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Origami for All Ages!

When all age groups come together to fold paper into works of art, it creates an atmosphere unlike any other program. Origami is an interactive program, not just because they create something, but because they interact with other people—even outside of their age group.Read More ›

Robin Williams on Stage

While reading about riots in my hometown last night, I saw, out of the corner of my eye, a headline announcing the shocking death of Robin Williams. I really can add very little to the many expressions of grief from those whose for whom his films were foundational stories of childhood. Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Podcasting on April 19, 2014

I was happy to have Katie Davis, John Sellers and Matthew Winner as podcasters on the latest Children's Literary Salon panel. This event is hosted by Betsy Bird, Youth Materials Specialist at BookOps. Katie Davis is a children's and teen author as well as the host of the podcast "Brain Burps About Books." John Sellers works for Publisher's Weekly, and he hosts the "PW Kids Cast." Matthew Winner is a school librarian, one of the 2013 Library Journal Movers and Shakers, and he hosts the "Let's Get Busy" podcast. Read More ›

Hirschfeld's Play of the Week

On exhibition on the 3rd floor currently are 3 of the lithographs—illustrating the Play of the Week productions of Henry IV, part 1, The Dybbuk, and Rashomon.Read More ›

SAGEWorks: Free Training Programs

SAGE Works - national employment support program targeted to lesbian, gay,bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people ages 40 and older - will offer the following three career programs in August and September, which are free and open to all job seekers ages 40 and up:Read More ›

Birthdays Are For Celebrating!

How many candles on that cake? Books and other library materials about birthdays.Read More ›

Booktalking "The One Left Behind" by Willo Davis Roberts

Mandy was used to doing everything exclusively with her sister; they even dressed alike. She feels as though half of herself, half of her person hood is gone forever. Amanda cannot express her feelings to her family since she thinks that they will not understand. The kids at school do not know what to say to her. Read More ›

From the Archives of the Century: The Century Foundation & NYC, Part II

My previous post detailed the Twentieth Century Fund’s relationship with New York City issues and its first task force on New York City’s economic troubles in the 1970s, the Task Force on Prospects and Priorities of New York City.Read More ›

美国常识 || Meiguo chang shi = Knowledge of the United States

這本書主要圍繞美國歷史丶地理丶經濟丶政治丶生活丶旅游丶移民丶科技丶文化丶軍事丶教育進行詳細描述,以使讀者更加了解美國。Read More ›

Последние Поступления в Коллекцию Библиотеки Mid-Manhattan Август 2014

Если вы зачитывались романами  Дена Брауна, то вас приятно удивит новый роман криминально-мистического жанра.  Автор книги "Цирк Уродов" Джек Браун профессиональный иллюзионист. Он описывает хорошо  знакомый ему мир загадок и 

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Imagination Academy 2014 - Week 4

Our last week of Imagination Academy 2014 focused on illustration and graphic novels. Read More ›

Booktalking "Shooter" by Walter Dean Myers

Why school shootings? Look through the eyes of Leonard Gray, Cameron Porter and Carla Evan, three teens who were at one, two of whom had weapons, one of whom died.Read More ›

Books Hotter Than NYC Summer Afternoons

Summer in New York City can feel like the most unbearably hot place on earth. The subway platforms seem to sizzle, and the pavement? It's laughing at our misery.Read More ›

NYPL Labs and Map Division host first library Net Artist Residency

NYPL Labs is pleased to announce the Library's first-ever Net Artist Residency, in partnership with local hardware startup Electric Objects.Read More ›

Symphony of the New World: 50th Anniversary of a Pioneering Organization

In May 1964, two months before The Civil Rights Act (outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin) became law, noted conductor Benjamin Steinberg formed a committee of 13 musicians, 12 of whom were African American, with the intention of forming a new integrated orchestra called the Symphony of the New World (SNW).Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 11

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of August 11 are available.Read More ›

Booktalking "Handbook for Boys: a Novel" by Walter Dean Myers

Jimmy Lynch learns about self-efficacy and choosing your own destiny at Duke's place, a barbershop. Duke Wilson even hires Jimmy to help him move a friend as an excuse, Jimmy thinks, just to get an opportunity to talk to the boy some more. Maybe the barber is bored, Jimmy surmises, after his wife died. Needs something to do.Read More ›

Get On Up: Review Of The James Brown Movie

“All musical instruments are drums,” says Chad Boseman, convincingly portraying James Brown. Words were drums, too, to “The Godfather Of Soul.”Read More ›

Read Everywhere!

Read everywhere today and every day. A lot of us love reading already, but why is it important? Read More ›

Best of New Music (August 2014 Edition)

A periodic list of some of the most exciting, newly purchased CDs for our circulating collections.Read More ›
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