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The Pregnant Librarian Recommends

This time in my life made me realize that finding the right reading material and entertainment is necessary during these nine months of nesting at home. Luckily for me, I am a librarian surrounded by endless resources!Read More ›

The Other Secret Garden

The success of the Library's Anti-Prom, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden.Read More ›

The Many Characters of Lupino Lane

Photos of Lupino Lane in Only Me, now on display on the third floor of the Library for the Performing Arts.Read More ›

Podcast #111: Helen Mirren on Women's Roles and Taking on Shakespeare

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren discussing getting better roles, seeing summer movies, and breathing through Shakespeare.Read More ›

Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program

MINY Production Assistant Training Program helps low-income and unemployed New York residents start a career in TV and film production.Read More ›

Put a Hold On It: Reserving the Latest DVDs

Here's a #libraryhack to get on top of the holds list for the latest movies... who needs a streaming subscription?Read More ›

Upcoming NYC Rashomon Performance! Spotlight on the Kurosawa Classic

Rashomon on screen and on the stage.Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Join us for an Author @ the Library talk this March at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions.Read More ›

The Witch: A Reading and Resource List

Already being touted as one of the best horror films of the year, The Witch is the story of a New England family that slowly begins to fall apart when they are banished from their Pilgrim community. Writer and Director Robert Eggers recently mentioned in an interview that he used the library's resources to do research for the film.Read More ›

Beyond Bollywood

The last two years have been great for Hindi cinema—and the library offers a great selection of titles that go beyond Bollywood cliché.Read More ›

The Moviegoer: Bad Love, An Anti-Valentine's Day Movie List

Just in time for Valentine's Day: a list of movies where love goes south, or where one (or more) of the participants ends up in a bad way.Read More ›

By Grabthar's Hammer: 25 Sci-Fi Movies to Thrill and Move You

Twenty-five contemporary classics of the sci-fi kind. And remember, if you ever stumble across a time machine: just leave it alone.Read More ›

100 Years (Or So) Ago in Dance: The Whirl of Life

Happy New Year! Rather than look back at 2015, we’re going back 100 years for the first in a series of blog  posts featuring events in dance history from (about) 100 years ago. And I’m starting with something that is personally meaningful to me, as a ballroom dancer: Vernon and Irene Castle in the silent film, The Whirl of Life.

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'Clueless' Translated from Valley Girl to 19th Century English

To commemorate Emma and one of our favorite book-to-film retellings, we're matching moments from Clueless to their counterparts in Jane Austen's novel, translating from valley girl to nineteenth century English. Why? Because, as Cher would say, "Duh, it's like a famous quote!"Read More ›

The Moviegoer: Noel Marshall's 'Roar': Lions, and Tigers, and... Panthers! Oh My!

Some movies are so bad they're good. In this particular specimen, 70 cast and crew members were injured during filming too.Read More ›

The Moviegoer: Films That Give You the Heebie-Jeebies

When most people think of horror movies, they usually think of lots of blood and a large body count, but the films that creep me out the most are the ones that mess with your head.Read More ›

Evelyn Waugh and His "Most Offensive Work"

While in Hollywood consulting on a potential film adaptation of Brideshead that never materialized, Waugh observed American West Coast culture up close. His reaction was... not flattering.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 ›

Podcast #78: John Lithgow on Shakespeare and Bedtime Stories

A winner of five Emmys and two Golden Globes, John Lithgow is one of America's most accomplished actors. He's also the author of the memoir Drama: An Actor’s Education. For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present John Lithgow discussing Shakespeare, his father, and bedtime stories.Read More ›

Blurred Lines: Animated Movies For Adults

With all the attention given to movies like Frozen, Up and Wreck-It Ralph, it's easy to forget that not all animated films are made with kids in mind. If you're in the mood to watch something animated but not too kid-friendly, here are just a few of your many options.Read More ›
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