We were pleased to present more than 100 literary programs at the Reading Room in 2016, including appearances by writers of fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry, writings workshops, and programs for children.
|Summer Saturdays were filled with stories, music, magic and visits from our favorite literary characters. Comic-Con kids presented an afternoon filled with superheroes, action-adventurers, and graphic novels. Photo: Angelito Jusay|
|This year we saw Bryant Park's first ever Crossword Tournament. Solvers competed on three original puzzles by crossword guru Mike Shenk. Photo: Angelito Jusay|
|The Reading Room is home to the Park's annual Spelling bee, co-hosted by comedians Olivia Petzy and Kevin James Doyle. Unlike the spelling bees of your youth, these are adult-only affairs with cheeky commentary to boot. Photo: Angelito Jusay|
If ever there were a consolation prize, here is it: the Rose Reading Room at the New York Public Library has finally re-opened! After shuttering in May of 2014 for much-needed renovations, the iconic Beaux Arts space has finally returned to provide one of the most tranquil public co-working spaces in the city. Keep your eyes peeled for the "Book Train," which whisks material from the Milstein Research Stacks deep below the park.
|Make sure to check out NYPL's Reading Room during your next visit to the park!|