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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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Pre-Job Expo Cohort Seminar III: Emerging Technology, Skype Interview Prep

In today's competitive workplace employers are becoming interested in Skype or Video Messenger interviews, which saves them as well as job seekers time and money, not to mention making interviews and hiring process much faster and easier. Bronx Library Center – Career, Education and Information Services (CEIS) is proud to announce Cohort Seminar III, which will focus of the importance of emerging technology, Skype Interview, and Mock Interview.

After having last two successful Cohort Seminar I and II, we are 

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Pre-Job Expo Cohort Seminar II: Social Media For Job Seekers

Social media and online networking sites are becoming very important tools for job seekers and employers. Bronx Library Center Career, Education and Information Services is proud to announce Cohort Seminar II, which will be all about the importance of social media connections in this tough economy.

After having the successful Cohort Seminar I, we are excited and looking forward to the Seminar II on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. So, save the date! Please sign up for this crucial event. Just like the first one, you will get the opportunity to ask questions of our panelists 

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Give it up for the Bronx! Events May 9-19

This year the Bronx will be celebrating its 41st Annual Bronx Week. What is unique about Bronx Week? It's a 10 day (May 9-19) celebration showcasing the best the Bronx has to offer.

At the Bronx Library Center (the central library of the Bronx and NYC's premier green building) a Bronx-centric week awaits—featuring some of the top talents and events of the Bronx.

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Career Path Workshop Series at Francis Martin, June 10: Career Exploration

Are you ready to explore your potential career goal? If yes! Save the date. Meet our dynamic Career Coach Robyn Saunders and let her work with you. Come and join this FREE informative series workshop at your local Francis Martin Library.

Career and Education Information Service

Francis Martin Library 2150 University Avenue Bronx, NY 10453

Career Path Workshop Series

Monday June 10th, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 

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God in the Stacks: The Scoop on Christian Fiction

You can say it started in 1678 with the publication of John Bunyan's Pilgrim Progress. Then along came Hall Caine's The Christian (1897) and C.S Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia in the 1950s. Fast forward to the 21st century, major news magazines such as Time were talking about the Left Behind series.Read More ›

¡Descubre el secreto de las mujeres felices con Maria Marín de Univisión en vivo!

En celebración del Mes de La Historia de la Mujer, Maria Marín presentará su último éxito literario Si soy tan buena, ¿por qué estoy soltera? el Sábado, 23 de Marzo a las 4:30pm en la Biblioteca Central del Bronx.

¡Ven a compartir con nosotros de esta presentación tan esperada en español con admisión 

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ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

New York Public Library is once again proud to partner with ReelAbilities, offering opportunities to see recent, high-quality films promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with differing abilities.

If you search for disability-themed film festivals, you can easily find several throughout the United States and the world. Each has its unique personality and 

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Learn to Express Yourself Through Art: Free Courses for Midlife and Older Adults

Thanks to Lifetime Arts for securing funding and inviting our library system to participate, NYPL is once again able to offer free sustained art courses, taught by professional teaching artists, for adults age 55 and over. Seventeen branch libraries have received funding that enables them to host these classes, which will take place from February-November 2013, and which cover a wide variety of arts including: painting, sculpting, collage, memoir-writing/performance, drawing, and quilt-making.

Because of the great interest generated over the years, many of the 

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