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Origins of Yogi Berra's Finest "Yogiisms"

Last week marked the 90th birthday of one of baseball's living legends, Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra. Berra is also well-known for his "Yogiisms", statements that often either contradict themselves or state the glaringly obvious, yet they are lovable and charming all the same. In honor of Yogi's 90th, we take a look at some of his best Yogiisms.Read More ›

Elementary, My Dear Librarian: Celebrating Arthur Conan Doyle

If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were immortal, he’d celebrate his 156th birthday today. And the Scottish author IS immortal, in a way: He lives on in his most famous character, the detective Sherlock Holmes. NYPL staff picked out their all-time favorite stories about the inimitable detective. (Don’t worry — no spoilers.)Read More ›

Booktalking "Flying Changes" by Sara Gruen

Annemarie Zimmer loves her 17-year-old one-eyed warm blood, Hurrah, and her teenage daughter, Eva.Read More ›

Experimental but Approachable

You don’t need a Ph.D. in comparative literature to enjoy it, either: books that play with language or challenge normal expectations about linear plot developments can be creative, lighthearted, and fun.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 24

Recruitment events from Grace Institute, CMP, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, Digital NYC, Imacuclean, and more.Read More ›

Art for a Lifetime: A Poetry Writing Workshop Review

Over the last two months, we brought together a group of people to read, write, and discuss poetry in the library. The eight week workshop, The Art of Making Poems: Creation and Craft, was led by poet/instructor Hermine Meinhard, who guided with a unique and playful approach to writing. Read More ›

Apprenticeship Opportunities in New York City

Job seekers, if you are 18 years old with a high school diploma, like to work with your hands, have a good mechanical aptitude, and would like to develop a career in well-paying occupations, apprenticeships, an "earn while you learn" process, may be just the ticket for you. Read More ›

Booktalking "Hider Seeker, Secret Keeper" by Elizabeth Kiem

Lana Dukovskaya is a ballerina in the Bolshoi company. She is thrilled to get a chance to go to NYC and dance in The Rite of Spring... but only because star soloist Nina is unwell. And there is speculation as to what caused her injury. Read More ›

Clustered Resources on the California Gold Rush

Whether you are an educator looking to diversify your lesson plans or a parent helping your child select materials for their upcoming report, clustering is a fun way to delve into any topic.Read More ›

Humans and Nature: A Reading List from Open Book Night

When we asked people to share books related to the theme of nature at our recent Open Book Night, we heard about titles related to both the natural world and to human nature, with an emphasis on humankind’s relationship to nature.Read More ›

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Learn how to access Morningstar through the library and the kind of information you can find to support your financial decisions.Read More ›

Podcast #61: Alan Cumming on NYC and Acting

He's Eli Gold on The Good Wife. He's been Nightcrawler in X-2: Men United and Hamlet and Mr. Elton in the film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma. Alan Cumming has also written a memoir, Not My Father's Son. He recently spoke to us at Books at Noon.Read More ›

Hungry for Peeta? Memorable Secondary Characters in YA

Katniss wouldn't have been Katniss without her faithful companion by her side in The Hunger Games.Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: May 2015 (New Nonfiction)

From magical realism to Nazi occupation, delve into essays, memoirs, and more.Read More ›

Listen: 2015 Bernstein Journalism Award Finalists Talk About Their Eye-Opening Work

Want to read the year's best journalism? The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism is given annually to journalists whose books have brought clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. In other words, the award recognizes the earth-shattering, eye-opening, and world-changing.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees, fronted by John Dwyer, are a Los Angeles band whose sound has been described as garage rock, psychedelic rock, post-punk, art rock, noise… am I missing any? It's no surprise Dwyer's literary tastes are just as diverse as his band's sound. Read More ›

Booktalking "Librarian on the Roof" by M. G. King

This is a story about the oldest library in Texas, the Dr. Eugene Clark Library. This library is over a century old, and it was suffering from disuse due to its old, outdated books. Then, RoseAleta Laurell changed all of that.Read More ›

Sinatra at the Stage Door Canteen

We have received many questions recently about this photo, the secondary key image for the exhibition.Read More ›

Booktalking "Do You Know Dewey?" by Brian Cleary

Melvin Dewey loved to read, and he made up a system to classify nonfiction books in 1876 that is still used in public and school libraries today.Read More ›

Books for the Twenty-Somethings

Can you recommend any books with female protagonists who are in their early to mid-20s?Read More ›
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