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Children's Books about Death, Loss, and Grieving

Many children must face the terminal illness and death of pets, grandparents, other friends and family members, and more. Even children who aren’t directly dealing with loss or grieving often still have questions about the concepts.Read More ›

What are you Reading?: ALA Edition

A book list from librarians and library workers themselves. What are the people who work with books every day reading? Read More ›

Very British (& Scottish) Romances

Romance is the only genre where you essentially know the ending: two people will end up together. The who, what, where, and how of the story, however, are all up for grabs.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Don't Call Me That Edition July 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. 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 ›

Where to Start with Cormac McCarthy

If you haven't gotten a chance to read McCarthy's works, here are our suggestions for where to start.Read More ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: New & Noteworthy

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary — a service that delivers free e-books brought to you by MTA, Transit Wireless, and NYC's libraries— it can be hard to choose which books to peruse on your commute. Lucky for you, we're going to put together a list of our favorite titles in a given category every week, so you can get the best recommendations for what to read from our NYPL experts.Read More ›

Remembering the Future: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 49

This week, it's all in how you look at it. Feminism, space, time, language, aliens, and a whole lot more.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA for July

No such thing as summer vacation for great new YA fiction, nonfiction, comics, and graphic novels! Here are the titles for teens that we're most excited about putting on our shelves.Read More ›

What Kind of Beach Read Do You Need?

"Beach read" could mean something different to everyone — so we've come up with some categories of recommendations that will help you figure out what kind of beach book you're looking for. Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Nonfiction for Kids

For all those young readers out there, some great new science writing on the ocean, and the planets, and the moon, and a couple of noteable biographies. Read More ›

Summer Reading Challenge, Greeks vs. Romans: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 48

For our second Summer Reading Challenge, Gwen and Frank chose a book for each other that they thought they'd love but would never read otherwise. This year, a strange symmetry emerged as they chose oddly complementary books: a novel about the antics of ancient Greek students and a modern-day translation of ancient Roman myths.Read More ›

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Epic journeys by ship and by train, stories of survival in wartime, and elephants were some of the topics we discussed at last month’s Open Book Night. We asked readers to share a reading journey with us, including books about travel and transportation, favorite armchair adventures, or virtual voyages.Read More ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: International Tales

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary — a service that delivers free e-books brought to you by MTA, Transit Wireless, and NYC's libraries— it can be hard to choose which books to peruse on your commute. Lucky for you, we're going to put together a list of our favorite titles in a given category every week, so you can get the best recommendations for what to read from our NYPL experts.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy Nonfiction

If you are looking for a serious book for the beach this season—we hear that is a thing since Lin Manuel Miranda read the Hamilton biography on vacation—here are a few we recommend.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Coloring Books Are Cool Edition July 7, 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 ›

Celebrating the Better Halves: Our Favorite Literary Sidekicks

As a birthday gift for the long-suffering, under-appreciated Dr. Watson — who usually narrates the stories himself — we asked our book experts to name literature’s best sidekicks.Read More ›

Scandal! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 47

Who's up for some dubious morality? We're all about the scandal this week, as Frank and Gwen tackle controversial essays, what makes a "beach read," and, um, porcupines in library book drops.Read More ›

Life, Liberty, & Romance

The American Revolution was a turbulent time in American history, with great potential for romance as well as trauma. War, divided loyalties, danger around every corner, spies, intrigue, remote homes and forts, decadent Georgian society, men in uniform, women in corsets and dresses that leave little to the imagination, cozy fires to cuddle by... you get the picture. And we’ve found a handful of novels to make your July 4 that much more patriotic and passionate.Read More ›

Nancy Books: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 46

The hosts of WNYC's Nancy podcast join Gwen and Frank for a conversation about queer books, making podcasts, and Xena Warrior Princess... while they were on vacation, no less! Kathy and Tobin—BFFs who are super queer and super fun, according to their Official Podcast Description—called in from California to talk about their favorite reads past and present and the stories they can't wait to tell.Read More ›

July Author @ the Library Program at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come join us for the final installment of our program before renovation begins. Read More ›
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