Lawrence, are you ready for a grand opening? Check out our schedule of events for opening day!
Saturday, July 26
10:00 am - Ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Mike Amyx and city commissioners, community book passing relay, and music from the LHS band!
10:45 am – Doors open!
11:30 am – Celebrity storytime with a local mythical bird and our own Michael and Morris!
2:00 to 4:00 pm – Library Luau (an outdoor beach party with crafts, games, Sylas & Maddy’s ice cream, Eileen’s cookies, luau dancing, an appearance by several KU athletes, music, and more!)
7:00 to 9:00pm – Dinner & a Movie with Downtown Lawrence: grab dinner and drinks from Lawrence favorites like Free State Brewery, Mass Street Soda, and Mass Street Sweet Shoppe, and enjoy live music from the Beer Bellies!
9:00pm – A showing of Ghostbusters will start at 9:00pm on Vermont St. outside of the library’s front doors!
Plus, enjoy local musicians playing throughout the day, and explore your new space.
Musicians in the atrium and lobby:
10:30-11:30am: The Lawrence Woodwind Quintet
- Amelia Stern, oboe
- Sharon Learned, flute
- Paul Jordan, clarinet
- Stuart Levine, French horn
- Jan Somerville, bassoon
11:00-11:30am: Linda Mannering and John Brewer, pianists
11:45am-12:15pm: Uptown Mandolin Quartet
12:00-12:30pm: Dee Blaser, pianist
12:30-1:00pm: Dana Rath, cellist from Bishop Seabury
12:45-1:45pm: Tenasie, rock country
1:30-2:00pm, and 3:45-4:15pm: Keys of Joy students
- AJ Baker
- Ryan Roberts
- Jackson Roberts
- Nisa and Sina Khosh
- Audrey Cornell
- Mina Khosh
- Evan and Joy (non-students), Cannon, Erik
- Lydia Wood
- John Hunter
- Noel White
2:30-3:00pm – Joyce Jordan, pianist
3:00-3:30pm – Fresh Picked, bluegrass
4:00-4:30pm – Stephanie Ann Barrows and Clark Jamison, new age flutist and percussionist
4:30-5:00pm - Daniel Mangiaracino, pianist from Bishop Seabury
4:45-5:00pm – Mahathi Reddy, bho shambho dancer
5:00-5:30pm - Ulises Magana de la Paz, pianist from Southwest Middle School
5:15-5:30pm – Sign Language Choir
(Special thanks to Patrick Giroux for designing our commemorative T-shirt!)