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Curiosity & Creativity After School: BridgeUP 2018 Passion Projects

BridgeUP scholars—passionate, curious, and creative participants in an innovative after-school program—know how to take advantage of the Library's resources. As a result, they create impressive final projects, known as Passion Projects.Read More ›

Subway Series at New York City Libraries This September

It’s not often that you can see a Grammy Award-winning group perform live for free, right in your own neighborhood—so be sure to catch St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble next month at your local library. Read More ›

A Bronx Week Reading List: May 8-18

One of the unique features of the Bronx is that is has a week dedicated to showcasing and celebrating all its wonderful attributes: history, literature, culture, etc. Here is a reading list which is sure to spark your interests in all things Bronx!Read More ›

Branch Special Collections

Several branches throughout the three boroughs have special collections that focus on local history or are of special interest to their respective communities.Read More ›

A List of Lists: July 2012

Visit NYPL's BiblioCommons for these lists and many more. You can also create your own and share them with us in the comments! See below for some interesting staff picks from the past month, on topics both timely and timeless:

Nonfiction Job Hunting Resources Most Talked About Female Biographies ... Read More ›

Reader's Den January: "The House of Silk" Discussion Questions

I hope everyone has read (or is reading) the newest Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk, and has met (or are meeting) the wonderfully complex characters — including an encore performance from Sherlock's brother, Mycroft Holmes.

Many questions came to mind, especially relating to the House of Silk's subject matter. In the spirit of not giving away the secrets of the novel, for those who intend to read (or are reading) it, here are some questions that will 

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January Reader's Den: "The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel"

Welcome to the January edition of the Readers Den!

Sherlock Holmes is back and better than ever with the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate's authorization of the novel The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz. This month we will discuss the House of Silk and its similarities/differences to the original series and the spirit of our favorite sophisticated sleuth.

Once again, THE GAME'S 

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November Reader's Den: "Infinity" Closing

Thank you for all the readers and followers of the Reader's Den! I hope everyone enjoyed Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and enjoyed Nick's adventure with Zombies, Dark-Hunters, and his own dark secret. The adventures continue in the next book of the series, Invincible

If you are interested in Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy romance novels, here is a list of Read-a-like authors: 

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November Reader's Den: "Infinity" Discussion Questions

After reading or while reading Infinity — there are lots of questions that come to mind! I know I certainly had a few! What struck you as you were reading? Here are some questions to get the discussion started, but please don’t feel limited to answering only the questions below. Go ahead and add your own questions or comments.

    The theme of free will and destiny flows throughout the book. Do you think Nick’s life has already been decided or do you think 
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November Reader's Den: Info on "Infinity"

"I am what I have become because of the interference and secrets of one creature. Had things been done differently, my life would have been a whole other enchilada. I would not be where I am today and I would have had a life worth living instead of the nightmare my life has become.

"But no, by keeping his deepest secrets, my best friend betrayed me and turned me into the darkness I have come to embrace. Our fates and destinies were mashed together by a freak 

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Reader's Den: "Infinity" by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Welcome to the November edition of the Readers Den! For the month of November, we will be reading Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

As a little introduction to the book:

Nick Gautier is an average 14 year old boy; he goes to school and listens to his mother.  The only problem is: his friends are trouble, and when Nick decides not to mug a tourist, they turn on him. Enter Kyrian of Thrace, who introduces 

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Browse Through The Bronx: A Booklist About the Only Borough That Begins With 'The'

Did anyone else notice that the Bronx was hardly ever mentioned during our recent snowstorm?  We heard about streets not being plowed in Queens and Brooklyn, but I only heard the Bronx mentioned once. Sometimes it seems that we are the forgotten part of New York City. However, the humble Bronx has been the setting of many books, fiction and non-fiction alike, and it has been called home by such luminaries as

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