Unless otherwise noted all programs will be presented in English. All programs and events are free and open to the public.
Friday, May 31, 2013
The Library's annual wit & humor exhibition examines the subject of work. Most of our lives are taken up with searching for and keeping a job; how about finding a job that we love? This exhibition draws on the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor to find the the lighter side of employment: a completely silly guide to working life.
RELATED EXHIBITION & DISPLAY
April 1-May 31: S.S. Adams, the Edison of Practical Jokes. Exhibition, Government Information Center, 5th Floor
April 1-May 31: Works for Me: Diligence and Drudgery, With Some Distractions. A book cover display, General Collections & Humanities, 3rd Floor
April 3: Elect to Laugh: An Evening with Political Satirist Will Durst. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 6:30pm
Thursdays at Noon (Large Screen Videos)
On the Clock: Films About Jobs and Working Life. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 12 noon
All films are shown with captions when possible to assist our deaf and hard of hearing. All program at the Library are free.
Images: Harold Lloyd, Master Comedian by Jeffrey Vance and Suzanne Lloyd (2002); all others courtesy San Francisco History Center, SFPL.
Skylight Gallery - 6th Floor
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Born in Berkeley, California, artist and photographer Ronald Hirano, a Deaf Nisei, was "adopted" by Miss Delight Rice, who founded the Philippine School for the Deaf in 1907, when his entire family was interned to relocation camps with 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II.
This exhibition of his works includes photography, linoleum-engraved and designed covers of the California News (the newspaper from the California School for the Deaf), linoleum-engraved cards and pen and ink cards.
Deaf Services Center Exhibit Space - 1st Floor
*Funded by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.