Format: 10/22/2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Naguib Mahfouz
Palace of Desire: The perspective shifts to Ahmad’s youngest son Kamal, who falls in love with Aisha, the daughter of a wealthy family in Cairo’s richest quarter.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Over the past two decades, Brooklyn has become the epicenter of a Slow Food-inspired food and drink revolution. Brooklyn distillers, restaurateurs, bartenders, and cocktail aficionados are changing the way we drink by...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

We Run the Ship
Featuring original music, live puppets and big decisions. Each show travels throughout the performance space, as the audience members make individual and group choices that bring the story to life around them. With fresh and salty ship captains, a...
Sat, Oct 25
1:00 pm
Veronica Dolina, in her repeat appearance at the library, presents her new program "Famusov's House". This is a collection of her new songs and poems about the old Moscow. In Russian.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

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Serving Life documents an extraordinary hospice program inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola, where fellow lifers care for dying inmates. Produced by Oprah Winfrey and narrated by Forest Whitaker. (Dir: Lisa R. Cohen, 85 min,...
Rolf Schulte
Rolf Schulte, violin, and James Goldsworthy, piano, two internationally known artists, perform works by Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Edvard Grieg and Josef Suk. Mr. Schulte made his debut with the Philharmonia Hungarica in Cologne...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Brooklyn by the Book: Bryan Stevenson and Ta-Nehisi Coates
When law professor and criminal justice attorney Bryan Stevenson first visited a maximum security prison as a law student he knew little about the justice system. Since then he’s made its reform his life’s work. In Just Mercy, Stevenson...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Suzi Shelton, A Musical Road Trip of Fun
Suzi Shelton is an award winning singer/songwriter and a local favorite in the children's music scene. Suzi is perhaps best known for her crowd pleasing "fist pumping" songs like 'Goin' On a Road Trip," and "Scooter...
Sat, Nov 1
1:00 pm
Kendall Williams
Pan in Motion features works for steel pan by Williams, American Composers Orchestra’s 2013/2014 Van Lier Emerging Composer Fellow. His pieces display the versatility of the steel pan, an instrument born out of Trinidad and Tobago, which is...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Silent Film Series: I was Born, But...
Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu’s story of two young brothers who move to a Tokyo suburb with their parents and must learn to cope with a new neighborhood, and neighborhood gang. It begins like an Our Gang comedy, with touches of drama and...
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Een, composer, singer, cellist, performs his Walt Whitman song cycle for cello and voice, as well as a selection of his scores for dance, theater and film featuring a female vocalist and a hammer dulcimer player. Een is known for extended vocal/...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bari Koral
Bari Koral is quickly becoming one of the most popular kids/family recording artists. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes, interactive live shows & heavy rotation radio play have gained her thousands of young (and not so young!) fans. The band’...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: Touch of Evil
This south-of-the-border mystery is considered to be one of the great movies of Orson Welles, who both directed and starred in it. On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan (Janet Leigh) Mexican-born policeman Mike Vargas (Charlton Heston) agrees to...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Naguib Mahfouz
Sugar Street: Kamal watches his nephews, a socialist and a budding Muslim Brother, take up the mantle of protest, shuffling between jail and Cairo’s famous Tahrir Square.
dweck-lec'-tic: Lazarus Rose
Inspired by the artists’ Sephardic family roots, Tomova and Rael blended old Ladino singing with Western and South Asian influences. The Lazarus Project features an exceptional array of instruments: Indian sitar, Portuguese guitar, Turkish saz...
Brooklyn by the Book: Karen Armstrong
In Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, scholar Karen Armstrong, whose many books include Muhammad, Buddha, and A History of God, offers a complex, compassionate, and nuanced examination of the impulse toward violence in each of...
Thu, Nov 6
7:30 pm

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Events for Youth & Families: Pinkalicious
This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an...
Sat, Nov 8
1:00 pm
Featured Event
Parallel Exit
Parallel Exit is a critically acclaimed physical theatre and comedy troupe that blends a twenty-first century sensibility with the family-friendly whimsy of yesteryear. Performances are appropriate for kids and adults of all ages.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Russian Literary Series: Transatlantic Matrix with Tatyana Tolstaya and Alexande
Writer Tolstaya and literary critic and essayist Genis discuss Tolstaya’s most recent, long-anticipated book Ethereal Worlds, which includes two novellas, short stories and essays. In Russian.
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Benjamin Hochman
Benjamin Hochman, piano, and Randall Scarlata, baritone, will be performing Franz Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin.” This song cycle is based on poems by Wilhelm Müller. It is the earliest extended song cycle to be...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Pink Panther
Police inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) tries to catch The Phantom, a daring jewel thief whose identity and features are unknown. Actor David Niven stars as Sir Charles Litton, aka The Phantom. Although Clouseau was meant to be a minor character,...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gotham: New York City's Best Writers: Leslie Jamison and Charles DAmbrosio
Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, and D’Ambrosio, author of Loitering, discuss compassion, empathy and the art of the essay. Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of...
Author Talk: Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver makes her adult debut with this mesmerizing story in a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways. Wealthy Richard Walker has just...
Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living
In No Good Men Among the Living, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America’s war on terror. With its intimate accounts of life in war-torn Afghanistan, Gopal’s thoroughly...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Members of Ensemble ACJW are alumni or current fellows of The Academy, a two-year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, designed to...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Miss Nina
Join Miss Nina for sing-along, move-along and read-along fun! Ms. Nina’s passions are providing children and their families the space and opportunity to enjoy music and movement together, and fostering a love of books and reading in children...
Brooklyn by the Book: Stoner: Ruth Rendell
How did John Williams’ 1965 novel, Stoner, suddenly land on bestseller lists across Europe last year? When New York Review Books put the novel back into print in 2006, word of its excellence spread from reader to reader and writer to writer....

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Detectives: Good, Bad and Ugly: The French Connection
Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) is a New York narc who is vicious, obsessed and a little mad. A $32 million shipment of high-grade heroin is smuggled from France to New York. Doyle, a tough cop with a shaky reputation, stumbles on the heroin deal and...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Naguib Mahfouz
Miramar: through multiple perspectives, tells the story of the beloved and beautiful low-born woman, Zohra. As with most of Mahfouz’s work, his character is a cipher for 20th century Egypt.
Russian Film Series: Territory, Quiet in Odessa
The Territory is an unfiltered look into the lives of Israelis from the former Soviet Union who made their new home in the West Bank settlements. While some residents move to the settlements looking for cheaper housing, most are motivated by Zionist...

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Events for Youth & Families: Magic of Amore
The always popular master magician Amore will present an edge of your seat fun family magic show celebrating the magic of thanksgiving. Witness amazing magic and mind reading. Laugh and be amazed with a show you will long remember. From the moment...
Sat, Nov 22
1:00 pm