OHNY Icons: Brooklyn Public Library


Brooklyn Public Library

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Join openhousenewyork for a tour of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library with Chief Librarian Richard Reyes-Gavilan. Opened in 1941, the Streamlined Moderne building occupies one of Brooklyn’s most prominent sites, its concave entrance façade tracing the ellipse of Grand Army Plaza. The tour will begin with the majestic public spaces before visiting the underground stacks; the Hunt Collection of Children’s Literature, with rare materials dating back to the 1740s; and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Morgue, which houses clippings of this historic local newspaper from 1903 to 1955.

OHNY Icons is a new members-only series that provides behind-the-scenes access to some of the city’s most treasured buildings.

Admission is free and limited to OHNY members only.

Due to high demand and limited space, tickets for this event will be distributed via a lottery. OHNY members only may enter their names into the lottery until 11:59pm on Thursday, January 30th. Winners will be notified by email on Friday, January 31st. Click here to enter.

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