August 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

July 10, 2009
Press Contact:
Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211
m.granville@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) July 1- Summer may be winding down but we’re keeping the party going at Brooklyn Public Library. We have 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


FOR ADULTS

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Monday, Aug 3, 1 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485
Monday, Aug 3, 2:15 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Thursday, Aug 6, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Monday, Aug 17, 1 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485
Thursday, Aug 20, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Monday, Aug 24, 2:15 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012


Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Monday, Aug 3, 4 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesday, Aug 5, 6:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Friday, Aug 7, 10:30 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Wednesdays, Aug 12 & 19, 6:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261


Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Aug 4, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Tuesday, Aug 4, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Wednesday, Aug 5, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Aug 5, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Wednesday, Aug 5, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224
Wednesday, Aug 5, 1 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Wednesday, Aug 5, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Wednesday, Aug 5, 6 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378
Thursday, Aug 6, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Mondays, Aug 10 & 24, 10 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Thursday, Aug 13, 1 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Tuesday, Aug 18, 11 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Wednesday, Aug 19, 6 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378


Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Aug 4, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop
Bring your laptop to the library and get the answers to basic questions.
Wednesdays, Aug 5, 12 & 19, 2:30 PM
Registration required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504


Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Aug 6, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Aug 7 & 21, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Karaoke
Saturdays, Aug 8 & 22, 3 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Microsoft Word Class in Spanish
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Aug 11, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Computer Basics Class in Russian
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Aug 12, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Saturday, Aug 15, 1 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.953.4225

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Aug 18, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Free HIV, STD & Hepatitis Testing
Get free, confidential testing from the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force.
Wednesday, Aug 19, 10 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Wednesday, Aug 19, 11 AM
Saratoga Library
Monday, Aug 24, 5:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Book Swap
Exchange books with other book lovers!
Tuesday, Aug 25, 6:30 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

New York Blood Drive
Donate blood and give the gift of life.
For an appointment, contact Rob Janicke at 718.797.7803 or rjanicke@nybloodcenter.org.
Friday, Aug 28, 11 AM
Saturday, Aug 29, 11 AM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Aug 31, 1:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973


Exhibitions

All exhibitions run June 16 through August 29 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100.

The Gowanus Canal: Brooklyn in Transition
A photographic essay by Jose Gaytan of the Gowanus Canal and its surrounding neighborhoods, focusing on architecture, the shore line, bridges, found objects and sunsets.
Grand Lobby

Brooklyn Connections
Projects on Brooklyn’s history, created by eighth graders across Brooklyn, that use historical items from Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100’s Brooklyn Collection.
Foyer Gallery Cases

Juguetes (Toys)
Photographs by Jaime Jiménez that capture the creativity of children in the Dominican Republic who make traditional and elaborate toys from found objects.
Youth Wing

The Prospect Press: Photographs by Mike Stein
Photos from The Prospect Press, a well-regarded newspaper that covered Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and adjoining neighborhoods from 1982 to 1987. Mike Stein was its editor and photographer.
Brooklyn Collection

Windows on Nature and Knowledge
Sculptures by Holly A. Senn that are made from discarded library book pages and combined with scenes from Brooklyn Botanic Garden, evoking life cycles and blurring the line between the intellectual and natural world.
Second Floor Balcony Cases


Readings & Discussions

Summer Reading Book Discussion: The Senator's Wife
Discuss this book by Sue Miller.
Tuesday, Aug 11, 6:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

The Sum of Our Days
Discuss this memoir by Isabel Allende.
Monday, Aug 17, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Summer Reading Book Discussion: Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
Discuss this novel by Rob Sheffield.
Wednesday, Aug 19, 7 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504


FOR KIDS


Family Story Time
Saturday, Aug 1, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Campfire Tales
Listen to your favorite stories and make delicious s'mores!
Monday, Aug 10, 2 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Bedtime Stories
Cuddle up for stories and activities, ages 3 to 8.
Tuesday, Aug 11, 6:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431
Monday, Aug 31, 5 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571


Babies & 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.
Wednesdays, Aug 12 & 26, 1:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Mondays, 1 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Round Robin Reading
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2 PM
Highlawn Library, 1664 West 13th Street, 718.234.7208

Summer Reading Closing Party & Talent Show
Celebrate reading and show your talent!
Friday, Aug 14, 2 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Friday, Aug 28, 3 PM
Brighton Beach, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings. Call for title.
Tuesday, Aug 18, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Wednesdays, Aug 19 & 26, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Summer Reading Closing Celebration
Thursday, Aug 27, 3 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Ezra Jack Keats Story Time & Take-a-Book
Hear great stories, make crafts and take home a free book!
Thursday, Aug 27, 7:30 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2191

Story Time
Saturday, Aug 29, 11 AM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

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
Mondays, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806


Preschool Story Time with FirstRIF
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973



FOR TEENS

T-Shirt Decorating Workshop
Create your own one-of-a-kind shirt.
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485


Wii Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursdays, Aug 6 & 20, 3 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Monday, Aug 17, 3 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings. Call for title.
Monday, Aug 10, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursday, Aug 13, 2 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Guitar Hero & Rock Band
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursday, Aug 13, 3 PM
Wednesday, Aug 26, 3 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Lanyard Workshop
Learn how to make lanyard key chains, bracelets and more!
Monday, Aug 17, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Anime & Manga Club
Watch Japanese animation, talk about your favorite graphic novels and draw your favorite characters.
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Aug 26, 4 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Thursday, Aug 27, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Free HIV, STD & Hepatitis Testing
Get free, confidential testing from the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force.
Wednesday, Aug 19, 10 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Summer Reading 'Zine Club
Learn how to make and distribute personal, handmade magazines!
Wednesday, Aug 26, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Talent Show
Calling all poets, singers, artists, writers and dancers! Compete in our talent show for prizes and glory!
Thursday, Aug 27, 3 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

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