Tag Archives: New York Public Library

Library Inside Out

This week the New York Public Library opened its always popular summer outdoor reading room on the Fifth Avenue plaza near 40th street in the heart of Manhattan. “The outdoor Reading Room 2015: Read Everywhere!” is open daily 10AM to … Continue reading

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Fun With Dones

San Franciscan Nate Bolt must have some influential friends at the New York Public Library. Either that, or he’s a real fast talker, because someone allowed him to fly a drone equipped with a GoPro camera around the iconic Stephen … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles

I was happy to hear the news that the New York Public Library has partnered with the Grammy Museum in L.A. to stage a new multimedia exhibition called “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles !” . Timed to commemorated the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Ask A Librarian

Many thanks to Jessica Finger from noodle.org for this neat infographic (see below). Created in partnership with Betsy Bird, the New York Public Library‘s Youth Materials Collection Specialist, it covers some of the best children’s books of 2013. If you … Continue reading

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Big Books

This summer, the Main Branch of the famed New York Public Library is featuring a wonderful book art installation by artist/designer Kelli Anderson and book blogger Maria Popova (Brain Pickings) . Titled “Big Books made of paper”, the fantastic installation … Continue reading

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Where Will They Put The Lions

When it opens in 2015 the new 53rd street branch of the New York Public Library will occupy the three lower floors of a condo-hotel being developed by the Starwood Group and Baccarat Crystal co.. The $20 library is being designed by TEN … Continue reading

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Little Free Libraries

In the winter of 2013, PEN, alongside the Architectural League of New York and IDEAS CITY Festival, commissioned ten emerging architects to design their take on the idea of the Little Free Library. On May 4, the ten little libraries … Continue reading

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The Key to Character

In celebration of the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth, the New York Public Library has opened a wonderful, special exhibition called “Charles Dickens: The Key to Character”. Running through January 27, 2013, and held in the iconic Stephen A. Schwartzman … Continue reading

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It’s Alive !

Last week, the New York Public Library‘s Biblion: The Boundless Library digital series released a fantastic free iPad app based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein. The intuitive, interactive app features a treasure trove of materials from the NYPL’s Pforzheim … Continue reading

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Salman Rushdie Hates The Plan

Author Salman Rushdie, along with more than 700 writers, scholars, publishers and artists, has sent a scathing letter to the President of the New York Public Library (see below) protesting the city’s $300 million restructuring plan for the flagship 42nd Street … Continue reading

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