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  • Decoys, Stand-Ins, and Posuers: Fake Relationship Romances

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | August 8, 2022
    This trope is alive and kicking in romance books as authors find fun new ways to play with the fake-dating-turned-true-love dynamic.
  • Princess Books for the 21st Century Child

    By Clarissa Cooke, Children's Librarian | August 8, 2022
    96th Street Library
    Here is an inclusive list of princess books that go beyond being rescued by a handsome prince.
  • Reading David McCullough

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | August 8, 2022
    His books are detailed and often lengthy, but also page-turners that bring history to life with vivid storytelling.
  • The Forgotten Jellicle: Patience in 'Cats'

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | August 8, 2022
    See the Library’s favorite cat as you’ve never seen her before...
  • Born Free: A Renaissance Reading List

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | August 4, 2022
    Release your wiggle with 16 reads inspired by Beyoncé’s Renaissance
  • Autobiographical Fragments: Virginia Woolf's Sketch of the Past

    By Urmila Seshagiri, NYPL Short-Term Fellow | August 3, 2022
    Short-term fellow Urmila Seshagiri discusses her work on the first scholarly edition of Virginia Woolf’s memoir, Sketch of the Past.
  • KidsLIVE! Author Talk Tuesdays with Dawn Quigley

    By Jo Henning, Webster Library & Lex Abenshon | August 3, 2022
    Join us for a program with author Dawn Quigley where she reads from her book, does a Q&A, and an activity with us!
  • Artistry & Athleticism: Dance in the Digital Collections

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | August 3, 2022
    In dance styles as diverse as vaudeville and burlesque to ballet and Broadway, there is something for every dance lover.
  • “Read Everything You Can Get Your Hands On”: James Baldwin at The New York Public Library

    By Nicholas Boggs, NEH Long-Term Fellow at The New York Public Library | August 2, 2022
    The story of Baldwin’s path to becoming a world-renowned writer is deeply intertwined with The New York Public Library.
  • NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Gillian Rodger

    By Alex Teplitzky, Senior Communications Manager, Library for the Performing Arts Communications | August 2, 2022
    Gillian Rodger discusses her research on 19th-century American variety entertainment which remains largely unexplored today.