The library is offering Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye for unlimited checkouts through October 31, accessible at in-person locations with a library card as well as online.
Young New Yorkers across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island can head to any NYPL branch and pick up a free book.
Collection highlights, reading recommendations by female authors, and a “Hall of Femme” honoring women librarians are among NYPL’s March initiatives.
The exhibition, on view for the next 75 years, features 250 rare items from the library’s collection.
Hayal Pozanti created a set of 31 unique shapes years ago through a combination of intuition and research into ancient writing systems.
A bright pink silicon menorah in the Jewish Museum, a pair of Hanukkah hymns from a medieval prayer book in the New York Public Library, and other gems.
To mark its 95th anniversary, the center’s staff and curators chose 95 books by Black authors, including titles by James Baldwin, Saidiya Hartman, Jesmyn Ward, Deborah Willis, and Colson Whitehead.
Jemisin will join comedian W. Kamau Bell for a discussion of sci-fi, Afrofuturism, and her most recent novel, which brings her unique brand of speculative fiction a little closer to earth.
The New York Public Library has released a playlist of sounds that take us back to pre-pandemic days in the city that never sleeps.
As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, NYPL has outfitted the marble lions that flank its main branch entrance with their very own copies of two books chosen from librarians’ 125 favorite titles.
The Snowy Day, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and 1984 are among the most popular books in the library’s 125-year history.
Patience and Fortitude, the 108-year-old lions that have guarded the Library’s Main Branch since 1911, will be covered for cleanup and repair beginning September 2.