This isn’t entirely new news, but it’s new to me and since I made the trip down the block to my local library to renew my library card (I didn’t know they expired) specifically to try this app out, I thought I’d share the info with a few other New Yorkers who might not be aware of it. Simply put, the New York Public library decided to move with the change and now has an app that will allow you to “borrow” ebooks. The best part about it? No late fees! You download the app, enter your library card’s barcode number and pin and off you go! Like the library however, not all books are immediately available for download, some have waiting lists. For these books, you can reserve them through the app and then see a time period of when the book will be available. As a test, I reserved George Orwell’s 1984 which isn’t currently available for immediate download. There is a 4 week waiting period before an e version will be available (no coincidence there, this country is definitely starting to look eerily similar to the pages of the novel). If you enjoy reading and not paying late fees, check out the SimplyE NYPL app.
Well this comes right on time! Having just finished writing/typing my first draft of a screenplay for my next film project, I had a ton of questions before I began. The formatting alone is a cruel joke on first time screenwriters! This ebook spotted over at No Film School answered some great basic questions that seem to plague screenwriters. You can download the free ebook here via screenwriter John August’s website.
Looking for something free to do everyday in NYC this summer? Head over to Time Out to check out their list for 2016. I love the summer season and I love free stuff so this list is right up my alley. And yes, they list something for everyday of the summer season. Enjoy!
Sidebar: I took the photo above in California, don’t judge me for not using a NYC summer pic 🙂