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Post image for At NY Public Library, Books Now Ride the Rails from the Stacks to the Reading Room

A fleet of 24 cars will soon be delivering material from the stacks of the New York Public Library along the tracks of its new “book train.”

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Post image for Time Travel Along Fifth Avenue, with Photos from the Early 1900s and Today

In 1911, photographer Burton Welles published Fifth Avenue, New York, from Start to Finish.

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Post image for NY Public Library Exhibits Its Recent Social Justice Zine Acquisitions

Since the late 19th century, the New York Public Library (NYPL) has collected alternative publications, the institution’s acquisitions mirroring publishing movements over the following decades.

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Post image for Original Winnie-the-Pooh Dolls, All Stuffed with Fluff, Go Back on View

Before Winnie-the-Pooh was a Disney superstar, before author A. A. Milne even considered the forest adventures of a beloved bumbling bear, he was a gift to a young boy on his first birthday.

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Post image for How Chagall, Sendak, Hockney, and Other Artists Staged the Fantasies of ‘The Magic Flute’

As an opera where a colossal snake and enchanted instrument play a pivotal role, perhaps it’s no surprise Mozart’s The Magic Flute inspired some fantastic set and costume designs since its debut in 1791.

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Post image for The Best Art Books to Read for Free on the NYPL’s New eBook App

The New York Public Library just released a iPhone and Android app that lets anyone with a library card freely download any of the 300,000 eBooks in its collection.

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Post image for Listening to Archived Sounds Amid the Stacks at the New York Public Library

Up on the second floor of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, you might hear the rising notes of opera faintly ringing from a card catalogue, or see people wearing headphones at the ends of the sheet music aisles.

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Post image for New Database Builds a Biographical History of Photography

The New York Public Library has launched an incredibly handy new tool for anyone conducting photography-related research or simply interested in exploring the history of the medium through the lives of its practitioners.

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Post image for The First Woman Photographer Captured the Elegance of Algae

Algae is graceful and light in the ocean, swaying with the waves like hair in the wind.

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Post image for Ancient Erotic Dreams and Explicit Scenes in the New York Public Library Collection

Eroticism has always had a rich presence throughout art history.

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