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The Quotable Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce was an American satirist, journalist, and author in the late 19th and early 20th century. Bierce was an expert short story author -- his war fiction, based on his own experiences in the Civil War, is particularly acclaimed -- but he is also just as well known for his humorous works, including The Devil's Dictionary, a compendium of comical definitions that satirizes human nature and American culture. Read More ›

LGBT Icon Storme DeLarvarie’s Personal Collection Comes to the Schomburg

The Schomburg Center for Research of Black Culture recently acquired a collection from performer and gay rights activist, Storme DeLarverie.Read More ›

Blessed Ramadan, Blessed Eid: Books for Children and Teens for the Holy Month / Ramadan Mubarak, Eid Mubarak /رمضان مبارك ، عيد مبارك: كتب للمراهقين والأطفال عن الشهر الكريم / আশীর্বাদে রমাদান, আশীর্বাদ ঈদ / مبارک رمضان عید مبارک

The New York Public Library has several picture books, non-fiction books and e-books for children and a few titles for teens observing or wish to learn more about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Read More ›

Writers on Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language”

If you’ve ever thought of yourself as a writer, chances are that you have opinions about George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language.” First published in 1946, it has since become required reading for intro-level writing classes, as well as an obligatory citation when discussing politics and rhetoric.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 25

Find job listings, career development workshops, NYC Mayor's office press release, free job training programs, and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Laureate 101 Edition June 23, 2017

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 ›

Listen to These Activists Making LGBT History

Almost 50 years after Stonewall, New York City's LGBT community is getting ready to march down 5th Avenue for the annual LGBT Pride March. The march commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, which began June 28, 1969. As we look back at that important moment, learning about the activists who shaped the LGBT movement has never been easier.Read More ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: Short Reads

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary, it can be hard to choose which books to peruse on your commute. This week's category: short reads! You can read any of these short stories, essays, and other short pieces in just one or two subway trips. Read More ›

The Alternative Press: A Look Back at Transvestia

Small and independent publications—including, journals, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, and more recently zines, social media, and independent online news magazines—are priceless when understanding the history of these groups, movements, and communities. Read More ›

LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Club: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 45

Gwen and Frank welcome Casey Maher, leader of the LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Crew meetup! They discuss everything from technology and gaming to science fiction (of course) right on up to Hemingway.Read More ›

Ep. 78 "Coming Into Her Own" | Library Stories

Thanks to a special partnership with a nearby school, Huguenot Park Library enables select students to exercise job skills in a welcoming, educational environment.Read More ›

Podcast #169: Tracy K. Smith, New U.S. Poet Laureate

Smith was named 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate last week. In 2016 she came by the Library to discuss her memoir, Ordinary Light.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids" by Sally Walker

Learning how to effectively parent and advocate for a gifted child not easy, but it can be highly rewarding. Read More ›

Researching Juneteenth Celebrations at The New York Public Library

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated across the country commemorating the formal emancipation of slaves in the United States. Read More ›

So What's a Poet Laureate, Anyway?

What exactly does the Poet Laureate do? How is one chosen? And how did this position even come to be? We found the answers to all these questions, and more, from our friends over at The Library of Congress. Read More ›

May Chinese Book Discussion at Mid-Manhattan Library || 中文书籍讨论会

Readers came to the library to discuss their favorite books in Chinese.Read More ›

#ReadersUnite: Our Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

Summer means one thing to librarians: summer reading.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 18

Find job listings, career fairs, career development workshops, DOL blogs and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The If Not Wild Things Edition June 16, 2017

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 ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: Books for Young Adults

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary—a service that delivers free e-books brought to you by MTA, Transit Wireless, and NYC's libraries—it can be hard to choose which books to peruse on your commute. Read More ›
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