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City Rolls Out Appointment-Based System for NYC Municipal ID Card

Hundreds of Brooklyn residents waited outside the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza Tuesday morning.

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Library Cards Are Connecting Queens Residents to Wi-Fi

Cardholders can now check out Wi-Fi devices at several branches, including Jamaica and Forest Hills.

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Brooklyn Libraries Loan Out Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Cardholders can get Internet access at home for up to one year with the library's mobile hot spots.

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Views of Hasidic Jewish Community From 1990s Crown Heights Go on Display

The show by photographer Chie Nishio will open Thursday at the Brooklyn Public Library's main branch.

Bushwick »

2 Bushwick Libraries to Stay Open on Saturdays Starting Next Month

The Brooklyn Public Library got $2.8 million in funding to extend hours at branches across the borough.

Prospect Heights »

Learn to Swing This Summer with Free Jazz Concerts on Grand Army Plaza

The Brooklyn Public Library's "Plaza Swing Series" kicks off Wednesday night.

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Listen to Outdoor Erotica and Ghost Stories to Support Library Funding

The main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library will host a 24-hour “read-in” this weekend.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Library Celebrates Life of Woman Whose Cells Made Medical History

Henrietta Lacks' regenerating cells helped develop the polio vaccine and in vitro fertilization.

Prospect Heights »

Get a Free Bike Helmet at Brooklyn Public Library

The giveaway will occur from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, before this weekend's "Bike the Branches" tour.

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Four & Twenty Blackbirds Opening Library Cafe, Walk-in Cookbook Closing

The sisters behind pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds are opening a cafe at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Brooklyn Heights »

Brooklyn Heights Library Designs Revealed

Officials presented designs for a new library topped with condos from seven developers.

Clinton Hill »

Clinton Hill Library Closing for $900K Renovations

The library will close on Oct. 25 and is expected to reopen in early 2014.

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Brooklyn Public Library Revives Original 1941 Doors in Historic Restoration

Brooklyn Public Library's Central Branch unveiled a $250,000 replica of its original entrance Thursday.

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When Books Go Missing and Borrowers Go Bad, NYC Libraries Go to Collections

Tens of thousands of NYC library patrons end up in collections agencies every year for overdue materials.