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Announcing the 'NYC Neighborhood Library Awards' Finalists

Monday, March 23, 2015

The next round in the "NYC Neighborhood Library Awards” process starts now as the finalists have been announced!
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Books That Changed My Mind: Novel Takes on America

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Did a novel you read in school change your mind about the world and your place in it?  Writers Azar Nafisi and Jacqueline Woodson talk about finding themselves in fiction.

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Reward Your Local Library

Friday, November 07, 2014

Nominate your local library and tell us "What Book Changed Your MInd?".

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Are NYC's Public Libraries Falling Down?

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new report finds fault with the way money for repairs and construction is distributed and offers "best practices" from other cities.

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WNYC News

Mayor, Borough President Oust Eight Queens Library Trustees

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nearly half of the library's board has been removed, and director Thomas Galante remains under investigation for alleged misuse of funds.

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The NYPL Charts a New Course

Monday, May 12, 2014

Last week, the New York Public Library announced that it was abandoning a controversial plan to renovate its flagship midtown building. Anthony Marx, president of the New York Public Library, discusses the decision, and what comes next for New York's libraries.

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Selected Shorts

Dreaming of Dreamtigers

Friday, May 02, 2014

This reading by Isaiah Sheffer of Jorge Luis Borges’ “Dreamtigers” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Readers, Writers, and Dreamers,” hosted by John Lithgow.

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The Soldier and the Librarian

Friday, May 02, 2014

This reading Rochelle Oliver of Ray Bradbury’s “Exchange” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Readers, Writers, and Dreamers,” hosted by John Lithgow.

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Selected Shorts: Readers, Writers, and Dreamers

Friday, May 02, 2014

A talking horse, a lonely librarian, and tigers!

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Short Stories about Women Finding Themselves

Friday, February 14, 2014

Two women find what they love, in stories presented by guest host Jane Kaczmarek.

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Politics Roundup; Jersey City Mayor; 21st Century Librarians

Monday, July 01, 2013

Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today, joins us to round up the current news. Plus: the brand-new mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, stops by on the day of his inauguration; what it’s like to be a librarian in the 21st century; Alysia Abbott on growing up in San Francisco at the height of AIDS and the gay rights movement and after Pride weekend, we’ll take calls from children with gay parents; and ProPublica investigates unpaid internships. 

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Profession: Librarian

Monday, July 01, 2013

Laroi Lawton, librarian and assistant professor at Bronx Community College and Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, talks about the job of librarian in the 21st century.

Librarians, how has your profession changed since you started working?  Do you have words of wisdom for library science students?  Call us at 212-433-9692.

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Libraries and Business

Monday, June 24, 2013

Kristin McDonough, director of the NYPL's Science, Industry and Business LibraryRobyn Saunders, career coach at the Career and Education Information Service at the Bronx Library Center, and Jesse Montero, coordinator of Information Services at the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library and manager of their Information Commons, talk about the library-based resources for job seekers and entrepreneurs and answer listener questions.

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On The Media

How Do We Have a National Conversation?

Friday, June 21, 2013

This week, President Obama told Charlie Rose that he would like to have a national conversation about government surveillance. Brooke explores what it means to truly have a "national conversation" with the American Library Association's Lynne Bradley, the Constitution Project's Sharon Bradford Franklin, and California Congressman Henry Waxman.

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Library Assistance for Immigrants

Monday, June 10, 2013

Bridget Quinn Carey, COO of Queens Library, and Farhana Yasmin, Queens New Americans patron, talk about the services the public libraries provide for new immigrants and English language learners.  Plus, Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, manager of the New Dorp branch of the NYPL on Staten Island, shares her story as an immigrant from Mexico who went from attending her library's English language learning programs to managing a branch.

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Librarians in the Streets

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Christian Zabriskie, assistant manager of the Baisley Park community library in Queens and Lauren Comito, Outreach Librarian at Queens Library, talk about the library advocacy group they founded that utilizes street action, Urban Librarians Unite.

→ Event: The 4th Annual  24-hour Read-In takes place from 4 p.m to 4 p.m., June 8th and 9th, in front of the Brooklyn Central Library in Grand Army Plaza.

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Bradley Manning Trial; Library Advocacy; NJ Primaries

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Espionage Act is at the heart of the Bradley Manning trial, which started this week, and the Justice Department investigations into media leaks. Fred Kaplan of Slate and Steve Coll of The New Yorker talk about the connections. Plus: library advocates on their work; it’s primary day in New Jersey; researchers look into the effects of Sandy; and Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics on tipping.

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NYC's Public Libraries

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Brian Lehrer talks to the heads of three of the city's library systems - Linda Johnson, president and CEO of The Brooklyn Public Library, Thomas Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library and Anthony Marx, president of New York Public Library, - to talk about the common issues facing their systems and how the libraries are keeping pace with technological and demographic changes in the city.

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‘Brooklyn DA’; Cyber Money-Laundering; Public Libraries

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CBS has premiered the first episode of a series called ‘Brooklyn DA’, featuring prosecutors in DA Charles Hynes’ office. Legal analyst Jami Floyd talks about the effect the show could have this election season and on cases in the courtroom. Plus: Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Diane Brady on charges in a new laundering scheme involving a digital currency firm; a conversation about the future of public libraries; and the role of women in environmental preservation.

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What Makes Your Library Special? Nominate it Now!

Monday, May 20, 2013

The "NYC Neighborhood Library Awards" nomination process gets underway with Charles H. Revson foundation president Julie Sandorf and chairman Reynold Levy. Today through July 1, New Yorkers can share why their NYC branch library should win awards as The Brian Lehrer Show explores the issues facing public libraries today with a range of guests.

 

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