Our neighborhood’s hidden gem, the Ella K. McClatchy Library (located at 2112 22nd Street), will be turning 70 years old this month. This Saturday, November 13, the Friends of the Ella K. McClatchy Library will celebrate by hosting a Fall Open House at the Library, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The event will include the following:
* At 11:00 a.m., the Friends of the McClatchy Library will hold their annual board meeting. If you’ve been interested in finding out how to help support the work of the Library and the restoration of the second floor, this might be of particular interest.
* From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., there will be a Library tour and historical presentation by Professor John Terry. Find out more about this beautiful historic building, formerly a house owned by the McClatchy family of local newspaper publishers. The house, incidentally, is believed to have been built in 1910, and if so will be turning 100 years old this year. The tour should offer a rare glimpse of the second floor, once part of the Library, closed down years ago, and which the Library hopes to restore and open again someday.
* From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., people of all ages are invited to participate in making a “kindness” scroll book with Artworks. (The Blogger is unsure what a “kindness” scroll book is; but making one does sound like fun!)
Refreshments will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call the Library at (916) 264-2700; or simply stop by!