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Book Notes From The Underground: April 2014

Here are some new noteworthy titles that may or may not be receiving the attention they deserve.Read More ›

On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides in April

The New York State Department of Labor and The Avondale Care Group, LLC and New Partners Inc. will present On-Site Recruitments for Home Health Aides in the following locations.Read More ›

A Library Branch in the Woods

A walk in the woods, a guy with a rake... history uncovered.Read More ›

Bronx Educational Opportunity Center Job Fair April 9

The Bronx Educational Opportunity Center will present a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 9.Read More ›

I'm Sending You to the Graveyard! YuGiOh and Magic at Chatham Square

At the Chatham Square Branch, the children and teens that join together in groups send one clear message to each other when playing two certain card games: I’M SENDING YOU TO THE GRAVEYARD! Read More ›

TASC Resources: Find Free Classes and Test Prep for the High School Equivalency Exam (Formerly GED)

New York State has selected a new high school equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) to replace the General Educational Development (GED) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma effective January 2, 2014.Read More ›

On-Site Recruitment: School Safety Officer, Traffic Enforcement Agent and Police Officer April 7 and 18

The New York State Department of Labor and the New York City Police Department will present On-Site Recruitment Information Sessions for School Safety Officer, Traffic Enforcement Agent and Police Officer on Monday, April 7 and Friday, April 18, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New York State Department of Labor, Bronx Workforce 1 Career Center, 400 E. Fordham Road, 7th Floor (Classroom #1), Bronx, N.Y. 10458.Read More ›

In Praise of Board Games

The next time we had "no-computer/board game time" I was amazed at the reaction from our regulars. When asked the same question and replying with the standard answer, I heard an exuberant "Ooh! We can play board games now? "Read More ›

Writers' Club@Columbus: Homelessness Part 2. Thoughts, Monologues and Poetry

We have been talking about and thinking about the homeless over the last few weeks.Read More ›

Recent Activity in the Raphael Lemkin Papers

To honor April as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, this post recounts recent efforts to bring more attention to the Polish philologist and international lawyer who coined the word genocide. The Raphael Lemkin papers have been safely held at NYPL since 1982. We expect more people will realize the significance of this collection as scholars, researchers, and the general public discover the life and achievement of Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959.)Read More ›

Free Programs at New Dorp Library: April 2014

Programs for children, teens and adults at Staten Island's New Dorp Library this month.Read More ›

Teen Romances For Readers Who Hate Romance Novels

I have to admit that I’m a tough audience when it comes to romance novels. Whenever I see a book that promises readers a heart-pounding romance, often featuring someone looking dramatically windswept on the cover, my first instinct is to look at it and laugh.Read More ›

Stroke: Medical Information and Social Services

Gaining understanding into the nature and condition of our health, including concepts particular to one's illness can be the best tool in addressing and coping with any medical condition. Read More ›

Diversity Employment Day Career Fair April 9

City Career Fair will present New York's 14th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, show hours 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Holiday Inn Midtown, 440 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.Read More ›

Booktalking "Pass It Down" by Leonard Marcus

Picture books run in the family... sometimes. This is the story of five families in which the talent for illustration and text has passed through the generations.Read More ›

Sparrows and Heroes, or Why Poetry?

After the winter we've had, I've been really looking forward to April. With the longer daylight hours, signs of green, and chances to enjoy the city's parks and rivers without shivering, I feel something in my brain waking up and it seems natural to break out the poetry.Read More ›

Jerome Robbins Dance Division Annual Report FY 2013 Now Available

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s latest Annual Report FY 2013 is now online on the Library’s website documenting another full and active year for the Dance Division. The number of public programs produced by the Dance Division this year was exceptional and included three Flamenco programs, three African programs with Robert Farris Thompson, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and Djoniba Mouflet, and the program with Princess Norodom Buppha Devi in conversation with Peter Sellars. Read More ›

Book List for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Read More ›

More Young Adult Novels Becoming Blockbuster Movies

Multiple YA books are hitting theaters and the trend does not seem to be slowing down, especially for multi-book series. Read More ›
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