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Girl Waits With Gun: A Novel by Amy Stewart

A fictionalization of a fascinating true story about Constance Kopp, one of America's first female deputy sheriffs. Read More ›

Book Recommendations on Node.js and React

Looking for a new book to read this month? Check out this monthly list of 100 books chosen by NYPL staff members on Staff Picks. Choose an age category, choose one or more themes that interest you to further filter the list, and then choose a book or ebook to borrow from NYPL.

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Booktalking "The Lost Girls" by John Glatt

Families plastered Cleveland with posters of their missing daughters. The three women were kept hidden for over a decade.Read More ›

Women, Activism, and Inspiration

Aug. 26 is Equality Day—so, we asked our expert NYPL staff members to recommend some books about women and activism, for all ages and in cultures all around the world.Read More ›

New York Welcomes Pope Francis

The Library has resources for adults, young adults and children, including works written in the Pope's own words.Read More ›

Booktalking "Dogtag Summer" by Elizabeth Partridge

Her Vietnamese name sounds like the call of shorebirds, but they call her Tracy in America.Read More ›

Fifty Shades of Hemingway

Perhaps as much has been written about Hemingway as was written by him.Read More ›

National Bestsellers at the Schomburg Gift Shop

The Shop continues to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement by celebrating prolific and emerging voices in black literature. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 30, 2015

Go Set a Watchman returns to the No. 1 spot this week, but two newcomers appear lower on the list. Read on!Read More ›

Jewish Genealogy: A Quick Online Guide

Find out how to get information about your Jewish roots. Links to vital records, Holocaust resources, name origins, and Jewish genealogy collections.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 ›

Dando la Bienvenida al Papa Francisco

Libros sobre el Papa Francisco.Read More ›

Podcast #75: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith on Race, Writing, and Relationships

There are few authors as smart, powerful, and visionary as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Zadie Smith. This week, we're proud to present them discussing clear writing, race, and relationships on the New York Public Library Podcast.Read More ›

Building Young Brains

Yet more scientific evidence has emerged that—shocker!—reading books is good for young children. So, the question isn’t WHETHER to read to kids, it’s WHAT to read.Read More ›

Superhero Songs From Presley and Melody

Presley and Melody have been performing at the library for years, and they always come up with new exciting shows and songs. This year, they made a show to coincide with the superhero summer reading theme. Read More ›

Travel: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Books and destinations from around the world were discussed at the most recent Open Book Night, and lots of recommendations were picked up along the way.Read More ›

What Would Amanda Palmer Read?

Amanda Palmer—author, performance artist, and fabulous supporter of the New York Public Library—devoted some serious time and patience to help promote children's literacy on August 20.Read More ›

Kate Claxton Head Shots: This Week Only

The cartes de visite, cabinet photographs and stereograms of Kate Claxton, an intensely photogenic actress.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Summer I Found You" by Jolene Perry

Dating your best friend's cousin is a murky business that Kate is not sure that she wants to venture into. Read More ›

A Little Light Bibliotherapy

We asked our expert NYPL staff members to recommend books that helped them stay sane and navigate life in Gotham.Read More ›
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