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New & Noteworthy: Culturally Diverse Middle Grade

These are exactly the kind of books that will teach our next generation to be accepting and open-minded.Read More ›

Ep. 81 "The No.1 Source" | Library Stories

Free early childhood programs at Harlem Library attracted Fabiola and her daughter, who loves story time and the activity workshop that lets her get messy and play with other children.Read More ›

Novedades de Agosto 2017: Suspenso y romance este verano ¡al alcance de la mano!

Una breve selección de nuevas historias de amor y misterio para disfrutar ¡leyendo! Read More ›

Новые русские названия не пропустите- август 2017- Russian Language Books

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

今月のおすすめ本 - 8月 2017- Japanese Language Books

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

本月推薦好書-八月 2017- Chinese Language Books

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

Voices Buried in the Ash Heap: Private Waste Disposers, Scavengers, and the 1939 World’s Fair

Studying the history of garbage teaches you that treasures can often be found in unexpected places. This was certainly true of my research at The New York Public Library.Read More ›

The Curious Shape of Money in Old New York

On August 8, we're celebrating National Dollar Day, which commemorates the day that Congress defined the construction of the dollar, the newly established currency of the United States. Read More ›

Podcast #176: How Judy Collins Conquered Her Cravings

Grammy-winning singer and songwriter and best-selling author Judy Collins talks about her latest book, Cravings, a memoir of Collins' lifelong struggle with an eating disorder—and the story of a search for a spiritual solution to her problems with food.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook" by Deborah Haddock

The Three Faces of Eve. Sybil. Hollywood portrayals of multiple personality disorder have sensationalized the problem and many mental health professionals—as well as members of the general public—doubt its very existence. Nowadays, this disorder of memory, identity, and consciousness is called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and it is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) . Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 8/7-8/21

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 ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 6

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

How You Can Stream Free Movies With Your NYPL Card

Library cards are unlocking more resources than ever.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Howard's End First Edition August 4, 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 ›

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Historical Poems?

Can you guess the historical figure or event referenced in these poems? It's harder than you think!Read More ›

Celebrating New Arab-American Literature

Satan and Death presiding over the waiting room of a psychiatric clinic, a sailboat and a map to pirate’s treasure, the loss of a beloved cat… the subjects of the books that won this year’s Arab American Book Awards are as diverse as they are creative.Read More ›

Podcast #175: Lynn Nottage & Sweat

The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright was joined in May by members of the Broadway cast of Sweat to talk about the play and the issues behind it at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.Read More ›

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 ›
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