March 2008 Programs at Brooklyn Public Library

February 7, 2008

March is Women’s History Month, and BPL is celebrating! We’re honoring great women throughout history with literary events and programs including readings from Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, discussions of the work of Zora Neale Hurston, a scavenger hunt and more. These exciting events, plus your favorite classes and workshops: It’s all happening this month at your local library!


Women’s History Month Events
Women's History Month Challenge for Kids
Test your knowledge of women's history!
Thursday, Mar 6, 3:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue at Rockaway Parkway, 718.922.0927

Author Talk: Rebecca Haile
The author of Held at a Distance reads from her memoir recounting her journey home to Ethiopia.
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street at Avenue J, 718.252.0967

Ida B. Wells: A Sword Among Lions
Paula Giddings, writer, historian, and teacher, is best known for authoritative social and political histories of African-American women. She discusses her biography of Wells, the suffragist, journalist and anti-lynching crusader.
Saturday, Mar 15, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Women's History Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Win prizes while you explore the lives of history-making women.
Tuesday, Mar 18 & 25, 4 PM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard at Flatbush Avenue, 718.856.0813

Betty Smith Readings & Bake Sale
In honor of Women’s History Month, hear readings from Smith’s classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and support your library by buying tasty treats!
Monday, Mar 31, 6 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street at Leonard Street, 718.486.3365


FOR ADULTS

Discussions
Urban Fiction Book Discussion Group
Read and discuss some of the most popular urban fiction. Call for this session's titles.
Monday, Mar 10, 2 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue at Watkins Street, 718.498.9721

The Big Read: Their Eyes Were Watching God
Discuss this novel by Zora Neale Hurston.
Monday, Mar 10, 6:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street at Leonard Street, 718.486.3365
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue at Avenue V, 718.382.5924
Friday, Mar 28, 12 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway at Schenectady Avenue, 718.953.4225
Monday, Mar 31, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue at 82nd Street, 718.748.6261

Classes & Workshops
Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Fridays, Mar 7 & 21, 1 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 E. 59th Street at Paerdegat Avenue South, 718.241.3994
Wednesday, Mar 19, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street at Macon Street, 718.573.5224
Friday, Mar 28, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue at DeKalb Avenue, 718.455.3898

Poetry Fun
Practice poetry writing techniques.
Monday, Mar 10, 3:30 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue at Lafayette Avenue, 718.398.8713
Wednesday, Mar 12, 2:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue at Bartlett Place, 718.368.1435

Tenants' Information Online
Attend this workshop for NYC renters to find information about your rights, your landlord, your apartment and more.
Tuesday, Mar 11, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street, 718.623.7000

Creative Writing
Thursdays, Mar 13 & 27, 4 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 E. 59th Street at Paerdegat Avenue South, 718.241.3994

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish skills.
Mondays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 E. 5th Street at Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.686.9707

Crocheting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street between Myrtle and Park Avenues, 718.935.0244
Fridays, 1 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway at Schenectady Avenue, 718.953.4225

Open Mic Poetry
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue at Nostrand Avenue, 718.935.0032

Watercolor Workshop
Older adults can meet others in this workshop. Bring your own materials.
Fridays, 10 AM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street, 718.623.7100

Exhibitions
Diversity of Devotion: Celebrating New York's Spiritual Harmony
This community photo documentary, curated by Jenny Jozwiak, was conceived in response to global religious tensions which have intensified in the wake of 9/11.
Through Saturday, April 19
Central Library, Grand Lobby, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Relay
A site-specific installation using choreography and video art by artists Anita Cheng and Ronaldo Kiel.
Through Saturday, Apr 19
Central Library, Lobby Gallery, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Unchartered Terrains: The Artist’s Books of Maddy Rosenberg
Artist Rosenberg builds environments reflecting 3-D artist's books.
Through Saturday, Apr 19
Central Library, Balcony Cases, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Science Piction & Gardening with Children
Artist and illustrator Sam Tomasello combines illustrations that reflect his interest in art and science.
Through Saturday, Apr 19
Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Vendors of Newkirk - Portraits of Brooklyn Workers
Nina Talbot has painted local shopkeepers around her corner; workers in their stores. These painted stories of working people in their everyday lives highlight themes of immigration and gentrification against the backdrop of old-time New York.
Through Saturday, Apr 19
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Music & Dance
Ken Simon Jazz Trio
Enjoy this performance of the trio's original jazz compositions.
Monday, Mar 3, 6:30 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue at Warwick Street, 718.277.6105

Dweck by Night: The Lascivious Biddies
The all female pop quartet have an energetic live show full of humor, expert musicianship, and a dash of sentimentality. They blend jazz, pop and cabaret with four-part harmonies.
Saturday, Mar 8, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Tickets are $10 ($7 students and seniors). Order online at www.Smarttix.com

Concert Artist Guild: Quartet New Generation
The recorder collective QNG is dedicated to contemporary music and collaborations with emerging composers from around the world, proving to audiences the recorder’s ability to be a modern classical instrument.
Sunday, Mar 9, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Dweck by Night: Mario Spinetti
Singer, songwriter and pianist, Spinetti crafts melodies influenced by everyone from Aaron Copeland to Neil Young. His songs flesh out characters with emotional depths
Saturday, Mar 15, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Tickets are $10 ($7 students and seniors). Order online at www.Smarttix.com.

SPECIAL EVENT – FUNDRAISER
The Library After Dark
Ever wonder what goes on at the Library after it closes? Come see for yourself as the Brooklyn Vanguard, the new young fundraising arm of BPL, presents the Library After Dark, a special fundraising event. DJ Rich Medina will spin tunes ‘til the wee hours of the night as guests enjoy snacks, open bar and dancing until 1AM. Tickets are $60 before March 1, $75 at the door. For tickets or membership information visit www.brooklypubliclibrary.org/support/vanguard
Saturday, Mar 8, 8PM-1AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2465


TEEN EVENTS

MySpace Contest
Share your MySpace page with others and find out whose is the best!
Wednesday, Mar 5, 3:30 PM
Park Slope Library, 431 Sixth Avenue at Ninth Street, 718.832.1853
Thursday, Mar 6, 3:30 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street at Union Street, 718.596.6972
Friday, Mar 7, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue at Pacific Street, 718.638.1531

Guitar Lessons
Learn to play guitar.
Thursdays, Mar 6 & 20, 4 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 E. 59th Street at Paerdegat Avenue South, 718.241.3994

UpBring Dance
UpBring incorporates all styles of dance -- jazz, hip hop, lyrical, theater dance, modern, Salsa, Hula, African – into a unique blend of movement.
Friday, Mar 7, 3:30 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue at Marcy Avenue, 718.302.3485

Hip.Hop Dance Workshop
Learn the moves with the UpBring Dance Company. Ages 10 to 15.
Monday, Mar 10 & Tuesday, Mar 11, 4 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

One World!
One World captivates the audience with their singular mix of covers from all eras, from the 40s to recent hits, playing music from reggae to calypso to Hawaiian music.
Tuesday, Mar 11, 4 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue nr. New Jersey Avenue, 718.257.6571

Books & Cooks
Enjoy stories, make crafts and cook.
Wednesday, Mar 26, 4 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 E. 59th Street at Paerdegat Avenue South, 718.241.3994

Computers for Teens
Don’t just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Thursday, Mar 27, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue at Avenue P, 718.253.4409

UNO Tournament
Fridays, 4 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue at Nostrand Avenue, 718.935.0032


KIDS’ EVENTS

Origami
Mondays, Mar 3 & 17, 4 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard at 73rd Street, 718.748.5709
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street at Leonard Street, 718.486.3365

Shrek in the Dweck
Did you know that William Steig, the imagination behind Shrek, was a Brooklynite too? Celebrate the centennial of his birth at this free screening of Shrek, the movie based on his picture books featuring the grumpy green ogre.
Friday, March 7, 3:30PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Interactive Music
From Raffi to Rock & Roll don't miss this interactive, engaging and fun music program.
Tuesday, Mar 11, 10 AM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue at Warwick Street, 718.277.6105

Music With Homemade Instruments
Listen to Skip’s play handmade instruments made by combining different found objects.
Wednesday, Mar 12, 4 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street at Leonard Street, 718.486.3365

Brooklyn Children's Museum: On-the-Go
Learn how to budget, build your savings, and still have enough money left over to buy the latest sneakers.
Saturday, Mar 15, 12 PM
Brower Park Library, 725 Street Marks Avenue at Nostrand Avenue, 718.773.7208

Easter Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Mar 20, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue at 82nd Street, 718.748.6261

Eric Carle Art Club
Hear stories by this popular author and make a craft to take home. Ages 3.5.
Monday, Mar 24, 4:30 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Ezra Jack Keats Story Time & Take-a-Book
Hear great stories, make crafts and take home a free book! Ages 3.8.
Thursday, Mar 27, 7 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers, grades 1 through 8.
Mondays, 3 PM
Park Slope Library, 431 Sixth Avenue at Ninth Street, 718.832.1853

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