The branch houses several new types of facilities to provide equipment for aspiring artists, writers and filmmakers to learn and apply their skills. There’s also a new 400-seat theater designed for community shows, plays, and live music.
District spokesman Travis Duncan says libraries are not static structures anymore, and the new branch will provide creative spaces for people to interact.
"It gives that space to the community," Duncan says. "It’s a great place for people to come and do their creative work in a relaxed environment with other folks."
The grand opening for the 21st Century Library is this Saturday from 9:30 to 6:00. It’s at the intersection of Chapel Hills and Jamboree.