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Fantastic Magical Mysterious New Middle Grade Fiction

Eight new middle grade titles to satisfy readers who long for a little mystery and a touch of the fantastic in their fiction.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: May 8, 2016

The top five is full of romance again this week. For readers who are feeling a bit edgier, there is a new David Baldacci adreneline ride in the mix as well. Read More ›

May Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Open source intelligence and counter terrorism; links between jazz and physics; the graphic design process; kosher food in our times; the rise of the political consultant... hear from authors about these topics and more this month.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Jane Mendelsohn

Jane Mendelsohn comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, Burning Down the House. Read More ›

Epic Literary Breakup Lines

Gone with the Wind won a Pulitzer Prize on May 3, 1937, and it’s inspiring us to come up with other great literary breakups.Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: Goodbye, Shakespeare; Hello, New YA Favorites

Join us from 10-11 AM EST for live reading recommendations on Twitter @NYPLRecommends!Read More ›

Hot Off the YA Presses

The first few months of 2016 have produced some exceptional new young-adult fiction. Here’s a handful of the titles we’re most excited about—newly arrived in our system and ready for checkout.Read More ›

Raspberry Berets: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 11

Frank and Gwen turn the tables on NYPL's Jessica Strand this week, interviewing the host of Books at Noon about the coolest authors she's ever interviewed herself. Plus: Prince's book-related legacy and Frank's best Carson impression.Read More ›

Experimental but Approachable

You don’t need a Ph.D. in comparative literature to enjoy books that play with language or toss aside linear plots.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, Ordinary Light. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: May 1, 2016

Almost all romance almost all the time this week, with four of the five top spots filled by tales of sex, love, and relationships.Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: Prince, Pulitzers, and Panama Papers

Join us from 10-11 a.m. EST for live reading recommendations on Twitter @NYPLRecommends!Read More ›

In Memory of Prince

We are saddened by the news of the passing of iconic musician and performer Prince. Thank you, Prince, for all you gave us. Here are a few of our favorites available on CD at the Library.Read More ›

Exceptional New Young Readers

A few exceptional young readers for kids in 3rd through 5th grade.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Edmund White

Edmund White comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss his latest work, Our Young Man.Read More ›

And the Winner Is ... Pulitzer 2016

The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, an Hungarian-born American who made a forture as a newspaper publisher. Here are this year's winners and finalists in the category of Letters, Drama, and Music. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: April 24, 2016

Romance ascends to the two top spots this week, with tales of legal suspense and private investigators rounding out the list.Read More ›

The Panama Papers: Fictional Characters We Suspect May Have Offshore Accounts

Unless you have been living under a rock this month, you have surely heard about The Panama Papers, the biggest secret data leak in history. Here are a few fictional characters we are pretty sure would be implicated.Read More ›

Feeling Healthy: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our conversation about FEELING HEALTHY at Open Book Night in April tended toward books on eating well and understanding the industry and labeling around food in America.Read More ›

Shakespearean Characters We Love to Hate

Paying homage to the Bard’s most loathsome characters: his villains, schemers, whiners, and all-around bad actors.Read More ›
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