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The Worst Worst Book Reviews

These are reviews with no critical teeth that nevertheless bare their fangs, reviews we remember for their faulty metrics and unexamined aesthetic prejudices. In short, these are some of the worst worst book reviews. Share your book review pet peeves with us in the comment section below!Read More ›

'That’s a Library?': The Many Stories of Mid-Manhattan

Deborah Elliott, a clerical supervisor at the Mid-Manhattan Library, has been with the branch for 40 years. As the Mid-Manhattan branch looks toward renovations, Elliott remembers when the now-haggard building first opened.Read More ›

Macomb's Bridge Library: The Little Engine That Could

Macomb’s Bridge Library, situated at the border of Harlem and the Bronx (think Yankee Stadium, which is a stone’s throw away), is part of the Harlem River Houses. The library is located just at the edge of this massive complex.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Ron Rash

Ron Rash comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss his latest work, Above the Waterfall.Read More ›

Show Us Your #LibraryCardSelfie!

Continuing our Library Card Sign-Up Month celebration this September, we’re asking you to share your best #LibraryCardSelfie with us!Read More ›

Book Notes from the Underground: I've Got Your Back Edition

For this post I am only interested in one thing—the cover art; which is the one thing we're not supposed to judge a book by, right? For whatever reason, all of these covers show people from behind.Read More ›

Small But Mighty: Woodlawn Heights Celebrates 60

Whole families come here to work, study, and play; Smith not only recognizes patrons by sight, but knows their mother, father, and brother who visit this branch. Generations of readers return again and again.Read More ›

A Hidden Gem in Midtown Manhattan

Neatly, elegantly tucked away behind New York construction is a hidden gem. It quietly, stoically, and impressively holds its own amidst the cacophony of Midtown Manhattan. Read More ›

Book Recommendations on Node.js and React

Looking for a new book to read this month? Check out this monthly list of 100 books chosen by NYPL staff members on Staff Picks. Choose an age category, choose one or more themes that interest you to further filter the list, and then choose a book or ebook to borrow from NYPL.

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What Would Amanda Palmer Read?

Amanda Palmer—author, performance artist, and fabulous supporter of the New York Public Library—devoted some serious time and patience to help promote children's literacy on August 20.Read More ›

Book Club Inception Books

What are some book club books about book clubs? Or books that mention what books the characters are reading?Read More ›

Children's Books Set in Libraries

For many children, libraries are among their first social places. A place where the furniture is their size, where they can be among their peers, and follow their curiosity. Here are a few children's books set in libraries. If you have a library kid, these titles will make them feel right at home. Read More ›

Meet the Artists: Rebecca and Sasha Rubenstein

Mulberry Street Library is proud to host a one-of-a-kind art exhibit: Reflections: Rebecca and Sasha Rubenstein. Mother and daughter Rebecca and Sasha Rubenstein love to draw, paint, take photos and visit museums together.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: No Joy

Montreal shoegazers No Joy have an emotional sound characterized by distortion and ethereal dream pop. Given how tonally and lyrically moody they are, guitarist Laura Lloyd's literary predilection is predictably unpredictable—a hodgepodge of high brow and delightfully tacky. Check out what inspires her, and what induces carsickness on tour, and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

ACRL/NY Mentoring and New Librarian Discussion Group, June 2015

ACRL/NY has a mentoring and new librarians meeting twice a year. It is a great chance to meet other new librarians, more experienced librarians and network. Read More ›

Reader's Den: Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (Week 3)

For our third and final Reader's Den discussion of Tigerman by Nick Harkaway, we will be looking at Chapters 7-21 of the book.Read More ›

What's Your Literary Waterloo?

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s infamous defeat, we asked our NYPL staff members: What’s a book you’ve never been able to conquer? Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Crocodiles

Crocodiles's 80s post-punk influences are apparent in one listen, and after interviewing Brandon Welchez, it's clear just how much of an impact literature and poetry has had on the band, too. Read on to learn more, and rock 'n' read forever!Read More ›

My Adventures at BookExpo America and BookCon 2015

BEA is the “largest publishing event in North America” it is a great place open to authors, publishers, and bloggers.Read More ›

Escape the Ordinary with Summer Reading

Don't let the routine get you bored or down! Sign up for Adult Summer Reading at the Bronx Library Center.Read More ›
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