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Think You're Too Old for Picture Books? Think Again!

Written with Elisa Garcia. November celebrates National Picture Book Month and will be recognized in many children’s sections of libraries across the city. At Bronx Library Center, we'll also celebrate graphic novels, comic books, and manga. We hope you’ll join us!Read More ›

Booktalking "Wishbones" by Virginia MacGregor

When Feather finds her mother collapsed in a diabetic coma on New Year's eve, she knows that she has to do something...and fast.Read More ›

Indie Author Day at the Bronx Library Center

We were lucky to host the second annual Indie Author Day. Four authors were featured: Annette Berkovits, Rebecca Brooks, Carmen D. Lucca, and Anne Born. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Fall" by James Preller

Sam and Morgan have an "impossible friendship," whatever that is...Read More ›

Booktalking "Charisma" by Jeanne Ryan

Imagine that you could become instantly vivacious and popular. Unfortunately, perfection comes with a price.Read More ›

Exploring Citizenship Day: Programs, Books & Films

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”Read More ›

Booktalking "Textrovert" by Lindsey Summers

Keeley is a senior high school girl focused on friends and college. Zach and JT are football rivals—two stars vying for limited scholarships. The last thing Keeley wants is to get caught in the cross hairs... Read More ›

"How to Handle a Financial Windfall" at SIBL on August 8, 2017

Winning the lottery is what everyone dreams of, right? It can be, but personal safety and security concerns and the anxiety of a significant life change can beset anyone who comes into sudden money.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook" by Deborah Haddock

The Three Faces of Eve. Sybil. Hollywood portrayals of multiple personality disorder have sensationalized the problem and many mental health professionals—as well as members of the general public—doubt its very existence. Nowadays, this disorder of memory, identity, and consciousness is called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and it is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) . Read More ›

Booktalking "Star-Crossed" by Barbara Dee

Gemma is the apple of Mathilda's eye. Yet, she is shocked when one of her buddies opines that Mattie has a crush on Gemma. What could this mean?!?! Read More ›

Booktalking "The Flip Side" by Shawn Johnson

Two names, two lives. Two sides of the same personality. Then the two worlds collide.Read More ›

Booktalking "Great Is the Truth" by Amos Kamil

The Horace Mann School. Right in my backyard, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Supposedly, it was an elite prep school for the future leaders of this country. But behind the brick walls and hallowed classrooms of learning lay a dark truth.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Secret Language of Sisters" by Luanne Rice

Mathilda and Ruth, aka Tilly and Roo. Two sisters, so excited to be in the same school again once Tilly entered ninth grade. Then a dog runs in front of Roo's vehicle as she is traveling to pick up Tilly. The ensuing crash devastates her life.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids" by Sally Walker

Learning how to effectively parent and advocate for a gifted child not easy, but it can be highly rewarding. Read More ›

Summer Reading Kickoff 2017 at Harlem Library

As usual, we had a fantastic Summer Reading kickoff celebration this year. We celebrated the beginning of warm weather with a focus on literacy and kids maintaining their reading skills during the upcoming summer vacation. Read More ›

Booktalking "Parenting Gifted Kids" by James Delisle

Being gifted means that you lead a charmed life and everything is easier for you, right? Not necessarily. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Power of Noticing" by Max Bazerman

We can all become so focused on a particular task that we ignore helpful and relevant information. This is why it is so helpful to take a step back from what you are doing and see if there is a different tactic that could be applied to the situation.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly" by Stephanie Oakes

This was a fascinating and morbid glimpse into the brutal world of religious cults. The author's alternation of past and present gives the book a dreamy, surreal feel.Read More ›

Booktalking "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon

All Madeleine has ever known is life inside of her house with her nurse, Carla and her mother. Until Olly moved next door, that is.Read More ›

Bronx Book Fair 2017

I attended the Bronx Book Fair and heard from editors, authors, agents, and library administrators about the world of books, publishing, and accessing materials. Read More ›
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