Books about bullying. Today we’re hosting a special on air Google+ Hangout on overcoming bullying, using books to help solve the problem, and suggestions about how to do more. Our panel of authors and artists will be sharing their own personal struggles with bullies and how they learned to cope. Hear from authors Tim Federle, Eric Kahn Gale, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger; NYPL Children’s Librarian Elizabeth Bird will moderate the discussion. Tune in today, November 4 at 4 p.m.
In honor of the first week of public school here in New York City, here is an image from the late 1800s called “School’s In,” depicting cats in a wicker basket … learning. It’s a Caturday from the classroom (and from our collection of Art, Prints, and Photographs)! Happy Caturday!
For this back-to-school edition of Mustache Monday, we bring you James C. Moore, principal and founder of the East Tennessee Industrial School. For more images, see
“Sketch book of Livingstone College and East Tennessee Industrial School, Salisbury, N.C."
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / General Research and Reference Division
It’s the day every kid dreads - the first day of public school in New York City. To mark the occasion, here’s a print from 1887 depicting kids going back to school in 1700. It’s from our amazing Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Enjoy, and happy school year!