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This is a multimedia showroom for librarians, curators, event speakers, scholars, and writers working and creating at The New York Public Library. Explore staff blogs, view original videos, download podcasts, browse print publications, interact with digital exhibitions, and connect with NYPL on Facebook, Twitter, and beyond. Explore and get inspired!

Are These American Folk Heroes Real or Not?

The folklore of North America is full of tall tales and wild stories from the North Woods and the Wild West -- most of them too fantastical to be believed. But as with a lot of oral tradition, some of those stories are actually rooted in true figures from history. Can you separate fact from fiction? Test your knowledge with our "real or not" folklore quiz!Read More ›

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Africa and the African Diaspora

Celebrate Black History Month with Our Online Exhibitions

Check out four of the top online exhibitions highlighting African Americans in honor of Black History Month.Read More ›

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Featured Blogger:
Andy Wagstaff

Cubicle Vacations: New Music, Vol 5

Check out this list of some of the most exciting, newly purchased CDs from our circulating collections for your listening pleasure. Read More ›

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Featured Library:
New Dorp Library

Found Staten Island Stories 5: Defending America's Cup 1870 -1920 Part 2

On September 27, 1887 the NYYC defender Volunteer beat the challenger Thistle in the last race held on the Inside Course. Staten Island's shore was no longer a Cup destination after that. Read More ›

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