Thank you to the 250+ people who attended the opening ceremony of the Storefront Library on Oct. 14, 2009. Your show of support was overwhelming and deeply appreciated by the staff, volunteers, and contributors to the project. (Photos contributed by Cynthia Yee, Ben Ross, and Peter Davol.)

Thank you to our featured speakers:

  • Mayor Tom Menino, City of Boston
  • Geoffrey Why, on behalf of Governor Deval Patrick
  • Marrikka Trotter, The Department of Micro-Urbanism
  • Suzanne Lee, former Principal of the Josiah Quincy School

Special Guests:

  • Amy Ryan, President, Boston Public Library and staff
  • Alice Hennessey, Special Assistant to the Mayor and liason for libraries

In attendance:

  • Maureen Anderson, Senior Project Manager, Property and Construction Management Department, City of Boston
  • State Senator Sonya Chang-Diaz, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Billy Chin
  • Frank Chin
  • Denny Ching, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
  • Sherry Dong, Associate Director of Community Health Programs at Tufts-New England Medical Center (Tufts-NEMC)
  • Dharmena Downey, Director, Asian Community Development Corporation
  • Nancy Eng, Executive Director, Chinese Historical Society of New England
  • Councilor Michael Flaherty, City of Boston
  • Debbie Ho
  • Gilbert Ho
  • Courtney Ho-Ha
  • Tito Jackson, Candidate for City Councillor at Large, City of Boston
  • Sue Kim, Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Councilor Bill Linehan, City of Boston
  • Tunney Lee
  • Pastor Enoch Liao, Boston Chinese Evangelical Church
  • Lydia Lowe, Director, Chinese Progressive Association
  • Shirly Mark, Director, Lincoln Filene Center for Community Partnerships at Tufts University
  • State Representative Aaron Michelwitz, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Bill Moy
  • Marie Moy
  • Elaine Ng, Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Councilor Steve Murphy, City of Boston
  • Mike Potter, Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Ayanna Pressly, Candidate for City Councilor at Large, City of Boston
  • Patricia Roberts, Executive Dean, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
  • Kairos Shen, Chief Planner, Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Laura Snowdon, Dean of Students, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
  • Councilor Sam Yoon, City of Boston