Sunday, December 11, 2005

The Best of San Francisco

Yesterday Gail Griffith, instructor for the Infopeople Tips and Tricks for Effective Library Supervision course, and I shared a few of the wonderful experiences one can have in downtown San Francisco.

We decided that our first stop would be the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at the Yerba Buena Gardens. Located behind a majestic waterfall fifty feet high and twenty feet wide which cascades over Sierra granite, the memorial includes back-lit photos from the civil rights movement and twelve shimmering glass panels set in granite and inscribed with Dr. King’s inspiring words.

In addition, we toured the Sony Metreon PlayStation store in the context of how gaming fits into library services, ate at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) café, shopped at the MOMA store and attended/participated in the 20th anniversary production of the Dance-Along Nutcracker. Presented by the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, the performance is billed as "the wackiest Nutcracker on earth." To get a feeling of this unique event, see the video preview.

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