Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the fantastic summer evening with Sol Food, poetry, and prizes! I have more pictures to upload over the next few days…but here are some delightful videos of Billy and Chase killing it on stage (thanks, Clara!)
MONDAY July 7th, 2014 (Note: This is not taking place on a Thursday, it’s on a MONDAY). See you there!
Creekside Room, 7 PM
“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
Nothing is quite as sweet as your first romance. Join us as we read Rainbow Rowell’s award-winning novel, Eleanor and Park, which follows the blossoming relationship between two misfits who are smart enough to know that first love rarely lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required. Register here. Find a copy of the book here.
About Eleanor and Park:
“Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”-John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be, she says; we’re 16. What about Romeo and Juliet?Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you; Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I’m not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2013. A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2013. A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013. An NPR Best Book of 2013
April 3rd, 2014 at 7 PM
See what it takes to make a concert poster come alive or a t-shirt stand out! In this hands-on workshop Sam Kraus, owner of Chromaculture Screen Printing and Design, will teach you the fundamentals of screen printing. You’ll learn everything from how to create the artwork to the process of printing.
Everyone who registers will leave the workshop with their own screen-printed shirt. Registration required and space is VERY limited. Register here.
If registration is full, you can add your name to the wait-list here and we will notify you if space becomes available.
Pre-slam prep with pizza and our amazing emcee, Chinaka Hodge…
A few poets…
And a well-deserved standing ovation for all…
The applause and the accolades continued well after the competition was over….
First, Dhaya broke us up into groups and asked us to brainstorm about people/events/anything we found funny. Why was it funny?
Then, we watched clips from a variety of different comedians (Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Mitch Hedberg, Margaret Cho) and talked about what did…or didn’t make those comedians funny.
Next, Dhaya explained different comedic devices. She talked about a joke she is working on and we discussed ways she could improve/expand the joke for one of her sets.
Finally, everyone got a chance to stand up and perform a joke that they had workshopped in their respective groups.
Look at how brave Austenne is! She did a fantastic job, too!
What is comedy? It’s stand-up, humorous story telling, making liquids come out of all the holes in your friends’ faces. In this interactive workshop comedic storyteller and stand up comic, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, (SF Bay Guardian’s Best Comedian, 2013; frequent storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgement and Katie’s totally awesome friend) will help participants explore the various facets of comedy as well as share her (hilarious) challenges and triumphs in the world of professional comedy. Registration required. SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER ASAP! Register here.
Check out this video of Dhaya telling a hilarious story at the library here.
You can find more of Dhaya’s stuff here
Start 2014 with good food, good friends, and Emma Stone learning lessons the hard way in the hilarious film, Easy A. Stefano’s Pizza provided. Registration recommended (so we know how much pizza to get for your hungry faces). Register here