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Listen to These Activists Making LGBT History

Almost 50 years after Stonewall, New York City's LGBT community is getting ready to march down 5th Avenue for the annual LGBT Pride March. The march commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, which began June 28, 1969. As we look back at that important moment, learning about the activists who shaped the LGBT movement has never been easier.Read More ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: Short Reads

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary, it can be hard to choose which books to peruse on your commute. This week's category: short reads! You can read any of these short stories, essays, and other short pieces in just one or two subway trips. Read More ›

The Alternative Press: A Look Back at Transvestia

Small and independent publications—including, journals, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, and more recently zines, social media, and independent online news magazines—are priceless when understanding the history of these groups, movements, and communities. Read More ›

LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Club: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 45

Gwen and Frank welcome Casey Maher, leader of the LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Crew meetup! They discuss everything from technology and gaming to science fiction (of course) right on up to Hemingway.Read More ›

Ep. 78 "Coming Into Her Own" | Library Stories

Thanks to a special partnership with a nearby school, Huguenot Park Library enables select students to exercise job skills in a welcoming, educational environment.Read More ›

Podcast #169: Tracy K. Smith, New U.S. Poet Laureate

Smith was named 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate last week. In 2016 she came by the Library to discuss her memoir, Ordinary Light.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids" by Sally Walker

Learning how to effectively parent and advocate for a gifted child not easy, but it can be highly rewarding. Read More ›

Researching Juneteenth Celebrations at The New York Public Library

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated across the country commemorating the formal emancipation of slaves in the United States. Read More ›

So What's a Poet Laureate, Anyway?

What exactly does the Poet Laureate do? How is one chosen? And how did this position even come to be? We found the answers to all these questions, and more, from our friends over at The Library of Congress. Read More ›

May Chinese Book Discussion at Mid-Manhattan Library || 中文书籍讨论会

Readers came to the library to discuss their favorite books in Chinese.Read More ›

#ReadersUnite: Our Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

Summer means one thing to librarians: summer reading.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 18

Find job listings, career fairs, career development workshops, DOL blogs and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The If Not Wild Things Edition June 16, 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 ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: Books for Young Adults

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary—a service that delivers free e-books brought to you by MTA, Transit Wireless, and NYC's libraries—it can be hard to choose which books to peruse on your commute. Read More ›

Seeing Yourself on the Page: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 44

The fantastic Sona Charaipotra sits down with Frank and Gwen to talk representation and what it's like to see (or not see) your own experiences reflected in a book. Plus: Archie and Riverdale, Bollywood, Hollywood, and a lot of geeking out over our favorite YA authors.Read More ›

Steamy Summer Staff Picks

It's heating up outside, and our summer Staff Picks have arrived just in time for those long-awaited beach trips (or sweltering subway rides, when you really need an escape).Read More ›

Podcast #168: Jelani Cobb, The Half-Life of Freedom

New Yorker staff writer and Columbia Journalism School professor Jelani Cobb delivers a lecture on politics, journalism, and history entitled "The Half-Life of Freedom." Read More ›

A Footnote in the History of Radio Music

I recently unearthed a musical work that has been lost for eighty years: Roy Harris’s Time Suite.Read More ›

Informed Archives: The Pentagon Papers and the Fight to Know

The celebration of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism prompted an exploration of our collections to celebrate the work and achievements of the Fourth Estate.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 6/12-6/26

With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library. We're highlighting some of our events here—including author talks, free classes, community art shows, performances, concerts, and exhibitions.Read More ›
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