Free Elvis Tribute Concert Coming to Manhattan Beach LibrarySep 19, 2022 10:40PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Elvis... at the library?!?
Yes it's true; you'd better put on your "Blue Suede Shoes" because Elvis (OK; an Elvis tribute act) will be coming to the Manhattan Beach Library for a live concert on Saturday, September 24. The concert will run from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on at the library's outdoor stage.
The concert is free but capacity is limited, so if you "Can't Help Falling in Love," "It's Now or Never" if you want to be there. "Don't Be Cruel" to your Elvis-loving friends and family members or you might wind up in..."Heartbreak Hotel."
(Editor's note: Someone stop us please; we're "All Shook Up.")
All attendees will be provided with discount coupons to [email protected], Rock’N Fish and Brewco.
The library will be open and attendees are encouraged to visit before and after the show to check out the library’s offerings and services.
In addition, there will be a book giveaway and a Friends of the Library table.
Entertainment Series Part of Ongoing Effort
The Elvis concert is the first event in an entertainment series sponsored by the city of Manhattan Beach and The Strand House/The Zislis Group. The entertainment series is part of a larger ongoing effort between the city the Zislis Group to bring more lively community events to the library.
"Michael [Zislis] is passionate about the success of not just his businesses, but the entire Manhattan Beach city as a whole," Zislis Group vice president Jenna Record told MB News. "He loves to give back to the community as much as possible and this is just another way to show our support for the library and our amazing community members."
The Elvis concert follows a successful "Photo Op Day" at the library in June that drew scores of adults, children, friends, and pets for complimentary professional portraits and live music. All told, around 150 people (and nine dogs) posed for pictures in front of the Light Gate sculpture.
Manhattan Beach Library is Architectural Landmark
The Manhattan Beach Library, located in the heart of Downtown Manhattan Beach next to City Hall, is an architectural landmark. The LEED gold-certified building is made of glass and steel and features sweeping views of the Santa Monica Bay and Pacific Ocean. Designed by architecture firm Johnson Favaro, it was a 2015 finalist in two categories of the Architizer A+ Awards: Best Library, and Best use of Glass in Architecture.
The 21,500-square-foot library offers an automatic book-sorting machine, which was the first of its kind in the County of Los Angeles Public Library system. Other features include an adult reading area with a fireplace and a view of the ocean; a children’s area with an interactive learning wall; a teen area; a meeting room with a capacity of 100 and a state-of-the-art audiovisual system and a kitchen; and four study rooms, each with a a data projector for laptop connection.
The Manhattan Beach Library is part of the L.A. County public library system, which has a 7.5 million volume book collection and a service area extending over 3,000 square miles.