Join Us as Alden Library Celebrates its 50th Birthday – OHIO University Libraries

Join Us as Alden Library Celebrates its 50th Birthday

If we were to step back in time to 1969, a tumultuous and eventful year in U.S. history, you would encounter Woodstock, a music festival held in the Catskill Mountains that attracted an audience of over 400,000 people; watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon; hear the rock opera “Tommy,” a double album release featuring the songs, “Pinball Wizard” and “Tommy, Can You Hear Me?;” and experience first-hand accounts of the Stonewall riots, a catalyst for the gay rights movement.

But it was also a new chapter in the history of Ohio University Libraries, when on May 23, 1969 the Vernon R. Alden Library was dedicated—an impressive seven-story building spanning the length of a football field.

Join us for anniversary cheer as we celebrate the 50th birthday of Alden Library with cake and punch on Thurs., May 23, 2019 from 2-3:30 p.m. on the second floor of Alden Library. We will also be playing music from Woodstock and having a button-making station for those of you who enjoy making wearable art. The event is free and open to the public.

Stop in as we share our appreciation for your participation in making the Libraries what it is today—one of the top 100+ research libraries in the nation.

Design by Herbert Frimpong, graduate student in graphic design