1. Today the NYPL wishes a Happy Birthday to the legendary entertainer Cher! For decades this pop icon has been entertaining us with both her music and acting, all of which you can check out at most branches of The New York Public Library. She doesn’t act nearly as much as she did in the 1980’s so it is easy to forget that she gave some great performances in films such as Silkwood, Mask (a personal favorite), The Witches of Eastwick, Mermaids , and of course Moonstruck (pictured above) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. So SNAP OUT OF IT and get to your local branch and check out some of these great movies. Happy Birthday Cher! 

    Today the NYPL wishes a Happy Birthday to the legendary entertainer Cher! For decades this pop icon has been entertaining us with both her music and acting, all of which you can check out at most branches of The New York Public Library. She doesn’t act nearly as much as she did in the 1980’s so it is easy to forget that she gave some great performances in films such as Silkwood, Mask (a personal favorite), The Witches of Eastwick, Mermaids , and of course Moonstruck (pictured above) for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. So SNAP OUT OF IT and get to your local branch and check out some of these great movies. Happy Birthday Cher! 

  2. Big news in e-books as it was announced today that Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD will be released for the first time as an e-book on July 8, HarperCollins Publishers announced today. Of course for those of you who want to read the original, print edition you can check it out at most branches of The New York Public Library OR you can check out the dvd of the classic film as well! The announcement today was made in connection to it being the 88th Birthday of the book’s author Harper Lee. So the NYPL wishes Harper Lee a Happy Birthday as well! 

    Big news in e-books as it was announced today that Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD will be released for the first time as an e-book on July 8, HarperCollins Publishers announced today. Of course for those of you who want to read the original, print edition you can check it out at most branches of The New York Public Library OR you can check out the dvd of the classic film as well! The announcement today was made in connection to it being the 88th Birthday of the book’s author Harper Lee. So the NYPL wishes Harper Lee a Happy Birthday as well! 

  3. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

    — We have been posting many, many Dr. Seuss quotes today to honor his birthday - this one is from The Lorax, which you can check out for free from NYPL (book and movie), along with all of his other books. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

  4. A person’s a person, no matter how small.

    — Wise words from Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is today. Check out Horton Hears A Who! from NYPL (or any other Dr. Seuss book) to mark the occasion.

  5. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, today’s Caturday is dedicated to cats … in [the] hats. Here are four examples of kitties sporting caps, all pulled from The New York Public Library’s vast photo and picture collections (we’re cheating a bit - we’ve used some of these in previous Caturdays, but hey, cats DO have nine lives). Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss. Want to read some Dr. Seuss today to mark his birthday? NYPL has plenty of books by and about him (including The Cat In The Hat ) - check one out today

  6. I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.

    —  Edgar Allan Poe, whose 204th birthday is today. Happy birthday, Mr. Poe! In honor of the legendary writer, check out some of his works from NYPL