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November Reader's Den: The Keeper of Lost Causes, Part 1

The plot revolves around an attractive, popular Member of the Danish Parliament, Merete Lynggaard, who disappeared from a ferry in 2002 while on a holiday trip to Germany with her brother Uffe.Read More ›

The Journey to Safety Excellence Starts With You

This is a Department of Labor blog post, authored by Deborah Hersman, CEO and president of the National Safety Council. In this post, Deborah presents an online campaign, Journey to Safety Excellence, which can be accessed through the National Safety Council website. Read More ›

Laying the Path for Career Success

November is National Career Development Month, and Maria Town, policy advisor in the Office of Disability Employment Policy, wrote “Laying the Path for Career Success,” about the importance of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) in helping students explore the possibilities for life after high school. Read More ›

Booktalking "Prisoner B-3087" by Alan Gratz

B for Brikenau Concentration Camp, 3087 for prisoner number. This is how the Nazis define Yanek.Read More ›

When Writers Write Books About How to Write Books

Whether you're looking to ease into creative writing, think about literature in greater depth, or simply discover what it is writers think about writing, these books offer the pleasure of writers thinking about and doing what they do best.Read More ›

The Labor Market Gets a JOLT

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Heidi Shierholz, Chief Economist at the Labor Department. In her post, Heidi delivers the good news that in September, 2.8 million workers voluntarily quit their job, the highest number since early 2008. Read More ›

Memoirs with Recipes

Memoirs with recipes: two great book categories that taste great together!Read More ›

Booktalking "The Brooklyn Nine" by Alan Gratz

A novel told in nine stories, spanning the years from 1845 to 2002.Read More ›

Making an Accessible Accessibility Resource Fair at the Andrew Heiskell Library

Andrew Heiskell Library hosted the first Technology, Culture, and Community Fair for People who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Physically Disabled, welcoming 32 vendors, 16 featured speakers, and over 200 attendees.Read More ›

Haunted Real Estate and Furniture in Fiction

The houses are full of horrors in these selected titles.Read More ›

From Stage to Page with the Cranach Press's Hamlet

The Cranach Press enlisted the help of an international stable of artists and scholars to produce hand-made books that doubled as works of art. My favorite is an edition of Hamlet based on the text of Shakespeare’s Second Quarto. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 16

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of November 16 are available.Read More ›

The Other 4-Year Degree

A Department of Labor blog post, authored by Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor. Read More ›

Booktalking "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" by Lee Israel

This book tells the story of how one author fell on hard times and decided to try her hand at selling valuable correspondence from prominent authors.Read More ›

Podcast #36: George Clinton on Bad Ideas and Inspiration

George Clinton spoke with us about rejected album cover concepts, Smokey Robinson, and inspiring Snoop Dogg. Most importantly, he urged, "Get off your ass and jam."Read More ›

Department of Labor on Wage Enforcement Strategy

This is the Department of Labor blog post, authored by Dr. David Weil, administrator of the Department's Wage and Hour Division. Read More ›

More of Our Favorite, Most Absorbing, Compelling, and Pleasurable [True!] Tales of New York City… on Film

A few months ago, the NYPL Milstein Division of United States History, Local History & Genealogy put our collective local history obsessive minds together to bring you a list of our favorite NYC non-fiction books. Now we reveal our favorite New York documentaries. These documentary films best depict New York, either in moments or over lengths of time, providing a capsule of a New York experience.Read More ›

Great Historical Fiction for Teens, Just in Time for Autumn!

I don't know what it is about autumn but it puts me in the mood for history. Inspired by Octavian Nothing, here is a list of other historical fiction for teens.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Other Side" by Jacqueline Woodson

Clover notices a little girl on the other side of the fence. She wants to play with her and her friends, but everyone's mothers told them not to go over the fence. Read More ›

Working For Our Veterans Every Day

In celebration of Veterans Day 2014, Tom Perez, secretary of Labor, presents Working for Our Veterans Every Day.Read More ›
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