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Como La Flor: 5 Ways to Celebrate the Life of Selena Quintanilla

April 16 is known as Selena Day in the Texas hometown of the legendary Tejano performer. Find your own way to celebrate with movies, books and, of course, music. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Sally Kohn Edition

Find out what's on the reading list of this prominent commentator, and author of The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity.Read More ›

Travel Around the World in 80 Checkouts

A World Languages librarian shares her favorite books, movies, and music from the Library's multilingual collections. Read More ›

National Poetry Month: 5 New York-Based Novels Told In Verse

To begin celebrating National Poetry Month, we look at a selection of novels told through narrative poetry - and set in New York. Read More ›

Joke's On You! Top 7 Comedy Manga and Anime!

If you like pranks, jokes, and hijinks in your reading and viewing, these manga and anime titles are just for you. Read More ›

Finding Your Own Four-Leaf Clover: Book Recommendations to Reach Your Dreams

There's no need to rely on luck when you can make your own success! Here are seven book recommendations with teens in mind, to drive motivation and inspiration. Read More ›

From the Heart and Out of This World: Patron Picks from Open Book Hour

At the beginning of this year, our Open Book Hour readers here at the Mid-Manhattan Library were engrossed in some serious nonfiction. Then, at our most recent Open Book Hour meeting, when we asked for reading recommendations "straight from the heart," our patrons shared mostly fiction favorites instead, from cozy animal tales to speculative fiction, ranging in style from whimsical to chilling. Notable recommendations are below, in this month's Patron Picks Reading 

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Recommendations on Grief and Loss: Patron and Staff Picks from Open Book Hour

What books have you read to help you through a difficult time in your life? Memoir, fiction, poetry, psychology? Find recommendations here.Read More ›

Recommendations for Lunar New Year 2018

Celebrate The Year of the Dog with eight recommendations highlighting fiction from Asian-American authors. Read More ›

7 Gal Pal Lit Picks

Grab your bestie and some tissues as you prepare to laugh, cry, and remember just what makes a bestie so wonderful!Read More ›

Community Conversations Recap: Literary Life in New York, Then & Now at Mid-Manhattan Library

On January 31, Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street hosted its second Community Conversation. Here is an overview of the talk from our guest lecturer, Kevin C. Fitzpatrick. We invite you to join our continuing conversation on the changing media environment ("From Telegrams to Tweets") on February 21.Read More ›

New Book Recommendations for Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions

Keeping to your New Year's resolutions? Whether you resolved to make a fresh start, begin a new romance, or find yourself, these recommendations can help inspire you. Read More ›

Love: In the Air, On the Page

With February comes Valentine's Day, and these 14 recommendations that celebrate love in all its forms. Read More ›

Politics, Robots, and Fictional Escapes: Patron Picks from Open Book Hour

What are some NYPL patrons currently reading? Here's the latest list from patrons at the Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street. Read More ›

So You've Pictured Yourself Online... What's Next?

Have a digital photo of yourself and don't know what to do with it? Check out these books, classes, and online tutorials.Read More ›

February Reel to Read: Free Saturday Movies at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street

The page meets the screen with 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 inspired by the movies.Read More ›

The Jury Duty Reading List

Have you been called to serve your civic duty? Here's a list of books you'll want to check out. Read More ›

Let Them Eat Cake!

Want the chance to be crowned king or queen for a day? Try baking or eating a King's Day cake, a worldwide tradition. Read More ›

January Reel to Read: Free Saturday Movies 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 ›

What Are You Reading? William Schwalbe Edition

New York Times Best Selling author William Schwalbe likes to ask people what they are reading. We have that in common! Read More ›
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