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  • Author Talk: 'The Nom Wah Cookbook' Authors on This Storied Restaurant (Plus Cookbook Recommendations)

    By Sherri Machlin, Adult Librarian | June 24, 2022
    Great Kills Library
    Learn about this iconic fixture of New York's Chinatown, its cookbook, and others recommended by NYPL staff.
  • Remembering Larry Kramer and How He Harnessed Anger to Propel Creativity and Action

    By Alex Teplitzky, Senior Communications Manager, Library for the Performing Arts Communications | June 24, 2022
    We remember Larry Kramer, playwright, AIDS and gay rights activist who harnessed his anger to propel creativity, plays, and action.
  • Get Lost in The Archives of Sexuality and Gender

    By Mia Bruner, Librarian III, Instruction and Outreach | June 24, 2022
    The Archives of Sexuality and Gender is a fantastic database for exploring queer history and LGBTQIA2S+ community archives since 1940s.
  • Join These Special Guest Librarians and Share Your Book Recommendations at NYPL's New Virtual Branch

    By NYPL Staff | June 23, 2022
    Join celebrities, authors, and influencers giving book recommendations and tell everyone what you’re reading this summer!
  • A Reading List for the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | June 20, 2022
    From admissions to athletics to sexual harassment protections, the law has had a tremendous effect on expanding access to women and girls. 
  • Women in Sport: Kids Books to Celebrate Title IX

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | June 20, 2022
    These women and girls have broken barriers and achieved greatness in sports.
  • Doc Chat Episode Fifty-Four: Exploring 125 Years of the Forverts, New York City's Legendary Yiddish Newspaper

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | June 17, 2022
    Explore the pages of one of the most important Yiddish newspapers in the world. 
  • Views from the Digital Collections: Shakespeare in the Park

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | June 17, 2022
    We have hundreds of online images from these beloved productions including photos of performances, rehearsals, the stage, and audience.
  • NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Ada Calhoun

    By NYPL Staff | June 17, 2022
    Calhoun is the author of the new memoir Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me.
  • The Transatlantic Value of Victorian Novelists’ Manuscripts

    By Lucy Whitehead, NYPL Short-Term Fellow | June 16, 2022
    Short-term fellow Lucy Whitehead discusses her research in the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.