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Format: 3/1/2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Featured Event
Silly Jazz and Camille
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." Camille Harris on piano, Jeff Kerestes on...
Osondu
After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel. When a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Featured Event
Dr. Dread: The Half that's Never Been Told
Doctor Dread, aka, Gary Himelfarb, explains how a white, Jewish American became one of the foremost producers in reggae. Dread founded RAS (Real Authentic Sound) Records in 1979 and produced artists such as Freddie McGregor, Melodians, Don Carlos,...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Beat Kaestli, BPL Program
Kaestli is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer who appears regularly at The Blue Note, Birdland, and the Jazz Standard. He performs selections from his recent release, a French tribute entitled Collage, which...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Rio 2, Movies @ the Library
Rio 2 – Welcome to the jungle…of fun!  When Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three kids take a walk on the wild side, they embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon.  As Blu...
Fri, Mar 6
3:30 pm
ProjectART
Calling All Artists! Highly competitive full scholarship Visual Arts intensive for youth. All selected students will be part of an exhibition at a contemporary art gallery in NYC. Spring sessions conclude in student work being shown professionally...
Fri, Mar 6
4:00 pm

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Karen K and the Jitterbugs
Find adventure and make music with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (Seth Connelly, guitar); Stinky (Dan Wheddle, drums); Hop (Eric Salt, bass); side-kick and best friend, Lightning Bug (Aaron Jones, banjo and everything...
Sat, Mar 7
1:00 pm
Yevgeny Yevtushenko is one of the living classics of Russian literature. His larger-than-life personality led him from his childhood in a god-forsaken whistle-stop in Siberia to become one of the few living poets who were able to fill the Carnegie...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

90 Second Newbery Film Festival
Watch movies made by kids and teens that tell the stories of Newbery-winning books in 90 seconds or less! Hosted by film festival founder and children’s author James Kennedy, with special co-host author Peter Lerangis.    ...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Photographer Randy Duchaine turns his lens on Brooklynites whose commitments to creativity and innovation embody Brooklyn’s expressive spirit. Duchaine discusses culinary curiosity with Shamus Jones of Brooklyn Brine, Caitlin Bajo from Acme...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Metropolis
Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of Metropolis is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece.  The film depicts a great city run, by a ruthless businessman,...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Miramar, Great Books Discussion
Set in Alexandria and written two decades later, Miramar tells the story through multiple perspectives 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. This...
The Case of the Three Sided Dream, BPL Program
Blind from infancy, and paralyzed by a stroke at adulthood, jazz legend Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s reality was underpinned by an understanding of the world around him, which was rooted primarily in sound. Through communicating sonically with his...

Friday, March 13, 2015

ProjectART
Calling All Artists! Highly competitive full scholarship Visual Arts intensive for youth. All selected students will be part of an exhibition at a contemporary art gallery in NYC. Spring sessions conclude in student work being shown professionally...
Fri, Mar 13
4:00 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mariachi Real de Mexico
Dressed in original costume, the Mariachi Real de Mexico presents a rich repertoire of dance and mariachi music. The mariachi tradition is a symbol of Mexican music and culture, which originated in the state of Jalisco.    ...
Sat, Mar 14
1:00 pm
Cilla Owens, Motown
Brooklyn-born Jazz singer, Cilla Owens is the first Katowitz-Radin Artist in Residence, presents a rousing musical celebration of the great live shows at two of Brooklyn's premier stages: The Fox and The Paramount.  Hear the music of Motown...
Sat, Mar 14
2:00 pm
Featured Event
Samuel Beckett Out Loud, BPL Program
Samuel Beckett was not only a modernist, he was a Dubliner. This is demonstrated by his insistence on language and the extremity of human experience found in his work. Kevin Holohan, Honor Molloy, and Maeve Price—all born and raised in Dublin...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Stella Maris, Silent Films
Celebrate Women's History Month with Mary Pickford in a tour-de-force performance. This great American actress  plays two separate roles: Stella Maris, a beautiful, bedridden heiress, who is brought up to believe that life is like...
Bacheler Consort, BPL Program
This Renaissance Consort is named after the English lutenist Daniel Bacheler (1572–1619). A mixed consort, it consists of treble viol, flute, lute, bandora, cittern, and bass viol. This type of mixed ensemble was commonly heard and enjoyed in...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sugar Free Allstars
Ever dreamt of being a rock star? Well the Sugar Free Allstars have got the show for you! This twopiece band puts on a concert full of fun and funky tunes with so much interaction that everyone gets to be part of the act! So clear the dance floor y...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blade Runner
In 2019, Detective Rick Deckard hunts down renegade replicants – androids that appear to be humans - who have escaped from their slave jails on outer-space colonies and have returned to Earth to destroy their creator. (Dir: Ridley Scott, 1982/...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro, BPL Program
An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a...
Thu, Mar 19
7:30 pm

Friday, March 20, 2015

Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led the hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan, but all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks...
Fri, Mar 20
3:30 pm
ProjectART
Calling All Artists! Highly competitive full scholarship Visual Arts intensive for youth. All selected students will be part of an exhibition at a contemporary art gallery in NYC. Spring sessions conclude in student work being shown professionally...
Fri, Mar 20
4:00 pm

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe, BPL Program
A performance by Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance with live music, featuring exciting traditional and contemporary Irish dance moves!
Sat, Mar 21
1:00 pm
Phil Klay, Gotham
In 2014 Phil Klay’s short story collection Redeployment was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize and won the National Book Award for Fiction.  He was also named a National Book Foundation ’5 Under 35...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

James Hannaham, BPL Program
In Delicious Foods, James Hannaham tells the gripping story of three unforgettable characters: a mother, her son, and the drug that threatens to destroy them. Held captive by her employers-and by her own demons-on a mysterious farm, a widow...
Inna Faliks
Faliks is the founder of the Music/Words series, a concert series that pairs poetry with classical music. She will perform works by Brahms, Israeli composer Jan Freidlin, and Liszt, and will be joined by poet Sophie Cabot Black. The author of two...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chitra Ganesh
Exploring ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh's current exhibit at Brooklyn Museum, Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time, centers on a monumental mural that takes Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Street Art, Graffiti, Dialogues in the Visual Arts
Join us for the second season of conversations moderated by arts professionals with contemporary Brooklyn visual artists. Street Art/ NYC: Street Art & Graffiti in the Metropolis - With moderator Lois Stavsky, Editor, Educator and Curator and...
Brother From Another Planet, BPL Program
Joe Morton plays an escaped alien slave hiding from his masters in Harlem, and trying to find the hidden sanctuary his kin have created there. Along the way he falls in love with a human, befriends a woman trying to raise her mixed-race son alone,...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cilla Owens, Yiddish Theater
Explore "the other Second Avenue",  the thriving Yiddish theater right here in our own backyard.  Learn about the major stars who graced the stages of Brooklyn and hear some of the wonderful music that influenced...

Friday, March 27, 2015

ProjectART
Calling All Artists! Highly competitive full scholarship Visual Arts intensive for youth. All selected students will be part of an exhibition at a contemporary art gallery in NYC. Spring sessions conclude in student work being shown professionally...
Fri, Mar 27
4:00 pm

Saturday, March 28, 2015

With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so...
Sat, Mar 28
1:00 pm
Maria Koroleva, Russian Literary Series
Koroleva, Deputy Chief Editor of the Echo of Moscow Radio, conducts a popular series of programs on the current developments in the Russian language. She will conduct an interactive program which will include a short dictation test. If you think...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rotholz, Bailen and Kampmeier
Susan Rotholz, flute, Eliot Bailen, cello and Margaret Kampmeier, piano, perform sonatas by C.P.E. Bach, Lowell Leibermann in addition to compositions by Eliot Bailen, Heitor Villa Lobos and Bohuslav Martinu.    RSVP here.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Amelia Robinson, Mil's Trills
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...
Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko recounts his life, starting from his childhood in a tiny whistle-stop in Siberia. He talks about his friends, colleagues, family, and politicians; about people who influenced him, and those who helped him launch...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

District 9, BPL Presentation
In 1982, aliens landed in Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. Now, one...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

James Baldwin
Contemporary fiction is full of stories of characters living outside their native country. In this series, we'll read and discuss samples of "expatriate literature," looking at how the portrayal of expatriate life becomes an...

Friday, April 3, 2015

Despicable Me – Vying for the title of “World’s Greatest Villain,” Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) – along with his hilarious crew of mischievous Minions – plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal...
Fri, Apr 3
3:30 pm
ProjectART
Calling All Artists! Highly competitive full scholarship Visual Arts intensive for youth. All selected students will be part of an exhibition at a contemporary art gallery in NYC. Spring sessions conclude in student work being shown professionally...
Fri, Apr 3
4:00 pm

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Vasily Polenov was one of the most important Russian painters of the Peredvizhniki art movement in the late 19th century, he is remembered primarily for his sublime landscapes. However, the deeply religious Polenov considered his series of paintings...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Photographer Randy Duchaine turns his lens on Brooklynites whose commitments to creativity and innovation embody Brooklyn’s expressive spirit. Duchaine discusses the power of storytelling and design with Elliot Schwartz from Studio EIS; Steve...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

John Lewis by Eric Etheridge
Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped...

Friday, April 10, 2015

ProjectART
Calling All Artists! Highly competitive full scholarship Visual Arts intensive for youth. All selected students will be part of an exhibition at a contemporary art gallery in NYC. Spring sessions conclude in student work being shown professionally...
Fri, Apr 10
4:00 pm

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Pop Ups
Join Brooklyn-based kindie band The Pop Ups for their second GRAMMY nominated album, Appetite For Construction. Prepare for an educational romp filled with DIY creativity - featuring Hilarious Puppets, Crazy Dance Routines, Huge Collages, Silly...
Sat, Apr 11
1:00 pm
Nance
Nathan Lane gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a comedian of the 1930s who plays a gay man for laughs—at least on stage. With a touching love story at its core, Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play is also a...

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Silent Film Series, Spite Marriage
In his last silent film comedy, Buster Keaton plays Elmer Edgemont, who loves and marries actress Trilby Drew.  Unfortunately for Elmer, Trilby marries him to spite the man that she really loves, but, fortunately for us (and Elmer),...
Ustad Shafaat Khan
Khan performs Indian Classical music, featuring the Sitar, Surbuhar and Tabla. Mr. Khan’s musical heritage can be traced back to the 16th century to the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.  He is the son of the legendary Sitar and Surbahar...