Ditch your shoes for flip-flops, and if the sun shines, put on some shorts -- it’s time for an IMBIBE Luau at the Merced Branch Library! Join Friends at the library on August 22, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Tiki-style cocktails, Lagunitas beer at the open bar, a craft table, live music, and beach-inspired decor set the mood for an aloha spirit. The event is FREE for members, so if you aren’t already a Friend, sign up today!

Join us September 24-28  at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion to celebrate 50 years of book selling! From a humble basement fundraiser, the Annual Big Book Sale is now one of the nation’s largest used-book shop operations with half a million books and multimedia items in more than 70 categories all for $1.00-$3.00. Proceeds support the San Francisco Public Library. Become a member and get first access, along with wine and refreshments, at our Member Preview on September 23!   

Friends of the SF Public Library has many volunteer opportunities, including assistance with the Library Steps Book Sales, working at our Donation Center, helping at our main office, joining the Spring Book Sale and Big Book Sale teams, and much more!