Austin Central Library, the city’s new flagship library, was unveiled in late October. It includes six spaces available for private events. The 4,750-square-foot Special Event Center holds 350 theater-style for presentations, 230 for banquets, or about 475 for receptions, and includes projectors, a stage, and a lectern. A cooking demonstration area holds 80, and a gallery that overlooks Lady Bird Lake seats 140 for banquets or holds 270 for receptions. The fourth-floor Reading Room features mesquite wood floors, Italian glass light fixtures meant to resemble stars, and library-related quotes on steel; it holds 60 for seated or reception-style events. The roof garden, which holds 225 guests for receptions, features a solar panel arbor tree and deck. An outdoor amphitheater features stone seating for 25. The library is available for event rental starting on December 1.