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We're pretty excited at the Library today, because tonight is the debut screening of a documentary short of Design by the Book at the Brooklyn Arts Council Film Festival!


Design by the Book began life as a series here at NYPL, co-produced by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge. It follows the experiences of five local artists as they explore the Library's collections (and the building itself too!) in search of inspiration for their work. I was their resident reference librarian and had great fun helping them out in their searches. We're planning some super fall programming that will bring more crafty and artsy books out of the stacks and to the DIY-ing masses, so stay tuned if you want to get some hands-on library inspiration too. But in the meantime, come to tonight's event and see some great films and meet the makers!

What: Design by the Book will be screened as part of a curated collection entitled Artists in Residence
When: 9:00pm
Where: Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO (16 Main Street at the corner of Water Street)

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I had the good fortune to

I had the good fortune to unexpectedly catch Design by the Book last night at Galapagos and was truly delighted by some of the amazing materials you uncovered to inspire the artists involved. While I don't pretend to any pursuits quite as lofty as those of the artists featured, I am in search of inspiration and images for a small project I am working on and was wondering if I, too, could collaborate with you in search of some works to help inspire me? I was really struck by the comment (can't remember who it belonged to) that people/artists are limiting themselves to the same recycled images on google images, ffffound, etc. and now feel frustrated by my stale options. Please help!

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