Born on January 4, 1809, a French boy named Louis Braille created a means of literacy for blind people when he was only 15 years old. Communities around the world are honoring Braille's 200th birthday and his invention. San Francisco Public Library will celebrate by hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Braille Press. Stunning images along with print and braille text introduce the highlights of Louis' life, show the braille production process, and explain why braille remains important in a modern world where technology often replaces paper as a medium for communication.
Exhibition: From March 7 through April 20, 2009, Main Library, Larkin Street Bridge, near the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
- Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius
Saturday, March 14, 2009, 2-4 p.m.,Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
- Braille - Past, Present and Future
Saturday, March 28, 2009, 10:30a.m.-12 p.m Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
This is an Evolve 2009 related program. For more information on Evolve 2009 please visit: http://evolve2009.wordpress.com/evolve-2009/