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"The Woman in the Window" : What to Watch Before You Read

I’m going to let you in on a little tip. There’s a book coming out in January 2018 that everyone will be talking about. It’s called The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn.Read More ›

October Reel to Read: Gothic Movies on Saturdays at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street

The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by local authors and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie.Read More ›

Liberty and Happiness: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Classic self-help books, engaging fiction, 18th-century American history, and Jane Austen were some of the topics we discussed at our last Open Book Night, when the theme was “liberty and happiness.” Read More ›

What are you Reading? ALA Edition

A book list from librarians and library workers themselves. What are the people who work with books every day reading? Read More ›

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Epic journeys by ship and by train, stories of survival in wartime, and elephants were some of the topics we discussed at last month’s Open Book Night. We asked readers to share a reading journey with us, including books about travel and transportation, favorite armchair adventures, or virtual voyages.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Politicians Edition

A few short interviews with the Librarian of Congress and Congressman John Lewis, as well as Hillary Clinton's book list. Read More ›

Mid-Manhattan Library to Close for Renovation August 1

The long-awaited and much-needed full renovation of Mid-Manhattan Library is moving forward as expected, with the building scheduled to close to the public on August 1, 2017. Work will begin immediately, and the building is expected to reopen in early 2020.Read More ›

July Author @ the Library Program at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come join us for the final installment of our program before renovation begins. Read More ›

Share Your Mid-Manhattan Memories

We are looking for volunteers to share memories of their time spent at the Mid-Manhattan Library. These memories will then be displayed in a curated gallery dedicated to the largest circulating library in Manhattan.Read More ›

Oddballs, Screwballs, and Other Eccentrics: A Reading List from Open Book Night

May’s Open Book Night was one filled with tales of truly wacky families, plays and novels that have been adapted into films, and many, many questions. Read More ›

June Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come join us this June at the Mid-Manhattan Library for the continuation of our Author @ the Library Programs. This month, we'll be delving into the history of Manhattan, a popular Greenwich village restaurant, and Jane Austen, among other topics. Read More ›

A Manhattanhenge Reading List

Manhattanhenge is coming next week, and we’ve made a reading list to celebrate! Read More ›

May 2017 International Fiction Bestsellers

This month we checked out fiction bestsellers in Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Peru, and Taiwan and found a mixture of novels by local authors, translations of international bestsellers, and some poetry.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Computers in Libraries Edition

I presented at the Computers in Libraries conference in Arlington, Virginia this past March, and between sessions I decided to find out what people were reading.Read More ›

Behind the Lens: Picture Yourself Online

One of our librarians, Arieh Ress, started a program called “Picture Yourself Online!” in which he took headshots of patrons so they would have a decent photo of themselves to use online and while job-hunting. I sat down with Arieh and interviewed him about the program we’ve been running for nearly a year now.Read More ›

May Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come join us this May at Mid-Manhattan Library for the continuation of our Author @ the Library Programs. This month, we'll be delving into Wall Street trading, stealthy subliminal advertising, and Rick James' legacy, among other topics. Read More ›

Books Go to the Movies: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our discussion in our March Open Book Night: Books Go to the Movies covered a lot of ground. Movies and books strike a chord with everyone and we all had something to say.Read More ›

Citizenship Fair / Feria de la ciudadanía / Un séminaire sur la Citoyenneté Américaine/ Информационная ярмарка по получению гражданства США

On May 20, 2017 Mid-Manhattan Library will be hosting an all-day Citizenship Fair, which will feature local and government agencies, ready to assist new Americans with their citizenship applications. Read More ›

We Are New Yorkers: A Reading List for NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

Here are some vivid representations of the New York immigrant experience in fiction, as well as a few memoirs and biographies of New Yorkers past and present, who arrived here from all over the world and made their mark on our city. Read More ›

What Are You Reading: John Bloom/Joe Bob Briggs Edition

Find out what John Bloom AKA Joe Bob Briggs is reading, his research and writing process, and more!Read More ›
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