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In Honor of Alexander Pope, Here's 9 Of Our Favorite Fun Poems

 May 21 marks the birthday of Alexander Pope, one of the most famous English poets of the 18th century. The author of The Dunciad and The Rape of the Lock

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Romantic Interests: The Ordinary Women

Some recent acquisitions of the Pforzheimer Collection shed light on the lives of everyday British women of the nineteenth century.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 21

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

NYPL #FridayReads: The Friendship Album Edition May 19, 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 ›

Explore Historic Women Journalists with NYPL's Electronic Resources

In honor of Helen Bernstein and the 30th anniversary of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, take a look at some of the work by famous women journalists from our databases.Read More ›

Bronx Book Fair 2017

I attended the Bronx Book Fair and heard from editors, authors, agents, and library administrators about the world of books, publishing, and accessing materials. Read More ›

Attack of the Killer Spelling Bees: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 40

Our annual spelling bee, words we can't pronounce, a trio of music recommendations, and of course what we're reading now. Read More ›

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month All Year With These Magazines

We think every month is a time to remember and honor the rich traditions of Asian/Pacific America, so we're showing some love to the literary journals that celebrate Asian Pacific America year-round. Read More ›

Behind the Lens: Picture Yourself Online

One of our librarians, Arieh Ress, started a program called “Picture Yourself Online!” in which he took headshots of patrons so they would have a decent photo of themselves to use online and while job-hunting. I sat down with Arieh and interviewed him about the program we’ve been running for nearly a year now.Read More ›

Podcast #164: George Packer and Reihan Salam with Tony Marx

The Path Forward: Our Age of Anxiety. Explore both the seeds and the fruits of our present American political condition with New Yorker writer George Packer, National Review editor Reihan Salam, and New York Public Library President Tony Marx.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 5/15-5/29

Library for the Performing Arts

5/25: Radical Dance Artists of the 60s and 80s: To mark the opening of the exhibition Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955–1972, Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton come to the Library to discuss their careers in dance, avant-garde 

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Ep. 73 "I Want To Read Now" | Library Stories

Experience Carol's stellar new achievement: the power to read. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA for May

Great reads for young adults are blossoming like crazy this spring. Check out some of the reads — fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels — that our YA librarians are buzzing about. 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 May 14

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

Ep. 72 "A Key Role To Play" | Library Stories

Cullman Center Fellow and past Bernstein Book Award winner George Packer considers the role of journalists in society today.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Surreal 'Stache Edition May 12, 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 ›

Making Grown Men Cry, Since 2015: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 39

Sweet-sad poems, ghosts of the Village Past, and melancholy post-Victorian tales of ruined childhoods in creeepy cults... But we manage to have a little fun, too.Read More ›

Ep. 71 "I Can Vote, I Can Participate" | Library Stories

Pleased with their new English language skills and U.S. citizenship, Zahra and Hassan express their gratitude to NYPL for teaching crucial lessons as they became Americans.Read More ›

I Won’t Grow Up! Adult Books Featuring the Stubbornly Young

In honor of J.M. Barrie's most famous creation — Peter Pan, the eternally young boy forever living in Neverland — we asked our book experts at The New York Public Library for recommendations of books that have Peter-like characters who simply refuse to grow up.Read More ›
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