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Game of Thrones is Back! Now Where is it Going?

(Warning: I tried to eliminate any direct spoilers but links and comments may tell more then casual fans who are following the show's pace want to know. Fans who want to remain surprised can bookmark this post and come back after they have read the books or finished the show.) Read More ›

Novedades de Abril 2014: La primavera se apresura con más nuevas lecturas de romance, acción y aventura

Esta lista de libros recientes ofrece una variedad de historias de interés para empezar la primavera con nuevas lecturas que incluyen historias de romance, eróticas, ficción histórica, ciencia ficción, acción y aventura.Read More ›

On-Site Recruitment: Access-a-Ride Drivers

The New York State Department of Labor and GVC II will present an On-Site Recruitment for Access-a-Ride Drivers on Friday, April 11.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Photography on March 1, 2014

Photography has historically been rare in children's books, but it seems to be gaining in popularity. We had an interesting discussion in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building about this topic. Panelists included the following photographers: Nina Crews,

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Employing Individuals with Autism: Information and Customized Employment Ideas April 10

Autism Speaks and Job Path will present Employing Individuals with Autism: Information and Customized Employment Ideas on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street, Conference Room 018.Read More ›

Booktalking "Astra" by Chris Platt

Astra is an Arabian mare whom 13-year-old Lily is in love with. Only problem is that this mare was involved in the accident that caused her mother's death. Lily's father says no riding, and he is particularly wary of Astra. Luckily, though, he allows her to volunteer at neighboring Whispering Pines Ranch, where Astra lives, along with the other endurance racers. Lily finds it quite exciting to feed the horses and await their return from their long workouts.Read More ›

Writers' Club@Columbus: On War

Using Colum McCann’s descriptive approach as a model, we thought of war and writing and tried to inject ourselves into the scene.Read More ›

The Reader's Den: Epistolary Poetry for April

The Den is warm today With April sun Just in time For Poetry Month! More epistolary poetry: letters in the form of a poem.Read More ›

Craft Beer

Beer has only four ingredients: water and grain, mixed with some sort of spice, and fermented by yeast. This means it’s supposed to be easy to make. Just by changing the types of those ingredients, and their ratio you can brew pretty much every beer style. Read More ›

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 ›
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