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The Festive Past of New Year's Menus

With approximately 45,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library’s restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world. In anticipation of 2018, we combed through the archives to find some of the most festive menus fêteing the new years of yore!Read More ›

Read Harder in 2018! NYPL's Suggestions for Book Riot’s Annual Challenge

If you're taking on Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, we’re here for you. Below are suggestions in each category for books in the New York Public Library’s collections. You could even add an extra facet to this challenge: Complete it using only books you checked out from your local library!Read More ›

Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound

With materials from New York Public Library archival collections, a new exhibition celebrates the life of one the most important figures in classical music and increases awareness about the importance of sound archives and preservation.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Cross-Stitch This Edition December 29, 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.Read More ›

Immigrants in America: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 71

Pam Nogales, a Ph.D. candidate at New York University, joins Gwen and Frank to talk about her newest class for Jefferson Market University—the free classes at Jefferson Market that are taught by college professors and open to everyone. They talk the history of politically radical immigrants in America, play the guessing game, and much more. Read More ›

The New York Public Library's "Ghosts" File

The NYC subject clippings collection in the Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy includes a small, supernatural file.Read More ›

Best Books for Kids 2017 at the Andrew Heiskell Library

Every year, NYPL librarians come together to create the Best Books for Kids list. This post gathers every title available at Heiskell from that list and provides links to the titles in our digital book (DB) collection or on Bookshare.Read More ›

Digitized Historical Business Periodicals from the Library's Collection: Pt. 4

Responding to current information delivery practices, the Library has been working with Google to have a portion of its older pre-1923 collections digitized. Read More ›

Library Zine! Build a Better World

The second issue of the Library Zine! is here! Explore a few selections from the second issue.Read More ›

Grand Central Library Events & News: January 2018

Check out what's happening at Grand Central Library.Read More ›

Booktalking "Piecing Me Together" by Renee Watson

Jade is a junior at St. Francis High School, and she rides the bus across town to attend the ritzy private school. She is one of a handful of students of color and feels out of place in the mostly wealthy, white, privileged student body.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 12/25-1/8

Welcome to our bi-weekly 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.Read More ›

Seven Picture Books for Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa brings many African-American families together to enjoy the "first fruits of the harvest," the Swahili phrase from which its name is derived. Its traditions, like lighting the seven candles on the kinara and feasting at a party on the last night of the holiday, center around family and community.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of December 24

Browse helpful job and employment resources for this week.Read More ›

NYPL Top Checkouts of 2017

Every year we compile The New York Public Library's top 10 checkouts, both system-wide and for each of our three boroughs: The Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan. Here is the list for your enjoyment. Read More ›

Libraries Extend Beyond Walls

At The New York Public Library, we believe that libraries extend beyond walls. Today we discuss opportunities available at the Library to those who need them most.Read More ›

Nine New Christmas Classics for Kids

Nothing can ever replace Frosty or the Grinch, or that mouse that isn't stirring. But plenty of talented authors and illustrators have been hard at work creating new characters and stories, so we've picked out a few new Christmas picture books published in the last few years for your holiday consideration. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? William Schwalbe Edition

New York Times Best Selling author William Schwalbe likes to ask people what they are reading. We have that in common! Read More ›

That Episode about 'Cat Person': The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 70

Gwen and Frank take on "Cat Person," the New Yorker story that turned the Internet upside down, and make some book recs based on its tone and subject.Read More ›

Booktalking "Survivors Club" by Michael Bornstein

A series of fortunate events in the hellacious circumstances of World War II led to a little boy's survival.Read More ›
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