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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 ›

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 ›

Share Your Stories: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Philharmonic Parks Concerts

This year, the New York Philharmonic celebrates 50 years of free concerts in New York City's parks. The New York Public Library will collaborate with the New York Philharmonic to gather New Yorkers' favorite recollections to be preserved for future generations.Read More ›
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