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Booktalking "Every You, Every Me" by David Levithan

Evan cannot escape Ariel's memory: the way she smiled, the moments that they shared together, what she meant to him. Could he have done more? Read More ›

Let's Hear it for the Boys: Teens Find Fun in Robots, Videogames

Andrew has an easy way about him that brings out the best in the boys. Around him, they're loose, focused, and enthusiastic. He's clear that he wants the kids to figure out the mechanics for themselves, but he will pitch in with a suggestion. And mid-program he's seated at a table looking like the biggest kid of all. 

This is a model of inquiry-based learning, learning through questions instead of rote memorization. And maybe that's why Andrew discovered the robots, or why they discovered him. When Stapleton bought a set of laptops in 2014, was Andrew 

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Teen Author Festival 2016: Authors in Conversation

Teen Author Festival NYC is a week-long event that occurs in March of every year. It was great to see so many authors together engaged in a discussion about their craft.Read More ›

Booktalking "My Story, My Dance" by Lesa Cline-Ransome

The boy loved karate, but he saw other people prancing through the air, and he informed his mother that he wanted to try another art form. Read More ›

Booktalking "Making Jack Falcone" by Joaquin "Jack" Garcia

If you want a safer job, go work in a library. These are the sentiments of undercover FBI agent, Joaquin "Jack" Garcia.Read More ›

Booktalking "City Street Beat" by Nancy Viau

Everything is happening in the city. Move with the flow. Kids can play jump rope, skip cracks on the sidewalk, ride on the train or in a carriage around Central Park. Read More ›

Second Annual Women in Comics Con at the Bronx Library Center

Comic book fans rejoice! The second annual Women in Comics Con is coming to BLC on March 12, 2016.Read More ›

Booktalking "Zoe Letting Go" by Nora Price

Zoe cannot understand why her mother is signing her off to the staff at Twin Birch. Spending her summer as a patient in a psychiatric treatment facility is definitely not her idea of a good time. Read More ›

Booktalking "Law & Disorder" by John E. Douglas

Douglas pioneered the psychological profiling unit of the FBI, known as the Behavioral Research and Instruction Unit. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Word Collector" by Sonja Wimmer

Words fed Luna's soul like food nourishes bodies. Life was wonderful when she played with her letters.Read More ›

Booktalking "Can You See Me Now?" by Estela Bernal

Amanda writes letters to her dead father. She tells him about her dreams and aspirations. She informs him of her challenges. Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Michael Arndt on February 6, 2016

Michael Arndt is a graphic designer and also the author of Cat Says Meow. He gave a Power Point presentation about how people process information and how it relates to children's picture books.Read More ›

Booktalking "Destination Unknown" by Amy Clipston

Whitney Richards bristles at the ostentatious atmosphere that accompanies wealth and the glamour of high society.Read More ›

"The Year of the Rat" by Clare Furniss

Pearl had a good life until childbirth unexpectedly stole her mother from her. Read More ›

Our YA Movie Wishlist

Hollywood has officially gone YA, and blockbusters that started as young-adult fiction abound. So, we asked our team of expert librarians for their wishlists: What’s a YA book you’d like to see turned into a movie, and whom would you cast in the leading role?Read More ›

The Bronx in the Public Domain

Did you know that out of 180,000 public domain images, over 2,000 are from the Bronx? This post will highlight some the treasures from this incredible gold mine of historic images that are now free to use.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet" by Jolanta Benal

Jolanta's podcast on dog training was named the iTunes podcast of the year in 2009. Better yet, this trainer extraordinare resides in our very city. So if your canine requires behavioral intervention, you could give her a call. 

Teaching a dog to not go through open doors, leaving tempting steaks alone, crossing his or her front paws to "act like a lady," walking on a slack leash, not jumping up on people, and not barking incessantly. 

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Booktalking "It's Not Just Who You Know" by Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding presents a new take on networking. He calls it netgiving, which is ultimately a more fulfilling and useful way to approach collaborating with colleagues. Read More ›

Researching the Bronx

At the Bronx Library Center we frequently receive calls from all over the country from folks who had their origins in the Bronx and are looking to research their family history, find a news article, an obituary, a high school yearbook or general historical information about the Bronx. Listed here are online resources where you can find information to answer these questions.Read More ›

Move over, Binge-Watching...

... because it's time for some binge-reading. Start 2016 with some series that you might want to race through the same way you raced through Master of None and Making a Murderer.Read More ›
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