Page 1 - Books & People, Fall 2014
Print by artist and Library member Peter Salwen Volume 21, Number 3, Fall 2014 Books&People IN THIS ISSUE â€œA Wonderful Place to Grow Upâ€ New Hours in 2015 Meet the Thornberry Family PAGE 2 by Sara Holliday, Events Coordinator Honoring Janet Howard PAGE 8 As staff will tell you on any tour, our building at 53 East 79th Street was built as a family home and converted into the New York Society Library in 1937. What you may not know is that the following decades saw another family at home here: the Thornberry family. As we move into the fall of our 260th year as an institution, I had the pleasure of chatting with Rose Mary Thornberry McLean and Dr. Terence Thornberry about their memories of growing up at the Library more than fifty years ago. A Meaningful Gift PAGE 10 Staff Changes PAGE 11 Dr. Terence P. Thornberry On a 2013 visit, Rose Mary Thornberry McLean showed her childhood home to her granddaughters, Claire, Eva, and Katherine Dice.