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Entries by The New York Public Library from 06/2011

A Library Book, Or Rather A Book About The Library

| Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

The Author's Note explains that I went scuba diving in abandoned marble quarries in Vermont, and wondered where all the marble had gone. That's the truth.

A Journalist to Watch: Shane Harris Talks Scandal, Surveillance and the State of Reporting

| Posted 06.10.2011 | New York

It's not every day that a former national security advisor recognizes you, taps you on the shoulder and apologizes for not returning your calls. But that's exactly what happened to journalist Shane Harris.

A Villain Who Looks Like a Fascist and Talks Like a Communist: The Strange Politics of John Ford's The Fugitive

| Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

How did the Cold War play out in Mexico? For Seth Fein, who is giving a free lecture at The New York Public Library tomorrow evening, much of the story can be understood in the production of a 1947 John Ford movie.

Anti-Prom: An Alternative to Proms That Suck

| Posted 06.20.2011 | New York

For one night, quiet is a rare commodity at the New York Public Library as Anti-Prom takes over the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Knowledge Never Goes Out of Style: Resources and Research to Build New Old Technology

| Posted 06.22.2011 | New York

World fairs are the cutting edge of where ideas that have become material are showcased. These exhibitions present to the world the future innovations that are going to affect and shape the lives of the participants.