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Format: 3/26/2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari/Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)
This classic and early prototype of the horror-film begins as a series of murders occur in a small town and clues seem to lead to Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss), a sinister mesmerist, and his hypnotized somnambulant assistant, Cesare (...
Sun, Mar 26
12:30 pm
Jeffrey Myers (violin), Ryan Meehan (violin), Jeremy Berry (viola), Estelle Choi (cello) perform string quartets by: Beethoven - Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 Ligeti - Quartet No. 1, "Metamorphoses Nocturnes" Dvorak - Quartet in F Major,...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A hip-shaking, head-bopping morning of music for the cool crowd from Latin Grammy Winners!  Emmy Winning Performers!!   Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is on the pulse of all things kids music and brings smart, crafty lyrics with...
Can you harness people’s guilt to effect positive changes for the environment? Jennifer Jacquet, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at New York University, will lead a discussion on the use of shame to promote large-scale...
Tue, Mar 28
6:00 pm

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House. Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Prospect Park by joining this...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Featured Event
©Accra Shepp
Photographic Vision: BlackAndWhiteAndColor(ed) Four workshops with photographer Accra Shepp. In this four-week photography workshop, students will work together to find new ways to engage photographically with the community in and around Crown and...
Sun, Apr 2
11:00 am
In celebration of Prospect Park’s 150th Anniversary, Brooklyn Public Library and Prospect Park Alliance invite you to share your Prospect Park story.  Join us on March 4 at our Fireside Chat, a community conversation around a...
Masi continues his concert cycle of the Thirty Two Beethoven Sonatas.  This concert features Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Sonata No. 26 in E flat Major, Sonata No. 25 in G Major and Sonata No. 32 in C Minor. Children under six will not be...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Featured Event
Bill McKibben ©Nancie Battaglia, BPL Program
Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with artcritical.com. April's Review Panel features Sarah Douglas, Ara H. Merjian, and Alexi Worth with moderator David Cohen...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Featured Event
Theater of War is a free, interactive performance of scenes from Sophocles' Ajax, an ancient play about the visible and invisible wounds of war. The event is open to everyone, including veterans and their communities, students, artists, and...
Thu, Apr 6
7:00 pm

Friday, April 7, 2017

Registration for the Vision & Justice series is now closed.  Walk-ins will not be accommodated.  A lecture and conversation on art and activism during the long Civil Rights movement and the Black Lives Matter movement. Following the...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Featured Event
©Accra Shepp
Photographic Vision: BlackAndWhiteAndColor(ed) Four workshops with photographer Accra Shepp. In this four-week photography workshop, students will work together to find new ways to engage photographically with the community in and around Crown and...
It is Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also,...
Sat, Apr 8
1:00 pm

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Please bring your own yoga mat. Doors open at 9:00 am. Class starts at 9:30 am sharp. Imagine starting your yoga class with the wise words of your instructor, who calls out a pose or two, and the pose is followed by a poem read live by a its author...
Sun, Apr 9
9:30 am
7th Heaven (1927)
This adaptation of Austin Strong's 1922 play begins, literally, in Paris' lower depths as a sewer-worker, Chico (Charles Farrell), saves Diane (Janet Gaynor) from being beaten by her sister.  To protect and help her heal...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Come on down to the Funkytown Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers and tambourines, dance with bubbles and fall from the stars with our colorful parachute.   Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s cultural...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the...

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Featured Event
©Accra Shepp
Photographic Vision: BlackAndWhiteAndColor(ed) Four workshops with photographer Accra Shepp. In this four-week photography workshop, students will work together to find new ways to engage photographically with the community in and around Crown and...
Sat, Apr 15
11:00 am

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Center for Black Literature, in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn Public Library, will celebrate the life and works of June Jordan (1936–...

Friday, April 21, 2017

Registration for the Vision & Justice series is now closed.  Walk-ins will not be accommodated.  The final lecture of the series will focus on the role of images for the creation of national policy, such as the Muslim ban, and its...
Fri, Apr 21
6:30 pm

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Featured Event
©Accra Shepp
Photographic Vision: BlackAndWhiteAndColor(ed) Four workshops with photographer Accra Shepp. In this four-week photography workshop, students will work together to find new ways to engage photographically with the community in and around Crown and...
Sat, Apr 22
11:00 am
In Fiesta Tropical, they fuse the sounds of cumbia, salsa, tango, and samba, creating an epic dance party where families are exposed to and empowered by the rich cultural heritage of Latin America! Kids learn new words in Spanish and heart-warming...
Sat, Apr 22
1:00 pm

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Brooklyn Art Song Society begins a new initiative showcasing the greatest German poets set by the greatest lieder composers.  The inaugural concert features the high priest of German culture, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, as set by two masters:...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mil’s Trills is a children’s music project led by Amelia Robinson that invites families to celebrate the community through original tunes and a cast of musical guests. A highly interactive experience, audiences are encouraged to be part...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Christia Mercer explores ideas drawn from medieval Europe’s most innovative women and shows how their views about self-knowledge, cognition, and truth laid the groundwork for early modern philosophy. Presented by Brooklyn Public Philosophers...

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ArtsPower’s newest musical features a frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. With over 17 million...
Sat, Apr 29
1:00 pm

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Miranda Cuckson, violin; Jessica Meyer, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; and Aaron Wunsch, piano perform: Fauré: Piano Quartet #1 in c minor Bartok: Contrasts Andrew Rudin: Adagio from Viola Sonata Jessica...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta during the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's families: the public one and the secret one. When Witherspoon's daughters from each family meet, they form a friendship, but only...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Celebrate Children's Book Week with an all-star line-up of local children's book authors and illustrators! Enjoy hands-on art, lively presentations, and a book sale and signing.
Sat, May 6
1:00 pm
Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House. This month's conversation will focus on the treatment and...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Join Hopalong Andrew in the fun with folk songs, cowboy songs, and other fun songs sprinkled in. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s cultural programs right in your Inbox, and never miss out on a sold-out event again!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Camerata Piccola introduces the great works of the opera repertory to children by marrying classic operas with familiar children’s stories. New Camerata Opera Co-Founder Stan Lacy adapted Peter Rabbit, pairing Beatrix Potter’s classic...
Sat, May 13
1:00 pm

Thursday, May 18, 2017

People tend to think of social justice as a matter of rights and economic equality. James Baldwin, however, believed democratic love was the most necessary and overlooked aspect of social justice. Chris Lebron (Yale University) explores why Baldwin...

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter Shawana...
Sat, May 20
1:00 pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lonesome (1928), BPL Screening
Hungarian-born director Paul Fejos lived for a time in New York City and wanted to convey its modern, fragmented, and fast-paced life in this film.  The main characters, Mary (Barbara Kent) and Jim (Glenn Tryon), are single and try to...
Sun, May 21
12:30 pm
Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola and Andrew Janss, cello, perform works by Haydn, Beethoven and Caroline Shaw. Children under six will not be permitted entry. RSVP here. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Come dance along to “silly jazz” with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include "The Monster Under My Bed", "Muffin Man", and "Chopsticks". Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn...

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House. Join us around the campfire at the Lefferts Historic House for a...