Radical Knowledge

Libraries as Community Catalysts

2020-Present

In neighborhoods across New York, libraries serve as both vibrant learning institutions and centers for their communities. Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts explores the ways in which libraries provide social infrastructure and enrich civic life.

Activities


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Library Love: Five Borough Scavenger Hunt

July 9th, 2022
10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Reimagining the Neighborhood Library

April 21st, 2022
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Adams Street Library

March 9th, 2022
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Libraries for the 21st Century: Design Standards for the Modern Carnegie Library

February 15th, 2022
Library interior with low bookshelves and large gold metal light fixture
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Brooklyn Central Library: Linda Johnson and Toshiko Mori in Conversation

October 16th, 2021
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Woodstock Library

October 16th, 2021
A library interior with skylights and large windows at street level.
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Macomb’s Bridge Library

October 16th, 2021
A childrens' library room with colorful chairs and low bookshelves
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Washington Heights Library

October 16th, 2021
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

October 16th, 2021
Library interior with shelves
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library Design Tour

August 12th, 2021
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Inclusive Learning & Civic Engagement: Lessons from Helsinki and New York

August 5th, 2021
library
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Re-Opening the City for All: A Conversation with NYC’s Chief Librarians

May 12th, 2021
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Social Infrastructure is a Right: Places for Gathering, Sharing and Learning

March 4th, 2021
White stone courthouse building temporarily housing the Sunset Park Library during construction
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Revealing Stories: Libraries and Memory Exploring the Carnegie Corporation’s Digital Archive

February 11th, 2021

Places


Central Library facade and plaza
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Prospect Heights , Brooklyn
Red conveyer belt with books on it headed toward book sorters
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Long Island City , Queens
Exterior of building with grey metal facade and large corner window
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Kew Gardens Hills , Queens
Library interior with long blue welcome sign
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Roosevelt Island , Manhattan
Exterior of the Van Cortlandt Library
Van Cortlandt , Bronx
View from above of a library floor with shelves
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Hamilton Heights , Manhattan
Brownsville , Brooklyn

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