1. Today marks 89 years since the literary classic, The Great Gatsby was first published.
Let’s celebrate this anniversary and make F. Scott-Fitzgerald proud by stepping into a New York Public Library branch and borrowing a copy of his great work of American literature.

    Today marks 89 years since the literary classic, The Great Gatsby was first published.

    Let’s celebrate this anniversary and make F. Scott-Fitzgerald proud by stepping into a New York Public Library branch and borrowing a copy of his great work of American literature.

  2. Children's Book List: Spring is in the Air! →

  3. The NYPL wishes you a Happy Opening Day! For those of you unaware, today marks Major League Baseball’s Opening Day! No matter who you root for, the NYPL wishes you and your team the best of luck in 2014! And for all you baseball lovers who can’t get enough of just watching the games throughout the season you can check out the many books about baseball that can be found at branches throughout the entire NYPL system. You should also check out the large amount of awesome vintage baseball photographs (including the one above from Yankees Opening Day in 1923) found on the NYPL’s Digital Gallery!
PLAY BALL!

    The NYPL wishes you a Happy Opening Day! For those of you unaware, today marks Major League Baseball’s Opening Day! No matter who you root for, the NYPL wishes you and your team the best of luck in 2014! And for all you baseball lovers who can’t get enough of just watching the games throughout the season you can check out the many books about baseball that can be found at branches throughout the entire NYPL system. You should also check out the large amount of awesome vintage baseball photographs (including the one above from Yankees Opening Day in 1923) found on the NYPL’s Digital Gallery!

    PLAY BALL!

  4. In a recent blog post, Shelly Smith of NYPL’s Preservation Division describes how we keep the original Winnie-the-Pooh teddy bear that once belonged to Christopher Robin Milne, son of A. A. Milne, and the basis for the character Christopher Robin in the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh stories, safe and well tended.

You can currently find Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends on display in the exhibit The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, which has recently been extended to September 7, 2014 due to popular demand.

    In a recent blog post, Shelly Smith of NYPL’s Preservation Division describes how we keep the original Winnie-the-Pooh teddy bear that once belonged to Christopher Robin Milne, son of A. A. Milne, and the basis for the character Christopher Robin in the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh stories, safe and well tended.

    You can currently find Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends on display in the exhibit The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, which has recently been extended to September 7, 2014 due to popular demand.

  5. Happy 80th Birthday to the iconic author and activist Gloria Steinem! You can of course check out many of Ms. Steinem’s books - as well as books ABOUT Ms. Steinem - at branches throughout the NYPL system.

    Happy 80th Birthday to the iconic author and activist Gloria Steinem! You can of course check out many of Ms. Steinem’s books - as well as books ABOUT Ms. Steinem - at branches throughout the NYPL system.

  6. You’ll be truly inspired as you walk on 41st Street toward our Stephen A. Schwarzman Building… if you just look down! Here’s an image of one of the many great quotes you can find along Library Way. Be sure to follow us on our NYPL Instagram page as we share more of our favorite quotes on LibraryWayFridays. 

    You’ll be truly inspired as you walk on 41st Street toward our Stephen A. Schwarzman Building… if you just look down! Here’s an image of one of the many great quotes you can find along Library Way. Be sure to follow us on our NYPL Instagram page as we share more of our favorite quotes on LibraryWayFridays. 

  7. Interesting historical note in today’s US history. It was on this date, March 13, in the year 1639 that the great Harvard College is named after the clergyman John Harvard. While plenty has changed since 1639 - including the school’s name now known as Harvard University - the Harvard name is still around. You can check out all the books you want about John Harvard and what is now Harvard University at various branches of The New York Public Library.  

    Interesting historical note in today’s US history. It was on this date, March 13, in the year 1639 that the great Harvard College is named after the clergyman John Harvard. While plenty has changed since 1639 - including the school’s name now known as Harvard University - the Harvard name is still around. You can check out all the books you want about John Harvard and what is now Harvard University at various branches of The New York Public Library.  

  8. For those of you interested in great 1970’s films or the world of television do we have an awesome free event tonight at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 6:00pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. The New York Times Culture Reporter Dave Itzkoff stops by to discuss his latest book MAD AS HELL: THE MAKING OF NETWORK AND THE FATEFUL VISION OF THE ANGRIEST MAN IN MOVIES. Dave is no stranger to The Library for the Performing Arts as he researched much of his book by using the Paddy Chayefsky Papers that can be found within The Billy Rose Theatre Division. You can also read an article Dave wrote about the collection for The Times from 2011 here. 

    For those of you interested in great 1970’s films or the world of television do we have an awesome free event tonight at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 6:00pm in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. The New York Times Culture Reporter Dave Itzkoff stops by to discuss his latest book MAD AS HELL: THE MAKING OF NETWORK AND THE FATEFUL VISION OF THE ANGRIEST MAN IN MOVIES. Dave is no stranger to The Library for the Performing Arts as he researched much of his book by using the Paddy Chayefsky Papers that can be found within The Billy Rose Theatre Division. You can also read an article Dave wrote about the collection for The Times from 2011 here

  9. Here is something for you to do during your lunch break - NYPL kicks off an awesome new author series today. Free and open to the public, NYPL BOOKS AT NOON will take place every Wednesday at noon, from March 5 through May 7. What makes this series so cool is it takes place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall! 
Programs will last a half-hour with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The event is standing room only, so don’t think about it too much and just come on over. The series kicks off with acclaimed author and famed WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME panelist - P.J. O’Rourke. 
See you soon!  

    Here is something for you to do during your lunch break - NYPL kicks off an awesome new author series today. Free and open to the public, NYPL BOOKS AT NOON will take place every Wednesday at noon, from March 5 through May 7. What makes this series so cool is it takes place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall

    Programs will last a half-hour with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The event is standing room only, so don’t think about it too much and just come on over. The series kicks off with acclaimed author and famed WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME panelist - P.J. O’Rourke

    See you soon!  

  10. Alright alright alright! Congratulations to all the winners at last nights 86th Academy Awards arguably the biggest night of the year for movies. Three of the biggest winners last night included Dallas Buyers Club (starring Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor winner Jared Leto), Gravity (for basically all the technical awards and Alfonso Cuaron for Best Director) and of course the great 12 Years A Slave which captured the biggest award of the night Best Picture. If you still need to catch up on these three great films you can currently find them available on dvd at branches throughout the NYPL system along with most of the other nominees and winners from last night.