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Shakespeare Week April 23-27 and Romeo and Juliet

Since in less than a week you will have heard a terrific lecture incorporating and marmorializing [sic] Romeo and Juliet, I thought to prime the pump with a reprint of an earlier post: The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper.  It is still one of my favorite, for joyous, books.


Enough of the oceanic understanding of Dickens, the truth and tragedy of Balzac, the flawless technique of Sylvia 

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Shakespeare Week April 23-27 and Poems about Shakespeare

Its'a comin'.  Five presentations on Him.  At 1:15 in the South Court Auditorium at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. 

In the meantime, last night at the Columbia Shakespeare Seminar, a friend and I began to explore the 

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Shakespeare Week April 23-27 and How to Boil an Egg

It's coming up, 5 lectures from really smart people on the one and only Mr. William "Bard" Shakespeare.

Hamlet, Hamlet (redux) Taming of the 

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Shakespeare Week at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building - April 23 to 27

It's here again, featuring the one and only Robert Armitage, Humanities Bibliographer and Blogger Extraordinaire, and 4 cracker-jack scholars from the Wertheim Study.

Full disclosure is here, but in short - (each at 1:15 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — April 15, 2012

For the week of April 15, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc. books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — April 8, 2012

For the week of April 8, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's picture books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have a library 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — April 1, 2012

For the week of April 1, 2012, we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's series.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have a library card 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — March 25, 2012

For the week of March 25, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and paperback advice & misc.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have a 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — March 18, 2012

For the week of March 18, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have a 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — March 11, 2012

For the week of March 11, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's picture books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have a library 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — March 4, 2012

For the week of March 4, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's paperback books.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin. 

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have a 

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The "Mad Men" Reading List

You might remember my original list, which will always be available here.   

This revised list will be easier to follow and, like my previous list, it will be updated as books appear in new episodes. Details on literary references will continue in the comments field. As mentioned in my original blog post, some of the books on the list are featured more prominently in the series than others, but all are a great way to gain insight into the episodes and the social and cultural times in which the 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — February 26, 2012

For the week of February 26, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and paperback non-fiction.

If any of you has a new iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — February 19, 2012

For the week of February 19, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library. Don't have a 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — February 12, 2012

For the week of February 12, 2012, we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's picture books.

If any of you has a new iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your Library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local library

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — February 5, 2012

For the week of February 5, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's chapter books.

If any of you has a new iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your Library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — January 29, 2012

For the week of January 29, 2012, we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and paperback mass-market fiction.

If any of you has a new iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your Library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local 

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Thomas Paine and "Common Sense"

Thomas Paine was born 275 years ago on January 29. He died in 1809 at 59 Grove Street in New York City, where a plaque marks his passing.

Paine’s writings, especially Common Sense, helped the American cause in the Revolution, and John Adams credited him with a crucial role in the winning of that war.

Paine was not shy in 

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From Masailand to Tompkins Square Library: A Journey in Literacy

Last year, Victoria joined a basic reading and writing class at Tompkins Square Library's Center for Reading and Writing. She agreed to speak with me about her experience so far and what brought her here.

Where are you from?

I grew up in Kenya, in the Masailand, in a village with 10 huts.

What other languages do you speak besides English?

I speak the Masai language and Swahili, and other tribal languages: Kikuyu, Luo, and Kamba. I came to America in 1986. I speak English every day, but 

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Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — January 22, 2012

For the week of January 22, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc.

If any of you has a new iPhone, iPad or Android phone, there is a free app! Use it with your Library card/username and pin.

Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local 

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