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Free Events for Thursday, January 13, 2000

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This page lists free events taking place in San Francisco. It is broken down into several categories. You can receive a weekly e-mail listing of free events as well. You can also have your event listed for free.

Concerts, Plays and Films

An Enemy of the People
Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St.
A small town doctor discovers that the mineral springs which give his village its fame and fortune are poisoned. When he attempts to convince the town officials and newspaper of the spring's hazards, refusing to sacrifice public health for private gain, he is quieted, then ostracized.
12:00pm [Web Page] (415) 557-4515

Readings and Lectures

Joan Kruckewitt: The Death of Ben Linder
Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St.
On April 28, 1987, Ben Linder and two Nicaraguans were ambushed and killed by the Contras, making Ben the first American killed by Ronald Reagan's freedom fighters. The Death of Ben Linder incorporates formerly classified CIA documents that reveal who killed Linder and why. Linder's story is important -- both as a portrait of an idealist who died for his beliefs and as a case study of a failed foreign policy. It vividly exposes the true dimensions of a war that forever marked the lives of both Nicaraguans and Americans.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 282-9246

George Pelecanos: Shame the Devil
Clean Well-Lighted, 601 Van Ness Avenue
Shame the Devil is a novel with the most extravagantly evil criminals this side of Elmore Leonard and with heroes as real as any being written today. George Pelecanos manages an independent production company responsible for Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink.
07:30pm [Web Page] (415) 441-6670

Odette Pollar: Take Back Your Life
Stacey's Bookstore, 581 Market St.
As the pace of life continues to quicken, the answer isn't to try to race along, but to step back and reassess. In "Take Back Your Life," San Francisco Examiner columnist Odette Pollar provides all of the necessary inspiration and guidelines for reducing the complexity that dominates and detracts from modern life. Pollar is the president of a productivity consulting firm, the bestselling author of "Organizing Your Workspace" and "365 Ways to Simplify Your Work Life," and writer of the nationally syndicated column, "Smart Ways to Work."
12:30pm [Web Page] (415) 421-4687

Clubs and Hobbies

Meet Me at the Movies
Bernal Heights Branch Library, 500 Cortland Ave.
A discussion group of people who are interested in movies and like to talk about them. The group meets the second Thursday of each month. If you are interested please contact Valentin at the Bernal Branch Library.
04:00pm - 06:00pm [Web Page] (415) 695-5160

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