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Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 18

Find free job training programs, recruitment events, career development workshops, and more.Read More ›

Random Acts of Kindness at the Library

From the Bronx through Manhattan to Staten Island, staff members at The New York Public Library regularly witness random acts of kindness. Here, we've collected just a few of these heartwarming interactions.Read More ›

New Book Recommendations for Your 2018 New Year's Resolutions

Keeping to your New Year's resolutions? Whether you resolved to make a fresh start, begin a new romance, or find yourself, these recommendations can help inspire you. Read More ›

A Black Panther Primer

We’re obsessed with Black Panther. So, we’ve come up with some book selections for every kind of Black Panther fan, from the movie-goers who’ve never read the comics to the long-time completists.Read More ›

Love: In the Air, On the Page

With February comes Valentine's Day, and these 14 recommendations that celebrate love in all its forms. Read More ›

Novedades de Febrero 2018: Celebrando el Mes del Corazón

Una lista selectiva de historias recientes de amor y amistad y otros temas del corazón para celebrar.Read More ›

New Yaaawk Stories: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 78

All the complexities of the city so nice, they named it twice! Frank goes deep into nostalgia territory, digging up childhood memories, classic accents, and urban anxieties. Gwen follows with a real-life tale of greed and gumption at a famed NYC hedge fund. Read More ›

An Emotional Archive: Hiie Saumaa on Jerome Robbins

A Jerome Robbins Dance Research Fellow reflects on Robbins' life and archives, from a January 2018 symposium. Read More ›

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 ›

Jet Set Candy: Jewelry for Travel Lovers at the Library Shop

Check out this special collection of travel-related jewelry, including charms, bracelets, and necklaces. Plus: an interview with Nicole Parker King, Jet Set Candy founder / designer. Read More ›

ALA Award Winners 2018: Carnegie, Notables, & The Reading List

Looking for something good to read? Here are the 2017 books librarians from across the country recommend. Read More ›

Tayari Jones Redefines American Marriage: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 202

The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. Listen to some of our most engaging programs, discover new ideas, and celebrate the best of today’s culture.

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Aging Creatively with Art for a Lifetime

The New York Public Library is offering a unique opportunity for those 50 and older. Several neighborhood branches will be offering classes in a variety of art forms.Read More ›

Never Too Old to Blume: A Celebration of Judy Blume

Judy Blume’s work for children and teens has a timeless quality, and her work for adults is groundbreaking as well. If you’ve never read her work for adults, here are three novels you should read. Read More ›

2018 Winners: Newbery, Caldecott, King, Printz & More

It was a big morning in literature for young people: The American Library Association announced the winners of their prestigiousYouth Media Awards at the Midwinter meeting in Atlanta.Read More ›

Booktalking: "Arrows" by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

What happens when Cupid hits just one person in a couple? Melissa Gorzelancyk's 2016 teen novel puts the Cupid tale in modern-day Wisconsin. Read More ›

Where to Start with Alice Walker

February 9 marks the birthday of Alice Walker, prolific American novelist, short story writer, poet and activist.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 11

Browse helpful job listings, employment resources, and NYC career center events for the week. Read More ›

Digitized Historical Business Periodicals from the Library's Collection: Part 8

Responding to current information delivery practices, the Library has been working with Google to have a portion of its older pre-1923 collections digitized. Read More ›

Slow-Burn Reads for a Lightning-Fast News Cycle

As a society, Americans are subject to a breakneck news cycle, in which a day feels like a year and events of last week feel like ancient history.

And so, in the spirit of saving our sanity, we thought it might be fun to recommend some books that offer the exact opposite experience: slow-burn reads. We're talking about a story with a late payoff—one that sneaks up on you or catches you by surprise. It doesn’t have to be a long book, or even a slow-paced book, but a plot that makes you wait before it ends with major action or a big reveal.

Here are a 

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