Library Temporarily Closed

Out of an abundance of caution, the Library will be closed beginning January 14th at 5 p.m. and will reopen Monday, January 25th at 9 a.m. due to a COVID-19 exposure. Because of the Library’s strict safety protocols, risk of exposure to patrons is minimal.

During the closure, the Library will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Patrons who signed up for Grab & Go or Take & Make kits can pick them up when the library reopens January 25th.

Please continue to visit our website for updates, to access our online services, utilize our digital collection and learn about our online programs.

Please do not place items in our Book Drop for the duration of the closure. No late fines are being assessed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask that you please continue to follow all safety precautions against COVID-19 in your daily life.

Stan’s Favorite Museums #3: San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park

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This museum doesn’t meet my original criteria for this blog (top 20 rather than top 10, no virtual tour), but I have included it because the photos, text and audio provide details about the ships, their builders and their crews.  The website could stand to be improved, but scrolling down on the homepage leads to six images. Historic Ships, Discover Park Collections and Around the Horn Blog are worth exploring.  At the top of the homepage, Learn About the Park opens a drop-down menu; Photo & Multimedia and History & Culture are also worth a look. The other links on the homepage lead to dead ends.  In my several visits to this park, I have always discovered something new on the pier and still haven’t made it to the museum building.  

When we are able to travel again, the park is at the Beach Street terminus of the Hyde/Powell cable car line and across the street from Ghirardelli Square, which makes it part of a trifecta of things to do in San Francisco.  Scoma’s restaurant is on the next pier to the East and Fisherman’s Wharf is the pier beyond that.


Published by on June 29, 2020
Last Modified January 17, 2021