50th Anniversary Celebration (1961 to 2011), at Himmel Park Library (1035 N. Treat Ave.) now the oldest branch library in the Pima County Public Library system.
Saturday, June 25, 10:30-4pm
Join us in celebrating Himmel Branch Library’s 50th Anniversary. Here’s what will be happening throughout the day:
* 10:30-11:30 – Local author storytime for children by Sunny Warner and Joan Sandin
* 11:30-noon – Himmel stories & sealing of the time capsule by Himmel youth
* 12:00-1:30 – Refreshments & music provided by youth violin students of Rose Todaro & Rebecca McKee
* 12:30-2:00 – “I Remember Himmel” oral history booth will be open for recording stories about Himmel Park Library.
* 1:30-4:00 – Volunteer appreciation ceremony – Comedy by Mike Sterner, Aaron Stielstra, and Rebecca Bommersbach, music by Shaky Bones Band
For more info: Branch Manager Sharla Darby at (520) 594-5305. The library is on the SW corner of E. 1st Street and Treat Ave, one block south of Speedway.
Himmel Park Branch Library is also hosting a potluck picnic in the park for Tucson’s refugee/immigrant community on Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 P.M. (The actual eating begins at 6:30 P.M.) Please bring a dish (the break down is listed below), serving utensil(s), and a cover for the grass. The food will be served in the large meeting room and eating will be outside. If raining, there will be an alternative site nearby.
If your last/surname begins with — please bring a:
A-C Dessert (Eat dessert first!)
D-G Main Dish
H-P Side Dish (Vegetables, potatoes, casseroles) OR Salad
Q-S Breads & Spreads, Chips & Dips
Representatives from Tucson’s immigration and refugee organizations will be invited to attend.
For info on the pot luck contact librarian Sue Parker at 520-594-5305, Ext. 3 for more details.
At 7:30 P.M., Capoeira Mandinga Tucson, a Brazilian dance troupe, will be performing at Himmel Park’s outdoor amphitheater (aka “Hippie Hill”), located about 400 feet west of the library, which the public is invited to attend as well. That event is also sponsored by the Pima County Public Library Adult Services.
What a great series of events to celebrate the summer and the 50th Anniversary of a library named after the park. Click here for my earlier blog on pioneer Alvina Himmel Edmondson and her legacy to Tucson.