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Posts by Arieh Ress

What Are You Reading? William Schwalbe Edition

New York Times Best Selling author William Schwalbe likes to ask people what they are reading. We have that in common! Read More ›

Cookie Lit 2017

What's better than curling up in bed with a good book on a cold winter's night? Curling up with a good book and matching cookies on a cold winter's night! Happy #NationalCookieDay everybody!Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Bill Plympton Edition

I caught up with artist and animator Bill Plympton at this year's New York Comic Con and asked him what he was reading. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Comic Con 2017 Edition

Amid the mass of cosplayers, vendors, and artists at NYCC, I wandered the floor finding out what some of the notable attendees were reading.Read More ›

What are you Reading? ALA Edition

A book list from librarians and library workers themselves. What are the people who work with books every day reading? Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Politicians Edition

A few short interviews with the Librarian of Congress and Congressman John Lewis, as well as Hillary Clinton's book list. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Computers in Libraries Edition

I presented at the Computers in Libraries conference in Arlington, Virginia this past March, and between sessions I decided to find out what people were reading.Read More ›

What Are You Reading: John Bloom/Joe Bob Briggs Edition

Find out what John Bloom AKA Joe Bob Briggs is reading, his research and writing process, and more!Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Powerpuff Girls Edition

I attended the Powerpuff Girls Panel at this year's New York Comic Con, and scored an interview with two of the show's writers: Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Jeannine Otis Edition

Otis is a recording artist, actress, author, teaching artist, and more. There's not a lot in the entertainment industry she hasn't done, and done well. She shares which books have most influenced her life, and as a survivor of domestic violence, what books she'd recommend to someone struggling to overcome trauma.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Paula Poundstone Edition

A master of crowd-work, Poundstone’s shows are different every night. Her improvisational style works well for her, not only onstage but as a regular on the NPR show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” She has been a major supporter of libraries throughout the years and is a national spokesperson for the American Library Association’s United for Libraries division. We asked her a few questions about her reading habits.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Lemony Snicket Edition

Handler attends the American Library Association Conference each year, promoting literacy and library excellence through his Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity award. The book signing gave me the opportunity to ask him a few questions.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Ratso Edition

The author Larry “Ratso” Sloman answers a few questions about reading and libraries. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Colum McCann Edition

Colum McCann visited the library as part of our staff-wide read, so I caught up with him to see if he had other reading recommendations.Read More ›

Happy National Popcorn Day!

January 19 is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with these recipes ranging from the basic to the advanced. Read More ›

Mid-Manhattan Cookie Lit

What's better than curling up with a good book? Curling up with a good book and some book related cookies! In honor of National Cookie Day, the staff at Mid-Manhattan Library put together some deliciously literate cookies for your enjoyment!Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Carlos Alazraqui Edition

Find out what the Rocko's Modern Life and Reno 911 star likes to read.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Harlem Globetrotters Edition

I caught up with a few of the Harlem Globetrotters while they were on a shoot at the William F. Passannante Ballfield in the West Village. A nearby elementary school uses the park as a playground during school hours, and the Globetrotters mingled with the kids, juggling balls and answering questions between takes. Read More ›

The Blacklist: What is Red Reading?

Passing through Bryant Park on the way to work recently, I came upon a shoot for the upcoming season of The Blacklist and decided to find out what Reddington himself was currently reading. Read More ›