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For Fans of HBO's Silicon Valley

For fans of HBO’s Silicon Valley, here are a few books that will satisfy the urge for social commentary and satire aimed at start-ups, social media, and tech culture in general.Read More ›

Together We Listen: Make Hundreds of NYC Stories Accessible—One Word at a Time

Are you familiar with the NYPL Community Oral History Project? Take a few moments to listen to some highlights or just dive right into our full collection of stories.Read More ›

Staff Picks: Refactoring a Page into an App

The Digital Experience team had to figure out how to update our first React application in production to organize the new data. This blog post will explain how we refactored Staff Picks with React best practices. Read More ›

Get Creative for Teen Tech Week!

Want to play with LEGOs, coding and Snapchat? We have the books for you. This week we are celebrating teen creativity and technology at the library.Read More ›

Announcing the Broadway Hackathon 2016

Teams will spend Monday morning imagining apps aimed at helping theater professionals of all kinds. Then, developers will have 24 hours to develop a prototype to demonstrate in a public presentation on Tuesday afternoon.Read More ›

Coming Soon: The Hunt-Lenox Globe, in 3D!

The New York Public Library received a generous grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to scan the globe using 3D imaging technology. The project was undertaken in conjunction with the Lazarus Project, an organization that provides historical researchers access to advanced imaging technology.Read More ›

Per Scholas: Free Job Training for IT Network Specialists

Per Scholas prepares smart, dedicated people to work in key technical roles and is building a more diverse technical workforce by creating on-ramps for women and people of color.Read More ›

96th Street Library Celebrates 110 Years!

Last month, the 96th Street Library celebrated its 110th birthday. In that spirit, the staff at the 96th Street Branch would like to thank our community for supporting the Library throughout its history. Read More ›

NYC DoITT Career Fair on October 14

DoITT will host an IT Career Fair on October 14, with over 150 positions available.Read More ›

October Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Culinary tours…global entrepreneurs…dangerous political weapons in America…Nazi art theft and the quest for justice…forensic DNA…the Tappan Zee Mega Project…the Gowanus Canal…. If any of these topics have piqued your interest, then please join us for an Author @ the Library program in October at the Mid-Manhattan Library.Read More ›

A Website Coding Starter Kit

By following a few easy steps and making use of free resources and software, anyone can learn to create a website of their own.Read More ›

Technology Gone Wrong… for Grownups

Seven scary tech stories—this time, for grownups.Read More ›

STEM Work: An Overview

"STEM 101: Intro to tomorrow's jobs" provides an overview of STEM work, analyzing nearly 100 occupations from a list created by a committee comprising several federal agencies.Read More ›

Information Session With Silicon Harlem July 8

The City College of New York (CCNY) and Continuing and Professional Studies will present Information Session With Silicon Harlem on Wednesday, July 8, 6–7:30 pm at CCNY Campus, Convent Avenue, near 140th Street, Shepard Hall, Room 2.Read More ›

How to Access Science Journals and Scholarship Online

Looking for an encyclopedia of bugs you can get at home, or an idea for a chemistry experiment for a middle-schooler, or a citation to a research article in astrophysics or news of the latest trends in biotechnology? You can find most of this and more right at your local branch of The New York Public Library, or sometimes even at home.Read More ›

Summer of STEM

Scientifically minded kids have some great new nonfiction titles to choose from when they’re looking for a summer read.Read More ›

Podcast #64: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bitcoin

This week on The New York Public Library Podcast, we're pleased to share this conversation between New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, Bitcoin Chief Scientist Gavin Andresen, New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper, and venture capitalist Fred Wilson. The four discuss all things Bitcoin.Read More ›

Upgrading Front-End Apps to AngularJS 1.3

When the Digital Experience team began working on updating the Research Divisions page, we decided to use the newer AngularJS 1.3 version. When we decided to upgrade from the 1.2 version to the 1.3 version for the larger Locations project, the front-end team ran into large code changes, different coding styles, and best practice decisions we had to discuss.Read More ›

CSUN Recap: Accessible Tech for Workers and Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

In early March, I attended the 30th Annual International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, better known as CSUN. This conference is one of the year’s best opportunities to find out what’s new and interesting in accessible technology, from business to entertainment to emerging technologies and beyond. Read More ›

7 Amazing Facts and Books About Female Science Pioneers

Although it's true that women are underrepresented in STEM fields, female scientists have been making breakthroughs for centuries. Here are some facts you may not have known about incredible female scientists—and the books about them that you must read.Read More ›
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