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Blue Pencil in the Blue Room: City Tabloids, Old Laws, and the Painted Ladies

This past month in New York City, political issues have surrounded the Painted Ladies of Times Square like googly-eyed tourists with cameras on selfie sticks. The uproar fittingly abides the municipal brouhaha over the last 100 years that has possessed the behavioral pressure cooker of Times Square. 'Twas ever thus.Read More ›

Start a Career in Manufacturing September 4

Brooklyn Navy Yard Employment Center offers this FREE program that provides 5 weeks of training in skills manufacturing employers are looking for, plus job placement assistance.Read More ›

Booktalking "Stella by Starlight" by Sharon Draper

Stella, her brother, Jojo, and her parents struggle to survive in the segregated southern United States in the 1920s. Read More ›

Love and Ambition: Advice from the Latin Poets

On the subject of love and ambition I am reminded always of the Latin poets (of course!) Who would not shed a tear at the parting of Aeneas from Dido as he is spurred on by the gods to found Rome? Read More ›

September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If you'd like to understand why more wild animals are venturing into urban environments; to discover how the great impressionist Monet ate; to examine the Polaroid-Kodak patent war; to celebrate the music and poetry of Leonard Cohen; to learn how to beat fatigue; to explore the economic consequences of climate change; to relive a harrowing but heroic moment in Armenian history; to argue against suicide; or learn how to cope with the narcissists in your life, please join us this month!Read More ›

10 Awesome Quotes from The Wrath And The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath And The Dawn is an innovative retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Here are some of my favorite moments of the epic tale.Read More ›

Blurred Lines: Animated Movies For Adults

With all the attention given to movies like Frozen, Up and Wreck-It Ralph, it's easy to forget that not all animated films are made with kids in mind. If you're in the mood to watch something animated but not too kid-friendly, here are just a few of your many options.Read More ›

17 Things We Wish Had Happened in Harry Potter

Everyone’s favorite boy wizard became the star of millions of new stories that J.K. Rowling never put in her books through a new vehicle: fiction written by thousands of passionate readers all over the world.Read More ›

Small But Mighty: Woodlawn Heights Celebrates 60

Whole families come here to work, study, and play; Smith not only recognizes patrons by sight, but knows their mother, father, and brother who visit this branch. Generations of readers return again and again.Read More ›

In Memoriam: Oliver Sacks on Hallucinations

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Oliver Sacks, a neurologist and one of the great public intellectuals of our time. For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're remembering Sacks's talk on hallucinations.Read More ›

A Hidden Gem in Midtown Manhattan

Neatly, elegantly tucked away behind New York construction is a hidden gem. It quietly, stoically, and impressively holds its own amidst the cacophony of Midtown Manhattan. Read More ›

Reader's Den: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Part 2

Discussion questions for A Walk in the Woods.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Killer's Cousin" by Nancy Werlin

David's parents send him to live with his cousin, Lily, in an attempt to escape the contempt that the community casts down upon him. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 30

Recruitment events and job fairs for the upcoming week.Read More ›

Never Bored: Great Books for Tweens

"I'm bored!" is a dreaded phrase for most parents. I prefer to view such a situation as an opportunity. Precocious tween readers often have difficulty finding books that are challenging and appealing at the same time, so here are some suggestions.Read More ›

宗教在人间

天主教宗方濟一世將莅临紐約. 這是本地教徒的大事. 不同宗教的本質都是導人向善, 如百川歸海. 下列的書目嘗試提供關於種種不同教義的理論與實踐. 你又會否從中得到特別啟發呢? Read More ›

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Hiring Our Heroes September 10

A free hiring fair for veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.Read More ›

Booktalking "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness" by Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight was abducted in 2002 and lived hidden in her captor's house for a decade. The journals she kept chronicle her love for her son and the abuses she suffered.Read More ›

Girl Waits With Gun: A Novel by Amy Stewart

A fictionalization of a fascinating true story about Constance Kopp, one of America's first female deputy sheriffs. Read More ›

Book Recommendations on Node.js and React

Looking for a new book to read this month? Check out this monthly list of 100 books chosen by NYPL staff members on Staff Picks. Choose an age category, choose one or more themes that interest you to further filter the list, and then choose a book or ebook to borrow from NYPL.

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