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WNYC News

The World Series of Book Sorting

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WNYC
When it comes to library books, NYC's 's bitter rival is Washington State's King County Library System. We've got a front row seat in this year's competition.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ever Wonder How the Hotel Astor Served their Virginia Ham in February, 1933?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wonder no more. The New York Public Library just released 17,389 historic New York City menus online. If you're planning a throwback dinner party, here's your resource. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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WNYC News

For The First Time, a Library in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island

Monday, December 16, 2013

"We're eager to make sure that every neighborhood in New York has a great library," says NYPL President Tony Marx. "That was Andrew Carnegie's vision, originally, and we are working hard to live up to it."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Anthony Marx

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New York Public Library president Anthony Marx was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about the library's renovation plans and the controversy they've generated. He also told us what he's reading right now. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York Public Library President on the Library's Controversial Renovation Plans

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Last week we looked at the criticism of the New York Public Library's renovation plans for its Fifth Avenue building, and today, New York Public Library President Anthony Marx discusses the renovation project and the opposition to it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York Public Library Renovations and Lawsuits

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The New York Public Library’s plan to renovate its Fifth Avenue building, which includes removing research stacks, has been met with much criticism, with some opponents of the project filed a lawsuit to stop the project.

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Soundcheck

New York Public Library's Musical Summer Reads

Monday, July 01, 2013

All week, Soundcheck is featuring conversations with authors about music (and musicians about books) in our Writers Club. Staff members from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, who compiled a list of their recommended musical reads -- from musician biographies to the history of baseball's biggest hit. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Libraries: Rikers Island

Monday, June 17, 2013

Nick Higgins, associate director for outreach services at the NYPL, talks about NYPL's programs at local jails, including Daddy & Me a program that keeps incarcerated fathers in touch with their children through reading. Jose Melendez, a recent participant in Daddy & Me, joins him on the program.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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WNYC News

NY Public Library President Defends Renovation Plans

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Four years of planning, and a $300 million price tag. But the New York Public Library’s large-scale renovation still isn’t impressing a prominent architecture critic. In his review of the project Wednesday, Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times says loud and clear, “I’m not buying it.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Giving Libraries Their Due

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

David Giles, research director at the Center for an Urban Future and the author of the report, "Branches of Opportunity", argues that New York City's public libraries deserve even more support in the digital age.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: The Future of Libraries

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Despite the growth of e-readers and digital technology, New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries than ever.

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Schoolbook

Public Library Access Expands to 400 Schools

Friday, September 28, 2012

More students will have access to all the books in the city's public library systems this year, with plans to expand the program citywide by 2015.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York Public Library President Anthony Marx

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New York Public Library President Anthony Marx talks about the library's plan for its 42nd Street building, and will address the criticism and controversy over those plans. that Scott Sherman and Caleb Crain raised on our show on March 12th

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Features

New York Public Library Chief Arrested on Drunken Driving Charges

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

On Sunday, Anthony Marx reversed his 2009 Audi and sideswiped a parked vehicle on E. 138th St. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, according to the criminal complaint.

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Features

City Libraries Want Young Readers to Turn Over a New Leaf

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The "New Chapter" initiative lifts overdue fines for patrons under 18 at New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library branches through October 31.

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Schoolbook

Students With Library Fines Get 'New Chapter'

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The slate is clean: City students under the age of 18 can now return their overdue library books without any penalties through Oct. 31.

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Schoolbook

Former New York Officials' Trip Paid by Pearson

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The former state education commissioner, David M. Steiner, was among the officials from various states whose trips were paid for by the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit wing of the testing company. The news also included a scary bus incident in the Bronx and an expanding international teacher recruitment organization.

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