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Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Billy Rose Theatre Division is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive this year.

Freedom's Founders: An Online Exhibition from the Schomburg Center

Discover the unsung heroes of abolitionism and American freedom in an online exhibition curated by NYPL’s Schomburg Center.

Introducing Online STEAM Storytime

A new resource for families to enjoy this summer.

What Paul Yoon is Reading

The Young Lions Fiction award winner shares his reading recommendations.

Book Club: 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ep. 168

Frank and Rhonda discuss this impactful book which appears on the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List.

Summer Reading is For Adults Too

No matter your plans, here are some books that scream summer vacation.

Poems of Protest by Black LGBTQ Poets

All of these poetry collections are also available as digital e-books.

Celebrating Black Writers for Immigrant Heritage Month

From London to Brooklyn, immigrating from Haiti or Nigeria, the authors featured on this list explore what it means to have two homes and what the experience of moving from one country to another does for the protagonists of these stories.

Book Lists for Teens & Young Readers to Celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month

These books, many available as e-books, explore the Caribbean American experience and introduce younger readers to notable Caribbean Americans.

Short Story Anthologies for Young Readers

Don't want to get totally caught up in a book and then have to put it down? Try a short story!

Explore White Studio's Theatrical Photography Online

White Studio was the preeminent industry photographer of commercial theatre in the first two decades of the 20th century. NYPL has over 2,000 of its images in our collection available online.

Summer Reading—It's in the Maps

Don't feel sheepish if someone asks what books you're reading this summer—there's more to reading than just books!

New YA Reads to Celebrate Pride Month

Books celebrating beautiful people, identities, and ideas.

How to use Overdrive 怎樣使用 Overdrive

在電腦上使用 Overdrive,是非常容易的事。在搜索引擎輸入 New York Public Library Overdrive, 打開 nypl.overdrive.com 網址後 ,就一目了然。

A Virtual Art Exhibit and Q&A with Harlem Painter Isabel Chevalier

Though our art display case at the Harry Belafonte 115th Street library has been temporarily closed to the public, we musn't forget to celebrate art...so we are doing so with a virtual edition.

TRANSforming the Literary Landscape, Ep. 167

Rhonda and Frank chat with children's librarian Ellen MacInnis to discuss the TRANSform NYPL project and pass along recommendations from the Trans and Gender Non Conforming book list.

E-Books to Get Your Kids Cooking This Summer

Whether you love to cook or approach it from a more utilitarian perspective, it's a wonderful skill (and art) to share with and pass on to a child.

From Our Bookshelves To Yours: Kips Bay Library Recommendations

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

N. Kymmel: An Early Supplier of Books from Russia

N. Kymmel was a bookstore, a publishing house, and an antiquarian book dealer based in Riga (Russian Empire, later Latvia). The NYPL started purchasing books from it soon after establishing the Slavonic Division in 1899.

Five Tips for Raising a Reader

Besides having an enjoyable way to pass the time, being a good reader helps children do well in school, and opens up worlds of knowledge.