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Monsterpiece Theatre

It may have been inevitable, but Cookie Monster was selected to host, in a direct parody of Masterpiece Theatre's original host, Alistair Cooke.Read More ›

CMP: Home Health Aide Training

CMP (formerly Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc.) is recognized as a leading workforce and economic development organization in the New York City  community.  CMP promotes economic self-sufficiency and career advancement through equipping individuals with job & educational skills, credentials, leadership qualities, and entrepreneurship opportunities. CMP works with all segments of society, with a distinct track record serving the Asian American community.

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Writer's Club at Columbus: P.S. 34 Dream School

Poetry and art from local middle school students.Read More ›

Voices from East of Bronx Park: Our Launch Event!

Voices from East of Bronx Park is the first large scale effort to collect oral histories from people who have lived or worked in the Allerton, Pelham Parkway, Van Nest and Morris Park neighborhoods.Read More ›

A Blast From the Past: Exploring Our YA Archives

It all started when I was looking for material for our Tumblr’s Teen Throwback Thursday posts. I suddenly remembered that I had access to a lot of retro YA material, including some stuff that’s older than I am. I’ll give you a moment to wrap your head around that idea.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Publishing in the 21st Century on December 6

Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Specialist at NYPL, introduced the program. Jane Breskin Zalben moderated the panel, which consisted of Laurent Linn, Leonard Marcus, Neal Porter, Caroline Ward, Susan Roth, and Elizabeth Harding. Read More ›

NYPL's Best Books of 2014

We asked our staff here at the New York Public Library to tell us about the best book they read this year.Read More ›

The Business of Toy Guns

Toys are a multi-billion dollar business. Toy guns are a small portion of that, but there are also laws restricting their sale.Read More ›

SAGEWorks BootCamp: Enrollment is Now Open

SAGEWorks assists people 40 years and older in learning relevant, cutting-edge job search skills in a LGBT-friendly environment. Read More ›

Year Up New York: Free Job Training Programs

Year Up connects young adults who need opportunity with companies who need their talent.Read More ›

Podcast #41: Neil Gaiman Reads "A Christmas Carol"

Even huge Charles Dickens fans may not know that A Christmas Carol is organized in five stanza-like sections called "staves." They might not know the author's only surviving "prompt" copy of the book, that is, Dickens' own annotated version used for live readings, is 

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New Yearbook of the United Nations Launched

The Yearbook of the United Nations—published by the Department of Public Information and available at the NYPL—stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the organization. Read More ›

Charles Dickens and His Christmas Stories

A Christmas Carol continues, year after year, to be reworked, adapted, dramatized, enjoyed at home, and read in public settings. Perhaps less familiar are the dozens of Christmas stories that Charles Dickens penned in the twenty-five years that followed its publication. Read More ›

The Eyes Have It: Lenses and Vision Health

If you're wearing glasses or contact lenses while reading this, take a look at these eye-opening resources.Read More ›

7 Simple Ways to Prevent Seasonal Flu in the Workplace

7 Simple Ways to Prevent Seasonal Flu in the Workplace is a Department of Labor blog post, authored by Mandy Edens, Director of Technical Support and Emergency Management for OSHA. In this post Mandy presents 7 simple tips to keep in mind for preventing seasonal flu at work.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of December 21

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of December 21 are available.Read More ›

NYPL Staff Picks (Available in "E")

Recent ebooks in several genres available to check out.Read More ›

Food Studies 101 Reading List

With the holidays upon us, food is a topic at the front of our minds. The centerpiece of our tables, cultures, and familial traditions, food is nourishment for both body and mind. What we eat, however, is also at the center of a growing discipline that marries science and the humanities. Read More ›

A Birthday Huzzah for Mr. Ford Madox Ford

December 17 marks British author, editor, and all-around literary icon Ford Madox Ford’s 141st birthday. To celebrate the occasion, I explored his writings in the Rare Book Division—and found some fascinating glimpses into his life and work.Read More ›

NYC Web Development Fellowship Offering Tech Training, Internships and Jobs

Department of Small Business Services announces launch of NYC Web Development Fellowship offering tech training, internships and Jobs to 18- to 26- year olds.Read More ›
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