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200th Anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian Poet

2/01/14 - 4/16/2014

Main Library

International Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

Ukraine’s cultural godfather was an orphaned serf who became a painter; a painter who became a fearless poet; and a poet who endured imprisonment and exile to become the voice of a people.

Taras Shevchenko became one of the best known symbolic figures of the Ukrainian nation not just for his creative achievements, but also for his fight for freedom, against slavery and the institution of serfdom itself.
At the exhibition you will find the reproductions of some of Taras Shevchenko’s most famous artworks, facts of his life as well as artworks of modern Ukrainian painters who created pictures on Shevchenko’s world-known poems. You will be enchanted by Shevchenko’s poems translated by American poet, translator and journalist Petro Fedynsky.

Upcoming Events

Friends of Library Poetry Readings Night
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 8:00 am
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
Lava Mae Free Mobile Showers
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 8:30 am
Main Library, Fulton Street Steps
Swing Into Stories
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 9:30 am
Helen Wills Playground,

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Upcoming Classes

Mac Computer: Basics
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Noontime Meditation
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:00 pm
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Heart/Mind Meditation
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 12:15 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room

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Through Saturday, April 1, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
San Francisco Symphony Concerts for Kids
Through Friday, March 31, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
The Heart of the City Farmers' Market
Through Friday, June 30, 2017
Main Library, Business, Science & Technology

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