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Discover Genealogy Databases for NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

Immigrant Heritage Week is a city-wide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions of immigrants in New York City, and we're looking at databases that can help with genealogy research.Read More ›

The Great Work Continues: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 87

Gwen & Frank's conversation with Dan Kois about " Angels in America" continues. Plus: NYPL Curator Doug Reside shares items from the Library of the Performing Arts! Read More ›

Films to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

We are highlighting a selection of films available for streaming on Kanopy that explore the immigrant experience. Read More ›

Harriet Tubman: Death or Liberty

Known for her courage and determination moving people through the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has a far deeper story that's usually not covered in school books. Read more about her life and influence. Read More ›

Nonfiction Books to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

We are highlighting a selection of nonfiction titles in the top four NYC languages that explore the immigrant experience.Read More ›

Sheelah Kolhatkar has Inside Information: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 211

Kolhatkar's book, Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, tells the story of Steven A. Cohen and his involvement in the largest insider-trading scandal in U.S history. Read More ›

Fiction Books to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

Read and discover the fascinating journeys that each unique personal story tells, and find the experiences that also bring us together.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 4/17-5/1

Welcome to our bi-weekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, there's a lot going on!Read More ›

Como La Flor: 5 Ways to Celebrate the Life of Selena Quintanilla

April 16 is known as Selena Day in the Texas hometown of the legendary Tejano performer. Find your own way to celebrate with movies, books and, of course, music. Read More ›

Interview: Inside NYPL Sings! and "I Read Everywhere"

How do you work spelling into a song? Find out, in this interview with songwriter-musician - and NYPL librarian - Leah Labrecque. Read More ›

2018 Albertine Prize Shortlist: Cast Your Vote!

The second annual Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award for best French fiction, is calling all fiction enthusiasts to vote in support of their favorite work of contemporary French fiction in English translation before May 1st!Read More ›

The Alleys Have Eyes: Books about Urban Wildlife Hiding All Around Us

In honor of the four-legged, furry, scaly, and feathered friends that share our concrete jungle - and our opossum friend, Taco - here are books for all ages about urban wildlife! Read More ›

One Book, One New York

The five finalists for One Book, One New York 2018 have been announced! Vote, all through the month of April, for the one you want to read along with your fellow New Yorkers. The winner will be announced May 3rd. All titles are available in both print and ebook format. Read More ›

Jerome Robbins On Television by Gregory Victor

Editor-in-Chief of the Jerome Robbins Foundation newsletter Gregory Victor has spent many years writing in specific detail about under-reported areas of Robbins' life and career.  In this guest blog, he writes about Robbins' relationship with television.  Robbins studied the medium technically, not passively in his role as audience, and gave much thought to its capacity and its limitations as producer.

Director/choreographer Jerome Robbins resisted working in television. Robbins had three main objections: the challenge in collapsing three-dimensional 

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Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 15

This week's review of NYC career center events and local employment programs.Read More ›

Announcing the 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists

We're pleased to announce the finalists for the eighteenth annual Young Lions Fiction Award, honoring the works of five talented young authors. Read More ›

The Great Work Begins: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 86

Author Dan Kois discusses his recent book, "The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America," a collection of oral histories from nearly 250 people about Tony Kushner's iconic play.Read More ›

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Chatham Square Library

Chatham Square Library once again invites you to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us every Saturday in May.* The program kicks off on May 5 with a screening of the iconic film, Chan is Missing (1982), directed by Wayne Wang. Then, on May 12, we'll screen the documentary, Breathin': The Eddy Zheng Story, which delves into the fascinating story and life of an immigrant arrested at age 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery. Finally, on May 19, author Lauren Hilgers will discuss her new book, 

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Kidlit: In Praise of the Humble Puddle

Spring is finally here, and with it comes every kid's springtime best friend: the puddle.Read More ›
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