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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 ›

Where to Start with Amy Tan

If you haven't read any Amy Tan, her work is a treasure trove of beautiful stories about immigration, intergenerational division, and the Chinese-American experience. Check out our list of recommended novels to start with to learn more.Read More ›

Where to Start with Toni Morrison

February 18 marks the birthday of Toni Morrison, once of the most highly celebrated American novelists of the latter 20th century and an icon of black literature and thought. Read More ›

Kilts, Cupcakes, and Romance Novels: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 31

Frank and Gwen dive into two very different romance novels with NYPL librarians Annie Lin and Kate Fais. Plus: a super-clean podcast, a binge-watch-able show, and a gender-bending picture book.Read More ›

Why We Love LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is a notable actor, director, and author. To library folk and other bookworms, however, he is likely best known as the host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow.Read More ›

15 Books and Films To Mend a Broken Heart

Check out this list of books and films that remind readers and viewers that love can be complicated, and they are not alone in experiencing relationship frustrations. Read More ›
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