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Jamaica »

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.

Bed-Stuy »

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.

Prospect Heights »

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.

Prospect Heights »

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.

Park Slope »

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.

Prospect Heights »

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.

Prospect Heights »

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.

Crown Heights »

Sparse Sprinklers Bring Much-Needed Relief to Families in Central Brooklyn

A little water goes a long way in Crown Heights, where kid-friendly sprinklers are few and far between.