Saturday, July 21, 2018

Ernest Hemingway. Born today in 1899 in Oak Park, Illlnois. He died in Ketchum, Idaho in 1961. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

'We go to college to be given one more chance to learn to read in case we haven't learned in high school. Once we have learned to read, the rest can be trusted to add itself unto us.'

-Robert Frost

Thursday, July 19, 2018

I get TIME just like my home did when I was a kid. It's still relevant.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

‘Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.’ 
                                                                                                    –Maya Angelou

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

from Time Out:

Your library card now gets you free access to more than 30 NYC museums
By David GoldbergPosted: Monday July 16 2018, 12:29pm
Your library card now gets you free access to more than 30 NYC museums
Photograph: Shutterstock

NYC's library card just got a Moviepass-sized upgrade. NYC library members can now access 33 cultural bastions throughout the city thanks to the new Culture Pass initiative, which seeks to give equal admission to the city's finest attractions to all New Yorkers, regardless of economic circumstances. 
And may we just say: It's a pretty sweet deal, regardless of which borough you reside in. I can't count the number of times I was too broke to visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens when I had to return a book at the Central Library next door. And the Whitney? Am I about to become, dare I say, fancy? Though rent is unmanageable and the MTA is devolving into a Mad Max-levels of chaos, it is nice to know that the city wants us to explore what it has to offer.   
Getting a pass doesn't entitle you to waltz into any museum or garden for free; you still have to register online for the day's activities with the understanding that some venues may book up on busier days. But in most cases, you just have to pre-register and show your mobile or printed pass at the door. Some spots will let in up to four guests with the pass. 
Here's the list of participating sites: 
Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum, New York Transit Authority
The Bronx:
Wave Hill
Children's Museum of the Arts, Children's Museum, Cooper Hewitt, the Drawing Center, The Frick Collection, International Center of Photography, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Jewish Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of the Chinese in America, Museum of Jewish Heritage, MoMA, Rubin Museum of Art, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Society of Illustrators, Sugar Hill, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Whitney Museum of American Art
Louis Armstrong House, Noguchi Museum, Queens Historical Society, Queens Museum, Sculpture Center
Staten Island:
Historical Richmond Town, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Monday, July 16, 2018

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
                                                                                        -Henry David Thoreau