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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

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  • And the Category Is… Discussion & Signing with Ricky Tucker

    Wed, Feb 8 | 6:30 PM

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

    Ricky Tucker with the cover of And the Category Is.
  • Inventing the It Girl: Hilary A. Hallett with Alice Kessler-Harris

    Tues, Feb 14 | 6 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    Hilary Hallett with the cover of Inventing the It Girl.
  • Dyscalculia: Camonghne Felix with Bunny Michael

    Wed, Feb 22 | 6:30 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    Collage featuring Dyscalculia book cover along with headshots of Camonghne Felix and Bunny Michael.
  • Freedom Narratives: David Wright Faladé and Ilyon Woo with Lynn Nottage

    Tues, Feb 7 | 6:30 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    Side-by-side color headshots of David Wright Faladé, Ilyon Woo, Lynn Nottage.
  • And the Category Is… Discussion & Signing with Ricky Tucker

    Wed, Feb 8 | 6:30 PM

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

    Ricky Tucker with the cover of And the Category Is.
  • Inventing the It Girl: Hilary A. Hallett with Alice Kessler-Harris

    Tues, Feb 14 | 6 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    Hilary Hallett with the cover of Inventing the It Girl.
  • Dyscalculia: Camonghne Felix with Bunny Michael

    Wed, Feb 22 | 6:30 PM

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & Online

    Collage featuring Dyscalculia book cover along with headshots of Camonghne Felix and Bunny Michael.

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  • New Picture Book Biographies About Black Activists, Authors, Trailblazers & More

    Breaking color barriers, standing up for civil rights, contributing to the arts and sciences—these individuals will inspire young readers.

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  • NYPL's Best Crime, Mystery, & Thriller Books

    Cozy up with a suspenseful book this winter...but leave the lights on!

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  • Careers at NYPL

    Join The New York Public Library's team! We're looking for enthusiastic applicants to fill a range of roles in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, as well as at our Library Services Center in Queens.

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