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Total Eclipse of the Art: Trouvelot and the 1878 Eclipse

For Americans in the post-Civil War years, the most iconic images of the cosmos were largely the work of one man: Étienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827-1895), an artist and amateur astronomer who produced incredible images of the heavens.Read More ›

5 NYPL Shop Must-Haves for Teachers

It’s time to set up the classroom and get ready for the new semester.Read More ›

When You *Can't* Look at the Sun: Exploring the Eclipse Through Touch & Sound

At the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library, we’re always discovering new ways for patrons with all kinds of vision to explore information. As New Yorkers prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, here are a few ways to experience this rare event and other celestial phenomena in an accessible way.Read More ›

"How to Handle a Financial Windfall" at SIBL on August 8, 2017

Winning the lottery is what everyone dreams of, right? It can be, but personal safety and security concerns and the anxiety of a significant life change can beset anyone who comes into sudden money.Read More ›

Podcast #177: Noam Chomsky and Wallace Shawn

MIT linguist, philosopher, and political theorist Noam Chomsky speaks with actor and playwright Wallace Shawn, diving behind the headlines in an attempt to rigorously and rationally think through the political complications of American life today.Read More ›

The Right Book at the Right Time: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 52

Frank and Gwen tackle two powerful narratives of self-acceptance -- and then take respite in a roller derby comic and a love story.Read More ›

Staff Picks: Kanopy Streaming Video

Your NYPL card now gives you access to thousands of films via Kanopy. Our staff offers up some of their favorites here. Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Ella Baker to Potential Members of the NAACP

In this 1943 letter, civil rights icon Ella Baker sends a passionate plea for potential members for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for a variety of planned initiatives on behalf of the organization. Makiba Foster, our Assistant Chief Librarian, reads the letter aloud.Read More ›

National Book Lovers Day - What is your favorite book?

What happens when an impromptu question is sent to NYPL staff in honor of August 9th “National Book Lovers Day”? It becomes a great conversation starter with amazing recommendations.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 13

Find job fairs, career development programs, free job training programs, job listings, and more.Read More ›

Stream 5 of AFI's Greatest American Films for Free

American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movies is a list of the "100 greatest American films of all time." I found five of those films on Kanopy, the video streaming service available to New York Public Library cardholders age 13 or older.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The When Your Eyes Need a Break Edition August 11, 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 ›

New & Noteworthy: Historical Middle Grade Fiction

Until time travel becomes a reality for us all, fiction is the best way we know to and experience historical times. Here are six exceptional new works of middle grade fiction, all set in times before today.Read More ›

Marcia M. Gallo named NYPL's Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2017

We are pleased to announce that Marcia M. Gallo has been selected as The New York Public Library’s Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2017–2018. Read More ›

Sam Shepard: The Playwright as Star

Sam Shepard, the great Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who died July 27 at age 73, was a remarkably prolific writer over the past half-century, and he still found time to act in more than 60 movies and TV shows. Read More ›

Parker, Postman, and Pooh: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 51

A 30-year-old book remains intensely relevant for today's world, Gwen rediscovers Dorothy Parker AND reading Pooh to her pre-schooler and Frank raps!...(sort of).Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Culturally Diverse Middle Grade

These are exactly the kind of books that will teach our next generation to be accepting and open-minded.Read More ›

Ep. 81 "The No.1 Source" | Library Stories

Free early childhood programs at Harlem Library attracted Fabiola and her daughter, who loves story time and the activity workshop that lets her get messy and play with other children.Read More ›

Novedades de Agosto 2017: Suspenso y romance este verano ¡al alcance de la mano!

Una breve selección de nuevas historias de amor y misterio para disfrutar ¡leyendo! Read More ›

Новые русские названия не пропустите- август 2017- Russian Language Books

A brief, selective list of recent titles.Read More ›
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