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    Forms and Norms: Melodrama’s Reimagining at the Dawn of Modern American Theatre, 1890–1929

    By Christopher Corbo, 2021-2022 Short-Term Fellow, Billy Rose Theatre Division | October 6, 2022
    Short-Term Fellow Christopher Corbo writes about his research on two actors in early modern melodrama in the Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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    So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want (to Read)..., Ep 225

    By NYPL Podcasts | October 6, 2022
    Frank finishes Nabokov's memoir and Crystal discusses a book of interviews that examines Indigenous peoples' perspectives on climate change.
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    Reading Annie Ernaux, 2022 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | October 6, 2022
    Her work, even her novels, is deeply infused with autobiography as she unflinchingly explores the events of her life and her relationships.
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    Indigenous Joy in Picture Books

    By Stephanie Whelan, Children's Librarian | October 5, 2022
    Enjoy these stories and images of young people around the Americas and the living cultures they represent.
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    Online Chinese Book Discussion September 2022 網上中文書籍討論

    By Qi Wu, Adult Librarian | October 5, 2022
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    Classroom Connections: The Civil Rights Movement Through Photography

    By Amber Certain, Educators and Schools Outreach Specialist | October 4, 2022
    Introduce students to photography books to start the conversation, spark interest, and explore a topic from a visual perspective.  
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    Find Your Next Read Among the 2022 National Book Award Finalists

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | October 4, 2022
    All of these are available to borrow with your library card—you have time to get a few under your belt before the winners are announced.
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    Book List: Reading Gives You Superpowers!

    By NYPL Staff | October 4, 2022
    Discover the power of reading with our new book list of comics, graphic novels, and more for all ages.
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    NYPL at Comic Con 2022

    By NYPL Staff | October 4, 2022
    The New York Public Library is at New York Comic Con! Meet our friendly neighborhood librarians and staff.
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    Don't Have Fall Fiction FOMO: New Releases to Put On Your TBR List

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | October 3, 2022
    These brand-new releases are going to be the talk of all your reader friends this season.