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Happy Lunar New Year: Books and Events to Honor the Year of the Dog | 新年快樂 | 새해 복 많이 받으세요 | Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Begin celebrating The Year of the Dog with a selection of books, recordings, and Library events to suit all ages. Read More ›

Blessed Ramadan, Blessed Eid: Books for Children and Teens for the Holy Month / Ramadan Mubarak, Eid Mubarak /رمضان مبارك ، عيد مبارك: كتب للمراهقين والأطفال عن الشهر الكريم / আশীর্বাদে রমাদান, আশীর্বাদ ঈদ / مبارک رمضان عید مبارک

The New York Public Library has several picture books, non-fiction books and e-books for children and a few titles for teens observing or wish to learn more about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Read More ›

Great Graphic Books for Tweens, Teens & Adults to be “Green”

Environmental thinking should go beyond Earth Day. One holiday a year isn't enough time to celebrate the beauty of nature, help improve the planet or find out more about climate change and other environmental issues.Read More ›

Time to Grieve: Books for Children and Families Coping with Death and Dying

These ten suggested novels—fiction and nonfiction—can assist families in starting that conversation, help children sort out their feelings, and ease the grieving process. Read More ›

“Bad Girls” Challenge the World: Five Biography and Essay Collections for Feminists

Check out this list of books filled with profiles of notable women and an essay compilation on the current multifaceted feminist scene. Read More ›

15 Books and Films To Mend a Broken Heart

Check out this list of books and films that remind readers and viewers that love can be complicated, and they are not alone in experiencing relationship frustrations. Read More ›

10 Great Picture Books about Diverse Children and Families

Here are some picture books that can help children appreciate and understand how people and families can be different, and, at the same time, share the same universal value: love. Read More ›

Ep. 38 "It's Not Just For Kids" | Library Stories

For hip hop dancer Maria Fraguas Jover, researching at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is a transformative experience.Read More ›

Ep. 37 "I Got the Idea" | Library Stories

With the help of NYPL’s StartUp competition and the resources at the Science, Industry & Business Library, Steve founded Quikicks, a line of hands-free footwear that allows the user to step in and out of their shoes with ease.Read More ›

Ep. 36 "The Best Place for My Baby" | Library Stories

Khadijah Haman loves the Library for all the resources it offers for her baby. As the mother of a young child, she has observed the gap between educational opportunities for the rich and the poor—and how the Library helps bridge that gap.Read More ›

Hollywood on the Hudson author Richard Koszarski at the Riverside Branch, Thursday, May 14 at 6:00pm

In 1919, D.W. Griffith announced that he was opening an independent film studio in Mamaroneck, New York; it had been only five years since the director left the East Coast for Hollywood. But that five-year period had been a momentous one, not only for Griffith—whose West Coast output during this time included Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, and Broken Blossoms—but for the film industry in general. By 1915, 80 percent of American films were made in southern California, and by 1919, the factory system that came to characterize Hollywood production during its classical period was largely in Read More ›

Frankly My Dear author Molly Haskell at the Riverside Branch, Thursday, May 7 at 6:00pm

Who better to take a fresh look at Scarlett O’Hara than the author of a book titled From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies? Molly Haskell made her name with that 1973 work, a watershed chronicle of female images through Hollywood history. In her new book Frankly My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited, Haskell has turned her lively analytical style to Margaret Mitchell’s tempestuous heroine, both in her literary and cinematic incarnations.Read More ›