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A Guide for Those Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Life doesn't stop after diagnosis. Tips on collecting and organizing your medical information, and books and websites to help you on your path to recovery.Read More ›

Classroom Cross-Connections: Infectious Diseases

Teach students about Infectious Diseases in the context of Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts through nonfiction and other primary source material. Read More ›

September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If you'd like to understand why more wild animals are venturing into urban environments; to discover how the great impressionist Monet ate; to examine the Polaroid-Kodak patent war; to celebrate the music and poetry of Leonard Cohen; to learn how to beat fatigue; to explore the economic consequences of climate change; to relive a harrowing but heroic moment in Armenian history; to argue against suicide; or learn how to cope with the narcissists in your life, please join us this month!Read More ›

Yoga Books and DVDs

Here are some recommendations of yoga material from our collections for the days you can't make it to the yoga studio.Read More ›

Career Opportunity: Electronic Health Records Training

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a high percentage of jobs in Electronic Health Records Management (EHR) go unfilled each year because of a lack of qualified applicants. Jumpstart your career at Computer Center For Visually Impaired People (CCVIP).Read More ›

Cultivating Cupid at the Library

Resources on heart health and <3 health, both available with your library card.Read More ›

Substance Abuse: A Resource Guide For Young Adults

Addiction is a difficult disease to live with, no matter how old you are. As a teen, it may be especially hard. If you are looking for reading material about addiction or a place to go for help, the library is here. Read More ›

The Eyes Have It: Lenses and Vision Health

If you're wearing glasses or contact lenses while reading this, take a look at these eye-opening resources.Read More ›

Undetectable Flash Collective

In order to foster a community conversation about HIV and AIDS in dialogue with the Library’s major archives on the history of the AIDS crisis, The New York Public Library is hosting a project to create site-specific installations in four library branches—across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—that explore the ways that HIV and AIDS are currently affecting these local New York City communities.Read More ›

August Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Philosophical inquiry at the movies… a looming retirement crisis… familiar New York landmarks seen from unexpected angles… the birth of NYC’s power system… the language hoax… the hidden history of the mob in NYC… Tomorrow-Land, the 1964-1965 World’s Fair… the great Boston - New York subway race… the Kitty Genovese murder… the inventor of electric traction… the hospice movement… the makers of modern Manhattan…Read More ›

My Library: Alan

Here at the Kingsbridge Library we offer two meditation classes a week, which are among the most popular programs we offer. I recently caught up with Alan, who with his wife, Lioudmila, is one of our class leaders.Read More ›

Be Aware About Arthritis

Learn more about the statistics and types of arthritis, and resources available at the library.Read More ›

A Prophecy Before Our Time: The Gay Men’s Health Project Clinic Opens in 1972: Controversies and Legacies

Guest post Perry Brass.Read More ›

Homemade Natural Beauty Products Made Easy

The Epiphany Library is offering two workshops in April on making beauty products at home. While in the class we are specifically only making two items, lip balm and body scrub (both of which are surprisingly easy), there is also a section in which we discuss why someone would want to do this. Below is the presentation, some handy recipes and also books and websites for the budding beauty alchemist.Read More ›

Stroke: Medical Information and Social Services

Gaining understanding into the nature and condition of our health, including concepts particular to one's illness can be the best tool in addressing and coping with any medical condition. Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

A new approach to health care reform ... 20 years of Harlem Street Portraits ... humanist architecture ... The Extreme Life of the Sea ... New York City's unbuilt subways ... mothers ... the power of storytelling ... a century of candy ... New York's lost amusement parks ... the public library ... 11 missing men of WWII ... great city planning.Read More ›

Do You Snore at Night? Are You HIV+? Am I Going to Jail?

The politics around disclosure are complicated and they are not getting any easier.Read More ›

February Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Who was Miss Anne in 1920s Harlem? How did George Washington define the American presidency? What is keeping a majority of Americans from eating well? Can the world’s most endangered big cat be saved? How can we improve brain performance at any age? What fascinating stories does Murray Hill have to tell? Find out at Mid-Manhattan this month!Read More ›

On-Site Recruitment: Bilingual Home Health Aides in January

The New York State Department of Labor and Quality Health Care, Inc. will present On-Site Recruitments for Bilingual Home Health Aides.

Flushing, Queens

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

At the New York State Department of Labor,

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What Does a Brain Want? Alvaro Fernandez and the SharpBrains Team Put Brain Fitness to the Test

I hope you don't eat just one thing; I mean, lobster and chocolate layer cake are both outstanding taste treats, but a steady diet of either, or both? I don't think so... And if you only talk about one topic, or two, or three, your social life ain't goin' nowhere.

We crave variety, and—putting religious and metaphysical concerns aside—"we" pretty much are our brains.

Many have referred to the 21st century as the century of the brain. In 

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