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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

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

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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New York Public Library Releases List Of Century’s Greatest Children’s Books

Iconic children’s authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle helped the New York Public Library celebrate children’s literature Monday, as the library released a list of 100 great books from the last 100 years.

09/30/2013

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Scholars File Lawsuit To Stop New York Public Library Renovation

An ambitious plan to modernize the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue is not going over well with some of the people who use it – and they are going to court to stop it.

07/05/2013

Upper East Side librarian Kristy Raffensberger has been spending an hour a day under glass to raise awareness about pending budget cuts. (Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon)

Upper East Side Librarian Puts On Display To Raise Awareness About Proposed Budget Cuts

Kristy Raffensberger spends about an hour every day inside of a glass case in an effort to raise awareness about a proposed $47-million budget cut that would affect the library.

05/24/2013

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New York Public Library Offering Free Tax Help

The New York Public Library is offering free assistance in filing tax returns online, and the service is available to those in a certain income bracket.

02/23/2013

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Marks Significant Historical Confluence

The inauguration ceremony on Monday coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this year also marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.

01/19/2013

New York Public Library Renovation Rendering (credit: dbox / Foster + Partners)

New York Public Library’s Renovation Plans Include Views Of Bryant Park

British architect Norman Foster’s plan will open up space in the back of the building that is now occupied by stacks. There will be a four-level atrium with views of Bryant Park.

12/19/2012

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