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Open House New York Weekend and Brooklyn's Central Library

Oct 6, 2009 9:46 AM | 0 comments

On Saturday and Sunday October 10 and 11 at 3 p.m., free guided tours through areas of the Grand Army Plaza library that are not usually accessible to the public will be offered as part of the Open House New York weekend.   Reservations are required for these tours and participants will learn about the history of the Central Library and will visit the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper "morgue". A  pictorial history of the 36-year effort to build the Central Library, prepared by Olivia of the Brooklyn Collection, will be on show in the Grand Lobby. 

Did you know that this is what the building could have looked like?

For more information on the history of the Central Library building you can read this post written by Joy AND you can come to the Central Library -- the one that WAS built:

For more information on Open House New York's programs you can visit  To reserve a spot on the tour please write to