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New York, NY 10009
|Monday||11 AM–7 PM|
|Tuesday||11 AM–7 PM|
|Wednesday||11 AM–7 PM|
|Thursday||11 AM–7 PM|
|Friday||10 AM–6 PM|
|Saturday||10 AM–5 PM|
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Thursday, May 19 | 11 AM
Saturday, May 21 | 3 PM
Thursday, May 26 | 11 AM
Through May 31, 2022Tompkins Square LibraryDUET EXHIBITION: Ruth Oisteanu Illuminated Landscapes and Valery Oisteanu Lighter Than Air (Collages and Assemblages)
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About the Library
The Tompkins Square Branch of The New York Public Library has been serving residents of Manhattan's Lower East Side since 1904. Opening in 1887 as the Fifth Street Branch of the Aguilar Free Library, the branch relocated three times before moving to its present site facing Tompkins Square Park. Traditionally, Tompkins Square has served varied ethnic populations, including German, Italian, Jewish, Polish, and Ukrainian, and, since the 1960s, a thriving arts community.Learn more about this location Learn about capital construction projects at this location