Friday, May 9, 2008

The Library is 100 Years Old!

100 years ago, on Tuesday May 12, 1908, the Library at 550 Central Avenue was opened to the public. It was an evening filled with civic pride and celebration. As stated on the front page of the next day’s Daily Review, “There was very large attendance, the library being filled almost to suffocation” to celebrate the new library, “the best advertisement Pacific Grove has ever had.”

100 years later, the Library is celebrating again. On Saturday, May 10th, the Library is having a centennial celebration - with music, magic and cake! At 1 pm the party begins with all American banjo music. Master magician, The Great Blindini performs at 2 pm. After that, winners will be announced, and prizes awarded for the Why I Love My Library Contest. And then we’ll all sing “Happy Birthday” and eat cake!

Spontaneous acts of music, recitation, magic and merriment will occur throughout the afternoon. So Come One! Come All! It’s the Pacific Grove Public Library Centennial Celebration. Saturday, May 10th 1-5 pm.

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