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Central’s 40th Birthday Bash

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Central’s 40th Birthday Bash

April 5 - April 9

Lordy Lordy…Central is turning 40!

It’s true! The central library is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and you’re invited! It was 1982 when we opened, and so we’re jumping back in time to when glam rock rocked and hairstyles reached the sky. We’re celebrating 80s style!

We’ll have a number of great festivities to enjoy, including:

Tuesday, April 5th-Saturday, October 1st
“A New Central Research Library For Dallas” Exhibit – imagery and artifacts documenting the building’s conception and design to its construction and early days of use will be on display – 7th floor

Tuesday, April 5th-Friday, April 8th
Fuel your nostalgia via your favorite ’80s movie hits. 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 7th
“Where Were You in ’82?” Central Library Retrospective and Reception 4pm-6pm

Saturday, April 9th
40th Birthday Dance Party and Extravaganza

Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Children’s Craft- DIY 80s Style Cube Puzzles

Saturday ’80s Leg Warmer Workshop

Saturday from 4-6 p.m.
Trivia with Geeks Who Drink

Saturday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Be a Part of the Birthday Podcast!

Saturday from 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Create Your Own Mixtape

Saturday from 6-8 p.m.
’80s Dance Party with DJ Wild in the Streets and break dancer Jenifer ‘Bout It Gonzales

Keep the party going at Pegasus City Brewery, right down the street! Beer, a live ’80s band, food and fun. Starts at 8 p.m.

Parking- Parking is free in the library garage. The entrance is located in back of the library. The entrance is off of Wood St. If you plan to join us for the after party, consider parking in the InterUrban (1500 Jackson St.) parking garage and walking over. If you have a beer at PCB, your parking at the InterUrban can be validated!

As always, be excellent to each other, and party on!

These events are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.


April 5
April 9
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