New York Public Library

Theatre History Pioneer Betty Corwin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The League of Professional Theatre Women will honor the founder and former director of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.<p>The League of …

Libraries

The New York Public Library stands tall in master documentarian Frederick Wiseman's Ex Libris

What interests Frederick Wiseman? The Boston-born, Yale-educated documentarian, now a spry 87, has made films about department stores and boxing …

Canadian News

NYC libraries' fine idea waives $2.25M in late fees for kids

If forgiveness is divine, the city libraries are godly.

Libraries

Amnesty For Little Book Lovers: New York City Libraries Shelve Kids' Late Fees

Olly olly oxen free!<p>All you young readers in New York City, hide no more: For one day and one day only, the city's three major public library systems are offering unconditional amnesty to everyone age 17 and under who has been charged with late fees. The libraries will also clear the fines of those …

News (U.S.)

NYPL to forgive kids' overdue fines on Thursday

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Children and teenagers will have a fresh start on their city public library account -- especially those who were blocked from …

Staten Island

Letters From the November 6, 2017, Issue

<b>Kneeling Down, Rising Up</b><p>Dave Zirin’s “Taking a Knee” in the October 16 issue was an eye—opener. Not understanding a “sport” that involves 22 grown …

Liberal View

Documentary festival RIDM has kept it real for 20 years

Two decades of dedication to documentary will be celebrated as the 20th Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) presents 142 …

Canadian News

New York City’s Libraries Will Forgive All Children’s Fines

Library books are free, until they aren’t: Patrons who rack up $15 in late fees at the city’s public libraries are blocked from taking out more books until the fine is paid.<p>Among those with suspended privileges are 160,000 children, most of them from the city’s poorest neighborhoods, who cannot …

New York City

Get Ready for October Ball | Times Square Chronicles

Get Ready for October Ball<p>Every October, hundreds of young professionals gather at the New York Public Library for a glamorous black tie ball to …

Times Square

Mariposas Nocturnas: Emmet Gowin and Joel Smith (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building)

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum<br>Wednesday, October 18 - 6:30 pm [1]*Renowned photographer Emmet Gowin and curator Joel …

Libraries

SF Public Library Users Now Have Access to 30,000 Films via ‘Kanopy’ Streaming Video Platform

Just when you thought you’ve exhausted your Netflix list, for reals this time, there’s a whole other on-demand video platform to indulge in…free of …

San Francisco

Today's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: Facebook Tries Food Delivery, Columbus Tries To Save Retail

News and insights from around the Web:<p><b>Disruption</b><p>Facebook is experimenting with helping users order food: “Of course Facebook doesn’t actually want to get into food delivery, a notoriously messy and complicated business that requires hiring and managing a lot of people, but food ordering. Whether …

Entrepreneurship

6 Surprises for Newcomers to Genealogy

Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. Genealogy hobbyists may be introduced to the field through popular television …

Genealogy

What does melting Arctic ice mean to the world, major libraries ask

The Arctic’s expanse of ice has mesmerized humans for millennia — and now it is slowly disappearing.<p>What might that mean for humanity? For the next year, Arctic Imagination, a multi-library collaboration, will search for answers with events, conversations, readings and Web-based exhibitions.<p>The …

News (U.S.)

Ronald Clark Shares Stories and Photos of Living Inside a Branch of The New York Public Library

In the early 20th century, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated $5.2 million to build more than 60 libraries throughout New York City. For many …

Libraries

How Living In A Library Gave One Man 'The Thirst Of Learning'

When he was younger, Ronald Clark lived in the library.<p>Literally.<p>Decades ago, custodians who worked in the New York Public Library often lived in the buildings with their families. Clark's father, Raymond, was one of those custodians, and he and his family lived on the top floor of the Washington …

Libraries

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Guide to NYPL's E-Resources

Beginning of the Mexican Revolution, 1910. Hulton Archive/Getty Images <i>from The Latino American Experience database.</i>In celebration of Hispanic …

Genealogy

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Libraries

They Don’t Make Theatre Sets Like they Used To

Just take a look at that stage from the Broadway debut of George Gershwin’s groundbreaking opera “Porgy and Bess” in 1935. On the rare occasion that …

Paris

Minecraft and The Middle Ages: All About Teaching.

Chang’an from John Miller on Vimeo.The simple architectural elements of the game make <i>Minecraft</i> ideal to be used in teaching about the Middle Ages. …

Middle Ages

Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy

<i>Please RSVP by By October 5th</i><p>Join the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy on October 12th at the New York Public Library as they hear …

Journalism

12 Ways You Could Be Getting More Out Of Your Local Library

When you think about it, it's fairly miraculous that public libraries exist. I mean, can you imagine if such an idea was proposed today? A public …

Libraries

New York Today: Questions for Our Next Mayor

<i>Good morning on this splendid Tuesday.</i><p>The first general election debate in the race for New York City mayor is tonight.<p>Taking the stage are Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat; Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican candidate; and Bo Dietl, an independent.<p>The event at Symphony Space on the …

New York City

Favorite Business Books Series - Part A

Here at the Business Library it’s obvious that we <b>LOVE</b>—what else?—business books! To commemorate the recent <i>Book Lovers Day</i>, we asked entrepreneurs and …

Entrepreneurship

Podcast #185: Mike Wallace, Greater Gotham

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

Libraries

Cats Rule As Turkish Feline Hit ‘Kedi’ Leads All Nominees For Critics Choice Documentary Awards | Deadline

<i>Kedi,</i> an extraordinary documentary about the street cats of Istanbul, leads all contenders in nominations for the second annual Critics Choice …

Movies

Music recordings

About the collection<p>Classical<p>We have tens of thousands of commercial recordings of classical music. Most UK record companies donate copies of their …

British Library

New October Date Added for Gritty Times Square, As Seen in HBO’s The Deuce

We are thrilled to announce an additional date for our upcoming tour of Gritty Times Square, which takes place on October 14th at 11am. Join us as we …

Times Square

You're a Jerk If You Don't Love Libraries After Watching This Documentary

Frederick Wiseman's doc about the New York Public Library is nearly four hours long—and it's utterly essential.<p>There's perhaps no greater observer of institutions than Frederick Wiseman. Over his 50-year career of making documentaries, Wiseman has spotlighted the inner workings of everything from a …

Libraries

Ex Libris: New York Public Library Is Exactly What the Title States: A Sprawling, 3-plus Hour Venture Through the NYPL

by Andrew WrightLet's explore a very big library for 3-plus hours...Few filmmakers have a greater interest in The Way Things Work than Frederick …

Seattle