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Podcast #39: Mark Strand on the Artistic Imagination

The beloved poet and author joined us this past October to discuss art, imagination, and the life of the mind. Read More ›

北美崔哥:中国人来了:神文博主說段子 || Beimeicuige : Zhongguo ren lai le

此书以幽默搞笑的手法来述说崔哥来美后的生活情况。Read More ›

Booktalking "Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing" by April Jones Prince

The Brooklyn Bridge took fourteen years to build, and the people in Manhattan and Brooklyn all eagerly awaited its completion. Read More ›

December Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

The lost tribe of Coney Island... building the Statue of Liberty... a culinary history of America in 100 bites... the sinking of refugee ship The Wilhelm Gustloff during World War II... a close-up of the planet Mars... forgiving, remembering, and forgetting in personal and political contexts... a road trip through presidential libraries... curious New York activities... what online data can tell us about ourselves... reducing inequality in the 21st century... the history of New York's mass transit systems between 1940 and 1968... tales from a world traveler...Read More ›

November Reader's Den: The Keeper of Lost Causes, Part 2

Adler-Olsen admits in an interview that growing up in the mental hospitals in Denmark where his father worked had a big influence on his writing and his life.Read More ›

The Wonderful Wide World of Sesame Street

Did you know that Sesame Street has international reach? Sesame Workshop, the company that produces Sesame Street, also co-produces international versions of the beloved television show in many different languages for audiences in many different countries.Read More ›

My Interview with Daniel Aronoff: A Visible Lives Oral History Project Guest Blog

This is a guest blog post by Deena Greenberg, interviewer for Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Deena conducted her first interview for the project with storyteller Daniel Aronoff on Tuesday, November 18. After you read her post, you can listen to Deena’s interview with Daniel. Read More ›

Four by One Direction: A Track by Track (Sort of) Review

A track by track review of their new album, by a “1D AF.”Read More ›

Going Back in Time: High School Reunion

Books and DVDs to help you prepare for your next blast from the past.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 30

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of November 30 are available.Read More ›

Celebrating Our Launch: Visible Lives Oral History Project!

On Saturday, November 22 at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, we celebrated the launch of Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience, The New York Public Library’s community-based initiative to make public and preserve stories of the disability experience.Read More ›

Novedades de Diciembre 2014: ¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!

Nuevas novelas de amor y amistad para celebrar leyendo una ¡Feliz Navidad!Read More ›

Booktalking "I Have Two Homes" by Marian De Smet

Sometimes she lives with Mom, sometimes with Dad... in two different houses.Read More ›

Exploring New Models for Workforce Innovation

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor. Tom writes about his tour to Germany to study the elements of the German Workforce System. Read More ›

11 YA Books That I Can't Wait to See On Screen

In the past few years many YA books have been successfully turned into films. Here are the next handful to get screen treatment.Read More ›

Gabriel García Márquez в библиотeке Mid-Manhattan

В коллекцию библиотеки Mid-Manhattan поступили новые издания книг лауреата Нобелевской премии Габриэля Гарсия Маркeса .Как известно нашим читателам , писатель ушел из жизни 17 апреля 2014 года на 87-м году жизни. Read More ›

Podcast #38: Marcus Samuelsson on Food, Love, and Gratitude

Listen to internationally acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson as he describes his remarkable journey from a humble kitchen in Sweden to some of the most competitive and revered restaurants in the world, and finally to the opening of the beloved Red Rooster in Harlem — a truly diverse dining room.Read More ›

Accessible Classics

One of our readers asks: Hi NYPL! I am looking to beef up my reading resume with some "classics." Only, time is precious and I don't want to be bored out of my skull. What "classics" do you think a 21st century person can really dig into? Read More ›

Ben Franklin on Cooking Turkey... with Electricity

The options for cooking a turkey are seemingly endless, but leave it to founding father Benjamin Franklin to invent one more — electrocution.Read More ›

Evacuation Day: New York's Former November Holiday

A once-annual holiday local to New York City, Evacuation Day was formerly equal in importance to the Fourth of July. Referring to the evacuation of British troops from New York City following the Revolutionary War, the celebration of the troops’ departure was observed yearly throughout the early 20th century. Read More ›
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