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Celebrating New U.S. Citizens at NYPL

On July 1, 2016, 225 individuals from 55 countries became United States citizens at the New York Public Library! We were one of one hundred naturalization ceremonies going on around the country as part of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' celebration of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and our nation's birthday.Read More ›

2016 City of New York Tech Job Fair

The City of New York is looking for talented and innovative tech professionals. With hundreds of positions available across multiple City agencies, NYC is hosting the first ever Citywide Tech Job Fair.Read More ›

Latin: The Divine Chore

With an infinity of choices, why study Latin?Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 1, 2016

Everything old is new again this week, as a 2003 Nicholas Sparks book regains a spot in the top five.Read More ›

Podcast #122: Laurie Anderson on Melville, Opera, and Mystery

Laurie Anderson is one of the great pioneers of American art, combining and redefining various media, including film, music, spoken word, and performance art. Read More ›

Medical Assistant Course for English Language Learners

This intensive, year-long evening and weekend course is designed to train advanced, English language learner New York City residents to become certified as medical assistants and to obtain employment in the healthcare field. Read More ›

Little Artists on 53rd Street

Little Artists encourages kids to be inspired by the work and life stories of master artists, and then create their own process-based art projects.Read More ›

New York on the Front Line: The Black Tom Island Explosion, July 1916

On Sunday morning, July 30, 1916, at 2:08 a.m., one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history took place at Black Tom Island, New Jersey, a shipping facility located in New York Harbor. Read More ›

Lectura de verano: "Entra en el juego ¡Lee!"

Este año la lectura de verano se enfoca en motivar a los niños a leer y a usar los recursos y programas ofrecidos en las bibliotecas.Read More ›

George Avakian and Louis Armstrong

The working and personal friendship of George Avakian and Louis Armstrong.Read More ›

Cullman Center Recommends: 15 Books for Summer Reading

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has had seventeen classes of fellows in residence at The New York Public Library. These gifted independent scholars, creative writers, academics, and visual artists have produced more than one hundred books since 1999, and we recommend fifteen of their recent titles for 2016 summer reading.Read More ›

Spotted: Pokémon Doppelgängers in our Digital Collections

We've had a lot of fun over the last two weeks searching around our libraries for Pokémon and playing Pokémon Go with our patrons, and we've noticed something: some of these Pokémon look awfully familiar. Sure enough, there are a bunch of doppelgänger Pokémon hiding in our Digital Collections!Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: What Else Can You Do in 20 Minutes?

Hit us up for a recommendation on Twitter @NYPLRecommends between 10-11 AM EDT on Friday mornings.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 24

A wide range of recruitment and training opportunities happening next week.Read More ›

Black Aesthetics in the Digital Collections: Thoughts on Black Portraiture

Portraits greatly influence the way that we perceive ourselves and each other. One could consider black portraiture to be a facet of black aesthetics, in that it centralizes the black image, illustrates a black existence, and thus implies a cultural position.Read More ›

E-Book Recommendations to Read in SimplyE

Now that SimplyE is here, if you have a smart phone there's no excuse not to be reading everywhere you go! If you're not sure what to pick from the 300,000 titles available, let our staff offer some suggestions.Read More ›

Free Summer Meals | 免费暑假餐点 | Comidas de verano gratis

The Department of Education provides free summer meals for all New York City’s children and teens. Anyone 18 years and younger who approaches participating summer meal sites will receive breakfast and lunch—no questions asked!Read More ›

Introducing SimplyE: 300,000 E-Books to Browse, Borrow, and Read

The New York Public Library just released SimplyE, a new app that gives NYPL cardholders the ability to browse, borrow, and read more than 300,000 e-books from the Library’s collections in just a few easy steps.Read More ›

One Bad Podcast: The Librarian Is In, Ep. 17

Gwen can barely contain herself this week when she and Frank are joined by Biz Ellis, one of the hosts of the One Bad Mother podcast, to talk kids and parents and books. Plus, Biz's 6-year-old daughter makes a book recommendation of her very own!Read More ›

Staten Island Historical Newspapers Now Online

The New York Public Library just posted more than 9,000 pages from The Richmond County Advance online, covering the years 1886 to 1910. Find them at nypl.org/sinewspapers. Read More ›
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