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NYPL #FridayReads: The Data Is In Edition November 17, 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.

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We Read...

Fourteen books written during NaNoWriMo and some cool titles that are keeping us going after Stranger Things 2. Daniel Mendelsohn has writing advice for you. Authors take note: we wish these children's book characters could be friends. ICYMI: Millennials are the demographic most likely to use the library. Here's one reason why your family name might not have been changed at Ellis Island. You can view the oldest photo in your state here. We're so proud of Schomburg's Kevin Young. His book Bunk takes on the history of #fakenews way before hashtags. Authors fell in love with reading through these books. Change we can believe in: twenty-five words whose definitions have changed over time.

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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. 

It's showtime!

We've got a brand new show! Watch on Facebook Live on Fridays at noon. You can ask Gwen and Lynn to recommend your next read and hear what other patrons are loving lately too.

What did you read?

If you read something fantastic this week, share with our community of readers in the comment section below.


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