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New & Noteworthy: Selected Shorts

Check out some new books we recommend in the form of the Short Story Cycle.Read More ›

Exploring a Kingsbridge Connection in Central Park

Several months ago, I learned that there was a plaque in Central Park indicating that the old Kingsbridge Road had once run through that area. Up until that moment, the only current Kingsbridge markers I knew about were in the Bronx. So I decided to investigate, and that led to a long and bizarre adventure that didn’t end exactly the way I planned.Read More ›

The Many Voices of Michiko Kakutani

Holly Golightly, Elle Woods, and Brian Griffin: what do these three have in common? They've all been imitated by Michiko Kakutani over the course of her career as The New York Times' chief book critic.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 30

Find free job training programs, job listings, career development workshops, and more.Read More ›

Only Love Will Save the World: Wonder Woman Readalikes

With nearly $800 million in revenue and counting, Wonder Woman is smashing box-office records and lighting imaginations on fire. And books are smoldering, too!Read More ›

Exploring the History of the Swimsuit with NYPL's Electronic Resources

How did the swimsuit, as we know it today, come about? The New York Public Library has a number of great electronic resources for anyone interested in current and historical fashions.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Stream a Little Edition July 28, 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 ›

Books That Talk and Books You Touch: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 50

Frank and Gwen learn about the Library's work with patrons with print disabilities with Jill Rothstein, chief librarian at the Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library. Plus: More book recommendations than we've ever crammed into any episode, probably ever.Read More ›

Ep. 80 "I Am Going To Excel" | Library Stories

It's easy for Amy to get help with her homework—and learn new computer skills—at Westchester Square Library, thanks to the Innovation Labs program.Read More ›

中文好书 –七月2017| New Chinese Language Books

A brief, selective list of recent Chinese language titles. Read More ›

Podcast #174: Immigrant Stories—Min Jin Lee with Simon Winchester

Best-selling novelist Min Jin Lee on her latest book, the ups and downs of her career, the history of Koreans in Japan, and the treatment of Asians in America.Read More ›

#SharkWeek: Take a Bite Out of a Book!

The Library has dozens of children's books about sharks. Here is a short list to get you started.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 7/24-8/7

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. Read More ›

Children's Books about Death, Loss, and Grieving

Many children must face the terminal illness and death of pets, grandparents, other friends and family members, and more. Even children who aren’t directly dealing with loss or grieving often still have questions about the concepts.Read More ›

What are you Reading?: ALA Edition

A book list from librarians and library workers themselves. What are the people who work with books every day reading? Read More ›

Schomburg Teen Curators Visit the Lenfest Center for the Arts

This month, Schomburg Teen Curators visited the Uptown exhibition at the Lenfest Center for the Arts in Harlem, New York. Read More ›

Very British (& Scottish) Romances

Romance is the only genre where you essentially know the ending: two people will end up together. The who, what, where, and how of the story, however, are all up for grabs.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 23

Find DOL blogs, free job training programs, job listings and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Don't Call Me That Edition July 21, 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 ›

Booktalking "Star-Crossed" by Barbara Dee

Gemma is the apple of Mathilda's eye. Yet, she is shocked when one of her buddies opines that Mattie has a crush on Gemma. What could this mean?!?! Read More ›
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