John Marshall Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary

For Immediate Release:  Feb. 11, 2013

Contact: Mary Mulrenan 703-324-8319

The John Marshall Library is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a day of festivities from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Special events include Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, a program featuring music and dance from Latin America, at 10:30 a.m. and a presentation of David Mamet’s play for children “The Poet and the Rent” by Travelers Player Ensemble at 1:30 p.m. All ages are invited to both events.

The festivities also include a flag ceremony led by a local Boy Scout troop, a performance by the Falls Church High School String Ensemble and music from milestone years for the branch – 1963 and 1975. Visitors can view displays by the Mt. Vernon Miniatures Club as well as on the branch’s history and enjoy birthday cake and other treats.

Funding is provided for the day’s activities by the Fairfax Library Foundation, the Friends of the John Marshall Library, the Rose Hill Civic Association and the Edison High School Culinary Academy.

The John Marshall Library first opened in a storefront in the Rose Hill Shopping Center on April 22, 1963, and moved to its present location 12 years later in 1975. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, it continues to be the vibrant center of the Rose Hill community, offering an array of library services, including early literacy programs and partnerships with local schools.

“The John Marshall Library has provided services to the Rose Hill community for most of the latter half of the 20th century and continues evolving to meet the needs of the 21st century,” says Kathryn Alleman, John Marshall’s branch manager.

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