Ancestral Memories Quilt Exhibit and Reception

Big Read Quilt Exhibit “My Guardian Angels” by Benita Jones.

As a part of the San Leandro Public Library’s 2013 Big Read, the library will be hosting “Ancestral Memories,” an exhibit of quilts by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland. The quilts will be on display in the atrium of the Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave. from Jan. 29 to Feb. 28. “Ancestral Memories” is an exhibit that honors the memory of the quilters’ families and heritage. The public is invited to a special opening reception for “Ancestral Memories” on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 pm. in the Karp-Estudillo Room of the San Leandro Main Library. The event is free and open to the public. No prior registration is necessary. The program will consist of a presentation about African American quilting and a discussion of the specific quilts in the exhibit. The well respected and highly praised Allen Temple Baptist Church Men’s Choir, an ensemble of 25 men, will add their voices to the program. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library for information at (510) 577-3971.
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