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5 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Unstoppable Mom

Of course you could show her some love with flowers, a nice card, and a hug, but this Mother’s Day (psst, it’s May 14!) we’ve got exactly what you need for the strong, paradigm-shattering mom (or mom-figure) in your life. Read More ›

Schomburg Center Research Guide: Dr. Maya Angelou

In honor of National Poetry Month, and what would have been her 89th birthday, we celebrate the life and work of, Dr. Maya Angelou, with this Research Guide. Here, you will find an overview of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings related to the work and life of this notable poet, writer, journalist, actress, and dancer.Read More ›

11 Facts About NYPL for #AprilFactsDay

The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman building opened on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in 1911. One of NYC's iconic landmarks, it welcomes millions of visitors a year to discover its inspiring public spaces, unparalleled research collections, and vibrant programs and exhibitions. But that's not the whole story about the building behind the Library Lions.Read More ›

Current Feminist Writers

There are many diverse feminist voices writing right now. This list—from books to TEDTalks—will help direct you toward some of these voices. Read More ›

Why We Love LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is a notable actor, director, and author. To library folk and other bookworms, however, he is likely best known as the host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow.Read More ›

Schomburg Research Guide: Katherine Dunham

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 Black dance pioneer, Katherine Dunham. Read More ›

Celebrating SIBL: A Bibliography of Works About the "Miracle on Madison Avenue"

Since the Science, Industry and Business Library opened on May 2, 1996—at the time considered a "Miracle on Madison Avenue" by The New York Times—its stunning setting, wide range of resources and services, and great array of offerings have attracted the attention of pundits, industry experts, and information professionals.Read More ›

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 ›
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