NYPL and ALA Toolkits for Libraries and Teens Now Available The New York Public Library (NYPL) and the American Library Association (ALA) on Wednesday announced they are increasing access to NYPL’s “Books for All” anti-censorship campaign with new downloadable tool kits that enable people all over the country to participate, including library systems.  The NewContinue Reading

“Hip Hop Kingdom” is set as the program’s theme, and students will learn about the many political and social impacts of Hip Hop in New York City Kofi Osei Williams, Executive Director of Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has been offering youth ages 3-18 an opportunityContinue Reading

Photo: Mobyblu, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Event with NYC Libraries Marked Banned Books Week and Recognized Teens at the Forefront of the Fight Against Censorship  Citywide Digital Day of Action on Wednesday to Combat Alarming Rise In Censorship  Mayor Eric Adams joined the presidents of the City’s threeContinue Reading

Presented by The Town Hall in Partnership with Strand Books Tickets Start at $52 Commemorating the Release of Winkler’s New Autobiography Every Ticket Includes a copy of Being Henry with an author-signed bookplate Television’s Henry Winkler (Happy Days, Arrested Development, Barry) celebrates the release of his new memoir and fifty years of stardom. Over the pastContinue Reading

Photo: Jonathan Blanc / NYPL. Campaign launches during Banned Books Week and includes unlimited access to select books that have been the subject of bans and/or challenges and national writing contest aimed at amplifying teen voices. In recognition of the alarming rise of book bans and challenges throughout the country,Continue Reading

Photo: Alvaro Keding/© AMNH Graduates Include Doctoral Graduates in Comparative Biology and New Earth Science Teachers for High-Needs Public Schools The American Museum of Natural History held the 10th commencement of its Richard Gilder Graduate School and conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree to Svante Pääbo, a pioneering paleogeneticist who wasContinue Reading

Photo: Mobyblu, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Debut of Borrowed and Banned, A New Podcast Featuring Conversations with Banned Book Authors George M. Johnson, Maia Kobabe, and Mike Curato  New Webpage For Teens To Share Their Stories of Bans and Bullying And Citywide Day of Action on Wednesday, October 4 In preparationContinue Reading