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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 ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 23

Recruitment events and job fairs happening in the week ahead.Read More ›

Online Research: Where to Start

The New York Public Library has a huge selection of online content to help with your research, whether it's finding a single article, tracing a family tree, writing a dissertation, or anything in between. Read More ›

Booktalking "Seven Days of Rage" by Paul LaRosa and Maria Cramer

The preppy-looking, 6'3", 23-year-old medical student was also a killer on Craigslist.Read More ›

The Longest Afternoon: Looking Back on Waterloo

Branden Simms has created an inspired work which provides a detailed look at how a small unit conducted itself in this period under extreme duress. His book is not only a military history, but a look at the actual people who took part in these events. He chronicles their lives on an almost hourly basis and we endure with them those momentous events that took place on that sultry afternoon 200 years ago on a small Belgian field. That farmland and structures remain active to this day which are owned by individuals aware of their historical significance. The author was privileged to 

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LVMH Fundamentals in Luxury Retail

Training in luxury retail. Free for qualifying individuals who are unemployed or underemployed.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Worst Princess" by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie

Princess Sue has done all of the right things. She grew her braids long. She waited patiently and looked hopefully out the tower window for her prince.Read More ›

#WorldPhotographyDay

August 19 is #WorldPhotographyDay so here are some recommendations of photography books from our collections.Read More ›

Podcast #74: Colson Whitehead on Poker

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library podcast, Colson Whitehead discusses poker. In 2011, the author traveled to the World Series of Poker, where he competed and reported back for Grantland. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 23, 2015

A new thriller from an old favorite took the No. 1 spot this week, with familiar titles rounding out the rest of the list. Read More ›

Booktalking "Pino and the Signora's Pasta" by Janet Pedersen

All of the feral cats of Rome eagerly anticipate the delicious pasta that is regularly brought by the Signora.Read More ›

Summer of Steampunk

High adventure, gears and gadgets, fantastical inventions, Victorian-era settings (or not)… the rise of steampunk gives authors of young-adult fiction rich new ground to tread.Read More ›

Networking To Your Next Job with Lisa Hennig

Helpful information for job searching, as well as networking within your career in order to perform your job better.Read More ›

NYPL @ ITP Innovation Lab

NYPL has digitized hundreds of thousands of objects and artifacts. How can we better integrate these into exhibitions and other experiences in physical spaces? On July 15 – 17, 2015, we had the fantastic opportunity to ask that question of participants in the first ever ITP Innovation Lab. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 16

Recruitment events and training sessions for the week ahead.Read More ›

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Wordless Picture Books

Many parents feel intimidated when they first encounter a wordless picture book. Then the possibilities set in: the child can make up the story, the story can change from reading to reading. Not to mention, the art in these wordless books is stunning.Read More ›
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