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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!

Alternative Halloween Reads

if you are tired of the more typical scary classics, check out some alternative options for Halloween reading.Read More ›

Featured Channel:
Africa and the African Diaspora

In Search of Nat Turner

From Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, and Ossie Davis to Alice Walker, Kanye West, and Nate Parker, Nat Turner has captured many people’s imagination. Yet 185 years after his death, the 31-year-old General Nat or Old Prophet Nat, as he was known to the enslaved community, remains as mysterious Read More ›

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Featured Blogger:
Andy Wagstaff

Cubicle Vacations: New Music, Vol 3

Take a little audio vacation with some of the most exciting newly purchased CDs from our circulating collections.Read More ›

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Featured Library:
New Dorp Library

Ep. 19 "Fish! Fish! Fish!" | Library Stories

Enoch Park loves animals, and when he wanted to learn how to set up his new aquarium he knew just where to go. Read More ›

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