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Saturday, June 17, 2017 3-4:30p
No experience necessary. A free hands-on block prints workshop with master Kala Art Institute printer Mary Marsh. Teens and adults welcome.
Please RSVP, limited to 12.
ARE YOU MISSING FROM THE ARCHIVE?
Thursday, June 1 12–2p
Saturday, June 3 10a–12p
Tuesday, June 6 6–8p
Thursday, June 8 12–2p
Tuesday, June 13 6–8p
marksearch will scan your old snapshots, scrapbooks, and record your stories so that your histories are preserved and shared with the community. Let future generations know what it is like to live in this neighborhood.
Sign up at the library to reserve a 30-minute session.
GOLDEN GATE SPIRIT with OAKLAND URBAN PATHS
Saturday, June 10, 2017 10a-12:30p
A walking discussion co-led by members of the community about the role of religious centers in the neighborhood.
Starts at St. Columba Church (San Pablo & Alcatraz) and ends at the Golden Gate Library.
January 19 – March 25, 2017
Commons Archive: The Lasartemays
A research space dedicated to unpacking the personal collection of the pioneers Eugene and Ruth Lasartemay, who spearheaded the development of the Bay Area’s first archive of African Americans in the region. Weekly research sessions included meetings with the Lasartemay’s family, community members and local historians.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Love Our Neighborhood Day, 11a-4p
Meeting neighbors at an annual event that closes down 12 blocks of San Pablo Avenue for walking and biking.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
National Night Out, 6-8p
Joining with neighborhood groups to celebrate community.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Sidewalk Stories Printmaking Workshop
Golden Gate Branch Library, 3-4:30p
No experience necessary. A free hands-on ‘sunprints’ workshop with master Kala Art Institute printer Emily Gui. Teens and adults welcome.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Oakland Wiki Story Share
Kala Art Institute, 1-2:30p
Your Voice, Your History! Come share your neighborhood memories. The Oakland Wiki, a team dedicated to creating a shared history website, will teach you how to use their online tools.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Black History Month Read-In
Kala Art Institute Gallery, 3-4:30p
Let’s come together to read, share inspiration, empowerment, and community. Please bring a selection from your favorite poem, speech or book authored by an African American. With the Golden Gate Library.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Block Party at the Golden Gate Library
Celebrate the community, meet neighbors, and learn how to get involved with Commons Archive!
Come early for delicious free BBQ provided by grill-master Mark Lasartemay, grandson of the pioneers of the East Bay Negro Historical Society. Hands-on demos by Kala print-makers, games for kids, musical performances and neighborhood information.