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Now Screening: American Founding Era Papers

Everyone's talking about the ten dollar Founding Father these days. If you are researching the Revolutionary Era, the New York Public Library's database American Founding Era Papers is for you. Read More ›

Hot Garbage, Summer in the City: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 19

Humidity can't exist in outer space! Beat the heat by blasting off into orbit with Frank and Gwen's brand-new segment. Plus: Do audiobooks "count" as reading?Read More ›

Updates to NYPL's Website

We are preparing to make updates to our website, particularly to our home page and other key pages, that are designed to make it easier for our online users to find what they are looking for while also helping them to discover our collections, programs, services, and locations.Read More ›

Books for Boys Who Think Books are Boring

An interview, a book list, and a discussion of author Jason ReynoldsRead More ›

Stories from the Line: Waiting for Free Shakespeare

Volunteer interviewers from the NYPL Community Oral History Project went on tour this month to the Delacorte Theater in Central Park to talk to people in line for The Public Theater’s annual Free Shakespeare in the Park. As regulars will tell you, waiting in line at the Delacorte is a truly unique city experience.Read More ›

Women in Translation Month: Yiddish

August is Women in Translation Month. Celebrate Yiddish women writers in English translation with poetry, fiction, memoirs, prayers, and cookbooks from the Library’s collection.Read More ›

Fierce Fictional Female Journalists

To celebrate Lois Lane's birthday, we're taking a look back at other fierce female fictional journalists who seek their own respective truths.Read More ›

Ep. 42 "A Deeper Story" | Library Stories

Behind every great book lies a deeper story. This week, NYPL Board Member Gordon Davis tells the story of his parents, Allison Davis and Elizabeth Stubbs Davis, and how they came to research and write "Deep South," a seminal anthropological study of racism in the American south in the 1930's.Read More ›

Laborers Local 79 Recruitment Begins August 19

Laborers Local 79 will conduct a limited recruitment from August 19 through September 2 for 200 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices. Here is how to apply.Read More ›

#CamerasAndDancers Visits the Library for the Performing Arts

With the social media initiative #CamerasAndDancers, Jacob Jonas seeks to encourage collaboration and exploration through the mediums of dance and photography, to help shine a new light on the world of dance.Read More ›

The Northeasterners Inc. Records

The Northeasterners was founded as a social organization for African-American women in 1930 by Agatha Scott Davis (d. 2002), the wife of Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.  

Agatha Davis was inspired to form this club after visiting African-American debutantes in different northeastern cities. She felt their similar interests would be met in a club.  Davis would serve one term in office from 1929 to 1931.

Membership is by invitation only. Resumes for entree 

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Podcast #125: Colson Whitehead on The Underground Railroad and Poker

In this conversation, Colson Whitehead discusses what he learned about the human condition in Las Vegas—and discusses the early stages of writing one of the most exciting books of the year, The Underground Railroad.Read More ›

President Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist

Get music from the official @POTUS playlist at the library.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 21, 2016

Cozy small towns, private investigators, girls on trains... this week's list has a bit of everything, including a new J Patt thriller debuting in the No. 1 spot.Read More ›

12 YA Series We Hope Are Made Into Movies

Books that, like The 5th Wave and Allegiant, I think will make great films because they are full of plot twists, action scenes, characters you will love, and characters you will love to hate.Read More ›

13 Literary Sports Books (and One Movie) That Go for the Gold

We hope you’ll enjoy some of these Olympic-event-themed novels and literary memoirs that examine sports in our everyday lives and the more philosophical and meditative aspects of exertion and competition.Read More ›

President Obama's Summer 2016 Reading List

Find the titles on this summer's presidential reading list.Read More ›

NYPLarcade: Fall 2016

NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games at the Library. Think of it as a book club, but for video games.Read More ›

MyLibraryNYC Best of 2015-16 Gr. 6-12

MyLibraryNYC's favorite Grade 6-12 resources from the school year.Read More ›

MyLibraryNYC Best of 2015-16 Gr. PreK-5

MyLibraryNYC's favorite PreK-5 resources from the 2015-16 school year.Read More ›
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