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Life in All Its Granite Hardness: A Selection of Irish Noir

Bleak, dark, grimly realistic, morally and psychologically complex with a dash of gallows humor. Scandinavian Noir has some serious competition from its Irish cousin. Check out some Irish crime writers this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.Read More ›

Ain't Nothin' but a Book Love Thang: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our theme this month was “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Love Thang”, and we asked readers to share books they love, books about love, and books about things they love. Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs

Each month, The New York Public Library is proud to offer a curated selection of non-fiction authors discussing their work and answering questions from the public at Mid-Manhattan Library. This March, we are presenting talks on topics ranging from Pearl Harbor to gentrification to telling jokes across cultures.Read More ›

Open Book Night: Looking Forward, Looking Back

An informal, devoted group of readers discuss books we have read or are reading—based on a loose theme—each month. Read More ›

Download Your Next Nonfiction Read

Every month, Mid-Manhattan Library presents a series of Author @ the Library lectures featuring recent nonfiction books on a wide range of subjects, and many of these titles are available to borrow as e-books.Read More ›

February Author at the Library Program

Each month, The New York Public Library is proud to offer a curated selection of non-fiction authors discussing their work and answering questions at Mid-Manhattan Library. Read More ›

2016 International Fiction Bestsellers

Which fiction titles topped the charts around the world last year? We looked at bestseller lists for 2016 from nine other countries.Read More ›

January Author Talks at Mid-Manhattan Library

We've got a selection of engaging author talks coming up this month at Mid-Manhattan Library.Read More ›

Winter Reads: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Open Book Night at Mid-Manhattan Library meets on the second Friday of the month, and you’re invited!Read More ›

Новые Поступления в Библиотеку : Декабрь 2016 /New Russian Arrivals :December 2016

Check out the new Russian language titles that arrived at the library this month.Read More ›

Food and Celebration: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Last month when we gathered for Open Book Night, our theme was food and celebration. Oysters came up several times as well as some fictional meals that were far from celebratory. We heard about favorite cookbooks and food memoirs and a few titles readers really enjoyed that had little to do with food but fit the mood.Read More ›

December Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent nonfiction books on a variety of subjects, and ask them questions. Read More ›

Happy National Cookie (Lit) Day!

We're celebrating National Cookie Day with a list of literary-related cookie recipes.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Powerpuff Girls Edition

I attended the Powerpuff Girls Panel at this year's New York Comic Con, and scored an interview with two of the show's writers: Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini.Read More ›

November 2016 International Fiction Bestsellers

This month, we took a close look at the bestseller lists in Canada, Dominican Republic, Israel, Portugal, and Turkey to see what fiction titles are popular with readers there.Read More ›

Horrifying Tales: A Reading List from Open Book Night

October’s Open Book Night took place on one of the most bone-chilling days we have had this year.Read More ›

Shakespeare Around the Globe: Films and Books in the World Languages Collection

Discover world cinema inspired by Shakespeare’s plays.Read More ›

November Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent nonfiction books on a variety of subjects and ask them questions.Read More ›

Muse: Using the Library’s Picture Collection for Source Material

How do artists and designers find the images they use to spark their creativity? Source material, or the physical things that become elements of inspiration for artists, designers, writers, filmmakers, students, teachers, etc., is one of the happy reasons people visit the Picture Collection.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Jeannine Otis Edition

Otis is a recording artist, actress, author, teaching artist, and more. There's not a lot in the entertainment industry she hasn't done, and done well. She shares which books have most influenced her life, and as a survivor of domestic violence, what books she'd recommend to someone struggling to overcome trauma.Read More ›
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