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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!

Moving Pictures: West Side Story

Last fall, the Google Cultural Institute supported the digitization of over 1300 photographs of the original 1957 production of West Side Story from our Martha Swope, Friedman-Abeles, Florence Vandamm, Kenn Duncan, and Avery Willard photography collections. Read More ›

Featured Channel:
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 4

This batch of new music will not only take you around the globe; but it will take you places back in time as well. Oh, and it will make you dance.Read More ›

More from Andy Wagstaff

Featured Library:
New Dorp Library

Staten Island Historical Newspapers Update

We are excited to announce that a new set of Island papers have been scanned and launched. The largest run is the Staten Island World, about 3,000 pages of it, from our partner the Staten Island Museum. Read More ›

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