June is LGBTQ Pride month, and this year in particular, this month celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonew
The New York Society Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 New York City Book Awards. Founded in 1995, these awards honor the best books about New York City published in a given year, regardless of genre. As New York City’s oldest cultural institution, the Library is uniquely suited to present the New York City Book Awards.
The winning books:
THE NEW YORK WORLD OF WILLA CATHER: AN EXHIBITION SHOWCASING the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather and her relationship to the New York Society Library and to New York City, where she lived for nearly forty years.
The New York Society Library Announces the Winners of the 2016 New York City Book Awards
Now in their 21st year, the New York City Book Awards are the only prizes exclusively for books about New York City. Since 1995-1996, the New York Society Library has sponsored these accolades to works of literary quality or historical importance that evoke the spirit or enhance appreciation of New York City.
The annual Hornblower Award, made possible by the George Marshall Hornblower Trust, is given to an excellent New York City-related book by a first-time author.
As New York City’s oldest cultural institution, the New York Society Library is uniquely qualified to give the New York City Book Awards.
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NEW YORK SOCIETY LIBRARY ANNOUNCES 2015 NEW YORK CITY BOOK AWARDS WINNERS
Sole Literary Award that Focuses on Books Featuring New York City
SARAH PARKER GOODHUE: A HIDDEN COLLECTION COMES TO LIGHT SHOWS GILDED-AGE ART AND ARTIFACTS UNSEEN SINCE 1917
WHAT: A new exhibition, Sarah Parker Goodhue: A Hidden Collection Comes to Light
WHEN: Open to the public daily, excepting major holidays October 6, 2015-August 31, 2016
Monday/Friday 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9 AM-8 PM; Saturday/Sunday 11 AM-5 PM
WHERE: The Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery, The New York Society Library, 53 East 79th Street (just east of Madison Avenue; 6 train to 77th Street)
The Board of Trustees of the New York Society Library has approved the recommendation of its Search Committee to appoint Carolyn Waters Head Librarian as of August 1, 2015. The New York Society Library is the city’s oldest library, and its Head Librarian is the institution’s director and head of operations. Carolyn succeeds Mark Bartlett, Head Librarian from 2006 to 2015.
Readers Make Their Mark: Annotated Books at the New York Society Library explores the practice of reading through the handwritten notes in the margins of books from the Library’s Special Collections. As modern-day readers of annotated books, we peer over the shoulders of readers past and watch them work to comprehend, analyze, or even correct printed texts.
New York, NY—The New York Society Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 New York City Book Awards.
Exhibition, Free and Open to the Public: From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One
The 100th anniversary of World War One is the focus of the New York Society Library's 2014 exhibition.
WHAT: Commemorative exhibition, From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One, features Library’s historic collection, including publications from soldiers, civilians, iconic authors, and Britain’s secret war propaganda machine
WHEN: January 30-November 15, 2014. The New York Society Library is open seven days a week September-May: M/W/F/S 9-5, T/Th 9-7, Su 1-5. June-August, open weekdays only: M/W/F 9-5, T/Th 9-7.
WHERE: The New York Society Library, The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery, 53 East 79th Street (just east of Madison Avenue; 6 train to 77th Street)
New York, NY—The New York Society Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 New York City Book Awards.
James T. Murray and Karla L. Murray, New York Nights (Gingko Press)
Joe McKendry, One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World (David R. Godine)
The Hornblower Award for a First Book: Alex Gilvarry, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel (The Viking Press)
New Exhibition, Free and Open to the Public: Extraordinary Gifts: Rare Books Presented to The New York Society Library 1754-2012
A panorama of New Yorkers’ reading habits over almost 260 years
WHAT: An all-new exhibition, Extraordinary Gifts: Rare Books Presented to The New York Society Library 1754-2012
WHEN: January 24-December 31, 2013 The New York Society Library is open seven days a week September-May: M/W/F/S 9-5, T/Th 9-7, Su 1-5. June-August, open weekdays only: M/W/F 9-5, T/Th 9-7.
WHERE: The New York Society Library, The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery 53 East 79th Street (just east of Madison Avenue; 6 train to 77th Street)
February 7, 2011
NEW YORK, NY—In October 1789, The New York Society Library shared a building with the new federal government at Wall and Broad Streets in lower Manhattan. The Library's collection was used by members of Congress, the Cabinet, and the President himself. These and other patrons' transactions from 1789 to 1792 were meticulously recorded in the Library's first charging ledger. The Library is proud to make this historic treasure available to scholars and the public through a website showing the ledger pages, transcriptions, links for the patrons and titles, and information about the books and readers of the era.
Historic Mount Vernon Returns Copy of Rare Book Borrowed by George Washington in 1789 to The New York Society Library
Friday, May 21, 2010
New York, NY—A small missing piece of American history came home on May 19 after 221 years: a copy of a book borrowed by the first President of the United States was returned to the library from which he borrowed it in New York City.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
New York, NY—The New York Society Library, the oldest library in New York City, is pleased to announce a generous gift of $500,000 by Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso. The Pelusos are making this gift in honor of their parents, the late Assunta Sommella Peluso and Ignazio Peluso.
Charles G. Berry, Chairman of the Board of the Library, commented, "The Peluso Family exemplifies the intellectual accomplishments and love of reading, literature and history that the Library has fostered and enjoyed among its members over its 253-year history. We are extremely grateful to them for this generous gift."