Smart, strong women of all ages deserve books filled with smart, strong female characters. Luckily, there are many young adult books with protagonists who speak out for justice, make courageous choices, and know that womanhood is beautiful. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of recommendations for the woman who expects her fiction to be as bold as she is. From Haitian short fiction to literature of the southern immigrant experience, these books will make you believe in girl power
The Monuments Men was one of the top films again last week, bringing to light the incredible true story of the museum professionals (art historians, curators, professors, conservators) who joined the Allied army’s Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program (MFAA), risking their lives to rescue art from thievery and bombing during World War II.
NYPL’s Jefferson Market Library is offering a series of classes for those who would like to stretch their brains - we like to think of it as yoga for the mind. You can’t go wrong with classes in Existential Philosophy, Intro to Physics, and even Evil in Literature. The classes - taught by college professors - are free, but head over to the Library quick to register, seats are limited! Click the link above for more information on the classes offered this semester.
Saturdays are rife with cats and rightfully so, we say. Because nothing is quite so grand as NYPL’s Caturday.
For today’s installment, we thought we’d share An ode to cats, both bold and fair.
For some, black cats are luck gone bad.
And the long-haired white too pretty.
There are those who think the Tabby plain
And the tail-less Manx too gritty.
The Siamese that is much too chatty,
The Tortoiseshell, a little batty.
The solitude of the Russian Blue
And the Abyssinian… who?
But, we disagree with all of that, we love cats great and small. The black cat or the siamese are both a living doll. We like the short-haired house cat and the Maine Coon mane. There’s no cat we do not like and so we shall refrain… We love all cats great and small, of that you can be sure. But now we ask of you, which cat do YOU adore?
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a look at the most romantic proposals in classic literature? The New York Public Library created this list of our five favorite romantic gestures featuring the likes of Jane Austen and Henry James. But more importantly, we want to know which literary expressions of love would you choose? 1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen—Mr. Darcy declares his love to Elizabeth