Brooklyn Public Library to honor life of Major Owens

The Brooklyn Public Library will honor the life of one of its most famous alums, the late former Congressman Major Owens, at an event next Tuesday featuring members of his family and the library’s newly acquired collection of artifacts from his life.

Owens began his professional life as a librarian at BPL in the late 1950s. He served as a “community information librarian” in the 1960s, bringing the library’s collections into communal spaces in the borough like laundromats, stores, and bars.

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