1. It’s not too late to spread love with one of our NYPL Valentine’s Day eCards. Send your loved ones an email that’s sure to bring a smile to their faces!

    It’s not too late to spread love with one of our NYPL Valentine’s Day eCards. Send your loved ones an email that’s sure to bring a smile to their faces!

  2. Breakwater rocks gleam under frost /Like carcasses of drowned oxen /I am afraid of beginning to loveA new poem from one of the finalists who participated in NYPL’s recent poetry contest, in honor of National Poetry Month. Browse more little poems here. 

    Breakwater rocks gleam under frost /
    Like carcasses of drowned oxen /
    I am afraid of beginning to love

    A new poem from one of the finalists who participated in NYPL’s recent poetry contest, in honor of National Poetry Month. Browse more little poems here

  3. ROAR! Share a pic of your little lion striking their best library pose, Patience and Fortitude style! We’ll share your photos on our new Pinterest board Little Lions, and perhaps an image will be chosen for a special Caturday edition. (Don’t forget to tag it Little Lion / #NYPLLittleLion).

    ROAR! Share a pic of your little lion striking their best library pose, Patience and Fortitude style! We’ll share your photos on our new Pinterest board Little Lions, and perhaps an image will be chosen for a special Caturday edition. (Don’t forget to tag it Little Lion / #NYPLLittleLion).

  4. Here’s a simple way to show you love your Library this Valentine’s Day… reblog our love-infused logo!

    Here’s a simple way to show you love your Library this Valentine’s Day… reblog our love-infused logo!

  5. Happy Valentine’s Day! This very cute card designed by artist Elizabeth Curtis was originally published in 1903 and is now in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Want to see more old fashioned Valentine’s Day cards? We have plenty in our Digital Gallery.

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This very cute card designed by artist Elizabeth Curtis was originally published in 1903 and is now in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Want to see more old fashioned Valentine’s Day cards? We have plenty in our Digital Gallery.

  6. "Dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria!" Yes, love and harmony are in the air for Caturday. In honor of rapidly approaching Valentine’s Day, here’s an image of an adorable kitten who seemingly hearts a cute dog. And the feeling is clearly mutual. Everyone now … "Awwww." This drawing was originally printed in The Illustrated London News in 1867 and is now in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. And it gave us an excuse to quote the movie “Ghostbusters,” which was filmed at our landmark building! What a great Caturday!

    "Dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria!" Yes, love and harmony are in the air for Caturday. In honor of rapidly approaching Valentine’s Day, here’s an image of an adorable kitten who seemingly hearts a cute dog. And the feeling is clearly mutual. Everyone now … "Awwww." This drawing was originally printed in The Illustrated London News in 1867 and is now in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. And it gave us an excuse to quote the movie “Ghostbusters,” which was filmed at our landmark building! What a great Caturday!

  7. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! Are you thinking about love? We are, because it’s one of the topics of the Radioactive exhibition up at our main building on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. The full name of the exhibition is Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, and seeing this free exhibit would be a fantastic part of a cheap date for science geeks. We know this.

    Here’s a video from the Radioactive exhibition website; its an animation by Maayan Tzuriel, based on the drawings of Lauren Redniss. Chopin’s “Ballade No. 4” is performed by Martha Kato. It’s one of four videos produced by students at Parsons the New School for Design in collaboration with NYPL and Redniss for the Radioactive exhibit, book, and website. Appropriately, the title of the video is “The Instability of Matter.”

  8. The Radioactive website is hot! →

    Check out the brand spankin’ new website for the Radioactive exhibition! It is a collaboration between The New York Public Library and Parsons the New School for Design. Fourteen Parsons students and their teacher, Lauren Redniss (author, artist, Former Cullman Center Fellow) worked with the NYPL to create this interactive, online exhibit in conjunction with the Radioactive exhibition now up at the Library on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. Animations about love and science; a Raidon Game, and a virtual way to make cyanotypes all await you!