August 2010 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

June 29, 2010

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

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August 2010 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) June 30, 2010 - This August, programs, classes and events abound at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL.) Enjoy summer reading events for all ages from book discussions to gardening programs. As always, all events are free and open to the public; because times are subject to change, we recommend calling ahead when planning your next visit. Also, please note that library hours change in July, so please visit our website for new schedules.


Adults

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Mondays, Aug 2, 16 & 30, 11 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Monday, Aug 2, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Aug 3, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Aug 4, 10:30 AM
Registration Required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Aug 4, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224
Thursday, Aug 12, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Mondays, 11 AM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Scrabble
Improve your scores with each game.
Tuesdays, Aug 3, 10, 17 & 31, 11 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesdays, Aug 4 & 18, 10:30 AM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Tuesday, Aug 10, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Aug 4, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Aug 5, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Summer Reading Book Discussion: Man Gone Down
Discuss this novel by Michael Thomas. Call # FIC THOMAS.
Thursday, Aug 5, 2 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Philosophy Discussion Group
Fridays, Aug 6 & 20, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Wednesday, Aug 25, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214

Keyboard & Mouse Basics Class
Learn to use the keyboard and mouse. Monday classes are for beginners and Wednesday classes are for those with some experience.
Monday, Aug 9, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesday, Aug 11, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Book Discussion
Call for this session's title.
Monday, Aug 9, 6:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Aug 25, 6:30 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Fridays, 12 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Plaza Swing Series: Paul Shapiro's Ribs and Brisket Revue
Celebrate a distinctly American music that thrived in the 1930s and ‘40s: hard swinging jump blues. Jazzy, comedic, and funky, Shapiro sprinkles a little Yiddish flavoring on Slim Gaillard, Cab Calloway, and Louie Jordan.
Thursdays, Aug 12, 19 & 26, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Plaza

Online Purchasing
Learn how to shop and pay bills online. Monday classes are for beginners and Wednesday classes are for those with some experience.
Monday, Aug 16, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesday, Aug 18, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Basic Online Finance
Learn how to make investments online. The Monday class is for beginners and the Wednesday class is for those with some experience.
Monday, Aug 23, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesday, Aug 25, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Aug 25, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

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

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve Your Spanish.
Mondays, 6:30 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

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Fiber Arts Group
Fiber artists of all skill levels meet weekly to develop their individual knitting, crocheting, quilting, needlepoint and embroidery projects.
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Central Library, Room 214

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Thursdays, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

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

Yiddish Class
Learn to speak Yiddish.
Fridays, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917






Babies & Toddlers’ Events
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.
Mondays, Aug 2, 9 & 16, 10:30 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Tuesdays, Aug 17, 24 & 31, 10:45 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Tuesdays, Aug 17, 24 & 31, 11:30 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

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.
Mondays, Aug 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10:30 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Tuesday, Aug 3, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Tuesdays, Aug 10, 17, 24 & 31, 1:15 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Tuesdays, 10:45 AM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

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, 9, & 16, 11:30 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Wednesdays, Aug 4 & 18, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesdays, Aug 18 & 25, 10:45 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Wednesdays, Aug 18 & 25, 11:30 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Mondays, 10 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursdays, Aug 5, 12, 19, 2 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Storybook Movies
Enjoy movies based on favorite storybook characters. Ages 3 to 5. Also earn books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Wednesdays, Aug 4, 11 & 18, 10:30 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Tuesday, Aug 10 & 24, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
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.
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203




Kids’ Events
Games
Play your favorite board games!
Mondays, Aug 2 & 9, 2:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Wednesdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Mondays, Aug 2 & 30, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Tuesdays, Aug 3 & 10, 2:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Monday, Aug 9, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursday, Aug 12, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Friday, Aug 13, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Bedtime Stories
Cuddle up for stories and activities, ages 3 to 8.
Mondays, Aug 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Arts & Crafts
Wednesdays, Aug 4, 11, 18, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Wednesday, Aug 11, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Monday, Aug 16, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesdays, Aug 18 & 25, 2 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Mondays, 3 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Thursdays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Fridays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

This & That
Enjoy a variety of activities to spark your creativity.
Tuesdays, Aug 10 & 24, 2 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Bedtime Stories
Cuddle up for stories and activities, ages 3 to 8.
Tuesday, Aug 10, 6:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Summer Reading Closing Celebration
Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2010 with special crafts and giveaways.
Wednesday, Aug 18, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Video Gaming
Thursday, Aug 19, 2 PM
Play WII and other Play Station games.
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378

Story Time
Mondays, 11:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Jewelry Fun
Get creative with beads.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Summer Reading Online Book Review
Write online book reviews for titles from our Summer Reading booklist.
Thursdays, 2:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718-748-6261

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

Lanyard Workshop
Learn to make key chains, friendship bracelets and more.
Fridays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Board Games
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Enjoy board games on Fridays.
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806


Teen Events
Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Mondays, Aug 2, 16, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Rock the Boat
Do activities and experiments to learn more about water conservation.
Wednesdays, Aug 4, 11 & 18, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Drawing Fun
Learn to sketch and cartoon.
Friday, Aug 6, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Karaoke and Dance Dance Revolution
Thursday, Aug 12, 2:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Be Your Own DJ
Bring mp3 players and CDs to play and talk about.
Thursday, Aug 12, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Anime Club
Friday, Aug 13, 4 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Anime and Manga Club
Watch Japanese animation, talk about your favorite graphic novels and draw your favorite characters.
Tuesday, Aug 17, 4 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Talent Show!
Calling all dancers, singers, actors and performers! Compete in our talent show for prizes and glory!
Thursday, Aug 19, 2:30 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Drawing Fun
Learn to sketch and cartoon.
Friday, Aug 20, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Manga Mania
Draw manga, and submit your art for a display.
Tuesday, Aug 24, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Thursday, Aug 26, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721
Friday, Aug 27, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Summer Reading Closing Celebration
Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2010! This event is for all ages.
Wednesday, Aug 25, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

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
Fridays, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Arts & Crafts
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Arlington Library 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Thursdays, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Thursdays, 3 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Chess
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

Young Gardening
Help provide clean air, shade and a sense of wellbeing by joining our beautification project of Bushwick Library's garden and the community.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Lanyard Fun
Make keychains, jewelry and other crafts with lanyard.
Thursdays, 3 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924


Exhibitions
All exhibitions run June 8 – September 10 at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100.

Interpreting the Brooklyn Landscape: Four Artists • by Gregory Frux, Arthur Kvarnstrom, Charles Tang & Robert Weiss
Paintings inspired by Brooklyn.
Grand Lobby

Greenpoint & Williamsburg • by Anders Goldfarb
Photographs of these neighborhoods over the past 20 years.
Foyer Cases

Unexpected Brooklyn: Neighborhood Landscape in Transition • by Rosie McCobb
Photographs of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Red Hook and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Foyer Cases

Piety, Independence, Desire • by Bradly Dever Treadaway
A site-specific installation based on the artist’s family’s experience of Hurricane Katrina, exploring lineage, culture, history and memory.
Lobby Gallery
Artist Talk: Wednesday, June 9, 7:30 PM, Lobby Gallery

Dance, Nana, Dance/Baila, Nana, Baila • by Mauricio Trenard
Paintings based on Dance, Nana, Dance/Baila, Nana, Baila, a book of Cuban folktales in English and Spanish retold by folklorist and storyteller Joe Hayes, as well as other works on paper.
Youth Wing

Capturing the Spirit of the Book • by Sandra Jackman
Artists’ books related to literature, fantasy, comic books, science fiction, war and politics.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Interpreting Nature: A Collection of Artists’ Books • by Paula McCartney
Photo-based artists’ books that examine both real and fabricated landscapes.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

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