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Black Dance at the Schomburg: A Visual History

The language of dance as told by black people through photographs in our Digital Collections.Read More ›

Novedades de Julio 2016: ¡Más historias refrescantes a tu alcance!

Una nueva selección de historias de romance contemporáneo y otras novelas históricas que remontan al lector a épocas fantásticas donde será testigo de apasionadas intrigas de amor entre gentes de la nobleza y otros personajes legendarios.Read More ›

Boris Anisfeld Costume Designs

The Dance Division has over forty-five original costume designs by artist and designer Boris Anisfeld. We are thrilled to now include them in our Digital Collections.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Running Dream" by Wendelin Van Draanen

Jessica dreams of running, and the track team of raising enough money for her prosthetic leg.Read More ›

How I Know Dr. Roscoe C. Brown

Dr. Brown was one of the Tuskegee Airmen and a squadron commander 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group. This was Dr. Brown's last major interview before he passed away on July 2, 2016. Read More ›

Black Dance at the Schomburg: The Black Iris Project

On July 14 The Black Iris Project will perform Madiba—a dance piece based on the life and legacy of humanitarian and anti-apartheid activist, Nelson “Madiba” Mandela. The performance is set to an original score by black classical composer Carman Moore.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 10

Recruitment and job training events in the week ahead.Read More ›

Genealogy Tips: Searching the Census by Address

Ever wondered who lived in your home before you? Or having trouble finding great-grandparents in old census records? If you are so inclined, and want to search the census by address, to see who lived in your American house many moons ago, this post explains how you can do that. Even better, all the information is available online for free. You will need an address... Read More ›

Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers

The Cooper Union's Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers provides admitted participants the opportunity to update their skills and work in their chosen fields by offering them professional courses and job placement assistance free of charge for those who qualify.Read More ›

Catching 'Em All at NYPL with Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO brings childhood dreams to life while also showcasing some of the interesting and beautiful items around NYPL.Read More ›

July Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

True-crime in New York...cheating Hitler...healthy Jewish cooking...the tainted lives of the children of dictators...the power of imagery...a trip through Provence....the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet...America’s World War II secret...a sequential information memory workshop...the first travel journalist of the '20s and '30s...the life of Lafayette...making good habits matter....the future of LGBT rights.Read More ›

Pet Safety Tips

Enjoy the summer with your four-legged friends, and make sure they stay happy and healthy.Read More ›

A Blast From Kingsbridge Past, In the Form of a 2006 Teen Survey

There are several advantages to cleaning out your desk periodically (or, in my case, every few years). First, there’s the immediate benefit of … Hey! Clean desk! But then there’s also the benefit of finding lots of cool old stuff you didn’t realize you still had.Read More ›

Recipes from the Reluctant Camper

Summer would not be complete without a night spent with only a thin layer of nylon separating you from the starry sky and the cool night air... am I right?Read More ›

A Visit from Hervé Tullet

His bright and friendly illustrations can only be matched by his larger-than-life personality, which was in full force as he read from several of his books in our children’s room.Read More ›

Open Audio Weekend Hackathon: Exploring Audio Accessibility for the Public Good

On June 25 and 26, the Library welcomed developers, designers, data scientists, audio producers, and others to a two-day hackathon designed to advance the cause of audio accessibility and explore future uses of media archives online. Read More ›

Hogwarts & Hollywood: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 16

Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next. Read More ›

Ep. 37 "I Got the Idea" | Library Stories

With the help of NYPL’s StartUp competition and the resources at the Science, Industry & Business Library, Steve founded Quikicks, a line of hands-free footwear that allows the user to step in and out of their shoes with ease.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Art of Being Normal" by Lisa Williamson

Two kids learning about themselves and how they fit in the world.Read More ›

Photography Permitted: Opening Up the Dance Oral History Project Transcripts

We deposit into our archives a transcript of every interview conducted as part of the Oral History Project. These are nearly all available for use on-site at the library.Read More ›
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