1. 23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult →

    Our librarians just keep on giving!

  2. For those of you interested in great 1970’s films or the world of television do we have an awesome free event tonight at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 6:00pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. The New York Times Culture Reporter Dave Itzkoff stops by to discuss his latest book MAD AS HELL: THE MAKING OF NETWORK AND THE FATEFUL VISION OF THE ANGRIEST MAN IN MOVIES. Dave is no stranger to The Library for the Performing Arts as he researched much of his book by using the Paddy Chayefsky Papers that can be found within The Billy Rose Theatre Division. You can also read an article Dave wrote about the collection for The Times from 2011 here. 

    For those of you interested in great 1970’s films or the world of television do we have an awesome free event tonight at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 6:00pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. The New York Times Culture Reporter Dave Itzkoff stops by to discuss his latest book MAD AS HELL: THE MAKING OF NETWORK AND THE FATEFUL VISION OF THE ANGRIEST MAN IN MOVIES. Dave is no stranger to The Library for the Performing Arts as he researched much of his book by using the Paddy Chayefsky Papers that can be found within The Billy Rose Theatre Division. You can also read an article Dave wrote about the collection for The Times from 2011 here

  3. It’s World Read Aloud Day! You can celebrate with us this afternoon at the Jefferson Market Library where there will be crafts, performances, and (of course) readings from very special guests author Jacqueline Woodson and NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton! 
See you there!

    It’s World Read Aloud Day! You can celebrate with us this afternoon at the Jefferson Market Library where there will be crafts, performances, and (of course) readings from very special guests author Jacqueline Woodson and NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton! 

    See you there!

  4. Here is something for you to do during your lunch break - NYPL kicks off an awesome new author series today. Free and open to the public, NYPL BOOKS AT NOON will take place every Wednesday at noon, from March 5 through May 7. What makes this series so cool is it takes place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall! 
Programs will last a half-hour with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The event is standing room only, so don’t think about it too much and just come on over. The series kicks off with acclaimed author and famed WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME panelist - P.J. O’Rourke. 
See you soon!  

    Here is something for you to do during your lunch break - NYPL kicks off an awesome new author series today. Free and open to the public, NYPL BOOKS AT NOON will take place every Wednesday at noon, from March 5 through May 7. What makes this series so cool is it takes place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall

    Programs will last a half-hour with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The event is standing room only, so don’t think about it too much and just come on over. The series kicks off with acclaimed author and famed WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME panelist - P.J. O’Rourke

    See you soon!  

  5. Have you heard the news? LIVE from the NYPL is “spring’s coolest speaker series" (Time Out New York), “where everyone looks forward to the hot seat" (The Wall Street Journal). 
Picture above of LIVE’s director Paul Holdengräber was taken by Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal.

    Have you heard the news? LIVE from the NYPL is “spring’s coolest speaker series" (Time Out New York), “where everyone looks forward to the hot seat" (The Wall Street Journal). 

    Picture above of LIVE’s director Paul Holdengräber was taken by Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal.

  6. The upcoming 2014 season will be Yankee great Derek Jeter’s last as he announced this afternoon that he will be retiring at the end of the season. If there was ever a baseball player who exhibited the virtues of having both “Patience” and “Fortitude” it was Derek Jeter. He also was just a flat out awesome shortstop and winner. So we here at the NYPL congratulate the Yankee Captain and future Hall of Famer on his upcoming retirement… Of course for you folks who want to read more about this Yankee great you can check out several of the books that have been written about him and that can be found at multiple branches of The New York Public Library in Manhattan, Staten Island, and especially the Bronx.   

    The upcoming 2014 season will be Yankee great Derek Jeter’s last as he announced this afternoon that he will be retiring at the end of the season. If there was ever a baseball player who exhibited the virtues of having both “Patience” and “Fortitude” it was Derek Jeter. He also was just a flat out awesome shortstop and winner. So we here at the NYPL congratulate the Yankee Captain and future Hall of Famer on his upcoming retirement… Of course for you folks who want to read more about this Yankee great you can check out several of the books that have been written about him and that can be found at multiple branches of The New York Public Library in Manhattan, Staten Island, and especially the Bronx.   

  7. A great quote, from a great man, on a great day - the perfect day to find a good book that’s been discovered by others. In fact, we have a few  here to choose from!  

    A great quote, from a great man, on a great day - the perfect day to find a good book that’s been discovered by others. In fact, we have a few  here to choose from!  

  8. humansofnewyork:

"I’m 86. And that’s about enough. I’m ready to go." “Aren’t you afraid of death?” “Why would I be?” “Isn’t that sort of a natural condition of living?” “Not when you miss your husband as much as I do.”


Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton recently installed a window display in The Library Shop to celebrate the release of his new book - simply titled Humans of New York - based on his beautiful site. While he was at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building working on the installation, Brandon spoke with Ruth, one of our amazing volunteers.
Thanks, Ruth, for everything you do here, and for sharing your story with Brandon. Thanks, Brandon, for sharing Ruth’s story with the rest of the world.

    humansofnewyork:

    "I’m 86. And that’s about enough. I’m ready to go."
    “Aren’t you afraid of death?”
    “Why would I be?”
    “Isn’t that sort of a natural condition of living?”
    “Not when you miss your husband as much as I do.”

    Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton recently installed a window display in The Library Shop to celebrate the release of his new book - simply titled Humans of New York - based on his beautiful site. While he was at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building working on the installation, Brandon spoke with Ruth, one of our amazing volunteers.

    Thanks, Ruth, for everything you do here, and for sharing your story with Brandon. Thanks, Brandon, for sharing Ruth’s story with the rest of the world.

  9. This morning the 86th Annual Academy Award nominations were announced. There were plenty of great nominees including 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Captain Phillips, Nebraska, Her, and The Wolf of Wall Street. And while many of those films are not yet available on dvd you can check out the books that some of those terrific films are based on including 12 Years A Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street, most of which can be found at various branches of the NYPL. What did you think of the nominations? Who got snubbed? Who surprised you? 

    This morning the 86th Annual Academy Award nominations were announced. There were plenty of great nominees including 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Captain Phillips, Nebraska, Her, and The Wolf of Wall Street. And while many of those films are not yet available on dvd you can check out the books that some of those terrific films are based on including 12 Years A Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street, most of which can be found at various branches of the NYPL. What did you think of the nominations? Who got snubbed? Who surprised you? 

  10. 
"The Empire of Necessity is scholarship at its best. Greg Grandin’s deft penetration into the marrow of the slave industry is compelling, brilliant and necessary.” - Toni Morrison
Former Cullman Center fellow Greg Grandin is earning high praise for his new book The Empire of Necessity, a deeply-researched account of the slave revolt that inspired Melville’s Benito Cereno. Grandin’s returning to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on January 21 with his Cullman Center classmate Philip Gourevitch to discuss The Empire of Necessity for the next installment of the Conversations from the Cullman Center series. Reserve your free ticket - and check out more praise for Grandin’s book - here. 

    "The Empire of Necessity is scholarship at its best. Greg Grandin’s deft penetration into the marrow of the slave industry is compelling, brilliant and necessary.” - Toni Morrison

    Former Cullman Center fellow Greg Grandin is earning high praise for his new book The Empire of Necessity, a deeply-researched account of the slave revolt that inspired Melville’s Benito Cereno. Grandin’s returning to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on January 21 with his Cullman Center classmate Philip Gourevitch to discuss The Empire of Necessity for the next installment of the Conversations from the Cullman Center series. Reserve your free ticket - and check out more praise for Grandin’s book - here