Get Culturesmart at the New Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture!

September 6, 2007

We invite the entire community to check out Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) latest addition, the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture at Grand Army Plaza.

Located beneath Central Library’s refurbished Plaza, the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture features an auditorium with nearly 200 seats, an exhibition area and adjacent meeting rooms. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, it will serve as multi-purpose performance and educational space. It will host a rich array of cultural and educational programs, including concerts, author talks, films, children’s programs and special events.

Please refer to the following schedule for our opening weekend programs. For more information, please call 718.230.2100 or visit

Opening Weekend
Please note that the asterisked event is part of a special paid series.

Circus to GO! Big Apple Circus
Clap, laugh and sing-a-long with members of the Big Apple Circus! The clown comedy team of Lulu and The Professor entertain their audience with music, magic and comedy.
Saturday, September 29, 1 PM

The History and Future of Brooklyn

Mike Wallace, coauthor of the Pulitzer-prize winning book Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, discusses the past and future of the borough. This program is made possible by The Martin L. and Rona Schneider Endowment for Programs in the Humanities.
Saturday, September 29, 4 PM

Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue *

A performance of bluesy, comedic, distinctively American music with a Yiddish flavor.
Saturday, September 29, 7 PM


Acclaimed authors Nathan Englander and Rivka Galchen discuss literature, friendship and life in New York City. Sponsored by ConEdison.
Sunday, September 30, 1:30 PM

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Tessa Souter and Mansur Scott

Vocalist Souter infuses jazz with the soul and passion of Flamenco, world and Middle Eastern Music. Vocalist Mansur Scott will also give a special performance. Sunday, September 30, 4 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

* Indicates a paid event. Please call 212.868.4444 or visit to purchase tickets; Adults: $10.00, Seniors & Students: $7.00.

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