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A Photographic Bible Fit for a Queen

Frith made his photographs available in various formats that suited different budgets, from inexpensive stereographs to multi-volume books illustrated with tipped-in albumen prints. His books are currently on view in the Library’s exhibition, Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography.Read More ›

Substance Abuse: A Resource Guide For Young Adults

Addiction is a difficult disease to live with, no matter how old you are. As a teen, it may be especially hard. If you are looking for reading material about addiction or a place to go for help, the library is here. Read More ›

Podcast #42: Thomas Struth on Collective Memory and Family Photos

During his conversation with Paul Holdengräber, Struth challenged the cliché that photography is deceptive, preferring to focus on the interpretive work of the viewer or viewers. Read More ›

Leading the Way: Workplace Inclusiveness for People of All Abilities

A Department of Labor blog post, authored by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. In her blog, Kathy presents some steps, which include strategies for encouraging self-identification and create the right culture, that companies can take to demonsrate that they choose to be inclusive. Read More ›

Aylmer Bourke Lambert and the Most Princely of Pines

Evergreens, pines, conifers. As the year draws to a close, many of us have welcomed these needly trees into our homes as part of long-established Christmas tradition. But before this tradition took root in England (via Germany), one Englishman devoted his life all throughout the year to the genus Pinus. Read More ›

Paid Leave is Good for Business

A Department of Labor blog post, authored by Heidi Shierholz,Chief Economist at the Labor Department. In her post, Heidi states that Paid leave is good for business, particularly in recruiting and retaining talented workers. Read More ›

What's on the Bookshelves at Downton Abbey?

Season 5 starts in 1924 and ends in December of 1925, so what world or local events will they experience? What will they be wearing? What will they be reading?Read More ›

Works Created with the Help of the Music Division, 2013-2014

I'm happy to present examples of how the Music Division contributed to knowledge this year. If you've benefited creatively from the resources of the Music Division, please let us know.Read More ›

We Know You Love to Talk About Books: Announcing the 2015 Reader's Den Online Book Discussion Schedule

Are you making your New Year's Resolutions? Is one of them to read more or to connect more with other readers? We would love to see you in the Reader's Den, NYPL's online book discussion, in 2015! Read More ›

December Reader's Den: Consider Phlebas Part 3

Considering the scale of destruction wrought in a galaxy-wide war, can either civilization fit Horza's bill as being on the side of life?Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of December 28

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of December 28 are available.Read More ›

Booktalking "Sugar White Snow and Evergreens" by Felicia Chernesky

The illustrations in this book are exquisite, and I love how Swan emphasizes single colors in the double-page spreads.Read More ›

4 Japanese Comedy-Horror Films You Should Watch In 2015

For a New Year's resolution that's easy to keep, try these Japanese horror-comedies.Read More ›

Rated B (for Behavior and Blogging)

Sesame Street's Crumby Pictures series teaches “executive function,” which means both self-control and learning ways to cue behavior and decision making. They focus on Cookie Monster, whose control issues focus on cookies. Read More ›

The Legacy of Walter Dean Myers

What made Walter Dean Myers stand out was his tireless belief that the telling and reading of all kinds of stories mattered, that teens mattered, communities and families mattered, and that libraries and librarians mattered.Read More ›

Mini Job Fairs at Libraries in January

Career, Education and Information Services (CEIS) of the New York Public Library has scheduled a series of Mini Career Fairs at several branches throughout the Bronx for community residents. It is our goal to assist members with gaining not only viable employment, but to offer opportunities that will allow them to engage and develop academically as well as professionally.Read More ›

Epiphany Recommends: Horror for Beginners

Think you don't like horror? These titles might change your mind.Read More ›

14 Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2015

With the New Year come many new book releases. Here are some recommendations of some YA and adult books coming soon: Read More ›

Librarians and Literary Voices Share Their Best Reads of 2014

In 2014, the Oxford Dictionaries named "vape" their Word of the Year. We said goodbye to The Colbert Report, and the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl. We also read some incredible literature that will remain important to us far beyond the end of the year.Read More ›

20 Ways to Make People Fall in Love With Your Instagram: A Guide for Libraries and Other Cultural Institutions

I recently attended the annual MCN conference in Dallas, TX, where lots of digitally-minded museum, library, and cultural people get together to learn from and about each other. While there, I gave an Ignite talk. Ignite is a specific style of talk where there are 20 slides, and each advances automatically after 15 seconds. The format forces you to get down to the nitty-gritty of what is important in your presentation, and makes for some exciting deliveries. My talk, naturally, was about something I am really passionate about: Instagram. Having co-managed the

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