Countee Cullen Branch Library NYPL

Countee Cullen Branch Library NYPL "I Have a Rendezvous With Life," Cullen's first published poem, appeared in the DeWitt Clinton High School literary magazine, The Magpie , in 1921.

He had been writing poetry since he was in elementary school.

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01/08/2024

Our collections, our programs, our services, our staff, and our spaces are here for you.

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01/07/2024

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Take the A, C, F, G, 2, 3, 4, & 5 Trains

01/04/2024

These books give a taste of what fantasy was like before the arrival of J.R.R. Tolkien onto the literary scene.

01/04/2024

NYPL's first Banned Book Club pick of the new year is ‘All American Boys’ by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely! Readers anywhere in the U.S. aged 13 and over can borrow the book for free from the "Books for All" library on SimplyE, 's e-reader app. https://www.nypl.org/bannedbookclub

01/04/2024

Explore New York City's museums and attractions with Culture Pass. If you have a library card, you can reserve a pass and get free admission to dozens of cultural institutions. Save money and have fun in NYC!

01/04/2024

The Equal Rights Amendment was first proposed in 1923. NYPL marks the 100th anniversary of this important moment with an exhibition that shines a spotlight both on the activists who fought for the amendment and the conservative activists who have protested it and prevented its ratification.

Go into the new year with an  library card! No matter what your goals are for the year, books will inspire you to kickst...
01/04/2024

Go into the new year with an library card! No matter what your goals are for the year, books will inspire you to kickstart 2024.

The New York Public Library offers locations throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

01/04/2024

From giving up sugar to giving up garbage, these authors tried new things, gained new skills, or majorly upended their status quo.

01/04/2024

Suggested reads in all 24 categories to help you get started!

01/04/2024

No matter what your goals are for the year, these books will inspire you.

12/28/2023

The second issue of our Teen Voices magazine—a magazine by and for teens—is now available. Pick up a copy at your local branch while supplies last or read it online now: https://on.nypl.org/3NC2TWC

12/28/2023
Celebrating Unity in the Community.  Giveaway and Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Ceremony  "UJIMA" (Collective Work & Responsib...
12/23/2023

Celebrating Unity in the Community. Giveaway and Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Ceremony
"UJIMA"
(Collective Work & Responsibility)
Please come out and enjoy! Bring a Child.
December 28, 2023 3pm-8pm
Children's Aid-Dunlevy Milbank Center 14-32 W 118th Street Ny,NY 10026

12/23/2023

In partnership with the NYPL we're teaming up to give one lucky winner a chance to be featured in Teen Vogue.

12/23/2023

Find out what your fellow New Yorker's were reading this year!

Please note that all  locations will be closed on Monday, December 25. Happy Holidays to All.
12/23/2023

Please note that all locations will be closed on Monday, December 25. Happy Holidays to All.

Find out what New Yorkers young and old have been reading this year at ! Plus, if you can't immediately get a hold of th...
12/22/2023

Find out what New Yorkers young and old have been reading this year at ! Plus, if you can't immediately get a hold of the most popular titles, discover other books you might enjoy in the meantime.

As we say goodbye to 2023, we are excited to reveal the books New Yorkers checked out the most this year at The New York Public Library. Find out what adults, kids, and teens have been reading. Plus, if you can't immediately get hold of one of the most popular titles, discover other books you might....

12/19/2023

Need a gift for a book lover in your life? For a limited time, make a donation of $35 or more to The New York Public Library and we'll print your loved one's name and a personalized message inside a book circulating in our collections.

Don’t miss this opportunity! https://on.nypl.org/41pfG4h

12/19/2023
12/15/2023
12/15/2023

A master of Gothic mystery and horror, Shirley Jackson’s novels and short stories still resonate with readers.

12/13/2023

Break out the cocoa and marshmallows, grab a blanket, and enjoy a cozy seasonal read!

12/13/2023

Watch now! Our first Teen Banned Book Club event, featuring bestselling author Mark Oshiro talking about their book ‘Each of Us a Desert’ is available to stream online. https://on.nypl.org/3REgWNN

12/13/2023

We spoke to Will Hermes about his new book on Lou Reed and his research process at the Library for the Performing Arts.

12/13/2023

New items on view in include selections from NYPL's Library for the Performing Arts’ sizable collection of photographs for the musical 'The Wiz' taken by Martha Swope. A musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz,’ 'The Wiz' debuted in Baltimore in late 1974. The following year it moved to Broadway and won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Plan your visit to see the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures and explore some of the extraordinary manuscripts, artworks, letters, recordings, and more in our renowned research collections. https://on.nypl.org/4abqzdL

📷: Ben Harney, Gregg Burge, Stephanie Mills & Ken Prymus in a publicity shot for the Broadway musical "The Wiz." 1978. Photo by Martha Swope. Billy Rose Theatre Division via , ID: swope_1135174

Enter ’s national teen writing contest by December 22! One grand prize winner will be awarded $500 and 20 additional win...
12/13/2023

Enter ’s national teen writing contest by December 22! One grand prize winner will be awarded $500 and 20 additional winners will receive $250 each—plus, all winning entries will be published in NYPL's Teen Voices magazine.

Submissions Now Open!Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2023 | 11:59 PM ET Why is the freedom to read important to you? At a time of rising book bans and censorship, The New York Public Library invites teens across the United States to enter our national writing contest exploring this essential right. O...

Join Countee Cullen Library for an engaging book discussion as we explore the insightful work of author Lyana Blount   i...
12/07/2023

Join Countee Cullen Library for an engaging book discussion as we explore the insightful work of author Lyana Blount in her book "Black Rican Vegan." Lyana Blount is a prominent voice in the realm of literature, activism, and veganism. In this thought-provoking book, she skillfully weaves together her personal experiences and advocacy to shed light on the intersections of identity, culture, and the vegan lifestyle. Whether you're a seasoned vegan, someone curious about plant-based living, or simply interested in the intricate dance between culture and dietary choices, this book discussion promises to be a stimulating exploration of Lyana Blount's impactful work. Don't miss the opportunity to contribute your insights and learn from the diverse perspectives of fellow readers.

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