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 […]

The Mix at SFPL Turns One!

On Saturday, June 22nd join us for live music, spoken word, refreshments, green screen photo booth fun & more in SFPL’s new teen digital learning center, The Mix at SFPL! Usually available only to youth ages 13-18, The Mix at SFPL will be opening its doors to all ages during it’s open house birthday party. […]

Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: Michael Warr and Genny Lim

Join us every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in our Readers Bookstore Fort Mason for our weekly FREE poetry series! Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine 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 […]

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 […]

Join us for the Northern California Book Awards!

Celebrate the Bay Area’s vibrant literary scene this month with the 35th Annual Northern California Book Awards, co-sponsored by Friends! This event recognizes the best published works of 2015 and celebrates Northern California authors. Berkeley eco-feminist author Susan Griffin will be honored with the Fred Cody Award for lifetime achievement and service. The NCBR Recognition […]