Wednesday, June 27, 2012

San Francisco Main Public Library

My main objective in visiting San Francisco last weekend was to look around at the San Francisco Public Library for a class paper. It is an amazing library with six floors and services for people of all abilities and cultures. Books are offered in about 30 different languages, and there are library centers dedicated to the deaf, blind and those with learning differences.

This is the library from the outside. It is located in the Historical Civic Center District. This is a very convenient location, because it's close by to the Financial District and Chinatown. Also, a good friend of mine lives near this area.

This is the inside of the library. I love the skylights that let the sunshine inside. It makes everything seem so bright and cheerful.

There was a gallery exhibit in the African American Center of artistically designed cigar boxes that I thought were really pretty.

This is the outside of one cigar box. You can tell the artist took a lot of time to decorate it. It reminds me of an antique jewelry box.

Here is the inside of a cigar box. This was a really interesting collection, and when I have time, I'd like to look up some more information and history about it.

 Here's a glimpse of the microfiche/microfilm section. Patrons need special permission to access these files. Government information, you know.

 As you can see, the library hosts lots of events. I enjoyed seeing all the brightly colored fliers.

Next post, I'll share some more pictures my friend and I took while walking around San Francisco. :)

12 comments:

  1. OMG You are something else!

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    1. Haha, thanks :). I just added two more pictures, did you see them?

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  2. Jen, I do love what you represent... I saw them, you LADY are the
    best! WOW!

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    1. Glad you like the pictures Meesh :). I look forward to visiting this library again sometime.

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  3. You know when I feel sad, OH boys, you make it FUN! I do love your site!

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    1. That's great to hear. I really enjoy sharing the most fun times of my life, and I'm glad it brightens your day.

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  4. Good morning, Jen!

    P-R-I-C-E-L-E-S-S is all I can think of after reading your review of this interesting/magnificent library. Great pics too! Speaking of pics, Is that a new profile pic up on your site (cool shades)? Better get going to get ahead of the midday traffic rush. Here's wishing you and Meesh a safe and wonderful weekend. Back next week to see what's on tap here at your Epic Treats.

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    1. Yep, I changed my picture.. now it's nice and summery. Have a great rest of the week, Al!

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    2. Good Morning, Jen!

      And the tendsetter award goes to our favorite librarian--Cheers! Peeking in to wish you a safe and happy holiday celebration. Back next week to see what's next on tap here at your Epic
      Treats. Are you watching fireworks in
      SJ or SF?

      Merci @ Meesh's holiday wishes. Safe travels, Jen.

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    3. Thanks for the award, Al :). I am not sure if I will be watching fireworks, I've got a lot of reading and papers to write. My housemates and I might do something though. I hope you have a nice holiday. I will try to make another post soon.

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  5. Happy 4th of July, my American friend, a bit premature, here in Canada the fireworks are in full strength... CHEERS sweetie!

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    1. happy 4th of july, Meesh :). Haven't quite started celebrating yet but a friend of mine is visiting from out of town so that should be nice.

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