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The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will present Yoga: The Art of Transformation on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St. The program coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Asian Art Museum.

The presentation explores yoga’s goals; its Hindu as well as Buddhist, Jain and Sufi manifestations; its means of transforming body and consciousness and its profound philosophical foundation.

This is a free program sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

 

Photographer Richard Whittaker is exhibiting his black and white photographs at the Alameda Free Library from Wednesday, April 2, through Monday, June 30, in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.

Whittaker is the CEO of Works & Conversations and the West Coast editor of Parabola magazine. His photography has appeared in San Francisco Magazine, The Sun and Parabola, and was recently featured at the Di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, Green Chalk Contemporary in Monterey and Berkeley Art Center.

It is hard to believe that it has been almost 15 years since the Library 2000 campaign to fund the new Main Library. Every time I go by the corner of Oak and Lincoln I recall some part of many meetings we had, the door-to-door and phone campaigning and fund raising that went into that landmark vote. Today, the Main Library is so well used it is easily taken for granted and forget the cramped confines of the old Carnegie Library building.

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