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Random Acts of Kindness at the Library

From the Bronx through Manhattan to Staten Island, staff members at The New York Public Library regularly witness random acts of kindness. Here, we've collected just a few of these heartwarming interactions.Read More ›

Exploring Citizenship Day: Programs, Books & Films

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”Read More ›

Ep. 49 "I Really Want To Help People" | Library Stories

Who better to coach young readers than an enthusiastic high school student with some training? That's the idea behind NYPL's Literacy Leaders, and Zippy captures the spirit well in her regular reading group with Henry and Manuel at the Mosholu Library. One of the Library's many free programs, Literacy Leaders develops career skills for Zippy and her peers while helping young readers see where books can take them.Read More ›

Remembering 9/11 for Parents and Kids

Two new fictional accounts about September 11 for younger readers.Read More ›

Doubling Down on Angry Birds

When the Angry Birds movie hit theaters, we asked our NYPL recommendation experts to name their favorite books, movies, or TV shows that feature… well, angry birds.Read More ›

LOL-brary Books

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

Oh Books, Take Me Away

Is the holiday season getting to you? Look no further than your local library to find a quick escape. We asked our expert NYPL staff to name some books that make them want to sneak off to the bathroom, lock the door, and disappear into another world during the holidays.Read More ›

Soldiers’ Stories

This Veterans’ Day, when we honor the contributions of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, we’re thinking about books told from the perspective of soldiers, pilots, medical personnel, and everyone who’s served in combat.Read More ›

A Bronx Week Reading List: May 8-18

One of the unique features of the Bronx is that is has a week dedicated to showcasing and celebrating all its wonderful attributes: history, literature, culture, etc. Here is a reading list which is sure to spark your interests in all things Bronx!Read More ›

Ready, Set, Summer Reading

Summer's almost here and many are looking forward to warmer temperatures, vacationing, beaches, parks, picnics, barbecues, the list goes on and on. But wait, don't forget to read!

Every year the library hosts our summer reading program for children, teens, and adults, spreading the joy of reading during the lazy hazy days of summer. On Thursday, June 6th the Mosholu Library will host a Summer Reading Kick Off for children and parents. On this date children can register for summer reading, pick up summer book lists and get free 

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

As many gear up to celebrate the life and works of Dr. Seuss, we here at the Mosholu Library will remember the great children's writer and illustrator with a special Dr. Seuss Storytime on Saturday, March 1st.

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The Perks of Being a Children's Librarian

There are many joys to being a librarian, especially a children's librarian. From children's hugs to say thank you, laughter when you read aloud a silly story, dancing and singing to songs such as "Shake Your Sillies Out" or "If You're Happy and You Know It." There's the excitement of a child who gets their first library card or the child on a class trip to the library who exclaims "wow" when they are introduced to the many 

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50+ Fitness Fairs: Free and Low-cost Activities to Get (or Keep!) You Fit

It’s official: Spring is here! As I peer into its etymology, I see the English word "spring" comes from the Old English "springan," which means “to leap, burst forth, fly up.” I have indeed been seeing New Yorkers bursting forth from their abodes in short sleeves and sandals, ready to enjoy the (even) warmer weather. Maybe the leaping and flying up will come later. 

Three of NYPL’s branches will be hosting 50+ Fitness Fairs to share spaces and ways 

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Highlight from Stuff for the Teen Age 2010: Once a Witch

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

When I first came across this title, I felt overwhelmed with the number of books involving vampires, werewolves, and witches that had taken over my reading list lately.  While hesitant to read another supernatural book, Once a Witch kept appearing on several blogs' and magazines' "must-read" lists so I gave it a chance. 

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Regents Exams: Resources and Test Prep for Teens

It is that time when many teens are thinking about the start of summer and the end of the school year. It is also time for many students to take their Regents Exams. If you are stressing about the upcoming Regents Exams, check out these resources from NYPL to help you prepare for the exams.

Stop by the Mosholu Branch for Teen Study Time from 2pm - 4pm this Saturday June 12. Whether it's Math, Spanish, Chemistry, U.S. History or any of the other subjects, if you are looking for a 

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