United Against Hate

The San Bruno Public Library is proud to offer programming and resources that you can use to encourage families and members of our community to embrace the strength of diversity, inclusivity and equity. United Against Hate Week is November 13 - 19, 2022. Let’s continue to work together and stand united against hate, today and every day.

San Bruno Public Library will be giving away copies of the three featured books (Jingle Dancer, Rez Dogs, Firekeeper's Daughter) beginning November 1, 2022, while supplies last.

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VIRTUAL PROGRAMS


Joseph Bruchac, Rez Dogs - Author Visit
Monday, November 14, 2022, 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Joseph Bruchac, author of Rez Dogs, is a highly acclaimed children’s book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of North American culture. 

Part of the San Mateo County Reads program. This year's theme is "Native Authors-Native Lives" which focuses on stories that explore the history and cultures of North American indigenous people. 

Faith Ringgold: American People - Docent Lecture
Monday, November 14, 2022, 7 PM - 7:45 PM

Throughout her long career, artist Faith Ringgold has drawn from personal and collective histories to document both her life and the struggle for justice and equity. Faith Ringgold: American People brings together fifty years of groundbreaking work and is the most comprehensive exhibition of her art to date. From painting to experimental story quilts, this talk will show how Ringgold’s artistic style evolved to bear witness to the complexity of the American experience. Long overdue, this retrospective provides a timely opportunity to engage with the art of an American icon.

Our presenter will be Anne Burns Johnson. Anne has been a docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 2011. She is docent chair of the Access program at the FAMSF and works closely with museum staff and other docents to offer tours for persons with dementia, low vision, developmental disabilities and post traumatic stress. Anne’s interest in art comes from her own art work in textiles and art quilts. She has been a docent at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento since 2016 and in her professional career, Anne was active in the senior living and affordable housing fields.

Angeline Boulley, Firekeeper’s Daughter - Author Visit
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter, is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

Part of the San Mateo County Reads program. This year's theme is "Native Authors-Native Lives" which focuses on stories that explore the history and cultures of North American indigenous people. 

Chat with Cafe Ohlone
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 6 PM - 7 PM

Join us for a talk with the co-founders of Cafe Ohlone!

Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino are two Ohlone people focused on sustaining their traditional Ohlone culture. They are proud of their Indigenous identities and are leaders in the ongoing restoration of their languages: Chochenyo from the East Bay (Vincent) and Rumsen from the Carmel Valley (Louis). Through Café Ohlone, Vincent and Louis empower their community with greater access to their cultural traditions, made possible by their elders’ leadership.

Part of the San Mateo County Reads program. This year's theme is "Native Authors-Native Lives" which focuses on stories that explore the history and cultures of North American indigenous people.

Cynthia Leitich Smith, Jingle Dancer - Author Visit
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Author Cynthia Leitich Smith is a NSK Neustadt Laureate and a New York Times bestselling author. Her novel, Hearts Unbroken, won an American Indian Youth Literature Award, and her latest book, Ancestor Approved, is an ALA Notable that received four starred reviews. Cynthia is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation.

Part of the San Mateo County Reads program. This year's theme is "Native Authors-Native Lives" which focuses on stories that explore the history and cultures of North American indigenous people.