Public Libraries: Planning for the next generation

From SPUR:

San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program was designed to respond to the current and future needs of library users. Flexible floor plans, multiuse spaces, innovative responses to technological advances and a commitment to sustainable building practices shaped the development of the City’s plans for 24 renovated or new libraries. As library systems nationwide react to the changes of an increasingly digital and diverse society, San Francisco Public Library is responding with facilities that truly serve their unique neighborhood communities, now and in the future. Find out all that SFPL has accomplished in its momentous capital improvement program and what is planned for the next generation of library services in this forum led by San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera.

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From SPUR: San Francisco Public Library is in the midst of the largest capital building campaign in its history. The Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP) is working toward the renovation or creation of 24 libraries around San Francisco. From historic restorations, to mid-century upgrades, to brand-new civic landmarks, the BLIP program is shaping the future […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week, join a screening and discussion of the film The End of Suburbia, get a sneak peek at work being done on the city’s library branches, and spot some of the city’s avian wildlife on two wheels. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Greening Apartment Buildings. Join green […]

SFTRU Board Meeting and Member Meet and Greet

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From SFTRU: Nearby Transit: 5, 6, 9, 14, 21, 71, F, Muni Metro, BART. For more information, contact info@sftru.org The San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St. (at Grove) • Martin Paley room is located next to the Page Desk on the 3rd Floor. (Enter at 30 Grove Street, proceed to stairs or elevators) This […]

SFTRU Board Meeting + Member Meet and Greet

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From SFTRU: SFTRU Board Meeting + Member Meet and Greet Wed, April 10, 6:00pm – 7:45pm Monthly on the second Wednesday Where Main Library (Paley Room, 3rd Floor), 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA map Calendar SF Transit Riders Union Calendar Created by robert.g.boden@gmail.com Description Nearby Transit: 5, 6, 9, 14, 21, 71, F, Muni […]

EBBC: Yes On Measure B1 Training

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From EBBC: Join us for a quick 1-hour training on our Yes On B1 campaign. Then, get ready to help us convince voters that Measure B1 is a great transportation plan that is great for bikes. We need help postering, flyering, phone banking, outreach at events, speaking to groups, writing letters to the editor, keeping the […]

SF Approves Trial Closure of Mason Street In North Beach

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Mason Street triangle will be future home of North Beach Branch Public Library. Photo from corner of Lombard St and Columbus Ave. Courtesy: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. San Francisco’s traffic managers last week approved a trial closure of one block of Mason Street in North Beach from August 1st to September 27th to test what […]