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Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 15

Education and recruitment events from SAGE, Per Scholas, NYPD, Home Health Aides, Volunteers of America, BWI, and many more.Read More ›

節慶‏ || Jie qing

中國人的農曆新年,是幾千年來最重視的大節日之一。春節的習俗豐富多樣,不同地方有不同的習俗, 但除了細節有異外, 基本上卻相同,都是除舊佈新,趕回家與親人團聚。你們家有沒有貼春聯?換門神的習慣呢?有沒有準備壓歲錢給小朋友?Read More ›

Jüdischer Frontsoldaten: German-Jewish Soldiers in WWI

While Jewish soldiers served on both sides of the Great War, what I found most interesting was the mindset of Jewish soldiers fighting for Germany. They fought to establish themselves and their identity as German Jews, fighting for a nation who would aim to eradicate their families in the decades to come. We see early signs of what was to come during the Great War, starting from the Judenzählung.Read More ›

TV on DVD: 12 Complete Series Available at the Library

Hit the library and then hit the couch with your new favorite television series.Read More ›

What NYPL Has Learned About Love

It's LIVE on love: clips from our past programs.Read More ›

11 Ways to Find Romance

The Romance Book Club is here to help you find your true love... in one of their favorite books.Read More ›

Job Fair at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Jamaica February 19

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, Council Member Rory Lancman, and the Bangladeshi American Advocacy Group are sponsoring a Job Fair in Queens next week.Read More ›

The Archive in the White Suit: The Tom Wolfe Papers Now Open

The collection, which was acquired by The Library in 2014, fills over 200 boxes and will be a vital resource for the study of Wolfe's writing process, his journalism-based research methods, and the creation of his hugely successful works.Read More ›

Dedicated Oral History Volunteers Restore Her Faith in New Yorkers

A guest post by Joanne Dillon, interviewer for Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.Read More ›

Valentine's Day Books For Children

Valentine's Day is a day when love and friendship are celebrated. Read More ›

Novedades de Febrero 2015: Celebrando el Amor y la Amistad con Historias del Alma, el Corazón y ¡Mucho Más!

Mientras tanto podemos seguir disfrutando de la tradición regalando afectos por doquier y por supuesto, no deben faltar ¡historias para leer!Read More ›

En commémoration de l'histoire Afro-Américaine - Février 2015

Ce mois de février on célèbre l’Histoire des Noirs aux États-Unis. C’est en février 1926 que l’historien Afro-américain Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) a proposé d’honorer les réalisations des Noirs américains en instituant le Mois de l’histoire des Noirs aux États-Unis. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Letter Writer" by Ann Rinaldi

Eleven-year-old Harriet Whitehead is hired to write letters for a blind woman on a Virginia cotton plantation in 1830. There, she meets 14-year-old Violet, a half-black and half-white girl who becomes her soul sister. Read More ›

20 Reasons Why You Should Write Your Family History

If you have done any family history research, such as looking for records on and or conducting interviews with older family members, you may have pondered writing about your genealogy research. Here are 20 reasons why you should cease pondering and start writing.Read More ›

Cultivating Cupid at the Library

Resources on heart health and <3 health, both available with your library card.Read More ›

Beyond the Title Page: Watermarks, Colophons, and Publishing Dates

What started as a simple comparison of beautifully illustrated books on fashionable dress, trades’ dress, and ethnic costume held in both the Art and Architecture Collection and the Rare Book Division turned into an open-ended bibliographic exercise with many rabbit holes to get lost in. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Ever-After Bird" by Ann Rinaldi

The scarlet ibis is known to the slaves as the Ever-After bird. Legend has it that once a slave sights this bird, he or she will be free. Read More ›

SIBL Salutes Its Volunteers

Taking a moment to thank the expert practitioners who offer presentations in SIBL's lunch time and after-work seminar series, and provide confidential one-on-one counseling and coaching to our patrons.Read More ›

Jersey Genealogy: A Research Guide Using Local History Collections

Perhaps familiar to New Yorkers as a garden state of smokestacks, or surrogate playing field for the Jets and Giants, or otherworld of childhood memory, New Jersey bucks understanding from without and blinkers perspective from within. If your genealogy research leads you to it, find help with this guide.Read More ›

Audio Highlights from the Community Oral History Project

Nine highlights from four distinct oral history projects—stories of the past and present history of these communities.Read More ›
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