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Community Open House
May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Help us celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Ladies’ Library building’s completion. Light refreshments served and tours available. Free.
The LLA’s mission is to enrich the community through literacy, arts, and culture, and to preserve the Ladies’ Library and its history. Visit our website at http://www.ladieslibrarykzoo.org for information.
About the Ladies’ Library Association
The LLA grew from a reading and sewing circle started in 1844. In 1852, circle members formally organized as the Ladies’ Library Association, the first women’s club established in the State of Michigan and the third in the nation. The LLA sponsored lectures and cultural events and the first circulating library in the region. In 1878 to 1879, the LLA constructed its building on Park Street, the first building in the nation completely planned, built, funded, and owned by a women’s organization. The LLA continues to serve the community through a variety of activities, focusing on the needs of women and children.