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Building Works: Pre-Apprenticeship Training for Careers in Construction

Building Works is a pre-apprenticeship training that prepares interested candidates for careers in the building trades. In partnership with the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College, the 3 month training is tuition-free and provides both classroom instruction and hands-on experience preparing you for success in a union apprenticeship. Read More ›

Middle Grade Mysteries

Who better to go undetected than a seemingly innocent middle grader. If you have a budding sleuth at home (hint—she probably loves Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated) here are some titles to hone her skills. Read More ›

陈公博 || Chen Gongbo

这两本书的内容其实是一样的,都是陈公博的“苦笑录”。只是A本多加了4篇文章,其中包括临刑前写的”狱中自白书“。Read More ›

How to Draw, Color, Sketch, Doodle and Tangle

Coloring books are all the rage… for the kindergarten set and for grown ups too. You could say it's a fad, but there's nothing quite like putting pencil or crayon to paper and seeing pure creativity flow out, no matter your age.Read More ›

The Digital Villager: Summertime, 1945

August 2, 1945: The high temperature in New York City was 84 degrees, and the second World War was drawing to a close. Where were Greenwich Villagers going to wile away the hot evening hours? Why, Little Shrimp, The Golden Eagle, and Dick the Oyster Man, of course!Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2015: Week 4

M.D Payne, Patricia Lakin and Matt London visited for our final installment of Imagination Academy at 67th Street.Read More ›

Podcast #72: Lou Reed on Playing Outside the Box

It's difficult to overstate the influence of The Velvet Underground. In 1982, Brian Eno famously said of the band's debut album, "Everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band." For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're thrilled to present The Velvet Underground's Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule with prolific music journalist David Fricke discussing Andy Warhol and the early days of the band.Read More ›

Some of My Favorite Foreign Films and TV Shows

Here are some recommendations of foreign films and TV shows from Sweden, the UK, Indonesia, Canada, France, Indonesia, and Mexico.Read More ›

Break Out the S’Mores: YA Goes to Camp

Whether teens are dashing headlong into the wilderness or shipped off against their will, summer camp provides the perfect backdrop for YA adventure, romance, and drama.Read More ›

夏季新书介绍 - New Chinese Titles Summer 2015

炎炎夏日; 除了正好眠之外, 最大享受莫过于香茶一盅, 好书一本. 加强知识也好, 休闲阅读也好, 都是莫大人生快事. 下列介绍的数本书籍, 不知会否引起你的阅读兴趣. 让你沉醉于书香内呢?Read More ›

Inside the Conservation Lab: Treatment of an Engraving on Silk

As a Paper Conservator, most of the objects that I treat are flat paper items, such as documents, maps, and prints. Recently, I worked on a more unusual project: an engraving on silk that came to conservation to be removed from its old mount and get better, updated housing.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 9, 2015

Finished Go Set a Watchman this weekend? Or The Girl On the Train? Looking for more? Here are this week's read alikes. Enjoy!Read More ›

Booktalking "Halfway Heaven" by Melanie Thernstrom

Sinedu, from Ethiopia, and Trang, from Vietnam, came to the prestigious promised land of Harvard University.Read More ›

August Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If the mention of social media, art, birding, presidential politics, houseplants and Sinatra are enough to get your attention, this month's programs at Mid-Manhattan Library are sure to interest you. Read More ›

The Ticketless Traveler: Food and Cooking Edition

Whether your desire is to visit a faraway locale for a taste of the local delicacies, or just to shake up your weeknight cooking with some new, unfamiliar spices, there is so much inspiration to be found at the library.Read More ›

The Friendships of Famous Authors We Love

We're honoring the Platonic ideal by remembering the friendships of some of our favorite authors. Aristotle said, "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." But today we're asking, "What is a literary friend? A genius dwelling in two bodies."Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 2

Career development events and recruitment opportunities for the upcoming week.Read More ›

10 New YA Romances That Will Give You Feels

I've rated the following books by the amount of swooning involved and the magnitude of life lessons.Read More ›

In the Company of Legends: Dick Cavett, Joan Kramer and David Heeley

During their careers in television production Kramer and Heeley met and befriended many Hollywood legends. Having booked numerous guests for The Dick Cavett Show Kramer and Heeley recollected with Cavett some of their most memorable conversations with luminaries of stage and television.Read More ›

New York on the Front Line: The Black Tom Island Explosion, July 1916

On Sunday morning, July 30, 1916, at 2:08 a.m., one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history took place at Black Tom Island, New Jersey, a shipping facility located in New York Harbor. Read More ›
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