Begin your First Friday outing at the Central Library, enjoying a pair of compelling exhibits in its gleaming galleries, refreshments, family activities, live entertainment, and a special, sneak-peek screening of a new documentary about the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical Hamilton
The first-floor Genevieve Guldner Gallery offers a preview of the new Pictures of the Year International
exhibit celebrating the work of the world’s leading photojournalists.
The Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery houses Cuba Bound: Photographs by Jesse A. Fernandez , a selection of evocative photos taken by the renowned Cuba-born photographer. There are two screenings – at 6 and 7 p.m. – of the first 30 minutes of Hamilton’s America, courtesy of KCPT-TV. The behind-the-scenes documentary airs on PBS this fall.
Families are invited to stop by the Children's Library on the second floor for face painting
, arts and crafts
, and a 6 p.m. storytime
From the Library, attendees can head to the streetcar stop at Ninth and Main streets for a quick lift to the Crossroads Arts District.