1. It’s a good day for frolicking, like these playful kitties by artist Theophile Alexandre Steinlen.  And if you need a reminder to enjoy the day, you can purchase this picture and many others from the Library’s Print Collection. 

    It’s a good day for frolicking, like these playful kitties by artist Theophile Alexandre Steinlen.  And if you need a reminder to enjoy the day, you can purchase this picture and many others from the Library’s Print Collection. 

  2. Love kids’ books? Love discussing them, reading them and sharing them with others, including your kids? Take a listen to this great appearance by our Youth Materials Coordinator Elizabeth Bird on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show yesterday. She talked about a whole host of fun stuff, from her favorite stories to why books become classics. So listen and enjoy! And while you’re at it, check out the Library’s list of the top 100 children’s books of the last 100 years, and plan a trip to our 42nd Street Library to see the free, critically-acclaimed exhibition The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It’s open until Sept. 7, and it’s pretty darn amazing (just ask The New York Times). 

    Love kids’ books? Love discussing them, reading them and sharing them with others, including your kids? Take a listen to this great appearance by our Youth Materials Coordinator Elizabeth Bird on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show yesterday. She talked about a whole host of fun stuff, from her favorite stories to why books become classics. So listen and enjoy! And while you’re at it, check out the Library’s list of the top 100 children’s books of the last 100 years, and plan a trip to our 42nd Street Library to see the free, critically-acclaimed exhibition The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books MatterIt’s open until Sept. 7, and it’s pretty darn amazing (just ask The New York Times). 

  3. Song: Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford

    We all have moments of financial confusion, perplexity, or enormous debt. Just ask Tennessee Ernie Ford. But managing your personal finances doesn’t have to difficult; it can be as simple as walking through the door. Our door. Tomorrow. Meet financial experts who want to help you at NYPL’s Financial Empowerment Day at the Science Industry and Business Library.

  4. 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!

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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. 

  10. 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?