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31 Bookish, Brainy, Beautiful Blogs for Readers

November is National Blog Posting Month, so we're celebrating with some of our favorite blogs for the bibliophile.Read More ›

What are you Reading: Carlos Alazraqui

Find out what the Rocko's Modern Life and Reno 911 star likes to read.Read More ›

Coming Spring 2016: Greenwich Village Ephemera Project!

Jefferson Market Library is looking for volunteers to loan us small, personal objects that tell a story.Read More ›

The Essential Board Book Library

Board books—those thick little books with the hard pages made of paperboard—can withstand teething, stacking, and the whims of toddlerhood.Read More ›

14 Quotes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

I have finally completed year two of my Harry Potter journey. Here are some of my favorite quotes from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling:Read More ›

Podcast #87: Elvis Costello on the Internet, Records, and Imitation

Elvis Costello's voice is unmistakably his own, and for nearly four decades his music has earned him fans around the world. The singer-songwriter is also now the author of a memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. This week for the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Elvis Costello discussing the long memory of the internet, influential records, and imitation.Read More ›

Printing Women: Alyson Shotz

Please click the image to view Alyson Shotz's blog post on the process of making her Sequent series. The exhibition, 'Printing Women' focuses on Henrietta Louisa Koenen’s (1830–1881) collection and signals women’s continuing participation in printmaking as well as the Library’s longstanding commitment to acquiring and exhibiting prints made by women from around the world. Read More ›

Five From Dalkey Archive

In continuation of the Three (or more) Series: Dalkey Archive's specialty lies within curating and bringing forth names in literature that are often left out of the conversation. Many of these titles fall under avant garde, while others are titles that have been forgotten about, or never translated for the English speaking world.Read More ›

Recent Acquisitions in the Jewish Division: November 2015

The following titles on our Recent Acquisitions Display are just a few of our new books, which are available at the reference desk in the Dorot Jewish Division. Catalog entries for the books can be found by clicking on their covers.Read More ›

NYPL TeenLIVE: Adam Silvera Returns to the Bronx at Francis Martin Library

October 21 was a great day for the Bronx. Why, you might ask? Because debut author Adam Silvera got the opportunity to speak to teens from his neck of the boroughs since the release of More Happy Than Not.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: November 22, 2015

Michael Connelly, Nora Roberts, Stephen King and John Grisham and The Martian rank in the top five. No strangers to the bestseller list this week.Read More ›

Seeing Double: Twins in Teen Fiction

Over the last few years while I’ve been reading young adult books for our Best Books For Teens committee, I noticed many books featuring twins as characters. Sometimes they had a strong emotional or spiritual connection, sometimes their personalities were total opposites of each other, and sometimes they could even impersonate each other. Here are ten YA novels featuring twins—sometimes as friends, sometimes as enemies, but always as family.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Latino Literature on October 31, 2015

I was excited to learn about Latino literature for youth on October 31 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. We had some very interesting panelists, including Daniel Jose Older, Adam Silvera, Sonia Manzano, Torrey Maldonado, and Crystal Velasquez. Read More ›

Reader's Den November - Hell Hath No Fury: Gone Girl, Medea, and the Allure of the Femme Fatale, Part 2

Both Gone Girl and Medea feature two classic examples of the Femme Fatale archetype. In this installment of the Reader's Den, we will examine the appearance of the vengeful female or femme fatale as portrayed in film. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 15

Job opportunities and recruitment events for the week ahead.Read More ›

Novedades de Noviembre 2015: ¡Celebrando el Día de Acción de Gracias!

¡Adivina que tenemos de lectura y de cocina…temas de autoayuda, romance y recetas divinas!Read More ›

Happy Birthday to Everyone's Favorite White Whale

Saturday, November 14 marks the anniversary of the publication of Melville's masterpiece, Moby-Dick. In honor of this occasion, I made a "cool, collected dive" into the Library's collections, to share early editions, illustrated works, whale charts, and even scrimshaw—works that speak to the universe within this leviathan of a novel. Read More ›

The Process Behind the Produce: What's In Your Food?

Recent books on food processing and additives.Read More ›

Grant Opportunity: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program

Did you know that the Office of Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education offers grants to K-12 and postsecondary educators and administrators to study and travel abroad?Read More ›

Telling the Stories of the Trans Community

“Write what you know,” they say. So, for TransgenderAwareness Month, we present trans authors (and one author with trans family members) who’ve written memorable trans characters—one book for children, one for young adults, and one for adults.

Nevada by Imogen Binni

Maria, a young trans punk, made a life for herself in New York City. But 

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