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  • "Your Leafy Screens Throw Down": Act 5, Scene 6 in the Macbeth Prompt Books

    By Douglas Reside, Curator, Theatre Collection | May 24, 2022
    The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    An examination of the staging of Act 5, Scene 6 of Macbeth in various productions using the Library's collection of prompt books.
  • NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Kathleen “Kat” Cruz Gutierrez

    By Nikki Lopez, Librarian II | May 24, 2022
    Gutierrez is an assistant professor at UCSC and Mellon Fellow with the Humanities Institute Fellow at the New York Botanical Garden.
  • NYC Banned Books Challenge: Fight Book Banning By Reading Banned Books

    By NYPL Staff | May 23, 2022
    We're challenging New Yorkers to read books that represent voices, identities, and perspectives that book banning threatens to erase.
  • Views from the Digital Collections: The 42nd Street Library

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | May 23, 2022
    Images of the beloved building that has hosted researchers, readers, and tourists from around the world.
  • Statue Honoring Playwright Lorraine Hansberry To Be on View at Schomburg Center

    By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | May 20, 2022
    Learn about in-person and online materials in the Schomburg Center's collections on award-winning playwright Lorraine Hansberry.
  • Women's Sexual Health: A Reading List

    By Laura Stein, Adult Librarian | May 19, 2022
    Books to shed light on gender and race bias in medicine and help women better understand their bodies and health. 
  • Social Media, Vlad, and Electronics! (Wait, What?), Ep. 217

    By NYPL Podcasts | May 19, 2022
    A discussion about how social media affects society and a new campus novel, Vladimir, by Julia May Jonas.
  • NYPL Researcher Spotlight: Michael Cannell

    By Andy Mccarthy, Librarian II | May 19, 2022
    "The Allen Room is a Shangri-La: utter quiet, no chattering office distractions, all the greatest resources a short stroll down the hall."
  • The Korean Collections at the New York Public Library: A Survey

    By Hee-Gwone Yoo, Librarian, General Research Division | May 17, 2022
    Our LibGuide highlights collections of rare Korean prints and manuscripts, photographs, maps, and other printed texts.  
  • Helping Students Visualize the Violence of Residential Schools

    By Emily Uruchima, Research Associate, Curriculum Development, Center for Education and Schools | May 16, 2022
    Teaching the Indigenous history of residential schools with primary sources from NYPL's collections.