The lowdown on the Hi-lo: Among the 7 things to do in Long Beach this weekend is the Billie Jean King Library opening and a Sparks playoff game

After closing its doors at the beginning of the year, following a doozy of a move schlepping 300,000 books, furniture and other associated media and materials, the Long Beach Main Library, renamed the Billie Jean King Library, hosts its grand re-opening on  Saturday.

Not only will Billie Jean speak but there will be a BJK memorabilia exhibit. Library tours  start at 11:30 a.m. and go through 4 p.m.

An added bonus: The Dodgers have a Billie Jean King bobblehead night at the stadium on Saturday night to honor one of the newest members of the team’s ownership group.

Meanwhile, the WNBA Sparks have a long history in the Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus, having played several preseason and regular season games there before —the opening game of the 2016 WNBA semifinals between the Sparks and Chicago Sky was held there.  Sparks general manager is Penny Toler  happens to be one of the greatest players in Long Beach State history.

Is it just us or are the Sparks the professional team Long Beach should be pursuing?

Here’s the entire weekend laid out by Steve Lowery and the staff at


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