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New York Times Read Alikes: April 10, 2016

Secrets? Lies? Sibling rivalries? French mysteries and British romance? Sign us up.Read More ›

Happy Birthday To The Little Prince

The Little Prince, a novella, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was first published on April 6, 1943. If you read and loved it, here are a few other titles that are fantastic, magical, whimsical, perfect for the 9-12 year old set, and also feature princes.Read More ›

Elections 101

Our staff recommends some primers to help kids feel a part of the election buzz. Read More ›

Women in Print: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature. Read More ›

April Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

A psychedelic road trip and the hippie underground... the hidden waters of New York... undercover union organizing... Albert Camus in New York City... the art of perception and deception... fieldwork analysis of Harlem superintendents... Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: Pakistan, Female Rockers, & Honoring Shakespeare

Looking for a great book? Join us on Twitter @NYPLRecommends from 10-11 AM. The Librarian is IN: taking requests and giving recommendations. Read More ›

30 Days of Shakespeare

We asked thirty staff members to select and read their favorite Shakespeare speech, monologue, or sonnet. We will release one each day throughout the month of April.Read More ›

Grace Jones and Spelling Bees: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 8

Who's ready to relive some traumatic moments from childhood?! We go toe-to-toe with the winner of the tri-library spelling bee: NYPL's very own Rob Kelley. Read More ›

In Praise of Female Rock Memoirs

Several great female memoirs have been published since Patti Smith's phenomenally successful Just Kids. Here's to the rise of the female rock memoir.Read More ›

Fiction Set in Pakistan

Eleven books for readers of all ages.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: April 3, 2016

Venture across the pond this week, as tales of Parisian intrigue and British love stories top the bestsellers' list.Read More ›

#1000BlackGirlBooks Founder Marley Dias Joins Us at NYPL

The New York Public Library's iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building had a special guest on Friday, March 25: 11-year-old Marley Dias, the pint-sized powerhouse behind #1000BlackGirlBooks, an initiative to encourage more diversity in books for children and teens.Read More ›

Miles to Go Before We Sleep

In honor of Robert Frost’s birthday, we asked our book experts for a twist on the poet’s infamous line: What’s a children’s book that deals with exhaustion, parental or otherwise?Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: Book Recommendations with Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks!

We'll be joined by Marley Dias, the 11-year-old founder of the amazing #1000BlackGirlBooks, for our Twitter office hours this week.Read More ›

NYPL Live Q&A with Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks

Join us Friday, March 25, at 1 PM Eastern for a live Twitter and Facebook chat with #1000BlackGirlBooks founder Marley Dias and the NYPL Recommends team.Read More ›

Favorite Flannery O'Connor Quotes

Wise, funny, sad, and hopeful, here are some of our favorite Flannery O'Connor quotes.Read More ›

I Want a Garden!

Urban gardening books that’ll help you grow some plants even if a sprawling tomato seedling won’t fit in your studio.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: March 27, 2016

The top five this week includes something for everyone: urban fantasy, gritty suspense fiction, a new police procedural, a little bit of romance, and some history. Happy reading! Read More ›

Feminist YA Fiction

Novels that feature strong, female characters who either confront sexism, defy the patriarchal order, subvert gender expectations or celebrate female solidarity, or all of the above.Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: An Open Letter To Philip Roth

Who am I to begrudge a person wanting to take it easy in the golden years of his or her life? You should do whatever it is that will make you happy, even if it means that your fans will no longer have a new Philip Roth novel to read every year.Read More ›
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