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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 ›

My Library, English Conversation Edition: Meet Gani!

Every time Gani enters the room during Mid-Mahattan Library's English Conversation Hour, his positivity is immediately felt by everyone.Read More ›

BookExpo America 2015 Recap

I was excited to attend my fourth BookExpo this May. The exhibits, as always, were fantastic. Read More ›

Happy 100th Birthday, George Bruce!

George Bruce Library is an example of the importance and relevance libraries are to the communities they serve. They have become epicenters to the people who visit their branches every operating day. The George Bruce branch of The New York Public Library will be 100 years old this year. Read More ›

Reader's Den: Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (Week 2)

Welcome to our online book discussion of Nick Harkaway's Tigerman as part of Reader's Den at New York Public Library.Read More ›

Rock 'n' Read: Screaming Females

Screaming Females are a three-piece indie rock band hailing from the storied New Brunswick, New Jersey music scene. Have they found time to read during their musical ascent? Check out our interview with Marissa Paternoster, Jarrett Dougherty, and Michael Abbate to find out!Read More ›

The New Museum Presents: The IDEAS CITY Festival 2015

Stop by the streets around the New Museum between Thursday May 28th and Saturday May 30th, and you'll see the invisbile city come alive with new, progressive ideas as part of the Ideas City festival for the future. To tie in with the theme of Invisible Cities, we polled our patrons at the Mulberry Street Library to see how the library helps them uncover hidden resources that make the city seem less invisible. Read More ›

The Bronx Book Fair @ the Bronx Library Center

Now in its third year, the Bronx Book Fair (formerly the Bronx Literary Festival) will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 12-6 p.m. at the Bronx Library Center.It promises to be a great day for book lovers, literacy enthusiasts, creative writers, and the curious of all ages. Read More ›

Booktalking "Librarian on the Roof" by M. G. King

This is a story about the oldest library in Texas, the Dr. Eugene Clark Library. This library is over a century old, and it was suffering from disuse due to its old, outdated books. Then, RoseAleta Laurell changed all of that.Read More ›

Booktalking "Do You Know Dewey?" by Brian Cleary

Melvin Dewey loved to read, and he made up a system to classify nonfiction books in 1876 that is still used in public and school libraries today.Read More ›

Reader's Den: Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (Week 1)

Throughout the month of May, as part of Reader's Den at New York Public Library, we will be discussing Nick Harkaway's 2014 novel Tigerman.Read More ›

Schomburg Center To Receive Prestigious National Medal for Museum and Library Service

We are excited to announce that the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Service at a celebration in Washington, D.C., in May! The Schomburg Center is among ten recipients of the National Medal, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries, in recognition of service to the community and for making a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Read More ›

How did YA Become YA?

“Why is it called YA anyway? And who decided what was YA and what wasn’t?” The short answer: librarians.Read More ›
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