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Learn About Astor Place with New York City Explorers

Fall is a wonderful time to be in New York City. Take advantage of the cooler climate by exploring all NYC has to offer! Saturday September 15, the Ottendorfer Library will proudly present the New York City Explorers. This wonderful duo will give a brief 30 minute lecture at the library before bringing you on a walking tour of historic Astor Place.

Ever wonder who this Astor fellow was and why his name is everywhere in New York? Astor parlayed his fur-trading fortune 

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Kids Have a Voice at the Ottendorfer Library

This summer, children at the Ottendorfer Library are participating in our library advocacy campaign. Children are invited to tell Mayor Bloomberg how much they love their library by stopping in our children's room to write or color a special letter to the Mayor.  Support for our libraries is more important than ever before, so parents don’t forget to sign your own letter while visiting the library!

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The Red Knit Cap Girl comes to the Ottendorfer Library!

"thinking of Home"Stop by our children's room to see the amazing work of local Brooklyn artist Naoko Stoop. Naoko has graciously lent the Ottendorfer Library several of her pieces from her series "Red Knit Cap Girl."

Having grown up in Tokyo, Japan, Naoko is a self taught artist who captures the colors, energy, and essence of childhood. Her whimsical illustrations take you on the adventures and experiences of the Red Knit Cap Girl, and several of her woodland friends.

Naoko's newest picture book Red Knit Cap Girl 

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