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Ten YA Retellings of Beauty and the Beast

You know that romantic tale of one fair maiden and a prince who has been cursed to look like a beast. The love of the young woman helps to free the prince from the curse and he becomes a handsome young men once again. Here are several retellings of the fairy tale that appeal to modern day teens.Read More ›

Book Notes From The Underground: January 2015, Part 2

Recent short story collections that may interest you.Read More ›

Short-Term Research Fellowship: Evert A. Duyckinck's Social Network

A look at the papers of two brothers who were at the center of New York publishing in the mid-1800s.Read More ›

Apprenticeship Opportunities: Stationary Engineer Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, will conduct a recruitment from February 2 through February 13, 2015 for 25 stationary engineer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced on December 29, 2014.Read More ›

Booktalking "My Thirteenth Winter" by Samantha Abeel

Dyscalculia is a math-related learning disability. Samantha Abeel was caught in the crossfire between her complete inability to perform simple mathematical calculations or read music (which is related to math) and her extreme creativity with writing and vivid imagination. Read More ›

Podcast #46: Joan Didion on Writing and Revising

Joan Didion's stately prose, with its dry humor and turns toward observation, has enamored readers for the last five decades. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays, she has taught us how to depart a once-loved city, critique "the process" of democracy, and of course, enjoy the pleasures of an elegant sentence.Read More ›

好看的新年故事 New Year's Stories for Children

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While You Wait to See Mockingjay... More Dystopian Fiction!

Suzanne Collins's book Mockingjay has been split into two films. Here's a list of fiction titles to tide you over until Part Two comes out in November, or until you get a chance to see Part One.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of February 1

Recruitment events for Time Warner Cable, drivers, home health aides, and training programs for women are happening this week.Read More ›

Children's Literary Salon in Retrospect: Science Fiction on January 3, 2015

Authors and librarians weighed in on the subject of sci-fi in children's books at the event earlier this month.Read More ›

Filing Taxes at SIBL

Once again The Science, Industry and Business Library offers two Tax Assistance programs. Fliers are available throughout SIBL and are reproduced here with a brief description of both programs. Please also consult Income Tax Information 2015 for tax filing help offered across the library.Read More ›

Adult Learning Center Readers and Writers Inspired by Winter Storm Juno

Snowed out and what's a teacher to do?! You know the old adage about "You only have one chance to make a first impression." Somehow, just canceling class did not seem ideal. We improvised!Read More ›

Great Albums You May Have Missed: Miles Davis Dark Magus (1997)

Every jazz fan has their favorite Miles period, I'm probably in the minority but I'll take his electric phase from '68-75 which expanded his amazing skills by importing the energy of rock and funk.Read More ›

Artifacts From the Arthur Ashe Archive

The artifacts component consists of a Presidential Medal of Freedom, Head Competition Racquet, lapel pins, buttons, jewelry, medals, badges, trophy, awards, flags, and other miscellaneous items that illustrate the life and career of Arthur Ashe from the 1960s through the early 1990s.Read More ›

Snow Day Reads

New York City is bracing itself for 32 inches of snow. Here in Readers Services we are doing our part by making sure you have some good snowy day reading. Here are some titles for all ages. Read More ›

The Reader's Den: The Stranger, Part 3

For further reading on themes found in The Stranger, try these titles.Read More ›

Five YA Books You Seriously Need to Read

It doesn't matter what you normally read. Whether it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, non-fiction... these are books that you seriously need to read right now. Read More ›

The 12 Most Quotable Lines of Pride and Prejudice

Austen's wry humor finds a perfect outlet in the repartee between Darcy and Elizabeth, making it one of the most quotable books of the nineteenth century.Read More ›

The Jefferson Market University: Spring 2015

Browse the course catalog of our upcoming free classes in history, literature and the arts.Read More ›

羊年新年愿景 Chinese New Year's Resolutions

羊年又快到. 在这个新的一年读者们又有一些什么新愿望呢? 华人普遍都希望身体健康, 财源滚滚, 小孩听教听话, 一家和睦. 纽约公立图书馆可提供各位种种题材的书籍, 帮助你实现你的新年愿景. 谨此祝大家羊年一帆风顺, 家庭平安快乐.Read More ›
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