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Acknowledgments

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, including:

David Geffen Foundation; Fund for the Humanities; Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity; The Hearst Foundation, Inc.; The Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs; The Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund; Los Blancos; Mapleton Endowment; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; James J. O’Toole; the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz; Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund; The Shen Family Foundation; and numerous individuals.

 

  • The Kennel Murder Case
    Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: The Kennel Murder Case
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Debonair detective Philo Vance (William Powell) sniffs out intrigue at the The Long Island Kennel Club. With the aid of a Doberman, Vance solves the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue. (Dir: Michael Curtis; 73 min) Hosted and curated by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • Lou Gallo and the Very Hungry Band
    Events for Youth & Families: Lou Gallo and The Very Hungry Band
    Saturday, October 4, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Lou Gallo is one of those rare children's performers who is as beloved by children as he is by adults. His most recent CD, Walk the Dog, has garnered praise from such children's music luminaries as Laurie Berkner. Eschewing the sugar-coated performance styles so often directed at young people, Lou brings to every performance a down-to-earth sense of play and freshness that is instantly captivating for all ages. With 17 years of experience in New York City's children's music scene, his performances are always polished yet playful.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Charlie Chaplin
    Silent Film Series: Charlie Chaplin Shorts (1916-1918)
    Sunday, October 5, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chaplin's tramp character on film in 1914. Today's short comedies recreate the mean streets of Chaplin's London youth and focus on the Tramp in his natural habitat, as impoverished and homeless, as Chaplin deepens his ability to express tragedy as comedy, as the Tramp becomes a universal symbol of the dispossessed: Police (1916; 26 Minutes), and Easy Street (1917; 24 minutes), with live piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura; and A Dog’s Life (1918; 35 minutes), with music composed by Chaplin on the soundtrack. Films directed by Chaplin. Hosted and curated by Ken Gordon. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    The Silent Film Series is sponsored by Los Blancos.

  • Clsrosa Quartet
    Classical Interludes: Clarosa Quartet
    Sunday, October 5, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    The recently formed Clarosa Quartet consists of violinist Juliette Kang, violist Che-Hung Chen, cellist Thomas Kraines (of the Daedalus Quartet), plus pianist Natalie Zhu, who has a cult following, having worked with Astral Artists and violinist Hilary Hahn. They’ll be playing the Schumann Piano Quartet and Schubert’s ever popular “Trout” Quintet. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    Please RSVP at clarosa.brownpapertickets.com/

    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 Open Mic series
    Brooklyn Open
    Monday, October 6, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    The Brooklyn Open is a monthly open mic series for teens. It is a safe space for poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. These events are run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

    Presented in partnership with Urban Word NYC.

  • Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bilingual Birdies
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    The Bilingual Birdies Band celebrates language and culture in a fun-filled live music, dance and puppetry! Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs. Expect a high energy performance of guitar, trumpet, and percussion that will encourage everyone to be a part of the show! Families will joyfully bond as we conclude with our bubble dance party extravaganza! Join us for a magical journey everyone can enjoy together.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Charlie Chan at the Opera
    Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: Charlie Chan at the Opera
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    For seven years, opera star Gravelle (Boris Karloff) has been locked in an insane asylum, his identity a mystery - even to himself. But when his memory unexpectedly returns, he escapes to avenge himself against his philandering wife and her lover. Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) investigates the murders at the opera. (Dir: H. Bruce Humberstone; 101 min) Curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • Dialogues in the Visual Arts
    Dialogues in the Visual Arts Series II: Superfund Storytellers - Susan Newmark Fleminger, Program Curator
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Art writer Benjamin Sutton moderates a panel of artists who will preview the Gowanus Open Studios 2014, an annual arts event taking place on October 17 – 19 in Gowanus. Panelists include Rachel Bernstein, Brian Adam Douglas, and Meena Hasan.

  • Bridgett Davis
    Brothers and Sisters: Bridgett Davis, Akhil Sharma and Tiphanie Yanique
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Three novelists discuss their latest works, all of which focus on family and the search for a true home. Davis’s novel, Into the Go-Slow, follows Angie, a young woman from Detroit who travels to Lagos, Nigeria to unravel the mystery of her sister's death. In Sharma’s book Family Life, Ajay and his older brother move from Delhi to Queens, where a tragic accident leaves one brother with brain damage. Yanique’s epic multigenerational tale, Land of Love and Drowning, is set in the U.S. Virgin Islands and traces the history of its inhabitants during the course of the 20th century. The story follows two sisters whose genteel prospects are shattered after the sudden death of their father, a descendent of West African slaves and owner of a cargo ship. “Presented in partnership with the Eta Nu Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc” Books will be sold at this event.

    RSVP at siblingssharmayaniquedavis.brownpapertickets.com/

     

     

  • Rick Riordan
    Livestream with Rick Riordan
    Friday, October 10, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Rick Riordan is the bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. Join us for a live-streamed reading by the author, who will be speaking from New York Public Library’s Celeste Bartos Forum. Arrive by 3 pm to participate in arts and craft activities inspired by the Heroes of Olympus.

  • Monster Who Ate My Peas
    Events for Youth & Families: The Monster Who Ate My Peas
    Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower's newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn't want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it's the boys’ soccer ball, then, his bike. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power. Presented by ArtsPower.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Jeffery Renard Allen
    Gotham: New York City's Best Writers: Jeffery Renard Allen
    Saturday, October 11, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Jeffery Renard Allen discusses his novel Song of the Shank, which is based on the real life of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century slave and improbable musical genius who performed under the name Blind Tom. Curated and hosted by Rob Spillman.

    Please RSVP here.

    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.

  • Films from the VII Russian Documentary Film Festival
    Russian Film Series: Films from the VII Russian Documentary Film Festival
    Sunday, October 12, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    From Russia with Math focuses on the Russian School of Mathematics, a school for gifted children founded by émigré teachers from Russia. Goodbye America! or the Last Movie by Alexander Dovzhenko, recounts the disastrous production of Dovzhenko’s final film, which was never completed. Both films are in Russian with English subtitles.

  • Lysander Piano Trio
    Classical Interludes: Lysander Piano Trio
    Sunday, October 12, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Lysander Piano Trio: Itamar Zorman, violin, Michael Katz, cello, Liza Stepanova, piano, won the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and is praised for its passionate and imaginative ideas. They perform “Autumn” and “Spring” from Astor Piazolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Dvořák’s Trio op. 90. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    Please RSVP at http://lysander.brownpapertickets.com/

    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.

  • The Mother Court, Zirin, America's Greatest Trials
    The Mother Court: Tales of Cases that Mattered in America's Greatest Trial Court
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, known to lawyers as the “Mother Court,” is the oldest and most influential federal court in the country. James Zirin, a litigator who has tried many cases before some of its iconic judges, and Anthony Crowell, Dean and President of the New York Law School, discusses evolution of the US justice system and some of the most famous cases that went down in the Mother Court, including the trials of Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs, the government obscenity suits against James Joyce's Ulysses and the film Deep Throat and the U.S. government's decision to try the 9/11 terrorists before a military commission, even though it originally indicted Osama bin Laden in the Southern District of New York.

    Zirin is the host and producer of the critically acclaimed television talk show, “Conversations in the Digital Age,” which can be seen weekly throughout the New York metropolitan area. He is a leading litigator, having served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the Criminal Division under the legendary Robert M. Morgenthau.

    Anthony W. Crowell is the current Dean and President of New York Law School. He started in May 2012 after serving for more than 10 years as Counselor to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He is also a Trustee of Brooklyn Public Library. Books will be sold at this event.

    Please RSVP at http://mothercourt.brownpapertickets.com/

  • Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: The Maltese Falcon
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade tangles with three unscrupulous adventurers, all of whom are competing to obtain a jewel-encrusted falcon statuette. The film was John Huston's directorial debut and was nominated for three Academy Awards. (Dir: John Huston; 101 min). Curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • dweck-lec'-tic: Somi
    Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    East African vocalist and songwriter Somi's latest album "The Lagos Music Salon" (Sony/Okeh) is inspired by her recent 18-month creative sabbatical in Lagos, Nigeria.  Now back in New York City, Somi dynamically weaves story-based lyrics with global jazz and soul to reflect on her West African sojourn.  The result is a socially-conscious and deeply poetic body of work that The New York Times hails as "both serious and seductive."   Often referred to as a modern-day Miriam Makeba and widely acknowledged as both artist and scholar, Somi is a TED Fellow, an inaugural Association of Performing Arts Presenters Fellow, a 2013 Park Avenue Armory Artist-in-Residence, and the founder of New Africa Live.

    Please RSVP at http://somi.brownpapertickets.com/

     

    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.

  • Folklore Mexican Dance
    Events for Youth & Families: Folklore Mexican Dance
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Join youth members of the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will perform selections from different regions of Mexico-Jalisco, set to the world famous music of the Mariachi.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Mothers of Bedford, Families
    Life Behind Bars: Families
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Eighty percent of women in U.S. prisons today are mothers of school-age children. Mothers of Bedford explores the effects of a long-term prison sentence on the mother-child relationship through the stories of five incarcerated women. Filmmaker Jenifer McShane spent four years visiting Bedford Hills and following the women and their families. Followed by a panel discussion about how families, specifically children are affected by the absence of a loved one due to incarceration. (Dir: Jenifer McShane, 96 min, 2011)

    The guest panel will include: Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Jenifer McShane (Director, Mothers of Bedford); Mona Graves (cast member, Mothers of Bedford) and Frank Corigliano, PhD (Supportive Televisiting Services, New York Society for Ethical Culture).

  • Art & Play with Hervé Tullet
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00 am
    Central Library

    Grab a paintbrush and let your creativity flow! Author and artist Hervé Tullet invites kids and families to explore color and shape as they collaborate to create a giant mural. It’s all in the spirit of his eagerly anticipated new book, Mix It Up.

    Tullet’s books will be for sale, and he will happily sign purchased books after the program (limit one signed book per child, please).

    Recommended for ages 3 and up. Online registration requiredClick here for free registration. (Related exhibition by Hervé Tullet on display at Central Library until February 1.)

    Mix It Up, a Handprint Book, is published by Chronicle Books. They are the generous sponsors of Hervé Tullet’s exhibition and family painting workshop event.  

  • 15 to life, juveniles in prison
    Life Behind Bars: Juveniles in Prison
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story: Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well?  This documentary follows Kenneth Young’s struggle for redemption,revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for adult inmates. (Dir: Nadine Pequeneza, 15 min, 2011)

    This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.

    The guest panel will include:

    • Tim Lisante - Superintendent Alternative Schools & Programs NYC Department of Education District 79
    • Dr Kirk A. James - Senior Director David Rothenberg Center For Public Policy The Fortune Society
    • Marlon Peterson - Director of Community Relations The Fortune Society

     

  • Urban Tango Trio, Classical Interludes
    Classical Interludes: Urban Tango Trio
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    A trio of virtuoso musicians featuring Machiko Ozawa, former concertmaster of Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de Las Artes, on violin and acclaimed composer/arranger Pedro Giraudo on bass, and pianist TBA, capture the passion and excitement of Argentine tango in a repertoire ranging from traditional favorites, to contemporary interpretations. Featuring guest artist on piano. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    Please RSVP at http://urbantangotrio.brownpapertickets.com/

    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: Maira Kalman and Ira Glass
    Brooklyn by the Book: Maira Kalman and Ira Glass
    Monday, October 20, 2014 7:30 pm
    Congregation Beth Elohim

    Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, and Ira Glass, host and producer of the radio and television show, This American Life, discuss My Favorite Things, Kalman’s poignant meditation on the significance of objects in our lives, drawn from her personal artifacts, recollections, and selections from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. This event takes place at Congregation Beth Elohim. It is ticketed, free event with a suggested donation of $7 for library cardholders. For more information, visit Brooklynbythebook.com, or click here to get tickets. Books will be sold at this event.

  • Stomp, Clap and Sing with Heidi Siegell
    Stomp, Clap & Sing with Heidi Siegell
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Heidi takes you on a musical journey through a magical world filled with bright and beautiful word pictures of the ocean, wind, stars and seasons. Heidi shares songs from her award-winning album In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages, as well as some well-known childhood favorites.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Life Behind Bars: Re-entry
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    The Long Shadow of Incarceration’s Stigma looks into the lives of formerly incarcerated people who are trying to rebuild their lives after prison. From discrimination in employment, education and housing to the loss of voting rights, the stigma of conviction hampers their efforts to move forward. Followed by a panel discussion with professionals in the field of re-entry. (Dir: Kimberly Soenen, 11 min, 2012)

    The guest panel will include: Glenn Martin (Policy expert, former VP at Fortune Society and founder of Just Leadership USA); Ronald Day (Director of Workforce Development, The Osborne Association); Paul Washington (Director of Community Outreach and Re-Entry, Medgar Evers College) and Sheila Rule (Executive Director, Think Outside the Cell Foundation, Moderator).

  • Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: The Big Sleep
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Howard Hawks directed the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge. When a dying millionaire hires Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than mere extortion. Novelist William Faulkner co-wrote the screenplay. (Dir: Howard Hawkes, 114 min, 1946) Curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • Brooklyn by the Book: Marilynne Robinson
    Brooklyn by the Book: Marilynne Robinson
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:30 pm
    Congregation Beth Elohim

    Robinson discusses her new novel Lila, which revisits the beloved characters and setting of Robinson’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novels, Gilead and Home. This event takes place at Congregation Beth Elohim. Tickets are $35 and include a copy of Lila ($32 for CBE members and Brooklyn Public Library card holders). Guests can add up to 2 extra tickets for $10 each ($7 for CBE members/BPL card holders).  For more information, visit Brooklynbythebook.com, or click here to get tickets.

  • Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Cocktails and Stories from the World’s Hippest Borough
    Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 bringing back old techniques and recipes, and creating new ones that focus on small-batch distilling and fresh, local ingredients. Join author and Brooklyn-based drinker Peter Thomas Fornatale for an inspiring mix of recipes, profiles of local distilleries and the history of distilling in Brooklyn.

    Please RSVP at http://brooklynspirits.brownpapertickets.com/

  • We Run the Ship
    Events for Youth & Families: We Run the Ship
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 pair of star-crossed sneakers, a wandering troubadour, and an invisible dog, this is a show for all ages and imaginations to choose where they want to go next.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Russian Literary Series: Veronica Dolina
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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.

    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.

  • Life Behind Bars: Aging in Prisons
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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, 2011)

    The guest panel will include: Soffiyah Elijah (Executive Director of Correctional Association of NY); Dr. Tina Maschi (Founder and Executive Director of Be the Evidence International Fordham University) and Lisa R. Cohen (Director, Serving Life)

  • Rolf Schulte
    Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and James Goldsworthy
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 at age 14. He has since performed with the Berlin and Munich philharmonics, Frankfurt Museums-Orchester, Stuttgart State Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Venice, among others. In America he has performed with the Seattle, Vermont and New Hampshire symphonies and has appeared with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Mr. Goldsworthy has appeared in concert with violinist Lilo Kantorowicz-Glick and violist Jacob Glick and accompanied singers in recital, including Judith Bettina, Benjamin Luxon and Véronique Dubois. He has also performed as soloist throughout Europe, Japan, Israel, Canada and the United States. He has premiered works by Milton Babbitt, Chester Biscardi, Cheng Yong Wang and a host of other composers. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    Please RSVP here.

    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.

  • Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: Murder, My Sweet
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Detective Phillip Marlowe returns, this time portrayed by one-time movie crooner Dick Powell who literally turned his career around in this 1944 film noir. Hired by hulking, psychotic Moose Malloy to locate Moose's old girl friend, Marlowe is pitched headlong into a morass of intrigue and deception. (Dir: Edward Dmytryk; 95 min) Curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • Brooklyn by the Book: Bryan Stevenson
    Brooklyn by the Book: Bryan Stevenson and Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Stevenson discusses his years as a young lawyer, the lives of those he has defended and his argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice. This is a ticketed, free event. For more information, visit Brooklynbythebook.com, or click here to RSVP. Books will be sold at this event.

  • Suzi Shelton, A Musical Road Trip of Fun
    Events for Youth & Families: A Musical Road Trip of Fun
    Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 Boy." She has recently released her third solo album "Smile In My Heart," to critical acclaim which is proving to be a FEEL-GOOD FOR EVERYBODY collection of 12 new songs, including her new hits "Go, Fire Truck, Go," and "Cinnamon Bear." Join Suzi and her band as they journey through a musical road trip of songs that will take you from the breezy tropical islands to the majestic Yellowstone National Park, and all the way back to the heart of Brooklyn.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Kendall Williams
    Pan in Motion: Kendall Williams in Concert
    Saturday, November 1, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 one of the newest acoustical instruments to be incorporated into Caribbean, contemporary classical, and expressive jazz movements.

  • Silent Film Series: I was Born, But...
    Silent Film Series: I was Born, But...
    Sunday, November 2, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 social satire added, as the brothers strive to understand power in their child's world and, unexpectedly, get a glimpse of power in the adult world. (Dir: Yasujiro Ozu, 90 min, 1932). With live piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura. Hosted and curated by Ken Gordon. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    The Silent Film Series is sponsored by Los Blancos.

  • Classical Interludes: Robert Een
    Sunday, November 2, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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/cello techniques and has recorded twelve albums of original music; scored films for directors Eric Stoltz, Noah Baumbach, and Tony Goldwyn, as well as theater/dance scores: Dan Hurlin, Liz Lerman, Stephan Koplowitz, David Dorfman, Yin Mei, Brian Selznick, Yoshiko Chuma, Pearson/Widrig, Heidi Duckler and Ron K. Brown, and Lionel Popkin. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    Please RSVP here.

    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 Open, Open Mic
    Brooklyn Open
    Monday, November 3, 2014 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    The Brooklyn Open is a monthly open mic series for teens. It is a safe space for poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. These events are run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

    Presented in partnership with Urban Word NYC.

  • Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bari Koral
    Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bari Koral
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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’s hit album Rock and Roll Garden won the NAPPA Gold Award and Silver Parents’ Choice award as best album for tots. Her current album Anna and the Cupcakes features 10 wonderful new songs for children and families. Anna and the Cupcakes was recently named one of the coolest albums for kids by People Magazine. Children may pop like popcorn, surf the waves, run like the gingerbread man & may even learn to jam with the band.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: Touch of Evil
    Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: Touch of Evil
    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 investigate a bomb explosion. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan (Welles), a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a “perfect” arrest record. (Dir: Orson Welles, 95 min, 1958) Curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • dweck-lec'-tic: Lazarus Rose
    dweck-lec’-tic: The Lazarus Project with Vlada Tomova and Chris Rael
    Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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, an extraordinary collection of world percussion from Africa, India and the Middle East, as well as violin, 12-string guitar, bass, and the option of adding viola and bassoon. With this unorthodox instrumentation, they offer audiences a unique, exuberant perspective on these traditional music forms.

    Please RSVP here.

    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.

  • Brooklyn by the Book: Karen Armstrong
    Brooklyn by the Book: Karen Armstrong
    Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:30 pm
    Congregation Beth Elohim

    Armstrong, the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world's great religions. She lays the Christian and the Islamic way of war side by side, along with those of Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Judaism. This event takes place at Congregation Beth Elohim. It is ticketed, free event with a suggested donation of $7 for library cardholders. For more information, visit Brooklynbythebook.com. Books will be sold at this event.

  • Events for Youth & Families: Pinkalicious
    Events for Youth & Families: Pinkalicious
    Saturday, November 8, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast! But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Parallel Exit
    Parallel Exit
    Saturday, November 8, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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.

  • Russian Literary Series: Transatlantic Matrix with Tatyana Tolstaya and Alexande
    Russian Literary Series: Transatlantic Matrix with Tatyana Tolstaya and Alexander Genis
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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.

    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.

  • Benjamin Hochman
    Classical Interludes: Benjamin Hochman and Randall Scarlata
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 widely performed. The work is considered one of Schubert's most important cycles, and one of the pinnacles of Lied, and it is widely performed and recorded. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    Please RSVP here.

    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.

  • The Pink Panther
    Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: The Pink Panther
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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, Sellers’s bumbling sleuth moved to center stage in a series of farcical sequels. (Dir: Blake Edwards; 115 min) Curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • Gotham: New York City's Best Writers: Leslie Jamison and Charles DAmbrosio
    Gotham: New York City's Best Writers: Leslie Jamison and Charles D’Ambrosio
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 others: How can we feel another’s pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? D’Ambrosio is the author of The Dead Fish Museum, The Point and Orphans, a collection of essays. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Curated and hosted by Rob Spillman. Books will be sold at this event.

    Please RSVP at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/881094 

    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.

  • Author Talk: Lauren Oliver
    Author talk: Lauren OliverCancelled
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 died, leaving behind his country house. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Oliver’s previous Young Adult novels include Panic, Before I Fall and Delirium. Books will be sold at this event.

  • Classical interludes: Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series: Ensemble ACJWCancelled
    Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 prepare the world's finest young professional musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community outreach, advocacy, and leadership. The Ensemble will perform Bohuslav Martinu’s “La revue de cuisine” and Ern? Dohnanyi’s Sextet in C Major, Op. 37. Children under 6 will not be admitted.

    Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts is a program of the Weill Music Institute.

  • Stomp, Clap & Sing with Miss Nina
    Stomp, Clap & Sing with Miss Nina
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 through music.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

  • Brooklyn by the Book: Stoner: Ruth Rendell
    Brooklyn by the Book: Stoner: Ruth Rendell Talks about the Best Book You’ve Never Read
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Rendell discusses Stoner, John Williams’s remarkable 1965 novel about an obscure academic named William Stoner who endures a series of personal and professional agonies. Stoner emerges from this quiet novel not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero. Recently reprinted, the novel has become a best-seller in Europe.

    Ruth Rendell has won three Edgar Awards, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writers’ Association. Her remarkable career has spanned more than fifty years, with more than sixty books published. Books will be sold at this event.

    Please RSVP here.

  • Detectives: Good, Bad and Ugly: The French Connection
    Detectives: Good, Bad, and Ugly: The French Connection
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 pursues it with a single-minded ferocity. (Dir: William Friedkin; 104 min). Curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.; and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

  • Russian Film Series: Territory
    Russian Film Series: The Territory
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    This documentary 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 ideology; and all are influenced by their past experience of being a minority in the Soviet Union. The film is an exploration of questions of identity, religion and conflict. In Russian, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles (Dir: Dmitriy Khavin, 42 min, 2013)

    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.

  • Events for Youth & Families: Magic of Amore
    Events for Youth & Families: Magic of Amore: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    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 the show begins until the grand finale children and adults will be mesmerized and mystified.

    This program is made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.