Tuesday, May 09, 2006

park branch library - sfpl

the park branch library (a branch within san francisco public library, or SFPL) will be my local public library in SF and i'm pretty excited about it. it opened on october 29th, 1909, and is the oldest existing SFPL building. the photo was taken circa 1916. i look forward to exploring the 26 SFPL branch libraries.

5 Comments:

At 5/09/2006 2:00 PM, Blogger sarah said...

it's beautiful, huh?

 
At 5/09/2006 2:03 PM, Blogger david silver said...

it is, sarah.

i have a feeling that it's even nicer, and cozier, inside.

 
At 5/10/2006 1:32 AM, Blogger Lonny J Brooks said...

Hi David!

Just saw your post on my blog. Great to hear from you! Yeah you definitely have to meet our baby girl, Amieh Joi...she's beautiful!!!!!!

Cal State East Bay (formerly known as Cal State Hayward) is located in Hayward between Oakland and San Jose. I had never heard of Hayward until I started looking for teaching positions. Theodore Roszak, a history professor at Hayward, wrote The Making of a Counterculture. I had always thought that a prof at berkeley wrote this book.

Anyway, I'm very glad to hear about your move to your dream job at SF. And as a guy who got his masters in Library and Information Science, thank you for celebrating libraries!

Looking forward to meeting up!

Lonny

 
At 5/10/2006 8:35 AM, Blogger kq said...

was it a carnegie library initially? it does indeed look pretty special.

 
At 5/12/2006 12:30 PM, Anonymous david silver said...

kq, no. according to the library's history page: "Although built at the time that Andrew Carnegie was funding the construction of other city libraries, Park Branch is not a Carnegie building; rather, it was built with City funds, $7,000 for the land and $27,000 for the building."

 

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