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Sherlock Holmes at the Library

With the recent appearance of several movies and television series based on the stories of Sherlock Holmes, the popularity of the enigmatic detective does not appear to be slowing down one bit.Read More ›

U.S. Open Tennis Booklist

It's that time again! Summer is winding down and the final major tennis tournament of the year, the U.S. Open, is about to begin.

The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing 

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Earth Day Booklist

The first Earth Day was proclaimed on April 22, 1970 by one of its principal founders, Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. Already frustrated by the attitudes of big business, Senator Nelson, as the chairman of the White House Conference on Small Business, wisely noted that "the economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment, not the other way around." He became greatly influenced by John McConnell, a grassroots organizer from San Francisco and Harvard graduate student, Denis Hayes. He asked the latter 

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ALLDATA: Car Repair & Maintenance

Used by professional mechanics to diagnose and repair cars & trucks sold in the United States since 1982. Get the latest TSBs (technical service bulletins) or Recall Notices for your car or one that you might be interested in purchasing.  Access OEM wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, diagnostic trouble codes, labor estimator and so much more.

This online database is available at the following libraries:

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Irish Authors Booklist

Irish authors have had an enormous impact on the literature of the English-speaking world. Here is a booklist of some contemporary Irish authors whose works are available at The New York Public Library.

The Infinities John Banville Alfred A. Knopf, 2010

The Secret Scripture Sebastian Barry Viking, 2008

The Dead Republic Roddy Doyle Viking, 2010   

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President's Day Biography Reading List

Presidents' lives have always been favorite subjects for biographers. Here is a list of the some of the latest examples at the NYPL branches.

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Religious Tolerance Booklist

The New York Public Library's Three Faiths exhibition explores the commonalities between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  But what of the other faiths of the world? There is much to be learned from all of them. Here is a selection of recently published books that discuss those differences as well as the importance of promoting greater tolerance and understanding.

Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith 

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Historical Perspectives on the Three Faiths

If the Three Faiths exhibit has piqued your curiosity, here are five books that offer some historical background to the origin and development of the three religious traditions.

Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths Bruce Feiler New York: W. Morrow, 2002

The author presents Abraham as he is portrayed in all three 

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