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Imagination Academy 2015: Week 4

M.D Payne, Patricia Lakin and Matt London visited for our final installment of Imagination Academy at 67th Street.Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2015: Week Three

This week we had C. Alexander London, Laurie Calkhoven, and Geoff Rodkey visit us at Imagination Academy.Read More ›

Out of This World: Books About Interplanetary Travel

Our expert NYPL librarians recommend their favorite books about interplanetary travel.Read More ›

Celebrating the ADA

We asked our expert NYPL staff, “What’s your favorite book that features a protagonist with a disability, and why do you like it?”Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2015: Week 2

Vicki Cobb started off week two with a fun-filled afternoon of science experiments, Julie Salamon brought her experience as a writer on Wednesday and Lauren Magaziner made Thursday a day filled with inspiration.Read More ›

Imagination Academy Returns to 67th Street Library

We are thrilled to bring Imagination Academy back to the 67th Street Library! This year, our two wonderful high school interns/aspiring authors, Emily Imbarrato and Rosie Shewnarain, will be summarizing the events.Read More ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth is Missing, Part 4

Welcome back to final comments and questions on Emma Healy's debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing. Read More ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth Is Missing, Part 3

More questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading.Read More ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth Is Missing, Part 2

Questions for discussion.Read More ›

Reader's Den: Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healy

Maud Horsham is 82, struggling with dementia, and determined to find her missing friend, Elizabeth. Armed with her notes and her fear that something may have happened to Elizabeth, Maud sets out to investigate. Read More ›

We Know You Love to Talk About Books: Announcing the 2015 Reader's Den Online Book Discussion Schedule

Are you making your New Year's Resolutions? Is one of them to read more or to connect more with other readers? We would love to see you in the Reader's Den, NYPL's online book discussion, in 2015! Read More ›

Origami for All Ages!

When all age groups come together to fold paper into works of art, it creates an atmosphere unlike any other program. Origami is an interactive program, not just because they create something, but because they interact with other people—even outside of their age group.Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2014 - Week 4

Our last week of Imagination Academy 2014 focused on illustration and graphic novels. Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2014 - Week 3

For Week 3 of Imagination Academy, we shifted our focus to poetry. The week kicked off with Jane LeCroy, a New York based poet, singer, teacher and performance artist. According to Jane, poetry is ”Something that takes a while to understand. Once you first read it through, you can’t at first decipher what the author is trying to say. But that’s what makes poetry so much fun. There are no rules.” Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2014 - Week 2

Week 2 (Fiction II) of Imagination Academy started with a bang! pop! POW! on Tuesday, July 15. Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2014 Begins

On Tuesday, July 8, the 67th Street Library kicked off its third annual Imagination Academy. This special writing workshop brings 12 different published authors to the branch over 4 weeks to work with kids ages 8-13. Children’s Librarian Jacqueline Schector, along with interns Amber and Nicole, began this summer with a week dedicated to writing fiction.Read More ›

Three Reads: Bad Guys of Gilded Age New York

Here are three books about some of our fine city's bad guys, lying, cheating, and stealing their way through the 1890s.Read More ›

Ballerinas Among the Books

Ballet Class Group PhotoIt's plain to see that the Library is expanding into areas not usually thought of as a literary bastion's domain. Many branches have chess, yoga, robotics, and opera, and on some days seem to transform into community centers. That's definitely true here at the 67th Street Library, and one of our most booming and unusual programs is Ballet for 

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Tween Writers Wrap Up a Summer of Writing at Imagination Academy

After a short break, Imagination Academy came together once more at the 67th Street branch for its final session of the summer. This week's focus was fiction and we had a great slate of local authors visiting and sharing their writing tips and tricks to spur the tweens on with their writing. From dancing giants to sneaky spies, the kids explored fiction that was realistic as well as magical and enjoyed it all.

Betsy Bird reading with groupThe week began with Betsy 

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Tween Poets Examine their Lives in Verse at Imagination Academy, Week 3

Following an enthusiastic session spent creating their own graphic novels, our tween writers gathered last week to explore the realm of poetry. Local poets led the nine to twelve year olds in workshops in which they studied many different types of poetry. The kids all enjoyed this special opportunity to express themselves with this unique form of writing.

Shape PoemDave Johnson began the week by having the kids introduce themselves through acrostic poems. The tweens spelled out their names vertically and assigned to each letter a descriptive word or phrase that 

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