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NYPL Now: Events at the Library September 19-October 3, 2016

Welcome to NYPL Now, a biweekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at the Library. We're highlighting some of our events—including author talks, free classes, community art shows, performances, concerts, and exhibitions—and you can always find more at We look forward to seeing you at the Library.Read More ›

Disposessing Loyalists and Redistributing Property in Revolutionary New York

A recently digitized item sheds light on the profound social upheaval caused by the American Revolution in New York.Read More ›

New York Times Bestseller Read Alikes: September 25, 2016

Three new titles enter the top five this week! If you are among the masses who read and enjoyed these bestsellers and are left wanting more, here are a few suggestions. Read More ›

Finding George R.R. Martin's Earliest Work

What many may not realize is that before becoming a household name in fantasy, Martin began as a science fiction writer, also dabbling in other genres like horror. Finding these early works can be challenging because Martin’s short stories, novellas, and novelettes were often published in pulp magazines.Read More ›

Attack of the Killer Bs: B-Movies and Cult Films

Watching a bad movie doesn't always have to be a bad experience. Do you like films that are tacky, silly or just plain weird? These titles were made for you.Read More ›

Remembering Edward Albee

On September 16, 2016, the playwright Edward Albee died in Montauk, New York. He will be remembered for his contributions to American drama, particularly Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf which was, in 1963 recommended to the Pulitzer Prize committee and rejected on the grounds of vulgarity. Read More ›

It's Positively Medieval!

If you enjoy watching the Game of Thrones or reading historical fiction, or simply wish to know more about the tumultuous events of the period, check out these medieval titles.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of September 19

Career fairs and recruitment events for the week ahead.Read More ›

¡Celebre el mes de inscripción para tarjetas de la biblioteca con NYPL!

Septiembre es el Mes de inscripción para tarjetas de la biblioteca.Read More ›

Brainy and Brave: A Salute to Hermione Granger

There can only ever be one Hermione, but these other brainy, brave heroines from young-adult and middle-grade fiction remind us of her in some important ways.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The All the Prizes Edition September 16, 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 ›

Winnie-the-Podcast: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 21

Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, and Roo join Frank and Gwen in the studio this week... just kidding. But we have the next best thing: Michael Inman, curator of NYPL's Rare Book Division, who tells us about the restoration of the Library's historic Winnie-the-Pooh dolls. Plus: children's and YA books galore, and queens of all kinds.Read More ›

Share Your Bronx Stories With The Moth at Hunts Point Library

The Moth—the acclaimed nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of personal stories told live—is coming to Hunts Point Library in The Bronx to host a storytelling workshop in partnership with The New York Public Library.Read More ›

Booktalking "Girl Online" by Zoe Sugg

Penny shares her thoughts in her blog under the alias Girl Online. Anytime something momentous happens in her life, she chronicles the events in public to her fans.Read More ›

中文好书 -一六年九月 - 九月 2016 | New Chinese Books

New Chinese books this fall.Read More ›

Banned Books Week 2016 Events September 25-October 1

Highlighting the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types in shared support of the freedom to seek, to publish, to read, and to express ideas. The Library is hosting a series of events celebrating the freedom to read with some of your favorite children's authors! Read More ›

Interviewers Needed: LES, Chinatown and Kips Bay!

Collect NYC stories and make history. Volunteers needed in the LES, Chinatown, and Kips Bay.Read More ›

Ep. 45 "It's Almost Like a Temple" | Library Stories

Fiber artist, designer, and cultural activist Xenobia Bailey has a favorite institution where she goes for inspiration: the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Read More ›

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month with NYPL

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! It couldn't be easier to get your free NYPL library card and take advantage of all the amazing resources it provides.Read More ›
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