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#TeamEdith: The Librarian is In Podcast, Ep. 3

We talk about how to fit more reading into busy schedules, Lin-Manuel Miranda, horror books and movies, childhood favorites, David Bowie, Lin-Manuel Miranda again, and our love for Downton Abbey’s kind Anna and unstoppable Edith.Read More ›

Public Domain Theater: The Black Crook

This month, thanks to the Library’s release of all of our high resolution photographs of objects with no known U.S. copyright restrictions, the promptbook, the sheet music, and the photos may be used without restriction for any purpose, including commercially.Read More ›

Using Public Domain Materials in the Classroom

Take a look at these ideas for integrating specific tools, items and collections into lesson plans for students of various ages. Read More ›

Ep. 13 "I Love My Job" | Library Stories

Javier Velez is a the floor manager at BookOps, where materials from The New York Public Library and The Brooklyn Public Library are sorted on a giant laser scanning book sorts. He tells his Library story and the sense of pride he feels training the other workers on the floor, knowing that he’s preparing them with skills that will last a lifetime.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet" by Jolanta Benal

Jolanta's podcast on dog training was named the iTunes podcast of the year in 2009. Better yet, this trainer extraordinare resides in our very city. So if your canine requires behavioral intervention, you could give her a call. 

Teaching a dog to not go through open doors, leaving tempting steaks alone, crossing his or her front paws to "act like a lady," walking on a slack leash, not jumping up on people, and not barking incessantly. 

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New York Times Read Alikes: January 24, 2016

Did you love Girl on the Train? The Martian? All the Light We Cannot See? We've got some read alikes for you.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 17

Training and recruiting happening around the city this week.Read More ›

NYC Reads 365: A Few of Our Favorites

The New York City Department of Education recently released a series of recommended reading lists for Pre-K through 12th grade that include books of all different genres, subjects, and formats. Our Teen Advisory Group checked out the 7th-12th grade reading lists, and wanted to highlight the titles they enjoyed the most!Read More ›

Booktalking "It's Not Just Who You Know" by Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding presents a new take on networking. He calls it netgiving, which is ultimately a more fulfilling and useful way to approach collaborating with colleagues. Read More ›

Podcast #95: Junot Diaz on the Game of Fiction and Intimacy

A MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize winner, Diaz has published one novel and two collections of short stories, all which prominently feature voice-driven narrative and characters of Dominican descent negotiating life in America. Read More ›

Happy National Popcorn Day!

January 19 is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with these recipes ranging from the basic to the advanced. Read More ›

10 Fun Facts About Winnie The Pooh

One of the most beloved children's book characters in recent memory, Winnie-the-Pooh was conceived by A.A. Milne, a British author and playwright. Read More ›

Researching the Bronx

At the Bronx Library Center we frequently receive calls from all over the country from folks who had their origins in the Bronx and are looking to research their family history, find a news article, an obituary, a high school yearbook or general historical information about the Bronx. Listed here are online resources where you can find information to answer these questions.Read More ›

Following in Winnie's Pawprints

Kids cannot live by Winnie-the-Pooh alone, so we asked our picture-book experts here at NYPL to tell us about their favorite stories that feature bears as the protagonists.Read More ›

Tales of Murder and Intrigue by Staten Island's Own, Author Patricia M. Salmon

As a longtime Staten Island resident and former curator of the Staten Island Museum, author and historian Patricia M. Salmon knows a great deal about the so-called "forgotten borough" (not a term I subscribe to). From its iconic ferry to its cemeteries and grisly murders, Salmon has a knack for bringing Staten Island history to life...and in some cases, death.Read More ›

Learning to Read at Age 41

Awa walked into the Aguilar Adult Learning Center and said “Can you help me? I want to learn to read.”Read More ›

Must-Reads From Wakefield Press, Part 1

Wakefield Press is literary, artistic and thought provoking, with short and lengthy translations that are bound to provoke and poke at all things usual in the world. Read More ›

A Tribute to Singer Natalie Cole

Schomburg Communications Pre-Professional Alicia Perez looks back on the life and career of the late Natalie Cole, who was laid to rest on Monday in Los Angeles.Read More ›

Black Women Artists: Augusta Savage

Katherine Ellington, a New York City medical humanities scholar and researcher, discusses the work and legacy of legendary artist Augusta Savage.Read More ›

The Diary of Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker, 1799-1806

Periodically, for the next year, we will write blog posts featuring a single entry, or a series of entries, from the Bleecker diary: a source from and about New York City in its formative era.Read More ›
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