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Aguilar Branch-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 11 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 11 am-7 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmOne of the oldest branch libraries in New York, the Aguilar Library was founded in 1886 and is named for Grace Aguilar, a Sephardic Jewish author. In 1905, when it became part of The New York Public Library, Aguilar was serving large Jewish and Italian immigrant populations. After World War II, an influx of Puerto Rican and other Spanish-speaking newcomers led to the creation of an extensive collection of materials in Spanish. Designed by architects Herts and Tallant, Aguilar was built with funds donated by ...

Allerton Branch New York Public Library

Mon, Tues & Thurs: 11 am-6 pm Wed: 11 am-7 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Allerton Branch of the New York Public Library, which opened in January 1960, was designed by the architectural firm of Hertz and Salerni in conjunction with the New York City Department of Public Works. Fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs, the two-floor brick limestone building houses a medium-sized library of 10,000 square feet. The adult, reference and young adult areas are on the first floor while the children's collection and a separate story-hour room are on the second. There is a 74-seat auditorium in the ...

Andrew Heiskell Library Braille and Talking Book Library | New York Public Library

Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm Tues & Thurs: 12 pm-7 pmThe library has two public floors, with a children's room and a young adult section, large circulating collections of talking book and braille materials that mirror collections in traditional neighborhood public libraries, specialized audio playback equipment for listening to recorded books and magazines, and adaptive technology. Fiction and nonfiction selections range from classics to bestsellers in many subject areas. There is also a meeting room for concerts, lectures and other special events. Public programs are barrier-free and are open to the public, free of charge.

Arlington Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon: 1-8 pm Tues, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm Sun: 10 am-5 pmThe Arlington library was originally known as the East Branch and officially opened on November 7, 1906.For more information on the branch, click here.

Art Students League of New York

Founded in 1875 by artists, for artists, the league provides affordable studio-based art education of the highest quality to anyone with the interest in making art. Great artists have trained, taught and exhibited at the League and enriched the League and the wider community.

Arverne-Queens Library

Mon & Thurs 1-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun closed This library has a Spanish language and urban fiction collection. The newly upgraded facility includes expanded teen, adult and children's areas, all equipped with new computers. Self check-in and self check-out capability. For more information on the branch, click here.

Astoria-Queens Library

Mon & Thurs 1-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun closed Foreign language collections at this branch include Arabic, French, Greek, Hindi, Spanish and Urdu. There are also special collections on Citizenship, the Black Experience, ESOL and Graphic Novels. For more information on the branch, click here.

Auburndale-Queens Library

Mon & Thurs 1-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun closed Foreign language collections at this branch include Chinese, French, Italian, Korean and Spanish.For more information on the branch, click here.

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

With its architectural landmark building in Midtown Manhattan, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 200 free events annually and showcases Austrian contemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York.

Baisley Park-Queens Library

Mon & Thurs 1-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun closed Foreign language collections at this branch include Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish.For more information on the branch, click here.