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Phoenix Public Library Celebrates Summer Solstice 2015Phoenix Public Library Celebrates Summer Solstice 2015<div class="ExternalClassE03A79F4F69D4841820BDB180CC9DC22"><p><img src="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/PublishingImages/eNewsletter/June2015/Solstice2015.jpg" alt="Summer Solstice Celebration raphic" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:111px;" />​</p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Join us for the 20th annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Sunday, June 21 at Burton Barr Central Library, located at 1221 N. Central Ave.  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Herald the first day of summer and the longest day of the year while marveling at the architectural magic of Burton Barr Central Library with its renowned architect, Will Bruder.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Watch from the unique vantage point of the Great Reading Room as man-made engineering collaborates with </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">the sun, the most important source of energy for life on Earth,</span><span style="line-height:1.6;"> to reveal the moment of solstice.</span></p><p>The free, day-long celebration includes:</p><p>11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  |  Fifth Floor<br> <strong>Summer Solstice 20th Anniversary Event<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Join us in the Great Reading Room for live music by Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Architect Will Bruder will talk about the unique building features that create a visual effect of light and shadow at solar noon.</span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">1 - 3 p.m.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">|</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Pulliam Auditorium, First Floor<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.6;">Hance Park Forward<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">The Hance Park Master Plan Design team leads will present an update about the exciting plans for Hance's redesign.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Stop by and also meet representatives from nearby cultural and civic institutions and learn about their upcoming events.</span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">1 - 4 p.m.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">|</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Fourth Floor<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.6;">Press-a-Verse<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Drop by the Rare Book Room and print a keepsake on our century-old Washington Handpress. </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">​</span></p><p>1 - 4 p.m.  |  hive @ central, Second Floor<br><strong style="line-height:1.6;">Hive Art Event<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Artists and community members will collaborate to create an artwork inspired by light and shadow, love and indifference, and cause and effect.</span></p><p> <span style="line-height:1.6;">2 - 3 p.m. | MACH1, Fourth Floor<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.6;">Crafty Science<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Make fun crafts including summer flowers and a spectrometer, an apparatus used to measure light's spectrum.</span></p><p> <span style="line-height:1.6;">All Day | Second Space Gallery, Second Floor<br></span><strong style="line-height:1.6;">Celebrating 20 years at Burton Barr Central Library<br></strong><span style="line-height:1.6;">Explore the history of Burton Barr Central Library through an exhibit which includes drawings, blueprints and photographs.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Enjoy images created by staff that demonstrate their favorite elements of this special building.</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">  ​</span></p><p>The "Summer Solstice 20th Anniversary Event" and "Hive Art Event" are sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.  For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit <a href="/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2FLists%2FNews%2Fwww%2Ephoenixpubliclibrary%2Eorg">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a>.  </p><p>Phoenix Public Library is a system of 16 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library.  Follow us on Twitter at <a href="http://www.twitter.com/phxlibrary">twitter.com/phxlibrary</a> and "like" us on Facebook at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary">facebook.com/phoenixpubliclibrary</a>.</p><p><br></p></div>5/28/2015 7:00:00 PMLee FranklinPhoenix Public Library602-534-2025