Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tour of Two New LEED-Certified Libraries: ACRL/NY NYC Geographic Section

The New York City Geographic Section of ACRL/NY invites ACRL/NY members to a tour of two new LEED-Certified libraries in Lower Manhattan.

Friday, November 5, 2010 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Battery Park City Library of the New York Public Library is the first LEED gold certified public library branch in Manhattan. The 88th branch of New York Public Library, it opened in March 2010.

Poets House is a home to all who read and write poetry. Founded in 1985, its collection of over 50,000 volumes is the largest collection of poetry open to the public. Its new home, in a LEED gold certified building, opened to the public in September 2009.

We will meet at 4 p.m. the Battery Park City Library at 175 North End Avenue in Battery Park City for a self-guided visit. At 5 p.m. we will head a few blocks south to Poets House at 10 River Terrace for a tour of the library there.

Tour participants have the option of staying to attend Passwords:Jerome Rothenberg on Experimental Romanticism & the Roots of Contemporary Poetics (7 p.m.)

Jerome Rothenberg, poet and editor of the Poems for the Millennium series, reads from and analyzes the work of Romantics and Post-Romanticssuch as Blake, Shelley, Hölderlin, Hugo, Whitman, Dickinson and Rimbaud,as well as poems by contemporary poets. The talk also covers work outside of conventional literature, such as sound and nonsense poems,visual poems, outsider poems and more. (Free to Poets House members, $7for students and seniors, $10 for others.)

For more information about the Battery Park City Library, visit,http://www.nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city
For more information about Poets House, visit http://poetshouse.org
For more information about LEED Standards for certifying sustainable buildings, visit the US Green Building Council at http://www.usgbc.orgRSVP to Anne Leonard at aleonard@citytech.cuny.edu

Transportation Options
● 1/2/3 to Chambers Street and walk 3 blocks west on Chambers Street to North End Avenue, then south 2 blocks
● A/C to Chambers Street and walk 4 blocks west on Warren Street to North End Avenue, then south 2 blocks
● 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, then walk west through or around City Hall Park to Broadway; then south to Murray St.; west on Murray St. six blocks to North End Avenue.
● See the map: http://bit.ly/ckX5GP