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Autumn Adeigbo: StartUP! Business Plan Competition and Update

Autumn Adeigbo’s dream had been to become a clothing designer. Today, she has dressed Solange Knowles and her startup is gaining momentum.Read More ›

Honoring Grace Paley: Fiction, Activism, & Social Justice

In honor of Grace Paley’s birthday, we asked our book experts to name fiction writers whose political action informed their work — not just indirectly advocated for a particular viewpoint, but whose activism was demonstrated in the stories they created.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The So Many Shoes Edition December 9, 2016

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We’ve rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.Read More ›

Food and Celebration: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Last month when we gathered for Open Book Night, our theme was food and celebration. Oysters came up several times as well as some fictional meals that were far from celebratory. We heard about favorite cookbooks and food memoirs and a few titles readers really enjoyed that had little to do with food but fit the mood.Read More ›

Looking for Langston, Du Bois, and Miss La La: An Interview with Author John Keene

An interview with John Keene: a writer-in-residence in the Library’s Wertheim Study in 2013, where he researched and wrote Counternarratives, for which he received an American Book Award and a Lannan Literary Award in Fiction in 2016.Read More ›

Where to Start with Willa Cather

It's December 7, and that means we're celebrating Willa Cather's birthday here at NYPL! Willa Cather was a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet known for her descriptions of life on the American frontier and the immigrant experience. Read More ›

Lots of Good Fun That Is Funny: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 26

Children's librarian Louise Lareau joins Frank and Gwen to talk about NYPL's annual Best Books for Kids list and why you should say "underpants" during first-grade storytime. Plus: Eve Babitz, Joan Didion, Zadie Smith, joy, suffering, existentialism, etc., etc.Read More ›

Currying Functions and React Component Usage

Learn about the functional programming technique of currying from a examples that the NYPL Digital department uses in its React applications.Read More ›

Podcast #141: James McBride on James Brown and NYC

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present James McBride discussing James Brown's creative process, the politics of the musician, and New York City.Read More ›

Booktalking "Just Kids From the Bronx" by Arlene Alda

The lives of influential people, illustrated in Just Kids From the Bronx, were nurtured in the northernmost borough of the largest city in the United States.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of December 4

Find workshops, job fairs, and more.Read More ›

Ep. 56 "The King of the Library" | Library Stories

In the early 20th century, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated $5.2 million to build more than 60 libraries throughout New York City. For many years, the Carnegie libraries were heated by 

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Join Blind Arduino Workshops at the Library

Andrew Heiskell Library is partnering with DIYAbility and the Blind Arduino Project to present hands-on workshops introducing youth and adults to nonvisual and adaptive techniques for coding and physical computing.Read More ›

Staten Island Historical Newspapers Update

We are excited to announce that a new set of Island papers have been scanned and launched. The largest run is the Staten Island World, about 3,000 pages of it, from our partner the Staten Island Museum. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Almost Rhymes with Book Edition December 2, 2016

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We’ve rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.Read More ›

December Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

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

Introducing the Best Books for Teens 2016

A committee of 20 dedicated librarians read all the young-adult books published in 2016 that we could get our hands on. Then we debated, voted, and came up with our 50 favorite books of the year.Read More ›

Best Books for Kids 2016: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

This annual list is a century-old tradition in which The New York Public Library’s book experts select 100 noteworthy children's titles from categories including: picture books, young readers, fiction, graphic novels, folklore & fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction.Read More ›

Happy National Cookie (Lit) Day!

We're celebrating National Cookie Day with a list of literary-related cookie recipes.Read More ›

World AIDS Day: A Look in Our Collections

World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.Read More ›
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