campus
del City College de San Francisco
1125 Calle Valencia, Salón 408

Friday, April 2, 2010

"Poets 11 2010" at the Mission Branch

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and their Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, together with the San Francisco Public Library, present Poets 11, the annual citywide poetry contest and reading series that features select poets from each of the City’s 11 districts. We here at the Mission Branch are excited to represent the District 9 poets selected to read their poems for the Poets 11 2010 event, which will be held...

Tuesday, April 6
2nd Floor

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Women's History Month Wrap-Up, March 2010

When I think of women's history, I think of books and stories -- personal stories and family stories, of sewing and cooking, of gardening, of childraising, of wars and protests and uprisings, of voyages and emigrating, and of striving for education and relationships and human rights.

Here is a list of a few authors whose works have illustrated -- through fiction and nonfiction -- some part of women's history everywhere...

Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid's tale
Colm Toibin: Brooklyn
Emma Goldman: Living my life
Isabel Allende: Daughter of Fortune
Toni Morrison: Tar Baby
Marguerite Duras: Wartime Writings
Alice Walker: In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
Christa Wolf: A Model Childhood (or Patterns of Childhood)
Edwidge Danticat: The Farming of Bones
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences, 1815-1897
Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex
Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Barbara Kingsolver: The Bean Trees
Tracy Chevalier: The Virgin Blue
Marilyn French: The Women's Room & From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women

-Anonymous Mission Branch librarian