Wire | Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Burton Barr Central Library

June 16th, 2014

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PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES SUMMER SOLSTICE 2014

Phoenix Public Library celebrates the first day of summer and the longest day of the year Saturday, June 21 at Burton Barr Central Library, located at 1221 N. Central Ave.

The free day-long celebration includes:

  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Yoga in the Stacks with Annemarie Miskovic (Fifth Floor)

Wear loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat. All levels of experience are welcome.

  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Experience Solar Noon (Fifth Floor)
The Pete Pancrazi Jazz Trio will kick off the festivities. At approximately 12:15 p.m., architect Will Bruder will describe the unique building features that create a visual effect of light and shadow across the walls. At the exact moment of solar noon, sunlight will illuminate the room’s tapered columns through the skylights located immediately above them.

  • 1:30 – 4 p.m.

Press-a-Verse (Fourth Floor – Rare Book Room)
Using a century-old Washington Handpress, print a selected poem in honor of the solstice.

“Experience Solar Noon” is sponsored by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation. For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org.

Photo courtesy of Phoenix Public Library.