On Tuesday, January 20, 2008, the first African-American will be sworn in as President of the United States of America. The media estimates that millions of people will pack the streets of D.C. to see history in the making. And your librarian hopes that hundreds of Gauchos will pack the library to watch it all together! We'll turn on the boob tube, of course, but we'll also be streaming it over the internet on the big screen as well.
Stop by the library to see the morning worship service, the swearing-in ceremony, and the inaugural address. We'll also be tuned in to the parade, the procession, the departure of the outgoing president, and the rest of the pomp and circumstance.
The Big House Library is the place to be on Barack Obama's Big Day! So see you on the 20th! =)
P.S. I hate to trivialize, commercialize, and capitalize on a historic event, but, we're broke, so I must. Here's my shameless elevator pitch, principles notwithstanding. "Want a commemorative souvenir from the occasion but don't want to spend a ton of dough? Then listen to the soon-to-be President and help support the Big House Book Club. Buy a limited-edition Obama pencil for just 25¢ today!" =)