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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Architecture writer Sam Lubell takes us through more than 200 years of “what if’s” in “Never Built New York”. This fascinating book showcases the designs, and plans that for many reasons never came to fruition. These...
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"The Idea of Utopia" is a free ten-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein. Humanity is facing unprecedented crises. Whether it be the prospect of climate catastrophe, massive unemployment...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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"The Idea of Utopia" is a free ten-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein. Humanity is facing unprecedented crises. Whether it be the prospect of climate catastrophe, massive unemployment...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Join us while we explore the rich history of the country’s oldest performing arts institution, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Founded in 1861, BAM has hosted over 150 years of diverse programming in dance, opera, music, film, and theatre...
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Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Belladonna*, BPL Program
Readings from Susan Briante, Caroline Crumpacker, Vi Khi Nao & Sarah Riggs. Belladonna* is an avant-garde collective with the mission to promote the work of feminist writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form,...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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"The Idea of Utopia" is a free ten-week class offered as part of BPL's Library School series taught by Norman Finkelstein. Humanity is facing unprecedented crises. Whether it be the prospect of climate catastrophe, massive unemployment...

Monday, May 15, 2017

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Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Hanging Loose Press, BPL Program
Readings from Justin Jamail, Thomas Devaney & Jiwon Choi The first issue of Hanging Loose magazine was published in 1966. The name was inspired by the format -- mimeographed loose pages in a cover envelope -- and that, in turn, was inspired by a...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Philosophy in the Library: Black Lives Matter, BPL Program
People tend to think of social justice as a matter of rights and economic equality. James Baldwin, however, believed democratic love was the most necessary and overlooked aspect of social justice. Chris Lebron (Yale University) explores why Baldwin...

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Birds, LLC, BPL Program
Birds, LLC is an independent poetry press based out of Austin, Minneapolis, New York, and Raleigh. Specializing in close author relationships, Birds, LLC believes that great books are a collaboration of editors and authors. Birds, LLC supports...

Monday, June 5, 2017

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Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Ugly Duckling Presse, BPL Program
Readings from Constance DeJong, Mónica de la Torre & Karen Emmerich (translator of Eleni Vakalo) Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Meet some of Green-Wood Cemetery’s most famous residents and examine their final resting places. The morning session will take place at Green-Wood Cemetery. A historic trolley will shuttle participants to the Brooklyn Collection, where...