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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 ›

Live from the Reading Room: Nathan Woodard to Alice Childress

A love letter from musician and composer Nathan Woodard to his wife and creative collaborator Alice Childress.Read More ›

How We Expand Access to Our Public Domain

Learn how the work of the Copyright and Information Policy team contributed to the recent public domain release, and continues to expand access to our collections.Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Aaron Douglas to Alta Sawyer Douglas

Today’s episode features a memorable love note from leading Harlem Renaissance painter, illustrator, and graphic artist Aaron Douglas to his wife and life partner Alta Sawyer Douglas, an esteemed educator and Harlemite. Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Arturo Schomburg to Langston Hughes

Today’s letter features correspondence between Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and Langston Hughes. In the excerpt below, Schomburg speaks with Hughes regarding acquisitions for The Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints—the forerunner to today’s Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Nomadic Classification: Classmark History and New Browsing Tool

Classification, the basic process of categorization, is simple in theory but becomes complex in practice. At their core these various systems of categorization are simply based on good faith judgments. Whoever organized your local grocery thought: “Cookies seem pretty similar to crackers, I will put them together in the same aisle.”Read More ›

16 Laugh Out Loud #InternetABook Titles

The hashtag game #InternetABook asks you to internet-ify your favorite books. At NYPL, we love a pun almost as much as we love books, so we've created a few of our own and selected some of the finest contributions on Twitter.Read More ›

January Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Last year, the Mid-Manhattan Library hosted distinguished scholars and authors at the Author @ The Library series. Some of the topics presented included photography, education, science and technology, New York City, performing and visual arts, politics and government, religion and sports. Read More ›

Tabrizia's Favorite Books of 2015

Books that made one librarian fall in love with reading all over again this year.Read More ›

Introducing Ourselves: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 1

On the very first episode of NYPL's brand-new podcast, Frank and Gwen talk about book shame, their reading origin stories, the glory of Jefferson Market, and why some young people are saying "swell" without irony.Read More ›

Library Stories: "Destined to be a Librarian"

"Other kids played school and house and all of those things. I played library." - Dawn Collins (Zimmerer)Read More ›

The Library's New Mellon Director

The Library's Mellon Director leads the Library's four research centers and their 460 staff members—the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; the Science, Industry and Business Library; and the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Read More ›

Books & Authors: A Great Alternative to Goodreads

Did you know you can access a database for book lovers with your library card?Read More ›

Characters Who Love Reading As Much As We Do

We share one thing in common with some of our favorite characters from literature: a love of reading. Here are a few of our favorites. Who are yours?Read More ›
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