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We like to think of it as the perfect Education Vacation for teachers and librarians! Featuring experts in the fields of journalism, writing, art, and history, the Summer workshops at the New York Public Library provide professional and personal development, the chance to explore education outside the classroom and revitalize the teaching spirit.
“…And now: it is easy to forget
what I came for
among so many who have always
swaying their crenellated fans
between the reefs
you breathe differently down here…”—In memory of poet Adrienne Rich, who passed away yesterday, we share a verse from her poem Diving into the Wreck. NYPL has several books in our collection by this beautiful poet, so you can remember her in your own way.
Two hundred and one years ago today, Percy Bysshe Shelley and his friend Thomas Jefferson Hogg were expelled from Oxford University for ”contumacy in refusing to answer certain questions put to them.” The two had published an incendiary pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism.
“The best part of us is not what we see, it’s what we feel.”—
Mr. Michals will be appearing at the Library on Tuesday with creative director Sam Shahid to discuss his memoir The Lieutenant Who Loved His Platoon, which candidly describes his experience as an insecure and green second lieutenant during the Korean War.