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Twelve Hour Fashion Show on June 3: Seeking Contestants!

At Jefferson Market Library, we are looking for eight contestants for an all-day fashion design extravaganza.Read More ›

Queuing Up

Waiting in line is a great equalizer, and it's usually inevitable. Most everyone, if asked, would say they hate waiting in line, but there can also be a few rare moments of camaraderie.Read More ›

LOL-brary Books

Eliot may claim that April is the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure it’s February.Read More ›

Librarians on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Personal reflections on Harper Lee's first (and until now, only) novel.Read More ›

NYPLarcade: Spring 2016

NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games.Read More ›

Our YA Movie Wishlist

Hollywood has officially gone YA, and blockbusters that started as young-adult fiction abound. So, we asked our team of expert librarians for their wishlists: What’s a YA book you’d like to see turned into a movie, and whom would you cast in the leading role?Read More ›

Following in Winnie's Pawprints

Kids cannot live by Winnie-the-Pooh alone, so we asked our picture-book experts here at NYPL to tell us about their favorite stories that feature bears as the protagonists.Read More ›

Ep. 7 "Serious Readers" | Library Stories

Dorothy Carey used Jefferson Market Library often when she and her husband were raising their two daughters in the West Village. Years later, after her husband passed away, she returned to the Library and found a group of like-minded people to help her in this new phase of life.Read More ›

Introducing Ourselves: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 1

On the very first episode of NYPL's brand-new podcast, Frank and Gwen talk about book shame, their reading origin stories, the glory of Jefferson Market, and why some young people are saying "swell" without irony.Read More ›

Time After Time

We predict that in the year 2016 we will read several books about time travel.Read More ›

Ep. 2 "We'll Make It Work" | Library Stories

John Tomlinson started a small gay men’s book club out of his apartment, but as it started to grow he realized there was a real demand and began looking for a new space. When he approached Frank Collerius of the Jefferson Market Library about possibly hosting the growing group, Frank accepted without hesitation, simply saying “we’ll make it work.”Read More ›

What to Read While You're Waiting for 'The Girl on the Train' Movie

The Girl on the Train movie is slated to be released October 7, 2016. As that is still a ways away, here are some novel releases to tide you over.Read More ›

Oh Books, Take Me Away

Is the holiday season getting to you? Look no further than your local library to find a quick escape. We asked our expert NYPL staff to name some books that make them want to sneak off to the bathroom, lock the door, and disappear into another world during the holidays.Read More ›

Coming Spring 2016: Greenwich Village Ephemera Project!

Jefferson Market Library is looking for volunteers to loan us small, personal objects that tell a story.Read More ›

Soldiers’ Stories

This Veterans’ Day, when we honor the contributions of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, we’re thinking about books told from the perspective of soldiers, pilots, medical personnel, and everyone who’s served in combat.Read More ›

Books We Know by Heart

Reading a book aloud to a child is one of life’s sweetest pleasures, and children sometimes ask to repeat the experience with the same book over and over. And over. And over.Read More ›

Staff Picks: Drowned City by Don Brown

Every month, library staff members are bringing you 100 books we love, culled from the millions upon millions out in the world.Read More ›

What’s Making Us Happy, Part 2

What’s making us happy in the realms of TV, cooking, art and design, libraries, and online thingamabobs, and then happinesses that defy categorization.Read More ›

Zine Machine

Imagine, if you will, a time when photocopiers had supplanted the lowly mimeograph machine. This technology gave way to the birth of the zine.Read More ›

Origin Stories

There are a couple kinds of origin stories. There are the backstories that super heroes have to explain how they got their powers. There are origin stories that describe how some reality came into existence. Our staff recommend some favorites here.Read More ›
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