Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

The New York Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day.

From Behind the Blue Wall of Silence


A publlic forum featuring current and former NYPL officers sepaking about their experiences on the job and presenting their critique of current NYPD policies and tactics. 


Carlton Berkeley: President of Brothers and Sisters Who Care and Retired NYPD Detective 2nd Grade

John Eterno: Professor at Molloy College and retired NYPD Captain

Graham Weatherspoon: Black Law Enforcement Alliance and retired NYPD Detective

Anthony Miranda: Chair of National Latino Officers Association and retired NYPD Sergeant

Colleen Meenan: Practicing attorney, retired NYPD Sergeant, and former Executive Director of the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL)

Adhyl Polanco: Current NYPD Officer


Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center


Chat with a librarian now

Keep Up With NYPL Events

Subscribe to our newsletters:

NYPL Programs

NYPL Family Programs

Programs for educators:

Teaching & Learning