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Anticipation: Upcoming Titles

We are excited about the New Year and some promising new titles coming out early this year. Here are a few we look forward to getting our hands on here in Readers Services.Read More ›

Meet the Artist: Hsaio-Chi Chang

On view at the Mulberry Street Library on the Children's Floor are the whimsical illustrations of artist Hsaio-Chi Chang. Her work references known classics such as The Little Prince, as well as her own vivid imaginarium of characters inspired by animals and dreams. I spoke with the artist recently about her work. Read More ›

They Put THAT Into a Book for Kids?! Unexpected Elements in Our 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

We are in a veritable golden age of great books for kids right now. So good, in fact, that little elements you might never expect can be found on some of the pages of the most seemingly innocuous books. Don't believe me? Here's a little something surprising from each of the categories we explored on our list.Read More ›

Reading and Rereading James Baldwin

He has a breadth of writings to discover: fiction, essays and even plays and poetry. And though many words have been said in the past and present about him, it is hard not to want to add another paean of gratitude for his works.Read More ›

We Are New York: Language Learning at the Library

Learn about WANY and other opportunities to improve your language skills at the library.Read More ›

Winter Books to Get You Through the Season

The wind may bite. The snow may fall. And your stoop may be a treacherous ziggurat of ice. But there's no reason to get cabin fever this year.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 11

Whole Foods, FreshDirect, CMP, and other recruitment sessions this week.Read More ›

The 10 Best Book-Related Instagram Accounts

This blog post was way harder to put together than I’d ever anticipated. I knew I’d have no trouble putting together a list of 10—there are a lot of book-related feeds out there that I love. Then we spent a week asking for nominations via captions in 6 different Instagram posts, and boy, you are all super passionate about this as well! We received mentions of 70 total accounts from 111 nominations. That amounts to 26 public libraries, 12 personal feeds, 11 book shops, 10 universities, 5 publishers, 3 reference/archives, and 3 other. 

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Reader's Den: The Stranger by Albert Camus

I hope you will find it a relief to spend January reading a novel that takes place in the full sun of the Algerian summer, although the story may not bask so lazily in your mind. Also, it is a novella, so it won’t be too difficult to stick to your New Year’s resolution to read more.Read More ›

NYC Literary Haunts

Bars, hotels, library branches, and other, more unexpected haunts. Read More ›

From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer

A primer on working with various free web mapping tools so you can make your own awesome maps.Read More ›

Booktalking "Trapped" by Michael Northrop

No heat, no water, no cell phone reception... and no help on the way.Read More ›

The Best Live Events at NYPL in 2014

Even if you weren't able to attend, you can still experience the highlights right along with us as we remember our favorite NYPL events of 2014.Read More ›

Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2014

2014 was a banner year for great video game soundtracks. Below are ten of the best, all of which are available to stream or download for free!Read More ›

Love Your Forever by Robert Munsch and "Friends"

In Season 10, Episode 4, Joey does a dramatic reading of a book for Emma's birthday. Read More ›

Reference Service in the Digital Age

Let Ask NYPL librarian that for you.Read More ›

A New Year, New OSHA Reporting Requirements

A Department of labor blog post authored by Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. In his post, Dr. David Michael announces new OSHA reporting requirements: Read More ›

Even More of My Favorite Teen Books From 2014

I spent a huge portion of the last several months cramming my head full of teen books for several committees. You can see the results of my work with my NYPL colleagues in our Best Books For Teens 2014 list. But there were a few books that didn’t make the cut for that list and a few books I read after that committee was over that really deserve some love and attention, so I wanted to share some of those titles with you.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 4

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of January 4 are available.Read More ›

Cooking the Books: A Year in Dishes

As the days of the year count down, and the numbers on the bathroom scale go up post-holiday feasting, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the delectable and sumptuous cookbooks I've encountered this year. Read More ›
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