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Moving Pictures: West Side Story

Last fall, the Google Cultural Institute supported the digitization of over 1300 photographs of the original 1957 production of West Side Story from our Martha Swope, Friedman-Abeles, Florenece Vandamm, Kenn Duncan, and Avery Willard photography collections. Read More ›

Booktalking "Courageous Women Rebels" by Joy Crysdale

The stories of these women and more fill the pages of this book: stories of strong women who fought for what they believed in, despite the prevailing views of the day. Read More ›

Ep. 65 "This Is My Contribution" | Library Stories

Try your hand at research at the Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street, and be amazed at what you can learn—about your own family. Just ask Jennifer Maston, who took a course on African-American genealogy and came away with more than she expected. Read More ›

Podcast #152: Casanova: Seduction and Genius in Venice

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Laurence Bergreen in conversation with psychosexual therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer on the life of the notorious Casanova.Read More ›

Preparing for Online College

Check out this list of tips and Library resources to help you prepare.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 2/20-3/6

Welcome to our biweekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library.Read More ›

Social Media Madness at SIBL

Social media programs in March. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 19

Find information on workshops, career fairs, and more.Read More ›

Celebrate Black History Month with Our Online Exhibitions

Check out four of the top online exhibitions highlighting African Americans in honor of Black History Month.Read More ›

6 Gifts for Black History Month

Take a moment to find a meaningful gift.Read More ›

19th Century Innovations from The Mechanics' Magazine

The New York Public Library holds one of the most comprehensive collections of British patents dating back to the 17th century (30,000+ volumes!). Publications such as The Mechanics Magazine, founded by a Scottish patent agent, described many patented inventions.Read More ›

Where to Start with Amy Tan

If you haven't read any Amy Tan, her work is a treasure trove of beautiful stories about immigration, intergenerational division, and the Chinese-American experience. Check out our list of recommended novels to start with to learn more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Little House Again Edition February 16, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We've rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.Read More ›

Where to Start with Toni Morrison

February 18 marks the birthday of Toni Morrison, once of the most highly celebrated American novelists of the latter 20th century and an icon of black literature and thought. Read More ›

Kilts, Cupcakes, and Romance Novels: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 31

Frank and Gwen dive into two very different romance novels with NYPL librarians Annie Lin and Kate Fais. Plus: a super-clean podcast, a binge-watch-able show, and a gender-bending picture book.Read More ›

Why We Love LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is a notable actor, director, and author. To library folk and other bookworms, however, he is likely best known as the host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow.Read More ›

Schomburg Research Guide: Katherine Dunham

New! This series of Schomburg Center Research Guides will provide you with resources related to various topics and subjects related to the Global Black Experience. This research guide will provide you with an overview of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings related to Black dance pioneer, Katherine Dunham. Read More ›

Gods Who Dance: Viewing the Bhutan Dance Project

Walking by the dedicated computer station in the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, I am reminded daily of the Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture, that I co-cataloged and created in 2013. Read More ›

Ep. 64 "Making a Connection" | Library Stories

The New York Public Library helps homebound patrons stay connected to literature and to the world. Eastchester Library Manager Joan Aikens describes how she fulfills requests for some of her Books by Mail patrons, each with specific tastes and preferences. Read More ›

Podcast #151: Hugh Ryan on the Queer Histories of Brooklyn's Waterfront

Hugh Ryan is a curator and journalist based in Brooklyn, whose work primarily explores queer culture and history. For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Ryan discussing the complicated queer refuges offered by the borough's waterfront spaces. Read More ›
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