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    Meet the 2024–2025 Fellows of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

    By NYPL Staff | April 23, 2024

    Selected from a pool of 620 applicants from 66 countries, they include academics, independent scholars, novelists, playwrights, and poets.

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    What To Read While You Wait for 'Funny Story' by Emily Henry

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | April 22, 2024

    Over twenty titles with similar tropes as Funny Story including roommates-to-romance, fake relationships, and opposites attract.

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    Books for Kids and Teens Featuring Memorable and Inspirational Teachers

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | April 19, 2024

    These fiction titles highlight some of the ways that teachers make a profound difference in the lives of children. 

  • Ariela Braunschweig in long black coat and sunglasses, in front of a flowering magnolia tree in a green field

    NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Ariela Braunschweig

    By Jeanne-Marie Musto, Librarian II | April 18, 2024

    Most Jewish artists persecuted by the Nazis have been forgotten. Ariela Braunschweig leads a project to document their work and lives.

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    Announcing the 2024 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists

    By NYPL Staff | April 18, 2024

    These five talented authors are finalists for the 24th annual Young Lions Fiction Award.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking on stage

    Library Talks: Hillary Rodham Clinton with Jennifer Weiner

    By NYPL Staff | April 16, 2024

    The former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady takes the stage for a candid and in-depth conversation.

  • front cover of the Vanguard. Volume 5, number 1

    'The Vanguard: A Register of Those in Front': An Introduction to the Newly Digitized African American Directory

    By Makoroba Sow, Librarian II | April 15, 2024

    A history of The Vanguard, social register and classified directory for New York's African American community, 1933-1943–recently digitized!

  • An older man sits at a table with a younger man and points as if giving advice.

    Connections in 'The Connector'

    By Douglas Reside, Curator, Theatre Collection | April 15, 2024

    Doug Reside looks at connections between Daisy Prince and Jason Robert Brown's musicals The Last Five Years (2002) and The Connector (2024)

  • Roger Mello headshot alongside cover of his book Joao

    KidsLIVE! Author Talk With Roger Mello

    By NYPL Teen Reading Ambassadors: Chloe, Christina, and Karen, from Columbus, Macomb's Bridge, and Seward Park Libraries | April 12, 2024

    Join us for a talk with Roger Mello about his book João by a Thread


  • Carlos Calderon

    NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Carlos Calderon

    By Andy Mccarthy, Librarian II | April 12, 2024

    "I thought research was completely inaccessible because I presumed we knew everything already. I was unbelievably wrong..."