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MARCH 2010

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 Kihn
The 2010 YOUNG LIONS FICTION AWARD is presented to Wells Tower for his debut book, Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned.

Photo: Terrence Jennings
NYPL 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.

Laurie Simmons, "Big Camera / Little Camera." Gelatin silver print, 1977. NYPL, The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. © Laurie Simmons; reproduced courtesy of Carolina Nitsch, New York.
PICTURE PERFECT: LAURIE SIMMONS, PHOTOGRAPHS 1976–78 goes on view in the Print Gallery at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and features recent photographs by the New York City–based artist.

STUFF FOR THE TEEN AGE 2010 becomes a blog, listing NYPL's selection of best books, music, movies, video games, and a variety of other topics related to teen books and media.

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