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October Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

We've got a selection of engaging author talks coming up this month at the Mid-Manhattan Library. Come listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent non-fiction books on a variety of subjects and ask them questions. Read More ›

Our 7 Favorite Literary Coffee Shops

Writers and coffee go together like espresso and steamed milk. Everywhere you look, there's a writer plugging away on their laptop in a cafe, usually with a steaming cup of joe by their side. Here are seven of our favorite literary cafes from around the globe.Read More ›

Music for Eating: Discographies Meet Recipes in the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

New Release catalogs are useful today for researchers looking to determine the year a particular recording was released, and for the range of musical genres covered by a certain record label. While going through a section of EMI catalogs and brochures, we came across an interesting promotion for a geographically-themed LP series. Read More ›

A Happy, Healthy, Gluten-Free New Year

September is an opportune time to try some festive gluten-free recipes: it is when Food Allergy Awareness Month coincides with the Jewish month of Elul, which culminates with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) on the eve of October 2. Read More ›

Cookbooks and Recipes | Libros de Cocina y Recetas

My favorite 10 cooking books that include recipes that I have added to my repertoire. Dichos libros me han inspirado y me han ayudado a recrear 10 de mis recetas favoritas de diferentes países.Read More ›

Podcast #124: Kevin Young and Gabrielle Hamilton on Food and Poetry

We are thrilled that Kevin Young will be joining NYPL as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture this fall. The author of eleven books of poetry and prose, Young joined us at the Library last year for an event with Prune chef and owner Gabrielle Hamilton.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 ›

Recipes from the Reluctant Camper

Summer would not be complete without a night spent with only a thin layer of nylon separating you from the starry sky and the cool night air... am I right?Read More ›

Podcast #116: Padma Lakshmi on NYC and the Greatest Gift

An executive producer, actress, and model, Lakshmi added "memoirist" to her resume this year with the publication of Love, Loss and What We Ate.Read More ›

Read It and Eat: Literary Food Pairings

We asked our book experts to pair a book they love with a something to eat. We hope you find something delicious.Read More ›

Election Confections: Harrison Cake and Other Historical Political Treats

The presidential election of 1840 was a fascinating moment in American political—and confectionary—history. While Harrison's status as a well-known war hero almost certainly contributed to his victory, I like to believe that his popularity was further bolstered by the cake created in his honor.Read More ›

Feeling Healthy: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our conversation about FEELING HEALTHY at Open Book Night in April tended toward books on eating well and understanding the industry and labeling around food in America.Read More ›

Women in Print: A Reading List from Open Book Night

At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature. Read More ›

Spring Into Spring: Fresh, Clean, and Green Reading

These nonfiction picks may inspire you to get into the swing of spring. Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Join us for an Author @ the Library talk this March at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions.Read More ›

Free Job Training for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Industry

The Colors Hospitality and Opportunities for Workers (CHOW) Institute, a program of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY), a non-profit organization, offers a free 6-week Culinary Arts and Front of the House Restaurant skills training program to New York City residents.Read More ›

A Super Bowl of Snacks: Books for Making Football Food

Some people are there for the game, some people for the commercials, but the rest of us are really just there for the food. Read More ›

Around the World in 80 Cookbooks

If you are bored with cooking the same dishes or wish to challenge yourself, draw inspiration form this list of cookbooks arranged by country. Read More ›

Happy National Popcorn Day!

January 19 is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with these recipes ranging from the basic to the advanced. Read More ›

Download Your Next Nonfiction Read: Author @ the Library in "E"

Are you looking for a good nonfiction read to download? Every month the Mid-Manhattan Library presents a series of Author @ the Library lectures featuring recent nonfiction books on a wide range of subjects, and many of these titles are available to borrow as e-books. Read More ›
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