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Ep. 78 "Coming Into Her Own" | Library Stories

Thanks to a special partnership with a nearby school, Huguenot Park Library enables select students to exercise job skills in a welcoming, educational environment.Read More ›

Found Staten Island Stories 5: Defending America's Cup 1870 -1920 Part 2

On September 27, 1887 the NYYC defender Volunteer beat the challenger Thistle in the last race held on the Inside Course. Staten Island's shore was no longer a Cup destination after that. Read More ›

Found Staten Island Stories 5: Defending the America's Cup 1870-1920

The America's Cup is the world's oldest international sporting trophy still in active competitionRead More ›

Staten Island Historical Newspapers Update

We are excited to announce that a new set of Island papers have been scanned and launched. The largest run is the Staten Island World, about 3,000 pages of it, from our partner the Staten Island Museum. Read More ›

Everyone Achieves at NYPL

Justin, a 14-year-old with special needs, sits at a computer in the Huguenot Park Library, in Staten Island, and ponders a comprehension quiz about an article he’s just read. The multiple-choice question asks him to fill in the blank: “A packet is a kind of ____.” His choices: Bag, zone, plant, or map. Justin answers incorrectly on his first attempt, so he thinks long and hard before finally settling on “Bag,” then submits his answer. “Fantastic!” says a pop-up message on the screen. “Fantastic!” echo Justin and his teaching aide, who 

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A List of Lists: May 2012

Visit NYPL's BiblioCommons for these lists and many more. You can also create your own and share them with us in the comments! See below for some interesting staff picks from the past month, on topics both timely and timeless:

Genre Fiction While You're Waiting for Fifty Shades of Grey, Try... Comic Books for Adults ... Read More ›

Who Is Captain America?

With a new blockbuster movie due out July 22, 2011, Cap’s about to be exposed to audiences around the world in a big way. But truth be told, that’s all old hat for a character that’s been around since 1940, fought through war, death, and even his own untimely demise. Captain America remains today what he was created to be, the symbol of everything good and pure that his country stands for.   In 1940, Joe Simon, along with his partner Jack Kirby, created a character they named ... Read More ›

Huguenot Park Library Presents: Best Selling Author Anne Ford

Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:30 AM Richard H. Hungerford School   Anne Ford is the best selling author of A Special Mother, a book written in recognition of the role of the mother in the life of a disabled child. She was most recently featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in a segment called “Making a ... Read More ›