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  • Author Talk: 'The Nom Wah Cookbook' Authors on This Storied Restaurant (Plus Cookbook Recommendations)

    By Sherri Machlin, Adult Librarian | June 24, 2022
    Great Kills Library
    Learn about this iconic fixture of New York's Chinatown, its cookbook, and others recommended by NYPL staff.
  • A Reading List for the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | June 20, 2022
    From admissions to athletics to sexual harassment protections, the law has had a tremendous effect on expanding access to women and girls. 
  • A Sexual Assault Awareness Reading List

    By Victoria James | June 16, 2022
    Exploring some of the many topics surrounding sexual violence and assault.
  • Summery Cookbooks for Juneteenth & Beyond

    By Carrie McBride, Communications | June 6, 2022
    Recipes for seasonal foods, gatherings with family and friends, and meal ideas for when you can't stand turning on the stove. 
  • E-Cookbooks for Passover and Beyond

    By NYPL Staff | April 7, 2022
    Find recipes for a traditional seder meal or new twists on recipes steeped in Jewish history.
  • New Nonfiction Books to Read for Black History Month

    By NYPL Staff | February 1, 2022

    These titles cover the civil rights movement, the Black church, jazz, early Black cinema and Broadway, and more to enhance our understandin…

  • Decadent Cookbooks for True Chocolate Lovers

    By Oscar Vazquez, Office Aide | September 23, 2021

    Chocolate is nearly universally beloved. If you love eating chocolate, these cookbooks will give you plenty of ideas for treats you can mak…

  • Nine New Nonfiction Books to Open Your World

    By Cierra Bland, Social Media Manager | July 20, 2021

    From stories of love within the American Prison System to the history of Los Angeles, and the science of sweat, these new nonfiction books…

  • Spot On: Cookbooks & Memoirs From Your Top Chef Favorites

    By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor | July 2, 2021

    Whether you love to cook, love to eat, or just can't get enough of your Top Chef favorites, there's a book here that's sure to inspire.

  • Craft With Me: Crochet Picture Book Inspiration

    By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian | June 18, 2021

    Crochet is a great medium for showing off your personality through your creations. If your little one has a favorite character, why not bri…