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Black History Month at NYPL

The New York Public Library celebrates and amplifies Black voices and stories—this month and all year long.

Spotlight

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  • Author Talks & Conversations

  • Exhibitions

  • Kids & Teens

  • Other Events

  • Christian McBride with Nelson George: The Movement Revisited

    Mon, Feb 26 | 7 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    2 side-by-side headshots: Nelson George, Christian McBride
  • February Book Club Event: The Reformatory by Tananarive Due

    Wed, Feb 28 | 6 PM

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) & Online

    Get Lit logo with the cover of The Reformatory.
  • Dawoud Bey with Siddhartha Mitter: Elegy

    Wed, Feb 21 | 7 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    2 side-by-side headshots: Dawoud Bey, Siddhartha Mitter
  • Christian McBride with Nelson George: The Movement Revisited

    Mon, Feb 26 | 7 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    2 side-by-side headshots: Nelson George, Christian McBride
  • February Book Club Event: The Reformatory by Tananarive Due

    Wed, Feb 28 | 6 PM

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) & Online

    Get Lit logo with the cover of The Reformatory.

Staff Picks

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In the Collection

  • Filterworld

    Kyle Chayka

    AdultNonfiction
    filterworld by kyle chayka
  • The Museum of Failures

    Thrity Umrigar

    AdultFiction
    the museum of failures by thrity umrigar
  • Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club

    Roselle Lim

    AdultFiction
    sophie go's lonely hearts club
  • Ain't That a Mother

    Adiba Nelson

    AdultMemoir
    ain't that a mother by adiba nelson
  • Kindling: Stories

    Kathleen Jennings

    AdultScience Fiction
    kindling by kathleen jennings
  • Clover Hendry's Day Off

    Beth Morrey

    AdultFiction
    Clover Hendry's Day Off by Beth Morrey
  • 2020

    Eric Klinenberg

    AdultNonfiction
    2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed by Eric Klinenberg
  • Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart

    GennaRose Nethercott

    AdultFiction
    Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart and other stories by Gennarose Nethercott
  • We Are Free to Change the World

    Lyndsey Stonebridge

    AdultNonfiction
    We Are Free to Change the World: Hannah Arendt's lessons in love and disobedience by Lyndsey Stonebridge
  • Celebrating AANHPI Voices and Stories

    In celebration of the Lunar New Year, AANHPI librarians pick out their favorite books for all ages highlighting AANHPI heritage. 
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  • Black Romantasy Books To Get Lost In

    Romance + Fantasty = Romantasy 
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