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Blog Posts by Subject: Education

Information Session With Silicon Harlem July 8

The City College of New York (CCNY) and Continuing and Professional Studies will present Information Session With Silicon Harlem on Wednesday, July 8, 6–7:30 pm at CCNY Campus, Convent Avenue, near 140th Street, Shepard Hall, Room 2.Read More ›

How to Access Digital Resources For Children

The Library subscribes to digital resources for kids that incorporate reading, test taking, videos and games and meet local and national educational standards. Learn how to access them with a library card.Read More ›

Pomp, Circumstance and Advice!

Spring brings ceremonies and advice for new graduates starting out in the world.Read More ›

Podcast #58: Frank Bruni on College

In this week’s episode, Bruni discusses the pitfalls of believing that elite schools are the sole path to a great life, why people put too much faith in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, and what's worthwhile about college.Read More ›

Booktalking "Smart Boys" by Barbara Kerr

However, gifted males can face social isolation from their peers due to their intellectual differences. They often feel pressured to choose between excellence and normality.Read More ›

Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Opportunities in New York City

Did you know that the Department of Education is currently seeking enthusiastic and effective teachers to staff all new pre-k-classrooms for the 2015-2016 school year?Read More ›

Booktalking "5 Levels of Gifted" by Deborah Ruf

Gifted kids are characterized by intensity, creativity, precocity, perfectionism, and idealism.Read More ›

Booktalking "Genius Denied" by Jan and Bob Davidson

Gifted kids are often bored in academic classes with their age-mates, and they do not share similar interests. Therefore, they can feel lonely and get depressed or angry if their educational and socio-emotional needs are not met. Luckily, there are some solutions. Read More ›

A Day in the Life of a Library Homeschooler

It seems that many of my favorite homeschooling blogs have been featuring “A Day in the Life” essays lately, and there have been a few nods to spending time at libraries, but no one mentions homeschooling exclusively using library materials. So, I will, because we do!Read More ›

Adult Learning Center Readers and Writers Inspired by Winter Storm Juno

Snowed out and what's a teacher to do?! You know the old adage about "You only have one chance to make a first impression." Somehow, just canceling class did not seem ideal. We improvised!Read More ›

The Jefferson Market University: Spring 2015

Browse the course catalog of our upcoming free classes in history, literature and the arts.Read More ›

Preparing for the NYS Regents Exams

For elementary and junior high school students, the week of January 26-30 will be a relaxing time off from school. For many high school students however, this week includes dreaded New York State Regents Exams. The New York Public Library offers helpful materials for last minute studying both in book and e-book form. Read More ›

lynda.com: Online Video Tutorials and Training

Access to lynda.com is now available for free with your library card. Find out what this resource can do for your career development.Read More ›

We Are New York: Language Learning at the Library

Learn about WANY and other opportunities to improve your language skills at the library.Read More ›

Class Act: Researching New York City Schools with Local History Collections

The history of education in New York City is fraught with strikes, moral stewardship, ethnic discrimination, caritas, religious debate, political bias, Fame, and Welcome Back, Kotter. This guide will serve as a springboard for researching primary and secondary school history at NYPL and elsewhere.Read More ›

Librarians Choose the Best Teachers in Children's Literature

Recently, we published a list of the most outstanding teachers in adult fiction, but now it's time to turn the spotlight on the teachers of children's literature! We asked NYPL librarians to share the children's books with the best teacher characters and to tell us what makes them extraordinary. Read More ›

Mentor a Middle Schooler

The New York Public Library is building a large-scale Out of School Time presence throughout its three boroughs, where we serve tens of thousands of children and youth every day. We are building a team of talented, committed and enthusiastic volunteer educators who recognize the NYPL’s role in enriching the lives of the young people we serve. Please consider joining us...Read More ›

Five Helpful Titles for Selecting a College

Start planning for college with books from the library.Read More ›

Banned Books Week 2014: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Programs for families during Banned Books Week.Read More ›

Alphabet Books: As Easy as ABC

It is never too early to read with your child. In fact, earlier this year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood formally recognized the importance of consistent and early exposure to the printed word. Read More ›
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