Join us for a fun-filled flashback for adults! In 1967, thousands converged on San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury area to turn on, tune in, and drop out. Whether you want to recapture your counterculture past or find out what it was really like, the library has something for everyone!

Come watch a legendary rock concert film, learn about psychedelic art and hippie fashion, make your own tie-dye T-shirt and more! Our free adult programs kick off on Thursday, June 1 and continue through July 2017. (Print a copy of the event flier.)

Adult Program Descriptions
All programs begin at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 1 – Screening of Monterey Pop
The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival featured performances by Janis Joplin, the Who, Ravi Shankar, Simon & Garfunkel, and more. This incredible concert film captures it all, including Jimi Hendrix infamously lighting his guitar on fire!

Sunday, June 25 – When Art Rocked: Posters from the ‘60s
Come see a far out collection of rock posters, handbills and other 1960s memorabilia! Members of the Rock Poster Society will display items from their collections and describe some of the more memorable shows and dances they attended.

Thursday, July 6 – Summer of Love Art Talk
Join us for a lecture highlighting the de Young museum’s exhibit “The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll.” See exhilarating examples of costumes and textiles, photography, rock posters, and more. This presentation will be by Jim Kohn, Docent for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
(Image on left: minidress by Candace King; Image on above right: Fillmore poster, 1967, by Bonnie MacLean)

Thursday, July 13 –  Make a Tie Dye T-shirt
Bring a 100% cotton t-shirt and we’ll provide everything else you’ll need to make your own tie-dye creation. Be prepared to get a little messy and have a lot of fun! For adults only. Space is limited. Sign-ups start June 13. Visit the library’s Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 to register.

Thursday, July 27 – Poster Lettering Workshop
Learn how to make artistic lettering by hand that will add a groovy touch to whatever you are making!  No experience necessary and all supplies will be provided. This class is being led by artist and teacher, Karen Wardell. Space is limited. Sign-ups for this class start June 27. Visit the library’s Information Desk or call 925-803-7252 to register.