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100 Years of the Raker Act:

10/15/13 - 12/31/2013

Main Library

Government Information Center - 5th Floor

100 Larkin St.

This exhibit documents the 100 year anniversary of the passage of the Raker Act.

The Raker Act was a controversial congressional act that allowed the creation of the O’Shaughnessy Dam and flood Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. It provided, much needed, water for the city of San Francisco. John Muir fought the act and the damming of the Hetch Hetchy.

Upcoming Events

Family Playtime
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:00 am
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room
Family Storytime and Playtime
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:15 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area
Baby Rhyme Time
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10:30 am
Portola, Portola Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Learn the Ukulele: for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio
Girls Who Code
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 2:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Computer Lab
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 2:00 pm
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area

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Current Exhibits

Portals: A Group Show of Speculative Fictions
Through Thursday, December 13, 2018
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space
Our Day Has Come!
Through Saturday, December 15, 2018
Main Library, African American Center
Hay(na)ku: A 21st-Century Diasporic Poetry Form
Through Thursday, December 6, 2018
Main Library, Filipino American Center

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