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Monday, February 27, 2017

Featured Event
Joel Whitney, author of Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers, talks with documentary filmmaker Immy Humes, Alison Kinney, and Megan O'Rourke about the notable publishers and authors whose reputations were tarnished once...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Doc is an unorthodox portrait of literary and counter-culture figure Harold “Doc” Humes, founder of The Paris Review and author of two novels, who struggled with mental illness.  George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiessen,...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Russian aggression against Ukraine put its northern neighbors on high alert. Will Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia become the next targets of Russian political and military aggression? Is NATO membership a guarantee of safety and security? Do local...
With 4 3 2 1, Paul Auster has written a massive, heartbreaking novel of birthright and possibility, of love and life itself. Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald...
Thu, Mar 2
7:30 pm

Monday, March 6, 2017

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with artcritical.com. March's Review Panel features Stephanie Buhmann, Eva Díaz, and Peter Plagens with moderator...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. Modernity, secularism, development, and progress have long been viewed by the powerful few as benign ideals for the many. Today, however, botched...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kills on Wheels Dir. Attila Till 102 min, Hungary, Narrative In this wildly original dark comedy, two teenaged boys living in a facility for children with disabilities are looking for a way out. When they befriend a gruff...

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sergei Loiko is a war correspondent and photographer who covered Afghanistan and Iraq for LA Times. His novel "Airport" is based on a true story of the heroic and dramatic 242-day defense of Donetsk airport by Ukrainian troops heavily...
Sat, Mar 11
4:00 pm

Sunday, March 12, 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, Mar 12
9:30 am
Welcome to the sixth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds.  This screening is...
Sun, Mar 12
2:00 pm
Featured Event
A birthday tribute to Philip Glass, the Quartet will perform new works as well as Glass’s Saxophone Quartet Concerto. RSVP here. Children under six will not be permitted entry. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Featured Event
When Camille Paglia first burst onto the scene with her best-selling Sexual Personae, she established herself as a smart, fearless, and often dissenting voice among feminists. In her latest work, the brilliant essay collection Free Women, Free Men:...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jeffrey Stern, BPL Program
Journalist Jeffrey Stern discusses The Last Thousand: One School's Promise in a Nation at War.  During America's final year of military occupation in Afghanistan, the vulnerable minority Hazara population face a threat to their co-...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Elvira Basevich (CUNY Graduate Center) discusses W.E.B. Du Bois and what it means to say that race is socially constructed. RSVP here. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s cultural programs right in your Inbox, and never...

Friday, March 24, 2017

This 3 part course will focus on the crucial interplay of art, justice, and the contestation for citizenship in a radicalized America, from Civil War to the Black Lives Matter Movement, from WWI to the Muslim Ban.    Inspired by...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

String quartets by Beethoven, Ligeti, and Dvorak. RSVP here. Children under six will not be permitted entry. 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...

Friday, April 7, 2017

This 3 part course will focus on the crucial interplay of art, justice, and the contestation for citizenship in a radicalized America, from Civil War to the Black Lives Matter Movement, from WWI to the Muslim Ban.    Inspired by...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Center for Black Literature, in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn Public Library, will celebrate the life and works of June Jordan (1936–...

Friday, April 21, 2017

This 3 part course will focus on the crucial interplay of art, justice, and the contestation for citizenship in a radicalized America, from Civil War to the Black Lives Matter Movement, from WWI to the Muslim Ban.    Inspired by...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Christia Mercer (Columbia University), talking about her work on women in the history of philosophy and how their work can reshape how we practice philosophy today. RSVP here. Sign up here to find out about Brooklyn Public Library’s cultural...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chris Lebron (Yale University) discusses the philosophy of the Black Lives Matter movement. RSVP here. 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!