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In With the New! A Reading List from Open Book Night

We had asked readers to tell us about a book that helped them explore or learn something new or to share a recently discovered book or author they loved.Read More ›

Recommended at Open Book Night: Patron Picks in "E"

Not sure what to read next? Check out these book recommendations from fellow book lovers! Read More ›

2015 Schomburg Bestsellers List

From memoirs, to science fiction, and beautiful photo collections, take home a copy of each from the Schomburg Gift Shop before they sell out!Read More ›

Download Your Next Nonfiction Read: Author @ the Library in "E"

Are you looking for a good nonfiction read to download? Every month the Mid-Manhattan Library presents a series of Author @ the Library lectures featuring recent nonfiction books on a wide range of subjects, and many of these titles are available to borrow as e-books. Read More ›

11 Podcast Episodes from 2015 That Will Get You Hooked

We've received advice from a Supreme Court Justice, gotten the inside scoop on Mad Men from its creator, and taken book recommendations from a rock star.Read More ›

Readings for New Year's Resolutions

The Library is a great place to find information to help you start off the New Year on the right foot.Read More ›

Delicious Reads from December's Open Book Night

With the holidays at our doorstep, there’s one thing that’s sure to be on everyone’s mind: food! So naturally, this December we here at Mid-Manhattan decided to dedicate our monthly Open Book Night to a discussion of favorite food or cooking related books.Read More ›

The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough

Andrea, Angela, Katie, Robyn and Sandra were inspired by an Oprah Winfrey show on personal finance to not only take a look at their desperate financial straits, but to do something about it. They found each other, formed a money group, and they helped each other learn about financial foibles and develop better financial habits.Read More ›

Best Books for Teens 2015: Our Top 10 Favorites!

It’s time for the second annual NYPL Best Books for Teens list! Get ready for the most memorable, the most gut-wrenching, the most exciting, the most fun, the most swoony, the most informative and the most engaging books of the year.Read More ›

Thankful for Books: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our last Open Book Night we asked our Mid-Manhattan readers to share a book or an author they were thankful for, or to tell us about a story or book they associated with Thanksgiving.Read More ›

Visit Us in December: The Librarian Is In at NYPL

We’re doing a bit of match-making this season at The New York Public Library! It can be daunting trying to figure out what to read next or which book your favorite people want for the holidays—and that’s where we come in. Read More ›

Booktalking "Creating Magic" by Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell has some interesting anecdotes and bits of advice for business leaders, straight from Disney HQ.Read More ›

December Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

This month, come hear authors discuss their recent nonfiction books on a wide variety of subjects that promise to engage and inspire you!Read More ›

Dysfunctional Family Functions

Ah, Thanksgiving. Turkey dinners, football games, and lots and lots of family time—so check out some books and plays that feature families coming together for group meals or celebrations that ends in disaster. Read More ›

A Guide for Those Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Life doesn't stop after diagnosis. Tips on collecting and organizing your medical information, and books and websites to help you on your path to recovery.Read More ›

10 Worldview-Expanding TV Series for World Television Day

World Television Day isn't just another made up pseudo-holiday. To honor the intended spirit of World Television Day, why not turn on your tube and tune into some worldview-expanding programming? Read More ›

November Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Come join us for an Author @ the Library talk this November at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions.Read More ›

The Creepy, the Quirky, and the Occult: A Reading List from Open Book Night

October’s Open Book Night began with a 19th-century slasher story. We discussed Lizzie Borden and the fascinating tale of how she murdered her mother and father, and got away with it. Many more creepy suggestions followed.Read More ›

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Reading List

"Folks who are not familiar with black literature, read this book and read a ton of other books." The following are all the books recommended by Ta-Nehisi Coates during his mesmerizing talk at the Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Running and Reading Into the NYC Marathon and Beyond

There are 9 days left until the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon! It’s time to get your New York on and your reading on!Read More ›
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