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The 2018 Oscars: Watch That? Read This.

We have nearly all of the films available to check out of the Library. But don't stop there: We've also picked out a few books that have similar themes or resonate particularly well with this year's nominees. Read More ›

W.E.B. Du Bois Vacationed in Jamaica and Other Discoveries from NYPL's E-Resources

On February 23, 1868, the famed African American sociologist, scholar, historian, journalist, and activist was born. To learn more about Mr. Du Bois, we dug into The New York Public Library's electronic resources to see what we could find.Read More ›

The First Rule of Diverse Books Club Is... The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 79

RuthAnn Deveney from the Diverse Books Club gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her group's themes and book picks, her love of spreadsheets, and her Philly-specific sandwich recommendations. Plus: What will Frank say (or not say) when he goes on The View? Read More ›

Digitized Historical Business Periodicals from the Library's Collection: Part 9

Responding to current information delivery practices, the Library has been working with Google to have a portion of its older pre-1923 collections digitized. Read More ›

The Making of the Modern Olympics

The modern Olympic Games are largely the result of the of one man's efforts, who went on a worldwide crusade to promote and organize sporting events.Read More ›

Neel Mukherjee Tells Ghost Stories: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 203

A conversation with the author about migration, home and his new novel "A State of Freedom." Read More ›

Book Pairings for the Winter Olympics

Books to read while you're relaxing on the couch, watching world-class athletes compete in the Olympics.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 2/19-3/5

Welcome to our bi-weekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library. Read More ›

7 Gal Pal Lit Picks

Grab your bestie and some tissues as you prepare to laugh, cry, and remember just what makes a bestie so wonderful!Read More ›

Booktalking "Truth or Dare" by Barbara Dee

Lia is decidedly lagging behind in the puberty department, longing and praying for the day when all teenage angst will cease. Read More ›

2018 Book Club Recap

With 12 months of 2017 Book Club activity in the books (pardon the pun), read on to find out what happens when people stop keeping their opinions to themselves, and start getting real...Read More ›

Community Conversations Recap: Literary Life in New York, Then & Now at Mid-Manhattan Library

On January 31, Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street hosted its second Community Conversation. Here is an overview of the talk from our guest lecturer, Kevin C. Fitzpatrick. We invite you to join our continuing conversation on the changing media environment ("From Telegrams to Tweets") on February 21.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 18

Find free job training programs, recruitment events, career development workshops, and more.Read More ›

Random Acts of Kindness at the Library

From the Bronx through Manhattan to Staten Island, staff members at The New York Public Library regularly witness random acts of kindness. Here, we've collected just a few of these heartwarming interactions.Read More ›

New Book Recommendations for Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions

Keeping to your New Year's resolutions? Whether you resolved to make a fresh start, begin a new romance, or find yourself, these recommendations can help inspire you. Read More ›

A Black Panther Primer

We’re obsessed with Black Panther. So, we’ve come up with some book selections for every kind of Black Panther fan, from the movie-goers who’ve never read the comics to the long-time completists.Read More ›

Love: In the Air, On the Page

With February comes Valentine's Day, and these 14 recommendations that celebrate love in all its forms. Read More ›

Novedades de Febrero 2018: Celebrando el Mes del Corazón

Una lista selectiva de historias recientes de amor y amistad y otros temas del corazón para celebrar.Read More ›

New Yaaawk Stories: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 78

All the complexities of the city so nice, they named it twice! Frank goes deep into nostalgia territory, digging up childhood memories, classic accents, and urban anxieties. Gwen follows with a real-life tale of greed and gumption at a famed NYC hedge fund. Read More ›

An Emotional Archive: Hiie Saumaa on Jerome Robbins

A Jerome Robbins Dance Research Fellow reflects on Robbins' life and archives, from a January 2018 symposium. Read More ›
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