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Digital Stylist: Oscars Edition

In advance of Oscar Sunday, we dove into our Digital Collections to play fashion consultant for some of the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards. Using the Creators Studio images from our Art and Picture Collection, we’ve chosen a specific look for each of the amazing Best and Supporting Actress nominees.Read More ›

More of West Side Story

Enjoy more animated GIFS created from digitized images, made possible through a generous grant for the Theatre Division.Read More ›

Where to Start with John Steinbeck

Feburary 27 just so happens to be the birthday of John Steinbeck, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author whose vivid, imaginative writing brought tales of Southern California to life in several novels and short stories.Read More ›

Booktalking "Killing It!" by Sheryl O'Loughlin

The author gives a unique, more personal look at the world of starting and running a business. She does a fantastic job of addressing the topic in a personable way.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 26

Find DOL top blogs, job listings, free job training programs and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The When You're a Jet Edition February 24, 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 ›

Musical of the Month: The Scottsboro Boys

The story of the Scottsboro Boys feels especially timely. The musical is challenging and certain to provoke discussion among those willing to seriously consider the questions it forces audiences to ask. Read More ›

The Quotable W. E. B. Du Bois

Over the course of his long life, Du Bois wrote several books, most notably The Souls of Black Folk and Black Reconstruction in America, and he was the founding editor of The Crisis, the magazine of the NAACP and the oldest black publication in the world, for nearly 25 years.Read More ›

Best Nonfiction of the Year: Announcing The 30th Annual Helen Bernstein Book Award Finalists

The Bernstein Award honors working journalists whose books bring clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. This year's finalists' works cover Syria, plutocrats, refugee crises, the spread of contagious disease, and gun violence in America.Read More ›

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 ›

Booktalking "Courageous Women Rebels" by Joy Crysdale

The stories of these women and more fill the pages of this book: stories of strong women who fought for what they believed in, despite the prevailing views of the day. Read More ›

Ep. 65 "This Is My Contribution" | Library Stories

Try your hand at research at the Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street, and be amazed at what you can learn—about your own family. Just ask Jennifer Maston, who took a course on African-American genealogy and came away with more than she expected. Read More ›

Podcast #152: Casanova: Seduction and Genius in Venice

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Laurence Bergreen in conversation with psychosexual therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer on the life of the notorious Casanova.Read More ›

Preparing for Online College

Check out this list of tips and Library resources to help you prepare.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 2/20-3/6

Welcome to our biweekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library.Read More ›

Social Media Madness at SIBL

Social media programs in March. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 19

Find information on workshops, career fairs, and more.Read More ›

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 ›

6 Gifts for Black History Month

Take a moment to find a meaningful gift.Read More ›

19th Century Innovations from The Mechanics' Magazine

The New York Public Library holds one of the most comprehensive collections of British patents dating back to the 17th century (30,000+ volumes!). Publications such as The Mechanics Magazine, founded by a Scottish patent agent, described many patented inventions.Read More ›
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