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Posts by Lauren Lampasone

A Super Bowl of Snacks: Books for Making Football Food

Some people are there for the game, some people for the commercials, but the rest of us are really just there for the food. Read More ›

Color Our Collections February 1-5

Download our coloring sheets and share your creations using #colorourcollections this week.Read More ›

#nyplremix: Get Creative With the Public Domain

What can I use to make things with public domain images? What collections should I know about if I am interested in making things?Read More ›

Let's Toast

The holiday festivities have us wondering... what is a toast? How do you toast someone?Read More ›

Readings for New Year's Resolutions

The Library is a great place to find information to help you start off the New Year on the right foot.Read More ›

The Process Behind the Produce: What's In Your Food?

Recent books on food processing and additives.Read More ›

Coffee Talk

Learn all about coffee's history and cultural influence with your library card.Read More ›

How to Draw, Color, Sketch, Doodle and Tangle

Coloring books are all the rage… for the kindergarten set and for grown ups too. You could say it's a fad, but there's nothing quite like putting pencil or crayon to paper and seeing pure creativity flow out, no matter your age.Read More ›

The Ticketless Traveler: Food and Cooking Edition

Whether your desire is to visit a faraway locale for a taste of the local delicacies, or just to shake up your weeknight cooking with some new, unfamiliar spices, there is so much inspiration to be found at the library.Read More ›

We All Scream for Ice Cream: Books and Resources for Making Your Own

The sun is out, the temps are up... it's time for ice cream.Read More ›

Library Guide to Binge-Watching

Libraries are known as centers for books and learning, but sometimes you just want to vegetate on the couch for a few hours with some escapist television. Read More ›

Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: How You Can Help

The Schomburg Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will give patrons the tools to edit the popular online encyclopedia, with the goal of making black life more visible within its pages. If you can't attend in person there are still ways that you can participate wherever you are.Read More ›

What We're Reading: October 2014

This month I asked colleagues what they are reading and learning about in their spare time.Read More ›

What's Your Costume? Halloween How-To

There are a few weeks left before Halloween festivities... maybe you'll find a costume idea at the library.Read More ›

What We're Reading: September 2014

I asked and they answered—here's what an assortment of staff across the library are reading right now.Read More ›

What We're Reading: August 2014

I asked and they answered—here's what an assortment of staff across the system are reading right now.Read More ›

How to Clean Things

How did you learn how to clean? I guess my parents taught me, and after a few years of chores it just became second nature. Don't mix ammonia and bleach. Sort laundry into light and dark colors. Sweep first before mopping. Make the bed!Read More ›

For Graduation Day and After

Congratulations, graduate! There is a big, scary, exciting world out there and it's yours to do whatever it is you'll do next!Read More ›

TASC Resources: Find Free Classes and Test Prep for the High School Equivalency Exam (Formerly GED)

New York State has selected a new high school equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) to replace the General Educational Development (GED) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma effective January 2, 2014.Read More ›

Don't Stop Believin'... It's Karaoke Night

Karaoke: either don't you get the appeal, or you are completely and utterly obsessed with standing in front of a room of strangers, belting your heart out over the cheesiest of MIDI sounds, guided along only by words on a screen (and maybe a little liquid courage). Where did this tradition come from, why do people like it so much? Here are a few books on the topic of karaoke, the Japanese phrase for "empty orchestra."

Turn Around Bright Eyes: 

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