How do I upgrade my iPhoto library on Yosemite??

I downloaded Yosemite and the new iPhoto that is compatible with it. I'm able to open iPhoto, but then I get a message saying I have to upgrade my iPhoto library. When I try to do this, it will start "examining my library" but then iPhoto will stop responding and I have to force quit. How do I fix this?? I want my pictures!

If the Apple library rebuild does not work (did not for me) then download "iPhoto Library Manager" and when launching that app click on rebuild.  It worked for me.

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