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3D Model of West Portal Area on Display

1/22/19 - 4/28/2019

West Portal

West Portal General Floor Area

190 Lenox Way

The Works Progress Administration of the New Deal made a model of San Francisco in 1938. The West Portal Library, also built by the WPA 80 years ago, is displaying part of the model representing nearby areas as a participant in Take Part. In this city-wide exhibit, each branch, including the Main Library, is displaying a piece of the model and planning accompanying events.

On February 23 from 2:00-3:30 there will be an opportunity to gather around the model with some invited experts to commune over what it tells us and what questions it arouses. The next day a Make a Zine program for kids will happen at 2:00 and at 3:30 Harvey Smith, a scholar of the New Deal, will help us understand the New Deal and to imagine what a New New Deal might look like. Can San Francisco be more public-minded?

Also plan to come to our Open House to celebrate our 80th birthday on May 4!

Upcoming Events

Drop-in Computer Help in Spanish
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Heart/Mind Meditation
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 12:15 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room
Woody Guthrie & the Soul of America
Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6:30 pm
Sunset, Sunset Program Room

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Excelsior Knitters
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room
Beginning Genealogy (Class 4)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 1:30 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio
Learn to search the Historical San Francisco Chronicle database
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 3:00 pm
Noe Valley, Noe Valley Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

The Stuff of Life:
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Queer as German Folk
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space
Creating Resilience
Through Thursday, September 19, 2019
Main Library, General Collections