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Booktalking "The Incredible Book Eating Boy" by Oliver Jeffers

Henry has a voracious appetite for books, and he cannot stop consuming them. One day, he gets bored, so he sneaks a taste of a single page, which leads to a chapter, and eventually an entire book.Read More ›

An Incommensurable Grief... Louis Moreau Gottschalk on Lincoln's Assassination

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the final battles of the Civil War, followed all too closely by the anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination. The Library for the Performing Arts has materials that document this time period.Read More ›

Du papier au Web : créez vos propres cartes interactives

Comment créer vos propres cartes géo-référencées à l’aide d’outils Web gratuits.Read More ›

Waiting for "Downton Abbey" 2015!

It’s going to be rough wait, but we will do it together and somehow find other books and films to fill the Downton-sized hole in our hearts.Read More ›

Mango Languages: Travel the World

Want to learn a new language? Do you know that we have a service that provides visual and auditory instruction for 64 different languages?Read More ›

Schomburg Treasures: The Menu Collection

The Schomburg Center's menu collection is now available in the NYPL's Digital Collections.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 12

Training and recruitment events at SAGEWorks, CVS, St. Nicks Alliance, BWI, and more.Read More ›

Oral Histories for National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month, dedicated to educating the public about one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities. The New York Public Library’s “Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience” project recently interviewed two young men, who shared their very different experiences coping with life on the autism spectrum.

As a child, Dalton Whiteside moved with his mother from Tennessee to Europe and North Africa and then to New York 

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Kentucky Horse Park: Museums and More

Lexington, Kentucky is the "Horse Capital of the World." While Louisville hosts the Kentucky Derby, horse farms abound throughout the state. For me, Lexington's prime asset is the amazing Kentucky Horse Park, which I was fortunate enough to visit. I participated in 4-H Horse Bowl, which is a jeopardy-like game involving trivia questions. Our team received 1st place in New York State in the 1990s, so we were invited 

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Open Job Opportunity: Brooklyn Navy Yard Employment Center

A Brooklyn Navy Yard business that designs and manufactures protective equipment for military and law enforcement groups has an opening in the Human Resources function.Read More ›

For the Love of Poetry

I always tell kids that it is okay if they are not fans of a certain genre or literary form as there is something in the library for everyone. You never know when you will find something, like a silly poem about boogers, that will tickle your funny bone and get you excited about reading. Read More ›

Ask the Author: Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma comes to Books at Noon next Wednesday, April 15 to discuss his latest work, Family Life: A Novel. We asked him six questions about what he likes to read.Read More ›

Books for a New Utopia

Imagine an apocalypse that doesn't destroy the people or the planet, just everything we have built and all knowledge/memory of building it. What books would you like to survive to guide in the building of a new utopia? Why that book?Read More ›

Let's Go! Road Trip Picks For Kids

For many of us who come from large families, the only way we were able to visit new places was by driving. Here are some great titles for children to enjoy while on a family road trip.Read More ›

Great Poetry by Your Favorite Fiction Writers

So you "love to read, but don't like poetry"? Get ready to see your favorite fiction authors in a whole new light.Read More ›

Booktalking "Get Real" by Mara Rockliff

Cheap stuff wreaks havoc on the environment. Read More ›

Ask the Author and Illustrator: Lost in NYC

Join us for a Kids LIVE event April 13th at the Allerton Library in the Bronx and meet the author and illustrator of Lost in NYC. We talked to them both recently about what they like to read.Read More ›

The Arm That Clutched the Torch: The Statue of Liberty’s Campaign for a Pedestal

France proposed to bestow the Statue of Liberty to the United States, while Americans were asked to fundraise for its pedestal. The plan to raise money? Her arm went on tour.Read More ›

Podcast #55: Azar Nafisi on the Freedom to Read

This week in the New York Public Library podcast, we're sharing Nafisi's recent appearance at LIVE from the NYPL in which she discussed reading, freedom, and entertainment.Read More ›

Our Favorite Female Characters

We asked our staff about their favorite female characters. Here are some they highly recommend for kids, teens and adults alike.

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