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Library (E101) Closed 8/17-8/31;E111 Remaining Open

The main Library (E101) will be closed August 17-31 due to construction for the Library expansion project. Two-hour and three-day loan books will be available during this time. The Annex (E111) will remain open for:

  • Reading and studying
  • Consulting with a reference librarian
  • Returning all Library materials
  • Visit our site for ebooks and articles.

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E101 Closed This Weekend; E111 Remaining Open

The Library (E101) will be closed August 6-7 due to construction for the Library expansion project.

Two-hour and three-day loan books will be available during this time.

The Annex (E111) will remain open for:

  • Reading and studying
  • Consulting with a reference librarian
  • Returning all Library materials

E141 will be open as a computer lab.

Visit our site for ebooks and articles.



LaGuardia Library Book of the Week – St. Marks is Dead

St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street By Ada Calhoun

St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street by Ada Calhoun

"A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks—the epicenter of American cool.

St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O’Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street’s apex. This idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many layered history of the street—from its beginnings as Colonial Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant’s pear orchard to today’s hipster playground—organized around those pivotal moments when critics declared 'St. Marks is dead.'

In a narrative enriched by hundreds of interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun profiles iconic characters from W. H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys, among many others. She argues that St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants’ haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise, and a backdrop to the film Kids—but it has always been a place that outsiders call home.” – From the publishers website: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/St-Marks-Is-Dead/

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