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OAKLAND–Golden Gate Trivia Night with East Bay Yesterday
October 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Test your Oakland history knowledge and celebrate 100 years of the Golden Gate Library! Liam O’Donoghue, host and creator of the local history podcast East Bay Yesterday, is hosting a trivia night at Golden Gate. Help us gear up for our big centennial block party on Saturday, October 20 by exploring our neighborhood’s history. Learn some local history and meet your neighbors! Liam O’Donoghue was recently voted East Bay Express’ ‘Best Journalist-Turned-Historian’. East Bay Yesterday is described as “…one of the best, most accessible platforms for learning about Oakland’s history… In a moment of such rapid socio-economic upheaval, his podcast provides an invaluable way of preserving the Oakland people know and love before it’s rendered entirely unrecognizable.” Liam collaborated with cultural researcher Sue Mark using interview transcripts from oral histories she conducted in the Golden Gate neighborhood in 2015. These transcripts are now part of Commons Archive, a neighborhood memory bank that engages Golden Gate neighbors through their histories. Take a listen to the East Bay Yesterday episode that features Golden Gate neighbors’ stories about the area’s changes: https://soundcloud.com/user-736747354/get-to-know-us-first-longtime-residents-reflect-on-oaklands-transformation 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 This program is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Project Grant. Event date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30pm Event location: Golden Gate Branch Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA For more information go to http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/golden-gate-branch/golden-gate-trivia-east-bay-yesterday or contact the library at 510-597-5023. The library is wheelchair accessible. Street parking is available. AC Transit bus 72 stops at the library’s entrance.