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2013 in Reference and Recommendations


Whether you come to The New York Public Library looking for something good to read or to find that missing bit of information you needed, we hope you were able to find what you were looking for in 2013. We're always here to help, and we hope to see you again next year!

Did you know we had 166 bloggers contributing this year on Here are a few of the most popular blog posts of 2013 and the lesser known, in case you missed them the first time.


Come in to the Booth.  Asks Questions About Your Libraries., Digital ID 1153348, New York Public LibraryReference: Helping You Search

Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island (and One That Was)

MTA Job and Career Fair

Research Like a Librarian: Using "Big6 Skills" for Better Grades!

Recursos Gratis para la Ciudadanía / Free Citizenship Resources

Caring for Your Books, Papers, and Photographs at Home

Get the Facts: GED Changes in 2014

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Cross Country Travel in 1912

Homeschooling Through High School at the Library

Cooking with the Stars

The Art Underfoot: NYC Manhole Covers

How to Research a Quotation

NYC Restaurant Cookbooks

Research Collections: Here's What We Found

Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers

Camouflaged Anti-Nazi Literature

Transmissions from the Timothy Leary Papers: Greatest Hits

When They Trod the Boards: Christopher Walken, Song and Dance Man

What a Woman Can Do With a Camera: The Photography of Alice Austen


The Influence of Struwwelpeter

The Silence=Death Poster

Grown Ups Enjoy Reading, Also., Digital ID 1153349, New York Public LibraryRecommendations: Books and Media You Might Enjoy

A Cold Night's Death: The Allure of Scandinavian Crime Fiction

The Reader's Den: Edith Wharton's "The Other Two"

Banned Books Week: Green Eggs and Ham

OMG! I Love That Song! A Catchy Song Playlist

Looking for a Good Book? Try an Award-Winning Read

Orange Is the New Black: A Reading List

The Wonder Years: Music and References from Season One

Steampunk: An Introduction for Teens

It's Here! NYPL's Children's Books 2013

Great Book Web Sites


Zombies and Why They Won't Go Away

Mermaid Parade

Rest in Peace

Van Cliburn, 1934-2013

R.I.P. Ed Koch

Stephen Porter, 1925-2013

Homage to Jean Léon Destiné

Mille Grazie, Marcella Hazan

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

My Mandela Moments

Honoring Nelson Mandela

Tributo a Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Hommage à Nelson Mandela

Public Libraries., Digital ID 1153352, New York Public Library

It Happened in 2013

Choral Notes: Happy 70th Anniversary to Oklahoma! (The Musical and the Song)

Not For Sale: The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge Celebrates 130 Years

The Call of Cthulhu Turns 85: H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos

Encyclopedia Brown: A 50th Anniversary

The Face of Intellectual Beauty: The New York Review of Books at 50

Over 4,000 Dance Prints and Designs Now Available

Happy Birthday Grand Central Terminal!

USSC Processing Project: The United States Sanitary Commission Records Open for Research on July 16, 2013

Hommage du centenaire de naissance d'Albert Camus (1913-1960)


You've Never Seen the Library From This Angle...

Snapshots from NYPL

Flying a Drone Around the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Happy New Year!



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