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NY Library Card Gives Free Access to 33 NYC Museums

A new initiative is allowing members of the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Libraries to sign up for a Culture Pass giving them free access to more than 33 New York City museums. This includes the Met, Morgan, Whitney, Frick, Guggenheim, and MoMA. Use it if you’ve got it, and learn more here.

Parable of the Sower Getting Graphic Novel Adaptation

The team that just won an Eisner for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred will be back together to adapt Butler’s Parable of the Sower. Writer Damian Duffy and artist John Jennings are taking on the dystopian sci-fi novel, but no word yet on a release date.

IKEA Creates In-Store Reading Rooms

IKEA is creating reading rooms in its Wembley (London) store in partnership with the Man Booker Prize (please make this happen worldwide, please, please?). The reading rooms will be open between July 31 and August 5, and visitors can take home a free book, but all slots must be booked online in advance. “As the boundaries between our work and home lives become more blurred, it’s become harder to switch off. Our homes aren’t the haven they once were. Yet reading for just six minutes a day can be enough to reduce stress levels by more than two-thirds,” the company stated on its website.