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Format: 9/29/2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Banned Books Week annually celebrates the freedom to read. Highlighting the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types in...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Featured Event
Events for Youth & Families: Future Hits, BPL Program
Future Hits brings a performance style that is jumpy and engaging enough for the youngest of kiddos while also appealing to parents and caregivers through meaningful lyrics wrapped within an educationally rich container. Songs included in...
Sat, Oct 1
1:00 pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stomp, Clap & Sing with RockNLolo, BPL Program
RockNLolo is full of singing and dancing, while learning Spanish, and most importantly, having fun! 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...
Joby Warrick, BPL Program
In Black Flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

August Kleinzahler, BPL discussion
William Corbett leads a three session discussion series on modern poets whose collective careers spanned the 20th century: Lorine Niedecker, James Schuyler, and August Kleinzahler.  Through close reading of selected poems, you will learn to...
Professor and author Leonard Marcus discusses his latest exhibit in Central Library's foyer cases, showcasing items from Brooklyn Public Library's collection of children's literature and the woman who founded it, Clara...

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Events for Youth & Families: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!
Join youth members of the Calpulli Mexican Dance group.  Outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will perform selections from different regions of Mexico-Jalisco, set to the world famous music of the Mariachi. Sign up here to...
Sat, Oct 8
1:00 pm
«Сергей Голлербах: Голая Правда»
Serge Hollerbach: Naked Truth «Сергей Голлербах: Голая Правда» During World War II, a Russian teenager from Tsarskoe Selo (outside St. Petersburg) was sent to work in Germany. Being from a family of political prisoners, after the War...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Medea Benjamin, BPL Program
The co-founder of CODEPINK has become famous for fearlessly tackling head-on subjects most of us studiously avoid. Sometimes, she does so in person—as during President Obama’s speech at the National Defense University, or during a...

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Featured Event
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Sat, Oct 15
11:00 am
Space Exploration and Star Trek Anniversary Celebration, BPL Program
Join us at the library for a fun afternoon learning about Astronomy, Space Travel, and Star Trek!  Special guests from the Intrepid Museum, the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and Fleet 31! Activities will include talks and...
Sat, Oct 15
1:00 pm
Дина Рубина
Dina Rubina, a Russian-Israeli writer and a household name for generations of Russian readers, makes a hotly anticipated appearance at the library after the ten-year-long break. During these years, she penned several novels, a score of essays and...

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Argus Quartet, BPL Program
Argus Quartet’s technical mastery is equaled only by its passionate commitment to arts education. Known for honoring historic chamber-music traditions, the quartet also works closely with living composers. The quartet performs Bartók...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Stomp, Clap & Sing with 123 Andrés, BPL Program
Andrés Salguero, better known as 123 Andrés, is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the US and Latin America, “A rockstar for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine. A native...
October 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) David Humphrey, Paddy Johnson, and Terence Trouillot....

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

James Schuyler, BPL Discussion
William Corbett leads a three session discussion series on modern poets whose collective careers spanned the 20th century: Lorine Niedecker, James Schuyler, and August Kleinzahler.  Through close reading of selected poems, you will learn to...
Bruno Alexander, the protagonist of Lethem's newest novel, The Gamblers Anatomy, is a backgammon hustler who travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur whales until he runs into a troubling run of bad luck in Singapore. Then, in...
Wed, Oct 19
8:00 pm

Thursday, October 20, 2016

ProPublica and the Brooklyn Public Library are hosting a community forum on October 20 to empower New Yorkers who are potentially being charged too much for rent. Entitled “How to Fight Back if Your Rent is Illegally High,” the event...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Sat, Oct 22
11:00 am
Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown, BPL Program
Athena Parker has been slimed and she doesn’t think it’s very funny! There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. This might be...
Sat, Oct 22
1:00 pm

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Freshman, BPL Screening
Lloyd plays Harold Lamb, an innocent but well-meaning young man who enters college with overly-optimistic dreams of becoming a football hero and popular with the in-crowd.  He has the “never-say-die” and “go-getter...
Sun, Oct 23
12:30 pm
Classical Interludes, BPL Performance
Fiterstein and Brown perform clarinet sonatas by Leonard Bernstein and Mieczysław Weinberg; Bohuslav Martinů’s Sonatina for Clarinet, and Piano and Mercury Soul composed by Mason Bates.  Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted....

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Sat, Oct 29
11:00 am
Events for Youth & Families: La Cucarachita Martina, BPL Program
A Latin rock-n-roll musical based on a popular Cuban and Puerto Rican children’s tale of a little roach who learns many lessons on her journey to find true love.  Presented by SEA Theater. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public...
Sat, Oct 29
1:00 pm
Theater of War: Hercules in Brooklyn, BPL Program
This program is free and will take place in the Grand Lobby of Central Libray. Seating is first come, first served. Hercules in Brooklyn is an innovative new project that will present dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from Euripides...
Sat, Oct 29
7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Yosi & Eugene, BPL Program
Eugene is a friendly, strong, exuberant monster who is misunderstood by nearly everyone!…except young children. Along with his friends, award-winning children's recording artist Yosi, & puppeteer/actor, Johnny Beirne, Eugene can be...
Garth Risk Hallberg, BPL Program
New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

In 2010, the 2008 global financial crisis morphed into the “eurocrisis.” It has not abated. The 19 countries of Europe that share the euro currency―the eurozone―have been rocked by economic stagnation and debt crises. Some countries have...

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Meet Thomas at Brooklyn Public Library
Join WNET—New York Public Media, and the Brooklyn Public Library for a unique opportunity to engage with Thomas & Friends. Train staff and volunteers will welcome your family for Sensory Friendly episode screenings, activity stations and...
Sat, Nov 5
1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thus Bad Begins by the great Spanish novelist Javier Marías is the story of a couple living in the shadow of a mysterious, unhappy history, and the punishments we exact on those we love. Juan de Vere, a university student, takes a job as...

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Sat, Nov 12
11:00 am
Wham, Slam, and Bam! BPL Program
A three-man vaudeville show for the entire family, with juggling, magic, and music. Fun-loving physical comedians present a wide range of old-fashioned family entertainment, and you get to join in the fun! Brought to you by the award-winning troupe...
Sat, Nov 12
1:00 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Phantom Carriage, BPL Screening
Sjöström, often remembered now for his later performance as the elderly professor in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries (1957), was a pioneering figure in the Swedish film industry. In today's film, he directed, wrote the...
Sun, Nov 13
12:30 pm
Featured Event
Steven Masi, BPL Program
Concert pianist Steven Masi is a modern day rarity, an heir to the great tradition of pianists in the line of Wilhelm Kempff, Claudio Arrau, Artur Schnabel and Wilhelm Bachaus who love and excel in the great German and Austrian masterpieces. This is...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Baze & Jim, BPL Program
Award winning children’s recording artist Baze creates a super fun, super interactive and super duper event for kids! Featured in the Super Duper Show are Baze’s instruments that will give the children a “hands-on”...
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) Zoe Lescaze, Nancy Princenthal, and Christian Viveros-...

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Sat, Nov 19
11:00 am
The Three Little Pigs, BPL Program
Three Little Pigs build their houses of hay, wood and bricks, but will they withstand the Big Bad Wolf?  The classic tale retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf with an emphasis on 'being prepared'. Sign up here to find out...
Sat, Nov 19
1:00 pm
Join us at the library for a live reading with local theatre company Theater 20/20. 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!
Sat, Nov 19
2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Featured Event
A book coming to life with ideas springing from its pages
Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop a simple children's story (in English or in your native language) about magical creatures. Facilitated by award-winning...
Sat, Dec 10
11:00 am