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Summary: Profiles twelve contemporary artists from three urban centers: Berlin, Johannesburg, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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Fairfax, Sally K.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MIT Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 394.12 FAI

Summary: Collection of photographs combined with commentary by 20 writers. The work documents the rich history of the social movements of the 1960's and 1970's with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area. Distinguished writers explore the rise of the Black Panthers, the Free-Speech and Anti-war movements, feminism, disability rights, environmental activism, the struggle for gay rights, Cesar Chavez and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkeley Art Center Association 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: OVS 327.172 WHO

Freedman, Russell

Summary: A middle-grade history of the "other Ellis Island" traces how Angel Island served as an entry point for one million Asian immigrants to the United States in the early 20th century, drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters and "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed to describe the center's screening process, immigration policies and eventual renaissance as a historic site.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.4 FRE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J979.4 FRE

Olsen, Jack.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1998

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1523 OLS

Mortensen, Lori

Summary: Describes Angel Island Immigration Station and why it is a symbol of hope and struggle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MOR

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Markham, Lauren

Summary: "The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California--fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, Ernesto Flores had always had a fascination with the United States, the faraway land of skyscrapers and Nikes, while his identical twin, Raul, never felt that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MAR

Kiesling, Lydia

Summary: In Lydia Kiesling's debut novel, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey. Bucking under the weight of being a single parent--her Turkish husband is unable to return to the United States because of a "processing error"--Daphne takes refuge in a mobile home...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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Summary: Provides information on major points of interest, activities, accomodations, restaurants, shopping, transportation, and entertainment in the city.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd 2016

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Biafra, Jello.

Contents: Disc 1: The big ka-boom, parts 2-69 -- Disc 2: The big ka-boom, parts 70-666 -- Disc 3: Cowboy Cornholio and the Sunshine State -- And Gore made us want to Ralph -- The rolling blackout revue -- 12 steps to corporate-free sobriety -- Joey Ramone.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Alternative Tentacles Records 2002

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SA BIA

Senzai, N. H.

Summary: Twelve-year-old Ariana, a tomboy, and her ladylike cousin Laila, recently arrived from Afghanistan, do not get along but they pull together when a rival Afghani grocery store opens, rekindling an old family feud and threatening their family's livelihood.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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Sanders, Rob

Summary: Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MIL

Summary: "Tough Tony Banks, a retired gangster ... reluctantly comes out of retirement to silence his old friend and squealer. ... Tony's [San Francisco] suburban haven comes crashing down as his daughter ... takes up with a hippie ... and [Tony's] wife ... gives them permission to move into their house with their hippy friends. The all-star cast includes ... Groucho Marx in his final role as the mob...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SKI

Packer, Ann

Summary: "Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION PAC

Simpson, John W. (John Warfield)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.61 SIM

Summary: Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. With its incredible natural beauty, vibrant neighborhoods, and endless energy, San Francisco is one of the most alluring of U.S. cities. This new edition is a traveler's guide to the best of the best, from how to explore Golden Gate Park and the Mission District's street art,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 CALIFORNIA SAN

Talbot, David

Summary: Traces the story of San Francisco in the latter half of the twentieth century, covering topics ranging from the civil rights movement and pop culture to the 49ers and famous crime cases.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.09794 TAL

Summary: For domestic travelers, San Francisco is a city that can't be beat and this dazzling guide covers its charms, both great and small. Can't miss attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, a cable-car ride over Nob Hill, and Golden Gate Park are all richly described and illustrated. But a walk through Macondray Lane, the murals in the Mission, or a treat of authentic dim...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 917.9461 SAN

Bittner, Mark.

Contents: A rolling stone -- Mansion on the hill -- A joyful encounter -- A question of trust -- Mandela -- The science of it -- Dogen -- Everything changes -- Bucky -- Paco and company -- A walk on the wild side -- Rage against the light -- Tupelo -- Back out in the world -- Free as a bird -- Fleeting happiness -- Snyder -- Act naturally -- Consiousness explained -- A late fledge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 636.6865 BIT

Shilts, Randy.

Summary: A biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay city official in the nation, recounts his public and personal life, and examines the emergence of the San Francisco gay community as a social and political force.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MILK, HARVEY SHI

Say, Allen

Summary: Recounts the author's coming of age at a military academy, where he endured harsh racism before embarking on a journey to discover himself as a Japanese-American artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SAY

Say, Allen.

Summary: "Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist DRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SAY

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Say 2011

Selvin, Joel

Summary: In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones' infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. The product of 20 years of research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 SEL