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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 ›

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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The Devil's in the Details: "Wild" by Emily Hughes

Looking for a light, entertaining read? This book might take you in an unexpectedly dark direction.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Clay McLeod Chapman

Clay McLeod Chapman author of The Tribe Book 1: Homeroom Headhunters is coming to KidsLIVE! May 13 at the Stapleton Library. We asked him a few questions about himself as a reader. Read More ›

March 2014 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of March, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

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One Man’s Library Education and the "Double V"

A Dutch author wrote to Ask NYPL, the ready reference division of The New York Public Library, with a request for information about a staff member of the NYPL on Staten Island in the 1940s. This library worker had been instrumental in encouraging the educational interests of the man who became the subject of the author's book.Read More ›