First Century Farewell : finale of a centenary celebration of the Temescal Branch Library
As a culmination of the series of events to recognize the centennial of the Temescal Branch Library, we will assemble a "time capsule" recognizing each of the participants in the events associated with the series of commemorative events that began on the library's 100th anniversary last December. Materials from those events and other memorabilia will be incorporated into the time capsule, with the participants of events over the year invited back to help with its dedication and read from or show their work in a "salon-style" setting.
In addition, the Friends of the Temescal Branch Library will present a preview of "Temescal Over Time", an exciting historical website created by the late Jeff Norman, a local artist, and donated as part of the centennial from his estate. We will also unveil and dedicate his gift of the Temescal History Archive.
The afternoon activities will include a screening of excerpts of "Art Exchange," an interactive "show and tell" between artists of Oakland and Herat, Afghanistan that was part of an art component of the centennial festivities, known as "One Hundred for One Hundred." We will also present a showing of "Where We Live," Jeff Norman's 1998 film documenting the history of the Temescal District.
Attendees will have the opportunity, too, to contribute personal narratives to the on-going "Telling Temescal Tales" project that will help to keep the archive growing over the next 100 years and beyond.