Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. — William Shakespeare (via his play “Twelfth Night”), who on this day in 1564 is believed to have been born in the English parish of Stratford-upon-Avon. Happy 450th Birthday, Bard of Avon!
Building Inspector | Kill Time. Make History -
What’s old is new again at The New York Public Library! Visit the Library’s latest app - Building Inspector - and help us digitize maps for the future. With your help, the Library can create a new world of information. (It doesn’t hurt that one will feel a sense of zen while using)
11 Literary Librarians Who Smash Stereotypes -
Librarians in literature are awesome. (Perhaps not as awesome as librarians in real life, but still pretty durn awesome)
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 2014 Fellows! Check out the full list here.
The New York Public Library is partnering with World Book Night to celebrate the wonderful world of reading. During the worldwide event, taking place on Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23, authors and 25,000 volunteers participating in World Book Night U.S. give away books to people who don’t regularly read or don’t have access to printed books.
The New York Public Library will be hosting an author event in honor of the special day on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room located on the third floor. Listen to the group of acclaimed authors that will be discussing their love of books and libraries. They include Malcolm Gladwell, Garrison Keillor, Walter Dean Myers, Tobias Wolff, and Esmeralda Santiago among others.
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.