1. Great game (and win) last night for fellow NYC institution the NY Rangers! So what should the Philadelphia Flyers do now with all of their free time? We think their teammate has the answer right on his jersey. We have plenty of books on hockey (as well as books on golf) if they’re interested. 

    Great game (and win) last night for fellow NYC institution the NY Rangers! So what should the Philadelphia Flyers do now with all of their free time? We think their teammate has the answer right on his jersey. We have plenty of books on hockey (as well as books on golf) if they’re interested. 

  2. This gem from the the NYPL’s Map Division outlines a plan, first devised in 1911 and revisited in 1930, for a “City of New Manhattan” to be created by filling in New York’s upper harbor and subsuming Governor’s Island (presumably Ellis Island and Liberty Island too) in the process. In a boastful or optimistic flourish, the red sections by Battery Park represent lots that had already been sold. The black stripe running down the center is a three-tiered transportation artery: train tracks on the bottom, lanes for cars in the middle, and an airplane landing strip on the top. At least it would have been nice to have all those extra tunnels to Jersey, Brooklyn, and Staten Island though, no?

    This gem from the the NYPL’s Map Division outlines a plan, first devised in 1911 and revisited in 1930, for a “City of New Manhattan” to be created by filling in New York’s upper harbor and subsuming Governor’s Island (presumably Ellis Island and Liberty Island too) in the process. In a boastful or optimistic flourish, the red sections by Battery Park represent lots that had already been sold. The black stripe running down the center is a three-tiered transportation artery: train tracks on the bottom, lanes for cars in the middle, and an airplane landing strip on the top. At least it would have been nice to have all those extra tunnels to Jersey, Brooklyn, and Staten Island though, no?

  3. The New York Public Library is partnering with World Book Night to celebrate the wonderful world of reading. During the worldwide event, taking place on Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23, authors and 25,000 volunteers participating in World Book Night U.S. give away books to people who don’t regularly read or don’t have access to printed books.
The New York Public Library will be hosting an author event in honor of the special day on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room located on the third floor. Listen to the group of acclaimed authors that will be discussing their love of books and libraries. They include Malcolm Gladwell, Garrison Keillor, Walter Dean Myers, Tobias Wolff, and Esmeralda Santiago among others. 

    The New York Public Library is partnering with World Book Night to celebrate the wonderful world of reading. During the worldwide event, taking place on Shakespeare’s birthday on April 23, authors and 25,000 volunteers participating in World Book Night U.S. give away books to people who don’t regularly read or don’t have access to printed books.

    The New York Public Library will be hosting an author event in honor of the special day on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room located on the third floor. Listen to the group of acclaimed authors that will be discussing their love of books and libraries. They include Malcolm GladwellGarrison Keillor, Walter Dean MyersTobias Wolff, and Esmeralda Santiago among others. 

  4. You’ll be truly inspired as you walk on 41st Street toward our Stephen A. Schwarzman Building… if you just look down! Here’s an image of one of the many great quotes you can find along Library Way. Be sure to follow us on our NYPL Instagram page as we share more of our favorite quotes on LibraryWayFridays. 

    You’ll be truly inspired as you walk on 41st Street toward our Stephen A. Schwarzman Building… if you just look down! Here’s an image of one of the many great quotes you can find along Library Way. Be sure to follow us on our NYPL Instagram page as we share more of our favorite quotes on LibraryWayFridays. 

  5. Let’s play! There are only a couple days left to enjoy Play Things: 600 Years of Games and Other Merriments, an exhibition that explores the long and varied tradition of how works on paper not only participated in but actively facilitated conditions of playfulness. From early paper dolls, to kites, word games, photos, and optical illusions, the exhibition invites you to literally play and interact with some materials, and engage with other artifacts in a more figuratively playful way. 
Play Things is on display through Sunday, March 16 in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building’s Print and Stokes Gallery. 

    Let’s play! There are only a couple days left to enjoy Play Things: 600 Years of Games and Other Merriments, an exhibition that explores the long and varied tradition of how works on paper not only participated in but actively facilitated conditions of playfulness. From early paper dolls, to kites, word games, photos, and optical illusions, the exhibition invites you to literally play and interact with some materials, and engage with other artifacts in a more figuratively playful way. 

    Play Things is on display through Sunday, March 16 in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building’s Print and Stokes Gallery

  6. Here is something for you to do during your lunch break - NYPL kicks off an awesome new author series today. Free and open to the public, NYPL BOOKS AT NOON will take place every Wednesday at noon, from March 5 through May 7. What makes this series so cool is it takes place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall! 
Programs will last a half-hour with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The event is standing room only, so don’t think about it too much and just come on over. The series kicks off with acclaimed author and famed WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME panelist - P.J. O’Rourke. 
See you soon!  

    Here is something for you to do during your lunch break - NYPL kicks off an awesome new author series today. Free and open to the public, NYPL BOOKS AT NOON will take place every Wednesday at noon, from March 5 through May 7. What makes this series so cool is it takes place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall

    Programs will last a half-hour with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The event is standing room only, so don’t think about it too much and just come on over. The series kicks off with acclaimed author and famed WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME panelist - P.J. O’Rourke

    See you soon!  

  7. In the spirit of our love for food and upcomingModern Art Cookbook: Art and Food Series Event, we thought we’d share this berrylicious image of A Carload of Mammoth Strawberries and hope that it inspires you to take part in our NYPL Food Challenge! We are asking our followers to step into their kitchens and have some fun using David Hockney’s Strawberry Cake recipe (as seen above). Be sure to post your final results on your Tumblr page and share them with us here at NYPL by using #NYPLFoodChallenge. We can’t wait to see your strawberry cakes and hope you enjoy!

    Also, join us at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesday, February 26th as author and food historian Andrew F. Smith,poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum, and author and art historian Mary Ann Caws come together for a conversation centering on the newly published The Modern Art CookbookWe will be giving away a free copy of The Modern Cookbook to the first person that attends our Art & Food Series and asks a question to our guest speakers during the Q&A portion of the event. Be sure to mention our Tumblr post!

  8. "Ladies and gentlemen…The Beatles!" 
That’s what Ed Sullivan famously said when he introduced America to four lads from Liverpool in February 1964. It’s also the name of the new free multimedia Beatles exhibition on display now through May 10 at The Library for the Performing Arts. Come see rare artifacts and memorabilia, take a virtual drum lesson from Ringo, and share your own Beatles remembrances in the oral history recording booth. 
Want more Beatles? Check out free Beatles-related programs and screenings coming up at The Library for the Performing Arts throughout the spring. More info at nypl.org/thebeatles 
Photo: Publicity still from A Hard Day’s Night (1964). 

    "Ladies and gentlemen…The Beatles!" 

    That’s what Ed Sullivan famously said when he introduced America to four lads from Liverpool in February 1964. It’s also the name of the new free multimedia Beatles exhibition on display now through May 10 at The Library for the Performing Arts. Come see rare artifacts and memorabilia, take a virtual drum lesson from Ringo, and share your own Beatles remembrances in the oral history recording booth. 

    Want more Beatles? Check out free Beatles-related programs and screenings coming up at The Library for the Performing Arts throughout the spring. More info at nypl.org/thebeatles 

    Photo: Publicity still from A Hard Day’s Night (1964). 

  9. 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.   

  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!