“LIVE from the NYPL” kicks off its ninth season of conversations, debates and performances with today’s leading writers, artists, filmmakers, musicians and cultural icons.
This year the trustees of the New York Public Library have been thrust into the spotlight to defend their Central Library Plan, which would turn the library’s main branch into a combined research and circulation library. The 42nd Street building is a historic landmark, but also a widely used research library in the heart of Midtown West.
Wrapped in a blue coat, his nose whipped red by the cold wind, Garrett Buhl Robinson sits outside the main branch of the New York Public Library almost every day. Behind a fold-out TV tray table that serves as his makeshift office, bookstand, and check-out counter, Robinson sells his two self-published novels and a book […]
As the digital age consumes traditional print media, smaller libraries add programs offering tablet readers available for lending. Larger libraries provide remote access through a mobile app, but struggle to meet demands for loanable e-readers due to budget limitations.