Is not ridiculously cool, or what? NYPL has partnered with Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library to provide this outdoor reading room (known as the Library Lawn) on beautiful Governors Island this summer. The pop-up library will be open on weekends starting today, and you can check out books, get library cards, enjoy free programming - it’s basically a branch outdoors, in the sun, with hammocks. So go check it out sometime this summer! Is there really a better way to spend a warm day than with a good book?
Hey bookslingers, tumblarians, twitterbrarians, assorted MLIS students, and other information professionals: do you live in the Bay Area? Can you arrive in San Francisco’s Mission District between 6:00pm and 7:00pm tomorrow night, May 25?
The Information Amateurs Social Club is organizing a northward crawl of the Mission in search of cocktails, tacos, ice cream and anything else this thriving neighborhood has to offer. We’ll gather at the starting point — Iron & Gold — at 6:00, and once an hour has passed we’ll start the march.
Come on out and join us. Strangers are welcome. I look like this guy, minus the beard. Let me know you’re coming, and I’ll message you my number so you can find us if we’re walking.
In celebration of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s 50th Anniversary, the Yale community gathered for an American bandstand concert — “A Tribute to the Wind Ensemble” — in the library’s mezzanine.
Photo: Michael Marsland
Beautiful Libraries | Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Library, University of Copenhagen (by Bo Madsen)
Munich has a ludicrously luxurious law library.