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Recent Acquisitions in the Jewish Division: February 2015

The following titles are just a few of our new books, all available at the reference desk in Room 111. Read More ›

Presenting Open Book Night: Let's Talk About Love!

We’re having our first book social at Mid-Manhattan and you’re invited! This month’s theme is love. We hope you’ll join us on Friday, February 13 to share a book you loved reading!Read More ›

Booktalking "Justice While Black" by Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles

A criminal defense attorney with a quarter-century experience gives advice to young men of color in order to avoid and minimize harm done if they get arrested. However, it is useful for all citizens to know about and exercise their rights.Read More ›

Our Suggestions for Facebook's "A Year of Books"

Mark Zuckerberg has committed to reading two books a month in 2015, "with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.” Here's what we recommend he check out.Read More ›

Calling All Artists: Design Schomburg's Future!

On February 9, 2015, the Schomburg Center will launch its search for the perfect t-shirt design that captures the essence of the institution. The winning design will be printed on t-shirts and other merchandise and sold in the Schomburg Shop! Read More ›

Musical of the Month: The Rothschilds

A guest post by Sherman Yellen, bookwriter of The Rothschilds.Read More ›

Youth Game Design Workshop at the Bronx Library Center

On February 12, the Bronx Library Center will be hosting the Youth Game Design Workshop.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Lions of Little Rock" by Kristin Levine

It is 1958 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the debate about racial integration in schools is raging. Read More ›

February Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Its that time of the month again! Come join us for an Author @ the Library talk this February at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions. Read More ›

Got a Friend in Me: Libraries and Communities Working Together

Lifestyles Friends Gone Green is a program for adults with developmental disabilities. They work to recycle and help others in the process.Read More ›

巨流河 || Ju liu he

Qi, Bangyuan. Ju liu he. Taibei: Tian Xia Yuan Jian, 2009.Read More ›

Listen Up! Podcasts from the Schomburg Center

Subscribe now to hear our visiting scholars share their knowledge and passions.Read More ›

14 Literary Conversation Hearts That Should Exist

Literary conversation hearts we wish existed. Which bookish candy hearts do you think would make Valentine's Day even sweeter?Read More ›

Job Opportunities: FC Modular is Hiring

FC Modular is working with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Employment Center to hire trade associates with experience in construction.Read More ›

Ten YA Retellings of Beauty and the Beast

You know that romantic tale of one fair maiden and a prince who has been cursed to look like a beast. The love of the young woman helps to free the prince from the curse and he becomes a handsome young man once again. Here are several retellings of the fairy tale that appeal to modern day teens.Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: January 2015, Part 2

Recent short story collections that may interest you.Read More ›

Short-Term Research Fellowship: Evert A. Duyckinck's Social Network

A look at the papers of two brothers who were at the center of New York publishing in the mid-1800s.Read More ›

Apprenticeship Opportunities: Stationary Engineer Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, will conduct a recruitment from February 2 through February 13, 2015 for 25 stationary engineer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced on December 29, 2014.Read More ›

Booktalking "My Thirteenth Winter" by Samantha Abeel

Dyscalculia is a math-related learning disability. Samantha Abeel was caught in the crossfire between her complete inability to perform simple mathematical calculations or read music (which is related to math) and her extreme creativity with writing and vivid imagination. Read More ›

Podcast #46: Joan Didion on Writing and Revising

Joan Didion's stately prose, with its dry humor and turns toward observation, has enamored readers for the last five decades. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays, she has taught us how to depart a once-loved city, critique "the process" of democracy, and of course, enjoy the pleasures of an elegant sentence.Read More ›
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