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Finding Home in Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson, born in Manchester August 27, 1959, is an award winning and well-loved author in the UK and North America. I have read and re-read many of Winterson’s works, and it always feels like coming home.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 28

Training and recruitment opportunities in the week ahead.Read More ›

5 Books for People Who Love the Internet

As an homage to 25 years of Internet life, I’ve pulled a few books in which characters rely on the Internet, for better or worse, and two in Internet-less near-future worlds.Read More ›

6 Books for Kids about the Civil Rights Movement

Half a century after the Montgomery Bus Boycott that began with Rosa Parks, many authors of children’s literature are writing compelling middle-grade stories about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and ’60s. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Candy is Dandy Edition August 26, 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 ›

Get Down With These 6 True Stories for The Get Down Fans

Are you into hip-hop origin stories? Do you dig New York City histories? Can’t get enough of the 1970’s? Then if you haven’t yet seen Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down on Netflix, you’re missing out – it’s all that and more, a compulsively watchable musical drama that’s fast-paced, stunning and brilliantly acted. Only problem? There’s only 6 episodes on Netflix – and the rest won’t be released until next year. If you need more stories like young poet and Bronx orphan Zeke trying to make a name for himself as a 

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#NPS100: Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

The library is full of resources for you to plan your visit to or learn about the history of the National Parks.Read More ›

The Last Nostrand Streetcar: Max Hubacher's New York Photography

A prolific amateur photographer and local historian, Hubacher documented New York City and its environs with a seemingly objective eye, the typed or handwritten captions on the verso of each photograph often markedly specific in terms of date and location.Read More ›

A Labyrinth of Labyrinth Books

In honor of Borges’ spirit of ingenuity (and his August birthday), we created a flowchart of books about twisty mazes, both real and imagined.Read More ›

Getting Funded: SIBL's First Business Financing Fair Is a Success

The Business Financing Fair had representatives from both traditional and alternative sources of funding who answered questions from start-ups and established businesses. Read More ›

Department of Education Winter/Spring Internships

The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Read More ›

Beyond Susan B. Anthony: A Suffrage Quiz

Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. It was not an easy fight. In celebration of equal voting rights, show off how well you know your history of suffrage.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Mentor Myth" by Debby Carreau

Mentors can assist you with charting your career path, but you must remain at the helm of your life and career.Read More ›

So You've Taken the MTA Conductor Exam... Now What?

A companion post for test takers of the MTA Conductor exam.Read More ›

Podcast #126: Maggie Nelson and Wayne Koestenbaum on Clarity and Cruelty

Maggie Nelson is a writer of poetry and auto-theory, including Bluets, The Art of Cruelty, and, most recently, The Argonauts. Recently she joined Wayne Koestenbaum, a prolific writer, visual artist, and musician, at the New York Public Library. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 28, 2016

Two new titles join this list this week: historical fiction about the Underground Railroad and the newest installment of a popular series of F.B.I. thrillers.Read More ›

10 Strong Female Characters in Fantasy Television Shows

A leading female character stands out because of her beauty, boldness, and bravery in the face of adversity. A strong leading lady can be a hero or a villain with a lot of depth.Here are some recommendations for TV shows with strong female characters. Read More ›


New titles selected by Irina Tkach, Supervising Librarian, BookOps.Read More ›

喝出美麗好氣色 || Herbal Tea for Health

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20 Databases to Get You Back to School

Besides the textbooks and school supplies, there are plenty of resources online to help you with your studies. Whether you’re practicing your reading skills, prepping for the science fair, beginning your first research paper, or lesson planning one of these activities, the New York Public Library’s databases are ready to support you in your learning.Read More ›
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