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A Ghostly Tale - One recent rainy day in the Picture Collection of Mid-Manhattan Library, just shuffling through a fistful of photos, we happened upon this–uh, SIGNED photo of Henry James. Now we are loathe to confess it, but Mr.

A Ghostly Tale - One recent rainy day in the Picture Collection of Mid-Manhattan Library, just shuffling through a fistful of photos, we happened upon this–uh, SIGNED photo of Henry James. Now we are loathe to confess it, but Mr.

October Reader’s Den — Discussion Questions for "The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary" by Elizabeth Waters - Welcome back to the October Reader’s Den! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary as much as I have.

October Reader’s Den — Discussion Questions for "The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary" by Elizabeth Waters - Welcome back to the October Reader’s Den! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary as much as I have.

The Google Challenge: Google Images versus The Picture Collection | The New York Public Library

The Google Challenge: Google Images versus The Picture Collection | The New York Public Library

Sci-Fi Summer Television We Love to Watch: Joss Whedon's Firefly & Serenity by Ryan Donovan - There is no discussion about science fiction television without talking about Firefly. This was the brainchild of Joss Whedon, the man who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, spinoff Angel, and more recently Dollhouse. Following nine people on a small spaceship on the outskirts of civilization, it was essentially what Star Trek was originally intended to be: "cowboys in space."

Sci-Fi Summer Television We Love to Watch: Joss Whedon's Firefly & Serenity by Ryan Donovan - There is no discussion about science fiction television without talking about Firefly. This was the brainchild of Joss Whedon, the man who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, spinoff Angel, and more recently Dollhouse. Following nine people on a small spaceship on the outskirts of civilization, it was essentially what Star Trek was originally intended to be: "cowboys in space."

Beyond Bond by Gwen Glazer - In honor of Fleming, we asked our NYPL library staff to investigate that legacy and go “beyond Bond”—to pick out other books starring secret agents.

Beyond Bond by Gwen Glazer - In honor of Fleming, we asked our NYPL library staff to investigate that legacy and go “beyond Bond”—to pick out other books starring secret agents.

Summer in the City: A Reading List from Open Book Night by Elizabeth Waters - Whew! We’ve certainly had a run of classic New York City summer weather these past weeks. Does the weather affect your reading habits?

Summer in the City: A Reading List from Open Book Night by Elizabeth Waters - Whew! We’ve certainly had a run of classic New York City summer weather these past weeks. Does the weather affect your reading habits?

I'm With the Band: Muses, Groupies, and the Go-To Guys by Sally Speller

I'm With the Band: Muses, Groupies, and the Go-To Guys by Sally Speller

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