1. As part of the Washington Heights Library's grand reopening and centennial celebration earlier this week, students from PS 4 - Duke Ellington sang “Thank You for Being a Friend,” which you might recognize as the theme song to The Golden Girls.

    Thank you indeed.

  2. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Today the Washington Heights Library celebrated it’s grand reopening and centennial! The building turned 100 on February 26th and received a beautiful renovation. There’s a full-day’s worth of activities happening today, so don’t take our word for it - stop by and visit it yourself! 

    It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Today the Washington Heights Library celebrated it’s grand reopening and centennial! The building turned 100 on February 26th and received a beautiful renovation. There’s a full-day’s worth of activities happening today, so don’t take our word for it - stop by and visit it yourself! 

  3. ALL NYPL LOCATIONS TO OPEN AT 12PM TODAY

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    Due to severe weather conditions, all branches of The New York Public Library (covering The Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island), Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library will open at 12 pm on Friday, January 3. New Yorkers are encouraged to check nypl.org, bklynpubliclibrary.org and queenslibrary.org for the most up to date information. 

  4. Yesterday was a special day as the Mariners Harbor Library in Staten Island became the 88th branch of The New York Public Library system! To celebrate this grand opening, the acclaimed PS22 Chorus - photographed above with their new buddy Patience the Lion - joined the festivities to sing a few songs during the ribbon cutting ceremony. If you want to visit this stunning new branch (it is designed to resemble an open Oyster shell!!)  you can find it at 206 South Avenue in Mariners Harbor. Please officially welcome the Mariners Harbor Library to the New York Public Library family!!!

  5. Flamenco: 100 years of Flamenco in New York is a multi media exhibition located at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts opened until August 3rd. The exhibition is an integral part of the collaboration between the New York Public Library for Performing Arts and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. This exhibition features artifacts documenting the history of Flamenco in New York such as film and video of performances as well as costume pieces and performance regalia. Be sure to check out this amazing exhibition before it closes in one week from tomorrow!

    Flamenco: 100 years of Flamenco in New York is a multi media exhibition located at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts opened until August 3rd. The exhibition is an integral part of the collaboration between the New York Public Library for Performing Arts and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. This exhibition features artifacts documenting the history of Flamenco in New York such as film and video of performances as well as costume pieces and performance regalia. Be sure to check out this amazing exhibition before it closes in one week from tomorrow!

  6. The NYPL exhibit, Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color, closes this Saturday, June 29th in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The exhibition is of the life and art of Loïs Mailou Jones, in which her art is a reflection of a period when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong. So be sure to check out this exhibit before it closes!

    The NYPL exhibit, Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color, closes this Saturday, June 29th in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The exhibition is of the life and art of Loïs Mailou Jones, in which her art is a reflection of a period when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong. So be sure to check out this exhibit before it closes!

  7. Happy Birthday Josephine Johnson! The novelist was born on this day in 1910 in Kirkwood, Missouri. In 1935 at the young age of 24, she won The Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her first novel, Now in November. To read Now in November or her other works, check out your local NYPL branch!

    Happy Birthday Josephine Johnson! The novelist was born on this day in 1910 in Kirkwood, Missouri. In 1935 at the young age of 24, she won The Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her first novel, Now in November. To read Now in November or her other works, check out your local NYPL branch!

  8. Yesterday was the grand reopening of our Stapleton branch on Staten Island! Several months ago while the building was under construction, this orphaned teddy bear was found outside the building and was brought to the library as its newest resident. However, he still needs a name! What should we name the library bear? We are taking suggestions!

  9. Well this photo by mydmbtmblr captures the energy of Springtime outside the Schwarzman Building and does it so nicely, we thought we should share it with you all. 
You should visit us, be part of the lunchtime scene and check out the Lorca (red banner on the left) and Cassatt (yellow banner on the right) exhibitions inside. 
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Lunchtime at the #NYPL —Gimme dat sunshine. (at New York Public Library)

    Well this photo by mydmbtmblr captures the energy of Springtime outside the Schwarzman Building and does it so nicely, we thought we should share it with you all. 

    You should visit us, be part of the lunchtime scene and check out the Lorca (red banner on the left) and Cassatt (yellow banner on the right) exhibitions inside. 

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    Lunchtime at the #NYPL —Gimme dat sunshine. (at New York Public Library)

  10. The NYPL has been nominated for a 2013 WEBBY Award in the Social Education & Discovery category for its social web presence (like this Tumblr!) and creating projects such as the fantastic What’s on the Menu? site. But in order to win this wonderful category The NYPL needs your help and vote! You can click here to vote and don’t forget to spread the word! 

    The NYPL has been nominated for a 2013 WEBBY Award in the Social Education & Discovery category for its social web presence (like this Tumblr!) and creating projects such as the fantastic What’s on the Menu? site. But in order to win this wonderful category The NYPL needs your help and vote! You can click here to vote and don’t forget to spread the word!