|Mon||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Tue||1:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Wed||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Thu||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Fri||10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Sat||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Two thousand people gathered to open the Macon Branch in 1907, the 11th Carnegie library in Brooklyn. The two-story Classical Revival red brick library retains its original fireplaces, oak paneling, alcoves, and wooden benches. To author John Steptoe (1950-1989), who wrote his first book, Stevie, at 16, said he wrote because of the "... great and disastrous need for books that black children could honestly relate to"-- Macon was home.
Macon also has a circulation collection of information about the neighborhood. "Preserving Footsteps," has books concerning the history, famous locations and current situation of the neighborhood.
Macon Library was closed for renovation in 2006. On June 19, 2008, the library reopened its doors to the public. It now features the African American Heritage Center (AAHC). The Center contains material on African American history and culture. It also has material on the Caribbean and Africa as well as the “Preserving Footsteps” collection.
With the edition of two new self-check units the branch continues to serve the local community providing technology as well as traditional services.
|Branch Contact Person:||Antonia Bramble, NLS|
A train to Utica Avenue
B15 to Lewis Avenue & Macon Street
Eastern Parkway to Troy Ave. Left on Troy to Lewis Ave. Branch is at the corner of Lewis & Macon.Get directions from Google or HopStop.
Program & Events:
Monday, September 22, 2014 11:00 am
Thursday, September 25, 2014 10:30 am
Monday, September 29, 2014 11:00 am
Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:30 am
Thursday, October 9, 2014 10:30 am
Children's room - 8 computers
For more information about laptops for use in the library, visit our laptop loan page.
|Internet & WiFi:||Yes - WiFi info|
Currently in the process of forming a group
If you would like to join this group, please contact the branch staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more Friends information visit the Friends page.
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