Library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou Reed
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed.
The library acquired the archive after performance artist and...
Suburban Chicago librarian wins national award
ALGONQUIN, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago librarian has won a national "I Love My Librarian Award" for her commitment to education and lifelong learning.
Lindsey Tomsu is teen librarian at the Algonquin Area Public Library District. She is one of only 10 librarians nationally to be recognized by the American Library Association.
Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial
NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth had it all planned.
"Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service," his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds Tuesday during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library. The author of "American Pastoral," ''Portnoy's Complaint" and other celebrated novels was as precise about his death, Conarroe explained, as he had been about his life and work.
Kate Spade, the company, honors Kate Spade, the fashion icon
NEW YORK (AP) — A rosy hue washed over a room at the New York Public Library as models wearing vibrant pinks, greens and blues followed a winding silver line of glitter on a pink carpet. The shimmering line was an homage to late designer Kate Spade at the New York Fashion Week show of her former brand.
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, scholars have wanted to get a closer look at unpublished sections of a towering 20th century book, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," including cut chapters that may have contained some of the most explosive thoughts of the African-American firebrand assassinated in 1965.
They may get their chance after an auction on Thursday, when a manuscript of an unpublished chapter, titled "The Negro," was sold by Guernsey's auction house for $7,000.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library is beginning construction on a new study and research room that will house 1,800 books and three portraits that philanthropist Brooke Astor willed to the library after her death at age 105 in 2007.
Library officials say they will begin construction on the Lenox and Astor Room on the second floor of the main library building next month. The room is named after the library's two founders, James Lenox and John Jacob Astor.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle-based Museum of Pop Culture is looking to expand to New York City.
The new outpost would occupy a Manhattan building that is currently home to New York Public Library's Science, Industry and Business Library.
The museum covers all aspects of pop culture with exhibits ranging from Marvel comics to horror firms to the rock band Nirvana.
Board Vice President Chris McGowan says he could also envision New York-centric exhibit topics such as Broadway and hip-hop.
10 librarians honored for community service
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's winners of the I Love My Librarian Award were honored for far more than recommending books.
NYC libraries to forgive all children’s library late fees
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City libraries have announced they plan to forgive the late fees of all children aged 17 and under in a one-time amnesty event.
Tom Brokaw, Colson Whitehead among new ‘Library Lions’
NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Michael Chabon and Colson Whitehead, former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and theater director Robert Wilson all have something in common: They have been cited by the New York Public Library as "Library Lions."
New York Public Library secures $55M gift for renovations
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has secured a $55 million donation to pay for the total renovation of the Mid-Manhattan branch library — the second largest donation in the library system's history.
The NYPL announced Wednesday that it had received the donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The library will reopen in 2020 after renovations that began this summer, when it will be rechristened as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library.
NEW YORK (AP) — After a two-year, $12 million restoration, the New York Public Library's ceiling was accidentally damaged by an electrician — forcing an evacuation of the iconic Rose Reading Room.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's transit agency has remodeled a subway train to look like the inside of the New York Public Library's historic reading room — a new promotion that also will offer free e-books to passengers.
The new "Subway Library" promotion will last for six weeks and give riders access to hundreds of e-books for free.
CHICAGO (AP) — The former New York Public Library director of exhibitions will be in charge of Barack Obama's presidential center museum.
The Obama Foundation said Wednesday that African-American history scholar Louise Bernard has been named director of the museum at the Obama Presidential Center . She will lead the design, development and operations of the museum to be built as part of the center on Chicago's South Side.
NEW YORK (AP) — The former chancellor of New York's state Board of Regents and her husband are giving $20 million to the New York Public Library.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2mK2O7s ) says the gift from Dr. Merryl H. Tisch and James S. Tisch will expand and strengthen the library's education programming.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has acquired the complete archives of Lou Reed .
The library and Reed's wife, musician Laurie Anderson, made the announcement Thursday, on what would have been his 75th birthday. The Lou Reed Archive features paper and electronic records, photos, and about 3,600 audio and 1,300 video recordings.
The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the Library has decided to adopt a new name for Harlem’s 115th Street Library. The Executive Committee of the Library's Board of Trustees voted Wednesday evening to name the branch the Harry Belafonte –115th Street Library.
Belafonte, Mantel among this year’s ‘Library Lions’
NEW YORK (AP) — Being named a "Library Lion" by the New York Public Library was one of Harry Belafonte's easier awards.
"I was pleasantly surprised when I learned about this," the activist and entertainer said Monday night during the library's annual gala in celebration of "exceptional men and women" in the arts and general culture. "I was trying to think of what I was going to say in my speech and was happy to hear that I didn't have to say anything."
Tweet NY Public Library an emoji, get a related image back
NEW YORK (AP) — While brainstorming ways to highlights it digital image archive, The New York Public Library came up with — the emoji bot.
If you tweet an emoji to NYPL Emoji Bot (@NYPLEmoji) , you will get an automatic reply with a related image from its vast digital collection.
So if you tweet clinking beer glasses, you might get a response showing two people clinking wine glasses.
Pooh returns to NY library after yearlong conservation
NEW YORK (AP) — Winnie-the-Pooh and friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga and Tigger are celebrating a new lease on their New York City life after enjoying many adventures together.
The original toys are looking refreshed after more than a year of much needed repairs by a textile conservator. They're going back on display Wednesday at the New York Public Library, where they've resided since 1987.
An English boy, Christopher Robin Milne, was their original owner. He...
Pooh returns to NY library after yearlong conservation
NEW YORK (AP) — Winnie-the-Pooh and friends Piglet, Eeyore (EE'-ohr), Kanga and Tigger are celebrating a new lease on their New York City life after enjoying many adventures together.
The original toys are looking refreshed after more than a year of much needed repairs by a textile conservator. They went back on display Wednesday at the New York Public Library, where they've resided since 1987.
An English boy, Christopher Robin Milne (mihln), was their original...