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Live from the Reading Room: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor to Friends and Poets

This episode of 'Live From the Reading Room: Correspondence', recited by Trinidadian costume historian Natalya Mills-Mayrena, features a letter from Trinidadian Poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor to a group of friends and poets. In the letter, Boyce-Taylor discusses writing, family, and publishing. Read More ›

October 27 in Science, Industry and Business History

October 27 is a day remembered for a number of reasons throughout history: It is the 300th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; famous people were born on this day (Niccolò Paganini, in 1782 and

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The 50th Anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering and Experiments in Art and Technology, Incorporated (E.A.T.)

In celebration of its anniversary, a current case exhibit on the third floor of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts highlights materials related to 9 Evenings.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: Book Club Books

We asked our book expert staff what books have worked well in the book clubs they host in library branches across the city. Read More ›

The Woman Behind the Curtain: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 24

Come hang out with Readers ServicOz! (See what we did there?) Lynn Lobash, manager of Readers Services, peels back the veil of mystery surrounding readers' advisory—and puts Gwen and Frank to the recommendations test.Read More ›

The 20 Best Horror Movie Roles

The scariest horror films are all scary in their own way, but they do share one thing: great actors. More than any other genre, horror cinema requires top-notch acting to sell the viewer on a supernatural, nightmarish, or otherwise improbable world; it takes a great performance to make you afraid of a chainsaw-wielding serial killer when you're really just sitting at home on the couch.Read More ›

It’s Sweater Weather in Our Digital Collections

Leaves are changing color, the air smells crisp and clean, pumpkin spice everything is back in stores, and sweater weather is here at last! If you’re looking for some fashion or knitting inspiration, the Digital Collections delivers some amazing designs from the 19th century.Read More ›

When Indie Books Won Big Fiction Awards

As we enter the award season for books, we're looking back at a few times that literary underdogs won big over the last fifty years. Read More ›

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing at 53rd Street Library

Any good youth services librarian will tell you creativity is a huge part of the day-to-day routine.Read More ›

Celebrating #Bernstein30

Every year since 1988, the New York Public Library has awarded the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. This year we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the award.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 29, 2016

Two newbies take their places on the list this week: a CIA thriller and a family saga about a medical crisis.Read More ›

T.C. Boyle: Where to Begin

This post is part of a series in which Readers Services librarians suggest a good starting place for authors appearing in our LIVE from the NYPL series this fall. Read More ›

Ask the Author: T.C. Boyle

Five questions for T.C. Boyle, who's coming to LIVE from the NYPL on Oct. 26.Read More ›

Podcast #135: Tim Wu on How the Internet Is Not Really Free

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Tim Wu discussing the internet, attention, and the problem with free stuff.Read More ›

Ep. 51 "This Is a Place for Growth" | Library Stories

When vocal artist Russell Saint John was preparing for a concert of the music of greats Paul Robeson and Hall Johnson, he turned to his nearby Hamilton Grange Library to conduct his research. "To 

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Alternative Halloween Reads

if you are tired of the more typical scary classics, check out some alternative options for Halloween reading.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of October 23

Please note this page will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of October 23 become available.Read More ›

Henri-Charles Guérard’s Curiosity

Exploring the works of Henri-Charles Guérard and his contribution to the history of art.Read More ›

Where to Start with Ursula K. Le Guin

October 21 marks the birthday of Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most well-known and popular science fiction and fantasy authors living today.Read More ›

Presidential Campaign Songsters from the Music Division

The Music Division has a rich collection of songsters from 1840 through 1888, particularly from the Republican and Whig parties.Read More ›
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