Find the Future


From Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence to a Ku Klux Klan robe, the Library’s collections guarantee that we cannot retreat from the realities — noble and ignoble — of the past.

Look closely at the images below and you’ll see that the Library objects depicted here spell the word FIND.
Find the Future, the title of NYPL’s Centennial Celebration — which is taking place throughout the year in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on May 23, 2011 — is a tribute to the Library as a place of self-reinvention and possibility.
Find the Future invites people to use the millions of objects in the Library’s collections to discover new ways of thinking about the world and ourselves — a new passion, a new novel, a new career, a new business, a new cure — just as NYPL’s hundreds of millions of users have done for a century.


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