Library Friends Podcast, brought to you by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, is a regular conversation with advocates, investors, and champions of public libraries, both here in San Francisco and around the world.
Writing in Lockdown - Shruti Swamy in conversation Daniel Handler.
Writing in Lockdown - Brown Handler Resident Shruti Swamy in conversation Daniel Handler. Episode 1.
Shruti Swamy, Brown Handler Resident and author of the forthcoming A House Is A Body from Algonquin press, starts off our new author reading and conversation series, Writing in Lockdown. Each of the six writers in the program will share from a project they've worked on during they're time as a resident, and then have an intimate conversation with either Lisa Brown or Daniel Handler. For more info, go to FriendsSFPL.org. Shruti will be reading the short story "The Siege," from her collection, and will discuss writing in isolation, favorite library branches, and the publishing industry with Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket).
What's the Brown Handler Writer's Residency? Two years ago, Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) created this Writer's Residency to provide local writers with free, adequate, and accessible space to produce creative work in San Francisco. Residents were able to work directly with the Library in tandem with their creative projects. The residents were using the space until the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More at FriendsSFPL.org/Residency
To make more content like this possible, donate to Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Go to FriendsSFPL.org to learn more about the residency and find out all the ways you can impact your financial contribution.
The Power Of Scrappy at SFPL, Tuesday, 6/9/2020 (ft Diana Kapp, Emily Pilloton, and Walter Thompson)
Tuesday, 6/9/2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Walter Thompson speaks with Diana Kapp and Emily Pilloton as they make the case for the power of “scrappy” in all industries, from female-led enterprises to STEM careers and construction sites. Coming from each of their backgrounds in thought leadership and female empowerment, Kapp and Pilloton articulate what it means to be scrappy and how to channel your inner scrappiness to catapult your own creativity. To create something out of nothing, to bite down and grit it out, to ask for help and offer it and to turn problems into questions, are skills that run consistently through the lives and the work of some of our most scrappy heroes. Diana Kapp, a business journalist, author and thought leader who has written about education and entrepreneurialism for most of the major media outlets including Forbes, Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. In her book, Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business, she highlights the entrepreneurs behind Rent the Runway, Stitch Fix, Pop Sugar, Glossier, Minted, Soul Cycle, Mitu, etc. Emily Pilloton, Founder and Executive Director of Girls Garage, a Berkeley-based nonprofit design and building workshop for girls. Author of the new book Girls Garage: How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, and Build the World You Want to See (Teenage Trailblazers, STEM Building Projects for Girls). She is a leader in empowering girls and young women in studying and working in STEM professions. Emily’s first book was New Book Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People. Moderator, Walter Thompson, Senior Editor at TechCrunch and previously City Editor for Hoodline, a hyperlocal news service. An award-winning journalist, he also hosts The Golden City, a podcast that presents stories from San Francisco's past, present and future. Walter Thompson The Power of Scrappy Event Series The Power of Scrappy is a new event series from San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all had to change our ideas of normal in all aspects of our lives from personal relationships to education to business. We have to learn to embrace the unknown, the making do and of course, being scrappy. These events provide a platform to discover how entrepreneurs, writers, artists, educators and community leaders are using their talents and skills to master the power of scrappy. The event series will be virtual and when possible, be the “new normal” in-person events.
Electronic Resources Librarian on the SFPL’s Robust eResources
For this episode of the Library Friends Podcast, we’ll be speaking with Electronic Resources Librarian Daniel Matsumoto, about the robust eResources that are available with your library card. We will also talk about how the Library is handling the influx of traffic to these platforms. Daniel has been working in libraries for most of his career, and you may have seen him manning the circulation desk at the Main a couple of times a week.
Librarians on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Alan Wong is a Librarian at the busy Excelsior Branch, who currently mobilized as a 'Disaster Service Worker' in the wake of COVID-19. We spoke with Alan (via mobile phone) to see how librarians are helping the City of San Francisco during this turbulent time. (For the full interview go to www.FriendsSFPL.org)
The Future of Our Library: Inside Out
Welcome to a special episode of the Library Friends Podcast!
Today we’re going to hear a presentation from the Mary Louise Stong Society Legacy Giving Breakfast, and listen to a Q and A afterward.
City Librarian Michael Lambert and Executive Director of Friends of the Library, Marie Ciepiela talk about Friends’ Strategic Plan for the Library and the three upcoming renovations at the Mission, Chinatown, and Oceanview Branches.
You’ll also hear from Board Chair Beth Kelly, and Board Member Jay Auslander during the presentation. Stay tuned until the end to hear from City Archivist, Susan Goldstein talk about the incredible materials available to the public in the SF History Center, on the 6th Floor of the Main!
2. Chaney Kwak's short story Admission
Thanks to the generosity of Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler, Friends opened its administrative office to five talented San Francisco writers, establishing a residency to provide writers with free and accessible space, and connecting them with five library branches to share their talents with the community.
Chaney is a part of our inaugural class of Residents. A San Francisco based travel and short story writer, Chaney is working on his debut novel.
For this show, we will be listening to a reading of Chaney’s short story Admission and talking about the story with the author.
Thank you for listening to the first Friends
To learn more about this residency go to our website: www.FriendsSFPL.org/Residency
You can find Chaney at chaneykwak.com
On twitter @chaneykwak
And on Instagram @chaneykwak
I’m Michael-Vincent D’Anella-Mercanti, @mvddm, and you can follow Friends of the San Francisco Public Library on all platforms @FriendsSFPL