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Sharing Your Favorite Books with Friends

Among Athena Shapiro’s happiest childhood memories is borrowing books from St. Agnes Library on the Upper West Side. Every night, she, her sister, and her mother took turns reading aloud together.

“I especially liked Little Women and a book called Momo by Michael Ende, about a girl who 

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NYPL and The Moth present "Between the Lions: Stories from NYPL"

Celebrate the Centennial of NYPL’s landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street with the storytelling group The Moth, and raise a proverbial glass to the 100 years of service!

On May 21, 2011, intrepid celebrities, scholars, and citizens will take the stage to tell their favorite stories about NYPL in “Reading Between the Lions: Stories from The New York Public Library,” presented by LIVE from the NYPL and The Moth.

“This is our seventh appearance at 

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NYPL & The New Yorker present: Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups

Tuck in with The New Yorker and enjoy “Bedtime Stories for Grownups,” a free after-hours reading at The New York Public Library with Tony Award winning actors David Hyde Pierce and Anika Noni Rose, on Saturday, May 21 at 9 p.m.

Who says bedtime stories are just for kids?

David Hyde Pierce. Photo: Joan MarcusIn honor of the 100th birthday of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, the actors will be joined by other 

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Dog on Fleas Perform at NYPL!

Dog on FleasRock the shelves and shake the stacks with musical band Dog on Fleas as they celebrate the 100th birthday of The New York Public Library’s iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

“Ten years old and still growing up,” promises Dog on Fleas, the tuneful trio planning to bring a tornado of music to the Library on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 3:15 p.m. Songs for kids and their counterparts are part 

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Cutting-Edge Theater: Faulkner, Fitzgerald & Hemingway Collide at NYPL

Elevator Repair Service. Photo: John CollinsWhat do you get when a statistician and a visual artist use computer algorithms to mix up passages from 1920s literature — and an award-winning experimental theatrical group acts out the results?

We at The New York Public Library have no idea — but based on previous performances of the theater group Elevator Repair Service, we can’t wait to find out! ERS is known for using innovative physical performance and comically inspired rearrangements of text and found objects.

In celebration of the Stephen 

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