Library’s Carnegie Day Sept. 19

       Hoping to attract the Coronado High Homecom-ing Parade crowd, the Old Colorado City Library will offer free ice cream and live Woody Guthrie music on its front steps Saturday morning, Sept. 29.
       The ice cream will be ready for serving at 10 a.m., Library Manager Jocelyne Sansing said. Daniel Blegen, a local musician and Guthrie enthusiast, is scheduled to play from 10:30 to 11:30. The year 2012 is the centennial of the folk songwriter's birth.
       For the Old Colorado City Library, it's the annual celebration day in honor of Andrew Carnegie, whose $10,000 donation in 1904 enabled it to be built. Photos of other buildings that started as Carnegie libraries in Colorado will also be on display on the main floor, Sansing said.
       The parade, typically attended by several hundred people, will be from 9 to about 10 a.m., concluding with a pep rally in Bancroft Park (across the street). A “Save the Parade” Pancake Breakfast fundraiser will be in the park from about 7:30 to 10, and should be wrapping up around the time the library event is getting started, according to breakfast organizer Brian Kohls.
       This is the second year that Carnegie Day activities have come right after the parade. The idea is to continue the fun, according to Sansing. “Come for pancakes and parade and stay for ice cream and music,” she said.

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