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Nelson Mandela Resource Guide

In celebration of Mandela Day, and what would have been his 99th birthday, we honor the South African activist and former President Nelson Mandela with this resource guide.Read More ›

Podcast #173: Phillip Glass, Words Without Music

The giant of twentieth-century American music took to the LIVE from the NYPL stage in June. He spoke with Paul Holdengräber.Read More ›

Streaming Video with Overdrive: Leading Ladies Edition

Now, using Overdrive, you can stream over 600 feature films, documentaries, foreign films, and children's videos with only your library card! Read More ›

The Schomburg Teen Curators Present: "Unshackled Ink"

Schomburg Teen Curator Justin Rodriguez writes about being a Teen Curator and helping create their new exhibition.Read More ›

What Kind of Beach Read Do You Need?

"Beach read" could mean something different to everyone — so we've come up with some categories of recommendations that will help you figure out what kind of beach book you're looking for. Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Nonfiction for Kids

For all those young readers out there, some great new science writing on the ocean, and the planets, and the moon, and a couple of noteable biographies. Read More ›

Chinese Book Discussion at Mid-Manhattan Library June 14, 2017 中文书籍讨论会

这本是这一季最后一次聚会,我觉得大家对讨论会的热情依旧,所以又延长了一次。我们下次聚会的时间在7/12星期三。Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 16

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

NYPL #FridayReads: The What He's Having Edition July 14, 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.Read More ›

Summer Reading Challenge, Greeks vs. Romans: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 48

For our second Summer Reading Challenge, Gwen and Frank chose a book for each other that they thought they'd love but would never read otherwise. This year, a strange symmetry emerged as they chose oddly complementary books: a novel about the antics of ancient Greek students and a modern-day translation of ancient Roman myths.Read More ›

Better Know a State: See the Nation, Through the American Guide Series

To keep the spirit of adventure and travel going all month long, a look into the Writers' Project Series of American Guide books, published in the 1930s-1940s and available from The New York Public Library and online.Read More ›

Ep. 79 "When I Started Reading" | Library Stories

Summer reading—game on! Learn how trips to the nearby NYPL branch one summer changed a middle school student's life for the better.Read More ›

Exploring Baseball's Batty Lingo

I decided a fun idea would be to create a blog post with some of baseball's more irregular language, and letting you in on the background of those terms. Read More ›

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Epic journeys by ship and by train, stories of survival in wartime, and elephants were some of the topics we discussed at last month’s Open Book Night. We asked readers to share a reading journey with us, including books about travel and transportation, favorite armchair adventures, or virtual voyages.Read More ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: International Tales

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary — a service that delivers free e-books brought to you by MTA, Transit Wireless, and NYC's libraries— it can be hard to choose which books to peruse on your commute. Lucky for you, we're going to put together a list of our favorite titles in a given category every week, so you can get the best recommendations for what to read from our NYPL experts.Read More ›

Take Action: Net Neutrality Day of Action

July 12 is the Net Neutrality Day of Action. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers must deliver all information and data equally—regardless of its source or nature. These rules, which are controlled by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), prevent internet service providers from blocking, slowing down, inhibiting, or even privileging some websites over others. Read More ›

Podcast #172: Janet Mock, Surpassing Certainty

Mock published her second memoir, "Surpassing Certainty" in June. The writer, activist, tv host, and podcast host came by the Library to talk about it with Lisa Lucas, the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy Nonfiction

If you are looking for a serious book for the beach this season—we hear that is a thing since Lin Manuel Miranda read the Hamilton biography on vacation—here are a few we recommend.Read More ›

Novedades de Julio 2017: Historias de chicos para disfrutar del verano ¡con un libro en la mano!

Una variedad de historias de amor, suspenso y aventura ¡para refrescar la mente en el clima caliente! Sirvase imprimir esta lista para adultos.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Flip Side" by Shawn Johnson

Two names, two lives. Two sides of the same personality. Then the two worlds collide.Read More ›
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