It’s Caturday! You know what that means? Time to play a game of croquet without rules with a sweet young kitty, according to this 1885 print from Harpers Young People from the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection.
Remember, the best beer in the world is the one you brewed. —
CHARLIE PAPAZIAN; The Complete Joy of Homebrewing (via theartofhomebrewing)
Charlie will be joining Steve Hindy (Brooklyn Brewery) and Kim Jordan (New Belgium) to talk about craft beers on April 25th! Pick up your tickets here.
There is untold wealth in library collections, and, like every good librarian, NYPL’s own Jessica Pigza loves to share. In her book BiblioCraft, Jessica hones her literary hunting-and-gathering skills to help creatives of all types, from DIY hobbyists to fine artists, develop projects based on library resources. Check it out yourself at one of NYPL’s branches!
Read Alikes for Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch -
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.
Top Circulating Books: March 2014 -
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?
Live All You Can: Henry James in the Village -
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!
Happy Birthday Henry James!
5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library -
Some say that the children’s rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not….
Is it obvious to say that we agree? We’re saying it anyway.
Today is the Fort Washington Library’s 100th birthday! NYPL and friends had a great day on Saturday celebrating the centennial of the Fort Washington Library. We look forward to the next 100 years!