Help us celebrate!

Join us Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 for family fun as we celebrate the grand opening of Main Library. Mark your calendars! Events are free and open to all. Visit to let us know you're coming.

Saturday, June 25

Noon: Dedication and Ribbon Cutting
Making it official!
12:30-3 p.m.: Grand Opening Celebration
Enjoy entertainment and special activities throughout all three floors of the building, explore its new features and sign up for a commemorative library card.
2-3 p.m.: Concert in the Park
Bring a blanket and relax in Topiary Park for a special PBJ & Jazz concert featuring Caribbean Jazz Sextet.
Dusk: Outdoor Movie – The Lorax (2012)
We're teaming up once again with the Gateway Film Center to bring you the Book to Film series, which kicks off with the film adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic outside in Topiary Park.
art unbound
Local artists were once again challenged to transform library books in disrepair that would otherwise have been recycled into remarkable works of art. The fan-favorite exhibit makes its return in the second-floor Carnegie Gallery through Aug. 27.

Sunday, June 26

2-4 p.m.: Author Talk with bestselling novelist David Baldacci
CML welcomes thriller writer David Baldacci to Main Library’s new two-story reading room. This free event will be ticketed due to limited space. Visit to register for tickets.


The west facade of the annex, which was previously covered in marble veneer, has been replaced by glass.
The east facade has been opened up with glass as well, with breathtaking views of Topiary Park.
A new two-story reading room will be full of natural light and overlook the park.
Branches Near Main Library

An enhanced front plaza will greet customers along Grant Ave.
Project Architects