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Booktalking "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" by Lee Israel

This book tells the story of how one author fell on hard times and decided to try her hand at selling valuable correspondence from prominent authors.Read More ›

Podcast #36: George Clinton on Bad Ideas and Inspiration

George Clinton spoke with us about rejected album cover concepts, Smokey Robinson, and inspiring Snoop Dogg. Most importantly, he urged, "Get off your ass and jam."Read More ›

Department of Labor on Wage Enforcement Strategy

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Dr. David Weil, administrator of the Department's Wage and Hour Division. Read More ›

More of Our Favorite, Most Absorbing, Compelling, and Pleasurable [True!] Tales of New York City… on Film

A few months ago, the NYPL Milstein Division of United States History, Local History & Genealogy put our collective local history obsessive minds together to bring you a list of our favorite NYC non-fiction books. Now we reveal our favorite New York documentaries. These documentary films best depict New York, either in moments or over lengths of time, providing a capsule of a New York experience.Read More ›

Great Historical Fiction for Teens, Just in Time for Autumn!

I don't know what it is about autumn but it puts me in the mood for history. Inspired by Octavian Nothing, here is a list of other historical fiction for teens.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Other Side" by Jacqueline Woodson

Clover notices a little girl on the other side of the fence. She wants to play with her and her friends, but everyone's mothers told them not to go over the fence. Read More ›

Working For Our Veterans Every Day

In celebration of Veterans Day 2014, Tom Perez, secretary of Labor, presents Working for Our Veterans Every Day.Read More ›

Celebrating All Veterans - Breaking Down Gender Barriers

In celebration of Veterans Day 2014, Dr. Nancy A. Glowacki, manager of the Women Veteran Program at the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service, presents Celebrating All Veterans - Breaking Down Gender Barriers.Read More ›

SIBL Hosts 2014 NYC Small Business Technology Expo

On a rainy November 6 SIBL hosted The 2nd annual NYC Small Business Technology Expo. This free event is part of a citywide initiative supported by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, Citi Community Development, and the The NYC Small Business Technology Coalition.Read More ›

The Good Jobs Strategy

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Mary Beth Maxiwell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and a senior advisor to Secretary Perez.Read More ›

Time Machine: Time Travel for the Fisher Price Set

The end of 20th century, when Fisher Price sold $100 time machines for children, was a wild time with a penchant for deregulation. How else could a civilization produce something as potentially disruptive as the 1987 Fisher Price PXL2000? Read More ›

Novedades de Noviembre 2014: ¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

El jueves 27 de Noviembre se festeja el Día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving). La siguiente lista selectiva de lectura además de ofrecer nuevos temas de salud, superación, y relación personal y laboral le dará un motivo más para dar las gracias y ¡celebrar!Read More ›

Working Families: The Elephant at the Roundtable

Latifa Lyles, director of the Women's Bureau, in her blog post, The Elephant at the Roundtable, affirms that quality and affordable child care should be a basic need, rather than a luxury.Read More ›

25 Years From the Fall: KGB and Cold War Reads

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, effectively and symbolically ending the Cold War. Twenty-five years later, we're still making sense of the decades of fear and east-west divisions. One need only watch FX's The Americans to see that the Cold War is still alive and well in the American imagination. As we look back at The Fall, here are the books we'll be reading.Read More ›

Booktalking "Eagle Song" by Joseph Bruchac

Danny does not fit in New York City with his long hair and Mohawk ways.Read More ›

Podcast #35: Neil Gaiman on Fairy Tales Revisited

Neil Gaiman, the beloved bestselling author of Coraline, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book, joined us for a special Halloween Live at NYPL event. He spoke about librarians, why he learned to read, and his first brush with "Hansel and Gretel."Read More ›

Fall, Fashion, Fabric and Films

This exhibit highlights the transition from summer to fall by celebrating iconic film stars of the mid-20th century and the looks we have come to associate with them.Read More ›

The Best YA Books I Read in 2014

One staff member's picks for the best young adult books this year.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 9

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of November 9 are available.Read More ›

Booktalking "Lumber Camp Library" by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Amazingly enough, these lumberjacks who topple logs every day are a little bit afraid of literature. Read More ›
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