The library building and grounds are closed to the public this week while we undergo some very important work. We have a roofing crew cleaning and sealing our magnificent Bermuda roof. The roofers are in awe of the structural beauty and strength of our 70-year-old architectural masterpiece. We are also widening the sidewalk on the west side of the library building to make it more accessible. The library will open as usual on Monday morning at 9:30. Here are some pictures that show the work in progress.
During the 1950's in the Library’s Loggia, the regular Saturday afternoon broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera were played on a state-of-the-art radio so that those who wished could sit in the garden and enjoy the wonderful performances. On Sunday afternoons, broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic or the Boston Symphony were played.
We love hearing the reactions of people who see the library for the first time. Recently overheard “So beautiful, it’s ridiculous! It is a public library but it feels like private palace!”. We couldn't agree more!