The Western Library Block Party returns! Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
July 21, 2018 - July 21, 2018
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Contact: Paul Burns (502) 574-1683 [Office]
The Western Library Block Party returns!
Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 6, 2018) – Join us as at the historic Western Library as we rock around the block on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The annual Western Library Block Party will feature the Bubble Car, a bouncy house, and loads of games and prizes! This free, family-friendly community event also includes food, music from DJ C Note, and a live concert with The Louisville Connection Band (10 a.m. - noon, part of the Imagine2020 Concert Series).
The Western Library Block Party is presented by the Western Library Support Association and is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors and vendors, including: Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, Elmer Lucille Allen, Brenda Henderson, Kroger, LMPD, Louisville Independent Business Alliance, Children Business Fair of Louisville, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, Norton Healthcare, Elder Serve, Passport Health Plan, Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Mixed Nation, ArtsBridge, Caldwell Community Resource Center, Urban Strategies Inc., Bound 'n' Round Inflatables, and the Chestnut St. Family YMCA. Door prizes were also generously provided by the following: Outer Limits, Speed Art Museum; Louisville Defender Newspaper, Inc.; Kentucky Kingdom; Frazier History Museum; UofL Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium; Bluegrass Karting & Events; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Louisville Stoneware; Louisville Zoo; Hillerich & Bradsby Co.; and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
The historic Western Library was built in 1908 as one of the first Carnegie libraries in Louisville. Located at the corner of Tenth and Chestnut Streets, the Western Branch is recognized as the first free public library in the nation for African Americans that was staffed entirely by African Americans. Today it is also home to the African American Archives, featuring resources dedicated to African American history, including papers of the poet Joseph S. Cotter, Sr. and librarian Thomas F. Blue.
For more information on the Western Library and the annual Block Party, call (502) 574-1779 or visit LFPL.org.
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