Joan Didion and John Dunne, 1970s An extensive collection of writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera provides deep insight into their life and work The New York Public Library has acquired the archives of Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne. The dual collection comprises the couple’s literary and personal papers andContinue Reading

South Street Seaport Museum announces that the January selection of the Seaport Museum Book Club is Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan. This maritime-themed book club is presented in partnership with McNally Jackson Books. Literary selections will be announced one month in advance, and both SeaportContinue Reading

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the launch of the 37th Annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest. All New York City and Hudson watershed students in grades 2-12 are invited to create original art and compose poetry that reflects an appreciation for New York’s sharedContinue Reading

Photo: Mobyblu, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons National Award Recognizes Outstanding Contribution to the Profession A team from Brooklyn Library (BPL) was named Librarians of the Year by Library Journal, recognizing their tireless fight for the principles of intellectual freedom against an alarming rise in censorship.  The award, whichContinue Reading

Photo by User:Aude., CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons SUNY and CUNY Students Whose Families Make Up to $125,000 Annually Can Apply for Tuition-Free College  Applications Accepted Through February 9, 2023 Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the Spring 2023Continue Reading