Go to the CCSF library's main page Find Books using the library's Catalog Find Articles in periodical & reference databases Search the web Library information, frequently asked questions Go to main CCSF web page CCSF Library web banner.

September 10, 2007 through December 10, 2007

Letís Talk About It: Modern Marvels Ė Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel

What is it?

A series of scholar-led reading-discussion programs covering five different graphic novels treating Jewish themes offered by CCSF Libraries, CCSF sponsors and community partners. The purpose is to encourage the reading, discussion and appreciation of graphic novels. To read the introductory essay by the Let's Talk About It national scholar, Dr. Jeremy Dauber, click on this link

Who can attend?

This is a free series for the San Francisco community facilitated by project scholar, CCSF English Department instructor Dr. Craig Kleinman. Everyone is welcome, although advance sign-up is required since participation is limited to 55 people. Since this is a reading discussion series, participants are expected to read the books before attending the program sessions. The project scholar hopes that participants will attend as many of the program sessions as possible, but it is not required to attend all 5 program sessions.

When and where are the programs?

A Contract with Go by Will Eisner
Monday, Sept. 10, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Library, rm. 305

Maus: A Survivor's Tale (Parts I and II) by Art Spiegelman Monday, Sept. 24, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Library, rm. 305
Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories by Ben Katchor Monday, Oct. 15, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Library, rm. 305

The Quitter by Harvey Pekar Monday, Nov. 19, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Library, rm. 305
The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar Monday, Dec.10, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Library, rm.305

All programs are located in room 305, Rosenberg Library, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave. For directions and parking information, consult this campus map.

How do I sign-up?

By phone: 415-452-5548 Leave your name, phone number and email address so that program materials can be sent to you by email.

By email to Bonnie Gratch Lindauer mailto:bgratch@ccsf.eduProvide your name, phone number and email address so that program materials can be sent to you by email.

How do I obtain the books?

Thirty (30) copies of the five graphic novels listed above are available for loan at Rosenberg Library, CCSF, for the first 30 people registering who request a copy. The SF Public Library and other community libraries also have copies for loan. In addition, copies will be available for purchase at each program session.

The following bookstores should also have copies for sale: Bird & Beckett (Glen Park), (West Portal) and ( Noe Valley)

Project Partners and co-sponsors: San Francisco Public Library, Bureau of Jewish Education's Jewish Community Library, and SFSU's Jewish Studies Program. CCSF co-sponsors include the English, ESL and Art Departments and Rosenberg Library and Learning Resource Center and Concert & Lectures.

Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from

Nextbook and the American Library Association