The Free List
Free Events for Saturday, January 29, 2000
This page lists free events taking place in San Francisco. It is
broken down into several categories. You can receive a
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of free events as well. You can also have your event
Chinese New Year's Lion Dance
Marina Branch Library, 1890 Chestnut St.
Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Dragon With the Lion Dance for
All Ages. Also at the Chinatown Branch at 11:30am, the North Beach
Branch at 12:30pm, the Presidio Branch at 1:30pm, the Richmond
Branch at 3:00pm, and the Anza Branch at 4:00pm.
Emma Woo Louie: Chinese American Names
Chinatown Branch Library, 1135 Powell St.
Emma Woo Louie, author of Chinese Names: Tradition and Transition,
will talk about her research of this fascinating book of Chinese
American history and culture. She will cover the sources of
Chinese names in China and the creation of Americanized new
surnames that are a synthesis of Chinese and American cultural
beliefs and naming traditions.
02:30pm - 04:00pm
The Great War Society
Presidio of San Francisco, Funston and Lincoln
The Great War Society, a national group of amatuer historians of
WWI (& II), discusses various issues of WWI & II as they affect the
twentieth century. Lectures, slides and presentations of various
elements are given. Well worth a visit to understand the two
greatest single events which defined this century!
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith: Celebrating Chinese New Year
Richmond Branch Library, 351 - 9th Ave.
A reception for the publication of Celebrating Chinese New Year by