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13 Apr

New York City Library To Hold Provocative Overnight Treasure Hunt

New York LibraryThings are anything but dull over at the New York City Library this spring as they prepare for the centennial celebration in May.  The library will be inviting 500 inquiring minds to spend the night in the library on a quest to ‘Find The Future’ by discovering inspirational treasures from the past. Influenced by the movie Night In The Museum, a challenge has been created to uncover 100 historic objects that have inspired humanity to greatness.  Players will be asked to complete a quest in connection with each object that will involve writing their own story of future aspirations.  Beginning at 8pm on May 20th as the doors close behind them, participants will begin their journey of self discovery, and by 6am in the morning they will have produced a collaborative book which may change the world.

Folks (over the age of 18) who wish to participate in this grand scavenger hunt should have the ability to be in New York city on Friday,  May 20th.  Hopeful participants need to visit the Find The Future:  The Game website and complete the first quest which challenges you to just imagine….  “In 2021 (10 years from now), I will become the first person to _______________”. The selection committee will choose 500 individuals to join the Find The Future Treasure Hunt based on the creativity, originality, determination and clarity of their answer.  Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 21st, and you can read recently submitted entries on the site.

If you who would like to challenge yourself to envision your future and craft your own legacy, but cannot journey to New York for the overnight treasure hunt, the New York Library invites you to play the game online beginning on May 21, 2011 at the dedicated site:  The library hopes to inspire individuals to envision their future by examining the 100 most intriguing works of the past, all housed in the Stephen A. Schwarzman building dedicated to preserving resources for the study of human thought, action and experience.  Play the game with your entire family and open their imaginations to the possible impact they can have in charting the future.

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