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  • a city street lined with plastic garbage bags, trash cans, and cardboard boxes

    View from the Digital Collection: Milestones in NYC's Trash Revolution

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | July 17, 2024

    Pigs, garbage scows, the White Wings, and more images showing significant events and trends on New York's trash timeline.

  • headshot of stephanie rodriguez alongside cover of her book Doodles from the Boogie Down

    KidsLIVE! Author Talk With Stephanie Rodriguez

    By Bryan, Children's Programs and Services Intern | July 15, 2024

    Join us for a talk with Stephanie Rodriguez about her graphic novel Doodles from the Boogie Down.

  • headshot of author Kate O'Shaughnessy alongside cover of her book Lasagna Means I Love You

    KidsLIVE! Author Talk With Kate O'Shaughnessy

    By Bryan, Children's Programs and Services Intern | July 15, 2024

    Join us for a talk with Kate O'Shaughnessy about her book Lasagna Means I Love You.

  • collage of three book covers

    New Talking Books for Teens at the Andrew Heiskell Library, July & August 2024

    By Ivy Kuhrman, Young Adult Librarian | July 15, 2024

    Find out what’s just hit the collection at the Andrew Heiskell Library!

  • Against a dark plum background, the words Volunteer at the Schomburg Center are in white lettering. The Center’s logo is at the end of the word “Center.”

    Volunteer at the Schomburg Center

    By Schomburg Center | July 11, 2024

    Sign up to become a volunteer at the Schomburg Center. 

  • Against a gradient background of sky blue to teal, the words Summer at the Schomburg Center 2024 in white and dark blue lettering. 2024 is in white lettering on the right. The words Summer At The Schomburg Center and the Schomburg Center logo are on the left side.

    Summer 2024 at the Schomburg Center

    By Lisa Herndon, Manager, Schomburg Communications and Publications | July 11, 2024

    Learn more about the Schomburg Center's upcoming programs, new exhibitions, new acquisitions, and a new finding aid.

  • collage of three book covers

    Where To Start With James Baldwin

    By NYPL Staff | July 11, 2024

    If you are new to Baldwin, these recommendations explore his work as a mirror to the world, history, ourselves, and our potential to grow. 

  • Black & white image of torso & head of woman with thick dark hair, wearing white T-shirt, arms folded across torso, facing camera

    NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Shira Telushkin

    By Jeanne-Marie Musto, Librarian II | July 11, 2024

    Holiness practices like meditation and fasting are popular, but the goals they were developed to meet are not. Shira Telushkin investigates.

  • The front (left) and back (right) of an ornate quilted cape. The is fringe at the bottom of the cape.

    Schomburg Center’s Art & Artifacts Curator, Tammi Lawson, Discusses New Acquisitions of Works by Lynore Routte, Janet Taylor Pickett & Lina Iris Viktor

    By Lisa Herndon, Manager, Schomburg Communications and Publications | July 11, 2024

    The new pieces are part of Lawson’s initiative to highlight female artists whose contributions have gone largely unrecognized.

  • stacks of books on a desk in a library setting

    Pick Up a Free James Baldwin Title in Celebration of His 100th Birthday

    By NYPL Staff | July 10, 2024

    The New York Public Library is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Baldwin one of our largest adult book giveaways!