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Friday, September 27, 2013


San Diego's magnificent central library holds public sneak peek party and street fair this Saturday
NEW CHAPTER--This blog is for you outtatown types because tomorrow is a day of celebration in San Diego that will see total media madness as the local fourth estate covers wall-to-wall a community sneak peak and street festival at the new Central Library, Saturday, September 28, 2013  11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. Located in Downtown San Diego's East Village (Park Boulevard at 11th Avenue, near Petco Park).

Citizens are invited to an exciting FREE community festival celebrating the new San Diego Central Library, the heart of the city's 35-branch public library system.

Schedule of Events:

11 a.m.
Dedication Ceremony
Join library donors, supporters and dignitaries for a public dedication of the new Central Library to the San Diego community. Featuring the Navy Band, San Diego Children's Choir and additional surprises.

Noon - 6 p.m.
Family-friendly street festival and sneak peek inside the new Central Library.
Sneak Peek
Get an exclusive look inside the first floor of the new Central Library and auditorium, before its official opening on Monday, Sept. 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Exciting performances from Hullabaloo, The Heroes, The Paul Cannon Band, Clint Perry & the Boo Hoo Crew and many more!

Interactive children's activities, arts and crafts, storytelling, author meet-and-greets and more.

Enjoy food and snacks throughout the festival.

Parking and Public Transportation:
Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation. The San Diego Trolley stops near the new Central Library at the 12th & Imperial Transit Center. Additionally, thousands of affordable public parking spaces are available within walking distance of the library. For a complete list of bus and trolley routes and parking options visit:

Sponsors: This event is supported by: The City of San Diego, San Diego Public Library, Friends of the San Diego Public Library, SupportMyLibrary. org and the San Diego Public Library Foundation.

Facts and Figures:
Ground breaking: March 2010
Completion: Summer 2013
Cost: $185 million
Architects: Rob Wellington Quigley and Tucker Sadler Architects.
Size: Nine stories and 498,000 sq. ft.
Construction: Turner Construction/San Diego office.
Other: The final product will have free Wi-Fi access and 500 parking spaces, including 250 across the street and 250 more in a 129,000-sq-ft, underground garage. The 76,000-sq-ft charter high school will occupy the building's sixth and seventh floors.

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