Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

NYPL Blogs

Illuminating collections and services at The New York Public Library
Learn more »

The World of Sports: A Reading List from Open Book Night

We asked patrons to share a sports-related book for our June 12th Open Book Night and got a selection of titles that was as fascinating and varied as the subject of sports itself.Read More ›

Novedades de Julio 2015: ¡Disfrutando el Verano con un Libro en la Mano!

Qué estás leyendo este verano? He aquí una breve selección de nuevos temas sobre la salud para enterarte este verano como puedes mantenerte fuerte y sano!Read More ›

How the American Negro Theatre Shaped the Career of the Iconic Harry Belafonte

Farrah Lopez, our Communications Pre-professional, shares how our 75-year-old American Negro Theatre helped shape the career of the iconic Harry Belafonte.Read More ›

Soak Up the Sun with Award-Winning Nonfiction!

Why not use the summer to catch up on some Award-Winning Nonfiction?Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 28

United States Tennis Association will present a recruitment on Monday, June 29, 2015, 10 am - 6 pm,  for  Cleaner (250  Seasonal openings),  Court & Ground Crew (120 Seasonal openings),  Access Control Associate (90 Seasonal openings),  Parking  Lot Attendant (40 Seasonal openings), at Flushing Workforce 1 Career Center, 138-60 Barclay Avenue, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY 11355.

Western United Community Renewal Inc.  will 

... Read More ›

Color Philosophy and Synesthesia in Literature

Color perception changes with how different people view different wavelengths of light, and depending on where you live and when you live/lived, you may have a very different experience.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Negotiator" by Ben Lopez

A first-hand account of a fascinating and high stakes career. A Security companies, such as the one that employs Ben Lopez, work on negotiating ransom sums with the kidnappers and keeping everyone safe.Read More ›

Is 2015 Still 1984?

In honor of George Orwell's birthday, we're thinking about his classic, 1984, and all the prescient authors who told stories that still seem painfully topical.Read More ›

美国, 美国

移民到美國, 無論是初來步到或已落地生根, 每人背後都有一段故事. 七月四日是美國國慶. 在這歡樂的日子, 讓我們細細回味過去的甘苦, 以敞開心扉面对美好的將來.Read More ›

Booktalking "#Girlboss" by Sophia Amoruso

Sophia remembers her favorite pair of jeans at age six, and all of the clothing phases that she passed through. She never envisioned herself as the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, but that is exactly what she became. Read More ›

Seven Times Helen Keller Captured What it Means to Love Books

An author, political activist, and lecturer, Keller became one of the most inspiring figures of the twentieth century after publishing her autobiography The Story of My Life at age 22. What you may not know about Helen Keller, however, is that she was also a great lover of literature. Celebrate her birth with these seven Helen Keller quotes that capture what it means to love books.Read More ›

Employment Services for People with Disabilities

In an effort to support employment services for people with disabilities, the Institute For Career Development and Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) will present a career development program, Equally Strong - Job Search Best Practices for People with Disabilities and Veterans.Read More ›

Booktalking "Wanderville" by Wendy McClure

Driving a wagon with runaway horses, freedom from child labor, pining for parents to take care of them, and letting their imaginations run wild. The kids in this story have a bunch of fun…on their own.Read More ›

Love (& Reading) Make a Family

Readers of every age can celebrate PrideFest with new picture books (plus new editions of two honored classics) for LGBTQ families to read together.Read More ›

Podcast #66: Dan Savage on Monogamy

Dan Savage is one of the most intelligent, mordant, and deliciously fun voices discussing sex, relationships, and identity today. An advice columnist, activist, and author, Savage has written six works of nonfiction and created the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit aimed at preventing suicide amongst LGBT youth. Read More ›

Reader's Den: After Claude, Week 3

Thank you for joining us this month in the Reader’s Den, as we continue our year long focus on superheroes and anti-heroes, with the ultimate antiheroine, After Claude's Harriet.Read More ›

Learning Express Library: Practice Exams

Learning Express Library is a great resource to utilize to practice for any upcoming tests that one might have. Read More ›

“It’s Me, Singing, Gone But Here”: Honoring Poet Philip Levine

The Pulitzer prize-winning poet Philip Levine (b. 1928) died on February 14, 2015. His papers, housed in the New York Public Library’s Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American literature, is the source of a “flash exhibition” honoring his work and legacy (“It’s Me, Singing, Gone But Here”), on display in the Schwarzman Building’s McGraw Rotunda June 12–25.Read More ›

Adopt a Fur-ever Friend!

June is, in addition to usually being a resplendent, glorious month in terms of weather, a month replete with (hopefully!) permanent pairings in the form of weddings.While the tradition of humans of various backgrounds gazing into each other’s eyes whilst professing lifelong fealty and devotion, under all circumstances is a touching and noble one, there is another tradition that occurs all year round as well, but that is specially emphasized during the month of June: National Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month. Read More ›

Summer of STEAM

Last week, we brought you Summer of STEM; so this week, we're adding the arts into the mix. Here’s some new nonfiction for kids who want to get creative this summer.Read More ›
Previous Page 2 of 276 Next

Chat with a librarian now