Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Opening of Virginia Reid Moore Library
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Saturday, August 6, 2005
(Friday is noon to 5:00 p.m.)

WHERE: Virginia Reid Moore Library
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Dr.,
San Pedro

WHAT: A multi-day event to celebrate the opening of a considerable addition to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility located in San Pedro. The Virginia Reid Moore Marine Research Library is part of a $10 million expansion; it is named for a woman who was born in Long Beach, served as a librarian during World War II, and devoted her life to philanthropy. Activities will include craft projects, story time and book readings, music, and tours of the library.

Informational materials at the Reid Library focus on the richness and diversity of Southern California marine life. Computer stations are provided so that visitors can browse the Internet for marine science resources, and there is a host of additional amenities that add to the library's appeal, including comfortable seating areas, carrels and tables that offer quiet space to work and reflect, and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from a large window.

VISUALS: A beautiful new facility with all kinds of marine-related stuff on display and children enjoying the facility

TO GET TO CABRILLO MARINE AQUARIUM: Take the 110 (Harbor) Freeway south to its terminus at Gaffey St. Exit there and take Gaffey St. south about 1½ miles to 22nd St. Take 22nd St. east two blocks to Pacific Ave. Take Pacific Ave. south about one mile to Stephen M. White Dr. Take Stephen M. White Dr. southeast to the facility entrance. (Thomas Guide page 854, grid C2).

Harvey Drut: (213) 928-9296, or cell (323) 816-6711
Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294, or cell (323) 816-6712
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Marisol Ramos-Lum: (310) 548-7562, ext. 220

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