February 19, 2016 by admin

Superheroes Take Flight from Historical Society

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the “Superheroes in Gotham” exhibit at the New York Historical Society yet, this weekend is your last chance. The exhibit, which is installed in a three-room space on the second floor, covers considerable ground, from the origins of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Captain America, to the relatively…

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January 12, 2016 by admin

David Bowie’s Reading List

Tributes to David Bowie are all over the Internet today and the New York Public LIbrary is no exception. The list of his “Top 100 Favorite Books” includes a diverse range of works by authors including Faulkner, Nabakov, and  Kerouac. Another Bowie reading list can be found here on Best of all, perhaps, is…

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November 1, 2015 by admin

Happy Halloween Quiz!

 Wondering which literary monster you are? Click on the headline to see. Frankenstein’s monster is my personal favorite, and if you haven’t read the book put it high on your list. The novel is a far different story from the screen versions.  Courtesy of


September 30, 2015 by admin

Event of the Day: St. Agnes Book Sale! 9-30-2015

Support the Library and come check out our impressive selection of gently used books and multimedia. We have materials for readers of all ages at great prices! The St. Agnes Library book sale is fully operated and maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. New Yorkers throughout the city contribute materials that are sorted, organized…

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September 4, 2015 by admin

The Butterflies are Back!

Starting Saturday, September 5, the Butterfly Conservatory returns to the American Museum of Natural History. Now in its 18th year, this unique opportunity to enter an enclosed environment, or vivarium, allows you to mingle with a dazzling array of up to 500 butterflies. Entry is timed, but once you are in the exhibit you are free to…

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August 15, 2015 by admin

Seen on W. 81st Street

Henry IV

August 1, 2015 by admin

Henry IV, Part I on the UWS

Shakespeare fans rejoice. Here’s another opportunity to take in one of the Bard’s plays. Read on for details from the company’s website. Wombat Theatre’s forthcoming production of The History of Henry the Fourth emphasizes moral ambiguity of Shakespeare’s History with a dystopian vision, setting the play in the near future. “Honor is a mere scutcheon”…

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July 13, 2015 by admin

Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines

As in so many cases, Shakespeare said it best. Staying inside in an air-conditioned room with a cold drink and a good book seems like an appropriate response to today’s weather, but those looking for a breath of fresh (albeit warm) air can find some relief in Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden. According to the Central Park Conservancy,…

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April 16, 2015 by admin

Just Kids from the Bronx

Arlene Alda discusses her new book Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was at the 82nd Street Barnes and Noble. A special invitation is extended to teachers in celebration of Educator Appreciation Week. Ms. Alda will be joined by her husband author/director/actor, Alan Alda. The event begins at 7 p.m. More info…

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April 15, 2015 by admin

Hiding & Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust

Oren Rudavasky’s award-winning documentary about hope for the future  and tolerance for the “other” will be shown tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Mr. Rudavasky will be present to discuss the film. Eric A. Goldman, president of Ergo Media and adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University will provide an introduction and commentary….

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