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OAKLAND– Carnegie Library History: Golden Gate Branch

October 2, 2018 @ 11:30 am12:30 pm

Golden Gate Branch Library

OAKLAND– Golden Gate is turning 100!

 Join two local history experts, Annalee Allen and Gene Anderson, for a fascinating talk on the legacy of Carnegie and specifically, the Golden Gate Branch. Cosponsored by Commons Archive, a neighborhood memory bank. 

 Annalee Allen is an Oakland historian, former Tribune columnist, and also runs the downtown walking tours program for the city. She is the author of several books on Oakland history, including Oakland (Postcard History)Selections from the Oakland Tribune Archives and Oakland Landmarks: An Artistic Portrayal of History which was co-created with artist Heidi Wyckoff.

Author and blogger Gene Anderson lives in Oakland, where he can regularly be found exploring different parts of the city. His great-grandfather worked on one of the Southern Pacific ferryboats that plied San Francisco Bay in the 1890s, and his grandfather worked for the Sacramento Northern Railway in Oakland.

Commons Archive

This presentation is part of Commons Archive, a permanent neighborhood memory bank housed at the Golden Gate Branch Library.  To learn more about the project, please visit www.commonsarchive.net


Event date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Event location:  Golden Gate Branch Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA


For more information go to http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/golden-gate-branch/carnegie-library-history-golden-gate-branch or contact the library at 597-5023.


The library is wheelchair accessible. Street parking is available. AC Transit bus 72 stops at the library’s entrance.

This event is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Project Grant. 

Commons Archive


October 2, 2018
11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Golden Gate Branch Library
5606 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608 United States
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