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Staten Island Historical Newspapers Update

We are excited to announce that a new set of Island papers have been scanned and launched. The largest run is the Staten Island World, about 3,000 pages of it, from our partner the Staten Island Museum. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Almost Rhymes with Book Edition December 2, 2016

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.Read More ›

December Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent nonfiction books on a variety of subjects, and ask them questions. Read More ›

Introducing the Best Books for Teens 2016

A committee of 20 dedicated librarians read all the young-adult books published in 2016 that we could get our hands on. Then we debated, voted, and came up with our 50 favorite books of the year.Read More ›

Best Books for Kids 2016: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

This annual list is a century-old tradition in which The New York Public Library’s book experts select 100 noteworthy children's titles from categories including: picture books, young readers, fiction, graphic novels, folklore & fairy tales, poetry, and nonfiction.Read More ›

Happy National Cookie (Lit) Day!

We're celebrating National Cookie Day with a list of literary-related cookie recipes.Read More ›

World AIDS Day: A Look in Our Collections

World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.Read More ›

Booktalking "Beyond Machiavelli: Policy Analysis Comes of Age" by Beryl Radin

The field of policy analysis was born in the 1970s, though the tradition of advising rulers has been around pretty much since the beginning of civilization, as the title suggests.Read More ›

Ep. 55 "It's Important To Build Literacy" | Library Stories

Not every mom designs a curriculum for her preschool child, but NYPL helped Trenicia see possibilities—especially when she added more than one branch library into the equation. The 

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Librarians' Favorite Twain Quotations

In honor of Twain’s birthday, we asked our experts here at The New York Public Library to recommend not only their favorite books by the Mississippi author, but their favorite quotations as well.Read More ›

Podcast #140: Sarah Sze on Scale, Gravity, and Value

Sarah Sze is a visual artist best known for challenging the boundaries of sculpture, painting, and architecture. She is a Macarthur Fellow and has shown at museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum. This week for the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Sze discussing scale, gravity, and value in her work.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Powerpuff Girls Edition

I attended the Powerpuff Girls Panel at this year's New York Comic Con, and scored an interview with two of the show's writers: Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini.Read More ›

#GivingTuesday: Dedicate a NYPL Bookplate

It's #GivingTuesday—the time of year we give back to the causes we are most passionate about. Donate $50 or more today, and give your loved one the unique gift of having his or her name placed in a brand new book entering the Library's circulation across NYC!Read More ›

November 2016 International Fiction Bestsellers

This month, we took a close look at the bestseller lists in Canada, Dominican Republic, Israel, Portugal, and Turkey to see what fiction titles are popular with readers there.Read More ›

16 Gifts for the Library Lover in Your Life

Searching for the perfect gift? Look no further!Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of November 27

Find job listings, career fairs, and more.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: December 4, 2016

'Tis the season for suspense: bounty hunters, the Army, the F.B.I., the C.I.A., forensics, and judicial corruption. Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 11/28-12/12

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

Career Map: Tech Support and Beyond

In 2016, the New York City Labor Market Information Service, Center for Urban Research (CUNY) released Career Map: Tech Support and Beyond, with support from Kingsborough Community College. Read More ›

Ep. 54 "Going in the Right Direction" | Library Stories

Relationships are a big part of reason that NYPL's BridgeUp after-school program works for Matthew. When he gets to the Bronx Library Center, he gets a snack, checks in with his mentors and 

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