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NYPL Ask the Author: Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta discusses Tolkien, football stories, and how to eat alone. Read More ›

To the Left: The Nation Online Archive

The entire run of the Nation, from its first issue in 1865 to the present (save for the most recent month) is online through The Nation Archive, which is available only at the four research centers of the New York Public Library. Read More ›

Acting on Climate Change

From rising sea levels worsening the storm surge during Superstorm Sandy to the increase in extreme weather events, effects of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change are being deeply felt around the world with every passing day. But far from feeling helpless about a global situation, there are positive actions you can take, from the political to the personal, to point us in a better direction. In light of two New York City events, the U.N. Climate Summit this September 23 and the People’s Climate March on September 21, here is a consolidation of some resources on the topic.Read More ›

Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me....

You may have been tagged in a social media chain making the rounds in which you are supposed to list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. The goal is not to overthink it; simply take a few minutes and answer.Read More ›

Tycoons: Real and Imagined

Whether you're a penny pincher or a big spender, tycoons offer a wealth of fascinating stories. These books, both fiction and nonfiction, dramatize big business. From captains of industry to investment bankers, these money bags characters have stories worth their weight in gold.Read More ›

Constitution Day at the Bronx Library Center

The birth of our government is celebrated on September 17, also known as Constitution Day.Read More ›

Booktalking "Twisted" by Laurie Halse Anderson

Seventeen-year-old Tyler Miller has a probation officer now. Apparently, this makes him a lot cooler at school. At least beautiful Bethany Milbury seems to think so.Read More ›

Author Lori Majewski Takes Us Into a "Mad World" of '80s New Wave

Majewski's illustrated lecture brought together an eclectic crowd: hardcore new wavers, music industry insiders, as well as those with just a casual interest. Her enthusiasm rekindled my new wave appreciation, and I had some follow-up questions about Mad World and beyond.Read More ›

Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley reminds all of us children to beware of goblins.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of September 15

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of September 15 are available.Read More ›

What Was on Your High School English Reading List?

It feels like it's been a long, long, long time since I've sat in a high school English class. I remember them really well, though. Read More ›

Sanitation Worker Exam 2015

New York City is giving another exam to those who want to be a part of New York's Strongest.Read More ›

Higher Wages, a Stronger Bottom Line and Job Growth

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Patrick Reimherr, Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Labor. He stated that economists have pointed out that "a minimum-wage increase could have a small stimulative effect on the economy as low-wage workers spend their additional earnings, raising demand and job growth, and providing some help on the jobs front."Read More ›

Booktalking "Somebody Up There Hates You" by Hollis Seamon

They've got spirit; they're not depressed. 17-year-old Richie and 15-year-old Sylvie think that they are in love; they have terminal cancer, and they live in hospice care. Every minute they can find, Richie and Sylvie spend together. Read More ›

My Fall Reading List: YA Series from Marie Lu and More

I would recommend the Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu to anyone, teen or adult.Read More ›

Новые Поступления в Библиотеку Mid-Manhattan Сентябрь 2014

Любовь, во всех ее формах и перевоплощениях , является темой нашего блога за сентябрь 2014 года. В библиотеку Mid-Manhattan поступилo множество книг о иностранных и исторических ритуалах сопровождающих возвышенные чувства. Read More ›

Booktalking "A Death-Struck Year" by Makiia Lucier

Cleo Berry is a 17-year-old schoolgirl in Oregon in 1918 when her school closes due to the Spanish influenza epidemic. In order to stave off boredom, she signs up to volunteer with the Red Cross. Read More ›

Summer May Be Over, But Heat Safety is Not

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been engaged in a national Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. In this campaign, OSHA emphasizes the importance of acclimatization, which is the process of gradually building up workloads and exposure to heat by taking frequent breaks for water and rest in shade or air conditioning. You will learn more about how to beat the heat from the Department of Labor blog post, Summer May Be Over, But Heat Safety is Not, authored by Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.Read More ›

Mark My Words: Printers’ Marks in the Rare Book Division

The penguin. The borzoi. When we peruse our bookshelves, we see spines decorated with the symbols of publishing houses. But this tradition is not modern: starting with the second book ever printed, members of the trade were making their presence known. These marks were words and illustrations carved into wood and included at the beginning or end of a book to indicate the printer responsible. In NYPL’s Rare Book Division, we have a treasure trove of printers’ marks to explore. Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: September 2014

Here are some new noteworthy titles that may or may not be receiving the attention they deserve.Read More ›
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