Tanabata ("Evening of the Seventh") is a Japanese festival held annually on the 7th of July that celebrates the once-a-year meeting of two star-crossed lovers - Ox Herder and the Weaver Princess - who are separated by the Milky Way during the other 364 days of the year.
People celebrate this special night by hanging colorful streamers called "kazari" along the streets, and also, writing down wishes on small strips of paper called "tanzaku" and hanging them from decorated bamboo branches.
Come by the branch to make your own beautiful Tanabata kazari and write down your wish on a tanzaku to hang from our Wish Tree!
Summer Read SF 2014: May 31-August 10
Connect to your library, your imagination, and San Francisco.
- Make Geometric Models!
- Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 pmSunset, Sunset Children's Area
- Make Your Own Loom and Weave From It!
- Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3:00 pmAnza, Anza Meeting Room
- Vietnamese Spring Rolls
- Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:00 pmPortola, Portola Meeting Room
- Tai Chi Tuesdays!
- Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:30 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
- Noe Valley Knitting Circle
- Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:30 amNoe Valley, Noe Valley Meeting Room
- Doll Making with David
- Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2:00 pmMarina, Marina Childrens' Area
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.