Symphony guild heads to Cerritos Library

Those who visit for the first time are amazed and then they return to make sure they didn't miss anything!The Downey Symphony Guild will provide transportation to this unique library on Wednesday, May 11. The bus will begin loading passengers at 9 a.m. from the south parking area of the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center, departing promptly at 9:15. After a docent-led tour of the library, the bus will depart the facility at approximately 11:30 a.m. for Heritage Park where a Porto's Bakery box lunch will be provided. Arrival back to Downey is estimated at approximately 1 p.m. Aside from myriad features within the library building, including the magnificent aquarium and the 40-ft. long tyrannosaurus rex fossil replica named Stan, and the 130 computer work stations, the exterior of the second and third floors is wrapped in a golden skin of titanium. This beautiful metal has subtle color shifts from the sunlight and atmospheric conditions. The library is the first titanium-clad building in North America. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis can be made by sending an $18 check per person to Downey Symphony Guild, 9700 Garnish Dr., Downey 90240. Payment should reach the Guild by May 5. Only 30 seats are available. Questions? Call (562) 861-8507 or (562) 869-2120. -Rosalie Sciortino, Downey Symphony Guild

********** Published: April 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 2