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Great Books on 19th Century Baseball

While many folks are still in the holiday spirit, it continues to be my job to get all of you excited for another exciting season of Major League Baseball. Read More ›

Your 2017 Reading Calendar: Round Out Your Reading This Year

With our 2017 reading calendars, you can focus your reading on something new and emerge at the end of 2017 a more well-rounded reader.Read More ›

NYPL's Most Popular Checkouts of 2016

Over 25 million items are circulated through our network of libraries each year, and among those items there are both expected front-runners and a few interesting surprises every year. For your perusal, we've compiled lists of the top books checked out systemwide and in The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island in 2016.Read More ›

Five Tales of Chanukah Romance

Christmas love stories are huge, and Chanukah is getting in on the action. All the same great tropes apply: cold hands, warm hearts, candlelight, strolls down snowy streets, cozy snuggles in front of the fire... you know the drill.Read More ›

Podcast #144: Michael Chabon and Richard Price on Plot, Secular Judaism, and Remembering to Make Stuff Up

For this week's episode, we're proud to present Michael Chabon and Richard Price discussing plot, feeling his way toward secular Judaism, and remembering to make stuff up.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 12/26-1/9

Mid-Manhattan Library

1/4: The Syrian Colony on Washington Street with Linda K. Jacobs: New York-based scholar and author Linda K. Jacobs discusses her new book and the story of the first Arab immigrants to settle in New York City. Mid-Manhattan Library, 6:30 PM.

1/5: Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, 

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The Top 18 Christmas Carols, Ranked

With the holidays upon us, Christmas carols are everywhere, from Saks Fifth to Duane Reade to Chik-Fil-A. And while I’m as big a fan of the holidays as anyone, I must admit: not all Christmas carols are created equal.Read More ›

Taking On the 2017 Read Harder Challenge? Start Here.

At the start of each new year, our friends at Book Riot issue a challenge: Read consciously, thoughtfully, and outside your comfort zone.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The What the Dickens Edition December 23, 2016

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 "Symptoms of Being Human" by Jeff Garvin

Both and neither. Boy or girl. Coming to terms. Riley struggles to make it in this world, forging a new life and a new way.Read More ›

Remembering Sculptor Houston Conwill (1947-2016)

Tammi Lawson, Associate Curator of our Art and Artifacts Division, writes a touching tribute to late sculptor Houston Conwill, whose famous Cosmogram is one of the most asked-about pieces at the Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Recent Acquisitions in the Jewish Division: December 2016

The following titles on our Recent Acquisitions Display are just a few of our new books, which are available at the reference desk in the Dorot Jewish Division.Read More ›

Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker Diary, December 1799

When George Washington passed away, New Yorkers fought in the streets over his legacy.Read More ›

So Long, 2016: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 27

Welcome to our Very Special Holiday Mini-Episode! We talk about our families' book-giving traditions, Santa stress, and a few random gift suggestions.Read More ›

Aging in the American Workforce

A look into this demographic wave in the workforce and its implications for retirement policy,Read More ›

Ep. 57 "I Enjoy Every Minute Here" | Library Stories

Story time is about so much more than just stories, says JC, who has found learning at 58th Street Library "changed everything" for her baby. There, they enjoy books, parenting tips, and even sign language as a way to build skills for life long learning. "Even though I was a teacher," JC says. "I still need to learn how to be a mother."Read More ›

Podcast #143: Neil Gaiman Reads "A Christmas Carol" (Rebroadcast)

Neil Gaiman reads from the only surviving "prompt" copy of the book, that is, Dickens's own annotated version used for live readings.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Bridge To Brilliance" by Nadia Lopez

The Bridge To Brilliance is an eye-opening look into the world of public schools in New York City, especially the economically disadvantaged ones.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of December 18

Find workshops, fairs, and more.Read More ›

Top Teen Tearjerkers of 2016

Serving on a book committee can be hard work. One of the most challenging aspects for me of choosing books for the Best Books For Teens list wasn’t all the reading, but all the crying. Seriously, though, there were a LOT of heart-wrenching books for teens this year. Read More ›
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