Here are a few photos from yesterday's grand opening of the Katie Wheeler Branch Library in Irvine. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the building is a detailed accurate replica of James Irvine's ranch house, and sits in the exact same spot. In the back row of the third photo (L to R) are Supervisor John Moorlach (the tall, bearded fellow), Joan Irvine Smith (in red), and Supervisor Bill Campbell (with a replica of the original staircase behind him). Clearly there are also some County Library and Harbors, Beaches & Parks (HBP) folks involved in the ribbon-cutting too, but unfortunately I don't know their names. In the first (top) photo, you'll see noted Orange County historian Esther Cramer and her husband Stan, front and center. Special thanks to Glenn Frank for the photos.