I'm not really sure what took me so long to get a NYC library card. I always took advantage of the library back in Forest Hills, but I completely didn't even think about it once I moved to the city. I didn't even know that there was one 2 blocks away until last week when I overheard a mother telling her son that they had to run a couple more errands after the library. So I asked her where the library was and she said right there across the park. I must've been living under a rock for the past 3 years living in this neighborhood.
So I made a trip over yesterday and applied for a card. It was surprisingly painless. I just had to show my driver's license and a utility bill and off I went. I remember back in the day it was a little more trickier than that. You actually had to wait to get a little postcard in the mail to prove that you really lived in that address, hand that in and then and only then would you get the plastic go card.
2 cooking books - I love to hate Giada deLaurentis and I'm currently obsessed with Mr. Ramsay these days. I just love his TV shows, Hillsy and I love his expressions "Ahhwww for fuck sakes"... is our favorite one! 2 drawing books - I can't draw to save my life so I thought I'd read up on doodling. I also borrowed an embroidery and a making mobiles book; two projects that have been swimming in my head lately. Lastly, The Christmas Spider - for no special reason other than the fact that the pictures inside were so colorful and inspirational!
Then I discovered the ultimate thing this morning, I can simply log on to my account and create a list for myself. I've already requested two books and I'll get a notification when they arrive at my branch. How cool is that? (I know I know, remember the rock?!)