2015 Big Book Sale September 16 – 20, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, SF FREE More than half a million transactions at The Big Book Sale—combined with online auctions, two used book stores and annual events—will raise approximately one million dollars to benefit the public library’s free programs and neighborhood branch upkeep efforts. The Friends of the Library, as one of the nation’s largest used book distributors, is proving that ‘the book’ is not dead. Everything is $3 or less – $3 hard cover books – $2 paperback books – $1 DVDs / CDs / Books on Tape / Vinyl On Sunday, the final day of the sale, everything is $1 If you’d like to volunteer follow the link below for all the details: http://sf.funcheap.com/volunteer-sfs-big-book-sale-free-books/
Peace often comes about through banal procedures. Paperwork. Meetings. Minutes. Clean up. These everyday acts of movement building bear the slow, steady unraveling of prejudice and hate. For several years, a church, a temple and an Islamic center have planned and rallied the way toward beauty and understanding. Last month we were there at the opening of the 3rd Interfaith Art Exhibition Biennial. We promised to share more photos of the show as it came to a close. Based in the East Bay, the Faith Trio of Montclair Presbyterian Church, the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California and Kehillah Synagogue put together an exhibit of more than 100 works of art. This year’s theme – “We Are the Bridge” – aimed to reveal how artists creatively envision themselves, their culture, faith, community, and art as a bridge from conflict to resolution and reconciliation. Organizers, including Ziya Art Center, hope to compile photos into an upcoming book. (Photos: Haleh & Raeshma)
Summers when I was 9 in Aurora, IL, we were out in the street on our own. Our parents said go outside and find something to frickin’ do. We had a lot of freedom. We played in each other’s yards, on the street, we rode our bikes, roller skated, ran through sprinklers, slid on the Slip’n Slide. For a little more structure we would take cheap kids classes at the parks and rec. Many times these were at the neighborhood grade school. Then there was the bookmobile that would come out. We would take our wagon, stick my smallest sister in it and wheel off for a mega haul of books. Now I face the summer as Number 1 Auntie to two little girls. They don’t do the things I did the way I did when I did them so many years ago. Life and play are so much more planned, protected. Allow me to brainstorm my way through a list (that’s how I sort out life) of things I might do with these two …
Wishing everyone a peaceful Memorial Day in the Bay Area.