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We talk to patrons, authors, artists and so many other interesting people. Come hear what they have to say about libraries and reading.

The OldNYC App Is Here! We Spoke with Its Creators

The OldNYC experience is now available on mobile phones—discover what was there at thousands of locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. We talked to the developers to learn more about their work with our collections.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Jane Mendelsohn

Jane Mendelsohn comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, Burning Down the House. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Ratso Edition

The author Larry “Ratso” Sloman answers a few questions about reading and libraries. Read More ›

Ask the Author: Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith came to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Ordinary Light. Read More ›

Ask the Author: Edmund White

Edmund White comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss his latest work, Our Young Man.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Sarah Ruhl

Sarah comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies.Read More ›

Meet the Artists: Ann Schaumburger and Michael Pellettieri

A collaborative exhibition Paintings by Ann Schaumburger and Paintings and Prints by Michael Pellettieri will be on view at the Mulberry Street Library from April 7–21, 2016. I spoke with the artists recently about their work.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, Love, Loss, and What We Ate.Read More ›

Violet Oakley: An Interview with Dr. Bailey Van Hook

Dr. Bailey Van Hook recently published the first full-length biography of artist Violet Oakley. In this interview, she discusses her work and what made Oakley an interesting subject, as well as her research in our archival collections.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Colum McCann Edition

Colum McCann visited the library as part of our staff-wide read, so I caught up with him to see if he had other reading recommendations.Read More ›

Meet Ner Beck: Found Faces Photographer

A surprised looking bathtub, a quixotic building column, and a pipe that looks like it might go “meow!”Read More ›

Meet the Artist: Yuko K.

What's that ruckus we've been hearing in the Children's Room lately? A herd of elephants doing yoga?! Read More ›

Meet The Artist: Sandra Jetton

On display until February 29 at St. Agnes Library is Sandra Jetton’s Street Theater: Scenes from the Show.Read More ›

Adam Silvera Visits the Bronx Library Center

A few teens asked about his writing as well as his literary influences. From his writing process to his tattoos, the questions varied greatly, and they allowed for the teens to get to know Adam better. Read More ›

NaNoWriMo @ MML: The End of the Road

November is over, and with it, National Novel Writing Month. Mid-Manhattan’s aspiring novelists were dropping like flies in the third week of the month, but by the fourth week we had a strong showing of determined and focused writers.Read More ›

Meet the Photographer: Fernanda Rocha

Shimmering blue water. A hand, a rose, emerges from a kaleidoscope color field. Glimpses from a small village named Eldorado. These are just some of the stunning imagery captured by Brazilian-born photographer Fernanda Rocha. Read More ›

Meet the Schomburg's Newest Archivists!

Our newest archivists, Tiana Taliep and Alexsandra Mitchell, tell us what it’s like to research and preserve some of the finest materials across the African Diaspora, and their journey to the Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Cloud Nothings

f you're looking for alternative rock that channels the angst of your favorite '90s bands without being unabashedly derivative, Cloud Nothings fits the bill. Is Dylan Baldi intensely bookish, as well? Read on to find out, and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Carlos Alazraqui Edition

Find out what the Rocko's Modern Life and Reno 911 star likes to read.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Caspar Babypants

Formerly a President of the United States of America, Chris Ballew became Caspar Babypants in 2009, and has performed at libraries, schools, and other family friendly events. His music makes it easier than ever for humans of all ages to rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›
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