Thursday, October 7, 2010

Georgetown Library Ready To Open


By Randolph Roffman

On Tuesday night, Oct. 5, donors and friends of the newly refurbished and rebuilt Georgetown Libary, gathered to tour the new digs. The building will reopen to the public on Oct. 18 with $16 million in renovations after the April 30, 2007 fire.

The Georgetown Library is set to reopen for a 75th Anniversary Celebration after a massive renovation/reconstruction following the devastating fire on 30 April, 2007. A preview for donors and friends allowed the first glimpse of the newly transformed library and its Peabody Room on Tuesday evening, 5 October.

Don't miss the Grand Opening Day on Saturday, 23 October, all day long from 10:30 a.m. beginning with a tour of the transformed library and including all kinds of activities for young and old. There will be Face-Painting from noon to 2 p.m, Music and Pumpkin Decorating on the Reading Terrace, a Beading Workshop, and 'Libropoly', a life-size board game of Historic Georgetown, all among the fun in store for this long-awaited day.

In the photo above (left) is CAG Prez Jennifer Altmeyer and Franz and Margaret Oppenheimer.

In the second photo above is (l-r): Steven Meter, Ann Furhman (owner of Proper Topper) and Charles DeSantis.

All photographs were taken by Randolph Roffman exclusively for www.georgetownweek.com

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