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What Eliza Hamilton Left Behind

By now everyone knows that Eliza Hamilton, the wife of Alexander Hamilton, burned her husband's love letters before she died--and November 9th will be the 162nd anniversary of her death on that day in 1854 at the age of 97. But if you're an astute historian, you might notice that Alexander Hamilton was killed in that famous duel way back in 1804.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 13, 2016

Looks like readers are in the mood for excitement these days, with suspenseful thrillers taking the top three spots on the list this week. Check out more nail-biters on our readalikes list...Read More ›

Black Ballots Mixtape

Black Ballots Mixtape presents audio selections from items housed in the Schomburg Center's Moving Image and Recorded Sound division. In collaboration with the Schomburg Center's Black Ballots event, this playlist collects several excerpts from speeches related to black people and voting. Read More ›

9 Elections in Fiction

Now that campaign season is ending, you might be on the lookout for a new political story. Maybe you want to see a different presidential narrative from the one that's been all over the news for the past year. Maybe you’re a campaign trail-tale junkie, and you'll need to get your fix somehow after voting is over. Or maybe you want to get invested in an election story that's a bit less…real. Whatever the reason, we pulled together a list of nine works of fiction from TV, film, and literature with great election stories for you. And don’t forget to vote on November 8!Read More ›

Podcast #137: Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Margo Jefferson on Understanding Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Margo Jefferson are two of the finest intellectuals in our country today. 

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Booktalking "One Perfect Pitch" by Marie Perruchet

Ever want to knock someone off his or her feet with your brilliant idea? Trying to get a job, woo investors, or simply persuade someone about a venture that you have in mind? Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 6

Find workshops, fairs, and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Their Name Was Loving Edition November 4, 2016

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 ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 6, 2016

Wanting more gritty or intricately plotted suspense, more mysteries told from multiple perspectives, or more stories about families? We have some read alikes for you.Read More ›

Volunteers of Legal Service: Unemployment Insurance Advocacy Project

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) leverages the good will, resources, and talents of New York City's leading law firms to provide pro bono legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers.Read More ›

'Loving' and the History of Anti-Miscegenation Laws in Virginia and Washington

In honor of the theatrical release of Loving this Friday, Shakeya Hughes, the Schomburg Center's Communications Pre-Professional, writes about the importance of the Loving v. Virginia case in black history.Read More ›

Remembering Natalie Babbitt, Author of ‘Tuck Everlasting’

Natalie Babbitt, author of the beloved children’s novel Tuck Everlasting, died on Monday at age 84.Read More ›

Which Witch Is Which? The Other Salem/McCarthy Parable

Featuring the research and analysis of Emma Winter Zeig, volunteer and former intern, on one of the songs discovered for "Laughter, Agita and Rage": Political Cabaret in Isaiah Sheffer's New York. Read More ›

Shakespeare Around the Globe: Films and Books in the World Languages Collection

Discover world cinema inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.Read More ›

Podcast #136: Marina Abramović and Debbie Harry on Doubt and Diaries

Marina Abramović is one of the most celebrated performance artists alive today. For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, she joined Debbie Harry, the frontwoman for Blondie, to discuss reaching new audiences, diary writing, and doubt. Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 10/31-11/14

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

Ep. 52 "A Better Experience of the World" | Library Stories

Sometimes, it takes a little help to raise your game. Jeremy has worked with his NYPL tutors after school for two years. With more confidence and knowledge, he enjoys doing his homework, and his 

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November Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent nonfiction books on a variety of subjects and ask them questions.Read More ›

Carve Your Own NYPL Pumpkin for Halloween

Happy Halloween! We carved a pumpkin worthy of the Library - and you can, too.Read More ›

Spooky Halloween Reads

Decorate your bookshelves this Halloween with spooky novels. Read More ›
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