Programs

About Our Programs

Autumn Gem film poster

The CCSF Library Programs Committee collaborates with other City College departments and centers, 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 Centers 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. Please contact Suzanne Lo at (415) 267-6505 to get involved or suggest an event.

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

Spring 2018

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

East Meets West 2018

East Meets West 2018 Flyer (pdf)

4/26 from 11:00am - 12:30pm
In Football We Trust: Make Your Own History 
| Film Presentation
CCSF Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, Room 305
[Documentary about Polynesian football players]
Running Time: 87 min. | Trailer

4/26 from 12:30pm -1:30pm
The Chinese Exclusion Act
| Film Presentation
CCSF Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Running Time: 35 min. (Educational Version) | Trailer

4/30 from 2:30pm -5:30pm
The Chinese Exclusion Act
 | Film Presentation
CCSF Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Running Time: 165 min. | Trailer

5/1 from 10:00am - 11:30am
Lucy Ostrander, Artist + Filmmaker
Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii
| Film Presentation + Discussion + Refreshments
CCSF Downtown Center, Room 821
Running Time: 55 min. | Trailer

5/1 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lucy Ostrander, Artist + Filmmaker
Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story
 | Film Presentation + Discussion (English & Chinese)
CCSF Chinatown/North Beach Center, Bamboo Room 402
Running Time: 28 min. | Trailer

5/1 from 12:30pm -2:00pm
The Chinese Exclusion Act
 | Film Presentation
CCSF Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, Room 305
Running Time: 35 min. (Educational Version) | Trailer

5/2 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Lucy Ostrander, Artist + Filmmaker
Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii
 + Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story  | 
2 Film Presentations + Discussion
CCSF Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, Room 305

 

African American History Month 2018

African American History Month 2018

pdf flyer

2/3 from 10:00-11:00am
Keenan Webster
Talking Wood: Music from Africa
 | Demonstration + Lecture
CCSF Evans Center, Room 227A

2/3 2:00pm
Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin
Black Freedom Struggles in the Jim Crow West
| Lecture + Discussion
SFPL Portola Branch Library, 380 Bacon Street, SF

2/5 from 10:15am - 11:15am
Keenan Webster
Talking Wood: Music from Africa 
| Demonstration + Lecture
CCSF Downtown Center, Room 821

2/6 from 11:00am -12:00pm
Keenan Webster
Talking Wood: Music from Africa
 | Demonstration + Lecture
CCSF John Adams Center, Auditorium

2/6 from 7:00pm -8:00pm
Keenan Webster
Talking Wood: Music from Africa
 | Demonstration + Lecture
CCSF Mission Center, Valencia Bldg., Room 107/108

2/7 from 10:30 - 11:30am
Keenan Webster
Talking Wood: Music from Africa
 | Demonstration + Lecture
CCSF Chinatown/North Beach Center, Bamboo Room 402

2/10 2:00pm
Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin
Bay View Hunters Point: A Forgotten History 
| Lecture + Discussion
Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Library, 5075 3rd Street, SF
[BVHP unveiling of The Cultural Map of Southeast SF by artists Kate Connell & Oscar Melara]

2/11 2:00pm
Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin
Black Freedom Struggles in the Jim Crow Wes
| Lecture + Discussion
SFPL Main Library, Koret Theater, 100 Larkin Street, SF

2/13 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Read-In
CCSF John Adams Center, Library, Room 204

2/13 6:00pm
Dr. Tarik Farrar
Harriet Tubman: A Forgotten Legacy and a Forgotten History
| Lecture + Presentation
SFPL Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Room, 100 Larkin Street, SF

2/14 6:00pm
Dr. Joy DeGruy
Integrity in the Moment of Choice: How and Why We Must Stand Up
| Lecture + Presentation
CCSF Ocean Campus, Diego Rivera Theater

2/28 from 1:00 - 2:30pm
HBCU Guaranteed Admission | Information Session
CCSF Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3rd Floor, Room 305

2/28 from 5:10 - 8:00pm
Gina Breedlove: Healing Sound Circle
| Presentation + Healing Workshop
CCSF Ocean campus, Lower Level Student Union

 

Fall 2017

Latina/o Heritage Month 2017

Latina/o Heritage Month 2017


9/26 from 12:30-2:00pm
Laurie Coyle + Albertina Padilla

Adios Amor and MiHistoria: Living Archive of Latina/Chicana/Hispana/Indigena Stories
Film Presentation + Lecture + Discussion
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3RD Floor, Multimedia Room R305

10/3 from 7:00-8:30pm
Laurie Coyle

Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno
Film Presentation + Lecture + Discussion
Mission Center, Valencia Building, Room 106

10/14 from 10:30AM –12:00 NOON
Maria Luna
Baila Conmigo! The Cultural Dance Traditions of Mexico
Demonstration + Lecture + Discussion
Evans Center, Room 227A

Library Exhibitions
Building the Art House
Through November 2, 2017
Puro Southeast SF artists featuring the work of Juan Fuentes, Oscar Melara, Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea, Gustavo Vazquez and many more…
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg Library, Floors 2–4


Spring 2017

East Meets West: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

East Meets West 2017

pdf flyer

Felicia Lowe | Chinese Couplets | Screening + Discussion

4/26 from 3:30-5:00pm
Rosenberg Library, Media Room R301

Mountain Chef-Rich Lo | Lecture + Reading + Signing

5/4 from 10:15 -11:30am  
Downtown Center, Room 821

5/4 from 7:00-8:30pm
Mission Center, Valencia Bldg. Room 107/108   


Na Halau Ha’a o Kea | Hawaiian Hula Performance

5/4 from 12:30-2:00pm
Master Lecture + Performance
Chinatown/North Beach Center, Bamboo Room 402

5/4 from 6:40-8:00pm
Ocean Campus, MUB 140

5/9 from 7:00-8:30pm
Mission Center, Valencia Bldg. Room  107/108

5/11 from 2:00 -3:00pm
Master Lecture + Performance
John Adams Center, Auditorium   


Richard Lee | A Hamlet of China | Lecture

5/5 from 12:00 -1:00pm
Civic Center, Room 112  

5/10 from 1:30-2:30pm
Chinatown/North Beach Center, Bamboo Room 402


Program Sponsors:  Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, and Cinema Studies Departments

 

East Meets West program

Presenter Richard Lee at the Civic Center Library.

 

Lunar New Year Celebration 2017

Thanh Nguyen
Floral Design—Ikebana Style
| Lecture + Demonstration (pdf flyer)

2/1 from 10:15am-11:30am
Downtown Campus,  Room 821

2/11 from 10:00am-11:00am
Evans Center, Room 227A

2/14 from 10:30am-11:30am
Chinatown/North Beach Center, Bamboo Room 402
 

Ikebana Style

Faculty, students, librarian, and the presenter Thanh Nguyen with the three final Ikebana flower arrangements at the DTN Center Library program in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Photo by: Geisce Ly.

African American History Month 2017

African American History Month 2017

 

Africa in History | Screening + Discussion
2/3 from 11am–12PM
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3RD Floor, Multimedia Room R305


African Americans in Science and Technology 
| Interactive Science Fair + Presentation
2/6 from 10am-1pm
Ocean Campus, Multi-Use Building, MUB 140
 

Q.R. Hand 
| Poetry Reading
2/7 from 12:40pm-2pm
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3RD Floor, Multimedia Room R305
 

Planting Seeds and Watering Roots: Cultivating Social and Community Change 
| Workshop + Panel Discussion
2/8 from 2pm–4pm
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3RD Floor, Multimedia Room R305
 

Agents of Change
| Film Screening
2/13 from 12pm-2pm
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3RD Floor, Multimedia Room R305
 

Self-Love & Building Healthy Relationships 
| Workshop + Presentation
2/14 from 12pm-2pm
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3RD Floor, Multimedia Room R305
 

The Port Chicago Story: Race and Obstacles to Wartime Unity 
| Lecture + Presentation
2/16 from 2pm-3:30pm
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3RD Floor, Multimedia Room R305
 

Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin
Activism, Uprising, and Protest in the Bay Area 1966-1971
 | Lecture + Presentation
2/21 from 6pm-7:30pm
SFPL Main Library, Koret Theatre
 


Keenan Webster
Talking Wood: Music from Africa
 | Demonstration + Lecture

2/21 from 11am-12pm
John Adams Center, 3RD Floor Auditorium, Room 306

2/21 from 7pm-8pm
Mission Center, Valencia Building, Room 109
 


Agents of Change
 | Film + Discussion

2/22 from 10:15am-11:30am
Downtown Center, Room 821

2/22 from 7pm-8:30pm
Mission center, Valencia Building, Room 106
 


Freedom School: Black Power to Black Lives Matter  
| Discussion + Teach In
2/24 from 12:15pm-1:15pm
CCSF Student Union, 3RD Floor

 

Fall 2016

Latino/a Heritage Month 2016 Poster


Benjamin Bac Sierra + Paul S. Flores + Tony Robles

Love & Locura: The Code of the Community Artist
Lecture + Discussion + Poetry Reading

10/11 from 12:30–2:30PM
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg LLRC, 3RD Floor, Multimedia Room R301

Maria Luna
Baila Conmigo! The Cultural Dance Traditions of Mexico
Demonstration + Lecture + Performance

10/12 from 10:15–11:45AM
Downtown Center, Room 821

10/26 from 10:30AM –12:00 NOON
Chinatown/North Beach Center, Room 402

Pablo Rodriguez
Historias Cortas Y Otros Poemas: Connecting the Historical Past to the Present

Lecture + Author Reading

10/25 from 7:00–8:30PM
Mission Center, Valencia Building, Room 106

10/26 from 1:00–2:00PM
Civic Center Library, Room 112