Some of my favorite memories of my childhood are of standing in front of the beautiful lions in front of the main branch of the New York Public Library (named Patience and Fortitude, I came to learn decades later when I worked two blocks away from them).
Later, in high school, I’d take the bus into the city to do special research in its stately rooms. This was back in the day (way) before the internet, and I’d thrill at slipping the librarian a card with the numbers of the books I wanted to see. Sitting in the library made me feel like I was in the presence of great knowledge.
I’ve had a lifelong fascination with the NYPL. So it absolutely tickles me to know that the system owns multiple copies of my book and that just this week the Bronx Library Center posted a book talk on the New York Public Library website.
Click here to check it out.