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Posts by Christel Ellis

New City Jobs Posted... Be Prepared with Test Books from the Library!

The City of New York has just begun a new fiscal year, starting on July 1. With this new year comes new opportunities within the employment sector. A wave of new jobs and their applicable tests have opened up... and as a result there is a surge of interest in test preparation books from the New York Public Library.Read More ›

Be Aware About Arthritis

Learn more about the statistics and types of arthritis, and resources available at the library.Read More ›

New Books for "New Adults"

'New Adult Books?' 'What's that, as opposed to Old Adult?'

That depends on who you ask. Various media outlets have their own interpretations of what "New Adult" is. Elizabeth Burns, a blogger for School Library Journal, has an interesting spiel on what it is, and compiles other interpretations on the ideology of "New Adult."

From what I have gathered, 'New Adult' fiction is an emerging genre of literature that is exploding in popularity. It aims to delve into a 

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Remembering a Legend: Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

It's hard to believe that it is a year since the untimely passing of Michael Jackson. It seems everyone can remember where they were and what they were doing when they found out he had died. (I know I can). It still shakes and saddens some to the core to even bring up his name in mundane conversation.

His life was filled with more twists and turns than an amusement park ride. He was destined for greatness; his innate talents took him to heights very few performers have yet to achieve. But like many tragically fallen performers before him, his  shocking death left many 

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"Food" Good for the "Soul"

June is "Soul Food Month" and in keeping with the theme of this post, here are some recommendations for reading from the New York Public Library. Perhaps you will feel inspired to check out one of these books and make a recipe for you and your loved ones.

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