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NYPLarcade: International Games Day 2016

Join MyLibraryNYC, NYPLarcade, and TeenLIVE in celebrating the 9th annual International Games Day. This event celebrates play and games at libraries all over the world.Read More ›

Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker Diary: October 8, 1800

A story of financial fraud, failure, and a tragic suicide in early New York City, told from the diary of Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker.Read More ›

New York Public Library Digitizes 137 Years of New York City Directories

New York Public Library is digitizing its collection of New York City Directories, 1786 through 1922/3, serving them free through the NYPL Digital Collections portal. The first batch—1849/50 through 1923—have already been scanned, and the 1786–1848/9 directories are right now being scanned. The whole collection will be going online over the coming months.Read More ›

Magical Book Train: Librarians Summon Books to Rose Main Reading Room

As if by magic, books can now be delivered from underground to the Rose Main Reading Room in five minutes flat. The Library’s new, $2.6 million “book train” connects the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building's iconic reading room to the Milstein Research Stacks underground. All told, 4 million volumes can be stored in the state-of-the-art facility under Bryant Park—and librarians can conjure them with a touch of a button.Read More ›

Sympathy for a Spy

A sympathetic account of the execution of British spy John André, written by an American Army officer.Read More ›

Recent Acquisitions in the Jewish Division: September 2016

The following titles on our Recent Acquisitions Display are just a few of our new books, which are available at the reference desk in the Dorot Jewish Division. Read More ›

Romantic Interests: Celebrating 30 Years of the Pforzheimer Collection at NYPL

Featuring over a dozen treasures from the Collection, the exhibit includes the manuscript of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s first known extant poem, a lock of Mary Shelley’s hair, and a preliminary design for Lord Byron’s yacht. Read More ›

Disposessing Loyalists and Redistributing Property in Revolutionary New York

A recently digitized item sheds light on the profound social upheaval caused by the American Revolution in New York.Read More ›

Finding George R.R. Martin's Earliest Work

What many may not realize is that before becoming a household name in fantasy, Martin began as a science fiction writer, also dabbling in other genres like horror. Finding these early works can be challenging because Martin’s short stories, novellas, and novelettes were often published in pulp magazines.Read More ›

Searching for Art Resources from Home

Are you looking for art resources from home and don’t know where to begin? Try using one of these six recommended resources accessible outside the Library with your NYPL card.Read More ›

Talking U.S.A. Death Records

A death record is a legal statement of fact that provides information for purposes other than the apparent fact that the subject individual is dead. Read More ›

Drinking Whiskey in the Whiskey Rebellion: The Soldiers' Perspective

The infamous Whiskey Rebellion, told from the perspective of the soldiers who suppressed it.Read More ›

A Happy, Healthy, Gluten-Free New Year

September is an opportune time to try some festive gluten-free recipes: it is when Food Allergy Awareness Month coincides with the Jewish month of Elul, which culminates with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) on the eve of October 2. Read More ›

The Last Nostrand Streetcar: Max Hubacher's New York Photography

A prolific amateur photographer and local historian, Hubacher documented New York City and its environs with a seemingly objective eye, the typed or handwritten captions on the verso of each photograph often markedly specific in terms of date and location.Read More ›

20 Databases to Get You Back to School

Besides the textbooks and school supplies, there are plenty of resources online to help you with your studies. Whether you’re practicing your reading skills, prepping for the science fair, beginning your first research paper, or lesson planning one of these activities, the New York Public Library’s databases are ready to support you in your learning.Read More ›

Now Screening: American Founding Era Papers

Everyone's talking about the ten dollar Founding Father these days. If you are researching the Revolutionary Era, the New York Public Library's database American Founding Era Papers is for you. Read More ›

Women in Translation Month: Yiddish

August is Women in Translation Month. Celebrate Yiddish women writers in English translation with poetry, fiction, memoirs, prayers, and cookbooks from the Library’s collection.Read More ›

Gold Medal Magazines

Opening ceremonies are a few days away, and so the eyes of the world are turning to Rio and the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. With dozens of events, some more obscure to American viewers than others, it might be time to read up on the ins and outs of these sports.Read More ›

Genealogy Tips: Probate Records in New York

In New York City, there are three ways to get started researching probate records.Read More ›

Recent Acquisitions in the Jewish Division: August 2016

The following titles on our Recent Acquisitions Display are just a few of our new books, which are available at the reference desk in the Dorot Jewish Division.Read More ›
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