Centennial Celebration! 100 Years of The Samuel T. Busey Library

Event Type: Family
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 7/7/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM
 Please join us for the Centennial Celebration of the Library's landmark building, which opened to the public in July 1918. It was designed by Joseph W. Royer, with a $35,000 gift from Mary E. Busey, as a memorial to her husband, Samuel T. Busey.


Special exhibits - "Mary E. Busey's Gift: A Centennial Celebration of The Samuel T. Busey Library"
McFarlane-Hood Reading Room; 1st and 2nd Floor Exhibit Cases

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. - Step back into history with games and activities from the early 1900s
Co-sponsored by the Museum of the Grand Prairie. All ages welcome!
Lewis Auditorium

1:30 p.m. – Live music with the local Dixieland sextet Carl Johnson and the New Orleans Jazz MachineBusey Mills Reading Room

2:30 p.m. - Remarks by special guests
Busey Mills Reading Room

3:00 p.m. – Enjoy cake and specialty drinks from the Cafe (while supplies last)
Busey Mills Reading Room

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Presentation by author Brian Adams, “A Library Building Second to None: A History of Urbana’s Samuel T. Busey Library”
Lewis Auditorium