1. Downloading NYPL e-Books

    E-books, e-audio books, digital music and videos are all available at the NYPL! To learn how to take advantage of these, there are classes today from 4-6 and next Tuesday July 30th from 4:30-6:00! Click here for details.

  2. We have a ton of new and upcoming DVD’s available to borrow! You can now reserve titles using the Library’s Catalog to pre-order upcoming July releases or catch up on June releases. A few of our July releases you can pre-order now while other are already available to borrow such as Spring Breakers, The Gatekeepers, Tyler Perry’s Temptation, and 42: The Jackie Robinson Story. Or check out some of our June releases, Warm Bodies, Identity Thief, Jack the Giant Slayer, and Oz the Great and Powerful to name a few. Be sure to reserve them online, or visit your local NYPL branch!

  3. We want to know what you’re reading! Share with us what you’re reading and see what others are reading on tumblr, facebook, twitter, google plus, and instagram! Tag your responses with #readnypl

    We want to know what you’re reading! Share with us what you’re reading and see what others are reading on tumblr, facebook, twitter, google plus, and instagram! Tag your responses with #readnypl

  4. But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.

    — 

    Ernest Hemingway

    The literary novelist, Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. Many of his works were inspired by his time as a  volunteer ambulance driver for the Red Cross during World War I where he was wounded by mortar fire. During the 1920s he lived in Paris and was part of an expatriate group of artists and writers such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound.

    Some of his most notable works include The Sun Also RisesA Farewell to Armsand The Old Man and the Sea. You can check out these novels and Hemingway’s other works at your local NYPL branch

  5. Today is Nelson Mandela International Day! In honor of this day the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is displaying a week long exhibition to celebrate Mandela’s life long dedication to human rights and social justice in South Africa and the world. For more details about the exhibit click here. 

    Today is Nelson Mandela International Day! In honor of this day the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is displaying a week long exhibition to celebrate Mandela’s life long dedication to human rights and social justice in South Africa and the world. For more details about the exhibit click here

  6. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.

    — 

    J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

    The classic novel about adolescence, The Catcher in the Rye, was published on this day 62 years ago in 1951. Be sure to visit your local NYPL branch today to check out this novel as part of your summer reading! And be sure to stop by the main branch on Fifth Ave and 42nd St. on Thursday for this month’s 'Monthly Book Discussion' which is discussing The Catcher and the Rye. 

  7. Take a break from the heat and be sure to visit the main branch on Fifth ave and 42nd St for the final week of the free exhibit, Back Tomorrow: Federico Garcia Lorca/ Poet in New York. The exhibit closes this Saturday, July 20th! For more info click here.

    Take a break from the heat and be sure to visit the main branch on Fifth ave and 42nd St for the final week of the free exhibit, Back Tomorrow: Federico Garcia Lorca/ Poet in New York. The exhibit closes this Saturday, July 20th! For more info click here.

  8. Happy National Dork Day!
Let out your inner Dork and come celebrate with us at Great Kills Branch on Staten Island at 3:30 for Dork Day giveaways, raffles, and Phineas and Ferb inspired fun! Click here for more details or read about what The New York Times has to say. 
Also be sure to visit your local branch to check out DVD’s of the ultimate dork, Steve Urkel from Family Matters!

    Happy National Dork Day!

    Let out your inner Dork and come celebrate with us at Great Kills Branch on Staten Island at 3:30 for Dork Day giveaways, raffles, and Phineas and Ferb inspired fun! Click here for more details or read about what The New York Times has to say. 

    Also be sure to visit your local branch to check out DVD’s of the ultimate dork, Steve Urkel from Family Matters!

  9. If you have visited NYPL’s main branch on Fifth Avenue and 42nd St in the past few weeks you may have noticed a colorful large apple sitting next to one of the Library’s famous lions. In honor of the MLB’s first All- Star Game to be hosted at the home of the New York Mets for the first time since 1964, this is one of 35 All-Star Apple Statues located in various locations in New York. Be sure to check out the All- Star Apple and the 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card in display at the main branch also in honor of the All Star Game!

    If you have visited NYPL’s main branch on Fifth Avenue and 42nd St in the past few weeks you may have noticed a colorful large apple sitting next to one of the Library’s famous lions. In honor of the MLB’s first All- Star Game to be hosted at the home of the New York Mets for the first time since 1964, this is one of 35 All-Star Apple Statues located in various locations in New York. Be sure to check out the All- Star Apple and the 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card in display at the main branch also in honor of the All Star Game!

  10. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

    — 

    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

    To Kill a Mockingbird was published 53 years ago today! Be sure to check out this classic children’s novel from your local NYPL branch. And, don’t forget to visit the main branch on 5th Avenue and 42nd street to see To Kill a Mockingbird and hundreds of other classic children’s books at ”The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” exhibit!