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The Haberdashery of Kid Lit

Where would some of our favorite literary kiddos be if not for their fabulous headwear? And what better time to celebrate them than National Hat Day? Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 14

Learn more about job and career development opportunities.Read More ›

The Best Picture Books for Kids of 2017

Pictures books are some of the earliest reading experiences for many children. We love how they introduce kids to storytelling and provide a rich multi-sensory experience perfect for reading aloud. Read More ›

Anything Is Paw-sible with These Literary Pups

Don't let the Library's lion mascot fool you; we have a lot of love for literary dogs. Our four-legged friends often find themselves at the heart of a great book, or tagging along for the adventure as a faithful human companion.Read More ›

Library Zine! Issue 2 Now Available

Check out the latest edition, built on the familiar, inspirational theme: "Build a Better World"Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Abandon the Idea Edition January 12, 2018

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. Read More ›

The Beginning or the End? The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 73

This week, Gwen and Frank take on books ranging from the collapse of modern civilization to a murder "how-done-it" told exclusively from the point of view of a perspicacious fetus. Enjoy!Read More ›

Start Your Reading Year with New Staff Picks

Ready to expand your reading horizons in 2018? Embrace the challenge with our newest round of Staff Picks!Read More ›

Let Them Eat Cake!

Want the chance to be crowned king or queen for a day? Try baking or eating a King's Day cake, a worldwide tradition. Read More ›

Booktalking: "This Side of Home" by Renee Watson

Find out about another stellar novel from Renee Watson about gentrification, racism, and the drama of being a teenage girl.Read More ›

Naomi Klein & Martin Breum: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 197

Listen to a conversation about climate change and the Arctic between Canadian journalist and best-selling author Naomi Klein and Danish journalist Martin Breum. Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 01/08-01/22

Welcome to our bi-weekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library. We're highlighting some of our events here, including author talks, free classes, community art shows, performances, concerts, and exhibitions.Read More ›

Reading the 2018 Golden Globes

Novels, biographies, works of fantasy and science fiction, and other books played big roles in the films and television honored at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Read More ›

The Best Funny Books for Kids of 2017

When the going is tough, a good laugh from a good book keeps us going. Plus, we think humor is a great way to hook kids on the joys of reading. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 7

Browse helpful job and employment resources for this week.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Love a Typewriter Edition January 5, 2018

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 ›

Connected Choreography? Nijinsky's "Faune" & Robbins's "Faun"

Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic for The New York Times, investigates connections between Vaslav Nijinsky’s "L'Après-midi d'un Faune" and Jerome Robbins’s "Afternoon of a Faun."Read More ›

New Year, New (Reading) You: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 72

Want to broaden reading your horizons this year? Librarian extraordinaire Meredith Mann joins Frank and Gwen to debate the pros and cons of annual reading challenges. Plus: secret database magic, sci-fi written by robots, and our favorite British bakers.Read More ›

January Reel to Read: Free Saturday Movies at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street

The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by local authors and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie.Read More ›

Digitized Historical Business Periodicals from the Library's Collection: Pt. 5

Responding to current information delivery practices, the Library has been working with Google to have a portion of its older pre-1923 collections digitized. Read More ›
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