October 16th, 2021
12:30PM - 1:30PM
The Woodstock branch of The New York Public Library has served the Bronx from its stately building on East 160th Street between Tinton and Forest Avenues since 1914, when it opened as one of the original Carnegie libraries. The building, which currently houses robust collections for children, teens, and adults, as well as programming spaces, was renovated in 2017, providing modern amenities in the footprint of a historic building.
Join NYPL librarian Daisha Topping and Lyn Rice of Rice+Lipka Architects for a tour of the renovated two main floors of the historic library, now a LEED-gold project. Originally designed by McKim, Mead, and White, new open floor plates and simple architectural elements provide expanded functionality and technology to support contemporary library functions.
This experience is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts, an ongoing program examining how libraries serve as both vibrant learning institutions and centers for their communities, providing physical and virtual spaces to enrich civic life, expand economic opportunity, and improve the quality of place and quality of life for New Yorkers.
The health and safety of our community is paramount. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID and a mask is required for ALL in-person experiences. See guidelines: https://ohny.org/covid-19-update/