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Podcast #53: RuPaul on Fantasy, Identity, and Diana Ross

RuPaul was crowned the “Queen of Manhattan” in 1989 and has since published two books and released hit songs over the course of eleven studio albums. We were lucky to hear our LIVE from the NYPL guest discuss the dualistic nature of identity, the great Diana Ross, and fantasy.Read More ›

Some of Our Favorite Authors

It's Women's History month so we asked our staff to name some of their favorite female writers and tell us which (of hers) is their favorite work.Read More ›

Francis Martin Library College Fair March 30

Francis Martin Library will present a College Fair on Monday, March 30, 2015, 11 am–3 pm.Read More ›

Booktalking "Rotten" by Michael Northrop

Jimmer Dobbs (JD) returns home at the end of the summer only to discover that his mother has acquired a new housemate, a rescued Rottweiler. Read More ›

Booktalking "Buddy" by M. H. Herlong

Twelve-year-old Lil'T, aka Tyrone, meets his best friend, a dog whom he christens Buddy, on his way home from church one day. Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 4

Critical reception and further reading from the author, Jill Lepore.Read More ›

Black Life Matters Feature of the Week: Telling the Stories of the Black Experience to Children

In our final exhibition feature, Maira Liriano, Curator of our Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, discusses the importance of diverse literature, especially for young readers of color.Read More ›

Skateboarding at the Library

Here are some tunes to thrash around to, some books to read up on and some movies to feel inspired by.Read More ›

Learn How NYC Women Continue to Make History with the Community Oral History Project

March is Women’s History Month, a time when we pay special tribute to women whose contributions to society have proved invaluable. Find out how four extraordinary New York City women are currently making history in their local neighborhoods in these oral histories recently compiled and collected as part of our Community Oral History Project.Read More ›

16 Powerful Quotes About What It Means to Be a Woman

Women are some of our favorite writers, most intelligent voices, and incredible innovators. Women have helped us think more deeply through issues about which we're passionate, and women have made our world a better place to be human. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 22

Recruitment and information sessions from the NYPD, FDNY, 3rd Yachad/JUF, BWI, CMP, NEW, and more.Read More ›

African Dance Interview Project Videos Now Available

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is pleased to announce that the five interviews documented with the Mertz Gilmore Foundation grant to record African choreographers and teachers are now online at The New York Public Library’s website.Read More ›

The Harry Potter Series: Books and Films

You can find the Harry Potter book series by acclaimed author J.K. Rowling at the library.Read More ›

Free Green Jobs Training Program

This Green Jobs Training Program is a FREE program that prepares workers for careers in Green Cleaning and Waste Management and Building Operations and Maintenance. The Green Jobs Training Program is a program of LaGuardia Community College offered in collaboration with Queens Botanical Garden.Read More ›

We Blinded Them With Science: Experiments for Children

Learning about science with books from the library and experimental programs at the library!Read More ›

Matzah and Melodrama: Nahum Stutchkoff's Yiddish Song Lyrics

Nahum Stutchkoff (1893-1965) was a beloved Yiddish radio personality, playwright, lyricist and linguist who created dramas and commercials for WEVD radio and compiled a Yiddish rhyming dictionary and thesaurus. Once a household name among New York Yiddish speakers, he even appeared in ads for Beech-Nut Gum, Seagram’s Whiskey, and Planter’s High Hat Peanut Oil.Read More ›

Abyssinian Development Corporation: YouthBuild Program

Abyssinian Development Corporation provides resources and services that empower Harlem residents to realize their goals and dreams.Read More ›

Using Academic Search Premier for College Research

Learn how this database can help you with your studies—log in from home with your library card!Read More ›

Farewell Sir Pratchett, Welcome to Discworld

There is no way to accurately describe the impact Terry Pratchett and his works have made on the world. It is difficult enough to explain what they meant to me. I read my first Discworld book two years ago (Going Postal). As of this month, I have read 29 out the 40 books in the series and they have become an integral part of me.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 3

This week, let's take a look at the cultural impact and uses of Wonder Woman through these resources for further reading.Read More ›
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