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An All-Star Baseball Card

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

To say Honus Wagner is a baseball immortal is an understatement. And yet when people think of him today, the first thing they usually associate him with is a baseball card.

Tips for Beating the Heat, New York Style

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

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Declared: Jefferson's Handwritten Declaration of Independence at NYPL

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Written in Jefferson's hand, the manuscript is one of five fair copies he made between July 4 and July 10, 1776, to send to friends and colleagues.

Forty and Proud: A Brief History of Christopher Street Liberation Day (SLIDESHOW)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

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Opportunity and Access: The Power of Today's Public Libraries

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Anyone who hasn't been living on the far side of the moon knows and acknowledges that success today depends on information: access to it and the skills to exploit it.

Dive Right In -- Summer's Here! (Slideshow)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

From silent-screen sirens to the fetching "mermaids" of Brighton, England, from New York's Rockaway Beach to vintage swimsuits, summertime has never looked more inviting.

Author Wells Tower Shares His Hatred of the Internet, His Love of Action Plots, and an Old Norse Recipe

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Born in Canada, raised in the South, and now living in the writer's paradise of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Wells Tower offers a fresh ear for dialogue and well-researched characters drawn from seemingly anywhere and any time.

Tony! Tony! Tony! (PHOTOS)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

A picture is worth a thousand protestations, as this NYPL gallery of Kenn Duncan photographs of Tony nominees and winners past and present makes clear.

Christopher Hitchens Takes Aim At Himself

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Over his long and prolific writing career, Christopher Hitchens has targeted Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana and God, but on Friday he tac...

Witnesses to History: NYPL's Lions Salute the Troops on Memorial Day (Slideshow)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

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We Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts (Photos)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

2010-05-21-NYPL.jpg Improv Everywhere aims to "cause scenes of joy in public places." We want people to remember that the Library is a place of joy, and community, and discovering the unexpected.

Library Faces Harshest Budget Cut in History

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Clearly, the city is struggling. Clearly, the economy is still recovering. And that's exactly why the city must clearly restore funding to save libraries.

It's Raining All The Time: A Tribute To The Incomparable Lena Horne

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Remember the artistry and beauty of the late Lena Horne (1917-2010) through the photography collections of The New York Public Library for the Perform...

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New York Public Library Celebrates Library Lions

HuffingtonPost.com | Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last night, the New York Public Library held its annual Library Lions dinner, followed by the Young Lions benefit party. This year, in a break from t...

Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice

Zefrey Throwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zefrey Throwell

With the New York Public Library, the arts organization Creative Time has put together a zinger of a conference, with the Yes Men, Thomas Hirschorn, Suzanne Lacy, Dara Greenwald and more.