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First Steps in America

10/19/2019
11:00 - 12:30

Main Library

Latino/Hispanic Community Room A/B

100 Larkin St.

Hear the story of how Chinese emigrants crossed the Pacific to come to California between 1867–1875, and where they took their first steps in America, and how one hopeful return voyage turned to tragedy in the South China Sea. Author Robert Wells presents a slide talk about San Francisco's 19th century port of entry for the Chinese. Wells's book, Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea: The Untold Story of America's Largest Chinese Emigrant Disaster will be available for purchase.

Upcoming Events

A New Look at Old City Cemetery
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:30 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio
Traditional Chinese handmade paper :
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Holodomor: The Great Ukraine Famine 1932-1933
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium

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Upcoming Classes

Presentation: Genealogy and Family History Research
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:15 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
Wellness: Wild Goose Qigong
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presidio, Presidio Meeting Room
Conversational Mandarin Group
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:15 am
Main Library, Chinese Center

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Through Thursday, December 19, 2019
Main Library, Government Information Center
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Through Thursday, January 2, 2020
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