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Chinese Center SFPL 2010

  1. 1. San Francisco Public Library Chinese Center Presented by Doris Tseng Feb. 4, 2010
  2. 2. Chinese Center Main Library, 3 rd Floor
  3. 3. Chinese Center Main Library, 3 rd Floor
  4. 4. Chinese Center Main Library, 3 rd Floor
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>A reading room on Main Library’s 3 rd floor </li></ul><ul><li>Part of International Center </li></ul><ul><li>Providing a window into Chinese culture </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community Support <ul><li>In 1996, the Chinese Community donated $500,000 to build the Chinese Center </li></ul>
  7. 7. Collection <ul><li>Reference books in English and Chinese about Chinese Culture & Chinese Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Books donated by Sister Libraries of Shanghai and Taipei </li></ul><ul><li>Marjorie Stern Gift Books </li></ul>
  8. 8. Collection Reference Books in English & Chinese
  9. 9. Collection: Books about Chinese Culture
  10. 10. Collection: Books about China & Chinese Americans
  11. 11. Collection: Marjorie Stern Gift Books
  12. 12. Book Donation By Shanghai Library
  13. 13. Yongle Encyclopedia ( Ming Dynasty) donated by Mayor Diane Feinstein in 1986
  14. 14. Precious Book : Paintings of Yangtze River 長江萬里圖
  15. 15. Usage <ul><li>Well-used by </li></ul><ul><li>General Public </li></ul><ul><li>College students </li></ul><ul><li>School teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>One of the best collections in SFPL </li></ul><ul><li>-- commented by a regular patron </li></ul>
  16. 16. Program : Author’s Book talk February Flowers (a Novel) by Fan Wu
  17. 17. Author’s Book Signing
  18. 18. Program : Author’s book talk (Return to the Middle Kingdom by Yuan-Tsung Chen)
  19. 19. Program Chinese New Year performance
  20. 20. Program Chinese New Year performance
  21. 21. Program : Chinese New Year performance
  22. 22. Program : Chinese Moon Festival
  23. 23. Program : Chinese Moon Festival
  24. 24. Program : Chinese Moon Festival
  25. 25. Program : Face Change
  26. 26. Program : Chinese Folk Songs
  27. 27. Program : Celebrating China-U.S. diplomatic relations 30 th anniversary
  28. 28. Chinese Film Screening The Founding of a Republic
  29. 29. Chinese Film Screening Mei Lan-Fang (Beijing Opera Legend)
  30. 30. Chinese Film Program Audience
  31. 31. Photo Exhibit China-U.S. Diplomatic Relations 30 th anniversary
  32. 32. Photo Exhibit China-U.S. Diplomatic Relations 30 th anniversary
  33. 33. Photo Exhibit China-U.S. Diplomatic Relations 30 th anniversary
  34. 34. Exhibit Chinese Zodiac Animals
  35. 35. Chinese Book Club
  36. 36. Chinese Book Club (Launched October 2009)
  37. 37. Chinese Book Club (Launched October 2009)
  38. 38. Chinese Book Club Book Reading & Discussion
  39. 39. Book Donation (28 boxes) by the Chinese Consulate
  40. 40. Book donation by the Chinese Consulate
  41. 41. Computer Classes: Instruction in Chinese <ul><li>SFPL Catalog / Internet </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail in Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Pin-Yin Transliteration System </li></ul><ul><li>Word Processing in Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia in Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Online Job Search </li></ul>
  42. 42. Computer class SFPL Catalog
  43. 43. Computer class Chinese Internet
  44. 44. Computer Class Chinese YouTube
  45. 45. Computer Class Chinese Wikipedia
  46. 46. Computer Class Chinese Pin Yin, email & Word Processing <ul><li>Wo hen gao xing lai xue zhong wen Pin Yin </li></ul><ul><li>我 很 高 兴 來 學 中 文 拼 音 </li></ul><ul><li>shi shuo chu le duo duo lian xi mei you qi ta </li></ul><ul><li>老 師 說 除 了 多 練 習 沒 有 其 它 </li></ul><ul><li>jie jing. xi wang ni ye lai xue. le qu wu qiong </li></ul><ul><li>捷 徑 希 望 你 也 來 學 . 樂 趣 無 窮 </li></ul><ul><li>zhu ni zhou mo yu kuai ! </li></ul><ul><li>祝 你 週 末 愉 快 </li></ul>
  47. 47. Computer class
  48. 48. Community Outreach <ul><li>Chinese Consulate </li></ul><ul><li>Taipei Economic and Culture Office </li></ul><ul><li>(Taiwan Consulate) </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Culture Center </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Newcomers Center </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Historical Society of America </li></ul><ul><li>ESL schools </li></ul>
  49. 49. National Library of China (Beijing) Visit 9/2009
  50. 50. National Library of China (Beijing) Centennial (1909-2009)
  51. 51. National Library of China (Beijing) Centennial Symposium
  52. 52. Main Library Tour <ul><li>Bilingual tour to : </li></ul><ul><li>ESL students </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians / publishers from China, Taiwan, & Hong Kong </li></ul>
  53. 53. Upcoming Exhibit: Shanghai Embroidery (March – May 2010)
  54. 54. Upcoming Program (3/2010) Documentary – 2010 Shanghai World Expo
  55. 55. Upcoming performance Shanghai Cultural Festival (5/2010)
  56. 56. Upcoming program Shanghai classic movie (May 2010)
  57. 57. Photo Display of Famous Chinese Americans Steven Chu U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chen YouTube Co-founder Jerry Yang Yahoo! Co-founder
  58. 58. Report Website <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>1-Minute Video about the Center </li></ul><ul><li>(downloadable to an iPhone or Ipod Touch) </li></ul><ul><li>Website Link </li></ul>

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