Today we are featuring a song by San Francisco artist Frances England. She never imagined anyone outside of her son’s pre-school would hear the songs she wrote for a fundraiser. But now, through the world wide-ness of the Web, her music is known as far away as Australia and Europe.
She’ll be at the Parkside branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Saturday October 6, as part of this year’s Tricycle Music Festival. Music starts at a kid-friendly time, 3 pm.
The Hear Here project has been visiting libraries and community organizations around San Francisco and Oakland, bringing back the personal stories of people who live in those cities. At the San Francisco Main library, they discovered Chris Mason. Mason came to the library to share his story of coping with a life-altering nervous system disorder.
A medley of people wait for the San Francisco Public Library to open in the morning. Students on a deadline. People who really need a library book. Retired folks. And people checking email.
As the doors open, patrons stream into the atrium at the main branch near the Civic Center in downtown San Francisco. Some head to their favorite reading nook; others to computers to start surfing the Web.