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Hack the Holds Queue: January 2017

Hack the Holds Queue is a new series from Readers Services in which we alert you -- on the frontlines in libraries across the city -- to books getting a lot of attention.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 22

Find career development workshops, job listings, apprenticeship opportunities, and more. Read More ›

Booktalking "Elena Kagan: A Biography" by Meg Greene

Elena Kagan was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Obama in 2010. Since then, she has written opinions that are known for their clarity. At present, she is one of three female Supreme Court justices.Read More ›

12 Podcast Episodes from 2016 That Will Get You Hooked

Whether you're new to the NYPL podcast or already a subscriber, we hope you enjoy some of our favorite podcast episodes from 2016.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Read Like a 4-Year-Old Edition January 20, 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 ›

The Best 10 Edgar Allan Poe Deaths

Typically, we honor the birthdays of our favorite authors with a tribute to our favorite works, but for Poe, we wanted to do something a bit more... gruesome.Read More ›

Wonderful Winter Staff Picks

Our first round of 2017 Staff Picks have arrived! 

Every few months, our NYPL book experts bring you 100 books we love—culled from the millions upon millions out in the world—via our interactive Staff Picks browse tool.

For this season, we're featuring a recommendation from Andrew Fairweather, librarian at Seward Park: Jane Mayer's

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Curing the Winter Blues: Graphic Novels and Cookies

Whether your interest is only to read stand-alone books or to finish a series once you’ve started, here is a collaborative list of books and treats to get you through the season.Read More ›

Ep. 60 "We're Both Gonna Fly Kites Today" | Library Stories

There's an exciting installation at Hudson Park Library, in the children's room. Check out what happens when you put kites, scarves, or parachutes into the wind tunnel, as Jen Casado and her sons do. Read More ›

Newbery Winners We Love

Every January, the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference makes headlines with its announcement of the newest Newbery Medal and Honor winners. The coveted awards, which mark the best children’s books of the year, began in 1922.

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Lord of the Guys: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 29

Frank and Gwen welcome Andrew and Craig of the Overdue podcast for a deep dive into William Golding's 1954 classic, Lord of the Flies. Every reader for him/her/reallyjustHIMself...Read More ›

Booktalking "A Mayor's Life" by David Dinkins

A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic portrays the life of David Dinkins, New York's first African-American mayor.Read More ›

Cheesy Books for Literary Cheese-Lovers

In honor of National Cheese Lover’s Day, we asked our book experts to recommend their favorite cheesy books — romance of all stripes, coming-of-age stories, sappy cozy mysteries, anything they wanted — and tell us their favorite kinds of actual cheese, too.Read More ›

Podcast #147: Art Spiegelman on How He Sees Himself, Becoming a Devotee to Another Artist, and the Artist After Art

Art Spiegelman is the author and illustrator of Maus, the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize. He came to the New York Public Library in the fall of 2016 to discuss the republication of Si Lewen's wordless book, The Parade. For this week of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Art Spiegelman on how he sees himself, becoming a devotee to another artist, and the artist after art.Read More ›

Where to Start with Susan Sontag

On January 16, we're celebrating the birthday of Susan Sontag (1933-2004), one of the most influential American essayists, and critics of the 20th century. Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 15

Find career fairs, workshops, and more.Read More ›

NYPL #FridayReads: The Dickinson Workout Edition January 13, 2016

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 ›

Calling All Writers! Get Published in NYPL!Zine

Are you writer, poet, or artist? Would you like to see your works published? The New York Public Library has an opportunity for you!Read More ›

Schomburg Treasures: WPA Photographs

The Schomburg Center's collection of WPA photographs is now available on the NYPL's Digital Collections site.Read More ›

NYPL’s New Digital Archives Lab

In August, the Digital Archives Program, took an exciting and long-awaited step by moving into our own space. Read More ›
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