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  • Tattooing has been around for thousands of years, and it's no surprise that books and literature serve as tattoo inspiration.  We're sharing the literary tattoos of NYPL staff in honor of #NationalTattooDay at the link in our bio! Do you have any literary tattoos?
  • Tattooing has been around for thousands of years, and it's no surprise that books and literature serve as tattoo inspiration. We're sharing the literary tattoos of NYPL staff in honor of #NationalTattooDay at the link in our bio! Do you have any literary tattoos?
  •  2,599  74  7 hours ago
  • 3...2...1...blast off! #OnThisDay in 1969, the Apollo 11 launched. Rather than heading for the moon like Apollo 11, this rocket is going to our #SummerReading mission control. Visit the link in our bio or nypl.org/summerreading to discover a universe of stories this summer with book lists for all ages and upcoming events at your local NYPL location.
  • 3...2...1...blast off! #OnThisDay in 1969, the Apollo 11 launched. Rather than heading for the moon like Apollo 11, this rocket is going to our #SummerReading mission control. Visit the link in our bio or nypl.org/summerreading to discover a universe of stories this summer with book lists for all ages and upcoming events at your local NYPL location.
  •  993  4  16 July, 2019
  • The @nyplcollectionmanagement team has found more beautiful endpapers for #MarbledMonday! The Collection Management team is completing a survey of @nypl’s special collections and have assessed over 8 million items so far.
  • The @nyplcollectionmanagement team has found more beautiful endpapers for #MarbledMonday! The Collection Management team is completing a survey of @nypl’s special collections and have assessed over 8 million items so far.
  •  2,106  12  15 July, 2019
  • #OnThisDay in 1789, the French people stormed the Bastille, a fortress in Paris. The fall of the Bastille was considered a flashpoint in the French Revolution. Bastille Day is now a national day celebrated annually in France.
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This 1790 image shows a celebration at the site of the Bastille celebrating the first anniversary of the event.
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(Image via @nypl Digital Collections; ID 5476444)
  • #OnThisDay in 1789, the French people stormed the Bastille, a fortress in Paris. The fall of the Bastille was considered a flashpoint in the French Revolution. Bastille Day is now a national day celebrated annually in France.
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    This 1790 image shows a celebration at the site of the Bastille celebrating the first anniversary of the event.
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    (Image via @nypl Digital Collections; ID 5476444)
  •  1,204  7  14 July, 2019
  • It's never too early to start planning. The New York Public Library Student Planner is a highly popular system designed to help students stay organized through the rush and tumble of academic life. The user-friendly format makes it a snap to view daily, weekly, and monthly schedules; keep tabs on assignments and appointments, and jot down notes and reminders in one handy place.
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Grab a planner from the @nyplshop this #ShoppingSaturday by visiting the link in our bio!
  • It's never too early to start planning. The New York Public Library Student Planner is a highly popular system designed to help students stay organized through the rush and tumble of academic life. The user-friendly format makes it a snap to view daily, weekly, and monthly schedules; keep tabs on assignments and appointments, and jot down notes and reminders in one handy place.
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    Grab a planner from the @nyplshop this #ShoppingSaturday by visiting the link in our bio!
  •  1,083  12  13 July, 2019
  • Our #Stonewall50 exhibition is closing soon; see it before July 13, 2019. Barbara Gittings was a pioneering activist whose work ranged across the Daughters of Bilitis, Gay Activist Alliance, and the National Gay Taskforce, as well as with the American Psychiatric Association and the American Library Association. Kay Tobin Lahusen was an innovative photojournalist who captured the pivotal events in LGBTQ history of the 1960s and 70s. Gittings and Lahusen met at a picnic in 1961 and were partners until Gittings’s’ death in 2007.
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NYPL's exhibition Love & Resistance: #Stonewall50 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and looks back at the emergence of the modern LGBTQ movement. The exhibition runs through July 13, and this is our final #ThrowbackThursday image relating to the exhibition.
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(Photo by Robert Giard. Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. Digital Collections image ID 1661120)
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#Stonewall50NYPL #LGBTQhistory #LGBThistory #TBT
  • Our #Stonewall50 exhibition is closing soon; see it before July 13, 2019. Barbara Gittings was a pioneering activist whose work ranged across the Daughters of Bilitis, Gay Activist Alliance, and the National Gay Taskforce, as well as with the American Psychiatric Association and the American Library Association. Kay Tobin Lahusen was an innovative photojournalist who captured the pivotal events in LGBTQ history of the 1960s and 70s. Gittings and Lahusen met at a picnic in 1961 and were partners until Gittings’s’ death in 2007.
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    NYPL's exhibition Love & Resistance: #Stonewall50 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots and looks back at the emergence of the modern LGBTQ movement. The exhibition runs through July 13, and this is our final #ThrowbackThursday image relating to the exhibition.
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    (Photo by Robert Giard. Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. Digital Collections image ID 1661120)
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    #Stonewall50NYPL #LGBTQhistory #LGBThistory #TBT
  •  983  3  11 July, 2019
  • Congratulations to World Cup champions @USWNT! In honor of the #USWNTParade, we found this photo of a 1922 ticker-tape parade featuring Joseph Joffre in the Credo Reference database. Did you know the unofficial first ticker-tape parade celebrated the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886?
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If you're not familiar with ticker-tape parades, it refers to long strips of shredded paper thrown onto the parade route. The term refers to ticker-tape machines, which were used to report stocks. After ticker-tape machines became obsolete, office recycling paper and confetti were used instead.
  • Congratulations to World Cup champions @USWNT! In honor of the #USWNTParade, we found this photo of a 1922 ticker-tape parade featuring Joseph Joffre in the Credo Reference database. Did you know the unofficial first ticker-tape parade celebrated the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886?
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    If you're not familiar with ticker-tape parades, it refers to long strips of shredded paper thrown onto the parade route. The term refers to ticker-tape machines, which were used to report stocks. After ticker-tape machines became obsolete, office recycling paper and confetti were used instead.
  •  1,210  1  10 July, 2019
  • If you're hoping to do some genealogy research to learn about your immigrant heritage, the Library has access to many resources that can help you. Visit the link in our bio to get started on your research using our suggested databases, online photos, and books.
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This image shows Ellis Island. It is estimated that the photo was taken between 1902 and 1912 because the American flag in the background has 46 stars.
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(Image via @nypl Digital Collections; ID 417074)
  • If you're hoping to do some genealogy research to learn about your immigrant heritage, the Library has access to many resources that can help you. Visit the link in our bio to get started on your research using our suggested databases, online photos, and books.
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    This image shows Ellis Island. It is estimated that the photo was taken between 1902 and 1912 because the American flag in the background has 46 stars.
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    (Image via @nypl Digital Collections; ID 417074)
  •  1,999  9  9 July, 2019
  • Happy birthday, my dear Watson! Today marks the birthday of Dr. John Watson, the companion of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. To celebrate, we're honoring some of our favorite literary sidekicks. Check out the link in our bio to celebrate Watson and more!
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Who is your favorite literary sidekick?
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(Image via @nypl Digital Collections; ID 824486)
  • Happy birthday, my dear Watson! Today marks the birthday of Dr. John Watson, the companion of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. To celebrate, we're honoring some of our favorite literary sidekicks. Check out the link in our bio to celebrate Watson and more!
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    Who is your favorite literary sidekick?
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    (Image via @nypl Digital Collections; ID 824486)
  •  2,595  36  7 July, 2019
  • Today’s #ShoppingSaturday is the @nyplshop monthly Cardholder Discount Day! Show your New York Public Library card to receive 10% off your purchase at the Library Shop on the first Saturday of every month.

The Shop is in our 42nd Street location. (Note: Offer not valid online.)
  • Today’s #ShoppingSaturday is the @nyplshop monthly Cardholder Discount Day! Show your New York Public Library card to receive 10% off your purchase at the Library Shop on the first Saturday of every month.

    The Shop is in our 42nd Street location. (Note: Offer not valid online.)
  •  1,495  6  6 July, 2019