1. explore-blog:

Anna Deavere Smith at the New York Public Library, in conversation with Sarah Lewis, author of the excellent The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.

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    Anna Deavere Smith at the New York Public Library, in conversation with Sarah Lewis, author of the excellent The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.

  2. So how was The Grand Budapest Hotel “inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig”? Wes Anderson tells Paul Holdengräber in this new LIVE Short. See more of the filmmaker’s recent visit to LIVE from the NYPL here

    And speaking of Stefan Zweig…what are you doing May 6?

  3. Have you heard the news? LIVE from the NYPL is “spring’s coolest speaker series" (Time Out New York), “where everyone looks forward to the hot seat" (The Wall Street Journal). 
Picture above of LIVE’s director Paul Holdengräber was taken by Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal.

    Have you heard the news? LIVE from the NYPL is “spring’s coolest speaker series" (Time Out New York), “where everyone looks forward to the hot seat" (The Wall Street Journal). 

    Picture above of LIVE’s director Paul Holdengräber was taken by Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal.

  4. 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.

  5. 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! 

  6. 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.

  7. Rebecca Mead - Wednesday, January 29, 2014  →

    livefromthenypl:

    "One of the many treasures of The New York Public Library is a notebook used by George Eliot right around the time that she was writing Middlemarch. Having the chance to look at this notebook—to turn the pages she had turned, to see the scratch of her pen and even the occasional print of her…

  8. LIVE from the NYPL: Rebecca Mead's Life in Middlemarch →

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    A passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. For Rebecca Mead, that book was George Eliot’s Middlemarch, which she first read as a young woman in an English coastal town, and reread regularly throughout her life. In My…

  9. Tickets to LIVE from the NYPL's event Exploring The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records sold out…well, if you’ll excuse the pun, in record time. If you weren’t one of the lucky few to snag tickets, you’re still in luck: we’ll be LIVEstreaming (another pun, sorry) the entire program tonight on our YouTube page (link above). Tune in at 7pm sharp to hear Jack White, Dean and Scott Blackwood, Daphne A. Brooks, and Greil Marcus talk about how this Wisconsin chair company managed to build one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled in just 15 years. 

  10. Not sure what’s best about this Times’ T Magazine feature on authors and the rooms where they write: the photos, or what the writers have to say about their spaces. Pictured above is Jesmyn Ward, author of Salvage the Bones and the memoir Men We Reaped, and upcoming LIVE from the NYPL guest. “I don’t understand why the rest of my house is fairly spartan,” she says, “and yet the room I intend to write in is burdened by everything I need to do one day.” The rest of what she has to say about her space is a mini masterpiece. Read it - along with what Jonathan Lethem, Julian Barnes, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edwidge Danticat, and Richard Dawkins have to say about their spaces - here.

    Not sure what’s best about this Times’ T Magazine feature on authors and the rooms where they write: the photos, or what the writers have to say about their spaces. Pictured above is Jesmyn Ward, author of Salvage the Bones and the memoir Men We Reaped, and upcoming LIVE from the NYPL guest. “I don’t understand why the rest of my house is fairly spartan,” she says, “and yet the room I intend to write in is burdened by everything I need to do one day.” The rest of what she has to say about her space is a mini masterpiece. Read it - along with what Jonathan Lethem, Julian Barnes, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edwidge Danticat, and Richard Dawkins have to say about their spaces - here.