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Love The Savage Detectives? Here's 6 More Characters Looking for Authors

The Savage Detectives is a fascinating and exciting read, and the central theme of looking for an author got us thinking: what other works feature characters searching for writers? Here are six of our favorites.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The What's Going on With Reality? Edition April 28, 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 ›

American Passions: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 37

The triumph and tragedy of Jim Thorpe, the difficulty of Henry James, and the ferocity of Emily Dickinson and Camille Paglia. Bonus: Barbra Streisand's underground wonderland!Read More ›

This Is What An 18th Century Feminist Looks Like

In honor of Mary Wollstonecraft's 258th birthday on April 27, we're celebrating the achievements of women around the world who contributed to modern feminism in its early stages. This is what an 18th-century feminist looks like.Read More ›

5 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Unstoppable Mom

Of course you could show her some love with flowers, a nice card, and a hug, but this Mother’s Day (psst, it’s May 14!) we’ve got exactly what you need for the strong, paradigm-shattering mom (or mom-figure) in your life. Read More ›

Voting, Citizenship, and Civil Rights: The 14th Amendment, Transforming American Democracy

For this year’s Law Day, the Library is hosting a series of workshops, programs, and talks on the many far-reaching effects of the 14th Amendment on our democracy. Find a local program near you on Monday, May 1, to learn more about citizenship, civil rights, voting and equal protection throughout American history, and celebrate the rights that the 14th Amendment has given our country.Read More ›

Books about the Best of Times, Books about the Worst of Times

We asked our book experts to pick a side: What are some of your favorite books that feature a character having the best of times OR the worst of times?Read More ›

Books Go to the Movies: A Reading List from Open Book Night

Our discussion in our March Open Book Night: Books Go to the Movies covered a lot of ground. Movies and books strike a chord with everyone and we all had something to say.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 30

Find job listings, free job training programs, internship programs and more.Read More ›

This Just In! New Picture Books For Spring

Check out some of the latest picture books to hit children's room shelves at a branch near you.Read More ›

A JFK Centennial, Return to the Human Spirit and The Kennedy White House Concerts 1961-1963

On May 20th, Millennium Chamber Symphony will perform once again at the Library for Performing Arts. This time they will celebrate Kennedy’s centennial and pay tribute to the artistic leadership of the Kennedy White House.Read More ›

Five Readalikes for '13 Reasons Why'

Loved Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why? Check out these recommendations keep that page-turning momentum going.Read More ›

Podcast #161: Lawrence Krauss w/ Alan Alda. Reality, the Real Story

The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. Listen to some of our most engaging programs, discover new ideas, and celebrate the best of today’s culture.

Get it on iTunes | Get it on Google ... Read More ›

Booktalking "Bringing Down the House" by Ben Mezrich

No one, except the highest trained security, would ever suspect they could be making off with a cool million.Read More ›

Listen Up! Podcasts from the Lapidus Center

New ideas, enlightening conversations, cutting-edge research, tomorrow's trends: it's all here in the podcast series from the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery. Listen to our visiting scholars as they share their knowledge and passions. These exclusive interviews explore a world of fascinating topics.Read More ›

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Chatham Square Library

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Chatham Square Library will host a film series which highlights the unique experiences of Chinese-Americans.Read More ›

NYPL Recommends: New Middle Grade Fiction

I can't stop marveling at the amazing Middle Grade Fiction being published these days. There is something for everyone and here are a few new titles we recommend.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of April 23

Find free job training programs, job listings, career development programs and more.Read More ›

Inspiration from the Page: Literary Editorial Team Visits from LaGuardia Community College

Last month, a class from Laguardia Community College stopped by the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building to get some inspiration for The Lit, a student-run journal of writing and art. We pulled many items to spark their creativity.Read More ›

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Being a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors, I felt a sense of responsibility as a librarian to create a list of resources and materials available at the library for those interested in learning more about this tragic period in history.Read More ›
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