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The institution unveiled reading recommendations, a select tour of its Polonsky Exhibition of Treasures exhibition focused on women’s history, a new member of its librarian “Hall of Femme”, exhibitions, and events for all ages throughout Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island. 

The institution is also offering a series of free events (both virtual and in-person) focused on women’s history.

Following this year’s National Women’s History Month theme of celebrating women who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling – the New York Public Library is celebrating women’s milestones in making, stewarding, and documenting history. 

More details on initiatives are below:

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