Card Catalog Stories

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In honor of National Library Week, and inspired by Ann Hamilton and Ann Chamberlain’s iconic card catalog walls at the Main Library, we invite the public to learn about the beautiful, elegant card catalog system by telling their story as a catalog card.

Working with typewriter story artist Barbara Obata and San Francisco Public Library’s catalogers, we will offer a drop in workshop for visitors to tell their own story on a library card catalog, typed up while they wait.  Each story would be assigned a related Dewey decimal number and we will display the cards in the Public Knowledge library. Added bonus – get a SFPL library card while you wait.

Free and open to the public.

Note: This event will be taking place at a location outside the San Francisco network of public libraries. For questions concerning the event, please contact the hosting library: Public Knowledge Branch (SFMOMA).

This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

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