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Brave Enough to Take the Next Step: A Tale of Mentoring at the Library

When Gesille began her career 17 years ago, she thought it would be great to have someone to talk to about work challenges. She found that and more at the Library.Read More ›

New York Comic Con Professional Day at The New York Public Library

New York Comic Con is teaming up with The New York Public Library to expand its Professional Day with exclusive programming, which will include panels, networking opportunities, and workshops.Read More ›

From Good to Great: A Tale of Mentoring at the Library

After weeks of brooding over the curriculum for Mentoring at the Library, I’ve finally landed on the theme for the first month of the program: “What does it mean to tell a great story?” This theme is perfect! After all, the Library is full of great stories and people who have great stories to tell.Read More ›

Books for Kids' Back-to-School Jitters

Six stories that might help ease the minds of kids feeling anxious about their first days of school.Read More ›

Preparing for Online College

Check out this list of tips and Library resources to help you prepare.Read More ›

Is Online College Right for You?

Is online college right for you? It all depends on you particular needs, lifestyle, and learning style.Read More ›

Department of Education Winter/Spring Internships

The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Read More ›

20 Databases to Get You Back to School

Besides the textbooks and school supplies, there are plenty of resources online to help you with your studies. Whether you’re practicing your reading skills, prepping for the science fair, beginning your first research paper, or lesson planning one of these activities, the New York Public Library’s databases are ready to support you in your learning.Read More ›

Free Summer Meals | 免费暑假餐点 | Comidas de verano gratis

The Department of Education provides free summer meals for all New York City’s children and teens. Anyone 18 years and younger who approaches participating summer meal sites will receive breakfast and lunch—no questions asked!Read More ›

Mercy College: Scholarship and Career Opportunity for Veterans

Mercy College recently received an award from the National Science Foundation to provide Veterans of the United States Armed Forces with a Tuition-Free Master of Science Degree in Secondary Math Education.Read More ›

The Art and Science of Problem Solving

It seems like practically every day we read in both the popular media and academic reports that thinking and problem solving abilities need to taught in our schools, rather than memorization and standardized testing. But what exactly is problem solving, what does it entail?Read More ›

Learn English With Shakespeare: Free Websites and Books for English Language Learners

Shakespeare’s language can be a challenge for fluent English speakers. If you’re an English language learner, you might think that Shakespeare is not for for you, but there are many different ways you can learn about his work, his life, and his language and improve your English skills. Read More ›

Podcast #108: Dale Russakoff on When Facebook Tried to Save Newark

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Can Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reform ailing public school systems across the country? In Dale Russakoff's book The Prize: Who’s In Charge of America’s 

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The Schomburg Center Pre-Professionals Reflect on Their Experiences

Steven G. Fullwood, Associate Curator of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, interviews our current cohort of Pre-Professionals about their experiences.Read More ›

Preparing for the 2016 MTA Conductor Exam

Where to find the exam prep book and the things you can learn without it—all you need is a library card.Read More ›

NYC Ladders For Leaders: Paid Summer Internships

Ladders for Leaders offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City.Read More ›

TASC Resources: Find Free Classes and Test Prep for the High School Equivalency Exam (Formerly GED)

There are many organizations across New York State that provide assistance with test preparation. On this page are websites with information about this important test and free classes that can help you prepare for it. Read More ›

We'll Come to You: A Roundup of 2015 Outreach at SIBL

Over the years, SIBL has partnered with 100+ tri-state government agencies, NGOs, not for profits, schools, proprietary institutes, professional associations, and colleges. Shouldn't yours be next?Read More ›

Research 101: Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source? A primary source is an original document or object that was created at the time of your study.Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Arturo Schomburg to Langston Hughes

Today’s letter features correspondence between Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and Langston Hughes. In the excerpt below, Schomburg speaks with Hughes regarding acquisitions for The Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints—the forerunner to today’s Schomburg Center.Read More ›
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