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NYPL #FridayReads: The 90 and Counting Edition September 8, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer.Read More ›

Live From the Reading Room: The Early Life of Jean Blackwell Hutson

In honor of her 103rd birthday, we celebrate the life and pioneering work of former Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture librarian, archivist, and Chief, Jean Blackwell Hutson. Mrs. Hutson's biographer, Sharon Fitzgerald, talks about the early life and career of Mrs. Hutson.Read More ›

New York Comic Con Professional Day at The New York Public Library

New York Comic Con is teaming up with The New York Public Library to expand its Professional Day with exclusive programming, which will include panels, networking opportunities, and workshops.Read More ›

Fabulous Fall Staff Picks

Fall is a magical time of year in New York City, but don't blink or you will miss it! We suggest you grab a good book and spend a day on a bench in Central Park. Read More ›

Ep. 83 "You're Not Alone Anymore" | Library Stories

The Library is open to all, including a patron who had financial difficulties and needed a place to get back on his feet. Read More ›

Famed Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Turns His Camera on NYPL in Ex Libris

Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman, known for his spellbinding films about complex topics and institutions, turns his attention to The New York Public Library for his latest film, Ex Libris - The New York Public Library.Read More ›

The Great Nancy Pearl! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 55

Frank and Gwen are beyond thrilled to talk to Nancy Pearl, a.k.a. America's Librarian, a.k.a. the guru of readers' advisory, a.k.a. OUR HERO. We talk about her new novel, George & Lizzie, and the perils of and triumphs of writing fiction. Plus: We guess Nancy's mystery book on the very first try...Read More ›

From Good to Great: A Tale of Mentoring at the Library

After weeks of brooding over the curriculum for Mentoring at the Library, I’ve finally landed on the theme for the first month of the program: “What does it mean to tell a great story?” This theme is perfect! After all, the Library is full of great stories and people who have great stories to tell.Read More ›

Podcast #180: Raoul Peck, "I Am Not Your Negro"

The filmmaker speaks about his groundbreaking documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" at the Schomburg Center with the Schomburg's Director, Kevin Young and LIVE from the NYPl's Paul Holdengräber.Read More ›

Books for Kids' Back-to-School Jitters

Six stories that might help ease the minds of kids feeling anxious about their first days of school.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of September 3

Find job fairs, free job training programs, job listings, recruitment events, career development programs, and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Semi-Pro Edition September 1, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 9/4-9/18

Welcome to our biweekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library.Read More ›

Missing Persons & Nowhere Girls: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 54

On the show this week: Gwen reads a book that makes her see the world a little differently, and Frank gets so lost in his book that time disappears.Read More ›

Get NYPL Digital Collections Tab for Your Browser

NYPL's new browser extension shows a curated image of New York City every time you open a new tab. Know where in New York City the photo was taken? With just a few clicks, you can geotag the image and help enhance NYPL's collections. Read More ›

The Biggest Fish in the Sea

What’s your favorite book in which a character chases a seemingly unattainable goal? (And do they achieve it?) Read More ›

All the Authors, Thinkers, and Artists Coming to LIVE from the NYPL This Year

The New York Public Library’s premiere conversation series is back, and our fall lineup of guests ranges from luminary authors like Salman Rushdie and Tony Kushner to influential thinkers like Muhammad Yunus and Van Jones.Read More ›

Meet the Artist - Yuko K.

Feel the need to be wowed by wide open spaces and awe inspiring landscapes? Even if you can't travel out West this summer, artist Yuko K. has brought back a little piece of magic from Monument Valley for your visual enjoyment. We spoke about her recent trip.Read More ›

Podcast #179: Ayobami Adebayo—Stay With Me

The Nigerian writer discusses her debut novel, Stay With Me, the haunting tale of a young couple whose childless marriage threatens to tear them apart. It was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and hailed by Michiko Kakutani as "powerfully magnetic and heartbreaking."Read More ›

Informed Archives: The Straphangers Campaign and the NYC Subway System

Much attention has been paid lately to the MTA during what has been termed the “Summer of Hell.” Instead of simply bemoaning the current state of affairs, we can look to a citizen’s group that has been actively working toward improving the City transit system for almost forty years.Read More ›
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