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New York on the Front Line: The Black Tom Island Explosion, July 1916

On Sunday morning, July 30, 1916, at 2:08 a.m., one of the worst terrorist attacks in American history took place at Black Tom Island, New Jersey, a shipping facility located in New York Harbor. Read More ›

Lectura de verano: "Entra en el juego ¡Lee!"

Este año la lectura de verano se enfoca en motivar a los niños a leer y a usar los recursos y programas ofrecidos en las bibliotecas.Read More ›

George Avakian and Louis Armstrong

The working and personal friendship of George Avakian and Louis Armstrong.Read More ›

Cullman Center Recommends: 15 Books for Summer Reading

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has had seventeen classes of fellows in residence at The New York Public Library. These gifted independent scholars, creative writers, academics, and visual artists have produced more than one hundred books since 1999, and we recommend fifteen of their recent titles for 2016 summer reading.Read More ›

Spotted: Pokémon Doppelgängers in our Digital Collections

We've had a lot of fun over the last two weeks searching around our libraries for Pokémon and playing Pokémon Go with our patrons, and we've noticed something: some of these Pokémon look awfully familiar. Sure enough, there are a bunch of doppelgänger Pokémon hiding in our Digital Collections!Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: What Else Can You Do in 20 Minutes?

Hit us up for a recommendation on Twitter @NYPLRecommends between 10-11 AM EDT on Friday mornings.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 24

A wide range of recruitment and training opportunities happening next week.Read More ›

Black Aesthetics in the Digital Collections: Thoughts on Black Portraiture

Portraits greatly influence the way that we perceive ourselves and each other. One could consider black portraiture to be a facet of black aesthetics, in that it centralizes the black image, illustrates a black existence, and thus implies a cultural position.Read More ›

E-Book Recommendations to Read in SimplyE

Now that SimplyE is here, if you have a smart phone there's no excuse not to be reading everywhere you go! If you're not sure what to pick from the 300,000 titles available, let our staff offer some suggestions.Read More ›

Free Summer Meals | 免费暑假餐点 | Comidas de verano gratis

The Department of Education provides free summer meals for all New York City’s children and teens. Anyone 18 years and younger who approaches participating summer meal sites will receive breakfast and lunch—no questions asked!Read More ›

Introducing SimplyE: 300,000 E-Books to Browse, Borrow, and Read

The New York Public Library just released SimplyE, a new app that gives NYPL cardholders the ability to browse, borrow, and read more than 300,000 e-books from the Library’s collections in just a few easy steps.Read More ›

One Bad Podcast: The Librarian Is In, Ep. 17

Gwen can barely contain herself this week when she and Frank are joined by Biz Ellis, one of the hosts of the One Bad Mother podcast, to talk kids and parents and books. Plus, Biz's 6-year-old daughter makes a book recommendation of her very own!Read More ›

Staten Island Historical Newspapers Now Online

The New York Public Library just posted more than 9,000 pages from The Richmond County Advance online, covering the years 1886 to 1910. Find them at nypl.org/sinewspapers. Read More ›

Hollywood on the Hudson: "Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program

The "Made in NY" Production Assistant (PA) training program is a collaboration between Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) and the New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. BWI's mission is to give unemployed and low-income New Yorkers the chance to work on New York sets and build careers in this dynamic field.Read More ›

Boys of Summer: 15 YA Romances You'll Totally Fall For

Every summer I put together a list of my favorite teen romance novels—new and old—to read during those lazy summer days. It always has a theme, but this year I’m keeping it simple.Read More ›

Read 20 Minutes a Day? Finish Moby-Dick before Fall

Twenty minutes a day. That's all it takes for kids and adults alike to avoid a summer reading slump... and, as it turns out, to read some really amazing books. So, with our Summer Reading Challenge in full swing, we decided to do a little math.Read More ›

Picture Books for Working Moms

All moms are working hard all the time, and moms who work outside their homes could sometimes use a hand explaining their jobs to their kids and handling their separation anxiety. These picture books do just that.Read More ›

Share Your Summer Reading Spots with #ireadeverywhere

Just take a photo of yourself reading and share on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr with the hashtag #ireadeverywhere and we’ll repost our favorites throughout the summer!Read More ›

Ep. 39 "Working Together for the Common Good" | Library Stories

As he prepares for the release of his documentary on The Green Books, Calvin hopes to share with current and future generations the impact that a small group of people can have when they come together to create a resource for the common good.Read More ›

Punctuate This: Grammar Books to Fuel Your Inner Nerd

Like any game, grammar operates based off of rules learned in action. It isn't just for the dogmatic to dictate with elbow-patched zeal. In that spirit, we're taking a deep dive into grammar books.Read More ›
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