1. Beloved Children’s Writer and Artist Eric Carle To Sign Books At NYPL!

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    Are we excited at NYPL? Yes we are. Because Eric Carle, the beloved creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a host of other best-selling children’s works, will be signing copies of his new book, Friends, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street on Sept. 30!

    The upbeat picture book by the acclaimed author and artist centers around a spunky young boy who braves currents, mountains, and rain before, finally, reuniting with a friend who moved away.

    The book – published by Penguin Group USA – is not in stores until November 19, but a limited number will be available for purchase exclusively at The Library Shop during the signing, which will take place in Astor Hall, right through the Library’s Fifth Avenue entrance. Books are first come, first served. 

    Carle will sign other books - also available for purchase at the Library Shop - but there is a three-book limit. You can find more info on this event here. Hope to see you! And when you come, be sure to check out our exhibition in the same building, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. Eric Carle is featured, The Times says it’s great, and it’s free!

  2. We  fashion! Yesterday, we were joined by award-winning designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte and acclaimed photographer Catherine Opie to discuss their latest collaboration - a monograph of exquisite design, featuring the designs of Rodarte, the portraiture of Catherine Opie, and the landscapes of Alec Soth. 

    Simply Stunning!

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    Behind the Scenes: Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte and Catherine Opie Book Talk/Signing at the New York Public Library

  3. Cool Book-Related Event: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Cast

    The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series is one of the Library’s most popular amongst kids, so we’re letting our loyal patrons know about a cool event happening at the Barnes and Noble at 97 Warren Street in downtown Manhattan at 4 pm today - author Jeff Kinney and the cast of the new 20th Century Fox film “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” will be appearing and signing books. Nice, huh? If you can’t make it (or if, for shame, you haven’t read these books yet) stop by the Library and check one out!