EVENT: Thirsty Thursday

We’re well into the new year, time to reconnect with your Bay Area library colleagues. Join BayNet for cocktails and conversation at DaDa Bar in the Financial District.

Location: DaDa Bar, 65 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Date/Time: Thursday, February 23, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Register online!

Chinatown Walking Tour

What: A walking tour of Chinatown

Where: Chinese Historical Society of America museum at 965 Clay Street

When: February 25th at 10:30 AM

Certain words, such as fog, sourdough bread, and cable car, can elicit certain feelings and memories with anyone who has been to San Francisco. Chinatown is no exception to this category. Millions of visitors travel to San Francisco’s Chinatown to eat dim sum, see the fortune cookie factory, and watch lion dancing if they are lucky enough. While these activities gather a lot of attention today, the history of San Francisco’s Chinatown is deep rooted and extends all the way back to the 1850’s. With over 100 years worth of stories, memories, and experiences, BayNet invites you to explore this long lasting and ever changing community with the Chinese Historical Society of America.

The Chinatown walking tour will take about 1.5 hours and visits 24 different landmarks of historical, social, and cultural significance. It is our hope that after our Chinatown walk, you will be have a better understanding of this deeply treasured community.

This event costs $20 per person. Registration is limited to 15 people, so act fast! You can register for this event here. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Walking tour prices also include admission to the museum.

Note: This tour is contingent upon the weather. If the rain is forecast, the walking tour will be substituted by a docent-led tour of the Chinese Historical Society of America museum. 

EVENT: Not Your Grandma’s Knitting: Craftivism & Yarn Bombing

Saturday, December 3rd, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
South Branch of Berkeley Public Library, “Community Room”
1901 Russell Street in Berkeley

Join us on December 3rd for an afternoon of crafting instruction and discussion. Learn knitting and crocheting basics and how crafting can be used to create public art (“craftivism” and “yarn bombing”). No experience necessary!

A limited supply of craft materials will be available for participants to practice with and start projects.

Participants are encouraged to bring craft supplies if possible: knitting needles and/or crochet hooks, yarn, felt, newspaper or magazine clippings for collage, etc.Participants may also bring works in progress or patterns if they have specific questions. Any and all forms of crafting are welcome!

This event is, unfortunately over, but if you wanted to see the PowerPoint Presentation, it is available here: Yarn Bombing and Craftivism

Wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is not sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library. Groups and organizations may use meeting rooms when they are not being used for activities sponsored by the Library. Permission to use the meeting rooms does not imply Library endorsement of the goals, policies or activities of any group or organization. For more information on meeting rooms at the Berkeley Public Library, visit www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org

Special Libraries Association Happy Hour in San Francisco

The Special Libraries Association Bay Region Chapter is hosting a Fall Happy Hour!

Are you a student or new to the Bay Area? Are you a librarian and want to meet new librarians in the area? Come join us for an evening with friends and colleagues. Meet librarians from all walks of life and find out what the SLA in the Bay Area is about.

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Patriot House Pub, 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

The event is free to new and prospective members, students, and for current members who bring along one or more prospective members. The fee for all others is $10. The first drink is on SLA!

To register as a free attendee, please email Grace Kim at gkim1133@gmail.com with your name, current SLA membership status, and who you will bring.

If you are paying $10 for this night of drinks and conversations, please RSVP to Grace at gkim1133@gmail.com and bring your payment to the event.
Please RSVP by August 29th.

EVENT: BayNet Pokémon GO Meetup

BayNet Pokemon GOJoin your BayNet colleagues for the first-ever Pokémon GO Meetup on Saturday, August 20, 10:30 am-Noon.

We’ll play for an hour then reconvene to share ideas on how we are using/will use Pokémon GO in our libraries.

At noon, for those who wish, we’ll go to lunch at the Farmer’s Market or another location downtown.

Meet in front of Hayward City Hall near the fountain by the Farmer’s Market (aka Hayward City Hall Pokéstop).

The Hayward City Hall Pokéstop is a two minute walk from Hayward BART station.

Contact Diana Wakimoto: diana.wakimoto@csueastbay.edu

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