[Event] The Art of Tea at the South San Francisco Public Library

Where: South San Francisco Public Library 840 W Orange Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

When: Saturday January 28th at 2:00 pm


Ruby Ming, a docent from the Asian Art Museum’s Community Speaker Program, will deliver an educational and entertaining multimedia talk about the art of tea and the many different traditions of Chinese tea practice. Characteristics of these tea traditions and ceremonies will be described and illustrated through various forms of art allowing attendees to visualize the significance of tea as an art form in Asian culture.

Post submitted by Anissa Malady, Librarian II at South San Francisco Public Library

BAYA Presents: Reading Without Walls: Graphic Novels, Literacy, and Diversity

BAYA: The Bay Area Young Adult Librarians and the “In the Library With a Comic Book Podcast” Team Present:

Reading Without Walls: Graphic Novels, Literacy, and Diversity

Featuring Gene Luen Yang, Mariko Tamaki, and David Brothers


Monday October 24th, 9am to Noon

Berkeley Public Library

Central Library

2090 Kittredge Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

(a 5 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART Station)


Morning refreshments and coffee will be served.

$25 Advance Registration

$35 at the Door

BAYA: The Bay Area Young Adult Librarians presents a unique opportunity for librarians working in any environment to learn about next-level graphic novel collection development, with a special emphasis on building a diverse collections. In this special presentation – led by two veteran graphic novel selectors and general comic book enthusiasts – you will learn best practices and procedures to further grow and diversify comic and graphic novel collections. Everyone who works with graphic novels in their library or wants to learn more about these wildly popular materials will have something to gain at this half-day workshop.

We’ll begin with a presentation by Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Librarian and Consultant), two longtime graphic novel selectors and the co-hosts of the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast. The duo will share their collection development best practices, favorite resources, and philosophical approach to building and curating a diverse graphic novel collection. Jack and Amanda will also release their annual, annotated Top Ten Favorites list for kids, teens and adults.

This will be followed by a presentation by author and Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young Adult Literature: Gene Luen Yang. Yang’s debut graphic novel American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be considered as a finalist for the National Book Award and won the American Library Association’s (ALA) Printz Award for best young adult graphic novel. His 2013 graphic novel diptych Boxers & Saints was also a National Book Award finalist.

The second half of our program will feature a special panel of comic book professionals who will share their creative process and discuss the power of comics as a means of telling diverse stories, and as educational tools.  Guests on the panel will be Gene Luen Yang (writer of The Shadow Hero and Secret Coders), Mariko Tamaki (writer of This One Summer and Skim) and David Brothers (Branding Manager at Image Comics, editor of Lazarus by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark).

Books will be available to purchase for your library (home or otherwise).

An informal hosted field trip with Jack and Amanda to nearby local comics shop Fantastic Comics (just up the street at 2026 Shattuck Avenue) will be offered post-program.

All this for just $25 ($35 at the door)! Visit http://tinyurl.com/BAYARWW16 to register. Questions? Contact Jack and Amanda.

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.



EVENT: If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words… with Shelly Schoo

KellySchooPicStrong graphics and data visualizations go a long way toward making your message more compelling and impactful. What are the critical aspects to creating high-impact PowerPoint presentations? During this session, you will learn the foundations for building a persuasive narrative as well as how to better use PowerPoint to convey your message clearly and meaningfully.

In 2013, Shelly Schoo received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. In addition to her MLIS, Shelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Yale. Currently she works at Intuit (developer of Turbo Tax and Quickbooks) in Mountain View, where she leads a team responsible for Channel and Field Sales training. Prior to joining Intuit, Shelly worked primarily in the legal and high tech industries, spending 15 years at Hewlett Packard in a variety of senior leadership positions.

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch, Berkeley Public Library, 1901 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94703 
Cost: BayNet members – $5.00; Non-Members – $10.00

Register online.

The Cartoon Art Museum Visits SSFPL

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Andrew Farrago, curator of the Cartoon Art Museum, will share highlights of the museum‘s collection and talk about the museum’s history as well as its future.  The Cartoon Art Museum is a celebration of cartoon art in all its various forms from comic books, to editorial cartoons, anime, and more. The museum recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, so join us at South San Francisco Public Library to learn all about the Cartoon Art Museum!

Cartoon Art Museum