Hallowe’en parties are the real survival of the ancient merrymakings. They...– Passage from “The Book Of Hallowe’en,” the first historic look at the holiday, published in 1919 by Ruth Edna Kelley (we have a few rare copies in our collection).
Keith Richards Rocks Our World
Legendary Stones guitarist Keith Richards was in our house last night, talking about his new autobiography with music journalist Anthony DeCurtis as part of our LIVE From The NYPL series. Before he went “on” in front of a sold out crowd of admirers, employees took him to the Rose Main Reading Room for a private viewing of some of the Library’s greatest treasures. Check out...
Maya Angelou Is A Rock Star
Have you heard the one about Maya Angelou and James Baldwin walking into a bar? If you were at the Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture a little while ago, you did. Internationally renowned and beloved poet, author and playwright Angelou was at the Center today marking the Library’s acquisition of 343 boxes of her personal and professional papers - including drafts,...
From The New York Observer: Speaking on a New Yorker-sponsored panel on social media at the Bryant Park Grill this morning, Tumblr founder David Karp explained how companies can use his blogging platform to promote themselves. As with most things Tumblr-related, it turns out the key is feelings. Here’s what he said: Where I think advertising can surface in a network like Tumblr in a...
If you got no satisfaction and weren’t one...
Nothing is as precious to me as that library [The Schomburg Center for Research...– Maya Angelou We’re getting the Maya Angelou Archives at the Schomburg Center! How awesome is that?! 343 boxes of her notes, papers, emails, preserved for history.
What does Indiana Jones have to do with our latest... →
After a long and dangerous quest Indiana — together with his father, a professor of medieval literature, and a German scholar of unspecified field — have finally located a hidden chamber dating back to the First Crusade. In the chamber are dozens of chalices, one of which is the Holy Grail, all guarded by a 900-year-old knight. And what do these learned scholars do when confronted by...