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Banned Books Week 2014: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Programs for families during Banned Books Week.Read More ›

Muppets Run Amok at the Library

In honor of the Sesame Street exhibition at the Library for the Performing Arts, I thought I'd write a bit about some other Jim Henson productions that have stayed with me. Read More ›

A Digitized History of The New York Public Library

The History of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations provides a thorough account of 19th century New York City libraries, their consolidation into a unified system, and the construction of NYPL’s central library (now known as the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building).Read More ›

Alphabet Books: As Easy as ABC

It is never too early to read with your child. In fact, earlier this year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood formally recognized the importance of consistent and early exposure to the printed word. Read More ›

What We're Reading: September 2014

I asked and they answered—here's what an assortment of staff across the library are reading right now.Read More ›

10 Pirate Romances for Talk Like a Pirate Day

Heroines on the high seas say "shiver me timbers" for these swashbuckling titles.Read More ›

While You Wait For "The Orphan Train" Why Not Try…

Like The Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline, these moving, character-driven titles delve into the subjects of orphans, foster care, family issues, unexpected friendships, secrets, rediscovery and the promise of second chances.Read More ›

X Marks the Spot: The Most Treasured Pirates in Literature

Pirates get a bad rap—and rightfully so! They plunder. They pillage. They, well, pirate. But pirates also have financial savvy (booty-finding skills), cool hardware (swords, hooks, etc.), marketing prowess (skulls and crossbones), and killer diving boards (planks.) Don't let the peg-legged limps fool you: these guys know how to insert themselves in quality yarns. Meet the most memorable swashbucklers on the high seas of literature, and get ready to find a treasure trove of adventures.Read More ›

10 Very Scottish Books

Today as Scotland votes on independence, a list of Scottish favorites.Read More ›

Dance Your Way Through Fall

Summer is almost formally over and our fall work is already in full swing. There are a plethora of events at the New York Public Library revolving around dance to take you through the end of the year, including a conversation with choreographer and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Alexei Ratmansky and new Saturday brunch events at the Library for the Performing Arts! Get them on your calendar now!Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of September 22

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of September 22 are available.Read More ›

2014 CMP Annual Job Fair

CMP’s 2014 annual Job Fair employment event will be held on Thursday, September 25th from 10 am to 3 pm. The event will include over fifteen employers from the Healthcare and Retail industries from locations in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, as well as workshops in Healthcare and job market trends. Job seekers will have the chance to learn about industry career paths, build their network and meet with potential employers at the event.Read More ›

Traditional Dance of Mexico Photographs on Display at LPA

The photographs of MEXICO PROFUNDO “LIGHT AND SHADOWS” are a new acquisition of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library. A selection of the photographs are currently on view in the third floor reading room of the Library for Performing Arts.Read More ›

Hispanic Heritage Month: Expanding Opportunity for All

The following U.S. Department of Labor blog post, Hispanic Heritage Month: Expanding Opportunity for All, is authored by Tom Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor.Read More ›

Recommandations de lecture pour l'automne 2014

Faites le plein de livres auprès de votre bibliothèque de quartier pour un automne rempli d'émotions. Consultez le catalogue en ligne de NYPL pour plus de titres et leur disponibilité.Read More ›

Booktalking "Looking Out For Sarah" by Glenna Lang

Perry tells the world what it is like to be Sarah's seeing-eye dog.Read More ›

Free Manufacturing Training Program: From Office Support to Warehouse Skills

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish carers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement.Read More ›

NYPLarcade Teen: Metroidvania Games

NYPLarcade Teen is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games. This fall at Muhlenberg Library we will be exploring the world of metroidvania-style video games.Read More ›

Three Underrated Young Adult Fantasy Series

These books are nowhere near as popular as The Hunger Games or The Fault in Our Stars but they are worth a read.Read More ›

Booktalking "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" by Barry Denenberg

At the Perkins School for the Blind, Bess becomes close with her roommates shy Eva and flamboyant Amanda. They amuse themselves with talk about their evil housemother, Mrs. Burton.Read More ›
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