Memory is About the Future an Event at the San Francisco Public Library

Memory is About the Future Flyer

Thursday March 17, 2016 at 6:00pm

Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, Main Library, Lower Level

Historian Abby Smith Rumsey will discuss her new book, “When We Are No More: How digital memory is shaping our future.” She writes that our personal and cultural memories are intimately intertwined, shaped and sometimes controlled by political forces and economic interests. In the age of digital abundance, Rumsey says it’s harder, not easier, to secure important historical archives for future generations.

A book sale follows with Readers Bookstore.


Arc:Hive’s A Moment UnBound

A New Work by Local Artists Closes Out the Inaugural 2nd Stages Season

Help fund this innovative production!

Help fund this innovative production!

What to hold onto? What to let go of? Archivists Lucy and Ella have a knack for preservation – and family secrets. While learning to sort this from that, Tom finds more than he bargained for. What will keep them all from getting stuck in the past? A collaboratively written new work inspired by the notes and clippings left behind in books donated to Friends of the Palo Alto Library.

This story explores themes like digital versus physical, truth versus memory, and uses terrible and wonderful puns. It’s like Harry Potter meets the X-Files. Or Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children meets The Mysterious Benedict Society, with a dash of Jonathan Strange…. It has magical creatures. It has masks. It gets people talking about books and technology and family secrets. But most of all it’s a unique theatre experience devised by local Bay Area artists and is unlike anything else that you’ve seen at the Dragon Theatre – it’s the kind of theatrical event that the 2nd Stages program was designed for!

Visit for behind the scenes video of the developing work and other information.

WHEN: September 19 – 28, 2014 Fridays & Saturdays at 8p, Saturdays & Sundays at 2p Pay What You Will Preview Thursday, September 18 Opening night reception September 19th after the show Post-show discussion after EVERY matinee

WHERE: The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City

HOW YOU CAN HELP: The Arc:Hive project has an Indigogo campaign running online to finish funding the final work. Please visit for all the details or to make a donation.

HOW MUCH: $15 for all general admission seats. 2120 Broadway Street in downtown Redwood City (94063) (at the intersection of Broadway and Theatre Way)

$120 for a private dinner and ticket to the show on Saturday, September 20th. More details at

Pay what you will preview on September 18th – no reservations

$100 for the VIP box (seats 4 people and includes champagne and chocolates.)