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Microhistories and Their Microtitles

A somewhat recent and interesting approach to studying and writing about cultural and social history is the “microhistory.” We noticed a theme among microhistories: many have single word titles followed by a descriptive subtitle. Check out our list of microhistories and their microtitles.

When 'The Man' Wins

Inspired by a reader’s comment on our Angry Birds post, we’re thinking about books where the non-underdogs—a.k.a., those little round pigs with the helmets—wind up on top.

NYPL Recommends: New YA Comics & Graphic Novels

Check out our Best Books for Teens committee's favorite new comics and graphic novels.

New York Times Read Alikes: June 26, 2016

If you are among the many readers who read one of these five titles and want more of the same adventure or romance or thrills, here are some suggestions for you.

Water, Water, Everywhere... Except Not

Quite a bit of excellent nonfiction has been written about water scarcity; this list presents recent fiction about dystopian visions of a too-dry future.

Escapism: A Reading List from Open Book Night

In the corner room at Mid-Manhattan, appropriately surrounded by the travel guide collection, we spent our June Open Book Night sharing books that help us escape.

#FridayReads Roundup: The BFG, Kids Poetry, the Future, and Some Self-reflection

Check out this week in book lists, and find us on twitter @nyplrecommends for recommendations.

Eerie Reads for Lovers of A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls pressed all my philosopher-librarian buttons and I couldn't get enough of it, so here's some more dark, atmospheric YA lit that doesn’t forget the importance of finding your place in the world.

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction

Our Best Books for Teens committee has been busy reading and reviewing 2016 titles. Here are a few of their favorite new fiction titles.

A Manhattanhenge Reading List

Happy first day of summer! Manhattanhenge is coming soon, and we’ve made a reading list!

YA Books: Conversations About Consent

In the wake of the Brock Turner case and its controversial aftermath, parents across the country are taking a more active role in teaching their teens about consent. If you are looking to jump-start a conversation about consent, consider reading one of the books below with your teen.

The BFG: Steven Spielberg Meets Roald Dahl

Steven Spielberg, creator of many beloved movies for children brings one of the most beloved children’s stories, The BFG by Roald Dahl, to the big screen. The BFG opens in theaters July 1, 2016 the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth. To celebrate this collaboration, here are five of our favorite Dahl books, and five equally imaginative and magical Spielberg kids movies.

New York Times Read Alikes: June 26, 2016

Readers are going cuckoo for Jojo this week, as the British romance author takes over two of the top five spots while the King of Horror once again debuts at No. 1.

Finding the Right Meditation Practice for You

A list of book to help you find the right meditation practice for you.

NYPL Recommends: New Kids Poetry

Our staff have been busy reading and reviewing 2016 titles. Here are a few of their favorite new poetry books for kids.

10 Books To Make You Think About the Way You Think

Reflecting on our beliefs and motives, decisions and reactions, helps us grow. Here are a few titles from the arenas of Human and Social Behavior that offer insight into our psyches.

Predicting the Future

Many books from Science and Science Fiction genres foretell the future and serve as cautionary tales that demand we think about our actions and the way we live today.

NYPL Recommends: New Graphic Novels for Kids

Our staff's favorite new comics and graphic novels.

Books to Help Kids Cope

Books for kids that address scary events—big and small—and how to cope with the anxiety, fear, anger, and other feelings they bring up.

Books for Family History Day at NYPL

Bring the whole family and join us in the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy for Family History Day Saturday June 18, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM.


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