July 2010 Events at Brooklyn Public Library

June 3, 2010

This July, 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 but times are subject to change, so we recommend calling ahead when planning your next visit.

Featured Events:
2010 Plaza Swing Series
Learn some steps from a professional instructor and dance beneath the stars! Swing styles from around the country will be featured as live bands set the mood, with lessons beginning at 6:30 and performances at 7 PM.
Thursdays, July 8: Western swing
July 15: New Orleans swing
July 22: Bal musette swing
July 29: Swing songs
Central Library Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Adult Events
Summer Reading Book Discussions
The Believers
by Zoë Heller
Tuesday, Jul 6, 6:30 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

A Pigeon and a Boy
by Meir Shalev.
Monday, Jul 12, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
by Sister Souljah.
Monday, Jul 12, 6:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

A Pigeon and a Boy
by Meir Shalev
Monday, Jul 12, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

13 Steps Down
by Ruth Rendell
Monday, Jul 12, 6:15 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
by Sister Souljah
Monday, Jul 12, 6:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Secrets of Eden
by Chris Bohjalian
Monday, Jul 12, 6:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806

Nobody Move
by Denis Johnson
Tuesday, Jul 13, 2 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets
by Cadillac Man
Tuesday, Jul 13, 6 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224

Noah’s Compass
by Anne Tyler
Tuesday, Jul 13, 6:30 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

The New Yorkers
by Cathleen Schine
Tuesday, Jul 20, 11 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Prospect Park West
by Amy Sohn
Friday, Jul 23, 2 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Brooklyn
by Colm Tóibín
Wednesday, Jul 21, 6:30 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972
Monday, Jul 26, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

The Day of the Locust
by Nathanael West
Monday, Jul 26, 6:45 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Computer Basics & Professional Training
Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Jul 1, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Mondays, Jul 5 & 19, 11 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Monday, Jul 5, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Jul 6, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Jul 7, 10:30 AM
Registration required.
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Jul 7, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224
Mondays, 11 AM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesdays, Jul 7 & 21, 10:30 AM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365
Tuesday, Jul 13, 1:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Wednesday, Jul 21, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

How to Write a Research Paper
Learn the best way to write essays and term papers, including finding a topic, searching for sources, taking effective notes and constructing a bibliography.
Wednesdays, Jul 7 & 21, 4:30 PM
Registration required.
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Computer Viruses & Spam
Learn how to deal with viruses and spam. The Monday class is for beginners and the Wednesday class is for those with some experience.
Monday, Jul 12, 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Jul 14, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Using Antivirus Software
Protect your computer and learn how to use antivirus software. The Monday class is for beginners and the Wednesday class is for those with some experience.
Monday, Jul 19, 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Jul 21, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Email Elementary Class
Learn the basics of email. Fundamental computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Jul 21, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2064 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Opening an Email Account
Learn how to start and use an email account. The Monday class is for beginners and the Wednesday class is for those with some experience.
Monday, Jul 26, 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Jul 28, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Monday, Jul 26, 5:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Internet Class
Learn to search the internet. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Jul 28, 1:30 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Registration required

BPL in Conversation
Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Jul 9 & 23, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Wednesday, Jul 28, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Talking Circle
Share your stories and experiences with others.
Wednesday, Jul 21, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish.
Mondays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Thursdays, 6 PM
Registration required
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

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

Arts, Crafts, Games & More
ASPCA Clinic
Get pet services on the Plaza from 8 AM to 4 PM.
Saturday, Jul 17, 8 AM
Central Library Plaza, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100Movie

Free film screening
Thursday, Jul 22, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Foundation Center Training Seminar
Friday, Jul 30, 2 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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

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, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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


Babies & Toddlers’ Events
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.
Wednesdays, Jul 7 & 21, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, Jul 12, 19 & 26, 10 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Mondays, 11:30 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Wednesdays, 10:45 & 11:30 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Tuesdays, Jul 13 & 27, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fouth Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2064 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

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, 10:30 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Tuesdays, 10:45 & 11:30 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Storybook Movies
Enjoy movies based on storybook characters. For ages 3 to 5.
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

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

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, 2064 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

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


Kids’ Events
Movie
Enjoy free film screenings.
Thursdays, Jul 1, 8 & 22, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Mondays, Jul 5 & 19, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806
Friday, Jul 9, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Mondays, Jul 12 & 26, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Jul 7, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917
Wednesdays, Jul 14 & 28, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806
Mondays, 3 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Tuesdays, 2:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Wednesdays, 2 PM
Flatlands Library, 2064 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Thursdays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Thursdays, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Fridays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Wii & PlayStation Gaming
Thursday, Jul 8, 2 PM
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378

This & That
Enjoy a variety of activities to spark your creativity.
Tuesdays, Jul 13 & 27, 2 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Bedtime Stories
Cuddle up for stories and activities, ages 3 to 8.
Tuesday, Jul 13, 6:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431
Mondays, 6 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Music Fun with Rock Band
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2 PM
Thursday, Jul 22, 2 PM
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

Games
Mondays, 2:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Wednesdays, 2 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806

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

Young Gardening
Help provide clean air, shade and a sense of well-being 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

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


Teen Events
Karaoke & Dance Dance Revolution
Thursdays, Jul 1, 15 & 29, 2:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Drawing Fun
Learn to sketch and cartoon.
Friday, Jul 9, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Book Discussion
Call for this session’s title.
Thursday, Jul 15, 2 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

Be Your Own DJ
Bring MP3 players and CDs to play and talk about.
Thursday, Jul 15, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Anime Club
Friday, Jul 16, 4 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening.
Monday, Jul 19, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Anime & Manga Club
Watch Japanese animation, talk about your favorite graphic novels and draw your favorite characters.
Tuesday, Jul 20, 4 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Manga Mania!
Draw manga, and submit your art for a display.
Tuesday, Jul 20, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Thursday, Jul 22, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721
Friday, Jul 23, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Drawing Fun
Learn to sketch and cartoon.
Friday, Jul 23, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Mondays, 3 PM
Flatlands Library, 2064 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Red Hook, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Fridays, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

PlayStation & Wii Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Arts & Crafts
Wednesdays, 3 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Chess
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Rock the Boat
Conduct experiments and activities to learn about water conservation.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Lanyard Fun
Make key chains, jewelry and other crafts.
Thursdays, 3 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

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

Chess
Thursdays, 4 PM
Learn to play chess from an expert teacher.
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709


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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