Maker & Moss Gives Back

We love local businesses! And we love when local businesses support the San Francisco Public Library! Join Maker & Moss on Saturday, July 23rd for their annual “Giving Back Upholstery Event.” Champagne, shopping & library love! Maker & Moss will be donating 5% of their upholstery sales through the month of July and will be DOUBLING their […]

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: Chun Yu & Kevin Simmonds

Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima and California Poet Laureate Al Young. The series is  curated by Friends’ Resident Poet Jack Hirschman. For a full line-up and more […]

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia & Trang Cao

Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima and California Poet Laureate Al Young. The series is  curated by Friends’ Resident Poet Jack Hirschman. For a full line-up and more […]

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: Jami Proctor-Xu & Mauro Fortissimo

Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane di Prima and California Poet Laureate Al Young. The series is  curated by Friends’ Resident Poet Jack Hirschman. For a full line-up and more […]

Massive Comic Book Sale: July 9th

On Saturday, July 9th our Book Donation Center will be selling over 40,000 comic books for only .25 cents a piece! Mark your calendar and don’t miss out on one of the biggest comic book sales in the city. There will be tons of boxes of Sci-Fi television and film glossy magazines, so now is the […]

One Night in June: A Pride Literary Reading

California LGBT writers celebrate Pride with a literary reading presented by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library! One Night in June: The 3rd Annual Queer Reading for Pride happens June 22, 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the \, Fort Mason Center, Building “C”. New York Times best-selling author Kevin Sessums (Mississippi […]

Open Houses & Anniversaries: Bayview, North Beach & Mission!

Our Neighborhood Library Campaign (NLC) may be over, but we’re still celebrating our beautiful branch libraries! Coming up this weekend: two NLC anniversaries and right around the corner is Mission Branch’s Open House & Cinco de Mayo celebration. Mark your calendars and join us! These events are proudly funded by Friends: North Beach Branch: 2 Year Anniversary […]

Potrero Hill Arts Exhibition: Reception Saturday!

What a busy week ahead! We suggest that after checking out Summer Stride’s kick-off event at Crissy Fields this Saturday, you head on over to the Potrero Branch for the Potrero Hills Arts Exhibition Opening Reception! The Potrero Hill Artists’ Exhibition is funded by Friends and is the oldest annual art show in San Francisco, owing its longevity to Potrero Hill artists and community. […]

20th Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture: Christian Robinson

Join one of our favorite illustrators and a 2016 Library Laureate, Christian Robinson, for the 20th Anniversary of the Effie Lee Morris Lecture series. Christian Robinson will be speaking on the theme “You Are Here: Finding Yourself in Picture Books.” Among his other awards, Mr. Robinson is the recipient of a 2016 Caldecott honor and […]

Summer Stride – Kick Off Event This Saturday!

Coming up: fun, adventure, and amazing new worlds —all for free! Brace yourself for one of our favorite annual Library programs: Summer Stride: Read. Create. Explore. Summer Stride is SFPL’s all-ages summer learning program, funded in part by Friends. This is a particularly special Summer Stride because the Library is celebrating the National Park Service’s […]