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11/1/2013 5:51:00 PM
New library celebrates grand opening this Friday

Submitted by
Gary Sterner
and Mary Sherer

The city's new public library is finished. Friday, Nov. 1 kicks off the grand opening week with library tours and displays, and later in the afternoon, at 5 p.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony, presentations, recognition of persons important to the new library, refreshments, library tours and music. The new library has a fireside reading room, a stage and a teen room. The facility also features a larger children's area, more books, magazines and DVDs. The librarians and the Friends of the Library invites all; young and old, to visit the new library this weekend to see the new building and what the library has to offer.
On Saturday, Nov. 2 Nancy Steward a Seattle singer/songwriter will entertain kids of all ages at 2 p.m. Chelan Valley Players will perform for MOE Target Afters on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday night is book club night, open to all, with a Readers Theater performance of a comedy looking at the meaning of art at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday night from 6 to 8 p.m., Spokane author Jack Nisbet will present a slide show program of Scottish Naturalist David Douglas who traveled the mid Columbia several times in the 1820's collecting some of the most interesting specimens.
Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m., John Marshall, a photographer and from the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, will speak on Fire and Forests, East of the Cascade Divide. He will lead a discussion of the past philosophies and future policies of forest fire management in eastern Washington.
Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., Donna Potter Phillips, president of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, will present a program "Getting Organized and Writing Your Story and Memories".
During this grand opening week all Morgen Owings Elementary students from first grade up will visit the new library.
For more information, call the library at 682-5131.

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