Libraries as Culture Hubs

On Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 PM, the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) offersNew Yorkers the rare opportunity to hear from the leaders of all three New York City library systems. The New York Times’ Sam Roberts moderates a discussion among Tom Galante, CEO of the Queens Public Library; Linda Johnson, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library; and Tony Marx, president and CEO of the New York Public Library, about the role libraries play as centers of neighborhood cultural activity.


The event kicks off the Municipal Art Society’s newest initiative: an in-depth study of the role libraries play in NYC’s local communities. MAS president Vin Cipolla introduces this follow-up to last fall’s standing-room-only MAS panel discussion (also with the three library heads) on the role libraries play as neighborhood anchors.


Libraries as Culture Hubs is the latest event in the MAS Arts Forum series. Produced since 1990, the series presents visionary cultural leaders working in all disciplines, across the country and around the world, who share their knowledge and experience with New Yorkers passionate about arts advocacy, arts policymaking and arts management.


The Municipal Art Society of New York, founded in 1893, is a non-profit organization committed to making New York a more livable city through education, dialogue and advocacy for intelligent urban planning, design and preservation. For more information visit


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

  • Where: 

    Dweck Room, Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza
    Grand Army Plaza
    Brooklyn, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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