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14 Quotes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

I have finally completed year two of my Harry Potter journey. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling:Read More ›

12 YA Books I Can't Wait To Read In 2016

I love new books and continuations to my favorite series. Here are some recommendations of books I can’t wait to read next year.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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Unlikely Beach Reads

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

Lincoln Center Local comes to Morningside Heights

Lincoln Center Local film screenings are happening uptown: One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch and Unsung Carolyn Leigh.Read More ›

Revolutionary Reading

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, read some of these fascinating historical fiction and nonfiction titles to better understand how our country came to be.Read More ›

Librarians on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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

It's Tony Time!

The 49th annual Tony Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 7th, and the Library can help you get familiar with some of this year's nominees.Read More ›

Books for the Twenty-Somethings

Can you recommend any books with female protagonists who are in their early to mid-20s?Read More ›

Broadway Glue: Collage Art with a Theatrical Twist

On display at the Morningside Heights Branch from December 2-31.Read More ›

Matinee Memories: Celebrating Thirty Years of Theatrical Collaboration.

This past  weekend, at the the Broadway night spot 54 Below, the composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty celebrated  30 years of collaboration as a songwriting team. A plethora of Broadway stars, including Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie,

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Celebrating America: A Book List for Kids

In college, I studied American History and Politics, but my interest in these subjects was sparked long before that, when as a child, I was exposed to several books, movies and TV shows that celebrated American history.

Three items in particular had a tremendous impact on me, and made me want to learn more about my country. Schoolhouse Rock was a series of educational shorts that ran in between the cartoons on Saturday mornings. Almost anyone of my generation will tell you that they 

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Matinee Memories: Annie

In my "real" life, I work here at the Morningside Heights Library, but outside of work, theater is my "thing." And, everyone says if you are going to write a blog, it should be about something you feel passionately about. So, every other Wednesday (hopefully) I plan to share some of my favorite theater-going memories and experiences, and point you towards some library materials that relate to those experiences. It will be interesting to see if readers share my tastes, and hopefully I can introduce you to new plays, musicals, 

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Need Help Starting or Running a Business?

NYPL's small business website,, can link you to hundreds of free and low-cost assistance programs through its Services Directory. New York City is one of the best places to start a business, and a wealth of small business services is available to entrepreneurs through local & state government, non-profit organizations, economic development corporations and neighborhood community groups. There are hundreds of programs, funded separately, not connected to each other, so 

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