Latino Heritage Faire, Joanne Rocklin at Arne Nixon Center

LatinoLatino Heritage Fair – San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St. (at Grove) (415) 557-4277
Saturday, October 11, 2014 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
San Francisco Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room

The fair will showcase the SF Latino Historical Society and SF Heritage’s “Nuestra Historia,” including a project to create a citywide Latino historic context statement; the Latino Digital Archive Group, which is preserving Latino history into the digital future; StoryCorps’ Historias Initiative; and the San Francisco History Center. Learn how to preserve your own photographs and documents and check out the Library’s historical resources.

From 1-5 p.m., bring your own photographs highlighting historic Bay Area locations associated with Latino history to digitize and share with the Library archives. Limit 10 photos per person; first come, first served. Representantes bilingües estarán disponibles para ayudar.
The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and ANCA (the Arne Nixon Center Advocates) invite everyone to attend a presentation by award-winning author Joanne Rocklin, the guest speaker for ANCA’s 2014 Annual Meeting on Friday, October 24. The meeting will be held at Fresno State in the Henry Madden Library, Auditorium Room 2206 (2nd floor, South wing). A catered reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., with Rocklin’s talk to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Joanne Rocklin, Ph. D., has written over 20 books for children, encompassing several genres. She has a doctorate in psychology and is a former elementary school teacher, presently writing children’s books full-time. Her books include The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street, and For Your Eyes Only! Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Rocklin’s newest book, Fleabrain Loves Franny, tells the story of Franny Katzenback. Set in Pittsburgh in 1952, polio-stricken Franny finds herself trapped and lonely and in need of a friend. Rocklin’s talk is free of charge and open to the public. A brief administrative meeting will be held during the first few minutes of the program. Rocklin’s books will be available for sale and autographing after the presentation. Parking in Lots P30 and P31 (closest to the Library) will be unrestricted. Please make reservations by October 22 by sending email to Jami Sanford at or by calling the Center at 559.278.8116. Reservations can also be made by replying to and using the passcode rocklin2014.

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