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“My Approach is More Novelistic than Journalistic”: Director Frederick Wiseman on His Oscar-Shortlisted Doc, Ex Libris: New York Public Library

<i>Ex Libris: New York Public Library</i><p>Frederick Wiseman, now 87, is showing no signs of slowing down. His most recent documentary <i>Ex Libris: New York</i> …

Filmmaking

Cozy Chanukah Picture Books

Cuddle up with some new Chanukah picture books this year!Readers might know a few old standbys, but more recently published books about the Festival …

Libraries

The Most Festive Treasures of the New York Public Library’s Maps Division

We wish you a mappy Christmas.<p>The current librarians in the New York Public Library’s maps division don’t know much about their motley stash of …

Culture

First snowfall this season comes to New York

First snowfall this season comes to New York<p>People brave the first winter snow on Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the United States, Dec. 9, 2017. …

News (China)

Quiz: How well do you know the Dewey Decimal System?

The Dewey Decimal System is a library classification system that organizes library materials and helps patrons find what they're looking for. Prior …

Library Studies

Checking Out New and Classic Cookbooks at the New York Public Library

The most bedraggled pages often have the best recipes.<p>Cookbooks are heavy, expensive and big—a true investment, and you never know how much you’ll …

Celebrity Chefs

The Great Bamboozle: How America Has Become The Land Of The Hoax

Molly BoigonAuthor Kevin Young joined BPR to talk about his new book, "Bunked: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake …

Journalism

We Believe in Literacy for All

<i>This post is part of a series where we review what has happened at The New York Public Library in 2017.</i>The New York Public Library has been a vital …

Libraries

A Sotto-Voce Proposal in the Library's Rose Main Reading Room

Catherynne Valente<br>Once upon what seemed to be an ordinary Wednesday in the Rose Main Room Reading, the usual tourists hushedly bustled about, …

Libraries

NYPL's 10 Best Books of 2017

The end of the year is a natural time to reflect, to take stock. Consequently, there are many "best of" lists this time of year: best movies, best …

Books

Researching Human Rights at The New York Public Library

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Rights & Freedoms

Podcast #193: Nikki Giovanni Joy-Ann Reid

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Libraries

Where Are the Fat-Positive Children's Books? The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 68

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Libraries

Literature lovers will swoon over this time-lapse video showing a famous library filling up with books

For literature lovers everywhere, there’s nothing more exciting than finding new ways to experience the written word.<p>But for those who live close to …

Time-lapse Photography

2018 Schomburg 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival Dates Announced

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has announced January 12-13, 2018 as the dates of its 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival. for …

Black Culture

Do You Know When These 19 Iconic Musicals Debuted on Broadway?

Test your Broadway musical knowledge with this week’s photo quiz.<p>Many musicals to come to Broadway have become iconic pieces of work in the history …

Libraries

"Best Books of 2017" Lists Update - December 7th

December 7, 2017<p>For the tenth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find As the lists appear online, I will add them to …

Naomi Klein: Where to Begin

<i>This post is part of a series in which Readers Services librarians suggest a good starting place for authors appearing in our LIVE from the NYPL</i> …

Capitalism

Cookie Lit 2017

<b>It's that time again! Monday December 4th is National Cookie Day, so it's time for another installment of Cookie Lit!</b> What's better than curling up …

Dessert

New York Public Library's fight with Fifth Ave condo shelved

The New York Public Library’s battle with the well-heeled residents of a Fifth Ave. condo building now belongs in the history section.

Libraries

What Does an Elopement Planner Actually Do?

<i>In our Ask the Experts series,</i> New York Weddings <i>gets tips and advice from professionals in disciplines from dress design to elopement</b> …

Fashion

I Love My Librarian Award Winners Announced

On November 30, 10 librarians were honored with the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award for their outstanding public service contributions. Selected from …

Librarianship

Columbiana, Alabama librarian receives national public service honor

NEW YORK – Today Sheikla Blount, library media specialist at Columbiana Middle School in Columbiana, Alabama, was named a winner of this year’s I …

Libraries

This Episode Was Really Hard To Title: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 67

Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next. Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen …

Libraries

Historical Postcards of New York City from the Picture Collection

Dear Reader,“Just a little remembrance for your collection. I am very busy, but hope to see you soon. E.D.” November 10, 1905.Riverside Park and …

Staten Island

4 Research Resources for Entrepreneurs - HBX - Harvard Business School

If you’re an entrepreneur considering testing the waters of a new venture, you’re going to have to do some research. Whether it’s understanding the …

Harvard Business School

Podcast #192: Stephen Greenblatt Tony Kushner—The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

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Libraries

How WWII Created the Care Package

Museums

The Library Shop Guide to Bookish Gift-Giving

Here at NYPL, we believe that if you think you’re not a book person, you’ve just been reading the wrong books! We promise no matter their age, …

Shopping

Finding a Book When You've Forgotten Its Title

<i>This is an update of a previous post by Sharon Rickson.</i>It can be tough to remember the title and author of a book you read a long time ago—even if it …

Libraries