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Floating Library2-NYC Pier 25-Untapped Cities-Anna Brown

From September 6th to October 3rd, New York City residents and visitors can find a library sanctuary, albeit in an unexpected venue. At Pier 25 in Tribeca, the historic Lilac Museum Steamship will be transformed into “The Floating Library,” a pop-up public space conceptualized by artist Beatrice Glow.

Over the next four weeks, visitors can meander through and spend hours reading in the ship’s original antique infrastructure, peruse book collections, and participate in workshops and events. All the programs are free, and according to the press release, will include “over twenty roundtables, performances and workshops that will shine a spotlight on maker culture, DIY politics, sustainability issues and community engagement.”

You can read more about the Floating Libary in our previous article, but here’s a series of images of the space from opening weekend.

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The Floating Library will be open to the public through October 6th at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25. Check their website for a complete schedule of events:

For more NYC library exploration, take a look at the Little Free Libraries in NYC and a fun map of their locations, along with a look at 5 historic libraries of the East Village.

If you have any exciting public interventions taking place in your city, please share with Anna Brown at her twitter handle @anna_brown3

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