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This is a multimedia showroom for librarians, curators, event speakers, scholars, and writers working and creating at The New York Public Library. Explore staff blogs, view original videos, download podcasts, browse print publications, interact with digital exhibitions, and connect with NYPL on Facebook, Twitter, and beyond. Explore and get inspired!

Jane Smiley on the NYPL Podcast

The New York Public Library Podcast brings you the best of the Library's author talks, live events, and other bookish curiosities. In our most recent episode, author Jane Smiley visited NYPL for Books at Noon, where she discussed the origins of her trilogy The Last Hundred Years, the hard part about living with characters for one hundred years of their lives, and her middle school reading tastes. Read More ›

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Africa and the African Diaspora

Song and Dance: The Power Of Black Music

American music is largely influenced by African American music, so concluded eminent musicologists just before the 20th century.Read More ›

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Andy Wagstaff

Best of New Music (August 2014 Edition)

A periodic list of some of the most exciting, newly purchased CDs for our circulating collections.Read More ›

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New Dorp Library

Hear and Share Your Hurricane Sandy Stories with Sandy Storyline's Exhibit

In recognition of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, The New York Public Library is partnering with Sandy Storyline to present an opportunity to hear and share first person stories of recovery and remembrance.Read More ›

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