How an unemployed comics fan and group of teenagers created one of the most influential pop-culture events ever.
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From Rosetta Stone language lessons to Wi-Fi hotspots, a look at the unusual items available for check out at San Diego’s libraries.
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Published on Mar 2, 2017
Bug Out! at the launch event for Spring into STEAM. Between March 11 and May 13 free STEAM-focused events for kids will be held at all 36 San Diego Public Library branches. Check out sandiego.gov/STEAM for the full calendar.
“Explore highlights from this Folio’s travels
“During the First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare tour, this First Folio went to California and Hawaii. Explore some of the highlights below!
San Diego, California
San Diego Public Library with The Old Globe
June 4, 2016 – July 7, 2016
Visitors at the San Diego Public Library left messages sharing how Shakespeare’s words are still relevant today, 400 years after his death. Some include such thoughts as “Shakespeare has the best questions,” “no one captures the essence of the human spirit like Shakespeare,” and “he helped me fall in love.”
Image courtesy of the San Diego Public Library
• In five short years, Iraqi refugee Nash Habib has gone from broke to leading a San Diego towing empire.
• He has a lengthy history of criminal and financial problems that he failed to disclose to local governments. He’s gotten contracts anyway.
• Habib is currently under investigation by the city of San Diego over his background and is facing a state probe into his political contributions.
SAN DIEGO — A critic at Comic-Con International feels less like a fish out of water than like an excluded middleman. The local currency is not skepticism but enthusiasm, and though there is plenty of room in the cavernous halls of the convention center for disappointment and disagreement, irony is thoroughly banished.
Our first ever gallery exhibition, The Art of Comic-Con, debuts in just 2 short weeks on Saturday, June 20 in the Art Gallery on the 9th Floor of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common at 330 Park Blvd. in downtown San Diego. A reception is planned on opening day from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.