In 1843, Anna Atkins created the first book illustrated with photography. It took over a century for her pioneering work to be recognized.
A librarian at the Riverside NYPL branch, Michelle Lee, spearheaded a program to loan ties, briefcases, and handbags after teaching seminars about job-hunting to NYC teenagers.
A new initiative launches handheld reading for classic literature.
A new initiative encourages New Yorkers to use their library cards to get in free to museums across the city.
The Studio Museum director will discuss the influence of books on her life and career with author Kaitlyn Greenidge at the New York Public Library.
In 1984, feminist filmmaker Laura Mulvey made an essayistic movie about these two artists who lived and worked in post-revolutionary Mexico.
See a rare 16mm print of Emile de Antonio’s Painters Painting, which captures the period in American art when post-war abstraction was giving way to Pop.
The Arctic Imagination project is a collaboration between six international libraries that draws attention to the Arctic’s disappearing ice.
The 1959 documentary Jazz on a Summer’s Day, screening on August 23 at the New York Public Library, is considered one of the first music festival films.
The New York Public Library has thousands of historical photographs and illustrations of NYC that you can help geotag with a new tool called “Surveyor.”
Viewpoints, an exhibition at the New York Public Library, features an impressive array of photographs made in Latin America by local photographers as well as foreigners.
The New York Public Library’s NYC Space/Time Directory launched a project that plots 5,000 digitized street maps across the five boroughs, organized by decade from 1850 to 1950.