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Experiments with the New York School of Poets

Our March poetry workshop discussed the New York School of poets, their influences, their style, and their writing habits as it captured the spirit of the 1950s and 60s in New York City. Taking some of these habits, we wrote poetry, trying for a slice of life or a walk down a New York street, using drips and splashes of collaged ideas.Read More ›

Women in Print: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature. Read More ›

April Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

A psychedelic road trip and the hippie underground... the hidden waters of New York... undercover union organizing... Albert Camus in New York City... the art of perception and deception... fieldwork analysis of Harlem superintendents... Read More ›

Ep. 23 "Websites Are My Works of Art" | Library Stories

When web designer Belinda Crichlow wanted to take her coding skills to the next level, she joined NYPL’s free Project Code program. Her experience has made her more confident, brave, and ready to take on the digital world.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Colum McCann Edition

Colum McCann visited the library as part of our staff-wide read, so I caught up with him to see if he had other reading recommendations.Read More ›

The Fantastic World of Mr. Phelps by Dalit Shalom

In her guest post, Dalit Shalom describes her process in discovering the life of Mr. Walter Phelps Warren, dispersed across our collections, and reassembling it in an exhibition display equipped with a virtual reality experience. Dalit is a designer and creative technologist living in New York City, and a Masters candidate at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication Program.Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Join us for an Author @ the Library talk this March at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions.Read More ›

Love Makes the World Go 'Round: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Participants at our book social reached out to share on romantic love, artistic passion, brotherly love, love of a place, love of an idea for our February Open Book Night. Read More ›

LOL-brary Books

Eliot may claim that April is the cruelest month, but we’re pretty sure it’s February.Read More ›

Librarians on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Personal reflections on Harper Lee's first (and until now, only) novel.Read More ›

Новые поступления в библиотеку: Февраль 2016 | New Russian Books

New Russian books at Mid-Manhattan Library, February 2016Read More ›

Expand Your Search for Love with Columbia Granger's

The trouble with a narrowly defined search for love is you might not find exactly what you are looking for. This Valentine's Day, fall hopelessly in love with Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. Read More ›

In With the New! A Reading List from Open Book Night

We had asked readers to tell us about a book that helped them explore or learn something new or to share a recently discovered book or author they loved.Read More ›

February Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

A musical heritage of the Jewish community...uncovering psychological tricks of a hustler...racial inequality and a call to action...revisiting Folk City, New York...Woody Allen—a life...the intersection of word geeks and grammar police...criminal negligence in the U.S. armed forces...exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square...transformation of urban gardens...New York’s first and oldest charter school... beauty, culture and the fascination of Cuba...Read More ›

Our YA Movie Wishlist

Hollywood has officially gone YA, and blockbusters that started as young-adult fiction abound. So, we asked our team of expert librarians for their wishlists: What’s a YA book you’d like to see turned into a movie, and whom would you cast in the leading role?Read More ›

Around the World in 80 Cookbooks

If you are bored with cooking the same dishes or wish to challenge yourself, draw inspiration form this list of cookbooks arranged by country. Read More ›

Happy National Popcorn Day!

January 19 is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with these recipes ranging from the basic to the advanced. 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 ›

Move over, Binge-Watching...

... because it's time for some binge-reading. Start 2016 with some series that you might want to race through the same way you raced through Master of None and Making a Murderer.Read More ›

Recommended at Open Book Night: Patron Picks in "E"

Not sure what to read next? Check out these book recommendations from fellow book lovers! Read More ›
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