Monthly Archives: February 2014

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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Leonardo da Vinci’s Handwritten Resume 1482 | Open Culture

in History | January 22nd, 2014 3 Comments We know that Michelangelo wrote grocery lists; now we have evidence that Leonardo wrote resumes. “Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented … Continue reading

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Inside the Grolier Club, an Upper East Side Private Club Dedicated to the Book Arts | Untapped Cities

Nestled among the beautiful townhouses of the Upper East Side is the Grolier Club, a private club dedicated to the book arts. Founded in 1884 and named for the great French Renaissance bibliophile Jean Grolier, the club hosts eight exhibitions … Continue reading

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Georgians Revealed | Georgian Exhibition at the British Library

  Tasteful and polite, or riotous and pleasure-obsessed? Discover the Georgians as they really were, through the objects that tell the stories of their lives. From beautifully furnished homes to raucous gambling dens, Georgians Revealed explores the revolution in everyday … Continue reading

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BUILD YOUR RESEARCH SKILLS WITH OUR MYMETRO RESEARCHERS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

  Now in its third year, the myMETRO Researchers program offers myMETRO members an opportunity to build their research chops in a supportive environment. The first two cohorts of myMETRO Researchers have had opportunities to design full-fledged research projects and … Continue reading

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