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The Banned Books We Love

Eleven of our favorite challenged titles.Read More ›

The Gatsby Effect

Our NYPL experts named other books, written from the first-person perspective, that aren’t really about the narrators. Read More ›

NYPLarcade: First Person Games

NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Our fall series will take place at Mid-Manhattan Library and focuses on games utilizing the first-person perspective.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 ›

Классика в Иллюстрациях - New Illustrated Classics in Mid-Manhattan's Russian Collection

Предлагаем нашим читателям ряд замечательно изданных классических произведений. Иллюстрированные книги из нашей коллекции будут интересны всем поколениям вашей семьи.Read More ›

Не хлебом единым: питайтесь разнообразнее и лучше! Recent Russian Cookbooks

В библиотеку Мid-Manhattan поступило большое количество новых кулинарных книг. Предлагаем нашим читателям большой ассортимент трудов об отечественной и зарубежной кулинарии.Read More ›

The Long and the Short of It

We love 1000+-page novels here at NYPL—but we also love to see our favorite long-form writers apply their talents to shorter pieces.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Chastity Belt

"He was just another man trying to teach me something" is a Chastity Belt lyric taken from a popular book... read on to learn the source, and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Human Body by Paolo Giordano

Join us this month as we discuss the psychological impact of comradeship, family, and war taken on by a platoon of Italian soldiers based in Afghanistan.Read More ›

September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If you'd like to understand why more wild animals are venturing into urban environments; to discover how the great impressionist Monet ate; to examine the Polaroid-Kodak patent war; to celebrate the music and poetry of Leonard Cohen; to learn how to beat fatigue; to explore the economic consequences of climate change; to relive a harrowing but heroic moment in Armenian history; to argue against suicide; or learn how to cope with the narcissists in your life, please join us this month!Read More ›

Reader's Den: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Part 2

Discussion questions for A Walk in the Woods.Read More ›

Never Bored: Great Books for Tweens

"I'm bored!" is a dreaded phrase for most parents. I prefer to view such a situation as an opportunity. Precocious tween readers often have difficulty finding books that are challenging and appealing at the same time, so here are some suggestions.Read More ›

Travel: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Books and destinations from around the world were discussed at the most recent Open Book Night, and lots of recommendations were picked up along the way.Read More ›

A Little Light Bibliotherapy

We asked our expert NYPL staff members to recommend books that helped them stay sane and navigate life in Gotham.Read More ›

The Best New York City Novels by Neighborhood

For the reader who just can't get enough of those busy city streets, or is just dying to know where exactly in the five boroughs their favorite characters are inhabiting, here is a list of famous New York City-based novels according to the neighborhood in which they take place—complete with an interactive map of nearby landmarks and attractions!Read More ›

Beyond Bond

We asked library staff to investigate Ian Fleming's legacy and go “beyond Bond”—to pick out other books starring secret agents.Read More ›

August in the Reader's Den: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Part 1

Welcome back to the Reader’s Den! This August we’re making a virtual escape from the hot and steamy New York summer with Bill Bryson’s classic travelogue, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, originally published in 1996.Read More ›

Children and Nature: A Booklist for Parenting

When you reminisce about your childhood, is it filled with summertime freedom to traverse the neighborhood without your parents always watching? Here are resources to support children learning how to commune with nature and express their independent spirit.Read More ›

Unlikely Beach Reads

We asked our experts: “What’s your recommendation for a long, dense, serious beach book?”Read More ›

August Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If the mention of social media, art, birding, presidential politics, houseplants and Sinatra are enough to get your attention, this month's programs at Mid-Manhattan Library are sure to interest you. Read More ›
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