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1968: Baseball's "Year of the Pitcher"

1968 was a year of misfortune. Unless you were on the mound.Read More ›

Black Life Matters Feature of the Week: A Bit Of Life

In today's feature of the week, Mary Yearwood, our in-house Curator of the Photographs and Prints Division, discusses the brilliance of renowned shutterbug Richard Saunders, and how he inspired her contribution to the exhibition.Read More ›

Podcast #52: Sarah Lewis and Anna Deavere Smith on Inspiring Failures

Is failure what keeps us going? This is the question Sarah Lewis's The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search of Mastery centers around. The author, curator, and historian offers a tantalizing view of near-greatness in her book, which tells the stories of how some of the greatest talents in history grappled with the pursuit of perfection.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 15

King Teleservices, Domino's, Shleppers, and other recruitment events happening this week.Read More ›

Frank Sinatra’s Flight to the Moon

From his first job at the Rustic Cabin (earning $15 a week) to minting million dollar bills, tracing Sinatra's road to financial success.Read More ›

We Are Warriors: Biographies of Brave Women

It is March and we are again celebrating Women’s History Month. One of our bravest and most beautiful writers (who is also a woman) once wrote: “You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies, / You may trod me in the very dirt / But still, like dust, I’ll rise.” Here are the titles of biographies of brave warriors (who are also women.)Read More ›

Ask the Author: Frank Bruni

Frank Bruni comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, March 18 to discuss his latest work, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

ReelAbilities Film Festival Inspires Students at the Library

This year is the 7th Annual Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. Organized by the JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities runs from March 12 through March 18, The Festival will be showcasing award-winning films by and about people with special needs at over thirty venues throughout the New York Metro Area, many of which will be the US or NY Premiere.Read More ›

Why Is New York City Called the Big Apple?

New York is a city of nicknames. The City That Never Sleeps, Empire City, The City So Nice They Named It Twice… and of course Gotham, which we’ve covered before. Today let’s just look at the Big Apple.Read More ›

Peter Hart's "The Great War"

This is a superb military study of the Great War. if you are looking for some new perspectives on the Bloody Fields of Flanders and elsewhere then this seminal work by Peter Hart is a good place to start. Read More ›

Booktalking "A Break With Charity" by Ann Rinaldi

The witch trials are a circus. The afflicted girls, as well as many local residents, attend the trials. The accused witches are not appointed counsel, and their words of defense fall on impatient ears.Read More ›

Meet the Artist: Rossella BLUE Mocerino

The Mulberry Street Library is proud to host the art exhibition "Love, Masks, and Flowers" by Greenwich Village based artist Rossella BLUE Mocerino. A veteran exhibitor of NYPL Libraries, BLUE brings extraodinary color and verve to her work, on display through April 28, 2015. I spoke with the artist about her work. Read More ›

Booktalking "Finishing Becca" by Ann Rinaldi

The Declaration of Independence was penned in 1776. This is Philadelphia in 1778, in the midst of the Rebels and the Loyalists. 14-year-old Becca Syng is sent to work and live as a maid with the spoiled Peggy Shippen, future wife of Benedict Arnold.Read More ›

Lawmen and Badmen: The Tin Star of the Old West

In the early American West, the lawman might be a U.S. marshal, appointed by the Attorney General, or he might be a local sheriff elected to office by the townfolk. The distinction often makes no difference in old Western movies, but is an optimum detail in the pursuit of genealogy and local history research in the Milstein Division, where reference librarians must wrangle between the local, county, state, and federal levels in order to rope in relevant resources for patron requests.Read More ›

Quantum Leap, Do You Copy? Goodbye Leonard Nimoy

The best place to find the answers to existential, scientific, and any other deep questions you're pondering is, of course, the Library.Read More ›

Stomping on Ye Old Sod... Celebrating Ireland at the Library

Resources on Ireland for the greenest of St. Patrick's Days.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 2

The outfits, accessories, and weaponry of our wonderful superheroine.Read More ›

Booktalking "Reviving Ophelia" by Mary Pipher

In her practice, the author found adolescent girls falling victim to cultural ideals of thinness and feminine behavior. 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 ›

An Interview With Titus Kaphar

Artist Titus Kaphar and The Jerome Project makes those impacted by our criminal justice system visible and human rather than statistics of mass incarceration and criminalization.Read More ›
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