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Library President Dr. Paul LeClerc presents an exclusive video commentary on Voltaire's Candide, the subject of the Library's landmark exhibition, CANDIDE AT 250: SCANDAL AND SUCCESS, on view in The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The exhibition features all 17 of the known 1759 first editions of Candide, among other texts.




Photo: Bob Gore
The Schomburg Center presents COURAGE: THE VISION TO END SEGREGATION, an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that began the process to end legal segregation in America's schools.



© Martha Swope
In celebration of Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary, the Library for the Performing Arts presents a special series of free public programs and the exhibition LINCOLN CENTER: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS, on view in the Donald & Mary Oenslager Gallery.


WINNIE-THE-POOH receives a mural makeover! In conjunction with the publication of Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, colorful new murals inspired by the original Ernest H. Shepard art now surround the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animals and their new friend, Lottie the Otter.



Forest Whitaker, Clyde Keener, and Catherine Keener visit NYPL's landmark Fifth Avenue building to celebrate the release of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, the Spike Jonze film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic tale.



LIVE FROM THE NYPL presents Ira Glass in conversation with Etgar Keret. The host of public radio's This American Life interviews the Israeli writer about his short fiction and films, runaway piggy banks, bus drivers, and other, lesser gods.




Photo: Herb Scher
The BROOKE RUSSELL ASTOR AWARD is presented to Lucina Clarke, Founder and Executive Director of My Time Inc., a not-for-profit parent support center for advocates, grandparents, and parents of children diagnosed with developmental disabilities and autism.



Photo: Rick Lew
FROM OUR SHELVES TO YOURS! NYPL and Kirtas Books make it easier than ever to order your favorite titles online. With more than 500,000 public-domain books on offer, this digitize-on-demand program greatly expands access to Library collections, creates a digital legacy for future users of the same item, and generates a revenue stream to support Library operations.

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