1. Today is the Fort Washington Library’s 100th birthday! NYPL and friends had a great day on Saturday celebrating the centennial of the Fort Washington Library. We look forward to the next 100 years!

    Today is the Fort Washington Library’s 100th birthday! NYPL and friends had a great day on Saturday celebrating the centennial of the Fort Washington Library. We look forward to the next 100 years!

  2. 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!

  3. Beware of Zombies: The Grim Origins of Washington Square Park →

  4. 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.

  5. 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.   

  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. Tonight at 7pmat The NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building we will have the special free program HOW TO ACT UP. Learn the nuts and bolts of grassroots political activism from current and former members of the historic AIDS advocacy group ACT UP. Veteran activists will share their experience with outreach, planning demonstrations, working with media, and civil disobedience. To attend you can register online or e-mail Jason Baumann at JasonBaumann@nypl.org
This program is in conjunction with the fantastic exhibition WHY WE FIGHT: REMEMBERING AIDS ACTIVISM currently on display through April 6 at the Schwarzman Building. 

    Tonight at 7pmat The NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building we will have the special free program HOW TO ACT UP. Learn the nuts and bolts of grassroots political activism from current and former members of the historic AIDS advocacy group ACT UP. Veteran activists will share their experience with outreach, planning demonstrations, working with media, and civil disobedience. To attend you can register online or e-mail Jason Baumann at JasonBaumann@nypl.org

    This program is in conjunction with the fantastic exhibition WHY WE FIGHT: REMEMBERING AIDS ACTIVISM currently on display through April 6 at the Schwarzman Building. 

  9. Happy 81st Birthday to Radio City Music Hall which opened today in 1932. This image - taken from our Digital Gallery - is of the iconic building from 1934. You can check out several books and materials related to Radio City Music Hall that can be found at branches of The New York Public Library throughout the system.

    Happy 81st Birthday to Radio City Music Hall which opened today in 1932. This image - taken from our Digital Gallery - is of the iconic building from 1934. You can check out several books and materials related to Radio City Music Hall that can be found at branches of The New York Public Library throughout the system.

  10. 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!!!