Happy 75th birthday, Golden Gate Bridge

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. There will be no bridge walk this time but there are lots of events happening at or around the bridge on Memorial Day weekend. Click here for a listing of official events: http://goldengatebridge75.org/

All through May and June you can celebrate this San Francisco landmark by reading the May/June On the Same Page bookclub selection Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge by Kevin Starr.

You can also discover the often hilariously horrifying depictions of the Golden Gate Bridge in the movies at Jim Van Buskirk's clip-filled program "On Location: The Golden Gate Bridge on the Silver Screen" at the Excelsior Branch on Wednesday, June 27, 7-8:30 p.m. and at other library locations throughout May and June.

If you would like a taste of Jim Van Buskirk's talk before the program here at Excelsior, read the blog post he wrote for the San Francisco History Center Blog: http://sfhcbasc.blogspot.com/2012/05/on-location-golden-gate-bridge-in.html

And last but not least, don't forget to check out the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection's Golden Gate Bridge photographs