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

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 Machine
Busey 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

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm
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