Congratulations to Donna Tartt for winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel The Goldfinch. If you’ve already read it, then you know why everyone’s going ga-ga over it. But if you’re still waiting patiently in the holds line to read it, then perhaps we can suggest a few plot-driven, “what’s going to happen next?” titles for you to read in the meantime.
Read alikes we a-love! Suggestions from the lovely librarians at NYPL for those pondering what to read after the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
The New York Public Library is sharing monthly lists of the books checked out most often at its 91 branches (which are located in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island). Below are the most popular adult fiction and non-fiction books in March 2014:
Which one will be the next book on your nightstand?
Henry James wrote one of the quintessential New York novels, Washington Square. He lived in Greenwich Village at 21 Washington Place. So on April 15, celebrate something other than paying your taxes. Celebrate Henry James’s birthday!
Join us tomorrow in the Schwarzman Building’s Astor Hall when the Chapel Choir of Exeter College performs Music From the Dreaming Spires, a collection of works from J.S. Bach, Maurice Duruflé and Sir Hubert Parry, directed by George de Voil.
It will be a beautiful day for some beautiful music!
The New York Public Library’s TechConnect program offers more than 80 technology classes at over 80 branch libraries throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—all absolutely FREE! Learn computers, tablets, Internet basics, how to find a job online, and much more. TechConnect also offers one-on-one help at our 6 new TechConnect Labs. Visit our new website to learn more!
Centered on Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village is a neighborhood made legendary by the world famous artists, musicians, and writers that have flourished and created within steps of its arch. However, what lies beneath that splendid, recently re-landscaped and renovated outdoor sanctuary is a bit more morbid.
Paul Auster was at NYPL last week and now you get to hear what he had to say! If you need a lunchtime pick-me-up this week visit us this Wednesday when Michael Cunningham sits down with us in Astor Hall to discuss his latest book.
What do you get when you combine a rare books librarian with an avid crafter? “BiblioCraft,” out now from Abrams Books. It’s the first book from Jessica Pigza, who blogs as the Handmade Librarian and cohosts crafting salons at the New York Public Library that use its resources for unique embroidery, knitting, beading, sewing projects and more. The books themselves are safe; they serve only as inspiration. In “BiblioCraft,” Pigza showcases an array of designs by master craftspeople and artists that were all inspired by the holdings at the New York library — referencing the originals, of course — and includes instructions so you can make your own. Here is a sampler of what’s inside. — Carolyn Kellogg
We share this with immense pride and joy! One of the Library’s own, librarian and now author Jessica Pigza, has her own book coming out called BiblioCraft and it is the most, to say the least.
In case you needed an excuse to reread all your favorite kids’ books again, it just so happens that there are a lot of important life lessons, conspiracy theories, and hidden messages in the books we loved as children — we just probably didn’t pick up on them back then.
With help from The New York Public Library’s Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.
Today we share the most popular books that were checked out last month by NYPL users of all ages - adults, teens and kids. Find out what your fellow book lovers are enjoying or the books that are helping them achieve their dreams SAT prep, anyone? For our Tumblr friends, we’re posting the top 2, but for the full top 10 list of each visit our website!
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