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Technology Gone Wrong

Seven novels (all suitable for young adults, if not specifically written for them) about how society deals with the fallout of ominous technologies.Read More ›

Can You Grok This? Stories of Strangers in a Strange Land, Part 2

In Heinlein’s honor, we asked our NYPL librarians: What are some other books that speak to displacement—of being a stranger in a strange land?Read More ›

If You Like Mo Willems...

We love Mo Willems for so many reasons: 1.) He is silly 2.) His books are character driven 3.) He uses art to make his characters expressive, 4.) His books beg the reader to participate in the storytelling, and 5.) He focuses on issues we grapple with (still!) as adults.Read More ›

Can You Grok This? Stories of Strangers in a Strange Land, Part 1

In honor of Robert Heinlein's birthday, we asked our NYPL librarians: What are some other books that speak to displacement—of being a stranger in a strange land?Read More ›

July Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent nonfiction books on a wide variety of subjects and ask them questions. Read More ›

Revolutionary Reading

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, read some of these fascinating historical fiction and nonfiction titles to better understand how our country came to be.Read More ›

Go Set a Second Novel

Here’s a list of classic novels we wish had sequels, whatever they may have been.Read More ›

Booktalking "Leadership Gold" by John Maxwell

Leaders need to examine themselves in order to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Read More ›

Open Book Night at the Outdoor Reading Room: A Reading List

Readings and recommendations at the Outdoor Reading Room.Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: Independence Day Edition

The Fourth of July: Fireworks, hot dogs, potato salad, parades, washing the dog (hey, not everyone has the same rituals). These are just a few of the things that most people will be partaking of this Saturday.Read More ›

美国, 美国 (Part Two)

移民到美國, 無論是初來步到或已落地生根, 每人背後都有一段故事. 七月四日是美國國慶. 在這歡樂的日子, 讓我們細細回味過去的甘苦, 以敞開心扉面对美好的將來.Read More ›

Seven New YA Nail-Biters

Teens (and us adults who love young-adult mysteries) looking for a new read this summer—do we have some picks for you! Read More ›

Booktalking "Miracle" by Elizabeth Scott

Megan is the lone survivor of the Flight 619 crash. Memories of the disaster and aftermath are conspicuously absent when she awakes in the hospital. Read More ›

The World of Sports: A Reading List from Open Book Night

We asked patrons to share a sports-related book for our June 12th Open Book Night and got a selection of titles that was as fascinating and varied as the subject of sports itself.Read More ›

Novedades de Julio 2015: ¡Disfrutando el Verano con un Libro en la Mano!

Qué estás leyendo este verano? He aquí una breve selección de nuevos temas sobre la salud para enterarte este verano como puedes mantenerte fuerte y sano!Read More ›

Color Philosophy and Synesthesia in Literature

Color perception changes with how different people view different wavelengths of light, and depending on where you live and when you live/lived, you may have a very different experience.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Negotiator" by Ben Lopez

A first-hand account of a fascinating and high stakes career. A Security companies, such as the one that employs Ben Lopez, work on negotiating ransom sums with the kidnappers and keeping everyone safe.Read More ›

Is 2015 Still 1984?

In honor of George Orwell's birthday, we're thinking about his classic, 1984, and all the prescient authors who told stories that still seem painfully topical.Read More ›

美国, 美国

移民到美國, 無論是初來步到或已落地生根, 每人背後都有一段故事. 七月四日是美國國慶. 在這歡樂的日子, 讓我們細細回味過去的甘苦, 以敞開心扉面对美好的將來.Read More ›

Booktalking "#Girlboss" by Sophia Amoruso

Sophia remembers her favorite pair of jeans at age six, and all of the clothing phases that she passed through. She never envisioned herself as the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, but that is exactly what she became. Read More ›
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