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Exercise Like Your Favorite Author

It's a new year, and just like every January, millions of people across the world are pledging to get in shape. If you're looking to stay fit, clear the mind, or just have some fun, here's some inspiration from the workouts of your favorite writers.Read More ›

Booktalking "Ten Days a Madwoman" by Deborah Noyes

Think women are only capable of writing about fashion and other "feminine" pursuits? Think again.Read More ›

An Interview with Children's Author Aram Kim

Introducing Aram Kim, who loves all kinds of animals and makes a touching story from tiny, trivial things in life. Read More ›

Podcast #146: Our Compelling Interests: A Panel on Diversity and Democracy

For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Lehrer, Ifill, Young, Contreras-Sweet, Marx, Gelinas, and Cantor discussing our compelling interests in diverse democracy.Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Nelson Mandela to Niki Iris Xaba

Oscar award winning rapper, and actor, Common, recites this heartfelt letter written by Nelson Mandela, to his sister-in-law, Niki Iris Xaba, about family, prison, and his love for then wife, Winnie Mandela. Read More ›

Ep. 59 "The Library Is a Place Kids Feel Safe" | Library Stories

A library can be a safe place to work after school, but it's also important to get there safely. As a crossing guard outside Castle Hill Library, Casilda sees her role as an extension of its protective space. She knows the branch well, having grown up in the neighborhood and now takes her own daughter there.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 8

Find workshops, job fairs, and more.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 1/9-1/23

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. We're highlighting some of our events here—including author talks, free classes, community art shows, performances, concerts, and exhibitions—and you can always find more at nypl.org/events.Read More ›

Discovering Charles Minard: Information Design, Numerical Magnitudes, and a New Understanding of an Old Technique

The collections of the Map Division of The New York Public Library contain a rare gem of information graphics and cartographic design: a copy of Charles Minard's self-published folio of 1861, Des tableaux graphiques et des cartes figuratives. Read More ›

Celebrating SIBL: A Bibliography of Works About the "Miracle on Madison Avenue"

Since the Science, Industry and Business Library opened on May 2, 1996—at the time considered a "Miracle on Madison Avenue" by The New York Times—its stunning setting, wide range of resources and services, and great array of offerings have attracted the attention of pundits, industry experts, and information professionals.Read More ›

Free Community Health Worker Training Program

This training program is for bilingual immigrants with strong English skills who also speak another language other than English such as Spanish or Creole.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Seconded and Thirded Edition January 6, 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 ›

#ReadersUnite to Share the Books They're Reading

This week, readers and writers are celebrating reading by posting the books they're reading to social media, joined together with the hashtag #ReadersUnite.Read More ›

Books for Circus Fans

For anyone still contemplating running away with the circus, here is a small selection of some new circus-themed reads for adults.Read More ›

#ReadersUnite! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 28

Happy new year! Christopher Platt joins Gwen and Frank to talk about hate crimes, privacy and transparency, and how to start a revolution from your local library. Plus: Project Gutenberg reads, our technological future, and our crush on Carla Hayden. Read More ›

Booktalking "Success Is the Only Option" by John Calipari

This is a brilliant book about bringing out the best in extremely gifted people. Read More ›

13 Romance Novels Set in Cornwall

Cornwall is a never-ending feast for the eyes: here are 13 romance novels guaranteed to transport you to those dream-laden shores.Read More ›

Ep. 58 "Too Good To Be True" | Library Stories

When Pelham Bay Library patron Patrick Mulligan came upon some comic books for sale, he bought them for his own children. But his wife pointed out that the books bore the NYPL imprint, so he knew he had to act.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 1

Finds workshops, fairs, and more.Read More ›

January Author Talks at Mid-Manhattan Library

We've got a selection of engaging author talks coming up this month at Mid-Manhattan Library.Read More ›
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