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Supermodel of the World: Sashay, Shauntee! The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 33

Wait, Super Model? Absolutely, but also: Super Librarian! Gwen and Frank talk to Outreach Services Librarian Shauntee Burns about her work with schools, her long and varied career at NYPL and her attendance at one very famous NYC high school!Read More ›

14 New Poetry Picks for World Poetry Day

Happy World Poetry Day! There has been a lot of good stuff since Yeats. Get current with these contemporary poetry recommendations.Read More ›

Life in All Its Granite Hardness: A Selection of Irish Noir

Bleak, dark, grimly realistic, morally and psychologically complex with a dash of gallows humor. Scandinavian Noir has some serious competition from its Irish cousin. Check out some Irish crime writers this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.Read More ›

Best Translated French Fiction: Announcing the Albertine Prize Finalists

Aiming to celebrate the best of contemporary French-language literature, Albertine, the bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, has revealed the shortlist for the inaugural Albertine Prize, an annual award honoring the author and the translator of one Francophone novel published in the U.S. over the past year.Read More ›

One Book, One New York Winner Announced

One Book, One New York is a program in which residents of all five boroughs are encouraged to read the same book at the same time. But there can only be one winner.Read More ›

Current Feminist Writers

There are many diverse feminist voices writing right now. This list—from books to TEDTalks—will help direct you toward some of these voices. Read More ›

Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Master of Wordplay

On the cover of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s unconventional 2005 memoir, four sentences are written above the title: “I have not survived against all odds. I have not lived to tell. I have not witnessed the extraordinary. This is my story.” Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: Middle Grade Fiction

NYPL recommends eight new titles for voracious middle grade readers. Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Picture Books

We are loving these new picture books and we think you and your little readers will too. Happy reading, and learning, and laughing, and sharing. Read More ›

From Snowy Days to Scientists: Books Featuring Kids and Families of Color

Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day , first published in March 1962, follows a little boy exulting in a big snowfall in New York City. In the tradition of Keats' classic, we asked our NYPL experts to recommend children’s books that feature kids and families of color.Read More ›

365 Books by Women Authors to Celebrate International Women’s Day All Year

For over a century, International Women's Day has been observed on March 8 -- and this year, we've compiled 365 books by women authors from across the globe to keep the celebration going all year long.Read More ›

RoboBiblio: A Book List

Delve into the world of robotics with these great reads.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Seuss Had Politics Too Edition March 3, 2017

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 ›

16 Books about Refugees for Kids & Adults

you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land —“Home” by Warsan ShireRead More ›

10 Great Books on Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, and 1960s Counterculture

The Library has just announced the acquisition of the Lou Reed Archive, and we're celebrating the life and legacy of this rock icon with a series of displays, programs, and performances. Read More ›

A Librarian’s Path to Citizenship: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 32

How do libraries help immigrants and underserved communities? Find out with NYPL's very own Adriana Blancarte-Hayward. Plus: major love for great journalism, time travel, ghosts, Frank's hair, frozen yogurt, and Salt 'n Pepa.Read More ›

Ain't Nothin' but a Book Love Thang: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our theme this month was “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Love Thang”, and we asked readers to share books they love, books about love, and books about things they love. Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs

Each month, The New York Public Library is proud to offer a curated selection of non-fiction authors discussing their work and answering questions from the public at Mid-Manhattan Library. This March, we are presenting talks on topics ranging from Pearl Harbor to gentrification to telling jokes across cultures.Read More ›

Where to Start with John Steinbeck

Feburary 27 just so happens to be the birthday of John Steinbeck, the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author whose vivid, imaginative writing brought tales of California to life in several novels and short stories.Read More ›

Best Nonfiction of the Year: Announcing The 30th Annual Helen Bernstein Book Award Finalists

The Bernstein Award honors working journalists whose books bring clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. This year's finalists' works cover Syria, plutocrats, refugee crises, the spread of contagious disease, and gun violence in America.Read More ›
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