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Format: 7/23/2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Featured Event
Dutt stars in a socially critical romantic comedy that sends up 1950s Bombay gender roles. 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!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Featured Event
Daniel Derona, BPL Program
Philosemitism--the love of Jewish culture--has received much less attention than its destructive sibling, antisemitism. The latter generally accepts the status quo, but the former often takes the shape of discovery, especially in literature. We will...
Featured Event
Matt Munisteri playing his guitar
Munisteri leads his band through the swinging music of the 1920s-1940s. Munisteri is a virtuosic guitarist whose album, Still Runnin’ Around in the Wilderness, contains the lost music of Willard Robinson. Dance lessons are at 6:30, the band...
Wed, Jul 27
6:30 pm

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Brooklyn Small Press Flea, BPL Program
This pop-up book fair features Brooklyn's finest indie presses and magazines, including: A PUBLIC SPACE BELLADONNA* BIRDS, LLC BLACK SUN LIT/VESTIGES BOMB CIVIL COPING MECHANISMS DOUBLECROSS PRESS FUTUREPOEM GEORGE BRAZILLER INPATIENT PRESS...
Sat, Jul 30
10:00 am

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Featured Event
Pather Panchali, BPL Program
Depicts the childhood of the protagonist Apu (Subir Banerjee) and his elder sister Durga (Uma Dasgupta) and the harsh village life of their poor family. Read up on the legendary director with a book from Brooklyn Public Library. Sign up here to...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hopalong Andrew, BPL Program
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!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Featured Event
Daniel Deronda, BPL Program
Philosemitism--the love of Jewish culture--has received much less attention than its destructive sibling, antisemitism. The latter generally accepts the status quo, but the former often takes the shape of discovery, especially in literature. We will...
Featured Event
Dendê & Band, BPL Program
Dendê & Band have cultivated a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble have been seemlessly melded with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax. Dance lessons are at 6:30, the band starts at 7 pm...
Wed, Aug 3
6:30 pm

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Featured Event
Aparajito, BPL Program
Apu’s family moves to Varanasi, and chronicles Apu’s life from childhood to adolescence in college, right up to his mother’s death, when he is left all alone. Read up on the legendary director with a book from Brooklyn Public...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Shira Kobren, BPL Program
Shira brings her high energy, catchy tunes to her favorite kinds of audiences—the ones that love to dance along with her and become part of her show! Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s cultural programs right in...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Featured Event
Apur Sansar, BPL Program
Released in 1959, Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) focuses on Apu’s adult life.  Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

FunikiJam Music World Tour, BPL Program
FunikiJam's fun and musical show encourages children’s participation with exploration. 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!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Featured Event
The film tells the story of Vijay, a struggling poet in post-independence India, and Gulabo, a prostitute with a proverbial heart of gold who helps him get his poems published. (A perennial critics' favorite.) Sign up here to find out about...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shine and the Moonbeams, BPL Program
Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s cultural programs right in your Inbox, and never miss...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Featured Event
The film tells, in flashback, the story of Suresh Sinha (Dutt), a famous film director in decline. 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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rolie Polie Guacamole, BPL Program
Rolie Polie Guacamole has developed a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers in their latest album Chips and Salsa. Chips and Salsa and their 2012 album Houses of the Moly are both available to check...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Featured Event
Here I Am is the monumental new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are...
Tue, Sep 6
7:30 pm

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Featured Event
Nayak, BPL Screening
Revolves around a matinee idol on a 24-hour train journey from Kolkata to Delhi to receive a national award. He ends up revealing his mistakes, insecurities, and regrets to a young journalist. Read up on the legendary director with a book from...
Featured Event
Seemabaddha, BPL Screening
Second film in Ray’s Kolkata trilogy, deals with the rapid modernization of Calcutta, rising corporate culture and greed, and the futility of the rat race. Read up on the legendary director with a book from Brooklyn Public Library. Sign up...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Patti Smith's M Train describes the odyssey of a legendary artist through cafés and haunts around the world. In prose that flows between dreams and reality, past and present, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to the...
Thu, Sep 15
7:30 pm

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

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...