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  • An Important Update About NYPL's Grand Central Library

    By Tony Marx, NYPL President | August 12, 2022
    A message from Tony Marx, New York Public Library President.
  • Did You Miss Us?, Ep. 221

    By NYPL Podcasts | August 11, 2022
    Join us for a discussion of the memoir Always Crashing in the Same Car and a book of poetry, Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow.
  • Celebrate Harlem Week with Books from NYPL's Harlem Community Collection

    By NYPL Staff | August 10, 2022
    This collection makes significant works written about, for, by, and in Harlem and its diverse communities easily accessible.
  • NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Urmila Seshagiri

    By Carolyn Vega, Curator, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature | August 10, 2022
    Read about short-term fellow Urmila Seshagiri's work with the Virginia Woolf papers in NYPL's Berg Collection. 
  • Lapidus Center Announces 2022 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalists

    By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | August 9, 2022
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    The prize honors the best nonfiction book on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World published in the U.S.
  • Decoys, Stand-Ins, and Posuers: Fake Relationship Romances

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | August 8, 2022
    This trope is alive and kicking in romance books as authors find fun new ways to play with the fake-dating-turned-true-love dynamic.
  • Princess Books for the 21st Century Child

    By Clarissa Cooke, Children's Librarian | August 8, 2022
    Here is an inclusive list of princess books that go beyond being rescued by a handsome prince.
  • Reading David McCullough

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | August 8, 2022
    His books are detailed and often lengthy, but also page-turners that bring history to life with vivid storytelling.
  • The Forgotten Jellicle: Patience in 'Cats'

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | August 8, 2022
    See the Library’s favorite cat as you’ve never seen her before...
  • Born Free: A Renaissance Reading List

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | August 4, 2022
    Release your wiggle with 16 reads inspired by Beyoncé’s Renaissance