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Schomburg Research Guide: Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)

New! This series of Schomburg Center Research Guides will provide you with resources related to various topics and subjects related to the Global Black Experience. This research guide will provide you with an overview of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings related to Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Read More ›

Everything You Need for #NationalBookLoversDay

If, when you hear the word "jacket," you think of the covering on a book, not a garment; if you say "TGIF" because it means it's time for #FridayReads; and if #ireadeverywhere feels practically like an understatement, then #NationalBookLoversDay is your holiday. Read More ›

The Pregnant Librarian Recommends

This time in my life made me realize that finding the right reading material and entertainment is necessary during these nine months of nesting at home. Luckily for me, I am a librarian surrounded by endless resources!Read More ›

Take the Summer Reading Challenge at Port Richmond Library

We're inviting adults to play the Summer Reading Bingo game at Staten Island's Port Richmond Library: check off a square with every category of book you read.Read More ›

12 One Sentence Library Stories We Love

We've been asking New Yorkers to tell us in one sentence why they love the library or how it has impacted their life—and 2,000 New Yorkers have already written sentences!Read More ›

A Banner Year: The 2016 New York City Book Awards

Commentary on the New York Society Library award winners—books that evoke the spirit or enhance the appreciation of New York City—and where to find them at NYPL.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Ratso Edition

The author Larry “Ratso” Sloman answers a few questions about reading and libraries. Read More ›

Remembering John Ganly

John Ganly, former Assistant Director for Collections at The New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library passed away April 5. Colleagues, friends, and patrons are welcome to share their memories of him here.Read More ›

Seward Park 100 Years Ago: Esther Johnston's Lower East Side

If we take Esther Johnston's memories as a standard, it is the library that has stayed the same more than anything. Read More ›

20 Years of Books Researched at the Science, Industry and Business Library

As SIBL prepares to mark the twentieth anniversary of its opening on May 2, 1996, one sure way to illustrate the depth and diversity of its rich research collections is the following selective list of book publications whose authors credit SIBL resources—bibliographic and human—in their acknowledgements.Read More ›

Celebrate National Library Week

It's National Library Week! The American Library Association encourages everyone to help spread the library love.Read More ›

What, Wait, What Happened?! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 9

Gwen and Frank discuss books that defy description and throw reality for a loop. Longtime residents of Harlem, Greenwich Village, the Bronx, and more get shout-outs in an interview with NYPL's Alex Kelly about the Library's oral history projects.Read More ›

Designing Women: The Art of Cloth Bindings

Cloth bindings flourished during the 19th and early 20th centuries, and their designers exercised incredible creativity until the more economical dust jacket took hold as the book's decorative wrapping.Read More ›

All the Feels: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 7

Earnestness sets in when Singing Children's Librarian Emily Lazio joins us to talk about courage and encouragement, children's classics, and a cool new trend in picture books.Read More ›

#FridayReads Reading Roundup: Suffragettes, Feminisms, and Young Womyn Detectives

A big shout-out for Women's History Month from us here at NYPL Recommends!Read More ›

Live From the Reading Room: Nella Larsen to 'Eddie'

Today’s episode features a note from Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen to an unidentified friend—“Eddie”—regarding a social gathering preceding the wedding of Yolande Du Bois and Countee Cullen. Read More ›

Staff Picks: Refactoring a Page into an App

The Digital Experience team had to figure out how to update our first React application in production to organize the new data. This blog post will explain how we refactored Staff Picks with React best practices. Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: C.L.R. James to Constance Webb

Today’s episode features a love letter from Trinidadian social theorist, historian and political activist C.L.R. James (1901-1989) to his wife and confidant the actress, model, writer and activist Constance Webb (1918-2005). Read More ›

Love Makes the World Go 'Round: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Participants at our book social reached out to share on romantic love, artistic passion, brotherly love, love of a place, love of an idea for our February Open Book Night. Read More ›

Pick Your Book Club at Woodlawn Heights

Here at Woodlawn Heights we have five, yes five different Book Clubs offering a different title every month.Read More ›
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