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Cozy Chanukah Picture Books

Many readers might know a few old standbys, but more recently published books about the Festival of Lights go beyond the standard dreidel-based fare. We have stories about Yiddish-speaking chickens, Braille dreidels, immigrants stranded at sea, families who fry up dosas instead of latkes, and more.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 12/11-12/25

Welcome to our bi-weekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library. Read More ›

The 12 Days of Bookness

No matter what you celebrate during this time of year, the time is right for curling up with a special beverage of your choice and a really great new book. We've compiled a list of suggestions, hand-selected by our Readers Services team, to brighten your December. Check back every day until December 22 for a new category.Read More ›

Novedades de Diciembre 2017: ¡Felices Fiestas de Fin de Año!

Una lista selectiva de libros recientes sobre historias de romance, acción y otros temas de ficción para celebrar los días festivos del último mes del año.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of December 10

Browse helpful job and employment resources for this week.Read More ›

We Need a Little Christmas: Cozy Holiday Reads

Here's a list of books filled with Christmas miracles, opposites attracting, lovers reuniting, families reconciling, happily ever afters, mysteries being solved and villains being vanquished—plus lots of snow and holiday merriment! Read More ›

Booktalking "Anatomy of Innocence" by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger

Exculpatory DNA evidence, false witness identification, and law enforcement and legal misconduct lead to an alarming number of innocent people being put into prison for decades.Read More ›

Quiz: How well do you know the Dewey Decimal System?

The Dewey Decimal System is a library classification system that organizes library materials and helps patrons find what they're looking for. So go on; show us your stuff. Take our quiz to find out just how Dewey-savvy you are!Read More ›

The Five-Borough Map: A Nonvisual Design Challenge for New Yorkers

New arrivals, students, and professionals are united in their quest for tactile maps of New York City. Read More ›

We Believe in Literacy for All

This post is part of a series where we review what has happened at The New York Public Library in 2017. Today we discuss the steps we've taken to increase literacy: getting more people reading more and fine forgiveness.Read More ›

A Sotto-Voce Proposal in the Library's Rose Main Reading Room

New York Times bestselling author, Catherynne Valente, gets engaged in the Library's Rose Main Reading Room. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Mixed Feelings Edition - December 8, 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 ›

On the Front Page: A Look Back at Pearl Harbor

Take a look at front pages covering the attack on Pearl Harbor from across the United States and from around the world. Read More ›

NYPL's 10 Best Books of 2017

NYPL staff votes for their favorite books published in 2017.Read More ›

Podcast #193: Nikki Giovanni & Joy-Ann Reid

The titan of American poetry was at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in November to talk about her latest collection, A Good Cry. She spoke with Joy-Ann Reid, the host of MSNBC's AM Joy. Read More ›

Health Insurance Open Enrollment 2017: Assistance at The New York Public Library

Do you need to apply for health insurance? Do you have questions about health insurance? We can help.Read More ›

Where Are the Fat-Positive Children's Books? The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 68

Spoiler alert: They barely exist! Frank and Gwen talk to librarian and advocate Angie Manfredi about the missing fat kids (and adults) in literature, the importance of body diversity in books, and the danger of creating a monolith of marginalized voices. Read More ›

Community Conversations Café at 67th Street Library: Nutrition & Obesity

On an upper floor of The New York Public Library-67th Street Branch, community members, scientists, and dietitians once again gathered together for a round table discussion on nutrition and obesity issues faced by our neighborhood.Read More ›

Digitized Historical Business Periodicals from the Library's Collection: Pt. 1

Responding to current information delivery practices, the Library has been working with Google to have a portion of its older pre-1923 collections digitized. Read More ›

Researching Human Rights at The New York Public Library

In honor of Universal Human Rights Month, The New York Public Library has created this list of online resources to help you explore all aspects of human rights—nationally and internationally.Read More ›
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