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Civil Rights in Black and White

The 1960s saw the African Americans and White Americans join in a common effort to fight injustice and end Jim Crow laws, from an interracial couple’s fight to legalize their marriage, to the mixed racial groups of Freedom Riders , to the coalition formed by the Black Panthers and the Young Patriots in in the wake of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. These documentaries capture seminal moments in 1960s history. 

African Americans in 60s Hollywood

As African Americans were gaining in the struggle for Civil Rights, Hollywood remained timid in depicting complex African American characters. This series maps an arc of 60s movies that gradually acknowledged the shifting views of race in America, from the struggles for an unsegregated American Dream (A Raisin in the Sun) to the revolutionary movement toward Black Power (Uptight). The films also chart the rise of actors such as Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln and Cicely Tyson.

Detectives: Good, Bad and Ugly

Good cops, bad cops and shady detectives: this film series follows iconic gumshoes like Philip Marlowe and Jake Gittes as they scour underbelly of the city to solve crimes and save dames, even if their pursuit of justice means crossing a line between legal and illegal.

Silent Film Series

The Silent Film Sunday matinee series features shorts and feature-length films from the silent era of cinema (late-nineteenth to early twentieth century). Curated and hosted by film historian Ken Gordon, the films feature live piano accompaniment. Children under 6 are not admitted. It is funded in part by Los Blancos.

Russian Film Series

The Russian Film Series offers monthly screenings of feature, animation and documentary films in Russian, occasionally featuring English subtitles.

Russian Literary Series

The monthly Russian Literary Series presents popular writers, poets and journalists from Russia, Israel and the United States. All events are in Russian.

This series is made possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Great Books Discussion Series

The Great Books Discussion Series offers guided discussions of Classic and Contemporary literature, and is led by noted novelists and literary critics. BPL offers four to five series per year and each series lasts for three to five sessions. 

This series is made possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

dweck-lec’-tic

The dweck-lec’-tic concert series provides 75- to 90-minute concerts on select Thursday evenings at 7 pm. Programs include jazz, funk, global pop and experimental new music. 

This series is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Classical Interludes

BPL’s popular Classical Interludes concert series provides 75- to 90-minute concerts by small ensembles every Sunday at 4 pm. Programs include early music, classical and contemporary, and non-Western traditional. Children under six are not admitted.

Classical Interludes is made possible in part by a generous gift from James J. O’Toole and is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Brooklyn by the Book

Brooklyn by the Book is a collaboration between Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn’s oldest operating bookstore, Community Bookstore and Park Slope synagogue Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE). The series presents free or low-cost literary events to Brooklyn’s ever-growing community of readers. Events are held in one of three incredible spaces: CBE’s historic 1,200 seat sanctuary, its more-intimate chapel, or at BPL’s Dweck Center. For more information on the series, visit  www.brooklynbythebook.com.

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