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While You Wait For "The Vacationers," Why Not Try...

These character-driven titles portray characters dealing with family issues and relationships, friendships, long buried secrets, journeys into the past and life changing events.Read More ›

LVMH Fundamentals in Luxury Retail

Learn about luxury retail; job placement assistance provided.Read More ›

How Much is a TONY Worth to a Broadway Show?

In the week following the announcement of the TONY awards, the winner for best musical, Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, enjoyed its best week ever, bringing in more than $100,000 than the week before. The winner for best play, All The Way, seems to have been helped even more by the award, bringing in $200,000 more than the previous week. If it ever was in doubt, a TONY award is clearly good for business. At least if you win the big one.

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Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 4

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of August 4 are available.Read More ›

The Networked Catalog

At NYPL Labs, we are fascinated with our catalog and the possibilities its data represents. Just as the catalog has changed in the past we wonder what other possible forms it could take today, and in the future. With this driving thought we conducted a preliminary experiment: what if the catalog had a "See All" button?Read More ›

Margot Adler 1946-2014

Remembering Margot Adler, a writer in the Allen Room.Read More ›

United States v. "The Spirit of '76"

During World War I, the making of movies—even seemingly pro-American films—could be a dangerous proposition, given the wartime hysteria so prevalent on the U.S. home front. Case in point:Read More ›

How to Find Historical Photos of New York City

Researchers commonly seek photographs of places in New York as they once existed in history. and WhatWasThere.Com have done admirable work in placing historic photos in their geographic context, however they represent but a fraction of available photos, and associated descriptive metadata can vary in accuracy and precision.Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2014 - Week 3

For Week 3 of Imagination Academy, we shifted our focus to poetry. The week kicked off with Jane LeCroy, a New York based poet, singer, teacher and performance artist. According to Jane, poetry is ”Something that takes a while to understand. Once you first read it through, you can’t at first decipher what the author is trying to say. But that’s what makes poetry so much fun. There are no rules.” Read More ›

July Reader's Den: "Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It" by David Ewalt - Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to the wrap up of Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It by David M. Ewalt. I hope you enjoy or are enjoying the book as much as I have. If you have any comments or questions please feel free to write below. For August the book is The Circle by David Eggers.Read More ›

Building Works: Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Building Works is a pre-apprenticeship training that prepares interested candidates for careers in the building trades. In partnership with the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College, the 3 month training is tuition-free and provides both classroom instruction and hands-on experience preparing you for success in a union apprenticeship. Read More ›


La bibliothèque Mid-Manhattan et l'association Remembering Saint-Exupéry ont célébré la fête nationale de la France avec une conférence exceptionnelle, dont le thème a été : «...À CAUSE DE LA COULEUR DU BLÉ" - HOMMAGE À ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY.Read More ›

Women in Trades: An Apprenticeship Success Story

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Connie Ashbrook, Executive Director of Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. In her blog, she pointed out that the most challenging obstacle women have to overcome in becoming an apprentice in a trades career is a lack of knowledge about these careers and how to successfully apply for apprenticeship. She mentioned that according to Associated General Contractors of America, many firms report having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill project manageror supervisor positions, equipment operators, carpenters, and laborers. Read More ›

Booktalking "Pointe" by Brandy Colbert

Theo is a high school junior torn between becoming a pro ballerina or finding another job. She and all of her friends are entranced with drug use, and she spends her time at parties and navigating her relationship with pianist Hosea and her childhood friend Donovan.Read More ›

Booktalking "Purge" by Sarah Littman

Janie struggles with her problem child status, her "perfect" stepsister Jenny, and her relationship with her best friend Kelsey back home. Read More ›

Cultivating IT Talent Through Apprenticeships and Collaborations

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Steve Wiggins, executive vice president and chief information officer at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. In his blog Steve talked about the Registered Apprenticeship program of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina which equips apprentices with the technical skills needed to meet industry standards to work in-house and for other insurers and federal agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and TRICARE.Read More ›

美國報稅與財產揭露 : 全球第一本美國稅法中文化巨著 || US taxation and foreign asset reporting

Meiguo bao shui yu cai chan jie lu : quan qiu di yi ben Meiguo shui fa Zhong wen hua ju zhu = US taxation and foreign asset reporting Read More ›

Celebrating the Panama Canal's Centennial (1914-2014)

The Panama Canal celebrates one hundred years on August 15, 2014.Read More ›

Celebrando el Centenario del Canal de Panamá (1914-2014)

El canal de Panamá cumple cien años de su apertura el 15 de Agosto del 2014.Read More ›

Better Late Than Never

A recent Mental Floss article about overdue library books reminded me of a book the Mid-Manhattan Library received in the mail last year. It was mailed from Arizona. It was overdue. Its due date: August 17, 1959.Read More ›
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