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#ThisPlaceMatters: Preservation Month Resources

May is Preservation Month! I know, there are only a few days left, but you can celebrate Preservation Month all year long with great books and other resources from The New York Public Library.Read More ›

Podcast #165: Jane Mayer, Winner of the Bernstein Award

Is the Trump Administration a dream or a nightmare for the Koch brothers? Are cats more intrinsically valuable than people? Answering many questions about the intricate relationship between money and politics in American life with Jane Mayer, a New Yorker staff writer and author of Dark Money (2017 winner of NYPL's Bernstein Award).Read More ›

Booktalking "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon

All Madeleine has ever known is life inside of her house with her nurse, Carla and her mother. Until Olly moved next door, that is.Read More ›

10 Reasons Teens Love the Mulberry Street Library

In honor of Mulberry's 10th birthday, we asked the teens in our weekly teen lounge why they love the library.Read More ›

Ep. 74 "A Bastion of Fact and Truth" | Library Stories

A journalist and author who won the Library's Bernstein award talks about the importance of supporting fact and evidence. Read More ›

Chinese Book Discussion April 19, 2017 中文书籍讨论会

在上次的部落格中提到希望有人能谈谈张爱玲的小说。果然在4/19 的书籍讨论中便有人介绍了了张爱玲的作品特色,特此感谢。 我们也特别欢迎作家陈九先生,来到我们中间与我们分享他对文学以及中国文化的看法。Read More ›

Lower East Side Story: Beth Hamedrash Hagodol

The Library has a number of items that highlight the development and presence of synagogues in New York City, including at least one photographic collection wherein Beth Hamedrash Hagodol features prominently. This post pays tribute to the building, with a short history, and a view back to better days.Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Computers in Libraries Edition

I presented at the Computers in Libraries conference in Arlington, Virginia this past March, and between sessions I decided to find out what people were reading.Read More ›

Arthur Conan Doyle: Researching Crimes and Detectives with NYPL's E-Resources

By exploring The New York Public Library's Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture database—a digital archive that presents a broad history of crime in the 19th century with over 2 million pages of primary source materials, including manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals—we can begin to understand what might have inspired the most iconic detective books of all time. Read More ›

In Honor of Alexander Pope, Here's 9 Of Our Favorite Fun Poems

 May 21 marks the birthday of Alexander Pope, one of the most famous English poets of the 18th century. The author of The Dunciad and The Rape of the Lock

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Romantic Interests: The Ordinary Women

Some recent acquisitions of the Pforzheimer Collection shed light on the lives of everyday British women of the nineteenth century.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of May 21

Find job listings, career development workshops, workplace recruitment and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Friendship Album Edition May 19, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary reading the internet has to offer. Don’t have the time to hunt for good reads? Never fear. We've rounded up the best bookish reading of the week for you.Read More ›

Explore Historic Women Journalists with NYPL's Electronic Resources

In honor of Helen Bernstein and the 30th anniversary of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, take a look at some of the work by famous women journalists from our databases.Read More ›

Bronx Book Fair 2017

I attended the Bronx Book Fair and heard from editors, authors, agents, and library administrators about the world of books, publishing, and accessing materials. Read More ›

Attack of the Killer Spelling Bees: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 40

Our annual spelling bee, words we can't pronounce, a trio of music recommendations, and of course what we're reading now. Read More ›

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month All Year With These Magazines

We think every month is a time to remember and honor the rich traditions of Asian/Pacific America, so we're showing some love to the literary journals that celebrate Asian Pacific America year-round. Read More ›

Behind the Lens: Picture Yourself Online

One of our librarians, Arieh Ress, started a program called “Picture Yourself Online!” in which he took headshots of patrons so they would have a decent photo of themselves to use online and while job-hunting. I sat down with Arieh and interviewed him about the program we’ve been running for nearly a year now.Read More ›

Podcast #164: George Packer and Reihan Salam with Tony Marx

The Path Forward: Our Age of Anxiety. Explore both the seeds and the fruits of our present American political condition with New Yorker writer George Packer, National Review editor Reihan Salam, and New York Public Library President Tony Marx.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 5/15-5/29

Library for the Performing Arts

5/25: Radical Dance Artists of the 60s and 80s: To mark the opening of the exhibition Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955–1972, Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton come to the Library to discuss their careers in dance, avant-garde 

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