17th AprilFor National Poetry Month, we’re sharing a poem each day. Today, enjoy “Sonnet to Liberty” by Oscar Wilde. Learn more about the author of The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray: http://on.nypl.org/P5xUSlNot that I love thy children, whose dull eyesSee nothing save their own unlovely woe,Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know,—But that the roar of thy Democracies,Thy reigns of Terror, thy great Anarchies,Mirror my wildest passions like the seaAnd give my rage a brother—! Liberty!For this sake only do thy dissonant criesDelight my discreet soul, else might all kingsBy bloody knout or treacherous cannonadesRob nations of their rights inviolateAnd I remain unmoved—and yet, and yet,These Christs that die upon the barricades,God knows it I am with them, in some things.+1 notelibrarieslibrarylibrarianslibrariantumblrariansNational Poetry MonthpoetrypoemSonnet to LibertyOscar Wildebooksreadersreaderbookwormsliteraturebook nerdsbook nerdbook addictsbook addictnycstaten islanddongan hillsfollow
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Being in love can make you feel like a kid again. That’s one reason that make passages from children’s books great wedding readings. Some wedding classics include excerpts from The Little Prince, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Giving Tree. For the bride and groom who want to stand apart from the crowd, however, we have some Unique Librarian-Approved Wedding Readings from Children’s Books. http://on.nypl.org/1hRHLSD
So you’ve never been one for unicorns or extraterrestrials. You’re not interested in magic carpets, flying brooms, or speculative science. That doesn’t mean there aren’t sci-fi and fantasy books for you! Investigate Sci-Fi and Fantasy Picks for the Realist Reader. http://on.nypl.org/1g7nCs9+1 notelibrarieslibrarylibrarianslibrariantumblrariansSci-Fi and Fantasy picksscience fictionfantasybooksreadersreaderbookwormsliteraturebook nerdsbook nerdbook addictsbook addictnycstaten islanddongan hillsfollow
For National Poetry Month, we’re sharing a poem each day. Today we’re reading “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” by Christopher Marlowe. http://on.nypl.org/QTQLSf
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That Valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
And we will sit upon the Rocks,
Seeing the Shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow Rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing Madrigals.
And I will make thee beds of Roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of Myrtle;
A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty Lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of the purest gold;
A belt of straw and Ivy buds,
With Coral clasps and Amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me, and be my love.
The Shepherds’ Swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May-morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me, and be my love.+1 notelibrarieslibrarylibrarianslibrariantumblrariansNational Poetry MonthChristopher Marloweauthorpoetrypoemspoembooksreadersreaderbookwormsliteraturebook nerdsbook nerdbook addictsbook addictnycstaten islanddongan hillsfollow
“April showers bring May flowers”. We all heard the adage at some point which is why we decided to brighten up our book display to remind us the beauty of Spring weather. Here’s to looking forward to reading books in the park, at the coffee shop or wherever your hearts may lie under beautiful skies and warmer weather.+11 noteslibrarieslibrarylibrarianslibrariantumblrarianslibrary displayslibrary displaybookwormsstaten islanddongan hillsfollow
Look what’s new at Dongan Hills Library…a book drop!
A convenient way to return those library materials after hours for when you’re on the go.+2 noteslibrarieslibrarylibrarianslibrariantumblrarianslook at what we gotlibrary book dropnycstaten islanddongan hillsfollow
For National Poetry Month, we’re sharing a poem each day. Today enjoy “Sea Rose” by H.D. http://on.nypl.org/1jZLyEV
Rose, harsh rose,
marred and with stint of petals,
meagre flower, thin,
sparse of leaf,
than a wet rose
single on a stem-
you are caught in the drift.
Stunted, with small leaf,
you are flung on the sand,
you are lifted
in the crisp sand
that drives in the wind.
Can the spice-rose
drip such acrid fragrance
hardened in a leaf?+4 noteslibrarieslibrarylibrarianslibrariantumblrariansNational Poetry Monthpoetrypoemsbooksreadersreaderbookwormsliteraturebook addictsbook nerdsbook nerdnycstaten islanddongan hillsfollow
It’s the beginning of the work week and we want to know how you are spending your day.+10 noteslibrarieslibrarylibrarianslibrariantumblrariansIt's Mondaywhat are you reading?booksreadersreaderbookwormsliteraturebook addictsbook nerdsbook nerdnycstaten islanddongan hillsfollow
NYPL: Dongan Hills Library turned 2 today!
Yah! Who knew Tumblr would mark our 2 year anniversary with them by posting a virtual cupcake to celebrate the occasion. How awesome is that. Celebrate our anniversary with us by coming in to the library and borrowing some reading materials.+2 notestumblr birthdaytumblr milestonelibrarieslibrarianslibrariantumblrariansnycstaten islanddongan hillsfollow
Happy Friday everyone! Don’t forget to stop in the library today to pick up some books for the weekend…enjoy.+1 notelibrarieslibrarylibrarianslibrariantumblrarianshappy fridayhappy readingweekend readingbooksreadersreaderliteraturebookwormsbook nerdsbook nerdbook addictsbook addictnycstaten islanddongan hillsfollow