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Gracie Book Club at St. George: The R(evolution) of Evelyn Serrano

Join us on July 13 at 3 PM at the St. George Library Center for the second installment of the Gracie Book Club, hosted by First Lady Chirlane McCray.Read More ›

Warcraft Cometh... as a Book: Novels Based on Video Games

As we approach the premier of the long-awaited World of Warcraft movie on June 10, I thought it would be a great time to take a look at some of the books that have been based on video games.Read More ›

The Alice Austen House: Gem of Staten Island's North Shore

Alice Austen was a prolific photographer who lived on Staten Island's North Shore at the turn of the twentieth century. In honor of National Photography Month, let's explore her life and photography. We will also explore Austen's house, Clear Comfort, which is now a National Historic Landmark and serves as a museum and resource center.Read More ›

We Are #ReppinStatenIsland

Staten Island is an island full of history and culture, with a wide variety interesting people and places. This is evident in the amazing array of literature, movies and music written about, filmed in, or inspired by Staten Island. Read More ›

Soccer Returns! The MLS, NASL, USL and NWSL Seasons Start Soon

March is here and with it comes higher temperatures, early spring rains, and the start of soccer season here in the United States. With Major League Soccer kicking off on March 6 here in New York and the NASL, USL, and NWSL all close behind, it's time for supporters and novices alike to brush up on their soccer knowledge. Read More ›

Premier League Fans Rejoice! English Football Cards in Digital Collections

Explore unique cigarette cards from the early 20th century depicting English football teams using the NYPL Digital Collection.Read More ›

Ride the Staten Island Railway Through the Public Domain

What better way to discover these Staten Island materials then by taking a historic trip down the Staten Island Railroad, starting at St. George and traveling all the way down to Tottenville. All aboard!Read More ›

Tales of Murder and Intrigue by Staten Island's Own, Author Patricia M. Salmon

As a longtime Staten Island resident and former curator of the Staten Island Museum, author and historian Patricia M. Salmon knows a great deal about the so-called "forgotten borough" (not a term I subscribe to). From its iconic ferry to its cemeteries and grisly murders, Salmon has a knack for bringing Staten Island history to life...and in some cases, death.Read More ›

The Wu-Tang Clan and the #Wuseum… the Saga Continues

The St. George Library shows its respect for the legends of the hip-hop world with the #Wuseum, an evolving display of everything and anything Wu-Tang.Read More ›

Staten Island History Collection at the St. George Library Center

The Staten Island History Collection is an outstanding source of information for researchers and the curious. Comprised of bound periodicals, the Staten Island Advance on microfilm, as well as an extensive array of books and photographs, the collection is the go-to source for those interested in Staten Island, past and present.Read More ›

Alter Your Reading... Alternate History Picks Sure to Make You Wonder

Are you looking for something new to read or watch? Something that's maybe a little different than the norm? Why not give the Alternate History genre a try?Read More ›

The Puck is Set to Drop! The Rangers, Islanders, and Devils Return to the Ice

The game is over but you've still got a thirst for everything hockey. Let us help you find something to quench your hockey thirst. Whether books are your thing or you prefer movie and even podcasts, we've got you covered.Read More ›