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Glimpses of Alice

To celebrate Lewis Carroll’s upcoming birthday—and my un-birthday!—let’s venture down the rabbit hole to explore depictions of Alice, his most famous creation, here at the library.Read More ›

Finding the Right Nonfiction Book For You

Reading nonfiction books can open your eyes to different subjects and make you see them in a new light, and I’m not just saying that because I haven’t eaten a burger from McDonald’s since I read Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. Reading nonfiction books can change your perspective in both small and profound ways. Read More ›

Thrills, Chills and Romance: The New Gothic Genre

Do you shiver at the thought of winds whistling down the Yorkshire moors and waves crashing against the Cornish coast? Wrap yourself up in one of these cozy gothic romance titles.Read More ›

Podcast #44: Joyce Carol Oates on Inspiration and Obsession

Joyce Carol Oates has given us some of the most frightening and elegant stories in American letters. Her impressive creative output has included novels, short stories, and memoir. We were lucky to have the author deliver the Robert B. Silvers lecture, entitled "Is the Uninspired Life Worth Living?"Read More ›

Long Distance Grandparenting

My desire to stay close to my west coast granddaughter led me to the library for solutions. Read More ›

往事並不如煙 || Wang shi bing bu ru yan

The Early Proposed Railways for New York City, Part 1

"Everybody in New York wants rapid transit, but, strange to say, the moment that anybody sets to work with a definite plan for its realization, they are vigorously opposed and the work prevented." Looking at some of the early proposed (and sometimes partially built) railways for New York City for which the Science, Industry and Business Library has visual materials.Read More ›

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and DVDs For Children

On Monday, January 19, 2015 we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are some book and DVD recomendations about Martin Luther King Jr. for children.Read More ›

7 Facts You May Not Know About Susan Sontag

In 1972, Susan Sontag wrote in her journal, "I want to make a New Year's prayer, not a resolution. I'm praying for courage." And intellectual courage is, indeed, one of the great legacies of the writer's career. Today, January 16, we celebrate Sontag's birthday by re-reading her journals, those intimate musings and half-musings. Read More ›

The Reader's Den: The Stranger, Part 2

This week we look at the author, Albert Camus, and offer a few questions for discussion.Read More ›

Preparing for the NYS Regents Exams

For elementary and junior high school students, the week of January 26-30 will be a relaxing time off from school. For many high school students however, this week includes dreaded New York State Regents Exams. The New York Public Library offers helpful materials for last minute studying both in book and e-book form. Read More ›

Sesame Street and the People In Your Neighborhood

Beyond the animation cels, drawings, media and the amazing experience of seeing the Muppets up close, the exhibition, "Somebody Come and Play,” lets us see and hear the way that research and entertainment/production values inform each other to create memorable moments. And, since the 1970-1971 season, those moments have include Jeffrey Moss’ song “Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?”Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: January 2015, Part 1

A look at recent books available in translation.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 18

Recruitment sessions this week for Home Health Aides, Delivery Drivers, Pest Control Technician, and more.Read More ›

Then & Now: Dinanda Nooney in 1970s Brooklyn

Between January 1978 and April 1979, Nooney networked her way through Brooklyn documenting residences and their occupants, asking each for a referral to another willing subject. Over 150 families or individuals entrusted her to capture glimpses into their private worlds and personal tastes.Read More ›

Affordable Housing and Home Buying Assistance in NYC

Finding affordable housing in New York City can be a tedious and sometimes frustrating process. In large part it is difficult because many people don't know what organizations to reach out to or what websites to visit. We've listed sites that provide information on renting and buying a home as well as programs to assist in becoming a home owner. Read More ›

lynda.com: Online Video Tutorials and Training

Access to lynda.com is now available for free with your library card. Find out what this resource can do for your career development.Read More ›

Get Ready for Halftime! Find Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz at the Library

The Super Bowl is coming up. That means nachos, wings, funny commercials, football, and an always-entertaining halftime show.Read More ›

Visible Lives Oral History Experience: Playing the Hand She Was Dealt

This is a guest post by Joanne Dillon, interviewer for Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Joanne conducted her first interview for the project with storyteller Ann Chiapetta on Saturday, December 20. After you read her post, you can listen to Joanne's interview with Ann.Read More ›

Avez-vous fait des résolutions pour la nouvelle année?

Pour vous y inspirer, on vous propose ci-dessous quelques titres disponibles à la bibliothèque de New York (NYPL) sur des sujets tels que: activité physique, nutrition et épanouissement personnel. Bonne et heureuse année 2015!Read More ›
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