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The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

The Librarian Is In The New York Public Library

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 565 Ratings

The New York Public Library’s podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.

    Book Club Read: The Women's House of Detention, Ep 220

    Book Club Read: The Women's House of Detention, Ep 220

    Frank and Crystal discuss The Women's House of Detention by Hugh Ryan. 
    Don't forget Frank and Crystal will be taking July off. See you in August!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Emotional and Spiritual Dividends, Ep 219

    Emotional and Spiritual Dividends, Ep 219

    Crystal and Frank discuss their free reads and pick their next book club read which has a very special tie to NYPL. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Always Under Renovation, Ep. 218

    Always Under Renovation, Ep. 218

    Frank and Crystal discuss their book pick: Light From Uncommon Stars!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Social Media, Vlad, and Electronics! (Wait, what?), Ep 217

    Social Media, Vlad, and Electronics! (Wait, what?), Ep 217

    Our hosts discuss an article Frank read on how social media has affected our society, and Crystal's book pick, Vladimir by Julia May Jones. 

    • 59 min
    Classic Myths Never Get Old, Ep 216

    Classic Myths Never Get Old, Ep 216

    Crystal and Frank discuss Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis and how modern writers retell classic ancient myths. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Recommendations For Joy, Ep 215

    Recommendations For Joy, Ep 215

    Frank and Crystal discuss what they read this week and reflect on how reading gives them joy. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
565 Ratings

565 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Crystal and Frank hosts of the podcast, highlight all aspects of top reads and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

IsaNYC ,

Yay, Frank!

Thanks for this terrific podcast!

shaigirl98 ,

Appreciation from a Library Clerk

First, thank you for this brilliant podcast! Listening to the passion you two have for the work you do, the patrons you serve literature as a whole. You two have expander my mind, my view of the world and you have actually inspired me to go back to school to get my Library Science degree.
Second, I would like to thank you for this podcast specifically. So many people look down on this work, as I’m sure you know. Often I hear ignorant statements such as; “oh, I’d love to an easy job like yours.” or “wow! I didn’t think people still went to Libraries.” It was extremely validating to hear about your experiences of people stopping you to ask when the Library would open or the children/young adults they you’ve established a rapport with all grown up... Many people don’t realize that working at a library means so much more than shelving books, you become a crucial part of the community. Anyway, that novel was to say that I appreciated your thoughts on this podcast and I felt a special kinship with you guys! Love you guys, love this podcast!!
P.S. Crystal, I HATE ASMR but I ALWAYS look forward to your segment at the end... you’re easing me into it 😉.

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