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Announcing the Five Library Lions Honorees of 2015

On November 2, we will be recognizing five outstanding individuals for their achievements in the fields of art, culture, scholarship, and letters by naming them Library Lions at The New York Public Library's annual Library Lions gala.Read More ›

The Schomburg's 90th Anniversary Gala Marks a Magical Moment in its History

To say that the Schomburg Center's 90th Anniversary Gala was magical would be an understatement. Echoing one attendee's reaction, "It was enchanting." That sentiment reverberated around the Celeste Bartos Forum on September 28 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, decked floor to ceiling in beautiful courtyard decor—channeling the elegance of an institution that has welcomed such legends as Langston Hughes, Ruby Dee, Jacob Lawrence, Maya Angelou and Chester Higgins through its 

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Reintroducing the Boston Committee of Correspondence Records

Looking back on the Revolution in 1815, John Adams remarked that “The History of the United States never can be written” without the records of the Boston Committee of Correspondence. Read More ›

96th Street Library Celebrates 110 Years!

Last month, the 96th Street Library celebrated its 110th birthday. In that spirit, the staff at the 96th Street Branch would like to thank our community for supporting the Library throughout its history. Read More ›

The Refugee Experience: Books for Children

A selection of children's books on the refugee experience.Read More ›

Lovable Little Monsters

Monsters are scary, sometimes, and sometimes they are courageous and adventurous and funny and mischievous. Some kids might find themselves in these monster stories. Those lovable little monsters! Read More ›

Podcast #81: Erica Jong on Becoming a Poet and Favorite Authors

The author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Jong is the author of the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature. For this week's New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Erica Jong on Becoming a poet and her favorite authors.Read More ›

What’s Making Us Happy, Part 1

We asked our library staff members to tell us what’s turning their pages. Here’s the first installment, covering podcasts, music, and—of course—books.Read More ›

NYC DoITT Career Fair on October 14

DoITT will host an IT Career Fair on October 14, with over 150 positions available.Read More ›

Recent Acquisitions in the Jewish Division: October 2015

The following titles on our Recent Acquisitions Display are just a few of our new books, which are available at the reference desk in the Dorot Jewish Division. Catalog entries for the books can be found by clicking on their covers.Read More ›

Me, My Hair, and I: Hair Obsession

Never has a topic been more talked, bought, dyed, and cried about as much as the subject of "hair." Hair beliefs, attitudes, and styles vary across cultures and time periods, but the most common interest in hair is growth.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: October 11, 2015

A novel centered around a wedding among the suspense titles in the top 5 this week. Read More ›

Booktalking "Silent Alarm" by Jennifer Banash

Luke had been moody and subject to spells of depression, but no one expected this.Read More ›

Booktalking "A Grand Old Tree" by Mary Newell DePalma

There once was a large tree that had deep roots that planted herself sturdily in the ground. She was a helpful part of the forest.Read More ›

He Represents Sean Rosen: Interview with Author Jeff Baron

We asked the kids' author a few questions about his writing and what he likes to read.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of October 4

Recruitment and training events for the upcoming week.Read More ›

Understanding the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Over the past several weeks, we've heard a lot about the plight of refugees fleeing Syria and its neighboring countries for safer and more stable living conditions in Europe. Such a systemic, rapidly-changing issue can be hard comprehend, but we are confronted with images and stories that beg for our understanding.Read More ›

October Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Culinary tours…global entrepreneurs…dangerous political weapons in America…Nazi art theft and the quest for justice…forensic DNA…the Tappan Zee Mega Project…the Gowanus Canal…. If any of these topics have piqued your interest, then please join us for an Author @ the Library program in October at the Mid-Manhattan Library.Read More ›

'That’s a Library?': The Many Stories of Mid-Manhattan

Deborah Elliott, a clerical supervisor at the Mid-Manhattan Library, has been with the branch for 40 years. As the Mid-Manhattan branch looks toward renovations, Elliott remembers when the now-haggard building first opened.Read More ›

New York: A Reading List from Open Book Night

“And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? “It is not far from it. No urban nights are like the night there. “I have looked down across the city from high windows. It is then that the great buildings lose reality and take on their magical powers. They are immaterial; that is to say, one sees but the lighted windows. “Squares after squares of flame, set and cut into the Aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to  our will.”  —Ezra Pound, Patria Mia (1950) Frankly, we were a bit hesitant to ... Read More ›
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