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The Jerome Robbins Dance Division Fellows Project

Meet the six fellows chosen by the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, each granted an honorarium to support their research and writing during six months of immersion in the collections.Read More ›

Fantastic Magical Mysterious New Middle Grade Fiction

Eight new middle grade titles to satisfy readers who long for a little mystery and a touch of the fantastic in their fiction.Read More ›

Whither Westeros? Two Librarians Speculate Wildly on the Future of Game of Thrones

We're now at the exciting moment where the TV narrative has begun outpacing the books, so that means it's the perfect time to debate the events about to unfold. (Proceed with caution: spoilers ahead.)Read More ›

Cinco de Mayo Books for Children

Commemorating a Mexican victory over French forces in 1862 with a celebration of Mexican cuisine, culture, and music.Read More ›

The OldNYC App Is Here! We Spoke with Its Creators

The OldNYC experience is now available on mobile phones—discover what was there at thousands of locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. We talked to the developers to learn more about their work with our collections.Read More ›

Ep. 28 "I Have Always Loved to Answer Questions" | Library Stories

As a member of the team at AskNYPL, Matthew fields research questions both big and small from curious people all over the globe — questions that even the internet cannot answer.Read More ›

Schomburg Treasures: Writers' Program, New York City

Material relating to the WPA Writers' Program in New York City and the book The Negro in New York.Read More ›

Celebrating Short Story Cycles

Short stories that are linked to one another can have an engrossing effect, much like the prestige cable dramas of today. Try one of the collections on this list during May, Short Story Month.Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: May 8, 2016

The top five is full of romance again this week. For readers who are feeling a bit edgier, there is a new David Baldacci adreneline ride in the mix as well. Read More ›

Podcast #110: Dan Ephron on When The Man Who Almost Changed Israel Met Clinton

In Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel, Dan Ephron tells the stories of Rabin and his stalker Yigal Amir. Ephron, a longtime writer for Newsweek, is a finalist for NYPL’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. Read More ›

May Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan Library

Open source intelligence and counter terrorism; links between jazz and physics; the graphic design process; kosher food in our times; the rise of the political consultant... hear from authors about these topics and more this month.Read More ›

Meditations on Our Sense of Smell

How often do you think about smell and scents? Take a smellwalk through our shelves for books on this sometimes inscrutable sense.Read More ›

Ask the Author: Jane Mendelsohn

Jane Mendelsohn comes to Books at Noon this week to discuss her latest work, Burning Down the House. Read More ›

Bronx Book Fair at the Bronx Library Center May 7-8

Calling all book lovers, literary enthusiasts, the curious and those just looking for a fun and free event.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Ratso Edition

The author Larry “Ratso” Sloman answers a few questions about reading and libraries. Read More ›

Edwin Miller Interviews for Seventeen Magazine in Archives and Manuscripts

Find celebrity Seventeen interviews from 1946-1988 in the Manuscripts and Archives Division at The New York Public Library.Read More ›

Epic Literary Breakup Lines

Gone with the Wind won a Pulitzer Prize on May 3, 1937, and it’s inspiring us to come up with other great literary breakups.Read More ›

Voices of NYC

For the month of May, we’re showcasing thirty-one of the extraordinary stories that have been shared by New Yorkers throughout our city as part of The New York Public Library’s Community Oral History Project.Read More ›

The Legacy of Dick Gregory

One of the greatest benefits that a celebrity has is a platform to speak out against the injustices of society. Comedian, social activist, writer, and entrepreneur, Dick Gregory, born Gregory Richard Claxton, can be noted as doing this over the course of his life.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 1

Job, employment, and recruitment links for the week of May 1Read More ›
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