Posts Tagged ‘New York Public Library’

NYPL’s Schomburg Center in Harlem reveals its complete two-year renovation | Curbed NY

NYPL’s Schomburg Center in Harlem reveals its complete two-year renovation | Curbed NY

Check out the new gift shop, research spaces, and more by Tanay Warerkar After a nearly two-year renovation, the New York Public Library debuted a host of renovated spaces inside the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem. The Center, located on Malcolm X Boulevard, between West 136th and 135th Streets is comprised […]


A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

A Branch for Belafonte | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen It was a visit to a public library branch that changed Harry Belafonte’s life forever. The legendary entertainer and social activist said he was introduced to theater by attending a show at the Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library (NYPL). “Life for me, that moment, was an […]


Best Black Archive in the World | Manhattan Times

Best Black Archive in the World | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen There are secrets everywhere – even beneath the floorboards. With recently achieved National Historic Landmark status, fresh renovations and a new exhibition spotlighting the history of the Black Power movement, these are eventful times for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. A research center within the New York Public Library (NYPL) […]


Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar | NY Times

By WINNIE HU Matthew Carter’s summer hideaway is not in the Hamptons, the Catskills or on the Jersey Shore. It does not require a car ride or a small fortune to keep up. Mr. Carter, 32, an adjunct professor of music at the City College of New York, simply holes up at the Inwood Library […]


Uptown Talk: The NYPL Podcast – Junot Diaz

Uptown Talk: The NYPL Podcast - Junot Diaz

With the publication of Drown in 1996, Junot Diaz became one of the most urgent voices in American fiction. A MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner, Diaz has published one novel and two collections of short stories, all which prominently feature voice-driven narrative and characters of Dominican descent negotiating life in America. Check out this […]


3/24/15: Washington Heights + Inwood Oral History Project Kick-Off Celebration!

3/24/15: Washington Heights + Inwood Oral History Project Kick-Off Celebration!

Washington Heights + Inwood Oral History Project Kick-Off Celebration Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Inwood Library (4790 Broadway) The NY Public Library is celebrating the launch of their historic neighborhood oral history project! The event will be held at the Inwood Library (4790 Broadway) on Tuesday, March 24th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. […]

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