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Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence Episode 1

Today’s letter features correspondence between Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and Langston Hughes. In the excerpt below, Schomburg speaks with Hughes regarding acquisitions for The Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints—the forerunner to today’s Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Black Power!

The Black Power movement turns fifty this year. Two new digital exhibitions explore the multiform and ideologically diverse movement that deeply shaped black consciousness and identity and left an immense legacy that continues to inform the contemporary American landscape.Read More ›

Booktalking "Destination Unknown" by Amy Clipston

Whitney Richards bristles at the ostentatious atmosphere that accompanies wealth and the glamour of high society.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 7

Recruitment events and training opportunities for the week ahead.Read More ›

100 Years (Or So) Ago in Dance: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn

The 1915-1916 tour, which included the Palace Theatre run, was the first to feature dancers from the Ruth St. Denis School of Dancing and its Related Arts, which was founded in the summer of 1915 and which became known, in a mingling of the two founders’ names, as Denishawn.Read More ›

Meet the Artist: Yuko K.

What's that ruckus we've been hearing in the Children's Room lately? A herd of elephants doing yoga?! Read More ›

More Costly Errors! Championship Series Edition

Some of the more costly errors in League Championship Series history.Read More ›

Immortality and the Fear of Death

Philosophical writings on mortality and the fear of death.Read More ›

Matching Patrons with Expert Practitioners: SIBL's Year in Programs and Classes

Last year the Business Library offered 320+ sessions, repeating frequently those most in demand. Look for these and more in the year ahead.Read More ›

3 Reasons to Use Find My Past for Family History Research

Find My Past holds many useful records for furthering your family history research. Here are three reasons to explore this database and continue your genealogical journey:Read More ›

Charlotte Sometimes: The Redoubled Subject

Penelope Farmer's 'Charlotte Sometimes' has an incredible depth accomplished with an effortlessness I rarely come across in contemplative fiction written for adults, let alone children. For this reason, I cannot accept it as a simple story about a child who travels time, but a story where an adolescent girl lays the foundation for her maturity.Read More ›

Walter Camp: The Man Who Gave You Football

Before you dive into that bowl of chips this Superbowl Sunday, take a moment to appreciate Walter Camp, the man who gave you football. This guy, the fit, mutton-chopped “Father of American Football,” literally wrote the rules.Read More ›

Ep. 15 "It's All About Service" | Library Stories

Sal Magaddino is passionate about his job as the Deputy Director for Logistics of BookOps, which is charged with distributing over 35,000 materials a day to more than 150 locations throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn.Read More ›

Stuck In a Small Business Rut?

We’ve all been there… day in, day out, same thing, we’re tired physically and emotionally. It’s no longer fulfilling. We wonder where our initial passion for our business went, and whether we are doing the right thing. Help! How do we get out of this rut?Read More ›

Meet The Artist: Sandra Jetton

On display until February 29 at St. Agnes Library is Sandra Jetton’s Street Theater: Scenes from the Show.Read More ›

February Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

A musical heritage of the Jewish community...uncovering psychological tricks of a hustler...racial inequality and a call to action...revisiting Folk City, New York...Woody Allen—a life...the intersection of word geeks and grammar police...criminal negligence in the U.S. armed forces...exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square...transformation of urban gardens...New York’s first and oldest charter school... beauty, culture and the fascination of Cuba...Read More ›

The Podcast That Must Not Be Named: The Librarian is In, Ep. 4

Go behind the scenes at BookOps, the Library's special secret spy agent— er, the "technical services" unit. Also: the Helen Ellis/Shirley Jackson/Anita Brookner triumverate, Frank's shocking Harry Potter confession, and more.Read More ›

What to Do When Prospects Don't Understand Your Product or Service

Do your clients rave about your product or service, but prospective customers don't quite understand what you do? The culprit may be your marketing approach.Read More ›

武媚娘 : 一代女皇武則天的傳奇人生 || The Empress of China

武媚娘 : 一代女皇武則天的傳奇人生 || Wu Meiniang : yi dai nü huang Wuzetian de chuan qi ren sheng = The empress of ChinaRead More ›

Podcast #97: Toni Morrison and Angela Davis on Connecting for Progress

Toni Morrison and Angela Davis are two of the most necessary and brilliant intellectuals of our time. Morrison, a Novel Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize winner, has written several novels, plays, works of children's literature, and nonfiction. Scholar, activist, and author Angela Davis is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a group working to end the prison industrial complex.Read More ›
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