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(CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services: Tips For Job Interview Success

Career and Education Information Services can give you advice on dressing for your interview and thinking about the image you want to project. "Struggling to decide on an outfit for your upcoming job interview:  What you wear to an interview creates an image or perception of the type of person you are, so choosing your attire is critical to presenting yourself as the right candidate to hire" (Forbes, 

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Africans in India: Then and Now

The Schomburg Center's exhibition Africans in India: A Rediscovery recently opened in New Delhi, India's capital, against a backdrop of racist attacks against Africans. The contrast between the African experience of yesterday and that of today could not have been greater and the exhibition could not have come at a more appropriate time.Read More ›

Drop Everything And Read Day at the Bronx Library Center

Friday, October 17 is D.E.A.R. Day at BLC.Read More ›

Banned Books Week 2014: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Programs for families during Banned Books Week.Read More ›

Genre Fiction with Hispanic Characters

Genre fiction suggestions with Hispanic characters.Read More ›

Constitution Day at the Bronx Library Center

The birth of our government is celebrated on September 17, also known as Constitution Day.Read More ›

They All Love to Read: Adult Summer Reading Winners at the Bronx Library Center

Last Saturday, August 23, we concluded our Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2014. Winners were announced and prizes awarded. Each participant had to submit logs of the books they read over the summer with a brief review of each title. Read More ›

Back to School Fashion for 2014

The summer is almost over, time to head back school! With a new school year, comes a new look, a new style or a fashion trend to try.Read More ›

7 Reasons To Sign Up For Adult Summer Reading

Why should adults sign up for Summer Reading?Read More ›

A Bronx Week Reading List: May 8-18

One of the unique features of the Bronx is that is has a week dedicated to showcasing and celebrating all its wonderful attributes: history, literature, culture, etc. The Borough President each year has the honor of designating when the 11-day week will occur. Bronx Week 2014 begins May 8 and concludes on May 18. At the Bronx Library Center, we have a wonderful array of programs to highlight the Bronx. Additionally, here is a reading list which is sure to spark your interests in all things Bronx!Read More ›

Branch Special Collections

Several branches throughout the three boroughs have special collections that focus on local history or are of special interest to their respective communities.Read More ›

The Value of Historical Fiction

My romanticized view of history was crushed in college when my history professor explained that historians in writing history sometimes create fictional narratives around the facts to make it coherent and more interesting to read. I much prefer reading that George Washington cut down the cherry tree or that Nero fiddled while Rome burned.Read More ›

Mini Job Fairs in January

Looking for a Good Book? Try an Award-Winning Read

Each year multiple literary prizes are awarded to recognize the works of great writers. Some of these awards are well known and much anticipated like the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature, while others are lesser known. Here is a list of some of the more popular literary awards given out this year.

The Nobel Prize for Literature was established in 1901 at the bequest of Alfred Nobel (Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator and inventor of dynamite). It is awarded by the Swedish Academy in 

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Bronx Library Center Hosts Veterans Support Event

On September 26th the Bronx Library Center hosted an event to celebrate and support veterans with disabilities. This inspiring day helped connect veterans to services in their community. The participating organizations tabled and were invited to speak about their programs. Library staff and volunteers were able to conduct oral history interviews for the NYC Veterans Oral History Project.

One of the organizations featured was the

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Thursday, October 24: Retail Seasonal Hiring Recruitment and Screening Event at Parkchester Library!

After having an excellent Hiring Recruitment and Screening event at the Bronx Library Center, we are now getting ready to have another one at the Parkchest Library on October 24th, 2013!

The Career, Education and Information Services division of the Bronx Library Center has partnered with the Bronx Workforce Career Center to host its first Retail Seasonal Hiring Recruitment and Screening Event.  

Spread the word and invite your friends, family, and neighbors. If you have any questionsRobyn Saunders don't hesitate to contact Career Coach 

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Pura Belpré, In Her Own Words: NYPL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Pura Belpré reading to children at the New York Public Library. (Photo credit - Centro Archives)This year as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the New York Public Library is celebrating its premier Latina Librarian, Pura Belpré. An exhibit at the Bronx Library Center highlights the professional life of Pura Belpré—Children's Librarian, 

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The Summer of "The Harbinger" - 9/11 Revisited

Ten years after 9/11, Jonathan Cahn presents a brand new theory about 9/11- The Harbinger: the Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future, 2012. It's a supernatural theory based on Biblical prohecy. Written in an allegorical style, a mysterious prophet meets a New York Journalist and shares with him nine harbingers (signs). Drawing parallels between Ancient Israel, America's dedication in Lower Manhattan and events following 9/11, Cahn chronicles a mindblowing 

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Bronx Library Center's 3rd Annual Job Expo: September 18

The Bronx Library Center is pleased to announce its Annual Job Expo to be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Concourse Level of the library.

The conference rooms will be used for interviewing and the Auditorium used for Panel Discussions and Q&A Sessions; this event represents a comprehensive approach to address the skills gap and prepare job seekers for openings that employers have now. Whether you have been helping us support our local 

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A Library as Beautiful as the Bronx: NYC's First Municipal Green Building

Photo credit - Dattner ArchitectsI remember it vividly. It was the morning of January 17, 2006, I was on my way to work—when an MTA bus zoomed pass me. It was then I noticed it, on the side of the bus, a poster size picture of the building with the caption "A library as beautiful as the Bronx." I looked in astonishment, then with pride and joy as I recognised the building—it was where I was headed!

Such was the start of the day which 

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