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These Books Show Why Earth Day Matters

We’ve put together a list of nonfiction books published in the last few years that shed light on some of the biggest challenges to the planet’s ecosystem.Read More ›

5 Surprises Found in Family Histories

Family histories in our Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy offer research value beyond personal narrative. From decorative paper to tracing ownership history, we explore a few interesting features. Read More ›

No Due Date: Keep a Piece of the Library Forever with Ex-Library Books

How does the Library make sure it has enough copies of the books New Yorkers want to read? Find out, and see how you can get the ultimate NYPL souvenir.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 22

Check out upcoming free job training programs, recruitment events, information sessions, and more.Read More ›

Ssh! Seven Book Recommendations for Fans of "A Quiet Place"

If your heart is still pounding from director-star John Krasinski's thriller, we have some reading suggestions for you... Read More ›

Discover Genealogy Databases for NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

Immigrant Heritage Week is a city-wide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions of immigrants in New York City, and we're looking at databases that can help with genealogy research.Read More ›

The Great Work Continues: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 87

Gwen & Frank's conversation with Dan Kois about " Angels in America" continues. Plus: NYPL Curator Doug Reside shares items from the Library of the Performing Arts! Read More ›

Films to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

We are highlighting a selection of films available for streaming on Kanopy that explore the immigrant experience. Read More ›

Harriet Tubman: Death or Liberty

Known for her courage and determination moving people through the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has a far deeper story that's usually not covered in school books. Read more about her life and influence. Read More ›

Nonfiction Books to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

We are highlighting a selection of nonfiction titles in the top four NYC languages that explore the immigrant experience.Read More ›

Sheelah Kolhatkar has Inside Information: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 211

Kolhatkar's book, Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, tells the story of Steven A. Cohen and his involvement in the largest insider-trading scandal in U.S history. Read More ›

Fiction Books to Celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

Read and discover the fascinating journeys that each unique personal story tells, and find the experiences that also bring us together.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 4/17-5/1

Welcome to our bi-weekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, there's a lot going on!Read More ›

Como La Flor: 5 Ways to Celebrate the Life of Selena Quintanilla

April 16 is known as Selena Day in the Texas hometown of the legendary Tejano performer. Find your own way to celebrate with movies, books and, of course, music. Read More ›

Interview: Inside NYPL Sings! and "I Read Everywhere"

How do you work spelling into a song? Find out, in this interview with songwriter-musician - and NYPL librarian - Leah Labrecque. Read More ›

2018 Albertine Prize Shortlist: Cast Your Vote!

The second annual Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award for best French fiction, is calling all fiction enthusiasts to vote in support of their favorite work of contemporary French fiction in English translation before May 1st!Read More ›

The Alleys Have Eyes: Books about Urban Wildlife Hiding All Around Us

In honor of the four-legged, furry, scaly, and feathered friends that share our concrete jungle, here are books for all ages about urban wildlife! Read More ›

One Book, One New York

The five finalists for One Book, One New York 2018 have been announced! Vote, all through the month of April, for the one you want to read along with your fellow New Yorkers. The winner will be announced May 3rd. All titles are available in both print and ebook format. Read More ›

Jerome Robbins On Television by Gregory Victor

Editor-in-Chief of the Jerome Robbins Foundation newsletter Gregory Victor has spent many years writing in specific detail about under-reported areas of Robbins' life and career.  In this guest blog, he writes about Robbins' relationship with television.  Robbins studied the medium technically, not passively in his role as audience, and gave much thought to its capacity and its limitations as producer.

Director/choreographer Jerome Robbins resisted working in television. Robbins had three main objections: the challenge in collapsing three-dimensional 

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Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 15

This week's review of NYC career center events and local employment programs.Read More ›
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