Preservation Week at the South San Francisco Public Library

Preservation Week

April 24-30, 2016 is Preservation Week.  Celebrate with us by learning tips and techniques for repairing your books or preserving your personal library or photo archive.

What is Preservation Week?

The American Library Association created Preservation Week to draw attention to the need to preserve our important collections of records and other documents, photographs, books and other valuable artifacts.

What’s in it for me?

Here at the library, we’re committed to providing information and education to help you preserve your precious documents so they’ll be around for generations to come. To support this commitment, we are hosting a program to help you with these efforts.

Preservation Week: Photograph Preservation

Saturday, April 30th, at 11:00 a.m.

In this age of digital everything, there’s nothing quite like a photograph. If you have a collection of treasured family photos, you no doubt want to keep them for as long as possible so they can be enjoyed by future generations. Join us for a special workshop on photograph preservation with art conservator Gawain Weaver, who will teach you how to properly save and store your photos so they’ll be around for years to come.

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This free event will be held at South San Francisco Public Library, 840 West Orange Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080. 650-829-3860

Join South San Francisco Public Library in Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 

ppie100 flyer (proofed)Join South San Francisco Public Library for a docent-led presentation in celebration of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair. The exposition left San Francisco with a number of now-iconic structures including the Palace of Fine Arts and the entry gate to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Presented in conjunction with the California Historical Society.

This free event will take place Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. at South San Francisco Main Library in the auditorium. 

For more information or to request sign interpretation or other accommodation, please call 650-829-3860.

The History of Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco

KPatMSBKaiser Permanente historian Lincoln Cushing will present a slideshow about the origins of the health plan that opened to the public in 1945. Learn about how industrialist Henry J. Kaiser paired up with physician Sidney Garfield to build a system of health care and hospitals that now serves as a model for the nation. This presentation will explore the evolution from early service to workers in the Mojave Desert, the Grand Coulee Dam, the seven World War II shipyards, and the Fontana steel mill, to post-war care for union members and their families that resulted in massive California expansion – including facilities in South San Francisco.

Lincoln Cushing is the lead archivist at Kaiser Permanente. Cushing has worked as an archival consultant at the Oakland Museum of California and Clorox, and as a Spanish-language cataloger and electronic outreach librarian at UC Berkeley. He has authored numerous books on social justice poster art of the late Twentieth Century.

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This free event is part of our Health & Wellness in the Library series. It will take place Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Municipal Services Building, Council Chambers, 33 Arroyo Dr. Underground parking is available.

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