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Great Albums You May Have Missed: Miles Davis Dark Magus (1997)

Every jazz fan has their favorite Miles period, I'm probably in the minority but I'll take his electric phase from '68-75 which expanded his amazing skills by importing the energy of rock and funk. For studio albums I can turn to A Tribute to Jack Johnson and the haunting Bitches 

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Artifacts From the Arthur Ashe Archive

The artifacts component consists of a Presidential Medal of Freedom, Head Competition Racquet, lapel pins, buttons, jewelry, medals, badges, trophy, awards, flags, and other miscellaneous items that illustrate the life and career of Arthur Ashe from the 1960s through the early 1990s.Read More ›

Snow Day Reads

New York City is bracing itself for 32 inches of snow. Here in Readers Services we are doing our part by making sure you have some good snowy day reading. Here are some titles for all ages. Read More ›

The Reader's Den: The Stranger, Part 3

For further reading on themes found in The Stranger, try these titles.Read More ›

Five YA Books You Seriously Need to Read

It doesn't matter what you normally read. Whether it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, non-fiction... these are books that you seriously need to read right now. Read More ›

The 12 Most Quotable Lines of Pride and Prejudice

Austen's wry humor finds a perfect outlet in the repartee between Darcy and Elizabeth, making it one of the most quotable books of the nineteenth century.Read More ›

The Jefferson Market University: Spring 2015

Browse the course catalog of our upcoming free classes in history, literature and the arts.Read More ›

羊年新年愿景 Chinese New Year's Resolutions

羊年又快到. 在这个新的一年读者们又有一些什么新愿望呢? 华人普遍都希望身体健康, 财源滚滚, 小孩听教听话, 一家和睦. 纽约公立图书馆可提供各位种种题材的书籍, 帮助你实现你的新年愿景. 谨此祝大家羊年一帆风顺, 家庭平安快乐.Read More ›

Brooklyn Networks: Free Cable Installation Training Program

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations' Brooklyn Networks offers Free Cable Installation Training Program and is now accepting applications for their March class.Read More ›

5 Noteworthy Babe Ruth–World Series Moments

The Babe had a flair for the dramatic. Especially when it came to World Series play.Read More ›

Meet the Artist: Karl Lorenzen

On view at the Mulberry Street Library through February 28, 2015 are the delicate drawings and cutouts on paper by artist and teacher Karl Lorenzen. I spoke with the artist about his work. Read More ›

Podcast #45: Cheryl Strayed on Wild Success

Recently, the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Wild received Oscar nods for Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress) and Laura Dern's (Best Supporting Actress) performances. Wild, the story of Strayed's journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, has become a runaway hit both onscreen and off. Strayed joined NYPL to discuss the blockbuster memoir, measuring success, and good advice. Read More ›

13 Great Quotes About the Joy of Reading

At NYPL, we love to read. Why? you ask. Let us count the ways. Here are 13 quotes about the joy of reading that sum up how we feel about our favorite activity. So get ready to begin your next bookish conversation with, "A wise person once said..." Read More ›

SAGEWorks: January Workshops

SAGEWorks will be hosting two career based workshops on January 26 and 27.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 25

Recruitment events for Home Health Aides, CMP, and Mini Career Fairs at three Bronx library branches.Read More ›

While You Wait For "Redeployment" Why Not Try...

Phil Klay's Redeployment is a National Book Award–winning collection of stories about soldiers grappling with the harsh realities of war. It is currently in high demand, so while you wait for your hold to arrive you might be interested in one of the following similar titles.Read More ›

NYPL Digital Collections Platform: An Introduction

Digital Collections contains more than 800,000 digitized items, and that number grows every day. While that’s a small fraction of the New York Public Library’s overall holdings, the aim of Digital Collections is to provide context for the materials we have digitized and to inspire people to use and reuse the media and data on offer there to advance knowledge and create new works. Read More ›

Juana Vargas "La Macarrona:" A Flamenco Treasure

The footage of Juana Vargas "La Macarrona" (1870-1947), filmed in 1917 by Léonide Massine and held in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, is one of the Library's most important, and little-known, flamenco treasures. As a member of the Wertheim study, I was honored to be invited to write a blog post about the Library's significant holdings related to flamenco. Read More ›

Jerome Robbins Dance Division Annual Report FY14 Available

The Dance Division has continued its work, assuring its place in the world, as a global, international archive, the world's largest of its kind dedicated to dance, by collecting, preserving and making accessible materials about the many varieties of dance in the world. Read More ›

More Nordic Noir

With the bleakest part of the winter now upon us, some readers may be craving a feast of Scandinavian noir. Here are a few more contemporary Swedes (and one Norwegian) I've enjoyed.Read More ›
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