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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 ›

Life in All Its Granite Hardness: A Selection of Irish Noir

Bleak, dark, grimly realistic, morally and psychologically complex with a dash of gallows humor. Scandinavian Noir has some serious competition from its Irish cousin. Check out some Irish crime writers this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.Read More ›

Disney Classics in the Digital Collections

While the illustrators each gave the stories their own artistic spin, we spotted some traces of the Disney characters we know and love in the past.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Amazing Women Binders Edition March 17, 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 ›

Best Translated French Fiction: Announcing the Albertine Prize Finalists

Aiming to celebrate the best of contemporary French-language literature, Albertine, the bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, has revealed the shortlist for the inaugural Albertine Prize, an annual award honoring the author and the translator of one Francophone novel published in the U.S. over the past year.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 19

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

Podcast #155: Etgar Keret, the Rock and the Hard Place

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Israeli writer Etgar Keret in conversation with LIVE from the NYPL's own Paul Holdengraber.Read More ›

'Easy A' Translated To 'The Scarlet Letter' Era English

To commemorate the long life and legacy of The Scarlet Letter, we're matching moments from Easy A to their counterparts in The Scarlet Letter.Read More ›

#LiteraryMarchMadness 2017: Which Book Will Win?

Welcome to our Fourth Annual Literary March Madness (#LiteraryMarchMadness)! This is a bracket-style tournament like the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, but with a literary twist: our competition pits beloved books against each other and the winner is decided by you!Read More ›

Novedades de Marzo 2017: Celebrando el mes de la historia de la mujer

Una breve selección de historias y temas recientes que enaltecen la calidad humana, esfuerzos y valores de la mujer.Read More ›

One Book, One New York Winner Announced

One Book, One New York is a program in which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the same book at the same time. But there can only be one winner.Read More ›

Current Feminist Writers

There are many diverse feminist voices writing right now. This list—from books to TEDTalks—will help direct you toward some of these voices. Read More ›

Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Master of Wordplay

On the cover of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s unconventional 2005 memoir, four sentences are written above the title: “I have not survived against all odds. I have not lived to tell. I have not witnessed the extraordinary. This is my story.” Read More ›

Pi(e) Day in the Map Division

Taking inspiration from the delightful National Cookie Day post, the Map Division is using Pi(e) Day as cause to celebrate not only our love for pie (the eating kind), but also, the wonderful variety of pictorial maps in the collections of the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division.Read More ›

What's So Special About Pi?

As it turns out, π is an incredibly special number with a lot of interesting properties, and it pops up in many, many formulas that dictate how our universe works and explain some of the deepest relations in mathematics.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: Middle Grade Fiction

NYPL recommends eight new titles for voracious middle grade readers. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

We are loving these new picture books and we think you and your little readers will too. Happy reading, and learning, and laughing, and sharing. Read More ›

From Snowy Days to Scientists: Books Featuring Kids and Families of Color

Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day , first published in March 1962, follows a little boy exulting in a big snowfall in New York City. In the tradition of Keats' classic, we asked our NYPL experts to recommend children’s books that feature kids and families of color.Read More ›

Where to Start with the Beat Generation

Forerunners of the counterculture movement of the 60's, the Beats have been widely read for decades and continue to influence the development of literature today. If you've yet to get into the novels and poetry produced by this band of literary rebels, here are a few selections to point you in the right direction.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of March 12

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