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Staten Island Historical Newspapers Update

We are excited to announce that a new set of Island papers have been scanned and launched. The largest run is the Staten Island World, about 3,000 pages of it, from our partner the Staten Island Museum. Read More ›

Books and Resources for Lyme Disease Awareness

Learn how to avoid tick bites and where to get support if you have the disease.Read More ›

Meditations on Our Sense of Smell

How often do you think about smell and scents? Take a smellwalk through our shelves for books on this sometimes inscrutable sense.Read More ›

Ep. 22 "Anywhere in the World in a Book" | Library Stories

When Angelo Pecunia’s granddaughter Bianca was just one year old, he brought her to the Great Kills Library and let her pick out as many books as she wanted.Read More ›

Spring Into Spring: Fresh, Clean, and Green Reading

These nonfiction picks may inspire you to get into the swing of spring. Read More ›

Books and E-Books for the Romantically Challenged

Whether you are looking to find a relationship, keep a relationship alive or leave it, we have a book or an e-book for you.Read More ›

A Tribute to David Bowie

As a tribute to David Bowie's life, his music and his acting, here is a list of works by him as well as about him.Read More ›

Following in Winnie's Pawprints

Kids cannot live by Winnie-the-Pooh alone, so we asked our picture-book experts here at NYPL to tell us about their favorite stories that feature bears as the protagonists.Read More ›

Caring for Aging Parents and Yourself

When you are small, your parents normally take care of you. Time passes, life happens and the years fly by. Slowly, you may begin to realize that your parents can no longer cope with life on their own. One day, you may end up taking care of them. This role-reversal can be overwhelming and very challenging for many of us.Read More ›

A Guide for Those Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Life doesn't stop after diagnosis. Tips on collecting and organizing your medical information, and books and websites to help you on your path to recovery.Read More ›

The Puck is Set to Drop! The Rangers, Islanders, and Devils Return to the Ice

The game is over but you've still got a thirst for everything hockey. Let us help you find something to quench your hockey thirst. Whether books are your thing or you prefer movie and even podcasts, we've got you covered.Read More ›

Gurkensalat and Goblins! A German Halloween

Combining the Bavarian celebration of Oktoberfest with the occasion of Halloween. Read More ›

Achieving a Lasting Legacy

What will be your legacy? This is a ponderous question, whether one is referring to a legacy as contained in one’s last will and testament, one’s work and/or charitable contributions or the material manifestation of one’s hobbies.Read More ›

Pomp, Circumstance and Advice!

Spring brings ceremonies and advice for new graduates starting out in the world.Read More ›

Great Kills Book Discussion: Ronald Kessler's The First Family Detail

Ronald Kessler’s The First Family Detail provides riveting and highly astonishing facts as well as firsthand accounts of agents whose role is to protect United States Presidents and their families.Read More ›

Stomping on Ye Old Sod... Celebrating Ireland at the Library

Resources on Ireland for the greenest of St. Patrick's Days.Read More ›

Finding Spiritual Support at the Library

It's the first day of Lent, but our collections can offer insight and guidance for any spiritual path. Read More ›

Cultivating Cupid at the Library

Resources on heart health and <3 health, both available with your library card.Read More ›

We Are New York: Language Learning at the Library

Learn about WANY and other opportunities to improve your language skills at the library.Read More ›

Going Back in Time: High School Reunion

Books and DVDs to help you prepare for your next blast from the past.Read More ›
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