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Booktalking "Lizard Love" by Wendy Townsend

Grace loves reptiles. She paints snakes, Nile monitors and chameleons on her jacket. Walter at Fang and Claw, a reptile pet store, is jealous; he wishes that he had a jacket like hers.Read More ›

Protecting Workers from Intimidation, Retaliation

This is the Labor Department blog post authored by Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor. In his post, Tom asserts that intimidation and retaliation in the workplace are against the law, the department will use every enforcement tool including litigation, civil money penalties, liquidated damages, debarment, and warrants to protect workers' rights and may even seek temporary restraining orders to protect workers and their wages while the department's investigation continues.Read More ›

Beware the Cat: 13 Tales to Read with Your Cat This Halloween

Grumpy Cat, Henri, the Existential Cat, Lil Bub, Colonel Meow… Sure, cats are the stars of social media nowadays but beware of crossing them—as these tales illustrate.Read More ›

Eight Underrated Young Adult Fantasy Series

Fins, The Syrena Legacy, Lumatere Chronicles and more.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Here he tells us a bit about himself as a reader.Read More ›

Podcast: Marjane Satrapi on Intelligence and Humor

In this episode is Marjane Satrapi, the graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author who brought us Persepolis. She spoke about the liabilities of learning English from American movies, ignorance, and the intelligence required for a sense of humor.Read More ›

Booktalking "Second Impact" by David Klass

Football is the lifeblood of this small Jersey town, and the administration does not react kindly to negative publicity about its prized sport.Read More ›

6.8 Million Latino Workers

In celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month, Kelly Fay Rodriguez, assistant to the executive vice president at AFL-CIO, presents this Labor Department guest blog, 6.8 Million Latino Workers, advocating for policies that will ensure workers earn a decent living wage. Read More ›

Page-Turners for All Tastes

Our reader asked us to recommend a good page turner for a long plane ride. Here are some titles you will want to read in one sitting from a variety of genres.Read More ›

Stories of Work: Sí, se puede

In celebration of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, Carl Fillichio, head of the Labor Department's Office of Public Affairs presents this blog, Stories of Work: Si, se puede, featuring 14 books about Hispanic and work suggested via public submission by ordinary people to the Department's ongoing list of Books that Shaped Work in America. We've linked them to the New York Public Library catalog.Read More ›

Three is the Magic Number: Trilogies You May Not Have Known Were Trilogies

The Hunger Games, Divergent, Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy—when you cannot get enough of a character or just don't want the story to end, three is a welcome number. These popular trilogies need no further introduction, but here are some titles you may be surprised to learn, are also part of a trilogy.Read More ›

差館詭事 == Chai guan gui shi

差館詭事: 我的十年警察生涯离奇见闻 == Chai guan gui shi : wo de shi nian jing chao sheng ya li qi jian wenRead More ›

Podcast: Jane Smiley on Living with Characters

The New York Public Library Podcast brings you the best of the Library's author talks, live events, and other bookish curiosities. In our most recent episode, author Jane Smiley visited NYPL for Books at Noon, where she discussed the origins of her trilogy The Last Hundred Years, the hard part about living with characters for one hundred years of their lives, and her middle school reading tastes. Read More ›

Our Improved Locations Finder—Now In Beta

With thousands of people every day trying to find or planning to visit one of over 90 NYPL branches, the Locations section is the most heavily visited part of the website after the homepage. We’ve been testing our new version internally for a couple of months now and we’re ready to open it up to the public for beta testing.Read More ›

Haunted Children Book List

As you will see, my obsession with horror began in elementary school when my reading list consisted mostly of ghost tales. Thanks to the following authors I often found myself reading under the covers with a flashlight late at night. Read More ›

2014 Financial Planning Day at SIBL - A Big Success!

On October 17, 2014 hundreds of people came to SIBL for classes, database presentations, counseling, coaching and to talk to Financial Fair Participants during our 2014 Financial Planning Day.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of October 27

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of October 27 are available.Read More ›

Fighting for Hispanic Safety on the Job

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Diana Cortez, Area Director for OSHA in Tarrytown, New York. Read More ›

Conducting Genealogical Research Using Newspapers

Historical newspapers are useful tools for history and genealogy research. They can be searched for ancestors’ death notices/obituaries, personal announcements and celebrations, community involvement, social news and gossip, lodge and club news, employment ads, real estate transactions, legal notices, casualty lists, military news, criminal activity, and much more.Read More ›

Hear and Share Your Hurricane Sandy Stories with Sandy Storyline's Exhibit

In recognition of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, The New York Public Library is partnering with Sandy Storyline to present an opportunity to hear and share first person stories of recovery and remembrance.Read More ›
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