Emporia Public Library will celebrate its 135th anniversary as a
library, as well as 25 years in the present building with a Rededication
Ceremony and Open House on Sunday, April 25, 2004. Hosted by the
library staff, board, and Friends of the Library, the afternoon
will include a short program in the library courtyard at 2 p.m.
followed by refreshments and entertainment inside the library. Tours
of the building will be available upon request. The former library,
now the Lyon County Historical Museum adjacent to the library, will
observe special hours that day, and will be open for visitors from
2 to 4 p.m.
display of library history has been created in the foyer, and banners
from the grand opening of the library building in April 1979 will
hang in the atrium.
feature of the day will be the unveiling of two designs for a new
bronze sculpture for the library courtyard created by local artist
John Forsythe. The library with the help of the Friends of the Library
will accept donations toward the statue, with each dollar donated
counting as a vote for the preferred design.
p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
E. 6th Ave., Emporia, KS 66801
Crucis (band): featuring Steve Ihde, guitar and vocals; Liz
Martell, lead vocals; Ken Martell, sound technician; Rick Murray,
electric guitar; Chuck Samples, bass and vocals; Mindy Sadowski,
vocals; Jalynn Speck, drums; Lois Symmonds, keyboard. They play
blues oriented Christian rock music
pianist Kathryn Scherich and young violinists Hannah Watkins
and Ryan Scherich
harpist Abby Triemer
band Dewayn Brothers playing bluegrass
of the Library members will serve cake and punch to all library
visitors until the library closes at 5 p.m.