1. Happy Caturday! Our #ireadeverywhere campaign has been going just purrrrfectly, with thousands of people - including Jim Parsons, Neil Gaiman, Mindy Kaling, Cookie Monster and Hillary Clinton - participating and sharing their love of reading with the world. We’ve also been getting our fair share of feline photos, including one from best-selling author Dan Brown, and this one from our friends at Reading Rainbow (which has been posting tons of amazing stuff, including a photo from host Levar Burton) - this photo of their graphic designer Luci reading with her kitty. Happy Caturday! And send pics of yourself (and your cat) reading! 

    Happy Caturday! Our #ireadeverywhere campaign has been going just purrrrfectly, with thousands of people - including Jim ParsonsNeil GaimanMindy KalingCookie Monster and Hillary Clinton - participating and sharing their love of reading with the world. We’ve also been getting our fair share of feline photos, including one from best-selling author Dan Brown, and this one from our friends at Reading Rainbow (which has been posting tons of amazing stuff, including a photo from host Levar Burton) - this photo of their graphic designer Luci reading with her kitty. Happy Caturday! And send pics of yourself (and your cat) reading! 

  2. Author Neil Gaiman reads everywhere, “but especially on trains!” There’s nothing like traveling with a good book. Have your travels taken you to any great reading spots? Show us with the hashtag #ireadeverywhere!

    Author Neil Gaiman reads everywhere, “but especially on trains!” There’s nothing like traveling with a good book. Have your travels taken you to any great reading spots? Show us with the hashtag #ireadeverywhere!

  3. We are so excited about our LIVE from the NYPL Fall 2014 season, with speakers like Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman and George Clinton! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 4th at 10:00am, but if you become a Friend of the Library you’ll get access to today’s presale, as well as receive 40% off tickets, and pay no service fees. Hurry - before tickets sell out! 

    We are so excited about our LIVE from the NYPL Fall 2014 season, with speakers like Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman and George Clinton! 

    Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 4th at 10:00am, but if you become a Friend of the Library you’ll get access to today’s presale, as well as receive 40% off tickets, and pay no service fees. Hurry - before tickets sell out! 

  4. Did you miss NYPL’s event with Neil Gaiman and Molly Oldfield on Sunday? If so, we have a treat for you! The audio recording is now available here, on the Library’s website, and iTunes U! Listen as Molly shares the story of her book The Secret Museum and the fascinating world of unique and rare items at museums and libraries around the globe, including NYPL’s collection of Dickens material from the Berg Collection of English and American Literature, followed by Neil’s dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol - using Dickens’ own edits for his readings of the novel 150 years ago. 

  5. It was a wonderful afternoon today at the house of Patience and Fortitude with the wonderful Molly Oldfield, author of The Secret Museum, and Charles Dickens the masterful Neil Gaiman. This wonderful piece of art from Sean Von Gorman beautifully captures the author reading A Christmas Carol using Dickens’ own edits and prompts from 150 years ago!  

    It was a wonderful afternoon today at the house of Patience and Fortitude with the wonderful Molly Oldfield, author of The Secret Museum, and Charles Dickens the masterful Neil Gaiman. This wonderful piece of art from Sean Von Gorman beautifully captures the author reading A Christmas Carol using Dickens’ own edits and prompts from 150 years ago!  

  6. Sunday! Charles Dickens & A Christmas Carol with Neil Gaiman and Molly Oldfield

    This Sunday, December 15, acclaimed author Neil Gaiman will present a memorable reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - with the edits made by the great author in his own hand for his own readings 150 years ago! Plus, Molly Oldfield, consummate researcher and author of The Secret Museum, will share some unique items and interesting objects found in NYPL’s collection of Dickens material in the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. It’s an event Dickens’ fans won’t want to miss! Reserve free tickets here

  7. Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman - brilliant writer, library supporter, and, in honor of Caturday, cat lover. Gaiman has Tweeted photos and written many blog entries about his cats, including the late, great Zoe, the cute kitty pictured here with Neil. Gaiman is also a major supporter of libraries - when we asked him to give us a quote for library card sign-up month (check out the full campaign, which includes inspirational library quotes from Anne Rice, Bill Cosby, Mario Batali, Woody Allen and more), he shared this gem (a known Gaiman quote): “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” Rock on, Neil, and happy Caturday to all of you. Looking for something to do today? How about checking out one of Gaiman’s books from NYPL?

    Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman - brilliant writer, library supporter, and, in honor of Caturday, cat lover. Gaiman has Tweeted photos and written many blog entries about his cats, including the late, great Zoe, the cute kitty pictured here with Neil. Gaiman is also a major supporter of libraries - when we asked him to give us a quote for library card sign-up month (check out the full campaign, which includes inspirational library quotes from Anne Rice, Bill Cosby, Mario Batali, Woody Allen and more), he shared this gem (a known Gaiman quote): “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” Rock on, Neil, and happy Caturday to all of you. Looking for something to do today? How about checking out one of Gaiman’s books from NYPL?

  8. "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."
— Neil Gaiman

    "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."

    — Neil Gaiman

  9. Librarians go viral! This amazing quote is printed on a carpet at the Gungahlin Library in Australia. The folks at Duke University Medical Center Library posted it to their Facebook page, where it got picked up and reposted by best-selling author Neil Gaiman, library lover and source of the quote. Authors, libraries, librarians - it’s perfect!

    Librarians go viral! This amazing quote is printed on a carpet at the Gungahlin Library in Australia. The folks at Duke University Medical Center Library posted it to their Facebook page, where it got picked up and reposted by best-selling author Neil Gaiman, library lover and source of the quote. Authors, libraries, librarians - it’s perfect!