July152014
nypl:

Get ready for reading inspiration to strike you as you’re walking down the street! Stop by the 5th Ave windows of the Mid-Manhattan Library for summer reading suggestions posted by our staff and patrons! They’ll also be posting titles on social media using the hashtag #MMLSummerRead so make sure to follow along!

nypl:

Get ready for reading inspiration to strike you as you’re walking down the street! Stop by the 5th Ave windows of the Mid-Manhattan Library for summer reading suggestions posted by our staff and patrons! They’ll also be posting titles on social media using the hashtag #MMLSummerRead so make sure to follow along!

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.

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.

December142013
From the Mid-Manhattan Library Picture Collection: Flat-iron corner after snow storm, New York. (1905)

From the Mid-Manhattan Library Picture CollectionFlat-iron corner after snow storm, New York. (1905)

December62013
Jefferson Davis died on this day in 1889. The owner of this photograph obviously wished it had been sooner. If you look closely you’ll see that a noose made of thread has been looped through two pinholes at his neck.

Jefferson Davis died on this day in 1889. The owner of this photograph obviously wished it had been sooner. If you look closely you’ll see that a noose made of thread has been looped through two pinholes at his neck.

May112013
This summer, revisit the gritty, vital streets of 1970s New York City through key films from the era. All screenings are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served.
For more information, please visit bit.ly/nycsummer-nypl
June 5, 2013 Shaft (1971, 100 min)
June 12, 2013Klute (1971, 114 min)
June 19, 2013Super Fly (1972, 93 min)
June 27, 2013The Godfather (1972, 175 min)
July 3, 2013Across 110th Street (1972, 102 min)
July 10, 2013Serpico (1973, 130 min)
July 24, 2013Mean Streets (1973, 112 min)
July 31, 2013Three Days of the Condor (1975, 117 min)
August 7, 2013Network (1976, 121 min)
August 14, 2013Saturday Night Fever (1977, 118 min)
August 21, 2013The Warriors (1979, 92 min)

This summer, revisit the gritty, vital streets of 1970s New York City through key films from the era. All screenings are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served.

For more information, please visit bit.ly/nycsummer-nypl

June 5, 2013
Shaft (1971, 100 min)

June 12, 2013
Klute (1971, 114 min)

June 19, 2013
Super Fly (1972, 93 min)

June 27, 2013
The Godfather (1972, 175 min)

July 3, 2013
Across 110th Street (1972, 102 min)

July 10, 2013
Serpico (1973, 130 min)

July 24, 2013
Mean Streets (1973, 112 min)

July 31, 2013
Three Days of the Condor (1975, 117 min)

August 7, 2013
Network (1976, 121 min)

August 14, 2013
Saturday Night Fever (1977, 118 min)

August 21, 2013
The Warriors (1979, 92 min)

April172013

We Are New Yorkers! Happy NYC Immigrant Heritage Week!

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Happy NYC Immigrant Heritage Week! To celebrate we’ve made a book list, We Are New Yorkers: The New York Immigrant Experience in Fiction, which combines old school classics like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and Call It Sleep by Henry Roth and 21st century stories, such as Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, along with other essential immigrant fiction set at least partly in New York like Art Spiegelman’s MausJulia Alvarez’s How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Typical American by Gish Jen. 

Check out the We Are New Yorkers: The New York Immigrant Experience in Fiction list in the BiblioCommons catalog.

 

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