Happy Birthday Agatha Christie! Enjoy a list of her best work, recommended by the author herself. Dig in to one of her classic mysteries today!
Homer, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald and Baldwin – the “classics”. These are the authors we remember from our high school required reading. But what about today’s high schoolers? We took a look at their reading lists from the NYC DOE. Featuring graphic novels, YA titles, and plenty of stories of adventure, we have to admit we’re a little jealous of that list. Which books do you remember from your high school reading list?
Tomorrow at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building artist Nick Cave discusses his breathtaking new book, Nick Cave: Epitome with Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time and contributing author. This definitive monograph surveys the artist’s exuberant and genre-defying Soundsuits, performance work, and sculptural installations, and explores the transformative power of one’s imagination and capacity for fantasy.
New York Public Library awards restaurant entrepreneurs $15,000 for LES eatery - am New York -
A pair of restaurant entrepreneurs plans to bring some southwestern flavor to the city with the help of the New York Public Library.
You can begin your entrepreneurial dreams too! The 2015 competition begins next month. Attend one of the orientation sessions held at branches in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island and you’ll be well on your way to being NYC’s next class of entrepreneurs.
The world lost a great performer and comedian today: Joan Rivers. In her memory, we’re sharing some beautiful images of her from our Digital Collection, including this photo of her with her daughter Melissa. Let us fulfill what Melissa considered her mother’s final wish; “that we return to laughing too.”
Which classic children's book character are you? -
If you’re anything like us, the books you loved as a child have a special place in your heart. But one character may have stuck deeper in your brain - which one was it?
With the help of children’s librarian extraordinaire Louise Larreau, the NYPL created this fantastical quiz for all you good people! Are you Charlotte, Eeyore, the Little Prince? Take the quiz to find out.
We must be dreaming! Today, we learned that Hello Kitty is not a cat, but instead a little girl who lives in England with her parents and twin sister Mimmy. To ease our discombobulation and orient ourselves, we’ve compiled a list of characters who not only look like cats, but are cats! And they’re jolly good entertainment, as well:
Felix the Cat - because any list about anthropomorphised cats must include this important ancestor. Plus his cartoons are available for watching at the Library for the Performing Arts!
Garfield - Garfield’s not quite like other cats, sending kittens to Abu Dhabi and eating lasagna… but he’s still a cat! See for yourself and check out one of his books at your local library.
The Cat in the Hat - Although this Seuss classic has been translated into many different languages, that doesn’t change the fact that he’s a cat, a somewhat troublesome cat who talks, but still… a cat.
Koko and Yum Yum - the stars of Lillian Jackson Braun’s profilic mystery series. Cats all the same, with Koko exhibiting a profound sixth sense.
We could go on and on with Heathcliff, Beatrix Potter’s Tom Kitten, and many more… but who are some of your favorite cats?
They taught us to love adventure. They taught us to yearn for the stars, how to be strong, and what it means to have compassion.
We might be all grown up, but the characters from our favorite children’s books will stay with us forever. Which one are you most like?
Imposter. Con man. Rip-off artist. Sham. They’re all words for those who faking it is an occupation. Some of the phonies on this list are fictional, while some come straight from real life. Whether you’re interested in teasing out the differences between appearances and reality or you just like a good thriller, our favorite scam stories will make you look at charming strangers in a whole new light.
This summer, The New York Public Library is celebrating the excitement and personal joy of reading with the #ireadeverywhere campaign. My contribution comes to you live from the Tumblr HQ ping pong table. Where are you reading this month? Show the world and use the #ireadeverywhere tag!