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Booktalking "The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage" by Selina Alko

Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter were living a fulfilled and happy life in Virginia. They wanted to turn their relationship into the committed partnership of marriage, but in 1958 in Virginia, interracial marriage was illegal.Read More ›

The Schomburg Center is a Finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service!

The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in recognition of exceptional service to the community and for making a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. We are excited to announce that the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has been named as a finalist for the 2015 National Medal award!Read More ›

Biz, Bullet, Baseball: History and Nicknames in the Negro Leagues

During preparations for a book display, I learned a great deal about these players, their stats, and the origins of their nicknames.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Collaborating Couples on February 7, 2015

Andrea and Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, and Betsy and Ted Lewin spoke about living and working on books together.Read More ›

Ten YA Retellings of Cinderella

You know that romantic tale of the orphaned girl with a cruel stepfamily, who later becomes the belle of the ball and finds true love after fitting into a glass slipper. Here are several retellings of the fairy tale that appeal to modern day teens.Read More ›

CMP Job Fair March 5

CMP (formerly Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc.) is hosting a job fair in Flushing, Queens, on Thursday March 5, from 10 am–3 pm.Read More ›

The Legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana in YA Fiction

In the rain soaked Seattle of the early '90s, grunge rock was the soundtrack to our lives and Kurt and Nirvana were at its center. Twenty one years on, his legacy continues in two recent YA books Carnival at Bray and Love Letters to the Dead. Both books examine the power of music and words to bring people together, inspire us and give us hope.Read More ›

Podcast #49: Charles Blow on His Unexpected Childhood Hero

Charles Blow speaks with Schomburg Center director Khalil Muhammad about his middle name, how he was nearly baptized twice, and his unexpected childhood hero.Read More ›

How the Vote Was Won, and Exported

The history behind these comedic British Suffrage plays and their warm reception in the United States.Read More ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth Is Missing, Part 3

More questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading.Read More ›

Learn More About Artist Carole Byard's "Rent Series"

Alexis De Veaux talks to us about Carole Byard's "Rent Series," a collection of artwork inspired by old rent receipts her late father kept in his lifelong efforts to provide housing for their family.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 22

SAGE Boot Camp, Americare, the Governor's Unemployment Strikeforce Virtual Career Fair and more events this week.Read More ›

A Day in the Life of a Library Homeschooler

It seems that many of my favorite homeschooling blogs have been featuring “A Day in the Life” essays lately, and there have been a few nods to spending time at libraries, but no one mentions homeschooling exclusively using library materials. So, I will, because we do!Read More ›

Booktalking "The Patron Saint of Butterflies" by Cecilia Galante

The Regulation Room is simply a normal part of life on Mount Blessing to its residents. Read More ›

Books on Film: Celebrate the 2015 Oscars!

Are you planning to watch the Academy Awards this Sunday? Many of the featured films began life as books!Read More ›

Finding Spiritual Support at the Library

It's the first day of Lent, but our collections can offer insight and guidance for any spiritual path. Read More ›

METRO Conference on January 15, 2015

Highlights from the local library conference.Read More ›

Chinese New Year Books for Children

Here are some recommendations of books on Chinese New Year stories, traditions and food. Read More ›

200 Adult Literacy Students See 'Selma'

Because of the generosity of an Aguilar volunteer tutor, almost 200 Harlem, Aguilar and St. Agnes students, staff and volunteers had the opportunity to see Selma on Wednesday and Thursday, February 11 and 12 at the Magic Johnson Theater in Harlem. Read More ›

Champagne Supernovas and Other Fun Fashion Reads

While waiting between shows at Fashion Week, you might be in need of a good book. Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and the ‘90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion is reading for the runway.Read More ›
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