Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

Blog Posts by Subject: Language and Literature

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 

... Read More ›

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 

... Read More ›

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 

... Read More ›

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 

... Read More ›

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 

... Read More ›

A "Mad Men" Mystery Solved

I am a librarian. I like things to be in order. I like things to be complete, but I have been troubled for the past year. You see, Sally Draper was shown reading a book in Mad Men season four, episode five ("The Chrysanthemum and the Sword"), and I could not for the life of me figure out what that book was. The Mad Men Reading List was incomplete and, as a 

... Read More ›

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

For the week of January 15, 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 

... Read More ›

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

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

If any of you got a new iPhone, iPad or Android phone for the holidays, 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

... Read More ›

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

Wishing all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

For the week of January 1, 2012 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and paperback non-fiction.

If any of you got a new iPhone, iPad or Android phone for the holidays, 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 

... Read More ›

New Year's Resolution for 2012: Learn a New Language!

As 2011 slowly comes to an end, many of us are anxiously waiting for 2012 to arrive! Usually around this time — for some of the ambitious ones — we make New Year's resolutions. Can we actually keep them through the end of the year? Maybe. It depends on your resolutions and the goals you create to achieve them. Some have many resolutions for the year, such as creating and maintaining a 

... Read More ›

Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — December 25, 2011

Happy reading and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

For the week of December 25, 2011 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc. Have you checked out BiblioCommons? If you have an iPhone or Android phone, there is a free app!

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  

... Read More ›

My Library, English Conversation Edition: Meet Jonathan!

"I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about," quips Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. At Mid-Manhattan Library's English Conversation Hour for intermediate, advanced, and native English 

... Read More ›

Finding Jesus at NYPL: A Research Guide

Perhaps no person in human history is more controversial than Jesus of Nazareth. The parable above (among many other well known ones) came from Jesus in the New Testament of the Christian

... Read More ›

Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — December 18, 2011

For the week of December 18, 2011 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's picture books. Have you checked out Bibliocommons? If you have an iPhone or Android phone, there is a free app!

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

... Read More ›

Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — December 11, 2011

For the week of December 11, 2011 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and children's chapter books. Have you checked out Bibliocommons? If you have an iPhone or Android phone, there is a free app!

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

... Read More ›

Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — December 4, 2011

For the week of December 4, 2011, we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and paperback mass-market fiction. Have you checked out BiblioCommons? If you have an iPhone or Android phone, there is a free app!

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

... Read More ›

Find New York Times Bestsellers at NYPL — November 27, 2011

For the week of November 27, 2011 we have hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, and hardcover advice & misc. Have you checked out BiblioCommons? If you have an iPhone or Android phone, there is a free app!

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

... Read More ›

The Face of Intellectual Beauty: The New York Review of Books at 48

First published on February 1st, 1963, The New York Review of Books has been hailed to be one of the world's leading intellectual literary magazines. Known for its sharp and critical insights, commentaries and book reviews on culture, literature and current affairs, The NYRB has had much success in gaining attention from and written contributions by eminent scholars, intellectuals and writers such as Margaret Atwood,

... Read More ›

My Library, English Conversation Edition: Meet Licia!

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Gabon, Haiti, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Khazakhstan, Korea, Martinique, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen... What do all of these countries have in common? The English Conversation Hour at the

... Read More ›

What Kind of Reader?

What kind of reader are you?

And what is the nature of reading?

It’s a simple enough question, and like many simple questions, it doesn’t have a simple answer.

In If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler Italo Calvino explores this question. It’s ingenious how he does it, and it’s the subject of Hudson Park’s next book club meeting 

... Read More ›
Previous Page 4 of 20 Next

Chat with a librarian now