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Great Graphic Books for Tweens, Teens & Adults to be “Green”

Environmental thinking should go beyond Earth Day. One holiday a year isn't enough time to celebrate the beauty of nature, help improve the planet or find out more about climate change and other environmental issues.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Worth It Edition April 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.Read More ›

Informed Archives: The Environmental Action Coalition and the Birth of Earth Day

In January 2017, thousands gathered on Fifth Avenue and the surrounding area for the Women’s March. But this wasn’t the first time that this street was the home for a massive demonstration: almost fifty years ago, it was a primary thoroughfare for the first Earth Day celebration.Read More ›

On Fantasy, Greek Mythology & Writing: An Author Interview with Jordanna Max Brodsky

I sat down with Jordanna Max Brodsky to discuss her novels, her inspiration, and more.Read More ›

Cubicle Vacations: New Music, Vol 5

Check out this list of some of the most exciting, newly purchased CDs from our circulating collections for your listening pleasure. Read More ›

"Hermione Was Black. Dumbledore Was Gay." The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 36

We kick off our weekly podcast adventure with the founders of Black Girls Create! We talk about what it's like to be a black girl nerd, defaulting to whiteness in books and pop culture, nerds vs. geeks vs. dweebs, feminism and visibility and representation -- and, of course, sooooo much Harry Potter.Read More ›

Citizenship Fair / Feria de la ciudadanía / Un séminaire sur la Citoyenneté Américaine/ Информационная ярмарка по получению гражданства США

On May 20, 2017 Mid-Manhattan Library will be hosting an all-day Citizenship Fair, which will feature local and government agencies, ready to assist new Americans with their citizenship applications. Read More ›

Ep. 69 "Communicating Helped Me" | Library Stories

A middle school student finds a way to conquer math, shyness, and blog-post writing after school at Westchester Square Library. Read More ›

Podcast #160: Gary Younge, Bernstein Award Finalist

Bernstein Award finalist Gary Younge talks about his book, Another Day in the Death of America, which charts gun violence fatalities among children and teens on one Saturday in 2013.Read More ›

Ten Songs about Libraries and Librarians

I'm a librarian who plays music, which got me thinking about songs about libraries and librarians.Read More ›

Booktalking "When You Work For a Bully" by Susan Futterman

Ever heard of a constructive discharge? That's when an employer makes an employee's work experience so miserable that any reasonable person would leave under the circumstances. But, good news: there are strategies that one can use to fight back. Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 4/17-5/1

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 ›

Love ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’? Try One of These.

Whether you’re waiting for your copy from the library or you’ve already read the Atwood classic and are looking for a good follow-up, we have a few suggestions.Read More ›

Time to Grieve: Books for Children and Families Coping with Death and Dying

These ten suggested novels—fiction and nonfiction—can assist families in starting that conversation, help children sort out their feelings, and ease the grieving process. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Nonfiction, April Showers Edition

The great new young-adult titles just keep coming this spring! Check out five exciting true stories for young adults, all published in the last few months.Read More ›

Our Favorite Fictional Librarians, Ranked

Pop culture isn't always kind to librarians. So, in honor of National Library Week, we thought we'd pick half a dozen of our favorite library workers -- good and evil and in between -- and give them some fictional performance evaluations, complete with numerical rankings.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 16

Find job listings, summer jobs, job training programs, and more.Read More ›

We Are New Yorkers: A Reading List for NYC Immigrant Heritage Week

Here are some vivid representations of the New York immigrant experience in fiction, as well as a few memoirs and biographies of New Yorkers past and present, who arrived here from all over the world and made their mark on our city. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Baldwin Brag Edition April 14, 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 ›

Great Writers on Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary, the debut novel of Gustave Flaubert, was first published serially from October to December 1856. In April 1857, when it was first published as a single-volume book, it became an instant bestseller. Clive James has written of it, "Everyone should read it. Everyone would read it, given a free taste." For many, it established a new era of storytelling, modern realism. For others, it represents the 

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