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NYPL Events: What's Happening 8/21-9/4

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 ›

Library Zine! Voices from Across The New York Public Library

Explore selections from the first issue of Library Zine!—a creative writing magazine containing original writing and visual art submitted by library patrons and staff of all ages.Read More ›

View the Solar Eclipse with The New York Public Library

This Monday, August 21, New York will bear witness to an eclipse of the sun at 2:44 PM. If you haven't nailed down plans for how to (safely) view this rare astronomical event, the Library has you covered.Read More ›

Turn Around, Bright Eyes: Henry Draper and the 1878 Eclipse

The total solar eclipse which crossed from Alaska to Texas spurred many to make the trip West. Dr. Henry Draper assembled a group who watched the eclipse from the railroad outpost of Rawlins, in the Wyoming Territory.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 20

Find apprenticeship blogs, career development programs, job listings, and more.Read More ›

Genealogy Tips: New York Cops in The City Record

Researchers will often ask librarians in the Milstein Division about where to find historical “police records.” If a researcher is looking for an individual who was in law enforcement, The City Record might be a helpful resource.Read More ›

Charlottesville in Context: A Reading List

Events of the past week have left many of us struggling for understanding. In such times, it can help to turn to books and authors to help us see the world through a broader lens.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The History of Garbage Edition August 18, 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 ›

Total Eclipse of the Art: Trouvelot and the 1878 Eclipse

For Americans in the post-Civil War years, the most iconic images of the cosmos were largely the work of one man: Étienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827-1895), an artist and amateur astronomer who produced incredible images of the heavens.Read More ›

5 NYPL Shop Must-Haves for Teachers

It’s time to set up the classroom and get ready for the new semester.Read More ›

When You *Can't* Look at the Sun: Exploring the Eclipse Through Touch & Sound

At the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library, we’re always discovering new ways for patrons with all kinds of vision to explore information. As New Yorkers prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, here are a few ways to experience this rare event and other celestial phenomena in an accessible way.Read More ›

"How to Handle a Financial Windfall" at SIBL on August 8, 2017

Winning the lottery is what everyone dreams of, right? It can be, but personal safety and security concerns and the anxiety of a significant life change can beset anyone who comes into sudden money.Read More ›

Podcast #177: Noam Chomsky and Wallace Shawn

MIT linguist, philosopher, and political theorist Noam Chomsky speaks with actor and playwright Wallace Shawn, diving behind the headlines in an attempt to rigorously and rationally think through the political complications of American life today.Read More ›

The Right Book at the Right Time: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 52

Frank and Gwen tackle two powerful narratives of self-acceptance -- and then take respite in a roller derby comic and a love story.Read More ›

Staff Picks: Kanopy Streaming Video

Your NYPL card now gives you access to thousands of films via Kanopy. Our staff offers up some of their favorites here. Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Ella Baker to Potential Members of the NAACP

In this 1943 letter, civil rights icon Ella Baker sends a passionate plea for potential members for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for a variety of planned initiatives on behalf of the organization. Makiba Foster, our Assistant Chief Librarian, reads the letter aloud.Read More ›

National Book Lovers Day - What is your favorite book?

What happens when an impromptu question is sent to NYPL staff in honor of August 9th “National Book Lovers Day”? It becomes a great conversation starter with amazing recommendations.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 13

Find job fairs, career development programs, free job training programs, job listings, and more.Read More ›

Stream 5 of AFI's Greatest American Films for Free

American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies is a list of the "100 greatest American films of all time." I found five of those films on Kanopy, the video streaming service available to New York Public Library cardholders age 13 or older.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The When Your Eyes Need a Break Edition August 11, 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 ›
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