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Building Bridges: The James R. Lee Collection

11/03/12 - 2/07/2013

Main Library

Chinese Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

This exhibition features a collection of photographs, blueprints, newspaper articles, designs, books, and other ephemera related to the building of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Mr. Lee was one of the many designers/engineers working on the Bay Bridge in the 1930s; he was also a second generation Chinese American. The exhibit will not only feature Lee’s role in the building of the Bay Bridge, but also include insights into some of the social and cultural aspects of life for the Chinese American community from the 1920s through the 1940s in San Francisco.

Lori Barber, Guest Curator
Treasure Island Museum Association

Related Event: Exhibit opening program

Wednesday, November 14, 6 PM

Koret Auditorium, Main Library, Lower Level

Upcoming Events

Red Envelope Crafts
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:00 pm
Portola, Portola Meeting Room
Red Envelope Lantern Craft
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00 pm
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area
Red Envelope Lantern Craft
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 am
Marina, Marina Childrens' Area

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Folding Red Envelope Lantern
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 am
Merced, Merced General Floor Area
eReader and Tech Drop-In (English & Chinese)
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 3:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room
Screen Time Presents eLearning with Flipster!
Friday, February 3, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Year of the Rooster
Through Thursday, February 16, 2017
Main Library, Atrium