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Format: 12/2/2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Probably best known as the “Tambourine Guy” from the viral music collective Postmodern Jukebox, Kubart has performed with PMJ in sold out shows across the country and internationally. Along with his “Sunny Side Up” co-host...
Sat, Dec 3
1:00 pm
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Polina Barskova, Matvei Yankelevich and Irina Sandomirskaia present a pioneering bilingual anthology of “non-official” poetry from the Siege of Leningrad. These poems spend long decades in hiding: so shocking were they in form and...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ko-Eun Yi, piano, performs works by Mozart, Debussy, Brahms, and Scriabin. Children under the age of six will not be admitted to this program. RSVP here. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s cultural programs right in your...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Emily playing a guitar.
Put the rhythm in your feet, dance your body and feel the beat! Sing-a-long with songs you know and rock out with Emily's original tunes! With the release of her new CD, Sun In The Morning 'Til The Moon At Night, Emily is thrilled to be...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ben Bradley (Syracuse University) will raise philosophical questions about death, such as: what makes death bad for the individual who dies? Is it worse for someone to die as an infant or as a young adult? What attitudes towards death are...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Seven Stories Press, one of the world’s leading independent publishers, commemorates 20 years of defending free speech and human rights, and celebrating the gifts of the human imagination. Kia Corthron reads Octavia Butler; Phil Jackson reads...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Navidad Flamenca is an hour-long program that highlights the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world, from Argentina and Mexico to Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Incorporating live music, dance and carols, the show highlights diverse...
Sat, Dec 10
1:00 pm
Join vocalist Cilla Owens, the library's 2015 Katowitz-Radin Artist-in-Residence, in a celebration of the Central Branch's 75th Anniversary. Featuring the Voices of Vision in a special holiday music sing-along for friends and family. RSVP...
Sat, Dec 10
4:00 pm

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Featured Event
Photo © Gregg Richards
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, Dec 11
9:30 am
The first feature-length version of the epic story that has, since then, been remade in 1959, 2003, 2010 and 2016.  Judah Ben-Hur, is a Jewish prince in Jerusalem during Roman rule, whose rift with his childhood friend, and Roman...
Sun, Dec 11
12:30 pm
BPL Chamber players: Adela Peña and Michael Roth, violins; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Roberta Cooper, cello and Peter Weitzner, double bass perform Duo for Viola and Double Bass by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf; Gioacchino Rossini’s Sonata...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Review Panel, BPL Program
Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical. David Cohen’s scheduled guests will be (from left) Seph Rodney, Martha Schwendener, and Ryan Lee Wong....

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Join us for an evening with National Book Award winning author Jacqueline Woodson as she introduces her first novel for adults in over 20 years.  Amidst the backdrop of the 1970’s, “Another Brooklyn” tells the story of...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Read When I Was The Greatest along with your fellow New Yorkers, and be a part of a citywide conversation on experiences of our city's diverse communities.  Go to nyc.gov/graciebookclub to sign up for the Gracie Book Club, start...
Thu, Dec 15
5:30 pm
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Three years ago, in December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. No one who knew Satter professionally was surprised that he had been expelled; everyone marveled that it had taken so...

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts gang discover the real meaning of Christmas. Presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc.  Sign up here...
Sat, Dec 17
1:00 pm

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Jeremy playing his guitar in front of a large group of kids.
Grab your kids for a sing-along dance party with the awesomely educational band Jeremy Plays Guitar! Rock out to award-winning music and find out what the critics are raving about - it's the most fun your kids have while (shhh) learning! ...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Get ready for a serious jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Jam with Jamie and Friends come armed with guitar and bubbles, ready to jam out to traditional children's songs, rock n' roll oldies, and today's hits. Jam with...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Baze playing the guitar
Multi–award winning BAHSF are a super creative, super fun, and super duper talented children/family rock band. No show is complete without tons of bubbles, laughs, hip shakin’, and toe tappin’ good time songs that will make even...
Sat, Jan 21
1:00 pm

Sunday, January 22, 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, Jan 22
9:30 am
The quartet performs Mendelssohn’s Capriccio for String Quartet, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Voyage, Daniel Visconti’s Black Bend and Tchaikovsky’s Quartet No. 1 in D Major. RSVP here. Children under six will not be permitted...

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Image of the character Alice from Alice in Wonderland
After Alice tumbles down a mysterious rabbit hole, she finds herself in a strange land.  With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillar, The Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle and the Mad Hatter, Alice finds her way home in...
Sat, Jan 28
1:00 pm

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; and Jay Campbell, cello; perform works by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Derek Bermel, Julia Wolfe, and Iannis Xenakis. RSVP here. Children under six will not be permitted entry....

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Louie Miranda has been dazzling the hearts of children, parents & teachers everywhere he goes. He is unique, original & loved by an ever growing population across the country! He has played with numerous ensembles performing music in a wide...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Eugene Drucker, violin; Roberta Cooper, viola; and Gili Melamed Lev, piano; perform Johannes Brahms’ Sonata in G Major for violin and piano, Op. 78 and Sonata in E Minor for cello and piano, Op. 38 and Beethoven’s Trio in C Major,...