wnyc
nypl:

Is this 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?

Governors Island season, ya’ll!

nypl:

Is this 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?

Governors Island season, ya’ll!

Grey, rainy days, how I hate you! I am almost twenty-two, and still unloved. You remind me that beauty is a brief thing. You remind me that death hovers over me on dark wings. You even make me want to think of death… I don’t for a moment suppose it’s the weather that ails me. Too much New York cheer, no doubt! I am exhausted, mentally and physically, unable to see things as they are. Straight normalities have a dark and crooked look when I am low and fagged. I cannot write anymore - it requires the living death of loneliness and solitude to make me write - and no writing ever done is worth it.
Winifred Willis, New York Diaries

you guys, I got a NYPL library card and I now feel like a true New Yorker. I have already sped through my first book and now am bookmarking a storm for my next set of checkouts. send me recommendations please! 

here’s what I like to read about (and don’t judge)

  • history/wars
  • specifically, drug cartels
  • more specifically, cocaine wars
  • food!
  • history of food
  • food culture
  • travel stories
  • but not like “I’m a girl who traveled the world and it changed my life!”
  • more like, crazy shit one experiences while traveling and isn’t pretentious about telling it after
  • so, story telling really
  • anything related to Spanish/Latin nations
  • definitely South America
  • especially Uruguay!
  • also, migration patterns
  • New York-y stories
  • preferably Brooklyn

thanks!

good
good:

Colombia Has 100 Tiny Libraries in Public Parks
The program was started more than 15 years ago, and it has continued to thrive, operating 51 mini libraries in Bogotá and more than 100 throughout the country. The libraries themselves are rather remarkable—they hold about 350 books each, and they’re operated by volunteer librarians who organize activities and help kids with their homework.
Keep reading at GOOD.is

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good:

Colombia Has 100 Tiny Libraries in Public Parks

The program was started more than 15 years ago, and it has continued to thrive, operating 51 mini libraries in Bogotá and more than 100 throughout the country. The libraries themselves are rather remarkable—they hold about 350 books each, and they’re operated by volunteer librarians who organize activities and help kids with their homework.

Keep reading at GOOD.is

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letters2myneighbors
letters2myneighbors:

Hey Tumblrizers,
I have an IRL date with a fellow Tumblr user and I am pretty, pretty excited. (I hope she doesn’t turn out to be some evil, murdering, serial killer, which is what I always worry about before dates. If she eats my face do you think she will write a blog post about it?) Also, I will get to check out Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene. Then it’s off to the Greenpoint Gallery Tour. This is going to be a good weekend!
See you around town!
-YN

I will absolutely write a blog post about it. 

Yay book dates in Brooklyn!

letters2myneighbors:

Hey Tumblrizers,

I have an IRL date with a fellow Tumblr user and I am pretty, pretty excited. (I hope she doesn’t turn out to be some evil, murdering, serial killer, which is what I always worry about before dates. If she eats my face do you think she will write a blog post about it?) Also, I will get to check out Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene. Then it’s off to the Greenpoint Gallery Tour. This is going to be a good weekend!

See you around town!

-YN

I will absolutely write a blog post about it. Yay book dates in Brooklyn!
curiositycounts
We philosophers really need to know the truth (about everything!); we need to know so badly that we even need you to know. If you don’t, we’re unhappy. On the other side of the debate is…basically, everyone else. Sure, when we’re being uncharitable, we’ll point to the MR. F’s and “moron jocks” (Steve Holt (!)) who prefer ignorance, but when we’re being fair, philosophers will admit that there are plenty of smart people who seem to think we’re wrong about self-knowledge being the key to happiness. Since there are no smart people on television, let’s take the Bluths as our guides in reconsidering whether ignorance really is bliss.