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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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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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Basketball Season is Here!

It's that time of year again! The 2012-2013 professional and college basketball seasons are in full swing. And, of course, the Bronx Library Center has you covered with plenty of resources to elevate your sports IQ. Come check out a biography of your favorite ball player and learn about the lives of NBA legends like Jerry West,

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11 Free Websites to Practice English at Home

RTlibrary on FlickrAt the New York Public Library's Adult Learning Centers, where adults work on basic English and literacy skills, we're often asked for recommendations of websites for adults to practice English at home. Below you'll find eleven sites, some with a focus on listening, some on vocabulary, others on grammar, and some with a range of activities. Happy learning!

Easy World of English

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Clicks to the Black World

Digital Schomburg's online exhibitions on various aspects of the black experience have truly become a global phenomenon. They are attracting visitors from all over the world. From Argentina to Zimbabwe and Montenegro and the Maldives in between. What do they know that perhaps you don't?

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience remains the most visited curated exhibition of The New York Public Library. With a few clicks, visitors from 206 countries and territories, including Kazakhstan, Tonga, Suriname, Mongolia and Malawi, 

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Bronx Library Center

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the U.S. each year from September 15 to October 15. This year's national theme is "Diversity United, Building America's Future Today." At the Bronx Library Center - NYPL's premier Latino/Puerto Rican Heritage Center, we have a variety of programs and events to learn and celebrate the Hispanic experience. Listed below are just a few of 

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¡Celebra La Herencia Hispana!: En la Diversidad Estamos Unidos, Edificando Hoy el Futuro de América

Conéctate, Explora e Inspírate: ¡Celebrando La Herencia Hispana!

Estaremos celebrando la Herencia Hispana 2012 por más de cuatro semanas!

El mes de la Herencia Hispana se celebra desde el 15 de septiembre hasta el 15 de octubre, y el mes de la Herencia Puertorriqueña se festeja en el mes de noviembre. El lema de la celebración de este año es 

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Poetry Writing With Adult New Readers, Strategy 1: The List Poem

You have not crossed the bridges I have crossed. You have not listened to the music I have listened to. You have not been in the top of the World Trade Center the way I have been there. You have not seen the waves I have seen. You have not fallen from horses the way I have fallen. You have not felt the guns on your neck the way I have felt them. You have not been in the sea with a big storm in a little boat the way I have been.

—Excerpt from "Don’t Give Me Advice," by Luis Marin, Tompkins Square CRW

This month is

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A List of Lists: March 2012

Visit NYPL's BiblioCommons for these lists and many more. You can also create your own and share them with us in the comments! See below for some interesting staff picks from the past month, on topics both timely and timeless:

Family & Home Be a Better Chef (at Home!) - Collection of popular cookbooks for new as well as "seasoned" cooks. ... Read More ›

Read for Your Life: Resources for Teaching Health Literacy to Adults

A woman came into the Library's Center for Reading and Writing, where she was enrolled in a basic literacy class. Visibly shaken, she pulled a staff member aside and confided that she wasn’t sure if she would be able to continue in the class. She had felt some pain in her breast, and her doctor had recommended that she have a mammogram. Not having any idea what a mammogram was, she understood it to mean that she had cancer. The staff member showed her how to find information about

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From Masailand to Tompkins Square Library: A Journey in Literacy

Last year, Victoria joined a basic reading and writing class at Tompkins Square Library's Center for Reading and Writing. She agreed to speak with me about her experience so far and what brought her here.

Where are you from?

I grew up in Kenya, in the Masailand, in a village with 10 huts.

What other languages do you speak besides English?

I speak the Masai language and Swahili, and other tribal languages: Kikuyu, Luo, and Kamba. I came to America in 1986. I speak English every day, but 

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