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Beck's Sheet Music Album Is So Nineteenth Century

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The shape-shifting musician’s new album is his most unlistenable yet. Literally.

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New NYPL Feature Allows Access to 1940 NYC Telephone Books

Monday, April 02, 2012


The New York Public Library is introducing a new research tool to help track down past city residents through old telephone directories. The release of this new feature coincides with the first-ever online release of the 1940 U.S. Census Bureau data by thee National Archives.

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NYPL Deems Print Encyclopedias 'Relevant' in Digital Age

Sunday, March 18, 2012

As reference materials continue to move online, the New York Public Library will continue to keep print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia in all its 87 branch libraries, which are found in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Controversy at the New York Public Library

Monday, March 12, 2012

Over the last few years, even as cutbacks have been made in the system’s 87 branches, the New York Public Library has renovated the 42nd Street main library and officials are now looking to construct a new state-of-the-art computer-based library. Scott Sherman, a contributing writer for The Nation and Caleb Crain, a former Fellow at the NYPL and author of American Sympathy, talk about the proposed changes, staffing cuts and construction plans – and the controversy they’ve created. Sherman’s article, "Upheaval at the New York Public Library," appeared in the December 19 edition of The Nation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Future NYPL

Monday, December 05, 2011

Scott Sherman, contributing writer to The Nation, reports on some big changes planned for the New York Public Library

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Mikhail Baryshnikov Donates Archive to New York Public Library

Friday, October 07, 2011


Like most New Yorkers, Mikhail Baryshnikov had a bit of a storage problem. So when the dancer and his wife were getting ready to move, Baryshnikov donated 35 boxes filled with videos, photos, letters and documents -- his archive -- to the New York Public Library.

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