April 2010 Programs at Brooklyn Public Library

March 8, 2010


Press Contact:
Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211
m.granville@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2010 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) March 2, 2010 –It’s April! Why not put some “spring” in your step? From classes to performances, we have programs that the entire family will enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead. Also, please note that all exhibitions can be found on the last page.


FOR ADULTS
Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Apr 1, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Thursday, Apr 1, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 781.455.3898
Monday, Apr 5, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Apr 6, 11 AM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032
Tuesday, Apr 6, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Wednesday, Apr 7, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street, 718.573.5224
Wednesday, Apr 7, 1:15 PM
Registration required
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Tuesday, Apr 13, 11:30 AM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Tuesday, Apr 13, 20 & 27, 1 PM
Central Library, room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Tuesday, Apr 13, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Thursday, Apr 15, 1:30 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Thursdays, Apr 1 & 25, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2:15 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032
Monday, Apr 26, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition
Win $15,000 to start your own business! All contestants must attend classes and write a business plan to win. To enter, you must come to one of the orientation sessions. Registration required. Visit www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business or call 718.623.7000, select option 4 to register. Specify which session you will attend.
Thursday, Apr 1, 6 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037
Wednesday, Apr 14, 6 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Friday, Apr 16, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000
Tuesday, Apr 20, 6 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesday, Apr 21, 6 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Tuesday, Apr 27, 6 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street, 718.573.5224

Romance Book Group
Join us for romance book talks and writing workshops.
Tuesday, Apr 6, 6 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

U.S. Citizenship Test Tutorial
Get help preparing for this test.
Tuesday, Apr 6, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Apr 7, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, Apr 7 & 14, 6:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 781.455.3898
Thursday, Apr 15, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Apr 9 & 23, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Apr 13, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Wednesday, Apr 21, 1:15 PM
Registration required
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Thursday, Apr 29, 1:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Apr 14, 1:15 PM
Registration required
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Art Exhibitions & Opening Receptions
Opening reception for 10 Years Together: Joy of Creativity.
Saturday, Apr 17, 2 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

One City Many Poems
Tuesday, Apr 20, 4 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

U.S. Citizenship Test Tutorial
Get help preparing for this test.
Tuesday, Apr 20, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Wednesday, Apr 21, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street, 718.573.5224
Monday, Apr 26, 5:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Earth Day Arts & Crafts
Celebrate Earth Day by making a 102tin can fresh herbs pot.102
Thursday, Apr 22, 2 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Russian Literary Club
Meet Russian short story authors and the editor Igor Mikhalevich Kaplan.
Saturday, Apr 24, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Apr 28, 6:30 PM
Central Library Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Holocaust Remembrance Poetry Reading
Hear a reading by poets Janet Kirchheimer and Liana Alaverdova in remembrance of the Holocaust. In Russian and English.
Thursday, Apr 29, 6 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

African-Atlantic Genealogical Society Workshops
Trace your family tree with help from the newly chartered African Atlantic Genealogical Society (AAGS).
Friday, Apr 30, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Mondays, 1 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Tuesdays, 6 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Qigong Exercise
Tuesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Russian Conversation Group
Improve your Russian.
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Portuguese Conversation Group
Improve your Portuguese.
Tuesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesdays, 10 AM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Computer Basis for Older Adults
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

French Conversation Group
Improve your French.
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish.
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Thursdays, 3 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191

Chess
Thursdays, 4 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 781.455.3898
Fridays, 4 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street, 718.573.5224

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill. Materials are provided.
Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Chinese (Mandarin) Conversation Group
Improve your Chinese.
Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Italian Conversation Group
Improve your Italian.
Fridays, 4 PM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Japanese Conversation Group
Improve your Japanese.
Saturdays, 11 AM
Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Poetry Group
Read and discuss your original poems.
Saturdays, 2 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037

Films

Russian Film Series: Documentaries by Boris Dvorkin
Epitaph is based on the music and life of Dmitri Shostakovish. Nyama is a portrait of Russian composer Nikolai Myaskovsky. Both films are in Russian with English subtitles.
Tuesday, Apr 6, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Silent Film Series: Cameras & Cats
Buster Keaton stars in The Cameraman, a slapstick romance about a man on a quest to become a newsreel cameraman. Flim Flam Films, a Felix the Cat cartoon short, will also be shown. Curated by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.
Sunday, Apr 11, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Music, Dance & More

Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival: Papo Vazquez Pirates Troubadours
Trombonist and composer Vazquez and his Pirates Troubadours perform a special blend of jazz and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
Thursday, Apr 1, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Beat Kaestli
This Swiss-born crooner—a regular at Birdland, the Blue Note and the Bitter End—inspires with silky renditions of American standards.
Thursday, Apr 8, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Forte String Quartet
This quartet performs Mozart, Shostakovich, Beethoven and Roumi Petrova.
Sunday, Apr 11, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

War & the City: All Through the Night
In this Nazi spy caper, Humphrey Bogart stars as a patriotic gangster who confronts a German spy ring with plans to blow up a Britain-bound tanker in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Tuesday, Apr 13, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Cosmopolis: Immigrant Writers in NYC: Sana Krasikov
Krasikov reads from her story collection One More Year, which follows Russian and Georgian immigrants who settled on the East Coast. WNYC's Leonard Lopate hosts.
Saturday, Apr 17, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Moët Trio
This trio—Yuri Namkung, Yves Dharamraj and Michael Mizrahi—is in the Professional Piano Training Program at the New England Conservatory of Music, where they study with Donald and Vivian Weilerstein.
Sunday, Apr 18, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

War & the City: The House on 92nd Street
A German American college student becomes a double agent for the FBI after he is approached by a Nazi spy ring.
Tuesday, Apr 20, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

MoMA: Picasso, Matisse & Africa
Museum of Modern Art lecturer Larissa Bailiff discusses the influence of African art on Picasso’s work and the influence of North African Islamic art on Matisse’s work, as well as the relationship between these two artists.
Saturday, Apr 24, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Benjamin Hochman & Alex Fiterstein
Israeli musicians Hochman (piano) and Fiterstein (clarinet) present Brahms’s Sonata in F Minor, op. 120, no. 1 and Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 120, no. 2; and Schumann's Nachtstuckem op. 23 and Fantasiestucke op. 73.
Sunday, Apr 25, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

War & the City: Mr. Lucky
Laraine Day plays a socialite, modeled after Bundles for Britain founder Natalie Wales Latham, who is wooed by gambler Cary Grant in this romantic wartime film.
Tuesday, Apr 27, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Readings & Discussions

Russian Literary Series: Yuri Rost
Rost is a photographer, writer, journalist, poet and traveler whose latest project, Group Portrait on the Backdrop of the Century, was named the 2008 Book of the Year in Russia. This event is in Russian. Please RSVP for tickets by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two per person.
Saturday, Apr 10, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk: Anselm & Edmund Berrigan
These poets read from and discuss their co-editing projects The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan and The Selected Poems of Steve Carey, as well as their own recent works.
Thursday, Apr 15, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Independents: The Graywolf Poets
Graywolf Press presents an evening of verse from award-winning poets. Matthea Harvey is the author of three books of poetry, including Modern Life, and Sad Little Breathing Machine. Catie Rosemurgy is the author of the poetry collections My Favorite Apocalypse and The Stranger Manual. Tom Sleigh?s most recent book, Space Walk, won the Kingsley Tufts Award.
Thursday, Apr 22, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Independents: Ugly Duckling Poets
Three poets with forthcoming books published by Ugly Duckling Presse read from their new collections: Rachel Levitsky (Neighbor) , Rick Snyder (Escape from Combray) and Karen Weiser (To Light Out).
Thursday, Apr 29, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

FOR KIDS

Story Play
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers
Mondays, Apr 5 & 19, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Babies and Books with FirstRIF
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesday, Apr 6, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Wednesdays, Apr 14 & 28, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Mondays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Tuesdays, 10:45 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Arts and Crafts
Tuesday, Apr 6, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Friday, Apr 9, 3 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Monday, Apr 12, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Tuesday, Apr 20, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Thursday, Apr 29, 3:15 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.236.4086

Ti-Oh-Oh (The Sky Is Getting Dark)
Enjoy this family performance by Chinese Theatre Works, which showcases the range of the Taiwanese hand puppet tradition.
Saturday, Apr 10, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Games
Tuesdays, Apr 13 & 27, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Mondays, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.236.4086

Harry the Dirty Dog
Enjoy ArtsPower’s new family musical, based on the classic children’s book by Gene Zion.
Saturday, Apr 24, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library ,81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Friday, Apr 9, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.236.4086

Story Craft
Listen to a story and create art projects based on it.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.236.4086

Wii Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Fridays, 3 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Chess Workshop
Learn to play chess with a professional.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Fun Fridays
Hang out and enjoy books, games, music and arts and crafts.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203


FOR TEENS

Tween Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, Apr 1, 8, 22 & 29, 4 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Wednesdays, 4PM
Central Library Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 4PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718. 257.6571
Fridays, 3:30PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Songwriting, Poetry & Music
Discover great ways to make your song come to life!
Thursday, Apr 8, 4 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

D.I.Y. Teens
Do-it-yourself crafts for forward-thinking teens!
Friday, Apr 9, 3 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.236.4086

Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Apr 15, 3:30 PM
Kensington
Wednesday, Apr 28, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Karaoke & Dance Dance Revolution
Thursdays, Apr 15 & 29, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Manga Mania
Friday, Apr 16, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Tuesday, Apr 20, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

One City Many Poems
Wednesday, Apr 21, 3 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Neighborhood Concert: Lidia Kaminska Trio
Enjoy this live performance, presented by Carnegie Hall.
Tuesday, Apr 27, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Anime & Manga Club
Watch Japanese animation, talk about your favorite graphic novels and draw your favorite characters.
Tuesday, Apr 27, 4 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Mondays, 3 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Fridays, 3:45 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Chess
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursdays, 4 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Tuesdays, 5:30 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

PlayStation & Wii Gaming
Join your friends and make new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Thursdays, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursdays, 3:45 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Thursdays, 4 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815



Exhibitions
EXHIBITIONS AT CENTRAL LIBRARY (March 9 – May 30)

Brooklyn Blacktop, in the Grand Lobby, features photos by Ron Hartley of recycled materials embedded in the blacktop of city streets. Hartley has won many honors including a Best in Category CLIO Award, a Gold Effie Award, a Best in Show John Caples Award, an award from the New York Art Directors Club, an ANDY Award, a CAMMA Award and many others.

Ordinary Wonderful, in the Grand Lobby, features photos by Trevor Brown that focus on the beauty of ordinary everyday things around us. Brown has exhibited his work in Brooklyn at Classon Walls, the Rising Art Gallery, 440 Gallery, Myrtle Windows Gallery and Brooklyn Museum. His work has also been featured in publications including Studio Visit, The New York Times, My Little India, Brooklyn Rises and Inciativa Colectiva.

Over Here! New York City During World War II (We Couldn’t Have Done It Without Brooklyn!), in the Foyer Cases, features illustrations, photographs and other memorabilia from Lorraine B. Diehl’s book that recalls New York City during wartime, with a special emphasis on Brooklyn and its major role in the war effort. Diehl has also written The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station, The Automat: The History, Recipes, and Allure of Horn & Hardart’s Masterpiece and Subways: The Tracks That Built New York City. Her work was also featured in an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.

Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story, in the Youth Wing, features paintings and illustrations by Duane Smith from magazines and children’s and teens’ books, including Seven Miles to Freedom by Janet Halfmann. Smith also illustrated the children’s books Mama’s Window by Lynn Rubright and Night Journey to Vicksburg by Susan Rowan Masters.

A Brooklyn Bestiary: Wildlife in the City, in the Second Floor Balcony Cases, features woodcut print portraits by Lisa Studier of wild fauna living in Brooklyn. Studier has exhibited her work at the Manhattan Graphics Center and the New York Hall of Science. In 2007, her artwork was the basis for the costume design in Fishes Feed Us, an ocean conservation project produced by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. In 2006, a selection of her prints was published in Sea Stories, an online journal published by the Blue Ocean Institute.

Subway Journey: A Home Away from Home, in the Second Floor Balcony Cases, is a series of linoleum prints by Olga Rogachevskaya that celebrate diversity through the eyes of this immigrant artist. Rogachevskaya has illustrated books and fairy tales including Royal Tea Party by Richard Schoetz, “Thumbelina” by Hans Christian Andersen, Slobozanski Fairy Tales by Orest Somov and a book of poetry by Vladimir Mayakovsky. She has exhibited her work in a solo show at Brooklyn Public Library’s Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709 and in a group show at the Art Students League of New York. She received the 2009 DCA Regrant Award from Brooklyn Arts Council and Honorable Mention from the Art Students League.
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