Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday: Grand Opening & Dedication of Downtown Public Library

Saturday sees San Diegans celebrating the Grand Opening of the new Central Library. There will be tours, music, food, and a lot of politicians shaking hands and kissing babies. For the full program of events, click here (.pdf), or just see the abbreviated events below. Note that the circulation desks won't be open, so you can't actually check out any books until Monday and it would behoove you to make sure you have an updated library card from any of the many branch libraries before you decide to check it out.

11:00 a.m. Dedication ceremony
Join library donors, supporters and dignitaries for a public dedication of the new Central Library to the San Diego community. Featuring the Navy Band, San Diego Children's Choir, the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus, and additional surprises.

Noon - 6:00 p.m. Family-friendly street festival and sneak peek inside the new Central Library

Sneak Peek - Get an exclusive look inside the first floor of the new Central Library and auditorium, before its official opening on Monday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Special hours opening day only)
Music - Exciting performances from Steve Poltz, Hullabaloo, The Heroes, The Paul Cannon Band, Clint Perry, the Boo Hoo Crew, Eric Runningpath, and many more! See the complete Program, Performer and Booth List (PDF).

Fun - Interactive children's activities, a Fancy Nancy parade, arts and crafts, storytelling, author meet-and-greets and more.

Food - Enjoy food and snacks throughout the festival.

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