Thursdays at Readers Poetry Series: Devereaux Baker & Sharon Doubiago

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 […]

Creating a Lasting Impact in Our Libraries

Meet Barbara Berman: Friends supporter, Library advocate, literary lover and a member of our Mary Louise Stong Society Legacy Circle. “Like far too many people,  my husband and I put off making our wills.  When we finally decided to start the process,  our first concerns were the futures of our beloved young grand nieces.   Next came the […]

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. […]

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 […]

Thursdays at Readers: Boadiba & Neeli Cherkovski

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 […]

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to all of our Spring Big Book Sale sponsors and group volunteers for contributing to the success of our sale! A very special thanks  to Amoeba, Flax and the San Francisco Film Society for helping to spread the word. Check out Flax’s 2 new locations (they’re our neighbors in Fort Mason Center and […]

Thursdays at Readers: Cathleen Williams & Gary Hicks

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 […]

Welcome Mario and Lisa!

Exciting times at Friends abound – we’re welcoming two new staff members to the family! We are pleased to announce Mario Lemos as our new Manager of Membership and Development Services and Lisa Perry as our Online and Specialty Sales Assistant. Mario Lemos has worked for over ten years at San Francisco non-profits including the Yerba Buena Center for the […]

FREE Books at our Spring Big Book Sale

Here’s an insider’s tip: items at our 6th Annual Spring Big Book Sale are 100% FREE if you volunteer! That’s right – all you have to do is sign up for a shift (or two or three), help us put on the biggest used book sale on the West Coast, enjoy free pizza (sign up […]

Member Preview Sale & Reception: Wine, Treats & 1st Access!

There are a host of reasons why you should join Friends and support the San Francisco Public Library. And at the top of the list? Tickets to attend the exclusive Member Preview Sale & Reception for the upcoming 6th Annual Spring Big Book Sale! Members are invited to access the sale the evening before it […]