Jan 26
11AM
Engineering Marvels of the WPAMarina Branch Library
1890 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
January 26th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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A local history talk presented by the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
Jan 26
10AM
Visitacion Valley Walking TourVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
January 26th, 2019 10-11AM
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Join one of our Visitacion Valley History experts in a walking tour of the neighborhood followed by a viewing and docent tour of our piece of the Visitacion Valley map.
Jan 26
11AM
San Francisco From The Ground UpMission Bay Branch Library
960 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
January 26th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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Join us to map neighborhoods and landmarks of your own. Using recycled and decorative materials, design and build your own 3D neighborhood model.
Jan 26
3PM
Build It LEGO CityWest Portal Branch Library
190 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA 94127
January 26th, 2019 3-4PM
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Let's work together to make a LEGO model of your San Francisco neighborhood!
Jan 26
11AM
South by Southeast Bike TourBayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
5075 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
January 26th, 2019 11AM-3PM
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Department of Memory Bicycle Tours: “Take Part” in San Francisco 1938-2019 Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty level: Moderate
Jan 26
11AM
Engineering Marvels of the WPAMarina Branch Library
1890 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
January 26th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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A local history talk presented by the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
Jan 26
10AM
Visitacion Valley Walking TourVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
January 26th, 2019 10-11AM
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Join one of our Visitacion Valley History experts in a walking tour of the neighborhood followed by a viewing and docent tour of our piece of the Visitacion Valley map.
Jan 26
11AM
San Francisco From The Ground UpMission Bay Branch Library
960 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
January 26th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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Join us to map neighborhoods and landmarks of your own. Using recycled and decorative materials, design and build your own 3D neighborhood model.
Jan 26
3PM
Build It LEGO CityWest Portal Branch Library
190 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA 94127
January 26th, 2019 3-4PM
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Let's work together to make a LEGO model of your San Francisco neighborhood!
Jan 30
6:30PM
Model City: Designing San FranciscoMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
January 30th, 2019 6:30-7:30PM
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Alison Isenberg, author of Designing San Francisco and professor of history at Princeton University, presents on San Francisco models and architectural model makers.
Jan 30
7PM
San Francisco Model of 1938 and the Merced NeighborhoodsMerced Branch Library
155 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
January 30th, 2019 7-8PM
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Historian Woody LaBounty discusses the purpose and creation of the San Francisco scale model built by the Works Progress Administration and subsequent Lake Merced neighborhood development.
Jan 30
6PM
Adapting to Climate Change: Creating a Resilient CityNorth Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
January 30th, 2019 6-7PM
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Will San Francisco sink before the next “big one”? Will N95 masks become cool? Climate change is reshaping our landscape and behaviors at a rapid pace. Join us as we explore how a city can focus its efforts to maintain the urban area in the face of rising sea levels, earthquakes, and regional fires, and what can we learn from the past about an unpredictable future.
Jan 30
6:30PM
Model City: Designing San FranciscoMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
January 30th, 2019 6:30-7:30PM
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Alison Isenberg, author of Designing San Francisco and professor of history at Princeton University, presents on San Francisco models and architectural model makers.
Jan 30
7PM
San Francisco Model of 1938 and the Merced NeighborhoodsMerced Branch Library
155 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
January 30th, 2019 7-8PM
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Historian Woody LaBounty discusses the purpose and creation of the San Francisco scale model built by the Works Progress Administration and subsequent Lake Merced neighborhood development.
Jan 30
6PM
Adapting to Climate Change: Creating a Resilient CityNorth Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
January 30th, 2019 6-7PM
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Will San Francisco sink before the next “big one”? Will N95 masks become cool? Climate change is reshaping our landscape and behaviors at a rapid pace. Join us as we explore how a city can focus its efforts to maintain the urban area in the face of rising sea levels, earthquakes, and regional fires, and what can we learn from the past about an unpredictable future.
Jan 31
5PM
Visitacion Valley History NightsVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
January 31st, 2019 5-6PM
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Map viewing, Visitacion Valley History experts, and sharing of collective memories of the neighborhood.
Jan 31
5PM
Visitacion Valley History NightsVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
January 31st, 2019 5-6PM
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Map viewing, Visitacion Valley History experts, and sharing of collective memories of the neighborhood.
Feb 2
9PM
Night of Ideas: Model City panelMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 2nd, 2019 9-10PM
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How have planners, architects and others imagined and re-imagined the future San Francisco over the course of the city's history?
Feb 2
3PM
Build It LEGO CityIngleside Branch Library
1298 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 2nd, 2019 3-4PM
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Join us for a LEGO building party. Together, we will build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods. Let's Build a City! Get creative building with LEGO. We provide all the pieces you'll need to create vehicles, robots, castles, and more. This is a Making & Creative Arts program from SFPL. Create with us- from clothes to robots to so much more.
Feb 2
2PM
California State String ArtMarina Branch Library
1890 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
February 2nd, 2019 2-3PM
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Make your own California-shaped string art to take home. Children ages 5 & up.
Feb 2
11AM
Northward Including the Historic Shoreline Bike TourPotrero Branch Library
1616 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
February 2nd, 2019 11AM-3PM
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Department of Memory Bicycle Tours: “Take Part” in San Francisco 1938-2019 Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty Level: Moderate
Feb 2
2PM
Western Neighborhood Project on the RichmondRichmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
February 2nd, 2019 2-3PM
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Neighborhood historian Woody LaBounty will give a presentation on the massive, 3-D scale model of San Francisco created by the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s. Described by someone recently as "a pre-Internet Google Street View," the model depicts every structure standing in the city at the time. Woody will explain the purpose and creation of the model as well highlight the develop.m.ent of the Richmond District using sections of the model on display in the branch.
Feb 2
1PM
Reading the Model at InglesideIngleside Branch Library
1298 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 2nd, 2019 1-2:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 2
9PM
Night of Ideas: Model City panelMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 2nd, 2019 9-10PM
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How have planners, architects and others imagined and re-imagined the future San Francisco over the course of the city's history?
Feb 2
3PM
Build It LEGO CityIngleside Branch Library
1298 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 2nd, 2019 3-4PM
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Join us for a LEGO building party. Together, we will build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods. Let's Build a City! Get creative building with LEGO. We provide all the pieces you'll need to create vehicles, robots, castles, and more. This is a Making & Creative Arts program from SFPL. Create with us- from clothes to robots to so much more.
Feb 2
2PM
California State String ArtMarina Branch Library
1890 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
February 2nd, 2019 2-3PM
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Make your own California-shaped string art to take home. Children ages 5 & up.
Feb 2
11AM
Northward Including the Historic Shoreline Bike TourPotrero Branch Library
1616 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
February 2nd, 2019 11AM-3PM
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Department of Memory Bicycle Tours: “Take Part” in San Francisco 1938-2019 Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty Level: Moderate
Feb 2
2PM
Western Neighborhood Project on the RichmondRichmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
February 2nd, 2019 2-3PM
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Neighborhood historian Woody LaBounty will give a presentation on the massive, 3-D scale model of San Francisco created by the Works Progress Administration in the late 1930s. Described by someone recently as "a pre-Internet Google Street View," the model depicts every structure standing in the city at the time. Woody will explain the purpose and creation of the model as well highlight the develop.m.ent of the Richmond District using sections of the model on display in the branch.
Feb 2
1PM
Reading the Model at InglesideIngleside Branch Library
1298 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 2nd, 2019 1-2:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 5
2PM
Reading the Model at ParkPark Branch Library
1833 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
February 5th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 5
7PM
Reading the Model at PresidioPresidio Branch Library
3150 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
February 5th, 2019 7-8:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 5
2PM
Reading the Model at ParkPark Branch Library
1833 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
February 5th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 5
7PM
Reading the Model at PresidioPresidio Branch Library
3150 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
February 5th, 2019 7-8:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 6
3PM
Let's Build a City!Golden Gate Valley Branch Library
1801 Green Street, San Francisco, CA
February 6th, 2019 3-4PM
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Join us for a LEGO building party. Together, we will build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods and put them all together to make our own city!
Feb 6
6PM
Community Building Blocks: The Past and Future of OrganizingRichmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
February 6th, 2019 6-7PM
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While enormous federal feats like the Works Progress Administration or the Public Library System may seem utopic in 2019, they were the results of mass organization. What can we learn from the New Deal and from the grassroots progressive movements that have historically thrived in San Francisco? Where is this work being done today by activist groups, labor unions, and small business organizations? What can we look to in San Francisco’s past to inform the future and build better communities?
Feb 6
6:30PM
Reading the Model at OrtegaOrtega Branch Library
3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
February 6th, 2019 6:30-8PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 6
3PM
Let's Build a City!Golden Gate Valley Branch Library
1801 Green Street, San Francisco, CA
February 6th, 2019 3-4PM
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Join us for a LEGO building party. Together, we will build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods and put them all together to make our own city!
Feb 6
6PM
Community Building Blocks: The Past and Future of OrganizingRichmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
February 6th, 2019 6-7PM
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While enormous federal feats like the Works Progress Administration or the Public Library System may seem utopic in 2019, they were the results of mass organization. What can we learn from the New Deal and from the grassroots progressive movements that have historically thrived in San Francisco? Where is this work being done today by activist groups, labor unions, and small business organizations? What can we look to in San Francisco’s past to inform the future and build better communities?
Feb 6
6:30PM
Reading the Model at OrtegaOrtega Branch Library
3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
February 6th, 2019 6:30-8PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 8
2PM
Map of Bernal Contest! A Visionary ChallengeBernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
February 8th, 2019 2-3PM
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"If you could make a map of the perfect Bernal Heights, what would it look like? Come with your best ideas, and we will have the materials for you to make an original map displaying your vision for an even better Bernal! Artwork will be put on display so patrons can vote for their favorite. Prizes will be awarded!"
Feb 8
3PM
Reading the Model at North BeachNorth Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
February 8th, 2019 3-4:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 8
2PM
Map of Bernal Contest! A Visionary ChallengeBernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
February 8th, 2019 2-3PM
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"If you could make a map of the perfect Bernal Heights, what would it look like? Come with your best ideas, and we will have the materials for you to make an original map displaying your vision for an even better Bernal! Artwork will be put on display so patrons can vote for their favorite. Prizes will be awarded!"
Feb 8
3PM
Reading the Model at North BeachNorth Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
February 8th, 2019 3-4:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 9
1PM
Film: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?Chinatown Branch Library
1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
February 9th, 2019 1-3PM
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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967) is a comedy-drama about a rich couple's liberal views that are put to the test when their daughter brings home a black man as her fiancé. This is the last film Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn starred in together. This is a film set in San Francisco in the 1960's, and people can see how SF looked back then.
Feb 9
3PM
The Sunset, From Sand Dunes to "Suburb"Sunset Library Branch
1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
February 9th, 2019 3-4PM
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We will discuss the rapid, recent large-scale development that swept into the Sunset District, previously just acres of sand. What an unusual social experiment it was to create "instant suburbs" far from the old core city, with cohorts of young parents & their children, aging & growing up together in brand new homogeneous neighborhoods & schools, and later moving in droves to true suburbs outside the city as the parents aged, opening the district up for a more multicultural population and a new era of 'pioneers.'
Feb 9
1PM
Screening of Little Boxes: The Legacy of Henry DoelgerVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 9th, 2019 1-3PM
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Join producer and director Robert Keil for a screening of his film, "Little Boxes: The Legacy of Henry Doelger," which is a fascinating visual journey through the Westlake District of Daly City, California. This is the first documentary film exclusively about Henry Doelger and his signature community, one of America's first and most iconic major postwar suburbs.
Feb 9
2PM
My Place in the WorldEureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 9th, 2019 2-3PM
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Create your own little diorama of your place in the world! Learn more about geography and the world around you. Best for grades K-3.
Feb 9
11AM
Make a Neighborhood Landmark CollageMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 9th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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Celebrate SFPL's own piece of history on Saturday, February 9, at 11 am. Kids 5 and up and their families are invited to join us in a special craft activity as part of the Main Library's exhibit of a WPA-era San Francisco city model. In the Main Children's Center, we'll work together to glue paper mosaic pieces onto outlines of the Golden Gate Bridge and other famous city landmarks. Take home your own handmade treasure! Registration requested: Call 415-557-4554
Feb 9
11AM
Mural Workshop for Children with Precita EyesMission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
February 9th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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Children's librarian will host a short storytime with books about San Francisco, the Mission District and the murals as a way to inspire children for the workshop with Precita Eyes. Mural will be on display in the children's room after the event.
Feb 9
2:30PM
Mapping Our MemoriesRichmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
February 9th, 2019 2:30-3:30PM
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Our goal is to create a map that reflects patrons’ memories and experiences of San Francisco, with the goal of preserving our individual and collective San Francisco histories in a rapidly changing city.
Feb 9
11AM
Mapping Our MemoriesWestern Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
February 9th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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San Francisco is more than just a place—it is a collection of memories and experiences. Come to the library and help create a very special map—a map of our San Francisco memories— and share with our library community what San Francisco means to you.
Feb 9
2PM
Reading the Model at MercedMerced Branch Library
155 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
February 9th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 9
3:30PM
Reading the Model at RichmondRichmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
February 9th, 2019 3:30-5PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 9
1PM
Film: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?Chinatown Branch Library
1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
February 9th, 2019 1-3PM
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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967) is a comedy-drama about a rich couple's liberal views that are put to the test when their daughter brings home a black man as her fiancé. This is the last film Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn starred in together. This is a film set in San Francisco in the 1960's, and people can see how SF looked back then.
Feb 9
3PM
The Sunset, From Sand Dunes to "Suburb"Sunset Library Branch
1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
February 9th, 2019 3-4PM
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We will discuss the rapid, recent large-scale development that swept into the Sunset District, previously just acres of sand. What an unusual social experiment it was to create "instant suburbs" far from the old core city, with cohorts of young parents & their children, aging & growing up together in brand new homogeneous neighborhoods & schools, and later moving in droves to true suburbs outside the city as the parents aged, opening the district up for a more multicultural population and a new era of 'pioneers.'
Feb 9
1PM
Screening of Little Boxes: The Legacy of Henry DoelgerVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 9th, 2019 1-3PM
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Join producer and director Robert Keil for a screening of his film, "Little Boxes: The Legacy of Henry Doelger," which is a fascinating visual journey through the Westlake District of Daly City, California. This is the first documentary film exclusively about Henry Doelger and his signature community, one of America's first and most iconic major postwar suburbs.
Feb 9
2PM
My Place in the WorldEureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 9th, 2019 2-3PM
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Create your own little diorama of your place in the world! Learn more about geography and the world around you. Best for grades K-3.
Feb 9
11AM
Make a Neighborhood Landmark CollageMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 9th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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Celebrate SFPL's own piece of history on Saturday, February 9, at 11 am. Kids 5 and up and their families are invited to join us in a special craft activity as part of the Main Library's exhibit of a WPA-era San Francisco city model. In the Main Children's Center, we'll work together to glue paper mosaic pieces onto outlines of the Golden Gate Bridge and other famous city landmarks. Take home your own handmade treasure! Registration requested: Call 415-557-4554
Feb 9
11AM
Mural Workshop for Children with Precita EyesMission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
February 9th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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Children's librarian will host a short storytime with books about San Francisco, the Mission District and the murals as a way to inspire children for the workshop with Precita Eyes. Mural will be on display in the children's room after the event.
Feb 9
2:30PM
Mapping Our MemoriesRichmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
February 9th, 2019 2:30-3:30PM
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Our goal is to create a map that reflects patrons’ memories and experiences of San Francisco, with the goal of preserving our individual and collective San Francisco histories in a rapidly changing city.
Feb 9
11AM
Mapping Our MemoriesWestern Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
February 9th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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San Francisco is more than just a place—it is a collection of memories and experiences. Come to the library and help create a very special map—a map of our San Francisco memories— and share with our library community what San Francisco means to you.
Feb 9
2PM
Reading the Model at MercedMerced Branch Library
155 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
February 9th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 9
3:30PM
Reading the Model at RichmondRichmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
February 9th, 2019 3:30-5PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 10
2PM
Reading the Model at BayviewBayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
5075 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
February 10th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 10
2PM
Reading the Model at BayviewBayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
5075 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
February 10th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 12
6PM
Open Mapping Workshop with MapboxMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 12th, 2019 6-7PM
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Learn about OpenStreetMap, the free open-source mapping platform that people anywhere can improve and edit. We'll hear about ways that OpenStreetMap is used and then sign up for an account and learn how to contribute to the map. In the second half of this workshop, we'll use OpenStreetMap to help a humanitarian effort. Presented by volunteers from Mapbox.
Feb 12
6:15PM
Genealogy & Family History ClassNorth Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
February 12th, 2019 6:15-7:15PM
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Learn how to conduct genealogical research and find people using billions of records of U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and records. You’ll learn how to access and use the Library’s genealogy databases and resources. This class is ideal for students, amateurs and researchers.
Feb 12
6PM
Yes, I Live Here!Excelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 12th, 2019 6-7PM
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What do you like about your neighborhood? What would you like to add to it? Come make a map with your own ideas. You’ll have paint, glitter, markers, fabric and more! Tell us your thoughts. Do you like to shop with your family on Mission Street? What do you see when you walk to school? There was an old movie theater on Mission Street, if it were still there, what movies would you like to see? Do you like music? Would you like to listen to it in McLaren Park? How do you like to dance? Can you sing a song of you? Would you like to float a boat in McNab Lake? How does a parade of your neighborhood look? You can add your ideas to an even bigger map and take your picture in front of the whole thing.
Feb 12
11:30AM
Let's Build a City!Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
5075 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
February 12th, 2019 11:30AM-12:30PM
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Join us for a LEGO building party. Together, we will build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods and put them all together to make our own city!
Feb 12
6PM
Open Mapping Workshop with MapboxMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 12th, 2019 6-7PM
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Learn about OpenStreetMap, the free open-source mapping platform that people anywhere can improve and edit. We'll hear about ways that OpenStreetMap is used and then sign up for an account and learn how to contribute to the map. In the second half of this workshop, we'll use OpenStreetMap to help a humanitarian effort. Presented by volunteers from Mapbox.
Feb 12
6:15PM
Genealogy & Family History ClassNorth Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
February 12th, 2019 6:15-7:15PM
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Learn how to conduct genealogical research and find people using billions of records of U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and records. You’ll learn how to access and use the Library’s genealogy databases and resources. This class is ideal for students, amateurs and researchers.
Feb 12
6PM
Yes, I Live Here!Excelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 12th, 2019 6-7PM
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What do you like about your neighborhood? What would you like to add to it? Come make a map with your own ideas. You’ll have paint, glitter, markers, fabric and more! Tell us your thoughts. Do you like to shop with your family on Mission Street? What do you see when you walk to school? There was an old movie theater on Mission Street, if it were still there, what movies would you like to see? Do you like music? Would you like to listen to it in McLaren Park? How do you like to dance? Can you sing a song of you? Would you like to float a boat in McNab Lake? How does a parade of your neighborhood look? You can add your ideas to an even bigger map and take your picture in front of the whole thing.
Feb 12
11:30AM
Let's Build a City!Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
5075 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
February 12th, 2019 11:30AM-12:30PM
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Join us for a LEGO building party. Together, we will build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods and put them all together to make our own city!
Feb 13
6PM
Building on Toxic Land: Neighborhoods at RiskMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 13th, 2019 6-7PM
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In this conversation, speakers from diverse fields and backgrounds will discuss how the landscape of San Francisco has changed as the city has expanded, and how communities have been impacted by complex environmental factors. With increased demand for housing, contested and polluted areas have been opened up to more development. What will this mean for those who currently live, work, and play in those neighborhoods, or for those who might move there in the future?
Feb 13
6:30PM
Reading the Model at SunsetSunset Branch Library
1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
February 13th, 2019 6:30-8PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 13
6PM
Building on Toxic Land: Neighborhoods at RiskMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 13th, 2019 6-7PM
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In this conversation, speakers from diverse fields and backgrounds will discuss how the landscape of San Francisco has changed as the city has expanded, and how communities have been impacted by complex environmental factors. With increased demand for housing, contested and polluted areas have been opened up to more development. What will this mean for those who currently live, work, and play in those neighborhoods, or for those who might move there in the future?
Feb 13
6:30PM
Reading the Model at SunsetSunset Branch Library
1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
February 13th, 2019 6:30-8PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 14
5PM
Visitacion Valley History NightsVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 14th, 2019 5-6PM
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Map viewing, Visitacion Valley History experts, and sharing of collective memories of the neighborhood.
Feb 14
5PM
Visitacion Valley History NightsVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 14th, 2019 5-6PM
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Map viewing, Visitacion Valley History experts, and sharing of collective memories of the neighborhood.
Feb 16
11AM
Bayview Stories: Past, Present, FutureBayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
5075 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
February 16th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project will host a storytelling booth at the Linda Brooks-Burton Branch library. Residents of and community members with a meaningful connection to the Bayview are invited to view the San Francisco city model on display at the library and contribute their oral histories to a collective narrative of the past, present, and future of the neighborhood.
Feb 16
3PM
Westwood Park: Building a Bungalow Neighborhood in San FranciscoIngleside Branch Library
1298 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 16th, 2019 3-4PM
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Please join Ms. Kathleen Beitiks to talk about her book entitled, 'Westwood Park: Building a Bungalow Neighborhood in San Francisco.'
Feb 16
10:30AM
Hidden Waters: A Walking Tour of Mission BayMission Bay Branch Library
960 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
February 16th, 2019 10:30-11:30AM
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Join San Francisco City Guides volunteer Rob Spoor on a Mission Bay local history presentation, immediately followed by a walking tour of the neighborhood.
Feb 16
3:30PM
Rebuilding Together SFVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 16th, 2019 3:30-4:30PM
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Bilingual Cantonese- Rebuilding Together San Francisco works to preserve affordable housing and non-profit community facilities throughout the city. House by house, and block by block, we are helping to keep people in their homes, revitalize low income neighborhoods and maintain our city’s diverse character by providing free building repair, modification, clean-up, and renovation work to community members.
Feb 16
3:30PM
Build It LEGO CityExcelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 16th, 2019 3:30-4:30PM
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Let's work together to make a LEGO model of your San Francisco neighborhood!
Feb 16
2PM
What Is a Map?Merced Branch Library
155 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
February 16th, 2019 2-3PM
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What is a map? Is it more than a piece of paper or wood or clay? Children of all ages are welcome to this hands-on exploration of this question.
Feb 16
2PM
Build It LEGO CityPresidio Branch Library
3150 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
February 16th, 2019 2-3PM
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Create a city using LEGO bricks! Try your hand at building a skyscraper, and various structures to form a city block from LEGOs. Together, we will build a city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods. Ages 5 and up.
Feb 16
11AM
Go West! Over Hill and Dale Bike TourEureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 16th, 2019 11AM-3PM
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Department of Memory Bicycle Tours: “Take Part” in San Francisco 1938-2019 Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty Level: High
Feb 16
2PM
Silicon San Francisco: The Impact of Tech CapitalSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Spaces
151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
February 16th, 2019 2-3PM
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San Francisco is increasingly at the center of the technological revolution that began in Silicon Valley. In this session, we explore the impact of the riches brought in by that sector on the people and landscapes of the city. What groups, skills, and lifestyles are now missing from the urban environment? What has emerged instead? How has this reshaped the area? What are the consequences for the city as a whole?
Feb 16
2PM
Reading the Model at MainMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 16th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 16
2PM
Reading the Model at MarinaMarina Branch Library
1890 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
February 16th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 16
11AM
Bayview Stories: Past, Present, FutureBayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library
5075 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
February 16th, 2019 11AM-12PM
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The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project will host a storytelling booth at the Linda Brooks-Burton Branch library. Residents of and community members with a meaningful connection to the Bayview are invited to view the San Francisco city model on display at the library and contribute their oral histories to a collective narrative of the past, present, and future of the neighborhood.
Feb 16
3PM
Westwood Park: Building a Bungalow Neighborhood in San FranciscoIngleside Branch Library
1298 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 16th, 2019 3-4PM
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Please join Ms. Kathleen Beitiks to talk about her book entitled, 'Westwood Park: Building a Bungalow Neighborhood in San Francisco.'
Feb 16
10:30AM
Hidden Waters: A Walking Tour of Mission BayMission Bay Branch Library
960 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
February 16th, 2019 10:30-11:30AM
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Join San Francisco City Guides volunteer Rob Spoor on a Mission Bay local history presentation, immediately followed by a walking tour of the neighborhood.
Feb 16
3:30PM
Rebuilding Together SFVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 16th, 2019 3:30-4:30PM
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Bilingual Cantonese- Rebuilding Together San Francisco works to preserve affordable housing and non-profit community facilities throughout the city. House by house, and block by block, we are helping to keep people in their homes, revitalize low income neighborhoods and maintain our city’s diverse character by providing free building repair, modification, clean-up, and renovation work to community members.
Feb 16
3:30PM
Build It LEGO CityExcelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 16th, 2019 3:30-4:30PM
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Let's work together to make a LEGO model of your San Francisco neighborhood!
Feb 16
2PM
What Is a Map?Merced Branch Library
155 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
February 16th, 2019 2-3PM
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What is a map? Is it more than a piece of paper or wood or clay? Children of all ages are welcome to this hands-on exploration of this question.
Feb 16
2PM
Build It LEGO CityPresidio Branch Library
3150 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
February 16th, 2019 2-3PM
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Create a city using LEGO bricks! Try your hand at building a skyscraper, and various structures to form a city block from LEGOs. Together, we will build a city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods. Ages 5 and up.
Feb 16
11AM
Go West! Over Hill and Dale Bike TourEureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 16th, 2019 11AM-3PM
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Department of Memory Bicycle Tours: “Take Part” in San Francisco 1938-2019 Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty Level: High
Feb 16
2PM
Silicon San Francisco: The Impact of Tech CapitalSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Spaces
151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
February 16th, 2019 2-3PM
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San Francisco is increasingly at the center of the technological revolution that began in Silicon Valley. In this session, we explore the impact of the riches brought in by that sector on the people and landscapes of the city. What groups, skills, and lifestyles are now missing from the urban environment? What has emerged instead? How has this reshaped the area? What are the consequences for the city as a whole?
Feb 16
2PM
Reading the Model at MainMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 16th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 16
2PM
Reading the Model at MarinaMarina Branch Library
1890 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
February 16th, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 19
6:30PM
The History of Eureka ValleyEureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 19th, 2019 6:30-7:30PM
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Jim Van Buskirk presents the history of Eureka Valley, from its early days as Finn Town to current day Castro, and discusses the San Francisco Model throughout.
Feb 19
7PM
The Outer Richmond and the 1938 San Francisco Scale ModelAnza Branch Library
550 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
February 19th, 2019 7-8PM
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Woody LaBounty will discuss the massive 3-D WPA-built model of San Francisco. The model provides a fascinating historical viewpoint both familiar and alien when contrasted with the Outer Richmond of today.
Feb 19
6PM
Reading the Model at ExcelsiorExcelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 19th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 19
6:30PM
The History of Eureka ValleyEureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 19th, 2019 6:30-7:30PM
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Jim Van Buskirk presents the history of Eureka Valley, from its early days as Finn Town to current day Castro, and discusses the San Francisco Model throughout.
Feb 19
7PM
The Outer Richmond and the 1938 San Francisco Scale ModelAnza Branch Library
550 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
February 19th, 2019 7-8PM
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Woody LaBounty will discuss the massive 3-D WPA-built model of San Francisco. The model provides a fascinating historical viewpoint both familiar and alien when contrasted with the Outer Richmond of today.
Feb 19
6PM
Reading the Model at ExcelsiorExcelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
February 19th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 20
6PM
Vanished Waters: A History of San Francisco's Mission BayMission Bay Branch Library
960 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
February 20th, 2019 6-7PM
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Chris Carlsson, of the Mission Creek Conservancy, will present photos and maps illustrating Mission Bay's long history. Politics, landscapes, habitat restoration, and more!
Feb 20
7PM
The Parkside and the San Francisco ModelParkside Branch Library
1200 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116
February 20th, 2019 7-8PM
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Local historians Woody LaBounty and Lorri Ungaretti will explain the purpose and creation of the model as well as point out highlights, changes, and the development of the Parkside neighborhood using sections of the model on display in the branch.
Feb 20
7PM
Bernal History ProjectBernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
February 20th, 2019 7-8PM
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On the 3rd Wednesday of each month the Bernal History Project will present fun, fact filled (often quirky!) programs about Bernal's past.
Feb 20
6PM
Reading the Model at Mission BayMission Bay Branch Library
960 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
February 20th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 20
6PM
Reading the Model at PortolaPortola Branch Library
380 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 20th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 20
6PM
Vanished Waters: A History of San Francisco's Mission BayMission Bay Branch Library
960 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
February 20th, 2019 6-7PM
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Chris Carlsson, of the Mission Creek Conservancy, will present photos and maps illustrating Mission Bay's long history. Politics, landscapes, habitat restoration, and more!
Feb 20
7PM
The Parkside and the San Francisco ModelParkside Branch Library
1200 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116
February 20th, 2019 7-8PM
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Local historians Woody LaBounty and Lorri Ungaretti will explain the purpose and creation of the model as well as point out highlights, changes, and the development of the Parkside neighborhood using sections of the model on display in the branch.
Feb 20
7PM
Bernal History ProjectBernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
February 20th, 2019 7-8PM
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On the 3rd Wednesday of each month the Bernal History Project will present fun, fact filled (often quirky!) programs about Bernal's past.
Feb 20
6PM
Reading the Model at Mission BayMission Bay Branch Library
960 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
February 20th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 20
6PM
Reading the Model at PortolaPortola Branch Library
380 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 20th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 21
3PM
Let's Build a City!Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
451 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 21st, 2019 3-4PM
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Join us for a LEGO building party. Together, we will build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods and put them all together to make our own city!
Feb 21
6PM
The Remarkable, Forgotten Histories of San Francisco’s Glen Park; a Suburban District in the Heart of San FranciscoGlen Park Branch Library
2825 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
February 21st, 2019 6-7PM
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Historian Evelyn Rose, Project Director and Founder of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project will discuss rediscovery of the significant histories that helped shape Glen Park and the surrounding area.
Feb 21
7PM
Hills, Sunlight and Shadows: Decisions that Shape DowntownSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Spaces
151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
February 21st, 2019 7-8PM
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San Francisco is both a City of bold vision that can lead a nation in a new direction and a City that anchors itself firmly in history. Forces for change and preservation push and pull through economic cycles to build the physical City that we see today. In large parts of the city, the hills and humanity are unchanged from the 1938 model. In the Downtown and SoMa neighborhoods, new hills rise from building clusters. When San Francisco allows growth, it does so with demands for public benefits such affordable housing, childcare, open space, art and metering. Join the city planners who convened these public discussions around downtown growth from 1970’s to today, as they explore the ideas, people and power associated with growth in the City by the Bay.
Feb 21
3PM
Let's Build a City!Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
451 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 21st, 2019 3-4PM
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Join us for a LEGO building party. Together, we will build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods and put them all together to make our own city!
Feb 21
6PM
The Remarkable, Forgotten Histories of San Francisco’s Glen Park; a Suburban District in the Heart of San FranciscoGlen Park Branch Library
2825 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
February 21st, 2019 6-7PM
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Historian Evelyn Rose, Project Director and Founder of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project will discuss rediscovery of the significant histories that helped shape Glen Park and the surrounding area.
Feb 21
7PM
Hills, Sunlight and Shadows: Decisions that Shape DowntownSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Spaces
151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
February 21st, 2019 7-8PM
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San Francisco is both a City of bold vision that can lead a nation in a new direction and a City that anchors itself firmly in history. Forces for change and preservation push and pull through economic cycles to build the physical City that we see today. In large parts of the city, the hills and humanity are unchanged from the 1938 model. In the Downtown and SoMa neighborhoods, new hills rise from building clusters. When San Francisco allows growth, it does so with demands for public benefits such affordable housing, childcare, open space, art and metering. Join the city planners who convened these public discussions around downtown growth from 1970’s to today, as they explore the ideas, people and power associated with growth in the City by the Bay.
Feb 23
2PM
Intrigue and Art at the Expo–A Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Golden Gate International ExpositionMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 23rd, 2019 2-3PM
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Join Christie Nelson, author of Beautiful Illusion, Treasure Island, 1939, and Patricia Araujo, luminous painter of the forgotten treasures of The Magic City. Together, their illustrated presentation will pay tribute to the art and history of the Golden Gate International Exposition.
Feb 23
10AM
Genealogy Research LabNorth Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
February 23rd, 2019 10-11AM
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Learn how to conduct genealogical research. This is a hands-on session for individuals who have taken the genealogy class and need assistance in their family research. Bring your work and documents.
Feb 23
11AM
Northwestern Loop: From "Inside" to Outside Lands and Back Bike TourMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 23rd, 2019 11AM-3PM
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Department of Memory Bicycle Tours: “Take Part” in San Francisco 1938-2019 Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty Level: Moderate
Feb 23
4PM
Department of Memory: Black History in Visitacion ValleyVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 23rd, 2019 4-5PM
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The Visitacion Valley History group will be doing a presentation on black history of the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. We will also have a neighborhood panel and discussion about the changing landscape of the neighborhood.
Feb 23
12PM
We Cannot Be Erased: The Effects of Planning and DisplacementWestern Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
February 23rd, 2019 12-1PM
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Urban areas do not grow equitably, and San Francisco is no stranger to disturbing and unjust displacements and migrations. Speakers who live in and work with the Western Addition, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley discuss the impact of displacement and gentrification on their neighborhoods and share perspectives on what the city as a whole can learn from their plight/flight.
Feb 23
1PM
Reading the Model at SFMOMASan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Spaces
151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
February 23rd, 2019 1-2:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 23
2PM
Reading the Model at West PortalWest Portal Branch Library
190 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA 94127
February 23rd, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 23
2PM
Intrigue and Art at the Expo–A Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Golden Gate International ExpositionMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 23rd, 2019 2-3PM
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Join Christie Nelson, author of Beautiful Illusion, Treasure Island, 1939, and Patricia Araujo, luminous painter of the forgotten treasures of The Magic City. Together, their illustrated presentation will pay tribute to the art and history of the Golden Gate International Exposition.
Feb 23
10AM
Genealogy Research LabNorth Beach Branch Library
850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
February 23rd, 2019 10-11AM
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Learn how to conduct genealogical research. This is a hands-on session for individuals who have taken the genealogy class and need assistance in their family research. Bring your work and documents.
Feb 23
11AM
Northwestern Loop: From "Inside" to Outside Lands and Back Bike TourMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
February 23rd, 2019 11AM-3PM
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Department of Memory Bicycle Tours: “Take Part” in San Francisco 1938-2019 Led by Shaping San Francisco, all rides visit at least a half dozen branch libraries and their displays of the San Francisco Model. To reach these various parts of the City requires crossing ridges and valleys—sometimes more steep, sometimes less so. Difficulty Level: Moderate
Feb 23
4PM
Department of Memory: Black History in Visitacion ValleyVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 23rd, 2019 4-5PM
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The Visitacion Valley History group will be doing a presentation on black history of the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. We will also have a neighborhood panel and discussion about the changing landscape of the neighborhood.
Feb 23
12PM
We Cannot Be Erased: The Effects of Planning and DisplacementWestern Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
February 23rd, 2019 12-1PM
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Urban areas do not grow equitably, and San Francisco is no stranger to disturbing and unjust displacements and migrations. Speakers who live in and work with the Western Addition, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley discuss the impact of displacement and gentrification on their neighborhoods and share perspectives on what the city as a whole can learn from their plight/flight.
Feb 23
1PM
Reading the Model at SFMOMASan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Public Spaces
151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
February 23rd, 2019 1-2:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 23
2PM
Reading the Model at West PortalWest Portal Branch Library
190 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA 94127
February 23rd, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 24
3PM
See Your Neighborhood Through Historic MapsPortrero Branch Library
1616 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
February 24th, 2019 3-4PM
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Join Peter Linenthal and Abby Johnston of the Potrero Hill Archives Project as they share historic maps of Potrero Hill and Dogpatch. This program will highlight the WPA era model of San Francisco, a portion of which will be hosted at the Potrero Library through March 2019.
Feb 24
3PM
See Your Neighborhood Through Historic MapsPortrero Branch Library
1616 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
February 24th, 2019 3-4PM
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Join Peter Linenthal and Abby Johnston of the Potrero Hill Archives Project as they share historic maps of Potrero Hill and Dogpatch. This program will highlight the WPA era model of San Francisco, a portion of which will be hosted at the Potrero Library through March 2019.
Feb 26
4:30PM
Mapping Our MemoriesPortrero Branch Library
1616 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
February 26th, 2019 4:30-5:30PM
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San Francisco is more than just a place—it is a collection of memories and experiences. Come to the library and help create a very special map—a map of our San Francisco memories— and share with our library community what San Francisco means to you.
Feb 26
7PM
Reading the Model at Eureka ValleyEureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 26th, 2019 7-8:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 26
4:30PM
Mapping Our MemoriesPortrero Branch Library
1616 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
February 26th, 2019 4:30-5:30PM
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San Francisco is more than just a place—it is a collection of memories and experiences. Come to the library and help create a very special map—a map of our San Francisco memories— and share with our library community what San Francisco means to you.
Feb 26
7PM
Reading the Model at Eureka ValleyEureka Valley Branch Library
1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 26th, 2019 7-8:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 27
6:30PM
Mapping ChangePark Branch Library
1833 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
February 27th, 2019 6:30-7:30PM
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During the New Deal, the San Francisco Planning Department commissioned a large-scale model of the city, complete with buildings, trees and roads. The model was kept in crates for decades, like a time capsule of San Francisco in the late 1930s. The model is filled with detail, but how can we evaluate it as a historical record? Luckily, we have data and tools we can use to compare the model to the living city. During this program, we will use 1938 aerial photographs of The Haight, The Panhandle and Alamo Square to analyze the model for completeness, accuracy and detail. Then, using modern satellite imagery, we will investigate how the city has changed over the past 80 years.
Feb 27
6:30PM
Invisible Bridges, Invisible Borders: Hidden Dynamics in San FranciscoOrtega Branch Library
3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
February 27th, 2019 6:30-7:30PM
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Some of our bridges are golden, some are gray, but perhaps the most interesting ones are invisible. San Francisco’s infrastructures, both physical and social, enable and inhibit movement across and around the city. How are the Presidio and Bayview-Hunters Point connected? Why do some people feel uncomfortable crossing Van Ness Avenue? Join us as we explore the invisible connections and barriers created by people, as well as geography.
Feb 27
6:30PM
Reading the Model at AnzaAnza Branch Library
550 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
February 27th, 2019 6:30-8PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 27
7PM
Reading the Model at BernalBernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
February 27th, 2019 7-8:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 27
7PM
Reading the Model at Noe ValleyNoe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
451 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 27th, 2019 7-8:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 27
6:30PM
Mapping ChangePark Branch Library
1833 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
February 27th, 2019 6:30-7:30PM
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During the New Deal, the San Francisco Planning Department commissioned a large-scale model of the city, complete with buildings, trees and roads. The model was kept in crates for decades, like a time capsule of San Francisco in the late 1930s. The model is filled with detail, but how can we evaluate it as a historical record? Luckily, we have data and tools we can use to compare the model to the living city. During this program, we will use 1938 aerial photographs of The Haight, The Panhandle and Alamo Square to analyze the model for completeness, accuracy and detail. Then, using modern satellite imagery, we will investigate how the city has changed over the past 80 years.
Feb 27
6:30PM
Invisible Bridges, Invisible Borders: Hidden Dynamics in San FranciscoOrtega Branch Library
3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
February 27th, 2019 6:30-7:30PM
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Some of our bridges are golden, some are gray, but perhaps the most interesting ones are invisible. San Francisco’s infrastructures, both physical and social, enable and inhibit movement across and around the city. How are the Presidio and Bayview-Hunters Point connected? Why do some people feel uncomfortable crossing Van Ness Avenue? Join us as we explore the invisible connections and barriers created by people, as well as geography.
Feb 27
6:30PM
Reading the Model at AnzaAnza Branch Library
550 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
February 27th, 2019 6:30-8PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 27
7PM
Reading the Model at BernalBernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
February 27th, 2019 7-8:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 27
7PM
Reading the Model at Noe ValleyNoe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
451 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
February 27th, 2019 7-8:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Feb 28
5PM
Visitacion Valley History NightsVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 28th, 2019 5-6PM
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Map viewing, Visitacion Valley History experts, and sharing of collective memories of the neighborhood.
Feb 28
5PM
Visitacion Valley History NightsVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
February 28th, 2019 5-6PM
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Map viewing, Visitacion Valley History experts, and sharing of collective memories of the neighborhood.
Mar 1
2:30PM
Freestyle Watercolor PaintingPortola Branch Library
380 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 1st, 2019 2:30-3:30PM
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Join us for a freestyle watercolor painting event without an instructor. All materials will be provided. All levels of experience welcome. Limited space. Please call (415)355-5660 to register.
Mar 1
3PM
Light Up Paper HousesSunset Branch Library
1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
March 1st, 2019 3-4PM
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Create, color, and fold your own paper house that will glow from the inside using LED lights.
Mar 1
2:30PM
Freestyle Watercolor PaintingPortola Branch Library
380 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 1st, 2019 2:30-3:30PM
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Join us for a freestyle watercolor painting event without an instructor. All materials will be provided. All levels of experience welcome. Limited space. Please call (415)355-5660 to register.
Mar 1
4PM
SF LEGO ChallengeParkside Branch Library
1200 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116
March 1st, 2019 4-5PM
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What’s your ideal San Francisco? Using LEGOs, let’s build the best playground, school, or house of tomorrow. Try recreating your favorite SF landmarks. LEGOs will be supplied.
Mar 1
3PM
Light Up Paper HousesSunset Branch Library
1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
March 1st, 2019 3-4PM
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Create, color, and fold your own paper house that will glow from the inside using LED lights.
Mar 2
12PM
Special 20th Anniversary Screening: The FillmoreWestern Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
March 2nd, 2019 12-2PM
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"The Fillmore (1999), an Emmy-winning PBS documentary, tells the dramatic story -- the rise and fall (and rise again?) of San Francisco's premier Black community, as it faced urban renewal. The film chronicles neighborhood history, including the 1906 earthquake, the World War II removal of Japanese citizens, & the tumultuous 1960's. A discussion with film maker Peter L. Stein to follow.
Mar 2
2PM
Reading the Model at MissionMission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
March 2nd, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 2
12PM
Special 20th Anniversary Screening: The FillmoreWestern Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
March 2nd, 2019 12-2PM
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"The Fillmore (1999), an Emmy-winning PBS documentary, tells the dramatic story -- the rise and fall (and rise again?) of San Francisco's premier Black community, as it faced urban renewal. The film chronicles neighborhood history, including the 1906 earthquake, the World War II removal of Japanese citizens, & the tumultuous 1960's. A discussion with film maker Peter L. Stein to follow.
Mar 2
2PM
Reading the Model at MissionMission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
March 2nd, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 3
2PM
Reading the Model at Visitacion ValleyVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 3rd, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 3
2PM
Reading the Model at Visitacion ValleyVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 3rd, 2019 2-3:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 6
7PM
Adult Craft Night: San Francisco Cork Map CoastersNoe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
451 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
March 6th, 2019 7-8PM
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Come celebrate our display of the SF Model by making San Francisco Neighborhood cork coasters using recycled maps. All materials are provided. You can sign up by calling 415-355-5707 or asking at the info desk.
Mar 6
7PM
SF's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: A Virtual TourOrtega Branch Library
3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
March 6th, 2019 7-8PM
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SF’s famous loop trail has been broken down into 17 neighborhood walks. Come learn about the famous sites and quirky history in this lively, virtual tour with the authors of Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive.
Mar 6
6:30PM
Reading the Model at Golden GateGolden Gate Valley Library
1801 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
March 6th, 2019 6:30-8PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 6
7PM
Adult Craft Night: San Francisco Cork Map CoastersNoe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
451 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
March 6th, 2019 7-8PM
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Come celebrate our display of the SF Model by making San Francisco Neighborhood cork coasters using recycled maps. All materials are provided. You can sign up by calling 415-355-5707 or asking at the info desk.
Mar 6
7PM
SF's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: A Virtual TourOrtega Branch Library
3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
March 6th, 2019 7-8PM
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SF’s famous loop trail has been broken down into 17 neighborhood walks. Come learn about the famous sites and quirky history in this lively, virtual tour with the authors of Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive.
Mar 6
6:30PM
Reading the Model at Golden GateGolden Gate Valley Library
1801 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
March 6th, 2019 6:30-8PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 7
4PM
Geocaching 101Richmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
March 7th, 2019 4-5PM
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Geocaching is an in-real-life (irl) treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. See geocaching.com for all the information you need to get started! Learn how to participate in SFPL's treasure hunt at Richmond Branch!
Mar 7
4PM
Geocaching 101Richmond Branch Library
351 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
March 7th, 2019 4-5PM
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Geocaching is an in-real-life (irl) treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smart phone. Participants navigate to GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. See geocaching.com for all the information you need to get started! Learn how to participate in SFPL's treasure hunt at Richmond Branch!
Mar 8
3:30PM
Build It LEGO CityChinatown Branch Library
1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
March 8th, 2019 3:30-4:30PM
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Build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods.
Mar 8
3:30PM
Build It LEGO CityChinatown Branch Library
1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
March 8th, 2019 3:30-4:30PM
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Build a LEGO city inspired by the San Francisco Urban Model. Brick by brick, we will create urban blocks and neighborhoods.
Mar 9
1PM
The Sunset with Lori UngarettiSunset Branch Library
1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
March 9th, 2019 1-2PM
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Inspired by the San Francisco city model pieces on display at libraries, author Lorri Ungaretti shares her expertise on the history of the Sunset District, inspired by our neighborhood's part of the 1938 wooden model of San Francisco that is on display at San Francisco libraries this winter. Her 4 books about the Sunset include Stories in the Sand: San Francisco's Sunset District, 1847-1964, and most recently, Legendary Locals of San Francisco's Richmond, Sunset, and Golden Gate Park. Join us for a wonderful evocation of western San Francisco history!
Mar 9
2PM
On My BlockMission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
March 9th, 2019 2-3PM
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To continue the discussions around the Mission District block of the scale model of San Francisco the Mission Branch will host Mission District historian, activist, organizer and community member Roberto Hernandez to share his thoughts, memories and stories about The Mission. Following Roberto's talk community members will be invited to share their stories about their block of the Mission.
Mar 9
2PM
Fairy HousesOrtega Branch Library
3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
March 9th, 2019 2-3PM
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Build a fairy house and see if you can attract some fairy folk to the neighborhood! Tools and supplies provided -- all you need to bring is your imagination. Ages 3 and up.
Mar 9
1PM
My Place in the WorldVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 9th, 2019 1-2PM
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Create your own little diorama of your place in the world! Learn more about geography and the world around you. Best for grades K-3.
Mar 9
4PM
Reading the Model at ParksideParkside Branch Library
1200 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116
March 9th, 2019 4-5:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 9
1PM
The Sunset with Lori UngarettiSunset Branch Library
1305 18th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
March 9th, 2019 1-2PM
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Inspired by the San Francisco city model pieces on display at libraries, author Lorri Ungaretti shares her expertise on the history of the Sunset District, inspired by our neighborhood's part of the 1938 wooden model of San Francisco that is on display at San Francisco libraries this winter. Her 4 books about the Sunset include Stories in the Sand: San Francisco's Sunset District, 1847-1964, and most recently, Legendary Locals of San Francisco's Richmond, Sunset, and Golden Gate Park. Join us for a wonderful evocation of western San Francisco history!
Mar 9
2PM
On My BlockMission Branch Library
300 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
March 9th, 2019 2-3PM
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To continue the discussions around the Mission District block of the scale model of San Francisco the Mission Branch will host Mission District historian, activist, organizer and community member Roberto Hernandez to share his thoughts, memories and stories about The Mission. Following Roberto's talk community members will be invited to share their stories about their block of the Mission.
Mar 9
2PM
Fairy HousesOrtega Branch Library
3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
March 9th, 2019 2-3PM
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Build a fairy house and see if you can attract some fairy folk to the neighborhood! Tools and supplies provided -- all you need to bring is your imagination. Ages 3 and up.
Mar 9
1PM
My Place in the WorldVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 9th, 2019 1-2PM
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Create your own little diorama of your place in the world! Learn more about geography and the world around you. Best for grades K-3.
Mar 9
4PM
Reading the Model at ParksideParkside Branch Library
1200 Taraval, San Francisco, CA 94116
March 9th, 2019 4-5:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 12
6PM
Hands on History: WPA in the Archives and a Trip to the FairMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
March 12th, 2019 6-7PM
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Join us in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original documents and photographs which document San Francisco's New Deal. Collections on view will include the original hand-drawn block profiles used to create the WPA San Francisco wood model.
Mar 12
6PM
Hands on History: WPA in the Archives and a Trip to the FairMain Branch Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
March 12th, 2019 6-7PM
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Join us in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original documents and photographs which document San Francisco's New Deal. Collections on view will include the original hand-drawn block profiles used to create the WPA San Francisco wood model.
Mar 13
6PM
Reading the Model at Glen ParkGlen Park Branch Library
2825 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
March 13th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 13
5:30PM
Reading the Model at Ocean ViewOcean View Branch Library
345 Randolph Street, San Francisco, CA 94132
March 13th, 2019 5:30-7PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 13
6PM
Reading the Model at Western AdditionWestern Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
March 13th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 13
6PM
Reading the Model at Glen ParkGlen Park Branch Library
2825 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA 94131
March 13th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 13
5:30PM
Reading the Model at Ocean ViewOcean View Branch Library
345 Randolph Street, San Francisco, CA 94132
March 13th, 2019 5:30-7PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 13
6PM
Reading the Model at Western AdditionWestern Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
March 13th, 2019 6-7:30PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 14
5PM
Visitacion Valley History NightsVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 14th, 2019 5-6PM
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Map viewing, Visitacion Valley History experts, and sharing of collective memories of the neighborhood.
Mar 14
5PM
Visitacion Valley History NightsVisitacion Valley Branch Library
201 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 14th, 2019 5-6PM
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Map viewing, Visitacion Valley History experts, and sharing of collective memories of the neighborhood.
Mar 16
2PM
Yes, I Live Here!Portola Branch Library
380 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 16th, 2019 2-3PM
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What do you like about your neighborhood? What would you like to add to it? Come make a map with your own ideas! You’ll have paint, glitter, markers, fabric and more! Tell us your thoughts. Do you like to shop with your family on San Bruno Avenue? What do you see when you walk to school? There’s an old movie theater there, what movies would you like to see? Do you like music? Would you like to listen to it in McLaren Park? How do you like to dance? Can you sing a song of you? Would you like to float a boat in McNab Lake? How does a parade of your neighborhood look? You can add your ideas to an even bigger map and take your picture in front of the whole thing.
Mar 16
2PM
Yes, I Live Here!Portola Branch Library
380 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
March 16th, 2019 2-3PM
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What do you like about your neighborhood? What would you like to add to it? Come make a map with your own ideas! You’ll have paint, glitter, markers, fabric and more! Tell us your thoughts. Do you like to shop with your family on San Bruno Avenue? What do you see when you walk to school? There’s an old movie theater there, what movies would you like to see? Do you like music? Would you like to listen to it in McLaren Park? How do you like to dance? Can you sing a song of you? Would you like to float a boat in McNab Lake? How does a parade of your neighborhood look? You can add your ideas to an even bigger map and take your picture in front of the whole thing.
Mar 17
2:30PM
Reading the Model at PotreroPotrero Branch Library
1616 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
March 17th, 2019 2:30-4PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 17
2:30PM
Reading the Model at PotreroPotrero Branch Library
1616 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
March 17th, 2019 2:30-4PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 20
7PM
Bernal History ProjectBernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
March 20th, 2019 7-8PM
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Join us to discuss and share information about the history of the neighborhood.
Mar 20
7PM
Bernal History ProjectBernal Heights Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
March 20th, 2019 7-8PM
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Join us to discuss and share information about the history of the neighborhood.
Mar 23
3:30PM
Reading the Model at ChinatownChinatown Branch Library
1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
March 23rd, 2019 3:30-5PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.
Mar 23
3:30PM
Reading the Model at ChinatownChinatown Branch Library
1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
March 23rd, 2019 3:30-5PM
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How might a 3-D map change the way you look at where you live? Join us in conversation while taking a bird’s-eye view of your neighborhood. Gather around a segment of the 1938 scale model of San Francisco with fellow residents and special guests, and reflect on the city’s past and explore new possibilities for its future.