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More Than Grits: A Book List Illuminating African-American Diversity

African-American culture is a mixture of many flavors and not just a single story narrative.Read More ›

Queering Parents: Books About LGBTQ Parenting

LGBTQ+ literature often explores difficult relationships between queer and trans people and their parents. But what about parents who are themselves queer or trans?Read More ›

Alternative Valentine's Reading

If you are in need of some literary angst on this typically romantic holiday, here are some ideas to get you started.Read More ›

Beginnings in Endings: Books for the New Year

As we approach the closing of one year and the opening of another, here are a few books whose ends (to paraphrase T. S. Eliot) contain their beginnings.Read More ›

The Bronx Goes to Hollywood: Anne Bancroft

In addition to the many classic movies set in the Big Apple, there have been many Hollywood stars who began their lives in New York. Read More ›

The Bronx Goes to Hollywood: Neil Simon

To celebrate the Bronxites who have found success in Hollywood, Parkchester Library will be viewing films starring, written by, or directed by men and women who were born in our borough.Read More ›

Alternative Halloween Reads

if you are tired of the more typical scary classics, check out some alternative options for Halloween reading.Read More ›

Political Reads: Tackle one of these Masterpieces this Election Season

If election coverage has not already exhausted the political portions of your brain, head to the NYPL and check out some great works of literature that wrestle with questions about government, law, and the complexities of human society. Here are some suggestions to get you started.Read More ›

A Very Experimental Father's Day

Victor receives a mysterious note on a dark and stormy night.Read More ›

Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month 2016

Happy Immigrant Heritage Month! The Library is proud to be hosting a wide array of events throughout the month of June to celebrate. Read More ›

Join the Gracie Book Club

Join us for a discussion on Bright Lines at one of our local libraries. Read More ›

Ep. 9 "Turn a Negative Into a Positive" | Library Stories

This week's story comes from Christine Richards, who like so many people, lost her job in the great recession. But after she stumbled she knew where to go, and has been visiting the Parkchester Library regularly to make use of its space, computers and resources. She was able to turn a negative into a positive and find a new job through her own determination and the library she used a home base during a tough time.Read More ›

Can You Grok This? Stories of Strangers in a Strange Land, Part 2

In Heinlein’s honor, we asked our NYPL librarians: What are some other books that speak to displacement—of being a stranger in a strange land?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 ›

Thursday, October 24: Retail Seasonal Hiring Recruitment and Screening Event at Parkchester Library!

After having an excellent Hiring Recruitment and Screening event at the Bronx Library Center, we are now getting ready to have another one at the Parkchest Library on October 24th, 2013!

The Career, Education and Information Services division of the Bronx Library Center has partnered with the Bronx Workforce Career Center to host its first Retail Seasonal Hiring Recruitment and Screening Event.  

Spread the word and invite your friends, family, and neighbors. If you have any questionsRobyn Saunders don't hesitate to contact Career Coach 

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Learn to Express Yourself Through Art: Free Courses for Midlife and Older Adults

Thanks to Lifetime Arts for securing funding and inviting our library system to participate, NYPL is once again able to offer free sustained art courses, taught by professional teaching artists, for adults age 55 and over. Seventeen branch libraries have received funding that enables them to host these classes, which will take place from February-November 2013, and which cover a wide variety of arts including: painting, sculpting, collage, memoir-writing/performance, drawing, and quilt-making.

Because of the great interest generated over the years, many of the 

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A List of Lists: July 2012

Visit NYPL's BiblioCommons for these lists and many more. You can also create your own and share them with us in the comments! See below for some interesting staff picks from the past month, on topics both timely and timeless:

Nonfiction Job Hunting Resources Most Talked About Female Biographies ... Read More ›

"Titanic": Fifteen Years Later

It has been 15 years since James Cameron’s film Titanic took the world by storm! Titanic is one of the top grossing films of all time, and this month, the film comes back to the big screen in 3D.

This film captivated audiences from all around the world with the story of two individuals (Leonardo DiCaprio and 

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ReelAbilities Rules! The Disabilities Film Festival in New York City

If you haven't experienced, or perhaps even heard about, ReelAbilities, this may be the year to discover this unique festival, which is a film festival, but also so much more.

Anita Altman of the UJA-Federation, who founded the festival in New York City in 2007, states its goal is to raise consciousness "about our common humanity and the value of each person, without regard to his or her ability or disability." This is the fourth New York 

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Woman of the year… J. Lo

This has been the come back year for mega superstar Jennifer Lopez. Not only has she graced the pages of some of the top-selling magazines such as Vogue, People and Glamour to name a few, she has also become a judge in the award winning reality television show American Idol.

Fans got to see Lopez weekly 

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