1. Alright alright alright! Congratulations to all the winners at last nights 86th Academy Awards arguably the biggest night of the year for movies. Three of the biggest winners last night included Dallas Buyers Club (starring Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto), Gravity (for basically all the technical awards and Alfonso Cuaron for Best Director) and of course the great 12 Years A Slave which captured the biggest award of the night Best Picture. If you still need to catch up on these three great films you can currently find them available on dvd at branches throughout the NYPL system along with most of the other nominees and winners from last night. 

  2. NYPL presents #LiteraryMarchMadness, a daily pairing from one of  four conferences: Triple Threats (3-named authors), Real-Life Feuds (guess which author punched his rival!), Kid Favorites (but you adults love them too), and Cult Following (self-explanatory). Visit our Facebook page to vote! 

    NYPL presents #LiteraryMarchMadness, a daily pairing from one of  four conferences: Triple Threats (3-named authors), Real-Life Feuds (guess which author punched his rival!), Kid Favorites (but you adults love them too), and Cult Following (self-explanatory). Visit our Facebook page to vote! 

  3. Happy 112th Birthday to John Steinbeck, American writer and author of literature favorites like The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men! This photo of him comes from our Berg Collection located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Step into one of our NYPL branches and check out a book on or about John Steinbeck.

    Happy 112th Birthday to John Steinbeck, American writer and author of literature favorites like The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men! This photo of him comes from our Berg Collection located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

    Step into one of our NYPL branches and check out a book on or about John Steinbeck.

  4. The Jefferson Market University: Spring 2014 →

    NYPL’s Jefferson Market Library is offering a series of classes for those who would like to stretch their brains - we like to think of it as yoga for the mind. You can’t go wrong with classes in Existential Philosophy, Intro to Physics, and even Evil in Literature. The classes - taught by college professors - are free, but head over to the Library quick to register, seats are limited! Click the link above for more information on the classes offered this semester.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. The Five Most Romantic Proposals In Classic Literature →

  8. 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.   

  9. 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!  

  10. 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!