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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: LIVE from the NYPL’s Fall 2013 Schedule, LIVE announces the new line-up featuring exciting authors, personalities and speakers. You won’t want to miss it
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Margaret Atwood | Carl Hiaasen (Tuesday September 17) here
Adam Fitzgerald, John Ashbery, Timothy Donnelly (Thursday, September 19) here
Jesmyn Ward (Monday, September 30) here
Jaron Lanier (Thursday, October 10) here
The Moth [featuring George Dawes Green, Andrew Solomon, Catherine Burns and more] (Tuesday, October 15) here
Warren Buffett, Howard G. Buffett, Howard W. Buffett (Wednesday, October 23) here
Lorrie Moore: Watching Television (Friday, October 25) here
Nico Muhly and Ira Glass [Co-Presented by The Metropolitan Opera] (Tuesday, October 29) here
Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch (Monday, November 18) here
Michael Connelly (Wednesday, December 4) here
Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert (Tuesday, December 10) here
Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz (Thursday, December 12) here
Bookshelves. They come in all shapes and sizes, but no matter what kind of bookshelf you have it’s a beauty! It can hold so much information about exactly the topics you’re interested in reading about. Check out these glorious bookshelves at Ottendorfer, Macomb’s Bridge, Port Richmond and Tottenville libraries from Reading Room, Mid-Manhattan Library’s photography exhibition featuring NYPL’s local branches.
Support your local library today!
Join the Bronx Library Center in celebrating the best and brightest literary talents of the borough tomorrow, Saturday, May 18th at 11am!
Meet local authors, sit in on fiction-writing workshops and network with fellow writers, readers and Bronxites!
Highlights of the day’s events include performances by the Edy Martinez Big Band, Peggy Robles Alvarado, Layding Lumumba Kaliba, Tony Mitchelson, Sandra Maria Esteves, and more.
More information can be found here.
A librarian’s work is never done! How could it be, when there is so much information to share? Today’s image is brought to you by Roosevelt Island Library and gives you a brief snapshot behind-the-scenes. The black and white photo is awesome and we’re pretty stoked about the stamp right above it. (We like stamps and stamp pads, though find little reason to use them over here in Tumblr-territory)
So, in honor of today’s photo, which (as you know) is on exhibition at Mid-Manhattan Library… put your stamp of approval on one of our letters speaking out against the $47 million budget cut proposed for NYPL.
A kickboxing NYPL librarian? Believe it or not, it is true! Courtney Castellane, who is the Library Manager of the awesome Tottenville Library in Staten Island, was profiled in The New York Post this morning about her dual careers. As Courtney has said, by day she is working out people’s minds and by night she is working out their bodies! And just a little trivia about the Tottenville Library, did you know it is the oldest library on Staten Island?
Today would have been the 77th birthday for music icon and legend Roy Orbison. You want to read about Roy’s life? You want to listen to his solo albums? Or how about checking out the great Traveling Wilbury’s album that Roy was a part of? Well as Roy would say, YOU GOT IT! Or in this case, the NYPL has all of your Roy Orbison materials available at your local branch. Happy birthday Roy!
The balcony has closed. It is with great sadness that the NYPL learned of the passing of the legendary film critic Roger Ebert today. We were enormous fans of both Ebert’s film reviews - in print and on television - as well as the many different books that he penned. You can find all of his great books such as I HATED, HATED, HATED THIS MOVIE, and his fantastic memoir LIFE ITSELF at branches throughout the entire New York Public Library system. We give the great Roger Ebert two very big enthusiastic thumbs up, WAY UP. You will be missed.
We were visiting the Maps Division today and spied a book from the fantastically-named Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, published around 1837. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (also known as SDUK) published several interesting books for the diffusion of knowledge, including one about “Vegetable Substances,” many of which you can find at the Library.
Our thanks to fellow book lovers at Feiwel & Friends for sharing such a great quote. Bonus points that the great quote is from Nathan Fillion!