Calgary Herald - - WEEKEND LIFE -

The Cal­gary Pub­lic Li­brary has a full lineup of events and cer­e­monies dur­ing open­ing week. Spe­cial guests will in­clude for­mer In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion com­man­der Colonel Chris Hadfield, who will give a pre­sen­ta­tion dur­ing open­ing night on Nov. 1.

Here are some of high­lights of the new Cen­tral Li­brary’s open­ing week ac­tiv­i­ties:

Thurs­day, Nov. 1: Grand Open­ing Cel­e­bra­tion | 10 a.m. — 8 p.m. Cel­e­bra­tions will in­clude an open­ing cer­e­mony, live mu­sic, free tours and spe­cial guests.

Thurs­day, Nov. 1: Open­ing Night with Chris Hadfield | 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. Colonel Hadfield — a dec­o­rated as­tro­naut, en­gi­neer, pi­lot, au­thor, and mu­si­cian as well as the first Cana­dian Com­man­der of the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion — head­lines new Cen­tral Li­brary’s Open­ing Day cel­e­bra­tions. Tick­ets are free. Reg­is­ter at cal­gar­yli­

Fri­day, Nov. 2: Lit Gala | 7:30 p.m. A fundrais­ing event un­like any other, the Lit Gala will fea­ture ex­pe­ri­ences on ev­ery level of the new li­brary, per­form­ers. Pro­ceeds will launch a Spot­light Speaker Series for world-class thought lead­ers at the new Cen­tral Li­brary. To pur­chase tick­ets, visit lit­

Satur­day, Nov. 3 & Sun­day,

Nov. 4: Open­ing Fam­ily Fun Week­end Free pro­gram­ming, tours, live mu­sic, craft sta­tions and more.

All pub­lic tran­sit will be free on Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., to help kick off the new Cen­tral Li­brary’s Open­ing Fam­ily Fun Week­end.

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