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San Francisco History Day - A Benefit for the Sunset Library Campaign

San Francisco Public Library, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

SFPL, Friends of the SFPL, and Arcadia Publishing present San Francisco History Day. A day-long event featuring many of the authors from the "Images of America Series," slide presentations on local history and ephemera.

The auditorium will house authors signing books, dealers selling historical postcards, and neighborhood preservation groups talking about their mission. Arcadia Publishing, the co-sponsor, will have a table to meet and greet those interested in knowing more about their Images Across America Series and meeting many of their local authors. Book Bay Main will be selling books of all presenters, many of whom will be on hand after their shows to sign and answer more questions. All proceeds go to the Sunset Library Capital Campaign, helping to finace the furnishings, fixtures, and equipment for the currently closed Sunset branch library at 18th and Irving.There will be 2-40 minute slide presentations, every hour on the hour, followed by a brief question and answer period in samml classroom venues. The entry fee entitles the participant to three slide presentations of choice.(Others available for an added fee- if not sold out).

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Sunday, April 30, 2006 from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


San Francisco County Fair Building
Golden Gate Park
9th Avenue at Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122


Local authors and historians will be on hand to present and discuss eyewitness accounts of the 1906 earthquakes (Sr. Margaret Ann and the Sisters of Charity), earthquake as economic boon to SF (John Freeman, and pictorial histories of San Francisco neighborhoods through several generations


General public. History buffs. $10 in advance, $15 at door.

Volunteer Opportunities

Absolutely! Contact Mozetta Jackson, of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, at (415) 626-7512


Christine Leishman, (415) 626-7512

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