The ABC of It: Exhibit on Childrens Books at the NYPL

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 20:02

The great green room and the purple crayon are here; so are the wild things and the poky puppy, Charlotte’s web and Alice’s wonderland, the very hungry caterpillar and the stinky cheese man. It is a reunion of creatures, characters and creations, gathered from memories of childhood and parenthood, and celebrated in “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” a remarkably rich new exhibition at the New York Public Library.

Out of Many, One. Exhibit on the Religions of Abraham at the NYPL

Submitted by birdie on Mon, 11/01/2010 - 09:46

The sweep of the new exhibition at the New York Public Library — “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam” — is stunning. It encompasses both an elaborately decorated book of 20th-century Coptic Christian readings and a modest 19th-century printing of the Gospels in the African language Grebo.

Baltimore Will Celebrate Native Son Zappa This Fall

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 07/27/2010 - 12:23

A weekend-long celebration featuring live music, a symposium and art exhibit will celebrate the dedication of the Frank Zappa statue in Baltimore, organizers said. A bust of Zappa, a Baltimore native, was a gift from a Lithuanian fan club. After much deliberation, the city decided to place it in Highlandtown, outside the library. His wife said Zappa would have liked the location, because his mother, Rose Marie, was a librarian.

Charles Dickens Library Exhibit & Discovery Of 2 previously unknown letters from him

Submitted by Blake Carver (not verified) on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 18:32

Slumming With Charles Dickens: New York Library Relives His American Tours
snippet: "The staging of Dickens In America led to the discovery of two heretofore unknown personal letters written by Dickens to John Bigelow in the 1860's."