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    Newly Digitized: The Eugene L. Armbruster Collection of Long Island Photographic Views

    By Philip Sutton, Librarian III, Instruction and Outreach | May 15, 2024

    The collection is an invaluable record of the history of Long Island.

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    Where To Start With Alice Munro

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | May 15, 2024

    Munro was a master of the short story.

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    NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Eva Isherwood-Wallace

    By Julie Carlsen, Assistant Curator, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | May 14, 2024

    Eva Isherwood-Wallace discusses her research on poet Laura Riding in the Berg Collection. 

  • Ruha Benjamin with Rujeko Hockley speaking on stage

    Library Talks: Ruha Benjamin with Rujeko Hockley, 'Imagination'

    By NYPL Staff | May 14, 2024

    Ruha Benjamin examines the power of our imagination to challenge systems of oppression and to create a world in which everyone can thrive.

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    Vote in 2024’s Citywide Participatory Budgeting and Fund Projects in Your Community

    By NYPL Staff | May 13, 2024

    Learn how to vote in the citywide participatory budget process this spring.

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    15 Books to Read If You Loved 'The Idea of You'

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | May 9, 2024

    These titles explore some of the same themes including May-December relationships, celebrity romances, and love under the microscope. 

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    Storytime With NYPL Librarians at Hudson Yards

    By NYPL Staff | May 9, 2024

    Enjoy read-aloud books, songs, rhymes, and art activities in these free programs.

  • Augusta Savage is standing next to her sculpture Lift Every Voice and Sing

    Exploring the Harlem Renaissance Through NYPL's Collections

    By Maya Banks, Exhibitions Education, Center for Educators and Schools | May 9, 2024

    Learn about items in NYPL's collections that celebrate the Harlem Renaissance and delve deeper into its history with our teaching tools!

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    All Hail C.J. Sansom and the Matthew Shardlake Series

    By Anne Rouyer, Supervising Young Adult Librarian | May 8, 2024

    A celebration of mystery author C.J. Sansom and his incomparable creations Tudor lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barack. 

  • A theatrical scene in which a man in a brown suit leans on a round library desk. The librarian, reading a book, looks over her shoulder at him.

    'Watch-Alikes': The Broadway Musicals of the Spring 2024 Season

    By Douglas Reside, Curator, Theatre Collection | May 8, 2024

    If you're trying to decide which new Broadway musical to see this summer, Curator Doug Reside offers some "watch-alikes."