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NYPL #FridayReads: The History of Garbage Edition August 18, 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.

Cats and garbage can
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We Read...

There are unexpected treasures to be found in the history of garbage. More books are coming to the screen, and you can stream some classic films for free via Kanopy. Hitchcockian reads give us the chills. Here's a question: is handwriting history? Middle grade historical fiction has some new kids on the block. Wallace Shawn and Noam Chomsky discussed climate change on our most recent podcast episode. Hurrah for fierce fictional female journalists in the vein of Lois Lane. Make the solar eclipse accessible. You have to read this letter from Ella Baker to potential members of the NAACP.

Stereogranimator Friday Feels:

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No need to get up! Join our librarians from the home, office, playground — wherever you have internet access — for book recs on Twitter by following our handle @NYPLrecommends from 10 AM to 11 AM every Friday. Or, you can check NYPL Recommends any day of the week for more suggestions. 


What did you read?

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