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NYPL #FridayReads: The What's Going on With Reality? Edition April 28, 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 ›

American Passions: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 37

The triumph and tragedy of Jim Thorpe, the difficulty of Henry James, and the ferocity of Emily Dickinson and Camille Paglia. Bonus: Barbra Streisand's underground wonderland!Read More ›

Books about the Best of Times, Books about the Worst of Times

We asked our book experts to pick a side: What are some of your favorite books that feature a character having the best of times OR the worst of times?Read More ›

Five Readalikes for '13 Reasons Why'

Loved Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why? Check out these recommendations keep that page-turning momentum going.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Middle Grade Fiction

I can't stop marveling at the amazing Middle Grade Fiction being published these days. There is something for everyone and here are a few new titles we recommend.Read More ›

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 ›

"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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Podcasting the Apocalypse: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 35

We’re going weekly! One week, Gwen and Frank will talk books, culture, and what to read next. On alternate weeks they’ll welcome a very special guest. Let us know what you think of this new format!Read More ›

What Are You Reading: John Bloom/Joe Bob Briggs Edition

Find out what John Bloom AKA Joe Bob Briggs is reading, his research and writing process, and more!Read More ›

Long Books That Are Worth It, We Promise

In honor of what would have been Welty's 99th birthday, we asked our book experts to recommend their favorite long books -- the ones that are really, truly worth the time it takes to read them.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction

There is some great new fiction for teens coming out this Spring! Here are a seven titles at the top of our to-read piles here at NYPL. Read More ›

Spring Staff Picks Ahoy!

Here at The New York Public Library, our book experts have outdone themselves with the newest round of Staff Picks: more than 120 new books we love, culled from the millions upon millions out in the world and sorted into our interactive browse tool.Read More ›

April Author @ the Library Programs

Join us this April for an Author @ the Library talk at Mid-Manhattan Library, where a curated selection of nonfiction authors will discuss their work and answer questions from the public. This month, we will be hosting talks on everything from atlases and dictionaries to baseball and Bellevue.Read More ›

March 2017 International Fiction Bestsellers

Are you interested in what people around the world are reading? Travel the bestseller lists with us! This month we checked out bestsellers in Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Ireland, and Malaysia. Read More ›

What Lawyers and Librarians Have in Common: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 34

Reena Glazer of the Pro Bono Institute joins Frank and Gwen to talk about lawyers in the library and recommendations for great nonfiction about pro bono legal work. Plus: Purple diaries, yellow cable cars, and colorful characters.Read More ›
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