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ACCION: Want to Work Supporting Small Business?

Accion East is a nonprofit organization with a nationwide reach that has helped thousands of small business owners grow and thrive. A recognized leader in U.S. microfinance, they help small business owners use microloans to build their businesses. They are part of the U.S. Accion Network, the largest domestic microlending network, with over $272 million lent since inception in 1991.Read More ›

NYPL Ask the Author: Joseph O'Neill and Hal Foster

For this installment, we're doubling down with Joseph O'Neill and Hal Foster before they discuss O'Neill's new novel The Dog, which he wrote during his Cullman Fellowship in 2009-2010. Read More ›

Genre Fiction with Hispanic Characters

Genre fiction suggestions with Hispanic characters.Read More ›

Christopher Pike and the Thirst Series

Thirst is the epic tale of Alisa, a five thousand-year-old vampire. She is on the run from her maker who wants her dead.Read More ›

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library: An Insider Look

This library provides services for blind customers in all five boroughs of New York City and Long Island.Read More ›

Apprenticeship Opportunities in New York City

The following recruitment information is from the New York State Department of Labor. Read More ›

NYPL Ask the Author: Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta discusses Tolkien, football stories, and how to eat alone. Read More ›

To the Left: The Nation Online Archive

The entire run of the Nation, from its first issue in 1865 to the present (save for the most recent month) is online through The Nation Archive, which is available only at the four research centers of the New York Public Library. Read More ›

Acting on Climate Change

From rising sea levels worsening the storm surge during Superstorm Sandy to the increase in extreme weather events, effects of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change are being deeply felt around the world with every passing day. But far from feeling helpless about a global situation, there are positive actions you can take, from the political to the personal, to point us in a better direction. In light of two New York City events, the U.N. Climate Summit this September 23 and the People’s Climate March on September 21, here is a consolidation of some resources on the topic.Read More ›

Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me....

You may have been tagged in a social media chain making the rounds in which you are supposed to list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. The goal is not to overthink it; simply take a few minutes and answer.Read More ›

Tycoons: Real and Imagined

Whether you're a penny pincher or a big spender, tycoons offer a wealth of fascinating stories. These books, both fiction and nonfiction, dramatize big business. From captains of industry to investment bankers, these money bags characters have stories worth their weight in gold.Read More ›

Constitution Day at the Bronx Library Center

The birth of our government is celebrated on September 17, also known as Constitution Day.Read More ›

Booktalking "Twisted" by Laurie Halse Anderson

Seventeen-year-old Tyler Miller has a probation officer now. Apparently, this makes him a lot cooler at school. At least beautiful Bethany Milbury seems to think so.Read More ›

Author Lori Majewski Takes Us Into a "Mad World" of '80s New Wave

Majewski's illustrated lecture brought together an eclectic crowd: hardcore new wavers, music industry insiders, as well as those with just a casual interest. Her enthusiasm rekindled my new wave appreciation, and I had some follow-up questions about Mad World and beyond.Read More ›

Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley reminds all of us children to beware of goblins.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of September 15

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of September 15 are available.Read More ›

What Was on Your High School English Reading List?

It feels like it's been a long, long, long time since I've sat in a high school English class. I remember them really well, though. Read More ›

Sanitation Worker Exam 2015

New York City is giving another exam to those who want to be a part of New York's Strongest.Read More ›

Higher Wages, a Stronger Bottom Line and Job Growth

This is the Department of Labor blog post authored by Patrick Reimherr, Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Labor. He stated that economists have pointed out that "a minimum-wage increase could have a small stimulative effect on the economy as low-wage workers spend their additional earnings, raising demand and job growth, and providing some help on the jobs front."Read More ›

Booktalking "Somebody Up There Hates You" by Hollis Seamon

They've got spirit; they're not depressed. 17-year-old Richie and 15-year-old Sylvie think that they are in love; they have terminal cancer, and they live in hospice care. Every minute they can find, Richie and Sylvie spend together. Read More ›
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