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This fall, uncover the wonders of The New York Public Library. You may know about our world class collections or that we offer fun and interesting evening events, but did you know that Spider-Man has scaled the facade of our 42nd street location in all three of his movies or that our holdings contributed to the creation of the Xerox machine and the splitting of the atom? Our 42nd Street location, home to the popular LIVE series, has been called the "hot spot du jour of Manhattan nightlife" by The Washington Post and Gothamist has raved about our new extended hours.

This May, we opened the Mulberry Street Branch in SoHo - an event that made it onto Gawker's radar screen. Besides having an extensive collection of 32,655 books, DVDs, audio recordings, 28 public access computers, and wireless Internet access, the Mulberry Street Branch is a great place to hang out with friends!

Too busy (or lazy) to check out a book? No problem! Simply visit our online catalogue (accessible from any computer or location), choose the book you're looking for, and we'll have it delivered to the branch closest to your home or office from one of our 91 locations. But you'll need a library card for that! Sign-up online for a free card.

If you're interested in getting more involved with The New York Public Library, become a Young Lion today. By joining this membership group for New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s, committed to supporting the work of the Library, you'll be invited to:

• Join prominent young writers, artists, and intellectuals for drinks and debate at Young Lions Forums

The Young Lions Fiction Award ceremony

• Private, after-hours, behind-the-scenes tours with curators of the Library's collections

• Preview screenings of films at the Library for the Performing Arts

• And much more

Here are a few upcoming highlights from the exhibitions, programs, and events taking place at our Research and Branch libraries this fall:

Free film screening: "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq," HBO Documentary produced by James Gandolfini (Donnell Library Center, 20 West 53rd St, 9/19/07)

Conversations from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers: Julia Child in America (Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 10/10/07)

LIVE from the NYPL: Orhan Pamuk, the 2006 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, in conversation with Paul Holdengräber (Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 9/19/07)

Sammy & Beyond: Accomplished photographer, Donna Ruskin, showcases her portrait studies of dogs (Mid Manhattan Library, 435 Fifth Avenue, 9/6/07 - 12/18/07)

A Rose by Any Other Name: Adaptations of Shakespeare, featuring Arthur Laurents (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, 9/20/07)

Art and Engineering of New York City's Suspension Bridges (Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue, 10/18/07)

Beatific Soul: Jack Kerouac on the Road (Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, 11/9/07 - 3/16/07)

Ghana at 50 (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, 11/10/07 - 12/30/07)

Visit our website for more information.

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This fall, let The New York Public Library exceed all your expectations!


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