1. How To Start Your Own Food Truck! | The New York Public Library →

    Everyone loves ‘em. Heck, the Library enjoyed the culinary delights of a handful of food trucks during our Lunch Hour NYC exhibition last year. Want to own your very own food truck and fill it with your favorite concoctions? We suggest a visit this Thursday evening at SIBL with David Weber, President of the NYC Food Truck Association, an instructor at the Institute for Culinary Education, and co-founder of Rickshaw Dumplings.

  2. This intriguing snapshot is brought to you by NYPL’s Manuscripts and Archives Division, home of the Library’s 1939 World’s Fair Collection. For those who might not be able to make out the image above, our digital gallery states “National Cash Register building - Men trying to get a monkey down from giant cash register.” 
We don’t know why there was a monkey climbing the National Cash Register building. What we do know is this… 
Do not monkey around with your finances! This Friday, stop by SIBL on 34th and Madison for Financial Planning Day. It’s all day (starting at 11) and it’s FREE.

    This intriguing snapshot is brought to you by NYPL’s Manuscripts and Archives Division, home of the Library’s 1939 World’s Fair Collection. For those who might not be able to make out the image above, our digital gallery states “National Cash Register building - Men trying to get a monkey down from giant cash register.”

    We don’t know why there was a monkey climbing the National Cash Register building. What we do know is this… 

    Do not monkey around with your finances! This Friday, stop by SIBL on 34th and Madison for Financial Planning Day. It’s all day (starting at 11) and it’s FREE.

  3. We’ve decided to liven things up for this week’s flashback Friday and have a little stereogranimation via NYPL’s stereogranimator. Today’s image shows men and women hard at work making paper money at the Treasury (circa turn of the 20th Century)
Admittedly, we have a reason for sharing this image with you. Tomorrow, stop by the Science, Industry and Business Library on 34th Street and Madison Avenue. Between 11-6, you can take charge of your own money and learn from the experts at NYPL’s semi-annual Financial Empowerment Day. You may not be able to make your own money, but you can learn more about how to make it work for you.
Happy Friday!

    We’ve decided to liven things up for this week’s flashback Friday and have a little stereogranimation via NYPL’s stereogranimator. Today’s image shows men and women hard at work making paper money at the Treasury (circa turn of the 20th Century)

    Admittedly, we have a reason for sharing this image with you. Tomorrow, stop by the Science, Industry and Business Library on 34th Street and Madison Avenue. Between 11-6, you can take charge of your own money and learn from the experts at NYPL’s semi-annual Financial Empowerment Day. You may not be able to make your own money, but you can learn more about how to make it work for you.

    Happy Friday!

  4. Resolutions R Us

    Managing debt and saving money are two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions according to the US Government and NYPL is here to help you stay on the road to financial stability in 2012.

    Just a few of the programs offered throughout the library include:

    Budget - Key to improving your financial security is setting a budget and having financial goals. Visit our branches and learn the basics of financial planning.

    Planning for Retirement - if you start early, you can retire in style and enjoy your golden years. Don’t put off today where you want to be tomorrow!

    College Planning - Whether you’ve started school or are considering a degree, our classes will help you pay your way.

    Debt - If your debt is worrisome and causing you anxiety, visit the Science, Industry, and Business Library for credit crisis counseling, where a sensitive, expert adviser will arm you with the knowledge you need to pay down your debt.

    Questions - Whatever your questions or concerns, the Library hosts free hourly sessions with financial advisers to manage your money and keep you in the green.

    … and there’s so much more! Click here to review all the programs we have to offer and enjoy 2012!

  5. NYPL Wants to Help You Live Royally

    Did you take the day off for the Royal wedding? Or wake up at 4am to catch the royal festivities before heading off to work? Trying to figure out how to spend the rest of your day or even your lunch hour? How about planning for your own future?  NYPL’s Science, Industry, and Business Library has an entire day devoted to your financial security. 

    Meet with a financial counselor for a FREE 30-minute session, or check-out the Budgeting workshop at 3:15 or any of the classes and workshops offered today.

    Wow your friends and family with your financial know-how!  

    You can’t afford to miss this event! 

  6. Happy tax day! Yes, it’s today; it wasn’t Friday. You’re not late until after midnight. NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) at Madison at 34th Street if offering tax prep assistance — today’s the last day! — to make it a little bit easier for you!

    (We didn’t know that comedian and film star Groucho Marx wrote a 1942 book about tax returns, either. But that’s the book jacket above. It’s from a collection of book jackets in the Library’s General Research Division.)

  7. Two Months ‘til Tax Time

    We know this isn’t a fun thought for a Friday… but, the Library is determined that you shouldn’t suffer during tax time this year. Through April 18, the Science, Industry & Business Library has tax experts on-site to help New Yorker’s file their returns. Let us ease the burden of tax preparation; if you earn less than $48K and have a valid e-mail address, visit the library at 188 Madison Avenue. You’ll be glad you did and we’ll be glad to help! It’s a win-win for everyone!

  8. NYPL’s going global for Social Media Week, partnering with the British Library to present Live from the British Library’s Business & IP Centre: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: The Power of Social Media.

    In conjunction with tomorrow’s panel discussion, we asked Neil Infield, the Manager of the British Library’s Business & IP Centre, and Kristin McDonough, the Director of the Science, Industry, and Business Library at The New York Public Library, what libraries are doing in social media and why it’s important for them to help entrepreneurs get their social media start.

    And be sure to drop by for the panel on Wednesday at 1:15 at the Science, Industry, and Business Library

  9. Today we got some good news: the US economy added 103,000 jobs in December bringing the rate 9.4%, but even still, the jobless rate in New York State was 8.3% (for November).
You know what you can do to help: Start a business. New research indicates that the largest drivers of job growth are young companies; startups. So if you’re tired of hearing about the declining economy, do something about it and launch a startup.
So before you retreat into your apartment (because, really who in NYC has a garage to start their company in), your first stop should be NYPL’s Science, Business, & Industry Library. Check out our Small Business Resource Center, use our market research databases to build your investor decks, attend one of our seminars, run your business plan by one of our SCORE Councilors, or participate in our Business Plan Competition (if you didn’t make the cutoff for this year, you can enter next December).
So go launch your startup. The legacy you’ll leave behind won’t just be a business, but a stronger economy for everyone.
startupquote:

If you have an urge to build something that could change the world, don’t focus on the money, but the legacy you’ll leave behind.
- Alexander Tamas

    Today we got some good news: the US economy added 103,000 jobs in December bringing the rate 9.4%, but even still, the jobless rate in New York State was 8.3% (for November).

    You know what you can do to help: Start a business. New research indicates that the largest drivers of job growth are young companies; startups. So if you’re tired of hearing about the declining economy, do something about it and launch a startup.

    So before you retreat into your apartment (because, really who in NYC has a garage to start their company in), your first stop should be NYPL’s Science, Business, & Industry Library. Check out our Small Business Resource Center, use our market research databases to build your investor decks, attend one of our seminars, run your business plan by one of our SCORE Councilors, or participate in our Business Plan Competition (if you didn’t make the cutoff for this year, you can enter next December).

    So go launch your startup. The legacy you’ll leave behind won’t just be a business, but a stronger economy for everyone.

    startupquote:

    If you have an urge to build something that could change the world, don’t focus on the money, but the legacy you’ll leave behind.

    - Alexander Tamas