Monthly Archives: February 2014

Members in the News: Louis Muñoz, Jr. : INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST COHORT OF MYMETRO RESEARCHERS-IN-RESIDENCE

This year, our myMETRO Researchers program will help four individual myMETRO members bring their research projects to fruition. We are pleased to welcome the individuals accepted to this program, and to share a little bit about the work they’ll be … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in Harlem Saturday, March 1st 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Save-The-Date Saturday, March 1st Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in Harlem Harlem Library in Mount Morris Park   Harlem, neighboring uptown residents, and the general public are invited to an upcoming Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Saturday March 1st, at the main Harlem library, on … Continue reading

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AFSCME | The Library: Our Forgotten Pleasure

by Michael Bookman  |  February 20, 2014 Imagine a building with hundreds upon thousands of books, row after row of desks for work and study, and computers linked to dependable, high-speed internet connecting rural and urban communities across the world. Imagine if … Continue reading

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The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie at Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch 3/2/14 1 PM

The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie Join biographer David Nasaw in this Kahn Humanities Lecture as he shares the story of how Andrew Carnegie amassed his fortune and why he committed so much of it to building almost 2,000 public libraries … Continue reading

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Why libraries deserve to be hip – Salon.com

Mary Elizabeth Williams (Credit: track5 via iStock) This afternoon, I’m picking up my younger daughter from school and I’m taking her someplace special. It’s a place she and I can look at works by local artists, where we can read … Continue reading

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National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues.

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Upcoming Events : Talk and Tour of the Costume Collection @ FIT with Lynn Sallaberry

When: Tuesday, April 8th @ 10:30AM Where:   Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Seventh Avenue at 27 Street New York City 10001-5992  View a map Cost:  Members $.00               Non-members $10   Program description:  Costume Tour at the Museum … Continue reading

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Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage February 4, 2014 – May 18, 2014

Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage  February 4, 2014 – May 18, 2014 This exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community of Iraq in a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and … Continue reading

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Libraries Expand Support for World Book Night

By Michelle Lee on February 10, 2014 Library participation in World Book Night US is increasing, with libraries hosting launch events around the country for the fourth iteration of the annual April 23 event, which encourages public reading by distributing … Continue reading

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Contact Your Elected Officials

Contact Your Elected Representatives NOW Restore Library Aid Funding in the FY14-15 Budget State library aid is now at 1997 levels, and $20M less than state Education Law mandates. Libraries are a core piece of our state’s educational system, yet … Continue reading

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