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Pet Safety Tips

Enjoy the summer with your four-legged friends, and make sure they stay happy and healthy.Read More ›

Dachshunds in Fiction

For dog and dachshund lovers alike, here are some children's and adult books that celebrate this spunky little dog with the big personality.Read More ›

Quiz: Do You Know Your Groundhogs?

Show us your Punxsutawney genius by identifying the groundhogs in the following pictures.Read More ›

Booktalking "Come, Llamas" by Jennifer Morris

Kinnaman Ranch in Alaska is home to many llamas, bears and JT.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet" by Jolanta Benal

Jolanta's podcast on dog training was named the iTunes podcast of the year in 2009. Better yet, this trainer extraordinare resides in our very city. So if your canine requires behavioral intervention, you could give her a call. 

Teaching a dog to not go through open doors, leaving tempting steaks alone, crossing his or her front paws to "act like a lady," walking on a slack leash, not jumping up on people, and not barking incessantly. 

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The Moviegoer: Noel Marshall's 'Roar': Lions, and Tigers, and... Panthers! Oh My!

Some movies are so bad they're good. In this particular specimen, 70 cast and crew members were injured during filming too.Read More ›

DIY: How to Make a Papier Mâché Elephant

A step-by-step guide for creating your own elephant, courtesy of the staff at the Throg's Neck Library!Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: Going To The Dogs

Dogs and books. What could be better? How about if we combine the two? What do we get? Books about dogs! If you're a fan of books and dogs, here are a few titles that may interest you.Read More ›

October Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Culinary tours…global entrepreneurs…dangerous political weapons in America…Nazi art theft and the quest for justice…forensic DNA…the Tappan Zee Mega Project…the Gowanus Canal…. If any of these topics have piqued your interest, then please join us for an Author @ the Library program in October at the Mid-Manhattan Library.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Good, the Bad and the Beagle" by Catherine Lloyd Burns

Cadbury, the lemon beagle at the Paws and Claws Pet Store, beckons to Veronica Morgan. Read More ›

September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

If you'd like to understand why more wild animals are venturing into urban environments; to discover how the great impressionist Monet ate; to examine the Polaroid-Kodak patent war; to celebrate the music and poetry of Leonard Cohen; to learn how to beat fatigue; to explore the economic consequences of climate change; to relive a harrowing but heroic moment in Armenian history; to argue against suicide; or learn how to cope with the narcissists in your life, please join us this month!Read More ›

Empathy for Animals, On Land and Underseas

This summer, why not explore some great nonfiction science reads about animals, both on land and underseas, and the ways in which they continually surprise humans.Read More ›

Adopt a Fur-ever Friend!

June is, in addition to usually being a resplendent, glorious month in terms of weather, a month replete with (hopefully!) permanent pairings in the form of weddings.While the tradition of humans of various backgrounds gazing into each other’s eyes whilst professing lifelong fealty and devotion, under all circumstances is a touching and noble one, there is another tradition that occurs all year round as well, but that is specially emphasized during the month of June: National Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month. Read More ›

Booktalking "Millions of Cats" by Wanda Ga'g

An old man and a woman live in a beautiful house in the countryside, but they are lonely without any other people or animals about. Enter cats. Millions of cats. Read More ›

Booktalking "Endangered" by Eliot Schrefer

Sophie's in the Congo for the summer, where she helps the bonobos at her mom's sanctuary. Bonobos are an endangered species, and mothers get killed in the wild so that the locals can sell the babies as pets. That is how Sophie meets Otto. Read More ›

Booktalking "Molly the Pony" by Pam Kaster

A children's book telling the story of a pony with a prosthetic leg.Read More ›

Booktalking "Blue Ribbon Summer" by Catherine Hapka

Brooke is in love with her Chincoteague pony, Foxy. She schools the pony herself, but it is a slow, gradual process. Read More ›

Booktalking "The Lost and Found Pony" by Tracy Dockray

The pony in this story is plaintive and adorable. Read More ›

Booktalking "Dear Wandering Wildebeest" by Irene Latham

African animals grace the pages of this thoughtfully illustrated book.Read More ›

Booktalking "Animal Stars" by Robin Ganzert

Everyone on the crew falls in love with canine and feline film actors. The human actors, fans and crew alike love walking around holding cuddly animals.Read More ›
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