FREMONT -- An exhibit and lecture series, "Remembering 1882" that focuses on a federal law of that year that aimed to prevent Chinese immigration to the United States, has opened at the Fremont Public Library.

A lecture featuring Christine Devillers, a librarian and genealogist, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday. Devillers will give a presentation on the special challenges that Chinese Americans face while researching their family history.

Geraldine Low-Sabado, a Chinese-American history activist, will lecture at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 26. Her presentation will discuss a Chinese-American fishing village founded in the 1860s near Monterey. It will include a screening of "By Light of Lanterns," a documentary on the area's Chinese-American fishing community.

The exhibit is open from 1 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. The library is closed Sundays. The exhibit concludes Feb. 28.

The library is at 2400 Stevenson Blvd. For more information, call 510-745-1424.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.



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