Programs

About Our Programs

Autumn Gem film poster

The CCSF Library Programs Committee collaborates with other City College departments and campuses, as well as student organizations, to create events that reflect and enrich the creative, intellectual and cultural diversity of the City College community.

We bring writers, poets, artists, musicians, filmmakers and others to the City College campuses to give students the opportunity to meet and interact first-hand, to recognize African-American History, Children’s Literature, Latino/a American Heritage, and Lunar New Year, to name a few.

Library Exhibitions often parallel the theme of the current program series. The Exhibitions blog covers current and past exhibitions.

Please contact Suzanne Lo at (415) 267-6505 or Yi Liang at (415) 452-5469 to get involved or suggest an event.

 

Spring 2012 Programs

African American History Month Programs

A variety of events are being offered in celebration of this year's African American History Month.

Coloring Outside the Lines: Black Cartoonists As Social Commentators Feb. 7, 2012, Kheven LaGrone:

Kheven LaGrone, Morrie Turner & Suzanne Lo

Kheven LaGrone, Morrie Turner (Wee Pals creator), and Suzanne Lo

Morrie Turner speaking at the Southeast Campus

Morrie Turner at the Southeast Campus.  Additional photos:

Various pictures from Coloring Outside the Lines: Black Cartoonists As Social Commentators

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Van-Ahn Vo: Vietnamese Traditional Music & Culture

In celebration of the Tet Nguyen Dan
Vietnamese New Year The Downtown Campus Library and Associated Students Council Present

VAN-ANH VO, MUSICIAN,
DISCUSSES AND DEMONSTRATES FROM HER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
VIETNAMESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND CULTURE
THURS. FEB. 16, 2012
10:30 AM – 12 Noon
DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
88 FOURTH ST./MISSION
RM. 821

Van-Ahn performs at the Downtown Campus

Photo by Rodolpho Padilla

See more photos of Van-Ahn Vo's Program.

 

Fall 2011 Programs

Latino/a Heritage Month Celebration, Fall 2011

City College of San Francisco, the Rosenberg Library & Learning Resource Center and Concert & Lecture Series Celebrate:

LATINO/A HERITAGE MONTH.

There will be a variety of program topics. For a complete listing:  View the flyer.

 

SFSU professor and multi-instrumentalist John Calloway

Latino/a Heritage Month Celebration Downtown Speaker Series
A Slide Lecture Presentation:
SFSU professor and multi-instrumentalist John Calloway will discuss the origins of how Afro-Latin cultural forces created jazz music. 
Wed. October 5, 2011
CCSF—Downtown Campus—Room 821 10:30-12:00 Noon
88 4th Street (Corner @ Mission) ● San Francisco Call for information ● 415-267-6505 or View the Flyer.

JOHN CALLOWAY: Filosofia Caribeña Project

John Calloway Program at the Downtown Campus

David Dore, Downtown Campus Dean.  Photo by Suzanne Lo.

John Calloway Program at the Downtown Campus

John Calloway.  Photo by Suzanne Lo.

John Calloway Program at the Downtown Campus

John Calloway and musicians.  Photo by Suzanne Lo.

John Calloway Program at the Downtown Campus

From left to right, David Dore, Downtown Campus Dean; Kea Ngor, Associated Students VP; Suzanne Lo, librarian; guest musician, John Calloway, guest lecturer, musician, Mandi lam, Associated Sudents President.  Photo by Joan Vitorelo

Summer 2011 Programs

Mystery writers, Penny Warner and Rhys Bowen

Mystery writer, Penny Warner (left) looked on as Rhys Bowen (right), author of the Royal Spyness mysteries series, shared her writing tips with the audience. Photo taken by Suzanne Lo, Librarian.

Group photo, complete description is in the text below.

Group photo:  (left to right) Penny Warner, author; Patricia Costello, ESL faculty; Suzanne Lo, Librarian; and Rhys Bowen, author.  Photo by: unknown.

Student Ena Chen, designed the poster, "Mystery in the Library," for the Downtown Library's summer reading program

Standing on the left, student Ena Chen, designed the poster, "Mystery in the Library," for the Downtown Library's summer reading program.  Standing on the right, ESL faculty advisor Patricia Costello is holding a couple of new mystery books.  Photo taken by Suzanne Lo, Librarian.

First prize winning entry, submitted by Ms. Agnes Ko, was posted on the library's bulletin board

For the culmination of the summer reading program, we held a raffle drawing for all entries of book reviews submitted during the period.  The first prize winning entry, submitted by Ms. Agnes Ko, was posted on the library's bulletin board along with the two other winners.  Ms. Ko had written out her book reviews of the four mystery books read.  Photo taken by Suzanne Lo, Librarian.

Spring 2011 Programs

East Meets West

East Meets West Photo of Andrew Lam, Li Miao Lovett and others

May 4, 2011 at the Rosenberg Library:  From Left to right:
Li Miao Lovett (author), Mo Shuet-Tam, Andrew Lam (seated, author),
Victor Turks, Suzanne Lo, James Lim

East Meets West Spring 2011


African American History Month

African American History Month February 2011

 

Fall 2010 Programs

A Village Called Versailles

Asian American Film Series
A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES
A Documentary Film Screening and filmmaker Discussion
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 @ 11am - 12:30pm

Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave., Rosenberg Library, Room 305

 

Children's Literature Series

Children's Literature Series, Fall 2010

 

Authors, Gianna Marino and Dorina Lazo Gilmore

Authors, Gianna Marino and Dorina Lazo Gilmore

Children's Literature Series, Fall 2010

Author, Gianna Marino; faculty Delores Eggers-Williams; librarian, Suzanne Lo; and author, Dorina Lazo Gilmore.

 

Latina/o Heritage Month

Latino/a Heritage Month Fall 2010

Photos from:
Activism and Community Organizing: The Experience of an Urban Muralist Juana Alicia-Montoya
Lecture + Slide Presentation
Oct. 6, 2010, 10:30–12pm, Downtown Campus Room 821

Faculty Member, Patricia Costello, Juana Alicia and student

From Left: Patricia Costello (CCSF Faculty), Juana Alicia, and student.

Suzanne Lo, Downtown Campus Librarian, and Juana Alicia

From left: Suzanne Lo (Downtown Campus Librarian) and Juana Alicia.

 

SPRING 2010 Programs

East Meets West, April-May 2010

East Meets West Programs

Suzanne Lo, Downtown Campus Librarian and Marissa Aroy, Director of Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW:

Marissa Aroy, director of Delano Manongs

 

Little Manila, May 12, 2010

Little Manila: the Delano Manongs-in-Progress

In celebration of the Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, come and meet Filmmaker Marissa Aroy. She is currently working on the “Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the UFW.” She produced “Little Manila: Filipinos in California’s Heartland ,”which aired nationally on PBS. When she’s not making or watching movies, she is teaching digital filmmaking at Berkeley City College.

Downtown Campus
88 4th St. @ Mission St. San Francisco, CA
Call 415.267.6505 for more info
Sponsored by the Downtown Campus Associated Students Council

Dim Sum: Art of Chinese Tea Lunch, 3/17/2010

The Art of Dim Sum, Mar. 17, 2010

AUTHOR ELLEN BLONDER
DISCUSSES AND DEMONSTRATES
FROM HER BOOK,
DIM SUM: THE ART OF CHINESE TEA LUNCH
WED. MARCH 17, 2010
2 PM – 5 PM
OCEAN CAMPUS
50 PHELAN AVENUE
STATLER WING RM. 014

The Rosenberg Library and Learning Resource Center &
The Culinary Arts Department Proudly Present
What is dim sum? How many different types of dim sum are there? How are they made? What are the ingredients and how are they prepared? Are special tools needed? Learn all this and more from author Ellen Blonder in the City College of San Francisco Culinary Arts Department Demonstration Lecture Hall.

Bonnie Tsui: American Chinatown, Feb. 23, 2010

Bonnie Tsui presents American Chinatown, Downtown Campus, Tues. 2/23, 10:30am-Noon, Room 821


In celebration of the Lunar New Year of the Tiger, come and meet Harvard grad Bonnie Tsui, who is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. A former editor at Travel & Leisure, she has written for National Geographic Adventure, Salon, and conde Nast Traveller.
Bonnie visits the country’s four most famous Chinatowns— San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu — and makes her fascinating stop in Las Vegas. In her explorations, she focuses on the remarkable experiences of ordinary people, and captures their vivid stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
CCSF —Downtown Campus
88 4th St./Mission St. San Francisco, CA
Call 415.267.6505 for more info
Sponsored by the Downtown Campus Associated Students Council

February 23, 1010
10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Room 821

Bonnie Tsui speaking at the Downtown Campus:

Bonnie Tsui speaking at the Downtown Campus

 

African American History Month, February 2010

African American History Month Programs 2010


The official national theme for Black History Month 2010 is The History of Black Economic Empowerment. In honor of this theme, our events this year focus on green economics and communities of color. Click on the image above to see a schedule of this month's events.

The concurrent exhibit, The Portraits of Vincent Jackson, in the 4th floor Reference case in the library, is part of the Library's 10X10 Exhibition series, celebrating the Library's 100th exhibition in 10 years.

Also, until February 20, 2010, we have access on a trial basis, to the African American Biographical Database, Black Studies Center, and Proquest Civil War Era, all from ProQuest. Access and more information is available on the Articles & Databases page.


Bryant Terry, Eco-Chef, Feb. 10, 2010

Bryant Terry, Eco-Chef, Author of Vegan Soul Kitchen Downtown Campus, Room 821 Wed. Feb. 10, 2010 11:00-Noon

                            

Bryant Terry, eco-chef, speaks at the Downtown Campus, Feb. 10, 2010

Bryant Terry is an eco chef, food justice activist, and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen (VSK): Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine (Da Capo/Perseus March 2009). For the past nine years he has worked to build a more just and sustainable food system and has used cooking as a tool to illuminate the intersections between poverty, structural racism, and food insecurity. His interest in cooking, farming, and community health can be traced back to his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food.