BATTERY PARK CITY LIBRARY opens on March 18! NYPL's first green library in Manhattan, Battery Park City Library features carpeting made from recycled tires, floors crafted from the wood scraps of a window-frame factory, and millwork created from recycled cardboard composite. To serve a growing community, the library houses 24,000 items, 36 computers, and separate reading areas for children, young adults, and adults.
Photo: Chae KihnThe 2010 YOUNG LIONS FICTION AWARD is presented to Wells Tower for his debut book, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned.
Photo: Terrence JenningsNYPL celebrates Women's History Month with the SCHOMBURG CENTER'S WOMEN'S JAZZ FESTIVAL, a series of special concerts featuring the music of Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln, Eartha Kitt, Odetta, and other soulful legends.