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Olympic Reading: 192 Authors from around the World

As the 2016 Olympic Games draw to a close in Rio, don’t let that feeling of international fellowship and connection fade away. Read More ›

Summer in the City: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our last Open Book Night at Mid-Manhattan Library, we asked readers to share a quintessential summer in the city book, a book that evokes summer in New York or another city or a book that helps them survive summer in the city. Read More ›

July 2016 International Fiction Bestsellers

What are people reading around the world?Read More ›

A Manhattanhenge Reading List

Happy first day of summer! Manhattanhenge is coming soon, and we’ve made a reading list! Read More ›

The Natural World: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Books about hiking, evolution, human nature, dogs and cats, city parks and gardens, and classic fiction were among the titles readers recommended at our Open Book Night last month when we suggested the topic “the natural world.”Read More ›

May 2016 International Fiction Bestsellers

A satirical Swedish novel, a favorite Sicilian detective, and teen dystopian romance top the bestseller lists in Germany, Italy, and Brazil. Novels by native authors are popular in Argentina and Russia, and everyone loves Jojo Moyes!Read More ›

Learn English With Shakespeare: Free Websites and Books for English Language Learners

Shakespeare’s language can be a challenge for fluent English speakers. If you’re an English language learner, you might think that Shakespeare is not for for you, but there are many different ways you can learn about his work, his life, and his language and improve your English skills. Read More ›

Women in Print: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature. Read More ›

In With the New! A Reading List from Open Book Night

We had asked readers to tell us about a book that helped them explore or learn something new or to share a recently discovered book or author they loved.Read More ›

Recommended at Open Book Night: Patron Picks in "E"

Not sure what to read next? Check out these book recommendations from fellow book lovers! Read More ›

Download Your Next Nonfiction Read: Author @ the Library in "E"

Are you looking for a good nonfiction read to download? Every month the Mid-Manhattan Library presents a series of Author @ the Library lectures featuring recent nonfiction books on a wide range of subjects, and many of these titles are available to borrow as e-books. Read More ›

Early 1970s Fiction: 45 Novels for 45 Years of Mid-Manhattan

Just in time for #tbt... award winners, best sellers and cultural touchstones from the early 1970s. Read More ›

Thankful for Books: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our last Open Book Night we asked our Mid-Manhattan readers to share a book or an author they were thankful for, or to tell us about a story or book they associated with Thanksgiving.Read More ›

New York: A Reading List from Open Book Night

A wide variety of titles, including memoirs, essays, classic and contemporary fiction, history, and poetry connected to New York. Read More ›

September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If you'd like to understand why more wild animals are venturing into urban environments; to discover how the great impressionist Monet ate; to examine the Polaroid-Kodak patent war; to celebrate the music and poetry of Leonard Cohen; to learn how to beat fatigue; to explore the economic consequences of climate change; to relive a harrowing but heroic moment in Armenian history; to argue against suicide; or learn how to cope with the narcissists in your life, please join us this month!Read More ›

August in the Reader's Den: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Part 1

Welcome back to the Reader’s Den! This August we’re making a virtual escape from the hot and steamy New York summer with Bill Bryson’s classic travelogue, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, originally published in 1996.Read More ›

July Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent nonfiction books on a wide variety of subjects and ask them questions. Read More ›

Summer Reading 2015: A Women's Literary World Cup

Are you watching the Women’s World Cup? The tournament began on June 6 with teams from 24 countries competing in cities around Canada, and the Round of 16 starts tomorrow. If you'd like to indulge in some reading between matches, we've got lots of suggestions for you. Whether or not you're a soccer fan, you can cheer on your favorites in the Women's Literary World Cup. All readers are welcome!Read More ›

Humans and Nature: A Reading List from Open Book Night

When we asked people to share books related to the theme of nature at our recent Open Book Night, we heard about titles related to both the natural world and to human nature, with an emphasis on humankind’s relationship to nature.Read More ›

May Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Dance in unexpected places... walking through literary New York... New York's incredible abandoned spaces... photographing fashion's trendsetters... recipes in literature... unusual hiking destinations... coming of age in postwar America... the art and science of what we eat... southern Italy's most celebrated gardens... urban transformation in Chelsea... the influence of our infrastructure...Read More ›
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