PLEASE, REMEMBER THIS FACE!! This is Alberto Nisman. He was the prosecuter in charge of taking Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to JUSTICE for the cover up of iranian terrorists in the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack. He had evidence, and the shit was gonna hit the fan today, January 19 th, 2015. Today, Jan. 19 th, 2015, Nisman was found DEAD of a shotgun wound in the head. I wanna take this news to you, citizens of the world, that you may have Argentina in your thoughts and prayers, for this truly is a silent dictatorship.

R.I.P./Q.E.P.D. Alberto Nisman

Understanding Power: Part One

Every day of your life you move through systems of power that other people made. Power is no more inherently good or evil than fire or physics. It governs how any form of government works; it determines who gets to determine the rules of the game. So, learning how power operates is key to being effective, being taken seriously, and not being taken advantage of. In this series, we’ll look at where power comes from, how it’s exercised, and what you can do to become more powerful in public life. 

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July, all! On Wednesday, July 2, the Library hosted a naturalization event in which 150 immigrants from 46 different countries became US citizens. The Library’s copy of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting (which the New York Times wrote about today) was on display to provide inspiration. The ceremony - attended by NY Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy and Secretary of State Cesar Perales - was incredibly touching, and we thought the perfect thing to share on Independence Day. Enjoy! More photos below (we also displayed our copy of the Declaration to the public for seven days, and over 16,000 people saw it!). Little note - NYPL is closed this weekend for the holiday, but we’ll see you Monday!