1. Today marks 89 years since the literary classic, The Great Gatsby was first published.
Let’s celebrate this anniversary and make F. Scott-Fitzgerald proud by stepping into a New York Public Library branch and borrowing a copy of his great work of American literature.

    Today marks 89 years since the literary classic, The Great Gatsby was first published.

    Let’s celebrate this anniversary and make F. Scott-Fitzgerald proud by stepping into a New York Public Library branch and borrowing a copy of his great work of American literature.

  2. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

    — Steve Jobs

  3. The technology known as television experience a great advancement on this day in 1927, when the first long-distance public broadcast was made with President Herbert Hoover. Since then, those with a creative futuristic bent had grand plans for the medium. The Library’s George Arents Cigarette card collection features a card from Max Cigarettes, which predicted that people would watch TV underwater or capturing the news as it happens. 

    The technology known as television experience a great advancement on this day in 1927, when the first long-distance public broadcast was made with President Herbert Hoover. Since then, those with a creative futuristic bent had grand plans for the medium. The Library’s George Arents Cigarette card collection features a card from Max Cigarettes, which predicted that people would watch TV underwater or capturing the news as it happens. 

  4. From NYPL’s Art and Architecture collection, the Century Company published Cheerful Cats Illustrated by Joseph G. Francis.around the turn of the 19th Century. We admit we’re pretty cheerful the weather is sunny and more springlike today and we’d hazard a guess cats are pretty pleased with it as well. 

    From NYPL’s Art and Architecture collection, the Century Company published Cheerful Cats Illustrated by Joseph G. Francis.around the turn of the 19th Century. We admit we’re pretty cheerful the weather is sunny and more springlike today and we’d hazard a guess cats are pretty pleased with it as well. 

  5. Children's Book List: Spring is in the Air! →

  6. To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
    To gain all while you give,
    To roam the roads of lands remote,
    To travel is to live.

    — Hans Christian Andersen, born today in 1805.

  7. The NYPL wishes you a Happy Opening Day! For those of you unaware, today marks Major League Baseball’s Opening Day! No matter who you root for, the NYPL wishes you and your team the best of luck in 2014! And for all you baseball lovers who can’t get enough of just watching the games throughout the season you can check out the many books about baseball that can be found at branches throughout the entire NYPL system. You should also check out the large amount of awesome vintage baseball photographs (including the one above from Yankees Opening Day in 1923) found on the NYPL’s Digital Gallery!
PLAY BALL!

    The NYPL wishes you a Happy Opening Day! For those of you unaware, today marks Major League Baseball’s Opening Day! No matter who you root for, the NYPL wishes you and your team the best of luck in 2014! And for all you baseball lovers who can’t get enough of just watching the games throughout the season you can check out the many books about baseball that can be found at branches throughout the entire NYPL system. You should also check out the large amount of awesome vintage baseball photographs (including the one above from Yankees Opening Day in 1923) found on the NYPL’s Digital Gallery!

    PLAY BALL!

  8. I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort—and disappointment and perseverance.

    — Vincent Van Gogh

  9. On this rainy Saturday a cup of tea is in order. We’re wondering whether this cat and his friend take their tea with a splash of milk or a dollop of honey.  

    On this rainy Saturday a cup of tea is in order. We’re wondering whether this cat and his friend take their tea with a splash of milk or a dollop of honey.  

  10. schomburgcenter:

    Watch last week’s engaging and powerful conversation at the Schomburg Center: Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith.