Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Muralists (Or Muralistas) Wanted

January 19, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


The above-depicted flier (which can be found in the door of Photoplay) caught my eye today while I was out running errands. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to get their work seen and beautify a building which, quite frankly, is NOT easy on the eyes.* Those who are interested in learning more about this project or helping our local library thrive should contact the Friend of Greenpoint Library group via email at: friendsofgreenpointlibrary (at) googlegroups (dot) com. Spread the word!

*Especially when compared to the building which used to grace this site:


From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Call For New Members!

October 19, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of the folks at our very own public library! Here’s the 411 per their press release:


Friends of Greenpoint Library Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
at Greenpoint Branch Public Library
107 Norman Avenue, at Leonard St.
Brooklyn NY


Friends of Greenpoint Library

Who We Are: Friends of Greenpoint Library began in 2008 as a group of neighborhood volunteers who wanted to create a voice for the local library, and to advocate for literacy in the community. From these humble beginnings, the group started their own branch Friends group and has expanded out to community members and become the most active Friends group in the Brooklyn Public Library system. We are deeply committed to improving the quality of life in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and firmly believe that libraries and literacy are central to the civic life of our neighborhood community.

Event Details: The Friends of Greenpoint Library are looking for new members. We are a volunteer run, library advocacy group, and are active in the neighborhood. Our central goals are to:

Raise their community’s awareness and enthusiasm about the local library

Promote the local library’s resources and programs in the neighborhood

Keep local officials aware of the library’s importance to the communities they represent

Raise funds to enhance neighborhood library service.

Friends do everything from letter writing and making legislative visits to sponsoring library events; from planting gardens to organizing bake, craft and toy sales to musical performances for both children and adults. Just a little of your time can make a big difference for our community!

Those of you who are interested in joining this wonderful effort— or simply want more information— can contact the folks behind this endeavor via email at thefriendsofgreenpointlibrary (at) gmail (dot) com or check out their Facebook page!

Friends of Greenpoint Library Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2011; 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Greenpoint Public Library
107 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

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