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A Movie for Every Jane Austen Novel Written

If you love Jane Austen—and we know you do—you may find yourself wanting more, even after reading her seven novels. Perhaps you've already even read Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld's contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice. But don't worry; we've got options for you. Go on and borrow a film adaptation of every Jane Austen novel ever written.

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Rights?

The American Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. Made up of the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution, it guarantees certain freedoms and rights. Do you know your rights? Take our quiz to find out!Read More ›

Kids' Books To Celebrate Both Chanukah & Christmas

Families who celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah might find something that hits home in these picture books about interfaith families, combining different kinds of traditions, and, yes, sentient potato pancakes.Read More ›

Digitized Historical Business Periodicals from the Library's Collection: Pt. 2

Responding to current information delivery practices, the Library has been working with Google to have a portion of its older pre-1923 collections digitized. Read More ›

Masha Gessen: Where to Begin

This post is part of a series in which Readers Services librarians suggest a good starting place for authors appearing in our LIVE from the NYPL series.Read More ›

6 Last-Minute Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Still need that perfect something? Check out our list of recommendations for last-minute gift ideas!Read More ›

What Public Libraries Will Lose Without Net Neutrality

In an interview posted today on The Verge, NYPL president Tony Marx and associate director of information policy Greg Cram lay out the impact of today’s vote on net neutrality.

“We live in a world where access to information is essential for opportunity, for learning, for success, for civic life, for checking facts. Anything that reduces that, particularly for people who can’t afford alternatives, is a body blow to the basic democratic principles that the library stands for.” - Tony Marx

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We Preserve Knowledge

At The New York Public Library, we preserve knowledge. Today we discuss remarkable additions to our research collections and their preservation online to ensure their continued prominence and relevance for future generations.Read More ›

Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy in General: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 69

Frank didn't feel well this week, but he's figuring out to be happy anyway while Gwen dives into cozy Chanukah romance and Kwanzaa picture books. And did we mention Frank didn't feel well?Read More ›

BLC's Favorite YA Reads of 2017

After reading nearly 150 young adult books in 2017, two Bronx Library Center librarians share their favorites.Read More ›

Looking for Peak Coziness? Look No Further.

It’s a cold and rainy December day in New York, and we’re here to answer the burning question on everyone’s mind: How can I achieve peak coziness today?Read More ›

Muhammad Yunus & Jeffrey Sachs: The NYPL Podcast Ep. 194

Is self-interest the only force motivating business? Or can altruism be an equally powerful driver of innovation? Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize–winning father of microcredit, discussed these questions—the subject of his latest book—with fellow economist Jeffrey Sachs.Read More ›

Sharing Dance Digitally: Understanding Issues of Copyright & Access

Intern Lexa Armstrong shares what she learned while working in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.Read More ›

Libraries Build Communities

This post is part of a series where we review what has happened at The New York Public Library in 2017. Today we discuss how we meet the growing and ever-changing need for the Library's services.Read More ›

Cozy Chanukah Picture Books

Many readers might know a few old standbys, but more recently published books about the Festival of Lights go beyond the standard dreidel-based fare. We have stories about Yiddish-speaking chickens, Braille dreidels, immigrants stranded at sea, families who fry up dosas instead of latkes, and more.Read More ›

NYPL Events: What's Happening 12/11-12/25

Welcome to our bi-weekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library. Read More ›

The 12 Days of Bookness

No matter what you celebrate during this time of year, the time is right for curling up with a special beverage of your choice and a really great new book. We've compiled a list of suggestions, hand-selected by our Readers Services team, to brighten your December. Check back every day until December 22 for a new category.Read More ›

Novedades de Diciembre 2017: ¡Felices Fiestas de Fin de Año!

Una lista selectiva de libros recientes sobre historias de romance, acción y otros temas de ficción para celebrar los días festivos del último mes del año.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of December 10

Browse helpful job and employment resources for this week.Read More ›

We Need a Little Christmas: Cozy Holiday Reads

Here's a list of books filled with Christmas miracles, opposites attracting, lovers reuniting, families reconciling, happily ever afters, mysteries being solved and villains being vanquished—plus lots of snow and holiday merriment! Read More ›
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