The popular Capital Decades program series is returning to the Central Library for four weeks in May, this year showcasing city life, fashion, motion pictures and dance from the 1930s. Registration is now open for the following programs:
City Life (Tuesday, May 8, 6-8 p.m.)
Introduction to life in 1930s Sacramento including industry and labor, Hoovervilles, recreation and amusements, and schools. Presented by William Burg, James Scott, Tom Tolley and Amanda Graham.
Fashions and Styles (Tuesday, May 15, 6-7:30 p.m.)
A fashion show featuring dresses and accessories of the 1930s presented by Sacramento Art Deco Society president Doreen Sinclair.
Motion Pictures (Tuesday, May 22, 6-8 p.m.)
Movie expert Matias Bombal will present clips from 1930s films and discuss the development of the Broadway entertainment district in Sacramento.
Jitterbug! (Tuesday, May 29, 7-9 p.m.)
Dance instruction from Midtown Stomp from 7-8 p.m. and a dance to follow with period music and a silent showing of a classic 1930s dance flick.
In addition to a special program each Tuesday evening, there will be exhibits on display at the Central Library through the month of May featuring vintage objects and images from the collections of the Sacramento Art Deco Society and Sacramento Public Library.
For more information and to register for any of the programs, visit http://www.saclibrary.org/?pageId=1346.
PHOTO CREDIT: K Street, 1938. From the Special Collections of the Sacramento Public Library.