Visual Arts

Exhibits and talks about photography and visual arts. Quilt show, etc.

Explore the World of Chimpanzees and Wildlife Conservation@South

Join respected wildlife conservationist Chris Austria on a stunning, intimate, and rare visual journey into the realm of wild Chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Austria (who works with Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda, founded by Dr. Jane Goodall) uses his keen and sensitive photographic eye to reveal a different, underappreciated perspective on the lush, green and fascinating landscapes of Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia. This program is free and all are welcome!

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Staff Art Show @Central

10th Annual Staff Art Show, with drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography, fiber art and more. Come see what the talented staff of the library do when they're not at work! This exhibit is available during Central Library open hours: Monday,12:00 pm - 8 pm; Tuesday, 10:00 am - 8 pm; Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. 2nd and 5th floors. Living Book Art @Central Staff Art Show Community Project: Living Book Art Come create an artful arrangement of books. Working together, we will sort by size, color, or other possibilities to make an ever-changing display for everyone to enjoy. Take photographs of the evolving arrangements and share! Look for orange and black books on October 31! Available during library open hours: Monday noon - 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm, Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. First floor near the entrance
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The Art of HOWL @ North

Visit North Branch and explore The Art of Howl, a special exhibit on loan from the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco. (during regular branch hours) Closed Sundays.

The exhibit features both art -- from acclaimed local artist Eric Drooker's graphic novelization and animation of Allen Ginsberg's controversial (and much-banned) poem, Howl -- as well as the full text of the poem reproduced in large format.

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EXTENDED: Faces of Fatherhood: Celebrating Bay Area Dads @North

UPDATE: By popular demand Nancy Rubin's Photography Exhibit, Faces of Fatherhood, has been extended until Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Don't miss this heartwarming, intimate collection of images.


The North Branch Library celebrates Fatherhood and the art of Photography with an exhibit by local artist Nancy Rubin.

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