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We talk to patrons, authors, artists and so many other interesting people. Come hear what they have to say about libraries and reading.

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 ›

What Are You Reading?: Politicians Edition

A few short interviews with the Librarian of Congress and Congressman John Lewis, as well as Hillary Clinton's book list. Read More ›

Olivia's 8 Hot Books for a Cool Summer

Olivia is an avid reader and patron of the Mulberry Street Library. As part of a school internship program she put together this summer vacation book list and book display for the library. Read More ›

10 Reasons Teens Love the Mulberry Street Library

In honor of Mulberry's 10th birthday, we asked the teens in our weekly teen lounge why they love the library.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Computers in Libraries Edition

I presented at the Computers in Libraries conference in Arlington, Virginia this past March, and between sessions I decided to find out what people were reading.Read More ›

Behind the Lens: Picture Yourself Online

One of our librarians, Arieh Ress, started a program called “Picture Yourself Online!” in which he took headshots of patrons so they would have a decent photo of themselves to use online and while job-hunting. I sat down with Arieh and interviewed him about the program we’ve been running for nearly a year now.Read More ›

What Are You Reading: John Bloom/Joe Bob Briggs Edition

Find out what John Bloom AKA Joe Bob Briggs is reading, his research and writing process, and more!Read More ›

Libraries and Debate : A Match Made in Heaven

President and founder of New York City Urban Debate League and his team of dedicated debate advocates discuss the crucial importance of debate to democracy and the Library's role in supporting young debaters. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Powerpuff Girls Edition

I attended the Powerpuff Girls Panel at this year's New York Comic Con, and scored an interview with two of the show's writers: Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Jeannine Otis Edition

Otis is a recording artist, actress, author, teaching artist, and more. There's not a lot in the entertainment industry she hasn't done, and done well. She shares which books have most influenced her life, and as a survivor of domestic violence, what books she'd recommend to someone struggling to overcome trauma.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Paula Poundstone Edition

A master of crowd-work, Poundstone’s shows are different every night. Her improvisational style works well for her, not only onstage but as a regular on the NPR show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” She has been a major supporter of libraries throughout the years and is a national spokesperson for the American Library Association’s United for Libraries division. We asked her a few questions about her reading habits.Read More ›

The Library as a Space of Access: Research Q&A with Schomburg Librarian Michael Perry

Kiani Ned, Schomburg Center Communications Intern, writes about the importance of libraries and talks to librarian Michael Perry about the best research practices.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Lemony Snicket Edition

Handler attends the American Library Association Conference each year, promoting literacy and library excellence through his Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity award. The book signing gave me the opportunity to ask him a few questions.Read More ›

Michael Meyer Recalls His Year as a Cullman Center Fellow

Michael Meyer, an Assistant Professor with the University of Pittsburgh Department of English is the author of In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland the Transformation of Rural China, written after his year as a Cullman Center Scholar. The book discusses his time in the childhood village of his wife, Frances, in the northeastern China region and explores its history of foreign presence.Read More ›

Ask the Author: William Finnegan

William Finnegan comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss his latest work, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. Read More ›

Ask the Author: Leanne Shapton

Leanne Shapton comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, Swimming Studies.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss his latest work, White Sands.Read More ›

The OldNYC App Is Here! We Spoke with Its Creators

The OldNYC experience is now available on mobile phones—discover what was there at thousands of locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. We talked to the developers to learn more about their work with our collections.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Jane Mendelsohn

Jane Mendelsohn comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, Burning Down the House. Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Ratso Edition

The author Larry “Ratso” Sloman answers a few questions about reading and libraries. Read More ›
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