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Where to Start with Flannery O'Connor

Author Flannery O'Connor and her childhood home in Savannah, Georgia. Photos via Wikimedia. March 25 marks the birthday of author Flannery O'Connor, …

Literature

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

MLA Format<p>Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Lawrence Ferlinghetti" <i>The New York Public Library Digital Collections</i>. …

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16 Survival Tips From The 1900s That Are Still Brilliant Today

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Survival tips and hacks have been around for centuries, and, in most cases, are mere fragments of information passed down through …

Hacking

Mid-Manhattan Library will close temporarily due to renovation plans by Mecanoo + Beyer Blinder Belle

The New York Public Library announced that its central circulating branch The Mid-Manhattan Library will temporarily close to the public beginning in …

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Announcing the 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists

We're pleased to announce the finalists for the seventeenth annual Young Lions Fiction Award, honoring the works of five commanding, diverse, young …

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NYPL #FridayReads The Ties That Bookbind Us Edition March 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 …

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Honoring Robert B. Silvers

Robert B. Silvers<br>The New York Public Library remembers the life of Robert B. Silvers, editor of <i>The New York Review of Books</i> and member of the …

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Curtain Up Conversation: A Chorus Line Reunion

One of the most momentous works in modern theatre history started as an archiving project. In 1974 a group of “Gypsies” (Broadway dancers) gathered …

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Podcast #156: What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear with Dr. Ofri and Mary Harris

The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. Listen to …

Podcasting

14 New Poetry Picks for World Poetry Day

Happy World Poetry Day! We like to take advantage of these literary holidays and challenge our expert staff (evil, maniacal, laugh) so we asked them …

Poetry

Lawrence Krauss with Alan Alda: Reality, the Real Story

Theoretical physicist <b>Lawrence Krauss</b> has explained how the material universe could have risen from nothing. But now that it’s here, the reality …

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6 Tips to Boost Your Savings

Nearly everyone can find at least a little room in their budget for savings.<p>Do you have trouble finding cash to set aside in your savings account? …

Personal Finance

Life in All Its Granite Hardness: A Selection of Irish Noir

Bleak, dark, grimly realistic, morally and psychologically complex with a dash of gallows humor. Scandinavian Noir has some serious competition from …

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Stranger of the Week

<b>New York Public Library’s Rose Reading Room, South Hall</b><p>I’d been resolved not to fall into another of those situations with neighborhood baristas, …

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Disney Classics in the Digital Collections

Long before they became iconic Disney films, Disney classics like <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, <i>Cinderella</i>, and <i>The Little Mermaid</i> were children's stories, …

Walt Disney Company

Christopher Gray: an Appreciation

Architectural historian and New York <i>Times</i> columnist Christopher Gray died last week. He was 66. Milstein Division librarians took a moment to reflect …

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11 Things We Learned This Week

03/17/2017 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p>This week, we learned …<br>​ <br>… how the Green Book saved black lives on the road.<p>Our educator has a terrific lesson plan using the Green Book as a primary resource.<p>… the location of every fossil ever discovered. Time-sink …

Earth

OBQ: How could we better today's buildings by looking to the past?​

<i>Alan C. Short, a professor of architecture at the University of Cambridge, has just released a book entitled "The Recovery of Natural Environments in</i> …

University of Cambridge

#LiteraryMarchMadness 2017: Which Book Will Win?

Welcome to our Fourth Annual Literary March Madness (#LiteraryMarchMadness)! This is a bracket-style tournament like the NCAA March Madness …

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Basic Research 101 - Did African Moors Bring Civilization to Europe?

In the ever expanding information universe finding the right information can be like locating the proverbial needle in a haystack. Don’t worry, we’re …

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One Book, One New York Winner Announced

One Book, One New York is a program in which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the same book at the same time. Because it is …

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Vintage photos from 140 years of NYC snowstorms

As New York is hit with another winter storm, take a look at how the city dealt with them in decades past<p>When it comes to snowstorms, New York City has had it relatively mild this season. Besides getting pummeled by Winter Storm Stella—which isn’t even a blizzard anymore, and is currently …

Weather

Greg Hildreth Among Performers Set for Free Broadway's Future Songbook Concert

The NYC concert will spotlight the songs of Alan Schmuckler.<p><i>Broadway’s Future Songbook</i> <i>Series</i>, presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow, will …

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Fordham

Fordham University’s Jewish Studies Program and the New York Public Library are delighted to announce joint short-term and mid-term research …

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Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Master of Wordplay

As soon as you pick up <i>Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life</i>, you know the title is a complete misnomer. There’s nothing ordinary about it.<p>On the cover of …

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Amie Wright | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Educators

CURRENT POSITIONManager School Outreach, MyLibraryNYC, New York Public LibraryDEGREEMLS, University of Western Ontario, 2009FOLLOW@librarylandia …

Education

Pi(e) Day in the Map Division

Taking inspiration from the delightful National Cookie Day post by Elizabeth Waters of Mid-Manhattan Library, the Map Division is using Pi(e) Day as …

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NYPL Recommends: Middle Grade Fiction

There is some great new middle grade fiction for those book devouring middle grade readers out there! Here are eight new titles we recommend you …

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Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights, with Paulo Lemos Horta, Assistant Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi, in conversation with Lawrence Weschler, author of “Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative."

This illustrated lecture reveals the cross-cultural encounters—the collaborations, borrowings, and acts of literary larceny—that produced the Arabian …

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9 Broadway Shows That Closed Before Opening Night

From ailing stars to jailed producers, the stories behind some of Broadway’s shortest runs are the stuff of legend.<p>We all know the Broadway shows …

Broadway Theatre