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Celebrating the Panama Canal's Centennial (1904-2014)

The Panama Canal celebrates one hundred years on August 15, 2014.Read More ›

Celebrando el Centenario del Canal de Panamá (1904-2014)

El canal de Panamá cumple cien años de su apertura el 15 de Agosto del 2014.Read More ›

Better Late Than Never

A recent Mental Floss article about overdue library books reminded me of a book the Mid-Manhattan Library received in the mail last year. It was mailed from Arizona. It was overdue. Its due date: August 17, 1959.Read More ›

What to Read Next: Spies & Assassins and John Green/TFIOS Read-a-Likes

Summertime and the living is easy or so they say. All that free time but what to do? More importantly what to read? There’s way too many choices these days and what happens when you go into a library and they don’t have what you’re looking for? Ugh, so frustrating! You do have a few choices: you can browse the shelves, you can ask a friend or a trusted librarian for recommendations, check the Summer Reading book lists or... you can read this post. I’ve researched some of the most ask for genres at branches and compiled some great read-alikes. Surely there’s something here that’ll Read More ›

Beat the Heat with 8 Chilling Mysteries

Summer in New York can leave you melting into the pavement. That's why a mystery that chills you to the bone may be the best thing you do to beat the heat this season.Read More ›

July Reader's Den: "Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It" by David Ewalt Part 3

Welcome back to the Reader's Den for part three of Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It by David M. Ewalt. In Part two we discussed the chapters on Roleplaying. In this post we discuss the history of Dungeons & Dragons itself.Read More ›

A Pipeline of Well-Trained Talent: Year Up New York

Almost 6 million young adults in this country are facing social and economic injustice. They lack access to higher education and to the economic mainstream. On the other hand, our economy needs help, U.S. businesses need more and better trained talent to compete in today's global economy. Read More ›

Imagination Academy 2014 - Week 2

Week 2 (Fiction II) of Imagination Academy started with a bang! pop! POW! on Tuesday, July 15. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 28

Please note this blog post will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of July 28 are available.Read More ›

New City Jobs Posted... Be Prepared with Test Books from the Library!

The City of New York has just begun a new fiscal year, starting on July 1. With this new year comes new opportunities within the employment sector. A wave of new jobs and their applicable tests have opened up... and as a result there is a surge of interest in test preparation books from the New York Public Library.Read More ›

July Reader's Den: "Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It" by David Ewalt Part 2

Of Dice and Men is essentially a history of Dungeons and Dragons, but it also seeks to explain gaming to the non-gamer or the curious. Read More ›

Around The World in 80+ Children's Books

Books on this list offer young travelers a great opportunity to explore new cultures through a colorful world of illustrated stories and fairytales. These books will introduce your children to the rich cultural heritage and traditions of your international destinations.Read More ›

Booktalking "Duke" by Kirby Larson

Hobie Hanson's father is fighting in World War II, and now the Dogs for Defense is looking for any German Shepherds that people can possibly spare for the war effort.Read More ›

Booktalking "A World Away" by Nancy Grossman

Sixteen-year-old Eliza is going through rumspringa, an adolescent exploration that occurs in Amish communities.Read More ›

Employment First: A Key Component in Community Inclusion

This is the U.S. Department of Labor blog post, authored by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy. Read More ›

How to Clean Things

How did you learn how to clean? I guess my parents taught me, and after a few years of chores it just became second nature. Don't mix ammonia and bleach. Sort laundry into light and dark colors. Sweep first before mopping. Make the bed!Read More ›

One Giant Leap for Mankind: Finding Moon Landing Reports at the Library

Government documents of the moon landing can be found at the Science, Industry and Business Library.Read More ›

Opportunities for Graduating Law Students from the U.S. DOL

This is a news release from the U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary Tom Perez talks about the Honors Program in the Office of the Solicitor at the Labor Department on July 14, 2014.Read More ›

July is International Zine Month

It's International Zine Month (July 21 is Zine Library Day!) and they are everywhere... Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: July 2014

Here are some new noteworthy titles that may or may not be receiving the attention they deserve:Read More ›
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