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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!
12 NOON | COMMEMORATION CEREMONY & BLOCK-LONG RIBBON CUTTING

12:30 PM | MAIN LIBRARY DOORS OPEN!

Street Festival

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Patterson Blvd. between Second and Third Streets

DJ Basim

Chalk Artist Boy Blue

Talented local sidewalk artist
DJ Basim

DJ Basim

WYSO’s “Behind the Groove” host spins R&B
Deja Cru

Deja Cru

Dayton’s awesome street dancers
Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Ribbon and hoop dancers in the Pocket Park
Willie

Willie Morris and his
City Wide Pep Band

on the Third Street Library Balcony

Main

Inside the Main Library

12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

FIRST FLOOR

John Benjamin

John Benjamin, Piano

ATRIUM | 12:30 - 1:15 PM, 2 - 3 PM, 4 - 5 PM
Sierra

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.
Repeating

The Repeating Arms

EICHELBERGER FORUM | 3 - 4 PM
Five-piece “newgrass” folk string band.

Make & Create

OPPORTUNITY SPACE @ ST. CLAIR

ReImagining Works Artist

Terry Welker

BE SURE TO VISIT:

Technology Labs, Children’s Portal and Creativity Space,       


SECOND FLOOR

ReImagining Works Artists

Katherine Kadish, Paula Kraus and Gretchen Durst Jacobs

Dayton Performing Arts Aliance

DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE

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


THIRD FLOOR

Bashaw

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

Miami Valley Dance Company

BASSANI THEATER 1:30 - 2 PM
The young, pre-professional dance company performs three repertory pieces.
Human Race

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".
Zoot

Zoot Theatre

BASSANI THEATER 3:45 - 4:30 PM
Take a magical, zoological journey with Zoot puppets!

Main Opening Press Release  |  Directions and Branch Information  |  ReImagining Works

 

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