Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

NYPL Blogs

Illuminating collections and services at The New York Public Library
Learn more »

Punctuate This: Grammar Books to Fuel Your Inner Nerd

Like any game, grammar operates based off of rules learned in action. It isn't just for the dogmatic to dictate with elbow-patched zeal. In that spirit, we're taking a deep dive into grammar books.Read More ›

Found Staten Island Stories: Baby Cornelius at the No. 1 Chinese Kitchen

The story of Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794–January 4, 1877), commonly known as Commodore Vanderbilt, is one of great riches. He was the richest man in America during his life and generally ranks No. 2 or No. 3 on the list of all-time richest Americans, behind John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie. This magnate was born on Staten Island–but where, exactly? Read More ›

Michael Meyer Recalls His Year as a Cullman Center Fellow

Michael Meyer, an Assistant Professor with the University of Pittsburgh Department of English is the author of In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland the Transformation of Rural China, written after his year as a Cullman Center Scholar. The book discusses his time in the childhood village of his wife, Frances, in the northeastern China region and explores its history of foreign presence.Read More ›

Podcast #121: Derek Walcott on Hemingway, Travel, and First Love

In 2010 Derek Walcott delivered the Robert B. Silvers lecture, focusing on the relationship between Ernest Hemingway and the Caribbean.Read More ›

Challenge Yourself to #Read20 Every Day

Team up with the Library this summer and challenge yourself or your family to #Read20 minutes a day and fight ‘summer slide’!Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: July 24, 2016

If you are among the many readers who read one of The New York Times top five fiction titles and want more of the same adventure or romance or thrills, we have some suggestions for you.Read More ›

Elisa's Favorite Quotes From Recent Reads

Thinking about the power of words, characters, and their impact on reading.Read More ›

Booktalking "A Fractured Mind" by Robert Oxnam

This is the true story of someone with Dissociative Identity Disorder.Read More ›

Staying Safe and Having Fun With Pokémon GO

I sprayed myself with sunblock, dressed comfortably for walking, and packed water, an iPod for listening to podcasts, and an extra battery for my iPhone. Then I headed to Inwood Hill Park to see if I could catch ‘em all. Or, at least, I’d see if I could catch more than usual …Read More ›

Stonewall in Pictures

The White House designation of Stonewall as a national monument prominently featured LGBT historical materials from our Manuscripts & Archives Division, available online in our Digital Collections. Read More ›

On Black Aesthetics: The Black Arts Movement

BAM had its roots in the northeastern United States, but spread quickly to the south and the west coast with the transnational movements and communal exchange of artists like Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Askia Touré, and Ntozake Shange. Literary groups such as Umbra Workshop of Manhattan and

... Read More ›

Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar: Hugh Ryan

We are pleased to announce that Hugh Ryan has been selected as the New York Public Library's Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2016-2017. Hugh Ryan is a curator and journalist based in Brooklyn, whose work primarily explores queer culture and history. He is the Founder of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, and sits on the Board of QED: A Journal in LGBTQ Worldmaking. During his fellowship at the Library, he will 

... Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Nonfiction for Kids

Our staff have been busy reading and reviewing 2016 titles. Here are a few of their favorite new nonfiction books for children.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 17

Recruitment and training events for the week ahead.Read More ›

PokeBooks for Pokémon GO

As freely available public spaces, libraries hold a special position in the game. This list features books for readers of all ages that capture the experience of finding new things in your familiar surroundings.Read More ›

#FridayReads Roundup: A Reading Exchange and Tiny Topics with Tiny Titles

Our recent reading posts.Read More ›

Where to Find U.S. Environmental Data

Here are some links to online environmental resources.Read More ›

Young Adult Beach Reads

Coney Island, Rockaway Beach, Jersey Shore… summer is all about the beach! And no beach bag is complete without an immersive beach read.Read More ›

58th Street Library Reaches its Tiniest Patrons

Situated in the business district of Midtown Manhattan, 58th Street is typically known as a library for adults—but not anymore.Read More ›

It's Holden Caulfield's New York, We Just Live in It

Holden Caulfield is our favorite misfit, the hero of every adolescent even 65 years later. In honor of his mad-cap adventure (har, har) we put togther this interactive map of places mentioned in J.D. Salinger's seminal work.Read More ›
Previous Page 3 of 338 Next

Chat with a librarian now