It’s finally time for the Big Reveal! The NEW Dayton Metro Library in downtown Dayton opens its doors to the public on Saturday, August 5.
Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening and Community Celebration! Come see your extensively remodeled, expanded Main Library, located at 215 E. Third Street.
The Community Celebration includes a Street Festival with Chalk Artist Ben Blue, Balloon Sculptures by Cre8tive, Face Painters from the School of Advertising Art, the Library Bookmobile, Food Trucks and more! An amazing, block-long Ribbon Cutting Ceremony makes it official, then the Library doors will open to a wide variety of entertainment, demonstrations, activities for children, Library mascots Cosmo &Pip, and surprises!
Street Festival- 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Patterson Blvd. between Second and Third Streets
JOHN BENJAMIN, PIANO
ATRIUM | 12:30 – 1:15 PM, 2 – 3 PM, 4 – 5 PM
SIERRA LEONE AND THE ART OF WORD IN MOTION
EICHELBERGER FORUM | 1:15 – 2 PM
An original work with poets, dancer and vocalist to commemorate the Library’s transformation.
THE REPEATING ARMS
EICHELBERGER FORUM | 3 – 4 PM
Five-piece “newgrass” folk string band.
MAKE & CREATE
OPPORTUNITY SPACE @ ST. CLAIR
REIMAGINING WORKS ARTIST
Be sure to visit:
Technology Labs, Children’s Portal and Creativity Space,
REIMAGINING WORKS ARTISTS
Katherine Kadish, Paula Kraus and Gretchen Durst Jacobs
Dayton Performing Arts Aliance
PARKSIDE PLACE LOUNGE | 2:30 – 3 PM, 4 – 5 PM
A trio of violin, bass and keyboard.
LOCAL AUTHORS PRESENTATION
PARKSIDE PLACE LOUNGE
JUSTIN HOWARD & MATT BRUGGEMAN FROM THE BLACK BOX THEATER
GREEN SCREEN ROOM
Make your own video!
BE SURE TO VISIT:
The Dayton Room, LAUNCH Point, Berry Quiet Reading Room, Green Screen Room, TeenEDGE, Community Rooms
MICHAEL & SANDY BASHAW
OEHLERS GREAT READING ROOM | 12:45 – 1:30 PM, 2 – 2:45 PM, 3 – 3:45 PM
The celebrated Dayton musicians perform on flute and guitar.
MIAMI VALLEY DANCE COMPANY
BASSANI THEATER 1:30 – 2 PM
The young, pre-professional dance company performs three repertory pieces.
THE HUMAN RACE
BASSANI THEATER 2:45 – 3 PM
Resident Artist Jen Joplin performs an excerpt from the upcoming new show, “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End”.
BASSANI THEATER 3:45 – 4:30 PM
Take a magical, zoological journey with Zoot puppets!