Here are some great titles to explore on the commute home, in the gym, or during your next ride out of town.
We asked our adult specialists which books due out in 2018 they are most looking forward to reading, and here is what they said.
A memoir is a collection of memories. The author may focus on a particular period in their life, or an event, or a relationship, but they are always reflective and often very candid. Beyond that, anything goes, and they are wide-ranging in style and tone. Here are a few you may enjoy.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Library is hosting events exploring the many cultural changes that emerged from 1960–74. You can also travel back to the sixties in the magic time machine that is literature.
Have you been called to serve your civic duty? Here's a list of books you'll want to check out.
Ready to expand your reading horizons in 2018? Embrace the challenge with our newest round of Staff Picks!
Every year, NYPL librarians come together to create the Best Books for Kids list. This post gathers every title available at Heiskell from that list and provides links to the titles in our digital book (DB) collection or on Bookshare.
Kwanzaa brings many African-American families together to enjoy the "first fruits of the harvest," the Swahili phrase from which its name is derived. Its traditions, like lighting the seven candles on the kinara and feasting at a party on the last night of the holiday, center around family and community.
Every year we compile The New York Public Library's top 10 checkouts, both system-wide and for each of our three boroughs: The Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan. Here is the list for your enjoyment.
Nothing can ever replace Frosty or the Grinch, or that mouse that isn't stirring. But plenty of talented authors and illustrators have been hard at work creating new characters and stories, so we've picked out a few new Christmas picture books published in the last few years for your holiday consideration.
With the holiday break upon us that means it’s time for some absorbing indoor reading. Whom better to ask for recommendations than our current class of Fellows at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers?
There were lots of wonderful books published in 2017. Not all of them are going to make the “best of” lists, but here are 50 of my favorites.
New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past and consider the future. This year, the future loomed large in Young Adult literature.
Families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah might find something that hits home in these picture books about interfaith families, combining different kinds of traditions, and, yes, sentient potato pancakes.
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.
NYPL staff votes for their favorite books published in 2017.
Delicious recipes, dysfunctional families, high stakes feuds... Check out these patron picks!
A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about subgenres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend.
Today, the New York Times Book Review published their annual 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017. This is the 65th year this award has been given and for the first time the award was given jointly by The New York Public Library and The Times. We couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration or more proud of this list of gorgeous picture books.
A genre expert defines the genre for you, tell you about sub-genres, and gives you some titles to read and recommend.