Creativity

Human imagination is given no more powerful expression than through the arts, celebrating who we were, are, and will become … and the connections are forged across virtually all cultural and societal divides.

Collage inspired by the NYPL Summer Reading Program, Cheryl Brinker (917)859-3055, on City Island.

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Human imagination is given no more powerful expression than through the arts, celebrating who we were, are, and will become … and the connections are forged across virtually all cultural and societal divides.

August 22, 2011
We are back from vacation. We enjoyed many an adventure during the past couple of weeks. The Pouting Princess and I flew North to enjoy a few days in Manhattan and a few days in Connecticut. On our first day in New York City, having experienced a typical daily commute on the train from Rowayton, we had coffee (and Diet Coke) and bagels sitting in the cool shade on a terrace at the New York Public Library. We toured the exhibit at the NYPL, and were thrilled to discover Virginia Woolf's walking stick, and the tiny and impossibly crabbed handwriting in her journal, e.e.cummings's typewriter, a signed, first edition copy of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or A Modern Prometheus, illustrations from The Wizard of Oz, a letter written by Jerome Robbins and a surprisingly chunky lock of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's hair. And this was just the beginning of our day! Visit the NYPL site to see some of these thrilling literary talismans. http://exhibitions.nypl.org/100/exhibition

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Observations of the natural world raise the questions: What do we see? What do we actually know?

My favorite branch of NYPL is the Children’s Center at 42nd Street. I like it because when my mom talks with the Librarian, Ms. Lareau, they smile.

NYPL rocks!

Syeda

 

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Weather Vane atop tower unveiled:
By Phyllis Klein

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Awhile ago, my english class and I visited the New York Public library and I was completely fasinated. Our tour guide was full of facts, and kept our attention the whole time, it truly felt like a museum! I could have spent the entire day in the observation section of the library. The entire room was filled with artifacts that changed our entire world!!! From a KKK robe, and Hilter's book he wrote in jail, to first drafts of the most imporant documents by some of the first few presidents! I learned so much in that one day, and I can't wait to go back and get my library card! :)

 

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The inward gaze in the pursuit of spiritual meaning is a hallmark of civilization.

Thank you for showing those beautiful treasures. I liked the headband and guilding of the Biblia Latina very much. The Photographs of british algae by Anna Atkins was just incredible. Geographia, close to the gigantic birds book and the Dance cards Holders, was stunning. I really enjoyed seeing Malcom X case and personal effects, Charlotte Bronte miniature manuscripts and traveling writing desk, Jack Kerouac personal effects. Man Ray prints were also a treat on top of the Julie Chen "A guide to higher learning" not far from the Doll's Casket. Thank You NYPL! Laurence Fayard

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Observations of the natural world raise the questions: What do we see? What do we actually know?

Author: Manpriya Nahal

My favorite exhibition was the Gutenberg Bible. I had heard about the bible but I didn't knew that it was stored within my city. It was a surprise to see the bible itself. My tour guide has informed me that, Gutenberg who was alive around 1455 was a goldsmith. He created a movable printing press (the start of Gutenberg revolution) and used to to make the Bible. Before the invention of the printing press, the books were written by hand. Therefore, it took longer to write a book or a volume of a book. However, after the inverntion of the printing press, production got faster. Hundred forty five Bibles were made by Gutenberg. Also before the invention of paper, the books were written on Vellum (calf or goat skin). The Bible is written in Latin.
The work is just extraordinory and seeing it in flesh, is a great experience. I was so pleased with the exhibition that I had taken my younger brother and showed him the ancient artifact.

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Human imagination is given no more powerful expression than through the arts, celebrating who we were, are, and will become … and the connections are forged across virtually all cultural and societal divides.

This is a symbol of cultural victory of diversity and unity within the USA of America.

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American Common - Barn Dance - Horse costume and band

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I like how the strokes are. It can be seen clearly and it gives a unity that I can not really explained to well, but it has a lovely flow on the scenery as well as the bull himself, especially on the bull's full. It makes the bull more real than just an artwork.

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