1. Happy 83th Birthday to Nobel prize-winning author, Toni Morrison!
In celebration, stop by one of our NYPL branches to grab any of Morrison’s books, which include Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon. 
Also, watch this LIVE from NYPL video, where Morrison discusses races and writing with author, Junot Diaz.

    Happy 83th Birthday to Nobel prize-winning author, Toni Morrison!

    In celebration, stop by one of our NYPL branches to grab any of Morrison’s books, which include Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon

    Also, watch this LIVE from NYPL video, where Morrison discusses races and writing with author, Junot Diaz.

  2. The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.

    — Abraham Lincoln

  3. The Five Most Romantic Proposals In Classic Literature →

  4. 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.   

  5. 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!  

  6. Happy Birthday to the great children’s author - and friend of the NYPL - Ms. Judy Blume! Ms. Blume visited the Library last year when the library unveiled its list of the 100 Great Children’s Books from the last 100 Years. Ms. Blume made the list herself with her classic Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Of course you can find most of Judy Blume’s work at NYPL branches through Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. During her visit to the library last year, Ms. Blume took the photo taken above at our awesome NYPL photobooth that can be found at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Happy Birthday Judy Blume! 

    Happy Birthday to the great children’s author - and friend of the NYPL - Ms. Judy Blume! Ms. Blume visited the Library last year when the library unveiled its list of the 100 Great Children’s Books from the last 100 Years. Ms. Blume made the list herself with her classic Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingOf course you can find most of Judy Blume’s work at NYPL branches through Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. During her visit to the library last year, Ms. Blume took the photo taken above at our awesome NYPL photobooth that can be found at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Happy Birthday Judy Blume! 

  7. The world is mourning today the passing of legendary child actress Shirley Temple. Ms. Temple was arguably one of the most recognizable and iconic stars in the history of motion pictures and during the mid-1930’s she was the biggest movie star on the planet… doing it all under the age of 10. And although she retired from acting at the age of 22 and went on to have a successful career as a diplomat in the 1960’s, it is her film work that most will remember her from. Here at the NYPL you can find an assortment of great Shirley Temple images from our digital gallery including the image above, a cigarette card, from our George Arents Collection. You can also find books about Ms. Temple and dvd’s of some of her films at several branches of The New York Public Library. RIP to a legend. 

    The world is mourning today the passing of legendary child actress Shirley Temple. Ms. Temple was arguably one of the most recognizable and iconic stars in the history of motion pictures and during the mid-1930’s she was the biggest movie star on the planet… doing it all under the age of 10. And although she retired from acting at the age of 22 and went on to have a successful career as a diplomat in the 1960’s, it is her film work that most will remember her from. Here at the NYPL you can find an assortment of great Shirley Temple images from our digital gallery including the image above, a cigarette card, from our George Arents Collection. You can also find books about Ms. Temple and dvd’s of some of her films at several branches of The New York Public Library. RIP to a legend. 

  8. Spring 2014 Dates Announced!

    livefromthenypl:

    It’s finally here - LIVE from the NYPL’s Spring 2014 season goes on sale to the general public on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00am. Can’t wait? Become a Friend of the Library and get access to our exclusive pre-sale, going on now. 

    Our lineup includes filmmakers Wes Anderson and John Waters; Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy; magician Ricky Jay; and writers Katherine Boo, Chuck Palahniuk, Geoff Dyer, and more! View our lineup and become a Friend here.

    Hooray! 

  9. My longest love affair: with a book.

    — There’s a tradition at LIVE from the NYPL that all guests must write their own biography for the occasion using only seven words. In that spirit, we asked next week’s guest Rebecca Mead to summarize her experience with Middlemarch in seven words. We knew that might be a bit of a challenge, considering the fact that Rebecca spends a few hundred pages exploring her relationship to George Eliot’s novel in her new book My Life in Middlemarch. But Rebecca was up for it, and answered with the seven words above.

  10. 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?