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NYPL Staff Picks (Available in "E")

Recent ebooks in several genres available to check out.Read More ›

Doorways to Romance

How do you like your romance? Driven by story, character, setting or language? (Passion is a given.)Read More ›

Noteworthy Debut Novels 2014

Home run, first time at bat! Here are a few debut novels published this year (2014) that are also worth a look.Read More ›

December Reader's Den: Consider Phlebas Part 2

This week I'd like to delve into the character of Horza, why he is nearly fanatical in his pursuit of the missing Mind and what you think makes him tick. Read More ›

Other Great YA Books

Our reader asked: "I have read and loved all the popular YA books out there: We Were Liars, If I Stay, The Fault In Our Stars... What else do you have for me?"Read More ›

Find Winners of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards at the Library

The books listed below were chosen as winners of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards, "the major book award decided by readers." There is something for everyone! Children, teens, and adults.Read More ›

Metropolitan New York Library Council: Training for Librarians

One of the many advantages of large urban areas is increased opportunities for professional development. METRO is one of the most helpful librarian professional organizations that I have found in New York City. Read More ›

Best Books for Teens 2014!

The list includes a selection of 25 novels, non-fiction books, and graphic novels chosen by a committee of Young Adult librarians who work with teens in NYPL’s neighborhood branches. Read More ›

December Reader's Den: Consider Phlebas

Iain Banks's debut novel is a terrific space opera to while away the cold hours with. It's the kind of meaty science fiction the mind will digest for days or weeks after reading.Read More ›

While You Are Waiting For "Yes Please" Why Not Try...

Like Yes Please by Amy Poehler , these humorous and engaging memoirs transform readers into the personal and professional lives of celebrities. Some titles also incorporate advice.Read More ›

December Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

The lost tribe of Coney Island... building the Statue of Liberty... a culinary history of America in 100 bites... the sinking of refugee ship The Wilhelm Gustloff during World War II... a close-up of the planet Mars... forgiving, remembering, and forgetting in personal and political contexts... a road trip through presidential libraries... curious New York activities... what online data can tell us about ourselves... reducing inequality in the 21st century... the history of New York's mass transit systems between 1940 and 1968... tales from a world traveler...Read More ›

Accessible Classics

One of our readers asks: Hi NYPL! I am looking to beef up my reading resume with some "classics." Only, time is precious and I don't want to be bored out of my skull. What "classics" do you think a 21st century person can really dig into? Read More ›

Memoirs with Recipes

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

Haunted Real Estate and Furniture in Fiction

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

Books We Are Thankful For

We talked to librarians to find out the books they are most thankful for this year.Read More ›

Jock Reads and Flicks

Just as the music CD Jock Jams inspired a generation to "Move It, Move It," many books and movies that focus on sports can be motivational, even if the reader or viewer is not interested in that particular activity. Read More ›

While You Wait For "Station Eleven" Why Not Try...

Like Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, these post-apocalyptic novels take readers on compelling journeys of lost worlds, lost lives, and survival.Read More ›

Children's Librarians' Favorite Halloween Books

Our Halloween favorites to read and share with kids.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Here he tells us a bit about himself as a reader.Read More ›
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