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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 ›

Using Public Domain Materials in the Classroom

Take a look at these ideas for integrating specific tools, items and collections into lesson plans for students of various ages. Read More ›

Learning to Read at Age 41

Awa walked into the Aguilar Adult Learning Center and said “Can you help me? I want to learn to read.”Read More ›

Discussing 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to Learn and Live a Language

The students meet to see how much they understood in the pages they read at home, and they meet because they love to share their ideas with each other.Read More ›

Hostos Community College: Free Information Technology Training

The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Developement of Hostos Community College, City University of New York, provides you the opportunity to develop the skills to do the job.Read More ›

NACC: Free Job Training for Paralegals

The Paralegal Certificate Course is a non-accredited course and is available on weekdays and weekends to suit your schedule. Successful graduates will receive a NACC certificate. Read More ›

Free Job Training at Year Up New York

Did you know that there is a free job training program that provides urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their protential through professional careers and higher education?Read More ›

Grant Opportunity: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program

Did you know that the Office of Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education offers grants to K-12 and postsecondary educators and administrators to study and travel abroad?Read More ›

Take Career Cruising Out For a Spin

Learn more about a database that is the next best thing to a career counselor, and free with your library card.Read More ›

Free Latino College Fair November 21

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) will host the 8th Annual Latino College Fair on November 21, 2015, at Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus.

All students and families, Latinos and non-Latinos, are welcome.

Events will include:

"Planning and Paying for College" workshops (simultaneous Spanish translation) College Fair with 50+ private (not-for-profit) colleges and univsersities in New York represented  "Ask the Financial Aid Experts" (both English and Spanish ... Read More ›

Classroom Cross-Connections: Infectious Diseases

Teach students about Infectious Diseases in the context of Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts through nonfiction and other primary source material. Read More ›

Information Session With Silicon Harlem July 8

The City College of New York (CCNY) and Continuing and Professional Studies will present Information Session With Silicon Harlem on Wednesday, July 8, 6–7:30 pm at CCNY Campus, Convent Avenue, near 140th Street, Shepard Hall, Room 2.Read More ›

How to Access Digital Resources For Children

The Library subscribes to digital resources for kids that incorporate reading, test taking, videos and games and meet local and national educational standards. Learn how to access them with a library card.Read More ›

Pomp, Circumstance and Advice!

Spring brings ceremonies and advice for new graduates starting out in the world.Read More ›

Podcast #58: Frank Bruni on College

In this week’s episode, Bruni discusses the pitfalls of believing that elite schools are the sole path to a great life, why people put too much faith in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, and what's worthwhile about college.Read More ›

Booktalking "Smart Boys" by Barbara Kerr

However, gifted males can face social isolation from their peers due to their intellectual differences. They often feel pressured to choose between excellence and normality.Read More ›

Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Opportunities in New York City

Did you know that the Department of Education is currently seeking enthusiastic and effective teachers to staff all new pre-k-classrooms for the 2015-2016 school year?Read More ›

Booktalking "5 Levels of Gifted" by Deborah Ruf

Gifted kids are characterized by intensity, creativity, precocity, perfectionism, and idealism.Read More ›

Booktalking "Genius Denied" by Jan and Bob Davidson

Gifted kids are often bored in academic classes with their age-mates, and they do not share similar interests. Therefore, they can feel lonely and get depressed or angry if their educational and socio-emotional needs are not met. Luckily, there are some solutions. Read More ›

A Day in the Life of a Library Homeschooler

It seems that many of my favorite homeschooling blogs have been featuring “A Day in the Life” essays lately, and there have been a few nods to spending time at libraries, but no one mentions homeschooling exclusively using library materials. So, I will, because we do!Read More ›
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