1. Tomorrow! Bronx Literary Festival at the BLC!

    Come out tomorrow to join community poets, writers, and of course, book lovers of all ages at the 2014 Bronx Literary Festival, held at the Bronx Library Center.

    The day will be chock-full of readings, workshops, and presentations—all featuring Bronx-based writers—and is sure to be an fun and informative event for readers and writers alike. So bring a friend (or two and or three!) and head uptown for what is sure to be an amazing day!

    For more information, click here.

  2. Join us tomorrow at the Bronx Library Center for its 6th annual Bronx Heroes Comic Con! The day will be filled with artist meets and talks, panels, live podcasts, and workshops. Don’t miss comic superstars like The Roach, Heavy Traffic, and Black Power, while meeting fellow comic book fans! Check out the day’s program of events here.

    Join us tomorrow at the Bronx Library Center for its 6th annual Bronx Heroes Comic Con! The day will be filled with artist meets and talks, panels, live podcasts, and workshops. Don’t miss comic superstars like The Roach, Heavy Traffic, and Black Power, while meeting fellow comic book fans! Check out the day’s program of events here.

  3. 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.   

  4. Bronx Literary Festival at the Bronx Library Center!

    Join the Bronx Library Center in celebrating the best and brightest literary talents of the borough tomorrow, Saturday, May 18th at 11am!

    Meet local authors, sit in on fiction-writing workshops and network with fellow writers, readers and Bronxites!

    Highlights of the day’s events include performances by the Edy Martinez Big Band, Peggy Robles Alvarado, Layding Lumumba Kaliba, Tony Mitchelson, Sandra Maria Esteves, and more.  


    More information can be found here.

     

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    The Today Show talks with Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice and Hunt’s Point Library patron, about growing up in the Bronx, raised by a single mother after her alcoholic father died, and describes how Nancy Drew books and “Perry Mason” inspired her to become “the most important person in the room.”

    … and Hunt’s Point Library makes an appearance as well!

  6. NYPL’s Hunts Point Library received a surprise visit today from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor! Justice Sotomayor was visiting her hometown and decided to pay a visit to her old library stomping grounds in the Bronx. The staff from the Library, along with one of our patrons, were pleased to welcome her back to the branch!

    NYPL’s Hunts Point Library received a surprise visit today from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor! Justice Sotomayor was visiting her hometown and decided to pay a visit to her old library stomping grounds in the Bronx. The staff from the Library, along with one of our patrons, were pleased to welcome her back to the branch!

  7. New “piazza” coming to Mott Haven Public Library; artist group wins approval to renovate courtyard and create a beautiful public space →