Get Ready for '80s Flashbacks

Library dedication plaque 1988

Yo! You’ll be seeing, like, a lot of totally ‘80s-inspired posts over the next month and a half, and some CPL programs will be taken over by the ‘80s in October. While the library’s lobby was under construction early this summer, a rad time capsule was uncovered! It was placed there when CPL moved to this building in 1988 after eight years on the third floor of the Township Administration Building. So much has changed over the last 31 years, but our connection to the community has been present since day one. 

So throw on your parachute pants and keep your eyes on our social media pages for #ThrowbackThursday and #TBT posts to see how much the library has grown, #80sPopCulture blogs for major nostalgia and #80sActivities for CPL programs. Because (spoiler alert), the only way Dance Your Fanny Off can possibly get any better is with "Walkin' On Sunshine." We’ll even have an Experience to Go Kit fitting the theme.

We are celebrating to the max, and we’re not afraid to get cheesy; after all, we’re talking about the era of shoulder pads and big hair. All of this ‘80s goodness is leading up to the #PrimeTimeEvent on Wednesday, October 16, where we will break the glorious time capsule open and have a gnarly patron party, the Prime Time Capsule Event. In the style of prime time news, our mustached reporter will be covering the event if you can’t make it, so use #PrimeTimeCapsule (hashtag or pound sign, depending on the decade) the day of or for general updates now until October 16.