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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 ›

Found Staten Island Stories 4: A Light to Guide, Part 2

This is a continuation of the fourth in a series of posts highlighting some of the fascinating stories from the historical Staten Island newspapers now being digitized and uploaded to the web. Learn more about this project.Read More ›

Found Staten Island Stories 4: A Light To Guide

This is the fourth in a series of posts highlighting some of the fascinating stories from the historical Staten Island newspapers now being digitized and uploaded to the web.Read More ›

Found Staten Island Stories 3: Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Mariners' Harbor, 1886 and 1888

This is the third in a series of of posts highlighting some of the fascinating stories from the historical Staten Island newspapers now being digitized and uploaded to the web.  Find out more about this project at 

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Flashback Fridays: 1990s Sports Movies

Nerding out about the sports movies from my childhood that made me the avid sports fan I am today.Read More ›

Literary Bad Boys

In honor of Heathcliff, we asked our book experts here at The New York Public Library: Who’s your favorite literary bad boy and why?Read More ›

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 ›

Rainy Day Reads: A Hodgepodge

Why not spice up your rainy days with some great books? 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 ›

Join the Gracie Book Club

Join us for a discussion on Bright Lines at one of our local libraries. 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 ›

Let's Hear It for the Boys: Teens Find Fun in Robots, Videogames

Andrew has an easy way about him that brings out the best in the boys. Around him, they're loose, focused, and enthusiastic. He's clear that he wants the kids to figure out the mechanics for themselves, but he will pitch in with a suggestion. And mid-program he's seated at a table looking like the biggest kid of all. 

This is a model of inquiry-based learning, learning through questions instead of rote memorization. And maybe that's why Andrew discovered the robots, or why they discovered him. When Stapleton bought a set of laptops in 2014, was Andrew 

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"People Still Write Letters?" Top 10 YA Epistolary Novels

Why can't epistolary novels also take the form of journals, newspaper clippings, blog posts, Twitter and Facebook posts?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 ›

Ep. 17 "I Was Driven" | Library Stories

Family historian Julia Bruno has lost both of her parents in the past five years. Looking for ways to process her grief and connect with her Italian ancestry, Julia turned to the St. George Library Center on Staten Island.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 ›
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