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  • Author Talk: 'The Nom Wah Cookbook' Authors on This Storied Restaurant (Plus Cookbook Recommendations)

    By Sherri Machlin, Adult Librarian | June 24, 2022
    Great Kills Library
    Learn about this iconic fixture of New York's Chinatown, its cookbook, and others recommended by NYPL staff.
  • 50 All-Time Favorite Romance Books

    By Anne Rouyer, Supervising Young Adult Librarian | February 11, 2022
    Classics, contemporary, LGBTQ, historicals, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers—these books still have the power to make us smile or catch our breath.
  • Meet the Artist: Yuko K., SoHo 2020 Exhibit

    By Sherri Machlin, Adult Librarian | January 27, 2022

    The Mulberry Street Library's exhibition by artist Yuko K. of photographs of graffiti created in response to the murder of George Floyd.

  • Cookie Lit 2021: A Baking + Literature Mashup

    December 4 is National Cookie Day—the perfect time to enjoy another selection of literary-inspired cookies!

  • Books to Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month

    By Alex Kohn, Library Information Assistant | October 27, 2021

    These titles, for all ages, showcase how fascinating and colorful LGBTQ+ history is.

  • 12 Great LGBTQ YA Books You Haven't Read Yet

    By Alex Kohn, Library Information Assistant | June 28, 2021
    There's no better time than Pride Month to discover a new favorite book!
  • 12 Classic LGBTQ Titles for YA Readers

    By Alex Kohn, Library Information Assistant | June 22, 2021
    Every year I wait for June so I can talk about these classic LGBT YA books, but you can enjoy them any time of the year!
  • Recent Books That Reflect Diverse Womens' Experiences For Kids, Teens, & Adults

    By Sherri Machlin, Adult Librarian | April 29, 2021

    Women's History Month has come and gone, but the staff of Mulberry Street Branch are keeping the vibe going with this booklist.

  • NYPL’s Mabel Williams: Giving Teens a Voice

    By Anne Rouyer, Supervising Young Adult Librarian | March 8, 2021

    Mabel Williams's groundbreaking work of focusing library services on teens culminated with this list of books.

  • Love is Strange: A Reading List for an Uncommon Valentine’s Day

    By Denise Jarrott, Library Information Assistant | February 11, 2021

    These books might not bring a new love to your doorstep, but maybe they will reveal the love that might already exist in your life.