The Library will close to the public at 1:00pm Friday, April 29 and remain closed through Saturday, April 30 to allow for construction. Friday Night at the Opera will take place as scheduled. We expect to be open for regular hours from 1:00-4:00pm on Sunday, May 1. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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