February172014
Happy Presidents’ Day! All NYPL locations are closed today in observance of the holiday. 
Who’s your favorite president? You can find many more presidential portraits in the NYPL Digital Gallery.
Image [Portraits of presidents Lincoln, Washington and Grant] from the Mid-Manhattan Library Picture Collection.

Happy Presidents’ Day! All NYPL locations are closed today in observance of the holiday. 

Who’s your favorite president? You can find many more presidential portraits in the NYPL Digital Gallery.

Image [Portraits of presidents Lincoln, Washington and Grant] from the Mid-Manhattan Library Picture Collection.

February142014
nypl:

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!

nypl:

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!

12PM
nypl:

Wishing all our lovely followers a very happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate we present a few words from the 1892 ballad Dearest, “sung with immense success by Laura Schirmer Mapleson” in the opera comique Fadette. And now, for your enjoyment - the lyrics composed by B. B. Vallentine (we kid you not):
O dearest! O dearest!Words can never tell…How strong my love, how pure and true,you dearest, yes dearest tho’ I love you wellI’d have you love me as I love you,Love me too… as I love you,You know I love you well, you know I love you well….Ah! Love me too.

nypl:

Wishing all our lovely followers a very happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate we present a few words from the 1892 ballad Dearest, “sung with immense success by Laura Schirmer Mapleson” in the opera comique Fadette. And now, for your enjoyment - the lyrics composed by B. B. Vallentine (we kid you not):

O dearest! O dearest!
Words can never tell…
How strong my love, how pure and true,
you dearest, yes dearest tho’ I love you well
I’d have you love me as I love you,
Love me too… as I love you,
You know I love you well, you know I love you well….
Ah! Love me too.

February42014
schomburgcenter:

Civil rights activists Rosa Parks is quoted as saying that she’d “like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” Today we remember the legacy of Ms. Parks who was born on this day, February 4, 1913.

schomburgcenter:

Civil rights activists Rosa Parks is quoted as saying that she’d “like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” Today we remember the legacy of Ms. Parks who was born on this day, February 4, 1913.

January312014
HAPPY YEAR OF THE HORSE!
We wish you good health, happy family, and all the best in this new lunar year!
We have some suggestions for websites for our English Conversation Hour participants - and anyone else learning English. Learn more about the holiday while you practice English!
This talking story from The British Council explains Chinese New Year traditions in a way that is easy for both children and adult learners to understand. "My Favorite Day of the Year"
This Voice of America (VOA) news video shows how people in different Asian countries are celebrating the lunar new year: "Asians Usher in Lunar New Year."
The CNN website has a photo slideshow that explains “11 Things to Know About Lunar New Year.”
You can read more about Chinese New Year on the History.com website. There are articles about the traditional New Year and the Ancient Chinese calendar, too. 
And finally, we found this great infographic showing “50 Unbelievable Facts About Chinese New Year” from the Giraffe Childcare Dublin blog, thanks to Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day.

The picture “Horses” at the beginning of this post is from the Picture Collection at the Mid-Manhattan Library.

HAPPY YEAR OF THE HORSE!

We wish you good health, happy family, and all the best in this new lunar year!

We have some suggestions for websites for our English Conversation Hour participants - and anyone else learning English. Learn more about the holiday while you practice English!

This talking story from The British Council explains Chinese New Year traditions in a way that is easy for both children and adult learners to understand. "My Favorite Day of the Year"

This Voice of America (VOA) news video shows how people in different Asian countries are celebrating the lunar new year: "Asians Usher in Lunar New Year."

The CNN website has a photo slideshow that explains “11 Things to Know About Lunar New Year.”

You can read more about Chinese New Year on the History.com website. There are articles about the traditional New Year and the Ancient Chinese calendar, too. 

And finally, we found this great infographic showing “50 Unbelievable Facts About Chinese New Year” from the Giraffe Childcare Dublin blog, thanks to Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day.


50 Unbelievable Facts About Chinese New Year

The picture “Horses” at the beginning of this post is from the Picture Collection at the Mid-Manhattan Library.

January112014
schomburgcenter:

THE BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL IS BACK IN 2014: Join Schomburg Education and the Junior Scholars for the Schomburg’s 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival on Saturday, January 18 from 12pm - 5pm. All ages! Free!Register here

schomburgcenter:

THE BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL IS BACK IN 2014: Join Schomburg Education and the Junior Scholars for the Schomburg’s 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival on Saturday, January 18 from 12pm - 5pm. All ages! Free!

Register here

January32014
From today’s Writer’s Almanac: “It was on this day in 1882 that the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde docked in New York. Customs asked him if he had anything to declare. Oscar Wilde replied, ‘Nothing but my genius.’”
New Yorkers were clamoring for Oscar Wilde’s Poems in January 1882. See what else people were reading then in this Gilded Age New York Reading List.
Photo of Oscar Wilde from the Billy Rose Theater Collection photograph file in the NYPL Digital Collections.

From today’s Writer’s Almanac: “It was on this day in 1882 that the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde docked in New York. Customs asked him if he had anything to declare. Oscar Wilde replied, ‘Nothing but my genius.’”

New Yorkers were clamoring for Oscar Wilde’s Poems in January 1882. See what else people were reading then in this Gilded Age New York Reading List.

Photo of Oscar Wilde from the Billy Rose Theater Collection photograph file in the NYPL Digital Collections.

January12014
Happy New Year from the Mid-Manhattan Library! We hope you’ll come see us in 2014. 
Find more fun, vintage holiday postcards from the Mid-Manhattan Art & Picture Collection in the NYPL Digital Collections. 

Happy New Year from the Mid-Manhattan Library! We hope you’ll come see us in 2014. 

Find more fun, vintage holiday postcards from the Mid-Manhattan Art & Picture Collection in the NYPL Digital Collections

December252013
Happy Holidays! All NYPL locations are closed today for the Christmas holiday. We’ll be open regular hours tomorrow. We hope you enjoy the day!
You can find lots more vintage holiday cards like this one from the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection in the NYPL Digital Gallery 24/7. Happy browsing!

Happy Holidays! All NYPL locations are closed today for the Christmas holiday. We’ll be open regular hours tomorrow. We hope you enjoy the day!

You can find lots more vintage holiday cards like this one from the Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection in the NYPL Digital Gallery 24/7. Happy browsing!

December192013
From the NYPL Digital Gallery: General Motors - Futurama - Norman Bel Geddes with man looking at model.
Come hear Donald Albrecht of the Museum of the City of New York give a talk on Norman Bel Geddes Designs America tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-Manhattan Library.

From the NYPL Digital GalleryGeneral Motors - Futurama - Norman Bel Geddes with man looking at model.

Come hear Donald Albrecht of the Museum of the City of New York give a talk on Norman Bel Geddes Designs America tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-Manhattan Library.

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