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Starting Thursday, May 19, NYPL will distribute FREE copies of the book Know the Past, Find the Future, published by Penguin Classics, to celebrate the 100th anniversary its iconic building at Fifth Avenue and 42 Street guarded by the leonine presence of Patience and Fortitude.
NYPL’s Centennial book Know the Past, Find the Future, features 100 icons from New York City and around the world who write about their favorite item from the Library’s vast collections, ranging from the Declaration of Independence to the Hunt-Lenox globe and the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed bear to the J.D. Salinger letters. The luminaries include NFL player Justin Tuck, comedian Stephen Colbert, architect Maya Lin, writer Jonathan Franzen, soprano Renée Fleming, humorist Roy Blunt, Jr., actor and author John Lithgow, choreographer Bill T. Jones, selected NYPL curators, and many others. Find out who else contributed to Know the Past, Find the Future.