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    Caffe Cino and Off-Off Broadway: Finding My Great-Grandfather in the Library for the Performing Arts

    By Rachel Kahn, Adult Librarian | December 6, 2023
    A familial connection ignites a search into NYPL's Library of Performing Arts collections.
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    New Books for Kids and Teens to Celebrate the Winter Holidays

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | December 6, 2023
    Break out the cocoa and marshmallows, grab a blanket, and enjoy a cozy seasonal read!
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    Fa La La La Lol: Humorous Books for the Holidays

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | December 6, 2023
    These funny books by funny people will make the holiday season even more merry!
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    Images of Great Britain's Royal Family in the Digital Collections

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | December 4, 2023
    Peruse photos in our online collections of one of the most photographed families in the world.
  • Marilyn Oliva with sunglasses, a white fleece hat and orange windbreaker, sitting on towels laid on the sand

    NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Marilyn Oliva

    By Jeanne-Marie Musto, Librarian II | December 4, 2023
    Marilyn Oliva tells of her research into the lives of English women who remained Catholic after Henry VIII broke with the Church in Rome.
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    Manuel Alum…Close to the Earth

    By Omonike Akinyemi | December 4, 2023
    Omonike Akinyemi remembers the dancer and choreographer Manuel Alum.
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    From Mole to Buñuelos: A Taste of Convent Cooking

    By Paloma Celis Carbajal, Curator and Jessica Salinas, Library Technical Assistant | December 4, 2023
    A look at a 19th-century Mexican kitchen manuscript.
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    NYPL'S Top 10 Comics and Graphic Novels of 2023

    By NYPL Best Comics Committee | November 30, 2023
    Check out our absolute favorites of the year!
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    The Top 3s of 2023

    By Lisa Herndon, Manager, Schomburg Communications and Publications | November 30, 2023
    Explore the Schomburg Center's top three most-viewed blogs, research guides, and online public programs of 2023. 
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    The Bill of (Twelve) Rights: Contingency and the Constitution

    By Emily Brooks, PhD, Curriculum Writer | November 30, 2023
    This blog post explores teaching the historical concept of contingency using a copy of the Bill of Rights with twelve amendements.