Library doubles up on locations, events for Carnegie recognition

       The annual Old Colorado City Library recognition of benefactor Andrew Carnegie will feature two events Saturday, Sept. 24.
       They will be at two locations - the first at the Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St.; and the second at the library itself, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
       The center will host a free comedy performance - “Blimp,” by Birgitta De Pree and Sara Barad of the Millibo Art Theatre (MAT) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
       The library activity, also free, will consist of an ice cream social and a book sale, sponsored by the Friends of Old Colorado City Library, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the patio by the side entrance.
       Carnegie, an early 19th century millionaire philanthropist, donated $10,000 for construction of Old Town's library in 1904. Since a major restoration project in 2004-05, the library has set aside a date or dates every year recalling the Carnegie gift.
       As another part of this year's recognition, the library has posted on its main floor a photo display of similar structures statewide that were built with Carnegie donations, according to library manager Jocelyne Sansing.
       The MAT performance also will mark the “restart,” she said, of a programming arrangement last spring in which the Old Colorado City Library scheduled a Family Fun Day on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Westside Center.

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