Save the Date! Friday, May 15, 2015 SAPLF will host the Central Library’s 20th Anniversary Gala and celebrate Ricardo Legorreta’s landmark “Mexican Modernist” design.
20th Anniversary Gala sponsorships and tickets available here. Friday, May 15, 2015 SAPLF invites you to toast the iconic Central Library that changed our city’s skyline.
In Legorreta’s own words: I wanted to break the concept that libraries are imposing. The exterior is a visual wonderland of shapes, angles, and openings that create an interplay of light and shadow, both inside and outside. A sense of mystery is evoked by blending natural light, shadow, and geometric forms. Described by local critics as an “ingenious blending of design and function”, the distinctive building expands the role of The Library in our community from an educational institution to a destination for art, architecture and technology.