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  • Statue Honoring Playwright Lorraine Hansberry on View at Schomburg Center

    By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | May 20, 2022
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Learn about in-person and online materials in the Schomburg Center's collections on award-winning playwright Lorraine Hansberry.
  • Schomburg Center Volunteer Is One of the Last Surviving ‘Black Angels’

    By Lisa Herndon, Managers, Schomburg Communications and Publicity | March 1, 2022
    Learn more about Schomburg Center volunteer Virginia Allen—one of the last surviving members of a group of nurses known as “Black Angels."
  • Classroom Connections: Women and Their Passions

    By Amber Certain, Educators and Schools Outreach Specialist | March 1, 2022
    March is Women's History Month—a time to celebrate achievements women have made throughout the course of American history in various fields.
  • NYPL's Kathie Coblentz: Dedicated Librarian & Master Cataloger

    By NYPL Staff | March 1, 2022
    Coblentz was a dedicated librarian whose work created catalog and authority records that were the products of deep research.
  • Children's Books About Women Artists

    By Clarissa Cooke, Children's Librarian | February 28, 2022
    If seeing art around New York City inspires young kids to learn more, NYPL has wonderful children's books about inspiring women artists.
  • Treasures: Trailblazing Women Through History

    By NYPL Staff | February 28, 2022
    This guide features some of the items on view in the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures.
  • Kids Books & Digital Resources to Celebrate Women in the Arts

    By Tessa Hamilton, Educators and Schools Outreach Specialist | February 28, 2022
    Through painting, sculpture, photography, and many other art forms, these artists express struggles, hopes, oppression, dreams, and strengt…
  • Women Writers on Women in History

    By Lynn Lobash, Associate Director, Readers Services | February 28, 2022
    From empresses to activists, pioneering scientists to secret spies, these 10 titles highlight remarkable women and their stories.
  • 31 Books for March: Women's History Month

    By Lynn Lobash, Associate Director, Readers Services | February 28, 2022
    No matter what you're interested in, something in this list of works from women authors will click.
  • Laura Alvarez's Woman Being Project

    By NYPL Staff | March 25, 2021

    Some of the key issues that Alvarez's work tackles are breastfeeding in public, fertility, motherhood, and genetics.