[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

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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

South San Francisco Public Library Hosts Author Talk for Filipino American History Month

Oliver Wang Discusses his Latest Book Legions of Boom: Filipino American mobile DJ crews in the San Francisco Bay Area

Wang-Oliver-NewWeb72Our celebration of Filipino American History Month continues with a conversation with Dr. Oliver Wang, Associate Professor of Sociology at CSU Long Beach and contributor to NPR, Vibe, the Los Angeles Times, Oakland Tribune, and other publications. He will be talking about his latest book Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Published by Duke University Press, Legions of Boom details the Filipino American mobile DJ crews, such as Ultimate Creations, Spintronix, and Images, Inc., which rocked dance floors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s. Wang, noted music and pop culture writer and scholar, chronicles this remarkable scene that eventually became the cradle for turntablism.

 

This free event will take place Saturday, October 17th, at 2:00 p.m. at South San Francisco Main Library.

For more information or to request sign interpretation or other accommodation, please call 650-829-3860 at least 10 working days before the event. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter Instagram

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From Marshes to Air Travel Masses: The Origins and Development of SFO

SFOPlease join us for Travel Month at the South San Francisco Public Library!

Ranked the seventh busiest airport in the United States, San Francisco International Airport, or SFO, serves tens of millions of air-travel passengers yearly. From its humble origins as cow-pasture and marshland belonging to the Mills Estate, to major international airline hub and gateway to the Pacific and Asia, the history of SFO’s development will be presented by Dennis Sharp, the Curator of Aviation at SFO Museum, through words and images. The presentation will also include an overview of SFO’s exhibition program, the SFO Museum.

This free event will take place Tuesday, March 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the South San Francisco Municipal Services Building, located at 33 Arroyo Drive in South San Francisco.

For more information or to request sign interpretation or other accommodation, please call 650-829-3860 at least 10 working days before the event.

Editor’s Note: This event submitted by Anissa Malady, Reference Librarian at South San Francisco Public Library