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Dr. John Carlos Has No Regrets: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 205

Civil Rights leader and legendary athlete, Dr. John Carlos spoke with Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation and co-author of Carlos's memoir. Dr. Carlos shares his story of meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the hardships he faced after the '68 Olympics, and the message he has for athletes continuing the movement for racial justice today.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: E-Audiobooks

When the old becomes new again listeners can win the prize. These works of literary fiction are nods to some past familiar tales, but with twists placing them firmly in the present. Check out these new adaptations.Read More ›

Yup, Reading Makes Us Happy

We asked the bookworms of Twitter to name the stories that bring them happiness. After all, everyone knows that reading improves your health, sharpens your mind, helps you embrace ambiguity, and makes you more empathetic—but let's not forget that most of us just do it because we love it.Read More ›

Finding Your Own Four-Leaf Clover: Book Recommendations to Reach Your Dreams

There's no need to rely on luck when you can make your own success! Here are seven book recommendations with teens in mind, to drive motivation and inspiration. Read More ›

Looking for Leaders: Teen Council at 53rd Street Library

If you're a New York City teen interested in developing programs at NYPL, and seeing how the library operates, Teen Council is looking for you. Read More ›

Game Day With the Kingsbridge Teen Advisory Group: "Exploding Kittens" Edition!

The teens in our Teen Advisory Group were already in about-to-go-on-vacation mode. Seemed like a great time for them to try a card game that involves plotting, revenge, and kittens.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 3/19-4/2

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. Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Books for Teens

This year has a lot to offer YA readers so far. Here are a few books our staff here at NYPL are calling out as special.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 18

Browse employment resources, NYC Career Center events for the week, helpful job listings, and more.Read More ›

#LibraryLife in Literature

Inspired (sort of) by Neil’s journey in Goodbye Columbus, we asked our book experts for recommendations of other books with main characters who work in libraries or archives.Read More ›

Spring into New Staff Picks!

Yeah, we went with the dorky season pun! That's just how excited we are about our newest round of Staff Picks—more than 100 titles that our NYPL book experts are super-excited about reading right now.Read More ›

Small (Town Library) Talk: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 82

Frank and Gwen chat with Steven Kurutz, a New York Times features reporter, about his recent Literary Hub essay, "In Praise of the Small Town Library." It's part coming-of-age story, part love letter to his hometown library in Renovo, Pennsylvania. Plus: book rituals, a wild non-book recommendation, and the enduring charm of an unconventional librarian.Read More ›

#LiteraryMarchMadness 2018: Which Character Will Be the Champion?

Welcome to our Fifth Annual Literary March Madness (#LiteraryMarchMadness)! This is a bracket-style tournament like the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, but with a bookish twist: our competition pits popular literary characters against each other and the winner is decided by you!Read More ›

Interview: Inside NYPL Sings! and "Greetings From NYC"

Writer-musician Joe Picciotto talks about how the NYPL Sings! team created a children's song featuring multiple languages and music styles. Read More ›

Debut novelist Akwaeke Emezi Recenters Reality: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 206

The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. Listen to some of our most engaging programs, discover new ideas, and celebrate the best of today’s culture.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Google Play

Akwaeke Emezi is an Igbo and Tamil 

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Novedades de Marzo 2018: Celebrando el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer

Una lista selectiva de voces femeninas y temas recientes sobre la mujer para celebrar sus vidas y logros a través de la historia.Read More ›

Booktalking: "I Am a Secret Service Agent" by Dan Emmett

Dan Emmett fulfilled a life's ambition protecting three U.S. presidents. This edition of Booktalking discusses Emmett's autobiographical look at the Secret Service, and his role within it. Read More ›

Read Slavic Newspapers Online with Your Library Card

Slavic newspapers are available through the Library’s database, Press Reader, which provides access to current newspapers from around the world in full-color and full-page format.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 11

Learn more about free job training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and career development workshops.Read More ›

A Wrinkle in Time Read-a-Likes

If you liked A Wrinkle in Time, try a few more children's books with bold protagonists, exciting adventures, and a touch of the fantastical.Read More ›
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