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  • Typed letter on Stop ERA stationary written by Phyllis Schlafly to William S. Woodside criticizing his support for the Equal Rights Amendment and threatening to boycott American Can products.

    New to the Archives: The Migs Woodside papers

    By Julie Golia, Associate Director, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books and Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscri | September 29, 2023
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    A new archival collection explores key issues shaping 20th-century culture and politics through one woman's life and career.
  • Purple and yellow graphic reads: Teen Banned Book Club.

    Beginning Monday, October 2! How to Read the Latest Teen Banned Book Club Title on SimplyE

    By NYPL Staff | September 28, 2023
    Download your free digital copy of our Teen Banned Book Club titles and get reading!
  • Mayor Adams, NYPL President Anthony Marx, and others at the Teen Center’s ribbon-cutting.

    Mott Haven Library Teen Center Opens with a Visit from Mayor Adams

    By NYPL Staff | September 28, 2023
    Mayor Eric Adams joined NYC library presidents and Bronx community members at the grand opening for Mott Haven Library’s new Teen Center.
  • headshot of smiling woman with short brown hair wearing a blue button down shirt alongside covers of two picture books

    KidsLIVE! Author Talk With Jessica Love

    By Jay Garfinkel, Children's Librarian, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library | September 27, 2023
    Join us for an author talk with Jessica Love where we'll be discussing her books Julián is a Mermaid and Julián at the Wedding.
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    Banned Books Reading List: Stand for the Right to Read Freely

    By NYPL Staff | September 25, 2023
    A book list for all ages, selected by our expert librarians, to highlight titles past and present that are targets of bans and challenges.
  • collage of three book covers

    10 September Fiction Releases To Get Your Hands On

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | September 21, 2023
    New September books are the equivalent of freshly sharpened pencils and uncreased folders.
  • Two people and a dog lay on a hardwood dance floor

    Outside the Frame: Amanda Hamp on “Downtown” Dance Artists in the 1980s

    By Amanda Hamp, Associate Professor of Dance, University of New Mexico | September 19, 2023
    Amanda Hamp wrote about her research on dance performances and papers of selected “downtown” dance artists working in the 1980s.  
  • Author Luis Urrea speaking on stage at an NYPL event

    Library Talks: Luis Alberto Urrea, 'Good Night, Irene'

    By NYPL Staff | September 19, 2023
    The new novel by award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea, Good Night, Irene, tells an overlooked story of women’s heroism in World War II.
  • head and torso of Hunter Augeri, facing the camera, in a dark blue shirt; behind him are an iron spiral staircase and an exposed brick wall.

    NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Hunter Augeri

    By Jeanne-Marie Musto, Librarian II | September 19, 2023
    What does it mean to be an artist who doesn’t make art? Hunter Augeri explores hoarding and the role it plays in the artistic process.
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    Reading for Anyone Thinking About the Roman Empire Today

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | September 18, 2023
    History, biography, literary fiction, and political thrillers for all the classics lovers out there.