Posted in Books | November 1, 2019
The National Book Award finalists have been announced—how many can you read before the winners are announced at the end of November? Five finalists have been chosen in each of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people's literature.…
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Posted in Books | October 17, 2019
We asked our librarians to tell us their favorite horror books. Here are their suggestions: “These kids’ books are pretty good and worth giving a try, whether you're an actual kid or just an adult who likes happy endings. Coraline by Neil Gaiman is a great mix of creepy…
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Posted in Books | December 30, 2016
The latest chapter of a magical series; a psychological thriller; a Pulitzer Prize winner; a dystopian classic; and the newest books from literary icons—these were some of the most popular reads at Queens Library in 2016.Our customers checked out nearly 13 million items this…
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Posted in Events | June 3, 2016
A traditional book club, this isn’t. There are no flustered hosts at the Gracie Book Club: instead, it’s hosted by New York’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, in the mayoral mansion. May 17 marked the first meeting of the Club, and the First Lady pulled up a chair with authors James…
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Posted in Books | December 10, 2014
When you’re looking for a great gift book, who else would you ask but a librarian? Here are some holiday suggestions from our dedicated library staff.And remember — you can buy these books and other holiday gifts at great prices at Queens Library's online store and get FREE…
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