Join us for the annual Summer Solstice Celebration! 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. Watch from the unique vantage point of the Great Reading Room as man-made engineering collaborates with the sun, the most important source of energy for life on Earth, to reveal the moment of solstice.
The day's activities include:
Music performed by children from Rosie's House. 11 a.m., Fifth floor
Press-a-Verse, 1 — 4 p.m., Rare Book Room — Fourth Floor
Drop by the Rare Book Room and print a poem by Phoenix Poet Laureate Rosemarie Dombrowski on our 1895 Washington Handpress.
Solstice Kids, 1 — 3 p.m., Children's Place — First Floor
Come learn about the Sun and Summer Solstice and complete three fun craft activities. First 100 children will receive FREE eclipse viewing glasses!
Arizona Room Tours, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Arizona Room — Second Floor
In addition to award winning architecture, Burton Barr Central Library houses hidden treasures in its unique collections. After the Solstice presentation, head down to the Arizona Room where we'll delve into some of the highlights of its fascinating local history collection.