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Best Language Classes In New York City

Traveling to a foreign country this summer? Been itching to learn another language? Check out these five places to learn foreign languages in the Big Apple.

06/22/2015

A man looks at on a shelf at the Brooklyn Public Library December 15, 2004 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: NYC Public Libraries In Poor Physical Shape

About $1.1 billion is needed to fix things like broken air-conditioning and other problems at the three city library systems, the report said.

03/20/2015

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NY Exhibits Mark Centennial Of Frank Sinatra’s Birth

A couple of New York exhibits are paying homage to the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth by displaying rare photographs and mementos, many of them from the family archive.

02/27/2015

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Black History Month: For 90 Years, Schomburg Center Steadfast In Its Mission

Long before black history became an academic discipline, it was cultivated by the New York Public Library.

02/19/2015

FILE -- Henry Liu, who works for MTV Online, does some work using free wireless high-speed Internet access on his laptop in Bryant Park. (file: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Libraries Pioneer Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot Lending To 10,000

The program — which offers the devices for up to a year, about a $1,000 value — seeks to bridge a digital divide in the nation’s largest city, where studies have found nearly 3 million of the 8 million people lack broadband access.

01/11/2015

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Tri-State Area Libraries, Other Venues Host Events For Banned Books Week

Readings, discussions and other activities were under way this week for Banned Books Week, an annual series of events intended to highlight what organizers call the freedom to read.

09/23/2014

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New York Public Library Opens Outdoor Reading Room At Landmark Building

The outdoor reading room will be available to the public between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday until Aug. 15 — weather permitting.

08/05/2014

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150 Immigrants Naturalized At Ceremony Hosted By New York Public Library

There were many little American Flags and many happy faces as 150 immigrants from 40 different countries were naturalized Wednesday.

07/02/2014

US poet Maya Angelou reads a poem during a ceremony to present South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Cape Town the William J. Fulbright Prize for International Understanding on November 21, 2008 at the State Department in Washington.  (credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Public Library Exhibit Commemorates Life Of Maya Angelou

Among the exhibition highlights are her correspondence with James Baldwin and Malcolm X. Other items include a handwritten copy of her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

05/30/2014

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New York Public Library Closes Book On $300M Redesign Plan

The New York Public Library has abandoned its $300 million plan to revamp its flagship Midtown building and move 1.5 million books to New Jersey.

05/07/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Spends Sunday In Brooklyn, Urges Families To Sign Up For Pre-K

The mayor reminded families to sign up for the program and said that it was time to work with Governor Cuomo to develop a five-year funding plan.

03/16/2014

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Comptroller Scott Stringer To Audit New York City Library Systems

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office is auditing the Big Apple’s three library systems after a newspaper report suggested the Queens system has been wasteful with taxpayers’ money.

01/29/2014

Library supporters protest a plan to renovate the New York Public Library's main branch to sell the Mid-Manhattan branch. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Protesters: Close The Book On Plans To Renovate, Sell Library Branches

Library lovers dressed in cardboard costumes of their favorite books Monday to protest plans to renovate the New York Public Library’s main branch and sell the popular Mid-Manhattan branch.

12/16/2013

Portrait dated May 15, 1992, of African National Congress President Nelson Mandela taken during a press conference at the end of the first day of the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA). (TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Retrospective On Display At NY Public Library

“The Struggle For Justice: Nelson Mandela, A Tribute,” will be on display through Dec. 21 at two locations.

12/10/2013

Black Nationalist leader and Nation of Islam spokesman Malcolm X in Oxford with Eric Abrahams, right, the Student Union president, before addressing university students on the subject of extremism and liberty, 3rd December 1964.  (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Malcolm X’s Heirs Move To Block Publication Of Activist Leader’s Diary

Heirs of Malcolm X have gone to court to stop a Chicago company from publishing a diary of the activist leader’s last year.

11/09/2013

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