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Announcing #SubwayLibrary: Free E-Books for Your Commute

We're excited to announce the launch of Subway Library, a new initiative between The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Library, the MTA, and Transit Wireless that provides subway riders in New York City with free access to hundreds of e-books, excerpts, and short stories—all ready to read on the train.Read More ›

And Then There Was Chekhov: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 43

We discuss reading (and acting!) Anton Chekhov, the influence of Agatha Christie, and the controversial merits of Go, Dog. Go!Read More ›

5 Father’s Day Gifts for the Classic Dad

There’s not really a “classic” Dad: they’re all over the map in when it comes to style, hobbies, and interests. Father’s Day is June 18, and NYPL’s Shop has exactly what you need.Read More ›

Honoring LGBT Jewish Holocaust Survivors

This LGBT Pride Month, the Dorot Jewish Division honors the lives and work of LGBT Jewish Holocaust survivors. We’ve compiled short biographies of several individuals, with links to related publications and online resources.Read More ›

Podcast #167: Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin spoke with NY Times critic-at-large Wesley Morris about his recent memoir, "Nevertheless," at LIVE from the NYPL.Read More ›

Pencils At Dawn! 6 Writers and the Duels They Fought In

We did some digging into our collections and stories of writers who fought in, died in, or narrowly avoided duels. Here are six fascinating tales of literary “affairs of honor:”Read More ›

Oddballs, Screwballs, and Other Eccentrics: A Reading List from Open Book Night

May’s Open Book Night was one filled with tales of truly wacky families, plays and novels that have been adapted into films, and many, many questions. Read More ›

Building a Better World Through Watching Movies

In keeping with The New York Public Library's Summer Reading theme, Build A Better World, Inwood Library is pleased to present its very own summer film series, Films For A Better World.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Power of Noticing" by Max Bazerman

We can all become so focused on a particular task that we ignore helpful and relevant information. This is why it is so helpful to take a step back from what you are doing and see if there is a different tactic that could be applied to the situation.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of June 4

Find job listings, DOL blogs, career development programs, job fairs and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Kick Off Right Edition June 2, 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 ›

Jacqueline Jonée Returns to the Library

Look out New York: Jacqueline Jonée is returning to The New York Public Library for Performing Arts to perform her hugely popular show, A Date with Liberace. Read More ›

Calling All Writers: Submit to Library Zine

Are you writer, poet, or artist? Would you like to see your works published? The New York Public Library has an opportunity for you!Read More ›

June Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come join us this June at the Mid-Manhattan Library for the continuation of our Author @ the Library Programs. This month, we'll be delving into the history of Manhattan, a popular Greenwich village restaurant, and Jane Austen, among other topics. Read More ›

#RainbowReading: Pride Month at NYPL

Happy Pride Month! The Library is celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month with a variety of #RainbowReading books and exciting programs for all ages across our 92 locations. Read More ›

#RainbowReading for Kids: 30 Books for 30 Days of Pride Month 2017

June isn't just Pride Month, it's also GLBT Book Month -- which means we have an opportunity to talk about some of the coolest, sweetest, most innovative books for kids: literature by, for, and about LGBTQ+ families.Read More ›

#RainbowReading for Adults: 30 Books for 30 Days of Pride Month 2017

June is Pride month, of course, but it’s also GLBT Book Month! We’re excited to present our favorite LGBTQ+ books each day of June. Read More ›

#RainbowReading for Teens: 30 Books for 30 Days of Pride Month 2017

We’re excited to present our favorite LGBTQ+ books each day of June -- and the books on this list are some of our favorites about and for LGBTQ+ teens. Read More ›

The New York Public Library, 1911–13, as Reported by John H. Fedeler

John H. Fedeler accepted the position to manage The New York Public Library's "Central Building" in 1910. This would be a 24/7 job. With Fedeler's living quarters inside the Library, the question to ask is, "How did Fedeler handle his job during the early years?"Read More ›

NYPL's 2017 Make Music New York Lineup

This year’s MMNY festival is taking place on Wednesday, June 21st aka the Summer Solstice. The New York Public Library will be hosting 20+ performances from classical to jazz to pop to kid-friendly rock concerts.Read More ›
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