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Bugaku: Japanese Imperial Court Dance

For much of its history, bugaku remained an exclusive and privileged experience, performed only at the Japanese imperial court and, very rarely, as part of religious rituals at temples or shrines. Read More ›

Ep. 68 "The Perfect Way to Master A New Skill" | Library Stories

A graphic designer raises his game through a TechConnect course in 3D printing. Read More ›

Podcast #158: Sonia Shah & 'Pandemic,' Bernstein Award Finalist

Sonia Shah's new book 'Pandemic' uses the history of cholera as a template toward understanding the life cycles of disease outbreaks and how our how our next global pandemic might arise.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction

There is some great new fiction for teens coming out this Spring! Here are a seven titles at the top of our to-read piles here at NYPL. Read More ›

Libraries and Debate : A Match Made in Heaven

President and founder of New York City Urban Debate League and his team of dedicated debate advocates discuss the crucial importance of debate to democracy and the Library's role in supporting young debaters. Read More ›

Schomburg Center Research Guide: Dr. Maya Angelou

In honor of National Poetry Month, and what would have been her 89th birthday, we celebrate the life and work of, Dr. Maya Angelou, with this Research Guide. Here, you will find an overview of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings related to the work and life of this notable poet, writer, journalist, actress, and dancer.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 4/3-4/17

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 ›

Spring Staff Picks Ahoy!

Here at The New York Public Library, our book experts have outdone themselves with the newest round of Staff Picks: more than 120 new books we love, culled from the millions upon millions out in the world and sorted into our interactive browse tool.Read More ›

Great Opening Day Moments In New York Met & Yankee History

Enjoy some Opening Day moments for both the New York Mets and New York Yankees that have proved to be memorable as the years have gone by.Read More ›

April Author @ the Library Programs

Join us this April for an Author @ the Library talk at Mid-Manhattan Library, where a curated selection of nonfiction authors will discuss their work and answer questions from the public. This month, we will be hosting talks on everything from atlases and dictionaries to baseball and Bellevue.Read More ›

Watchalikes for Z: The Beginning of Everything

If you were hooked on Z and its unflinching depiction of a marriage of creative minds troubled by jealously, alcoholism, mental problems and an indulgent lifestyle, then these films and television series will be right up your alley.Read More ›

11 Facts About NYPL for #AprilFactsDay

The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman building opened on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in 1911. One of NYC's iconic landmarks, it welcomes millions of visitors a year to discover its inspiring public spaces, unparalleled research collections, and vibrant programs and exhibitions. But that's not the whole story about the building behind the Library Lions.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Puppies and Muses Edition March 31, 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. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We've rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.Read More ›

120 Years of Indian Motorcycles

Learn about the historical and modern motorcycles in numerous trade publications, available at the Science, Industry and Business Library.Read More ›

NYC Teen Author Festival 2017

I love attending the annual NYC Teen Author Festival, and, as usual, this year's program did not disappoint.Read More ›

Binge Watch and Read: Spider-Man #SpiderManHomecoming

Get ready for Spider-Man Homecoming with this list of spider films and graphic novels!Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 2

Find workshops, jobs fairs, and more.Read More ›

March 2017 International Fiction Bestsellers

Are you interested in what people around the world are reading? Travel the bestseller lists with us! This month we checked out bestsellers in Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Ireland, and Malaysia. Read More ›

What Lawyers and Librarians Have in Common: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 34

Reena Glazer of the Pro Bono Institute joins Frank and Gwen to talk about lawyers in the library and recommendations for great nonfiction about pro bono legal work. Plus: Purple diaries, yellow cable cars, and colorful characters.Read More ›

The Ingenious Pencils of Henry David Thoreau

When Henry David Thoreau set out for a life of isolated self-sufficiency by Walden Pond, he made an account of all the necessities he bought for his time there: food, clothing, farming needs, and even the materials he used to build his own house. But something has been strangely omitted: a writing utensil.Read More ›
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