BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY'S TEEN EDGE TEAM INVITES YOUTH TO HEAR FAMED NEUROSURGEON TELL HIS INSPIRING STORY

May 24, 2006

Dr. Ben Carson's life story is one of overcoming obstacles and working diligently. His contributions to the medical field and the community are truly a cause for admiration and inspiration.

Event:
Dedicated to motivating teens to excel, Dr. Ben Carson delivers a dynamic lecture about overcoming obstacles and working diligently to succeed. His discussion will include inspirational ideas from his book Gifted Hands.

Date and Time:
Friday, June 9, 2006, 10 AM – 12 PM



Location:
Prospect Heights High School

Auditorium, 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Subway Directions:
2 or 3 to Brooklyn Museum or 4 or 5 to Franklin Avenue

For More Information:
347.415.7860 or 718.622.4465, x177

Background:
Dr. Ben Carson
spent his early years in a poor neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, suffering from low self-esteem. Through hard work, he became world renowned for his breakthroughs in pediatric medicine. His most acclaimed achievements include his successful separations of the German Binder conjoined twins in 1987 and South African craniopagus twins (twins joined at the top of the head) in 1997. Today, in addition to saving lives worldwide, Dr. Carson gives back to the community in non-medical ways. In addition to writing several motivational books, including Think Big, in which he details his personal philosophy for self-actualization, Dr. Carson speaks to groups of teens nationwide about his life experiences and his struggles against racism.

Brooklyn Public Library's Teen Edge programs provide opportunities for teens to learn leadership skills and plan activities for other teenage library users. Previous Teen Edge programs have included the popular Youth Leadership Workshop and a series of hip-hop and jazz dance classes hosted by MTV personality and choreographer Jason Williams.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Ben Carson or BPL's Teen Edge Coordinator Ralph Poinvil, or to find out about upcoming Teen Edge programs, please contact Ruth A. Wagner, Publicist, Brooklyn Public Library: 718.230.2211 or ruth@brooklynpubliclibrary.org





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