Monthly Archives: May 2014

Open invitation to the June event of the New York Library Club: CUNY Journalism June 10th 5:30PM (Please RSVP)

The New York Library Club,Inc. Founded 1885     What: The New York Library Club, Inc. invites you to its Spring Networking Event & Annual Business Meeting featuring remarks by special guest, Garry Pierre-Pierre,Executive Director of the Center for Community … Continue reading

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Ian Frazier: Defending New York’s Public Libraries : The New Yorker

Ian Frazier: Defending New York’s Public Libraries : The New Yorker. he New York Public Library’s announcement that it is abandoning its Central Library Plan has been praised as a good and sensible thing, and indeed it is. The C.L.P. … Continue reading

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Europeana 1914-1918 – untold stories & official histories of WW1

Europeana 1914-1918 – untold stories & official histories of WW1 New corresponding Hitler postcard found Two days after the soldier Adolf Hitler wrote this postcard to his comrade Karl Lanzhammer telling him about avisit to the dentist, he wrote another … Continue reading

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A Library for Children — the Stone Avenue Branch

A Library for Children — the Stone Avenue Branch. May 7, 2014 12:07 PM | 1 comment The Stone Avenue Library Branch has stood at 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard for 100 years, and has recently celebrated that fact with a … Continue reading

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Public Library Abandons Plan to Revamp 42nd Street Building – NYTimes.com

  The New York Public Library has abandoned its controversial plan to turn part of its research flagship on 42nd Street into a circulating library. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times   Continue reading the main story In a … Continue reading

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Book Lovers Record Traces of 19th-Century Readers – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

A lament for a dead child, written by her mother in pencil on the endpaper of an 1843 copy of The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans. A sewing needle, thread still attached, inserted in the back of an 1860 … Continue reading

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Secret Libraries of New York City | Atlas Obscura

Lantern slide of the New York Public Library (via NYPL) As the debate continues over the renovation of the main branch of the New York Public Library — a design by Norman Foster that would radically overhaul the stacks and other features … Continue reading

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