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July Author @ the Library Program at Mid-Manhattan Library

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

The Quotable Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce was an American satirist, journalist, and author in the late 19th and early 20th century. Bierce was an expert short story author -- his war fiction, based on his own experiences in the Civil War, is particularly acclaimed -- but he is also just as well known for his humorous works, including The Devil's Dictionary, a compendium of comical definitions that satirizes human nature and American culture. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Laureate 101 Edition June 23, 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. Read More ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: Short Reads

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary, it can be hard to choose which books to peruse on your commute. This week's category: short reads! You can read any of these short stories, essays, and other short pieces in just one or two subway trips. Read More ›

LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Club: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 45

Gwen and Frank welcome Casey Maher, leader of the LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Crew meetup! They discuss everything from technology and gaming to science fiction (of course) right on up to Hemingway.Read More ›

#ReadersUnite: Our Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

Summer means one thing to librarians: summer reading.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The If Not Wild Things Edition June 16, 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 ›

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: Books for Young Adults

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. Read More ›

Seeing Yourself on the Page: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 44

The fantastic Sona Charaipotra sits down with Frank and Gwen to talk representation and what it's like to see (or not see) your own experiences reflected in a book. Plus: Archie and Riverdale, Bollywood, Hollywood, and a lot of geeking out over our favorite YA authors.Read More ›

Steamy Summer Staff Picks

It's heating up outside, and our summer Staff Picks have arrived just in time for those long-awaited beach trips (or sweltering subway rides, when you really need an escape).Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Poetry for Kids

Poetry is perfect for the youngest readers—great for developing vocabularies and fun for adults to read out loud. Check out some newly published books, all of which can be found in the Library's nonfiction section.Read More ›

Sherlock vs. Sayers: Who Said It?

We've put a master of detective stories up against a master of detectives. Even though the words were written more than a century apart, Sayers and Sherlock share a similar sensibility and a wicked sense of humor.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New YA for June

A cappella, interstellar journeys, high-stakes card games in Sin City, and the Van Gogh brothers? Don't mind if we do! Check out some of our NYPL book experts' newest favorites.Read More ›

TinkerShop at the Library!

TinkerShop is a free four–session program in which kids in grades 3-5 get to play and experiment in fun, science-based maker workshops. Children will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more.Read More ›

Announcing #SubwayLibrary: Free E-Books for Your Commute

We're excited to announce the launch of Subway Library, a new initiative between The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Library, the MTA, and Transit Wireless that provides subway riders in New York City with free access to hundreds of e-books, excerpts, and short stories—all ready to read on the train.Read More ›

And Then There Was Chekhov: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 43

We discuss reading (and acting!) Anton Chekhov, the influence of Agatha Christie, and the controversial merits of Go, Dog. Go!Read More ›

Oddballs, Screwballs, and Other Eccentrics: A Reading List from Open Book Night

May’s Open Book Night was one filled with tales of truly wacky families, plays and novels that have been adapted into films, and many, many questions. Read More ›

Calling All Writers: Submit to Library Zine

Are you writer, poet, or artist? Would you like to see your works published? The New York Public Library has an opportunity for you!Read More ›

June Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Come join us this June at the Mid-Manhattan Library for the continuation of our Author @ the Library Programs. This month, we'll be delving into the history of Manhattan, a popular Greenwich village restaurant, and Jane Austen, among other topics. Read More ›

#RainbowReading for Teens: 30 Books for 30 Days of Pride Month 2017

We’re excited to present our favorite LGBTQ+ books each day of June -- and the books on this list are some of our favorites about and for LGBTQ+ teens. Read More ›
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