Opening Day Activities

Join Us for the Opening of the New Central Library

At 10:00 am on opening day — Thursday, November 1 — there will be a Doors Opening ceremony, followed by a full day of celebration with free programming, some surprises, and guided tours of the building.

Opening Family Weekend continues Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4, with fun, free, family programming. Enjoy live music, crafts, performances, tours, and much more!

General Tours will depart on the hour. No registration is required on the following days:

  • Thursday, November 1 (between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm)
  • Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 (between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm)
  • Monday, November 5 to Saturday, November 10 (11:00 am to 2:00 pm)

Tours depart on the half hour on Sunday, November 4 (between 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm)

Architecture Tours will depart on the half hour. No registration is required on the following days:

  • Thursday, November 1 (between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm)
  • Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 (between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm)
  • Sunday, November 4 (between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm)

After November 1, there will be lots to see and do at the new 240,000-square-foot Central Library, located in East Village. 

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