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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 ›

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: A Patron Picks Reading List

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 ›

Food, Family, Feuds: A Patron Picks Reading List

Delicious recipes, dysfunctional families, high stakes feuds... Check out these patron picks!Read More ›

Cookie Lit 2017

What's better than curling up in bed with a good book on a cold winter's night? Curling up with a good book and matching cookies on a cold winter's night! Happy #NationalCookieDay everybody!Read More ›

December 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? Bill Plympton Edition

I caught up with artist and animator Bill Plympton at this year's New York Comic Con and asked him what he was reading. Read More ›

Is #TakeaKnee New? Teens Research Celebrity Activism

This is a guest blog post by De La Salle Academy's Social Justice / Community Service eighth grade class. The students held weekly meetings in the library to discuss social justice issues important to them.Read More ›

November 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? Comic Con 2017 Edition

Amid the mass of cosplayers, vendors, and artists at NYCC, I wandered the floor finding out what some of the notable attendees were reading.Read More ›

Are You a True Francophile? Quiz & Book Recommendations

Take a Library Francophile quiz to find out if you are truly enamored with French culture, customs, and cuisine. Read More ›

"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 ›
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