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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Election Day

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:30
Sun, November 3rd, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 3–7. 

Grace for President by Kelly S. DiPucchio

Follow Grace’s campaign as she seeks to earn enough electoral votes to become the first girl to be President of her school (and someday, the United States!).

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.


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The Patriarch, Part II: Joe and Jack Kennedy

David Nasaw
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 18:30
Tue, March 12th, 2013 | 6:30 pm


Celebrated historian David Nasaw returns to continue his discussion of Joseph P. Kennedy, the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. In part two, Professor Nasaw focuses on Kennedy’s relationship with his son John F. Kennedy, who resurrected the family’s political reputation and captured the imagination of a generation.


David Nasaw is a professor of history at the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.

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If Elected: Campaigning For The Presidency

June 22, 2004
November 03, 2004



The broadside collection spans the late-17th through the 21st centuries, and includes advertisements for products, services and entertainments; notices of property sales; transcriptions of public speeches; campaign announcements; calls to arms; warnings about epidemics; song lyrics and poetry. Through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, all 18,000 broadsides are catalogued in the Library’s online catalog.


If Elected: The Game of American Politics

July 04, 2008
January 11, 2009
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