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MyLibraryNYC is an innovative new pilot program for school and public libraries in New York City. It encourages student reading by expanding student and teacher access to public library books and removing common barriers to borrowing them.more

 

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More Books! More Time! No More Maxing Out Your Personal NYPL Card! We are pleased to invite our colleagues in education to sign up for our new Educator Card. This card is offered exclusively to New York City teachers and home schooling parents borrowing materials to supplement their curriculum.more

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NEH Summer Institute July 30th - August 17th 2012: Recipe for America, New York, Immigration and American Identity through Food Culture- applications closed

Monday, July 30, 2012, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We are delighted to announce that we have chosen 25 educators from across the nation to participate in Recipe for America, the NEH Summer Institute at the New York Public Library. We are looking forward to welcoming these 25 educators as Summer Scholars engaged in the exploration of immigration, American identity and its expression through that most accessible of subjects- food!

Chancellor's Day Professional Development for Educators- Becoming American: Using Food Culture to Teach Immigration

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

*This workshop is at capacity.*

How can we use food and food-related cultural artifacts to better understand how immigrants become “American”? This full-day workshop begins with an exploration of NYPL’s unparalleled collections of cookbooks and menus. We then travel to the Lower East SideTenement Museum to sample the foods of the Lower East Side. Participating teachers in this workshop will learn how to use food to examine expressions of identity; how to integrate primary source materials from the NYPL into the classroom curriculum; and how to use the foods their own students eat to teach the history of immigration in America.

Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street /Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward on sofa in "Private Lives." Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward on sofa in "Private Lives."

Educator Workshop Making Connections: History and Literature through Theater and Music

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m.

The decades between World War I and II saw drastic changes in many aspects of American and British life. Among these changes were suffrage, heightened expectations for equality for women and African Americans, a greater comfort level with Europe and European ideas, and wider acceptance for experimental music, dance and literature.  The intertwined theater communities of London's West End and New York's Broadway dealt with those changes through scripts and songs, especially in satiric revues.

Educator Workshop: Bring the Shelleys to Life in Your Classroom

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 4 - 6 p.m.

Mary and Percy Shelley are one of history’s most compelling literary couples. Their work and lives reflect a freedom of thought that inspires us today. This professional development session will feature an interactive workshop led by American Place Theater on using process drama in the classroom, with a focus on engaging students with Frankenstein. The evening will also include a discussion with the curator of the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, one of the world’s leading repositories for the study of English Romanticism, as well as an educator-led tour of the exhibition, Shelley’s Ghost.


FREE

Researching for History Day: Easy, Online, Accessible, and Free

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Are your students or children planning to participate in New York City History Day? Join the New York City History Day Coordinator, the New York Public Library and The National Archives for a free workshop showcasing free online research resources for educators and students. Learn how to assist students with research in the rich collections of these three great institutions. 
 

Free

RSVP : sdueno@mcny.org

Teaching Malcolm X: Educators' Workshop

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 5 - 7 p.m.

In conjunction with the Schomburg Center's exhibition Malcolm X: A Search for Truth, educators are invited to learn how to prepare their classes for visiting the exhibit, and to gain new strategies for teaching about Malcolm X with curricular connections to literacy, history, social studies, politics and more. 

FREE

Contact schomburged@nypl.org or 212-491-2234 for more info.

Exhibition Openhouse for Educators

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 4 - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 4-6 pm
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Where else can you see Malcolm X’s journals, Sumerian tablets & the Gutenberg Bible all in one place? Explore the Library's Celebrating 100 Years exhibition for a look at expected treasures and surprising artifacts from our collections which map the changing nature of the written word, reflect our social history and address the questions of why we collect and what is worth collecting and preserving.  Enjoy some refreshments and hear from Exhibitions staff. Participants will receive materials for use in the classroom and find out how to bring students for the free school programs in the exhibit. 

FREE

RSVP: Jannarobin@nypl.org

SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011 OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!

Friday, August 12, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 8 through August 13 SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011
OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!
Full days
Gain expertise and resources to engage students in a study comparing the New York of 1911 and today. This six-day insitute will include scholar talks, exploration of the historical collections of NYPL and classroom strategies such as adapting texts for struggling readers, using drama in the classroom and integrating primary sources.  Six sessions held at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Registration for P credit is through the NYC DOE online system. This institute is now full. 
Registration questions from educators in non-public school settings can be directed to Education Specialist, janna Robin at Janna_Robin@nypl.org.   

SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011 OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 8 through August 13 SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011
OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!
Full days
Gain expertise and resources to engage students in a study comparing the New York of 1911 and today. This six-day insitute will include scholar talks, exploration of the historical collections of NYPL and classroom strategies such as adapting texts for struggling readers, using drama in the classroom and integrating primary sources.  Six sessions held at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Registration for P credit is through the NYC DOE online system. This institute is now full. 
Registration questions from educators in non-public school settings can be directed to Education Specialist, janna Robin at Janna_Robin@nypl.org.   

SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011 OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 8 through August 13 SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011
OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!
Full days
Gain expertise and resources to engage students in a study comparing the New York of 1911 and today. This six-day insitute will include scholar talks, exploration of the historical collections of NYPL and classroom strategies such as adapting texts for struggling readers, using drama in the classroom and integrating primary sources.  Six sessions held at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Registration for P credit is through the NYC DOE online system. This institute is now full. 
Registration questions from educators in non-public school settings can be directed to Education Specialist, janna Robin at Janna_Robin@nypl.org.   

SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011 OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 8 through August 13 SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011
OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!
Full days
Gain expertise and resources to engage students in a study comparing the New York of 1911 and today. This six-day insitute will include scholar talks, exploration of the historical collections of NYPL and classroom strategies such as adapting texts for struggling readers, using drama in the classroom and integrating primary sources.  Six sessions held at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Registration for P credit is through the NYC DOE online system. This institute is now full. 
Registration questions from educators in non-public school settings can be directed to Education Specialist, janna Robin at Janna_Robin@nypl.org.   

SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011 OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!

Monday, August 8, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

August 8 through August 13 SUMMER INSTITUTE: New York 1911-2011
OFFERED FOR NYC DOE "P" CREDIT!
Full days
Gain expertise and resources to engage students in a study comparing the New York of 1911 and today. This six-day insitute will include scholar talks, exploration of the historical collections of NYPL and classroom strategies such as adapting texts for struggling readers, using drama in the classroom and integrating primary sources.  Six sessions held at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Registration for P credit is through the NYC DOE online system. This institute is now full. 
Registration questions from educators in non-public school settings can be directed to Education Specialist, janna Robin at Janna_Robin@nypl.org.   

The Schomburg Center’s Summer Education Institute 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Schomburg Education Institute will convene for five days to unite educators (school teachers, college faculty, and community educators) and college students with premier historians and scholars to explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Participants will engage in dynamic learning experiences—lectures, interactive workshops, curator talks, and community walks—that are connected to the Schomburg’s current exhibitions, permanent collections, and vast digital resources.

Registration required. Contact schomburged@nypl.org or 212-491-2234 for more info.

Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, part I

Friday, July 29, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What’s so funny about Hamlet? Why is Falstaff tragic? What doesThe Merchant of Venice have to tell us about history? We will look at three of Shakespeare’s plays – a tragedy, a history, and a comedy – and examine how the playwright manipulates dramatic conventions. The course will take a dynamic approach: we will act out scenes, turn them upside down, and play them against the grain.

Andrew McConnell Stott teaches English at the University at Buffalo. A former stand-up comic, he is the author of Comedy and The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian. He received a 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Schomburg Center’s Summer Education Institute 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Schomburg Education Institute will convene for five days to unite educators (school teachers, college faculty, and community educators) and college students with premier historians and scholars to explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Participants will engage in dynamic learning experiences—lectures, interactive workshops, curator talks, and community walks—that are connected to the Schomburg’s current exhibitions, permanent collections, and vast digital resources.

Registration required. Contact schomburged@nypl.org or 212-491-2234 for more info.

Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, part I

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What’s so funny about Hamlet? Why is Falstaff tragic? What doesThe Merchant of Venice have to tell us about history? We will look at three of Shakespeare’s plays – a tragedy, a history, and a comedy – and examine how the playwright manipulates dramatic conventions. The course will take a dynamic approach: we will act out scenes, turn them upside down, and play them against the grain.

Andrew McConnell Stott teaches English at the University at Buffalo. A former stand-up comic, he is the author of Comedy and The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian. He received a 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Schomburg Center’s Summer Education Institute 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Schomburg Education Institute will convene for five days to unite educators (school teachers, college faculty, and community educators) and college students with premier historians and scholars to explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Participants will engage in dynamic learning experiences—lectures, interactive workshops, curator talks, and community walks—that are connected to the Schomburg’s current exhibitions, permanent collections, and vast digital resources.

Registration required. Contact schomburged@nypl.org or 212-491-2234 for more info.

Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, part I

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What’s so funny about Hamlet? Why is Falstaff tragic? What doesThe Merchant of Venice have to tell us about history? We will look at three of Shakespeare’s plays – a tragedy, a history, and a comedy – and examine how the playwright manipulates dramatic conventions. The course will take a dynamic approach: we will act out scenes, turn them upside down, and play them against the grain.

Andrew McConnell Stott teaches English at the University at Buffalo. A former stand-up comic, he is the author of Comedy and The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian. He received a 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Schomburg Center’s Summer Education Institute 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Schomburg Education Institute will convene for five days to unite educators (school teachers, college faculty, and community educators) and college students with premier historians and scholars to explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Participants will engage in dynamic learning experiences—lectures, interactive workshops, curator talks, and community walks—that are connected to the Schomburg’s current exhibitions, permanent collections, and vast digital resources.

Registration required. Contact schomburged@nypl.org or 212-491-2234 for more info.

Instructional Technology in the Social Studies Classroom - for Beginners

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 
Are you a technology-phobe, or just a newcomer to integrating technology in your classroom who could use some ideas? Spend the morning with university scholar and pedagogical expert David Locascio who will share ways of enlivening the social studies classroom with technology and primary sources. Join us for lunch, and then an afternoon of a few, simple classroom applicable web 2.0 strategies, and easy ways to use the NYPL collections in your classroom.
FREE

Please RSVP: JannaRobin@nypl.org

Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, part I

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What’s so funny about Hamlet? Why is Falstaff tragic? What doesThe Merchant of Venice have to tell us about history? We will look at three of Shakespeare’s plays – a tragedy, a history, and a comedy – and examine how the playwright manipulates dramatic conventions. The course will take a dynamic approach: we will act out scenes, turn them upside down, and play them against the grain.

Andrew McConnell Stott teaches English at the University at Buffalo. A former stand-up comic, he is the author of Comedy and The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian. He received a 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Schomburg Center’s Summer Education Institute 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Schomburg Education Institute will convene for five days to unite educators (school teachers, college faculty, and community educators) and college students with premier historians and scholars to explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Participants will engage in dynamic learning experiences—lectures, interactive workshops, curator talks, and community walks—that are connected to the Schomburg’s current exhibitions, permanent collections, and vast digital resources.

Registration required. Contact schomburged@nypl.org or 212-491-2234 for more info.

Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Henry IV, part I

Monday, July 25, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What’s so funny about Hamlet? Why is Falstaff tragic? What doesThe Merchant of Venice have to tell us about history? We will look at three of Shakespeare’s plays – a tragedy, a history, and a comedy – and examine how the playwright manipulates dramatic conventions. The course will take a dynamic approach: we will act out scenes, turn them upside down, and play them against the grain.

Andrew McConnell Stott teaches English at the University at Buffalo. A former stand-up comic, he is the author of Comedy and The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian. He received a 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Reporter and the Story: A Workshop in Journalism

Friday, July 22, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reporting usually connotes information-gathering—the seeking-out of knowledge from sources in the outside world. Yet reporting inevitably involves the writer’s emotional and sensory apprehension as well. We will explore the ways in which writers use these less-understood and complicated tools, particularly in the rendering of place. Writing by James Baldwin, Flannery O’Connor, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and others will guide us through this minefield.  Participants will draw upon their own emotional experience in addition to conventional fact-finding to write a short piece about a place.   

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
, a past Fellow of the Cullman Center and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.

The Reporter and the Story: A Workshop in Journalism

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reporting usually connotes information-gathering—the seeking-out of knowledge from sources in the outside world. Yet reporting inevitably involves the writer’s emotional and sensory apprehension as well. We will explore the ways in which writers use these less-understood and complicated tools, particularly in the rendering of place. Writing by James Baldwin, Flannery O’Connor, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and others will guide us through this minefield.  Participants will draw upon their own emotional experience in addition to conventional fact-finding to write a short piece about a place.   

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
, a past Fellow of the Cullman Center and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.

The Reporter and the Story: A Workshop in Journalism

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reporting usually connotes information-gathering—the seeking-out of knowledge from sources in the outside world. Yet reporting inevitably involves the writer’s emotional and sensory apprehension as well. We will explore the ways in which writers use these less-understood and complicated tools, particularly in the rendering of place. Writing by James Baldwin, Flannery O’Connor, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and others will guide us through this minefield.  Participants will draw upon their own emotional experience in addition to conventional fact-finding to write a short piece about a place.   

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
, a past Fellow of the Cullman Center and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.

The Reporter and the Story: A Workshop in Journalism

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reporting usually connotes information-gathering—the seeking-out of knowledge from sources in the outside world. Yet reporting inevitably involves the writer’s emotional and sensory apprehension as well. We will explore the ways in which writers use these less-understood and complicated tools, particularly in the rendering of place. Writing by James Baldwin, Flannery O’Connor, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and others will guide us through this minefield.  Participants will draw upon their own emotional experience in addition to conventional fact-finding to write a short piece about a place.   

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
, a past Fellow of the Cullman Center and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.

The Reporter and the Story: A Workshop in Journalism

Monday, July 18, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reporting usually connotes information-gathering—the seeking-out of knowledge from sources in the outside world. Yet reporting inevitably involves the writer’s emotional and sensory apprehension as well. We will explore the ways in which writers use these less-understood and complicated tools, particularly in the rendering of place. Writing by James Baldwin, Flannery O’Connor, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and others will guide us through this minefield.  Participants will draw upon their own emotional experience in addition to conventional fact-finding to write a short piece about a place.   

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
, a past Fellow of the Cullman Center and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, is the author of Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx.

Setting Fiction in the Past: A Creative Writing Workshop

Friday, July 15, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Research offers abundant material for writers of historical fiction; one of the challenges lies in selecting precise details that help the story seems natural and unforced. We will examine passages by Saul Bellow, E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Paule Marshall, Claire Messud, Philip Roth, Colm Tóibín, Edith Wharton, and others, paying attention to the ways in which the writers accomplish this fictional sleight of hand. During the week, participants will complete short exercises before composing their own sketches set in historical New York.

Maile Chapman, a Cullman Center Fellow, is the author of the novel Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award in England.

Setting Fiction in the Past: A Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, July 14, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Research offers abundant material for writers of historical fiction; one of the challenges lies in selecting precise details that help the story seems natural and unforced. We will examine passages by Saul Bellow, E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Paule Marshall, Claire Messud, Philip Roth, Colm Tóibín, Edith Wharton, and others, paying attention to the ways in which the writers accomplish this fictional sleight of hand. During the week, participants will complete short exercises before composing their own sketches set in historical New York.

Maile Chapman, a Cullman Center Fellow, is the author of the novel Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award in England.

Setting Fiction in the Past: A Creative Writing Workshop

Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Research offers abundant material for writers of historical fiction; one of the challenges lies in selecting precise details that help the story seems natural and unforced. We will examine passages by Saul Bellow, E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Paule Marshall, Claire Messud, Philip Roth, Colm Tóibín, Edith Wharton, and others, paying attention to the ways in which the writers accomplish this fictional sleight of hand. During the week, participants will complete short exercises before composing their own sketches set in historical New York.

Maile Chapman, a Cullman Center Fellow, is the author of the novel Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award in England.

Setting Fiction in the Past: A Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Research offers abundant material for writers of historical fiction; one of the challenges lies in selecting precise details that help the story seems natural and unforced. We will examine passages by Saul Bellow, E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Paule Marshall, Claire Messud, Philip Roth, Colm Tóibín, Edith Wharton, and others, paying attention to the ways in which the writers accomplish this fictional sleight of hand. During the week, participants will complete short exercises before composing their own sketches set in historical New York.

Maile Chapman, a Cullman Center Fellow, is the author of the novel Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award in England.

Setting Fiction in the Past: A Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, July 11, 2011, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Research offers abundant material for writers of historical fiction; one of the challenges lies in selecting precise details that help the story seems natural and unforced. We will examine passages by Saul Bellow, E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Paule Marshall, Claire Messud, Philip Roth, Colm Tóibín, Edith Wharton, and others, paying attention to the ways in which the writers accomplish this fictional sleight of hand. During the week, participants will complete short exercises before composing their own sketches set in historical New York.

Maile Chapman, a Cullman Center Fellow, is the author of the novel Your Presence is Requested at Suvanto, which was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award in England.

Educator Workshop :The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please note: the workshops will take place in two different locations (the Museum of the City of New York at 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue and the New York Public Library at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Travel fare and lunch are not included. A light breakfast will be provided.
 

The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
Chancellor’s Day Professional Development
Co-presented by the Museum of the City of New York and the New York Public Library
Monday, January 30, 2012
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

WHY WE FIGHT: HIV and AIDS in New York City Neighborhoods - Call for Artists, Writers, and Activists

Opportunity to study and collaborate with artist, writer, and activist Avram Finkelstein.

In conjunction with the WHY WE FIGHT: Remembering AIDS Activism exhibition, The New York Public Library will be hosting a project to create site-specific installations in four library branches—across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—that explore the ways that HIV and AIDS are currently affecting these local New York City communities. The Library is putting out a call 

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Periodically Speaking

Periodically Speaking

A reading series providing a major venue for emerging writers to present their work while emphasizing the diversity of America’s literary magazines and the magazine collections of The New York Public Library. Each event presents writers from three influential literary magazines—one poet, one fiction writer, one nonfiction writer—introduced by their editors. This blog provides coverage and context around Periodically Speaking events.

Poetry Month

Poetry Month

Each April, librarians throughout NYPL post readings, discussions and events celebrating National Poetry Month, a time when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

Popular Music

Popular Music

Libraries are thought of as quiet places, but that doesn't mean the NYPL doesn't know how to rock out. This channel will highlight popular music found in the library's collections.

Preservation

Preservation

News about the Library's preservation efforts and information for those interested in preserving their own collections. About the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division.

Reader’s Den

Reader’s Den

The Reader’s Den is an online book discussion group offering library readers with busy lifestyles a convenient way to connect with books and The New York Public Library.  This virtual discussion is accessible 24/7 and gives readers an opportunity to spark insightful discussions with the surrounding community by reading at his or her own pace.

The NYPL Broadcast

The NYPL Broadcast

The NYPL Broadcast serves up the latest in audio and video recordings made at The New York Public Library, everything from short profiles of our staff and collections, to full-length recordings of our LIVE from the NYPL, KidsLive and TeenLIVE programs.

The Ticketless Traveler

The Ticketless Traveler

Travel the world without leaving your chair with these book, film and music recommendations.

Three Faiths

Three Faiths

Librarians, curators, programmers, educators, and users share their thoughts on faith, and discuss the Library's Three Faiths exhibition. Check here regularly from October to February 2011 for: behind-the-scenes glimpses at the making of the exhibition; art, literature, and music at the intersection of Judiasm, Christianity, and Islam; lively discussions about the similarities and differences among these three religions... And more!

Vandamm

Vandamm

This blog channel is inspired by the exhibition at the Library for the Performing Arts, Poet of Light: Florence Vandamm & the Vandamm Studio, which is on view from September 2013 through February 2014. The exhibition samples the photographs, key sheets and negatives are becoming available on the Digital Gallery.

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, each March, NYPL librarians present a monthlong series of posts highlighting the many amazing women they've discovered through the print and online resources of The New York Public Library.

All Possible Worlds

All Possible Worlds: Conversations on Voltaire's 'Candide'

Based in the recently closed exhibition Candide at 250: Scandal and Success, this blog traces the vectors Voltaire's book has taken through the popular and scholarly imagination. Posts frequently reference passages and commentaries in an experimental online edition, Candide 2.0. Learn more...

Design by the Book

Design by the Book

Mining the Library's collections for art and craft inspiration.

Duke Jazz Series

Duke Jazz Series

Coverage and context on The Duke Jazz Series and Talks at the Library for the Performing Arts.

Haiti

Haiti

NYPL resources on the history, culture and geography of Haiti, and information on rebuilding and relief efforts in the aftermath of the January, 2010 earthquake.

The Great American Revue

The Great American Revue

Revues and other topical popular entertainment of the early 20th century.