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For High School Students: The Best Way to Prepare for Finals and Stuff About Robbing Banks

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who came to the First Thursday: Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt. If you haven’t seen pictures from the event, you can check them out here.

Next up: Late Night Study Hall
12/18, 12/19 & 12/20 from 9-11 PM

Finals week is fast approaching, and you know what that means–Late Night Study Hall! Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of finals week, the Library will stay open an extra two hours just for high school students studying for finals. That means from 9-11 PM 12/18-12/20, expect to be drinking coffee, eating candy (supplied by yours truly) and reviewing the difference between the preterite and imperfect in Spanish (or whatever it is you kids study these days).

First Thursday: Joe Loya-Tales From a Former Bank Robber
January 3rd, 2013 at 7 PM

Celebrate the new year by hearing the story of a truly unique and inspiring individual. Or, you could just listen to him talk about robbing banks.

In his youth, Joe Loya robbed more than a dozen banks and spent seven years in prison. Today he’s on the right side of crime, living a solid life as a father, husband, a writer and performer. During the January First Thursday event, Loya will discuss how taking ownership of his story, refusing to accept people’s limited expectations of him, and expressing himself through writing helped him turn his life around. Author of “The Man Who Outgrew his Prison Cell: Confessions of a Bank Robber”, Loya will also share tips on how to really get deep into your own story no matter how sordid (or not) it may be.

Food and beverages provided.

If you have questions, want more information about any of these programs, or want to tell me your brilliant idea for the next First Thursday (we’re NOT having a sleepover in the Library–you know who you are), feel free to email me at or call me at 415-389-4292 x 4727

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