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#NPS100: Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

The library is full of resources for you to plan your visit to or learn about the history of the National Parks.Read More ›

The Last Nostrand Streetcar: Max Hubacher's New York Photography

A prolific amateur photographer and local historian, Hubacher documented New York City and its environs with a seemingly objective eye, the typed or handwritten captions on the verso of each photograph often markedly specific in terms of date and location.Read More ›

A Labyrinth of Labyrinth Books

In honor of Borges’ spirit of ingenuity (and his August birthday), we created a flowchart of books about twisty mazes, both real and imagined.Read More ›

Getting Funded: SIBL's First Business Financing Fair Is a Success

The Business Financing Fair had representatives from both traditional and alternative sources of funding who answered questions from start-ups and established businesses. Read More ›

Department of Education Winter/Spring Internships

The Department of Education (ED) offers internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education policy and administration. Read More ›

Beyond Susan B. Anthony: A Suffrage Quiz

Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. It was not an easy fight. In celebration of equal voting rights, show off how well you know your history of suffrage.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Mentor Myth" by Debby Carreau

Mentors can assist you with charting your career path, but you must remain at the helm of your life and career.Read More ›

So You've Taken the MTA Conductor Exam... Now What?

A companion post for test takers of the MTA Conductor exam.Read More ›

Podcast #126: Maggie Nelson and Wayne Koestenbaum on Clarity and Cruelty

Maggie Nelson is a writer of poetry and auto-theory, including Bluets, The Art of Cruelty, and, most recently, The Argonauts. Recently she joined Wayne Koestenbaum, a prolific writer, visual artist, and musician, at the New York Public Library. Read More ›

New York Times Read Alikes: August 28, 2016

Two new titles join this list this week: historical fiction about the Underground Railroad and the newest installment of a popular series of F.B.I. thrillers.Read More ›

10 Strong Female Characters in Fantasy Television Shows

A leading female character stands out because of her beauty, boldness, and bravery in the face of adversity. A strong leading lady can be a hero or a villain with a lot of depth.Here are some recommendations for TV shows with strong female characters. Read More ›


New titles selected by Irina Tkach, Supervising Librarian, BookOps.Read More ›

喝出美麗好氣色 || Herbal Tea for Health

喝出美麗好氣色 || He Chu Mei Li Hao Qi SeRead More ›

20 Databases to Get You Back to School

Besides the textbooks and school supplies, there are plenty of resources online to help you with your studies. Whether you’re practicing your reading skills, prepping for the science fair, beginning your first research paper, or lesson planning one of these activities, the New York Public Library’s databases are ready to support you in your learning.Read More ›

Music For Moderns at Town Hall, 1957

Anahid Ajemian and George Avakian put on an ambitious and eclectic concert series that blended the music and musicians of different worlds.Read More ›

Olympic Reading: 192 Authors from around the World

As the 2016 Olympic Games draw to a close in Rio, don’t let that feeling of international fellowship and connection fade away. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of August 21

Find recruitment, workshops, and more.Read More ›

1800s Astronomical Drawings vs. NASA Images

Comparing astrological drawings from our Digital Collections to NASA images.Read More ›

Witty One-Liners: An Ogden Nash and Dorothy Parker Quiz

Dorothy Parker and Ogden Nash were two of the great wits of twentieth century letters. The two are often compared for their terse quips and rhyming verse. Sometimes one's poems are even falsely attributed to the other. And so we offer a challenge: Identify who wrote each of the following droll one-liners. Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Harry Potter Forever Edition August 19, 2016

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 ›
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