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Posts by Lynn Lobash

Summer Shorts

Twelve staff members here at the library selected a short story. We recorded them each reading the story and talking about the reason behind their selections. We will release one story per week for the entire summer.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 ›

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Picks for Adults

It is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so to celebrate these writers we asked our staff here at NYPL to name some of their favorites. Here is what they had to say.Read More ›

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Picks for Young Readers

It is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so to celebrate these writers we asked our staff to name some of their favorites for kids, middle grade and YA readers. Here is what they had to say.Read More ›

Salute to Narrative Nonfiction: Journalism and Social Sciences

Narrative or creative nonfiction is somewhat newly recognized genre. Naturally, as librarians we have a great appreciation for the research, the primary source documents and interviews, but it is the narrative, the skillful pacing, the phrasing, and the insight that make it read like a thriller that set these books apart from other nonfiction.Read More ›

Happy Mother's Day to Our Reading Role Models

For Mother's Day, we asked our staff to tell us something about their mothers and share her favorite book, or a book they remember reading with her as a child. Here is what they had to say:Read More ›

Ask the Author: Sally Mann

Sally Mann comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, May 13 to discuss her latest work, Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs. We asked her six questions about what she likes to read.Read More ›

Our Favorite New York Stories for Kids and Teens

The staff at New York Public Library love their city. Here are some books for young children, middle graders, and teens they feel deliver all the charm, mystique, and humanity that makes this place great.Read More ›

Our Favorite New York Stories

The staff at the New York Public Library loves their city as well as a story that captures what is truly special and wonderful about this place. Here are a few of their favorites.Read More ›

Salute to Narrative Nonfiction: Memoirs

Narrative or creative nonfiction is somewhat newly recognized genre. Naturally, as librarians we have a great appreciation for the research, the primary source documents and interviews, but it is the narrative, the skillful pacing, the phrasing, and the insight that make it read like a thriller that set these books apart from other nonfiction.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, May 6 to discuss his latest work, Not My Father's Son. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

Books to Read Before Kindergarten

We asked our Children’s Librarians to select three books every child should know about before kindergarten. Here are their picks.Read More ›

Salute to Narrative Nonfiction: Travel and Adventure

Narrative or creative nonfiction is a somewhat newly recognized genre. Naturally, as librarians we have a great appreciation for the research, the primary source documents and interviews, but it is the narrative, the skillful pacing, the phrasing, and the insight that make it read like a thriller that set these books apart from other nonfiction. Read More ›

Ask the Author: Jorie Graham

Jorie Graham has a new collection of her work out this Spring entitled From the New World: Poems 1976-2014. We asked her six questions about what she likes to read.Read More ›

Celebrating World Book Day with Stories of the Immigrant Experience

This year to celebrate we asked the staff to think about their favorite stories about people who have come to live in the United States from another country. Here are their recommendations.Read More ›

Salute to Narrative Nonfiction: Science

Narrative or creative nonfiction is a somewhat newly recognized genre. Naturally, as librarians we have a great appreciation for the research, the primary source documents and interviews, but it is the narrative, the skillful pacing, the phrasing, and the insight that make it read like a thriller that set these books apart from other nonfiction.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Chigozie Obioma

Chigozie Obioma comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, April 22 to discuss his latest work, The Fishermen. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, April 15 to discuss his latest work, Family Life: A Novel. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

Books for a New Utopia

Imagine an apocalypse that doesn't destroy the people or the planet, just everything we have built and all knowledge/memory of building it. What books would you like to survive to guide in the building of a new utopia? Why that book?Read More ›

Our Favorite Female Characters

We asked our staff about their favorite female characters. Here are some they highly recommend for kids, teens and adults alike.

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