1. Mexican pop star Thalia stopped by NYPL yesterday to celebrate the release of her new children’s book, Chupie, The Binky That Returned Home. After her reading, she popped downstairs to Astor Hall and snapped this gorgeous photo of herself at NYPL’s photobooth. You can get your picture taken at one of our photo booths too. Stop by today and let us know about your visit!

    Mexican pop star Thalia stopped by NYPL yesterday to celebrate the release of her new children’s book, Chupie, The Binky That Returned Home. After her reading, she popped downstairs to Astor Hall and snapped this gorgeous photo of herself at NYPL’s photobooth. You can get your picture taken at one of our photo booths too. Stop by today and let us know about your visit!

  2. Translation? Interpretation? Mediation? What do we mean when we talk about art? 

    Join us tomorrow when art historians Robert Atkins and Raphael Rubinstein and artists Pablo Helguera and Mireia Sentís for a wide-ranging discussion of the relationship between art and language, and the thorny task of choosing the words to encapsulate the last quarter-century of contemporary art. This event celebrates the publication of the revised and updated twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Atkins’s best-selling ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present.

  3. There are only a few more days until Halloween! Still unsure of what to wear? Our Digital Gallery has inspiration enough for all of you, but if you need a little help, here are a few ideas to get you started.

  4. Having difficulty figuring out what to do costume-wise this Halloween? No need to fear, NYPL has got you covered. We took a trip to our Digital Gallery and found some inspiring possibilities. Today, we’re going to share our list of notable notables. There’s Teddy Roosevelt, Mae West, and our favorite Paul Newman. 

    There are quite a few we couldn’t add here due to space constraints, but we encourage you to check out Lillian Gish, James Dean, even Christopher Walken among many others. 

  5. The early 20th century saw a mania for panoramic group photographs, some encompassing hundreds of people and spanning a full 360 degrees. Celebrated in a new book, The Big Picture: America in Panorama, the panoramic photo is an ostensibly faithful record that can blur the line between fact and fiction. Join editor Josh Sapan and critic Luc Sante next Wednesday as they discuss these astonishing images and show examples of some of their favorites.

    The early 20th century saw a mania for panoramic group photographs, some encompassing hundreds of people and spanning a full 360 degrees. Celebrated in a new book, The Big Picture: America in Panorama, the panoramic photo is an ostensibly faithful record that can blur the line between fact and fiction. Join editor Josh Sapan and critic Luc Sante next Wednesday as they discuss these astonishing images and show examples of some of their favorites.

  6. Join us tomorrow at Mid-Manhattan Library when artist Liz Sales and internationally renowned photographer Adam Fuss discuss awakening nineteenth-century photographic traditions as a means of  rediscovering photography as well as the work Sales created for her site-specific exhibitions The Eye’s Mind as part of Photo Walls in Picture Collectionand Art in the Windowsexhibition series.

    Examples of Liz Sales nineteenth-century photographic traditions included here. Gorgeous, aren’t they?

  7. Podcast: This Is the Day - The March on Washington →

    This Spring NYPL welcomed Michael Eric Dyson, Paul Farber, Eli Reed, Jamel Shabazz, Deborah Willis and Brigitte Freed to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building to celebrate the photography of Leonard Freed. Freed photographed the March on Washington 50 years ago and his work is featured in a new book, This is The Day.

    A podcast of the event is available online! 

  8. This photo of Grand Army Plaza was taken exactly 35 years ago today, shot by Dinanda Nooney from 1 Plaza Street in Park Slope on Aug. 24, 1978. It is one of hundreds of photographs from Nooney’s "At Home In Brooklyn" series, which is in the Library’s Art, Prints and Photographs division and documents almost 200 families or individuals in their Brooklyn homes in the late 1970s. 

    This photo of Grand Army Plaza was taken exactly 35 years ago today, shot by Dinanda Nooney from 1 Plaza Street in Park Slope on Aug. 24, 1978. It is one of hundreds of photographs from Nooney’s "At Home In Brooklyn" series, which is in the Library’s Art, Prints and Photographs division and documents almost 200 families or individuals in their Brooklyn homes in the late 1970s. 

  9. nycgov:

Today’s #LoveNYC photo is from contest judge Billy Parrott, Managing Librarian of the Mid-Manhattan Art and Picture Collection at The New York Public Library, showcasing what he loves about New York City.
Pictured here is a current photo exhibition at the Reading Room on the third floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library that features every NYPL branch library.

"The New York Public Library’s Picture Collection at Mid-Manhattan Library holds millions of items that have inspired New York City’s large community of artists and students for nearly a century. I am looking forward to participating in this year’s #LoveNYC Photo Contest and the opportunity to rediscover our iconic city through the photographs of my fellow New Yorkers."
- Billy Parrott

Your winning #LoveNYC photo could be displayed in a digital exhibition at The New York Public Library in September. Just snap a photo of NYC, tag it with #LoveNYC and tweet it by this Sunday, August 18 to enter our Instagram photo contest. 

    nycgov:

    Today’s #LoveNYC photo is from contest judge Billy Parrott, Managing Librarian of the Mid-Manhattan Art and Picture Collection at The New York Public Library, showcasing what he loves about New York City.

    Pictured here is a current photo exhibition at the Reading Room on the third floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library that features every NYPL branch library.

    "The New York Public Library’s Picture Collection at Mid-Manhattan Library holds millions of items that have inspired New York City’s large community of artists and students for nearly a century. I am looking forward to participating in this year’s #LoveNYC Photo Contest and the opportunity to rediscover our iconic city through the photographs of my fellow New Yorkers."

    - Billy Parrott

    Your winning #LoveNYC photo could be displayed in a digital exhibition at The New York Public Library in September. Just snap a photo of NYC, tag it with #LoveNYC and tweet it by this Sunday, August 18 to enter our Instagram photo contest

  10. We all have great memories about our library–the favorite book series we checked out when we were young, pictures we drew during a class, or how we used the quiet space for study and research. Now, visitors of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and Mid-Manhattan Library can share how they use the Library in NYPL’s new photo booth. Check out our fun photo booth album and be sure to stop by the booths on your next visit.