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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.
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.
Long before black history became an academic discipline, it was cultivated by the New York Public Library.
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.
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.
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.
There were many little American Flags and many happy faces as 150 immigrants from 40 different countries were naturalized Wednesday.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The Struggle For Justice: Nelson Mandela, A Tribute,” will be on display through Dec. 21 at two locations.
Heirs of Malcolm X have gone to court to stop a Chicago company from publishing a diary of the activist leader’s last year.