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“Bad Girls” Challenge the World: Five Biography and Essay Collections for Feminists

Check out this list of books filled with profiles of notable women and an essay compilation on the current multifaceted feminist scene. Read More ›

Women's Lives in 1790s NYC: Stories from the Almshouse Records

The experience of women in 1790s New York City, from the records of the NYC Almshouse and Bridewell.Read More ›

Podcast #157: Women's and Girls' Lives Matter

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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Some Thoughts on Career Day, and Why I Became a Librarian

Many people who’ve known me for years don’t know that I had several big turning points and life-changing moments when I was young that started me on the path to becoming a librarian. But if you’ve ever seen one of my Career Day presentations, you know all about those turning points, because I always start by sharing those stories.Read More ›

Recommendations for Fans of 13 Reasons Why

Loved Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why? Check out these recommendations keep that page-turning momentum going.Read More ›

The Other Mrs. Adams

During women's history month, consider the influence of "the other Mrs. Adams" on the American Revolution. Read More ›

Yo Soy Latina! Recommended Reads

In honor of Women’s History Month, I've compiled recommended reads by Latina authors depicting the Latina experience in America and abroad. Read More ›

Where to Start with Flannery O'Connor

If you're looking to jump into Flannery O'Connor's work, here are some of our favorite titles available at your local library.Read More ›

Amusing Muses: Artists Who Inspired Literature

I was inspired by the movie Xanadu in which Olivia Newton-John is a Greek muse incarnated as a girl named Kira who inspires others to achieve. I got to thinking about books that were inspired by great works of art or by the lives of artists and created this list. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 26

Find job listings, free job training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads The Ties That Bookbind Us Edition March 24, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We've rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.

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Announcing the 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists

We're pleased to announce the finalists for the seventeenth annual Young Lions Fiction Award, honoring the works of five commanding, diverse, young authors. From high-concept premises, to the exploration of heartbreaking family dynamics, each of these debut novels exemplifies the power of the written word. Read More ›

Ep. 67 "I Don't Want To Miss a Moment" | Library Stories

A working dad makes time to visit his infant daughter at the nearby NYPL branch in Midtown Manhattan. Read More ›

Supermodel of the World: Sashay, Shauntee! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 33

Wait, Super Model? Absolutely, but also: Super Librarian! Gwen and Frank talk to Outreach Services Librarian Shauntee Burns about her work with schools, her long and varied career at NYPL and her attendance at one very famous NYC high school!Read More ›

Honoring Robert B. Silvers

The New York Public Library remembers the life of Robert B. Silvers, editor of The New York Review of Books and member of the Library's Board of Trustees. Read More ›

Podcast #156: What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear with Dr. Ofri and Mary Harris

Dr. Danielle Ofri speaks with WNYC host Mary Harris about her new book, What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear, which proves that medicine doesn’t have to work that way, and how better communication can lead to better health for all of us.Read More ›

14 New Poetry Picks for World Poetry Day

Happy World Poetry Day! There has been a lot of good stuff since Yeats. Get current with these contemporary poetry recommendations.Read More ›

The Low-Carb Lowdown

I’ve compiled a list of diet and nutrition books, as well as cookbooks for those who are interested in learning more about this low-carb lifestyle, the Ketogenic diet, or recipe ideas.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 3/20-4/3

Welcome to our biweekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library. Read More ›

Christopher Gray: an Appreciation

Architectural historian and New York Times columnist Christopher Gray died last week. He was 66. Milstein Division librarians took a moment to reflect on Gray's work, and his impact on the written history of New York City and research of its built environment. Read More ›
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