1. 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)

  2. 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)

  3. The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 2014 Fellows! Check out the full list here.

    The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 2014 Fellows! Check out the full list here.

  4. A happy 50th Anniversary to the 1964 World’s Fair! Check out the Library’s collection of photographs from the celebrated event. (and the awesome fashions, Mad Men fans eat your heart out!

  5. 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. 

    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 GladwellGarrison Keillor, Walter Dean MyersTobias Wolff, and Esmeralda Santiago among others. 

  6. flavorpill:

    These books are all perfectly suited for your shortened spring-time attention span, and will leave you plenty of time for sunny adventures.

    50 Incredible Novels Under 200 Pages

    If you’re looking for an easy read this weekend, might we suggest these books courtesy of our friends at Flavorpill?

  7. 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.  

    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.  

  8. Today we celebrate the legacy of a remarkable author - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Although he left us too soon, his words remain. So visit your local library today and check out your favorite book - whether it’s 100 Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera or The Autumn of the Patriarch - and love the words of the exceptional Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

  9. 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.

    (via livefromthenypl)

  10. 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!

    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!