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Llama-Famous! Poetry Extravaganza: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 57

Podcasts are red/Podcasts are blue/This episode's all poetry/We hope you like it too!Read More ›

Quiz: Whodunnit? Marple vs. Poirot

In honor of Christie’s birthday on Sept. 15, 1890, we created a quiz to see if you can tell her two most memorable creations apart.Read More ›

J.D. Salinger, Whaaaaaat? The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 56

What happens when you get My Brother's Husband, A Lost Lady, and Frog and Toad Together in the same room? Find out as Gwen and Frank discuss gay manga, Willa Cather, J.D. Salinger, and Arnold Lobel's classic books for children!Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Superhero Stories

Here are a few exceptional new superhero stories. May justice prevail!Read More ›

Fabulous Fall Staff Picks

Fall is a magical time of year in New York City, but don't blink or you will miss it! We suggest you grab a good book and spend a day on a bench in Central Park. Read More ›

The Great Nancy Pearl! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 55

Frank and Gwen are beyond thrilled to talk to Nancy Pearl, a.k.a. America's Librarian, a.k.a. the guru of readers' advisory, a.k.a. OUR HERO. We talk about her new novel, George & Lizzie, and the perils of and triumphs of writing fiction. Plus: We guess Nancy's mystery book on the very first try...Read More ›

Books for Kids' Back-to-School Jitters

Six stories that might help ease the minds of kids feeling anxious about their first days of school.Read More ›

Missing Persons & Nowhere Girls: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 54

On the show this week: Gwen reads a book that makes her see the world a little differently, and Frank gets so lost in his book that time disappears.Read More ›

The Biggest Fish in the Sea

What’s your favorite book in which a character chases a seemingly unattainable goal? (And do they achieve it?) Read More ›

Our Favorite Literary Wafflers

We asked our NYPL book experts to come up with characters who make readers suffer along with their agonizing indecision — in other words, the best literary wafflers! Read More ›

Dancing in the Library: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 53

This week, Gwen and Frank wander through the wonderland of dance led by the dazzling Linda Murray, lead curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of NYPL's Library for the Performing Arts. So, let's boogie!Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA Fiction, Dog Days Edition

Romance, relationships, action, adventure, Korean dramas, letters to Mars... what more could a YA fan ask for? Read More ›

Charlottesville in Context: A Reading List

Events of the past week have left many of us struggling for understanding. In such times, it can help to turn to books and authors to help us see the world through a broader lens.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The History of Garbage Edition August 18, 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 ›

The Right Book at the Right Time: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 52

Frank and Gwen tackle two powerful narratives of self-acceptance -- and then take respite in a roller derby comic and a love story.Read More ›

New & Noteworthy: Historical Middle Grade Fiction

Until time travel becomes a reality for us all, fiction is the best way we know to and experience historical times. Here are six exceptional new works of middle grade fiction, all set in times before today.Read More ›

Parker, Postman, and Pooh: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 51

A 30-year-old book remains intensely relevant for today's world, Gwen rediscovers Dorothy Parker AND reading Pooh to her pre-schooler and Frank raps!...(sort of).Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

New & Noteworthy: Selected Shorts

Check out some new books we recommend in the form of the Short Story Cycle.Read More ›
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