April 2011 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

March 8, 2011
Press Contact:
Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211
m.granville@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 2011 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY)March 1, 2010 – It’s April and spring is in the air. Come experience new sights and sounds at Brooklyn Public Library. BPL has programs and activities that the whole family is sure to love. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead.

Spotlight on Business
Ever dreamed of starting your own business? BPL’s PowerUP! Business Plan Competition may be just what you need. The competition is open to entrepreneurs who are starting businesses in Brooklyn. All entrants will receive instruction in how to write a business plan, a marketing plan and financial statements, as well as make a presentation. In order to be eligible to apply Brooklyn residents, 18 years and older, who are either U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, must attend one of the following PowerUP! orientation sessions:

Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Wednesday, April 20, 9 AM
Tuesday, April 26, 6 PM
Saturday, April 30, 11 AM

Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Monday, April 4, 6 PM

Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Monday, April 11, 6 PM

Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue,718.265.3220
Wednesday, April 13, 6 PM


Adults
Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Apr 1 & 15, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Library, 718.236.4086
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Monday, Apr 4, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Apr 5, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, Apr 6 & 20, 1 PM
Registration required
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Friday, Apr 15, 11 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606
Tuesdays, 12 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Registration Required
Tuesdays, 1 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Registration Required
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813
Wednesdays, 1 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709


Intro to MS Excel: Four-Part Series
This is a four-part introduction to excel. You must attend all four sessions.
Monday – Thursday, Apr 4 – 7, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117


Knitting & Crocheting Circle
You must bring your own materials: a size 8 knitting needle or a crochet hook, as well as acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Mondays, Apr 4 & 11, 4 PM
Registration required
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792


Computer and Internet Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Apr 5, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806


Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Apr 5, 1 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Find Answers to Your Real Estate Questions
Would you like to compare sales prices or investigate mortgage rates, find names of property owners or look up zoning codes? Librarians will introduce you to useful resources and websites.
Tuesday, Apr 5, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Writers' Circle
Adult writers of all levels are welcome at this workshop.
Wednesdays, Apr 6 & 13, 12:30 PM
Central Library, Education & Job Information Center Conference Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Computer Basics and Email Class
Get an introduction to computers and email.
Wednesday, Apr 6, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Registration Required


Internet Workshop: Free Money for College
Learn how to search online for grants, scholarships and other financial assistance for college.
Wednesday, Apr 6, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159


Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Apr 7, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Wednesday, Apr 20, 1 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806


StoryCorps Oral History Project
Come for an opportunity to record, share and preserve the story of your life.
Thursday, Apr 7, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606


Growing Dollars and Sense: Safeguarding Your Investments
From identity theft to unfair practices, learn how to avoid predators and protect yourself from fraud at this seminar.
Thursday, Apr 7, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000
Tuesday, April 19, 6 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Library, 718.236.4086

Movie: Wild India: Lords of the Jungle
Enjoy this free screening.
Monday, Apr 11, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917


Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Monday, Apr 11, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Thursday, April 14, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Library, 718.236.4086
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382 5924


Microsoft Word Class in Spanish
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Apr 12, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Bed-Stuy Beat
A celebration of poetry about Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606


Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Apr 12, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Apr 13, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Thursday, Apr 21, 1 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100



Book Discussion: The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugina Kim
Tuesday, Apr 12, 6:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709


Foundation Center Database Searching
Learn how to search for grants and financial support in Foundation Center databases.
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Talking Circle
Share your stories and experiences with others.
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792


Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435


Growing Dollars and Sense: Financial Workshop & Counseling
An interactive workshop for safeguarding your investments, followed by a chance to meet one-on-one for assistance with your finances.
Wednesday, Apr 13, 5:30 PM
Thursday, Apr 14, 5:30 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000


Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Apr 13, 7 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Thursday, Apr 14, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Mondays, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Thursdays, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967


Email Class in Spanish
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Apr 19, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Movie: Bing Crosby: His Legendary Years
Enjoy this free screening.
Monday, Apr 25, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917


Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Concert
Singer Linda Miller presents “the music we all remember.”
Tuesday, Apr 26, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917


Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn the fundamentals of computers and the internet.
Tuesday, Apr 26, 4 PM
Central Library, Room 216, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


US Citizenship Test Tutorial
Tuesday, Apr 26, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Finding Property for Your Business
Learn the ins and outs of finding and securing commercial property. Legal and real estate experts will offer savvy tips on negotiating a sound lease.
Register by visiting www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business or calling 718.623.7000 (option 4).
Thursday, Apr 28, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000


African American Genealogical Society
Discuss how to trace your family roots.
Saturday, Apr 30, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606


How to Surf the Web
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180


Online Purchasing & Bill Pay
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180


Movie Classics
Enjoy free film screenings.
Mondays, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382 5924



Scrabble
Enjoy a friendly game of Scrabble with other local word lovers.
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

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

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill. All skill levels welcome.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Thursdays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261


Needlepoint
Learn how to create beautiful needlepoint designs.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709


Internet and Email Basics
Wednesdays, 1 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105


Introduction to Computer Programs
Explore everything from Microsoft programs to email to Google Docs. Please call for each class subject.
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Wednesdays, 5 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012


English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursdays, 1 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Thursdays, 6 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806



Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish; now on a new night!
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707



Book Discussion: Blue Stocking Club
Fridays, 12 PM
No session Apr 22
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435



English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Fridays, 12 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709



Poetry Group
Poets read and comment on each others work.
Saturdays, 2 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037




Art, Music and Culture:
Russian Literary Series: Lyudmila Ulitskaya
This event is in Russian. Please RSVP by calling 718.230.2222. Limit two tickets per person.
Saturday, Apr 2, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Silent Film Series: Charlie Chaplin: Birthing the Tramp
Celebrate Chaplin’s Tramp character with screenings of Mabel’s Strange Predicament, Kid Auto Races at Venice, His Trysting Places, The Rink and The Vagabond. This event is curated and hosted by Ken Gordon, with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.
Sunday, Apr 3, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Mark O'Connor
This quartet performance—featuring O'Connor and Kelly Hall-Tompkins on violin, Gillian Gallagher on viola and Patrice Jackson on cello—includes O'Connor's String Quartet no. 2 (Bluegrass) and String Quartet no. 3 (Old-Time).
Sunday, Apr 3, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Bashu, the Little Stranger
Bashu, a 10-year-old who witnesses the death of his parents during the Iran-Iraq war, flees his home and is taken in by a young mother.
Tuesday, Apr 5, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

12th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival: Candido’s Birthday Jam with the Arturo O’Farrill Quintet
In honor of his 90th birthday, Cuban-born percussionist and NEA Jazz Master, Candido, is joined by pianist and composer, Arturo O’Farrill, for an evening of unstoppable Latin Jazz. Copresented with the Smithsonian Institution as a part of Jazz Appreciation Month and with the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium.
Thursday, April 7, 7 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Good Food: Fixing School Lunch
Childhood obesity is on the rise and nutrition-deficient meals dominate America's school cafeterias. Learn about efforts to change what your child eats at school. Featuring Janet Poppendiek, author of Free for All: Fixing School Lunch in America; Kristen Mancinelli of City Harvest, who worked for the Child Nutrition Reauthorization; Beatriz Beckford, School Food organizer for the Brooklyn Food Coalition and Jonathan Deutsch, co-editor of Gastropolis: Food and New York City.
Saturday, April 9, 4 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Gotham: Writers in the City: Sarah Vowell
Vowell discusses her latest book, Unfamiliar Fishes . Hosted by WNYC’s Leonard Lopate.
Sunday, Apr 10 , 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Risa Renae Harman
This acclaimed American soprano was a winner of the Jenny Lind Competition in America.
Sunday, Apr 10, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Film Series: Konstantin and Mouse
This documentary is a double portrait of Konstantin Kuzminsky, the Russian avant-garde poet and self-styled bête noire of Russian literature, and his wife, Emma, who is better known by her family nickname, Mouse. The film is in Russian with English subtitles.
Wednesday, Apr 13, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Independents: Hanging Loose Poets
Veteran poets from Hanging Loose Press read from their work: Charles North (Cadenza), Paul Violi (Overnight) , Tony Towle (Winter Journey) and Robert Hershon (Calls from the Outside World) .
Thursday, Apr 14, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Gotham: Writers in the City: Michael Cunningham
Cunningham discusses his latest novel, By Nightfall. Hosted by WNYC’s Leonard Lopate.
Saturday, Apr 16, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Immigrant Heritage Week Film Screening: Last Best Chance
This documentary follows the rocky path a high-stakes bill, six years in the making, which had a chance to change American immigration policy.
Sunday, April 17, 1:30
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: The Calder Quartet
Inspired by American artist Alexander Calder, this quartet is known for performing traditional quartet repertoire, as well as partnering with modern musicians like Andrew W.K. and Vampire Weekend.
Sunday, Apr 17, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Brooklyn Independents: Graywolf Poets
Poets from Graywolf Press read from their work: Thomas Sayers Ellis (The Maverick Room), David Rivard (Otherwise Elsewhere) and Linda Gregg (All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems).
Thursday, Apr 21, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

No Kidding: International Films about Children: Spirited Away
This Japanese anime film tells the story of Chihiro and her parents, who stumble into the spirit world during their move to the suburbs.
Tuesday, Apr 26, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

PEN World Voices Festival
Palestinian journalist and author, Rula Jebreal, and Sudanese author and playwright, Leila Aboulela, read and discuss their new works .
Thursday, Apr 28, 7PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Good Food: Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli in Conversation
The two Franks, both veterans of gourmet kitchens, discuss recipes and tips from their new cookbook, Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Kitchen Manual.
Saturday, April 30, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Babies and Toddlers Events
Babies & Books with FirstRIF
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, ages birth to 18 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Mondays, Apr 4 & 18, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Fridays, Apr 8 & 29, 10:30 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Mondays, 1 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library
Wednesdays, 1:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504



Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Tuesday, Apr 5, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesdays, Apr 13 & 27, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Tuesday, Apr 19, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606
Wednesdays, 1:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409



Story Play with FirstRIF
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, Apr 5 & 12, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Mondays, Apr 11 & 25, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesdays, 11 AM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382 5924
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 11:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180


Toddler Time with FirstRIF
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays, Apr 12 & 26, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 10:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Tuesdays, 10:15 & 11:00 AM
Pick up ticket at the Reference Desk.
No session Apr 19 & 26
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Wednesdays, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library


Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.
Mondays, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531



Kids Events
Cinderella
Enjoy this fast-paced musical production of the classic fairy tale.
Saturday, Apr 2, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Computers for Kids
Don't just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Wednesday, Apr 13, 4 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Arts & Crafts
Friday, Apr 15, 2:30 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Wednesday, Apr 20, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Library, 718.236.4086
Thursday, Apr 28, 4 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Wednesdays, 3:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo Presents Wake Up, Clarinet!
In this performance, internationally acclaimed musician Etkin and his jazz group wake up “Clara Net” and take her on a musical adventure around the world.
Saturday, Apr 9, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Create Your Own Spring Vase
Friday, Apr 15, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203


Central Park Zoo Presents Butterfly Boogie
This heartwarming story is about the relationship between a monarch butterfly and the plant that sustains him.
Saturday, Apr 16, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Spring Craft Projects
Tuesday, Apr 19, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382 5924

Recess Monkey
This group shares Beatles-influenced sing-alongs about friends, animals and sleepovers.
Saturday, Apr 30, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Chess
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085


Games
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531


After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Story Craft
Listen to a story and create art projects based on it.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531


Tween Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, 4 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117




Teen Events
Yeah, Write!
A two-part poetry writing workshop in honor of National Poetry Month.
Mondays, Apr 4 & 18, 3:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 781.435.9431



Brooklyn Open: Open Mic Series
This open mic event is for poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars and activists. Get there early to get on the list to share your work. Co-hosted by Urban Word NYC.
Wednesday, Apr 6, 5 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100




Lanyard Mania
Learn how to make the Chinese staircase, the butterfly, the cobra and more cool designs.
Tuesday, Apr 12, 4 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Library, 718.236.4086


Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Tuesday, Apr 12, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382 5924


Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursday, Apr 28, 3:30 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378
Wednesdays, 3:45 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709
Thursdays, 4 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348



PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
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
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365



Chess
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
No session Apr 6, 13 & 20
Thursdays, 4 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709



Wii Gaming
Join your friends and make new ones while playing video games. For teens and tweens.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
No session Apr 14 & 21

Games
Fridays, 3 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382 5924

Tween and Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Ages 11 to 17.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806


Exhibitions
All exhibitions run February 8, 2011- April 9, 2011 at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

ATTITUDE: Brooklyn Portraits by Brooklyn Photographers ? by Michael Scott Berman, Joe Delano, Walker Esner, Lauren Fleishman and Nora Herting
Photos of the diverse faces of Brooklynites who tell it like it is.
Grand Lobby

Uninterested Europeans ? by Erin Beaver
Paintings and sculptures inspired by David Clark’s Superstars, which mentions a spectacular new star that even “uninterested” Europeans could not ignore in AD 1006.
Foyer Cases

Behind the Rain ? by Takayo Seto
Minimalistic oil paintings that explore the idea of another space behind the rain or underneath the cleft.
Foyer Cases

Drivers, Dancers, Mice & Moon: Children’s Book Art ? by Brian Floca
Illustrations and sketches by this award-winning author and illustrator, including work from The Racecar Alphabet, Ballet for Martha, Poppy, Moonshot, Lightship and The Hinky-Pink.
Youth Wing

Letters from Wallsend ? by John Spinks
Mixed-media collage/paintings using actual handwritten letters sent by the artist’s father from Wallsend, a small town in northern England.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

The Life of a Book of a Life ? by Suzanne Coley
The artist’s original sketchbooks, as well as the final book, relief prints and lithographs that were created from her sketches, poems, photographs and drawings.
Second Floor Balcony Cases


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