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Beacon Art Creates Bronze for West Point

Jack Meyer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, located in the bucolic seaside hamlet of Stone Harbor, NJ, is home to a diverse array of contemporary artwork. Gary Jacketti, a classically trained sculptor, founded Beacon Art in 2009. His latest masterpiece, Goodbye, is a tribute to US military families.

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber (The Prequel)

Tyler Malone | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Tyler Malone

New Yorkers can point to many people, things, and institutions in their city that make it arguably the greatest city in the world. The New York Public Library is one such institution, and Paul Holdengräber, director of the library's conversation series "Live from the NYPL," is one such person.

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Tyler Malone | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Tyler Malone

In this, our second conversation, Paul Holdengräber of the New York Public Library claims that good conversation can leave one "hopeful about the possibility of speech." As one of the world's leading conversationalists, he would know.

Claire Fallon

How The Public Library Turned Me Into A Reader

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.25.2014 | Books

Books are my passion and my job, so imagine my profound embarrassment several months ago when I had to admit something shameful: I did not yet have a ...

Libraries Are About To Start Lending The Internet

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books

As libraries around the country make the shift to web-savvy information and resource hubs, two of the nation's largest public library systems will soo...

Disadvantaged Youth Most Affected By Loss of Summer Reading: Recommended Reading List

Quassan Castro | Posted 08.23.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Poor children are most vulnerable to decline in reading skills during the summer. Ninety percent of reading achievement loss for disadvantaged youth takes place during the scorching summer months.

Going Green With Catie Marron

Rana Florida | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

"I think the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the High Line is a great example of the value of creative thinking in designing public spaces. So many cities in the world now want to create their own High Lines and are thinking about abandoned spaces in a new way."

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala 2014: Highlights And Highballs

Gastronomista | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste
Gastronomista

Sadly, a woman cannot live on ice cream alone -- onwards to more cocktails.

New York's Most Famous Library Will No Longer Be Gutted From The Inside

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.07.2014 | Books

The New York Public Library has officially withdrawn from plans to renovate its flagship building on Fifth Avenue. The New York Times reports the d...

The Central Library Plan Deserves an Educated Public Debate

Seth Baum | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Seth Baum

The controversy surrounding the New York Public Library's Central Library Plan has recently gained steam. What is most important is that the plan receives the educated public debate it deserves -- debate that has scarcely yet occurred.

This Library Lion Roars

Sherman Yellen | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Sherman Yellen

I surely hope that Mayor De Blasio puts an end to architect Lord Norman Foster's plan to reconfigure the main Bryant Park branch of the New York Public Library, set in motion by the Bloomberg administration.

6 Places Every Beatles Fan Should Visit

Budget Travel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

If you're a die-hard Beatles fan or just becoming aware of the musical genius that is the Beatles, we've got six places every Beatles fan should visit, whether you're planning a trip to London, a pilgrimage to Liverpool, or happen to be in the New York City area.

A Tour of the NYPL Stacks

Susan Bernofsky | Posted 04.04.2014 | New York
Susan Bernofsky

Yesterday I was invited to tour the stacks at the 42nd Street Library as part of a delegation from the PEN American Center, which the NYPL is hoping t...

Paul Auster on Poe, Pynchon, and 'Boy Writers'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

As someone who aspires to fit into Auster's definition of "boy writer," I'm wondering if he might extend his coinage to include "girl writers" as well. Who are they among women, the creative sparks, the gleeful, the ones who make you want to read?

Library Releases List Of 100 Great Children's Books

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Beloved authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle helped the New York Public Library celebrate children's literature Monday as the library release...

Mayoral Candidates Talk Libraries

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

New York City public libraries are an invaluable public asset. Everyday tens of thousands of New Yorkers go through the doors. People of every race, creed, orientation, and age make use of the free resources which the libraries provide.

Shrinking the Library System Is A Loss for New Yorkers

Letitia James | Posted 10.21.2013 | New York
Letitia James

More people visited public libraries in New York than every major sports team and every major cultural institution combined. Why then are we selling city libraries and shrinking the library system?

A Record Collector's Dream Come True

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Hundreds of vinyl-record aficionados descended on the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Friday for a rare sale of LP...

The 5 Best Free Job-Hunting Resources Unemployed College Grads Aren't Using

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

Many of us, upon graduating from college, treat the act of graduating, and the pretty diploma that comes with it, as almost shamanic talismans. We value the diploma as a not-so-minor miracle cure and throw out, with the trash, the real, lasting value of a college education: that huge alumni network, with all of its inherent professional opportunities.

The Fight For The NYPL

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Like the famous marble lions out front, the New York Public Library's flagship building has long symbolized serene endurance in the s...

Bringing Yoga to Public Libraries

Rob Schware | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Christa Avampato, who started a yoga program in 2005 at the Darden School at UVA (where she received an MBA degree). Not sur...

A Reprieve for the Stacks

Susan Bernofsky | Posted 09.14.2013 | New York
Susan Bernofsky

Photo @Eric Walton      This was an eventful day in the struggle to preserve the Research Division of the New York P...

NYC Mayoral Candidates on the Central Library Plan

Susan Bernofsky | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Susan Bernofsky

The branch libraries that have been deaccessioned in recent years have been sold below market value, leaving room for speculation that their sale had more to do with real estate deals and construction contracts than with the public good.

Second Lawsuit Filed Against NYPL

Susan Bernofsky | Posted 09.10.2013 | New York
Susan Bernofsky

As has been pointed out repeatedly over the last two weeks, it's hard to imagine how service for scholars can be improved by shipping the research materials they depend on for their work across state lines.

Lawsuit Filed to Save NYPL From Demolition

Susan Bernofsky | Posted 09.07.2013 | New York
Susan Bernofsky

In the aftermath of last week's NY State Assembly hearing about the future of public libraries in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a group of concerned scholars has just filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing what many see as the destruction of the research library.