1. Read Alikes for Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch →

    Read alikes we a-love! Suggestions from the lovely librarians at NYPL for those pondering what to read after the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

  2. Top Circulating Books: March 2014 →

    Which one will be the next book on your nightstand?

  3. Live All You Can: Henry James in the Village →

    Happy Birthday Henry James! 

  4. Today marks 89 years since the literary classic, The Great Gatsby was first published.
Let’s celebrate this anniversary and make F. Scott-Fitzgerald proud by stepping into a New York Public Library branch and borrowing a copy of his great work of American literature.

    Today marks 89 years since the literary classic, The Great Gatsby was first published.

    Let’s celebrate this anniversary and make F. Scott-Fitzgerald proud by stepping into a New York Public Library branch and borrowing a copy of his great work of American literature.

  5. The NYPL wishes you a Happy Opening Day! For those of you unaware, today marks Major League Baseball’s Opening Day! No matter who you root for, the NYPL wishes you and your team the best of luck in 2014! And for all you baseball lovers who can’t get enough of just watching the games throughout the season you can check out the many books about baseball that can be found at branches throughout the entire NYPL system. You should also check out the large amount of awesome vintage baseball photographs (including the one above from Yankees Opening Day in 1923) found on the NYPL’s Digital Gallery!
PLAY BALL!

    The NYPL wishes you a Happy Opening Day! For those of you unaware, today marks Major League Baseball’s Opening Day! No matter who you root for, the NYPL wishes you and your team the best of luck in 2014! And for all you baseball lovers who can’t get enough of just watching the games throughout the season you can check out the many books about baseball that can be found at branches throughout the entire NYPL system. You should also check out the large amount of awesome vintage baseball photographs (including the one above from Yankees Opening Day in 1923) found on the NYPL’s Digital Gallery!

    PLAY BALL!

  6. schomburgcenter:

    Watch last week’s engaging and powerful conversation at the Schomburg Center: Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith.

  7. Happy 80th Birthday to the iconic author and activist Gloria Steinem! You can of course check out many of Ms. Steinem’s books - as well as books ABOUT Ms. Steinem - at branches throughout the NYPL system.

    Happy 80th Birthday to the iconic author and activist Gloria Steinem! You can of course check out many of Ms. Steinem’s books - as well as books ABOUT Ms. Steinem - at branches throughout the NYPL system.

  8. Paul Auster at NYPL Books at Noon →

    Paul Auster was at NYPL last week and now you get to hear what he had to say! If you need a lunchtime pick-me-up this week visit us this Wednesday when Michael Cunningham sits down with us in Astor Hall to discuss his latest book. 

  9. Happy birthday, Lois Lowry! To celebrate the author of the YA classic The Giver, we’re watching the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation. Can we just say that we love Jeff Bridges? That’s probably unnecessary, but his movies, books and CDs make him a triple threat here at the Library.

  10. You might be curious to know what Nathaniel Hawthorne’s children were doing on March 19, 1848 and if you were curious to know what Nathaniel Hawthorne’s children were doing on March 19, 1848, we are happy to share the following missive from NYPL’s Berg Collection drafted in both Sophie and Una Hawthornes’ hands: 
Julian is dressed in a little knit woolen jacket, bordered and girdled with purple and scarlet- a check gown underneath - knit gaiters on his short legs - one leather shoe and one of cloth, embroidered. His hair has just been curled for the curls dressed by Dora, so that it looks not unlike an old fashioned wig, as to primness and formality. He is now clamboring into a chair beside me - up and down - two or three times a minute, talking about various matters, and expressing, sometimes in one word, what might be elaborated into sentences…. 
To learn more about the Hawthorne family from their personal reminsices visit NYPL’s Digital Collections website where the journals are available for viewing.

    You might be curious to know what Nathaniel Hawthorne’s children were doing on March 19, 1848 and if you were curious to know what Nathaniel Hawthorne’s children were doing on March 19, 1848, we are happy to share the following missive from NYPL’s Berg Collection drafted in both Sophie and Una Hawthornes’ hands: 

    Julian is dressed in a little knit woolen jacket, bordered and girdled with purple and scarlet- a check gown underneath - knit gaiters on his short legs - one leather shoe and one of cloth, embroidered. His hair has just been curled for the curls dressed by Dora, so that it looks not unlike an old fashioned wig, as to primness and formality. He is now clamboring into a chair beside me - up and down - two or three times a minute, talking about various matters, and expressing, sometimes in one word, what might be elaborated into sentences…. 

    To learn more about the Hawthorne family from their personal reminsices visit NYPL’s Digital Collections website where the journals are available for viewing.