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Penrose Library 50th Anniversary Party

Penrose Library "after 1968" - Photo by Stewarts Commercial Photographers from PPLD Special Collections (013-10889)

Join us on Sunday, July 15 from 12:30 - 4 p.m. for an afternoon of celebration as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Penrose Library!

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and Secret Garden statue re-dedication in honor of former
PPLD Director Bernie Margolis will begin at 12:30 p.m. featuring Mayor John Suthers, PPLD Board of Trustees President Kathleen Owings, PPLD Chief Librarian John Spears, former PPLD Executive Director Pat Losinski, and El Pomar Foundation Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer R. Thayer Tutt, Jr.

At 1 p.m., we will have hot dogs provided by Big Papa’s Grill and 1960s music provided by The Psychedelegates in the upper parking lot. Cake will be served inside the main entrance.

The party will also feature raffles and prizes, a “come as you were/would have been in 1968” costume contest, green screen time machine (take a green screen photo with Special Collections photos or other 1960s backgrounds), make a 1960s button, and other fun activities.

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