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Powell Branch Library celebrates triple anniversary!

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On April 29 the Alma Powell Branch Library held a triple anniversary celebration! At our Open House we celebrated three anniversaries; the 40th anniversary of the Alma Powell Library Branch. This branch was named after Alma Harrod Powell in 1969 because of her devoted dedication to teaching and education. We also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Alma Powell Library Branch being in the Douglass Community Association building. This branch moved into this building in 1984. And last, but not least, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our Barnabee Gallery. In 1989 the Barnabee Gallery was organized and named by Dr. Walden Baskerville. He contacted and scheduled exhibits with the schools to display the children’s artwork in the Barnabee Gallery.

Our Open House included fantastic food, music and the presentation of a plaque honoring Walden Baskerville.

We could not have been more pleased with our turnout or the delight this recognition brought. The branch saw many familiar faces there to honor Walden and to celebrate this anniversary year with the Alma Powell Library Branch.


The Alma Powell Library Branch would like to thank The Friends of the Library and The Dulcets Club for helping us to make this library’s triple anniversary celebration so extraordinary.


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Posted by Judi Rambow at 05/20/2009 08:45:52 AM