November 2008 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

October 6, 2008

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Brooklyn Public Library
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November 2008 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) Oct 6, 2008- Celebrate good times at Brooklyn Public Library. It’s the beginning of the holiday season and BPL has programs the whole family can enjoy. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Featured Program

The Library After Dark: Gala After-Party
Get loud at Central Library! On November 13, you’re invited to dance and drink the night away with the Brooklyn Vanguard, Brooklyn Public Library's young donor group. Your ticket grants you all-access to party into the night with superstar DJ Beverly Bond, while you enjoy open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds will benefit our newest Bookmobiles, mobile libraries that bring books and programs to areas and people who need them. For tickets or membership call Maggie Beaute-Lucien at 718.230.2465, or visit http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org

Thursday, November 13, 9PM-1AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza

FOR ADULTS

Classes & Workshops

Microsoft PowerPoint Class
Learn to create presentations. Basic computer knowledge required. Registration required.
Tuesday, Nov 4 & 11, 10 AM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary. Registration required.
Tuesdays, Nov 4, 18 & 25, 12 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973
Tuesday, Nov 4, 12 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesdays, Nov 5, 12 & 19, 10:30 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Wednesday, Nov 5, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Tuesdays, Nov 4, 18 & 25, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Starting a Small Business
Learn how to make your business dreams come true.
Wednesday, Nov 5, 3:30 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032

Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesdays, Nov 5 & 19, 6 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378

Keys to the Community: Unlocking the Commercial Vitality of Brooklyn's Neighborhoods
A panel of experts discusses the planning and design of successful commercial strips and their role in revitalizing the borough. This Con Edison Power Breakfast is presented by the Business Library and Con Edison.
Thursday, Nov 6, 8:30 AM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Thursdays, Nov 6, 13 & 20, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Online Recipes
Discover websites for preparing healthy meals.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 11:30 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Link Up: How to Find Business Information Online
Join BPL's business librarians once a month as they show you the best online resources to help you do business, manage your money or research a variety of topics. Learn about links only available through the library's website and more.
Thursday, Nov 20, 3 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Design Your Future: Make Your Talent in Design and Fashion Work for You
Learn what it takes to get ahead in the competitive design business from successful entrepreneurs and fashion professionals. Co-hosted by the Business Library and the Business Outreach Center Network.
Registration required.
Tuesday, Nov 25, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

David Head: The Granville T. Woods Project
NYC bus operator and scholar of transit history David Head discusses the importance and legacy of Woods, the African American inventor of the third rail system that made subway travel possible in New York City.
Wednesday, Nov 26, 7 PM
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Watercolor Workshop
Paint with others. Bring your own materials.
Fridays, 10 AM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Learn To Speak Yiddish
Fridays, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Fridays, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Chess
Fridays, 4 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Knitting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Fridays, 6 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Polish Language Class
Learn the basics. All ages and skill levels welcome.
Saturdays, 12 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Exhibitions

All exhibitions run November 4 – January 10 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Art of Politics by Randy Jones
A series of editorial art from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday, as well as illustrations from The Inner Circle Program, a charity show presented by journalists who cover New York City Hall.
Grand Lobby

Got a Light? from the collection of Joe DeGennaro
A collection of matches and match memorabilia dating from the turn of the century right up to the present.
Foyer Gallery Cases

All in the Family by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney
A retrospective of the award-winning children’s books by this husband and wife team, which has delighted young readers worldwide with their stories and illustrations.
Youth Wing

A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge by Josh Neufeld
Nonfiction graphic art that follows the experiences of six real-life people from New Orleans before, during and after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Clip-Art Comics by David Rees
A collection of comics by this cartoonist who created Get Your War On and My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Film Screenings

Frank Sinatra: The Bobby Sox Years
Enjoy this free film screening.
Monday, Nov 3, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Casino Royale
Enjoy this free screening.
Thursday, Nov 6, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Warhol: Portrait of an Artist
Enjoy this free film screening.
Monday, Nov 17, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Music, Dance & More

Performance: Long Island String Quartet
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, the Long Island String Quartet plays works by Mexican composer Manuel Ponce and two movements from Gabriela Lena Frank's An Andean Walkabout.
Saturday, Nov 1, 3 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Presidential Election Contest
Participants that choose the correct presidential winner will be entered into a raffle held on Wednesday, November 5, at 5 PM for a prize.
Monday, Nov 3, 9 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208

Walking Brooklyn
Take a walk around the neighborhood and learn about architecture, local culture, and borough history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop. Based on the popular guidebook.
Monday, Nov 3, 2 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 E. 59th Street, 718.241.3994

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Somi
Somi weaves jazz, funk, soul and gospel with Rwandan and Ugandan music into a style she calls holistic new African soul..
Tickets are $10 ($7 students and seniors). Visit www.smarttix.com to purchase tickets.
Thursday, Nov 6, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Regina Opera
Older adults can enjoy a live concert by this Brooklyn opera company.
Saturday, Nov 8, 1 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Veterans History Project Panel Discussion
BPL has been collecting oral histories from our borough's veterans. Join us for a panel discussion with some of the participants as they recount stories and events that span different generations and conflicts, but share a Brooklyn identity. The Veterans History Project is a collaboration of the Library of Congress, Channel 13 and other institutions.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 7 PM
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection Reserve, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

A Pirate's Treasure of Trumpets
Chocolate Chip Chamber Music's engaging and interactive shows introduce very young audiences (2-6 year- olds) to live ensemble music of the highest quality in a meaningful way. Children join emcee and mascot, Baker Bobbie, and a quartet of friendly musical pirates aboard a pirate ship for a memorable adventure at sea!
Saturday, November 15, 1:00PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Poetry Club
Please join us for a beautiful afternoon of poetry with Poets Vera Zubareva, Liana Alaverdova, Rudolf Furman and others.
Saturday, Nov 15, 2 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Funny Men: Rees vs. Taibbi: How Doomed is America?
Comic artist David Rees (Get Your War On) and journalist Matt Taibbi discuss politics and journalism, placing America's future on a scale of one to doomed.
Saturday, Nov 15, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

An Afternoon of Jazz, Cabaret & Poetry
The Ray Rivera Trio gives this performance of jazz, cabaret and poetry to older adults.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 1:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Barynya Music & Dance Ensemble
Enjoy this performance of traditional Russian music and dance.
Saturday, Nov 29, 1 PM
Ulmer Park Library, 2602 Bath Avenue, 718.265.3443

Readings & Discussions

Cosmopolis: Immigrant Writers in New York: Junot Díaz
The Pulitzer-prize winning author reads from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a powerful, colorful and often funny novel spanning three generations and chronicling the Dominican and Dominican American experience.
Saturday, Nov 1, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Heights Evening Reading Group
Tuesday, Nov 4, 6:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Julia Child's French Thanksgiving: Alex Prud’homme
Journalist and author Alex Prud’homme helped his great aunt, the widely beloved American chef Julia Child, craft My Life in France, a memoir about the years she and her husband spent in postwar France.
Sunday, Nov 16, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Harriet and Isabella
Discuss this novel by Patricia O'Brien that deals with the Beecher family's scandal in post Civil War Brooklyn.
Thursday, Nov 20, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Philosophy Discussion Group
Join this discussion on philosophy and personal relationships.
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

FOR KIDS

Family Story Time
Saturday, Nov 1, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Monday, Nov 3, 10:30 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Tuesdays, Nov 4 & 18, 11:30 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Fridays, 11 AM
Registration required
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Bilingual Story Time and Craft
Hear a story in English and Spanish and make a craft!
Monday, Nov 3, 3:30 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972

Write On!
Tweens have fun using your creative writing skills in activities featuring poetry, word games and more!
Mondays, Nov 3, 10 & 17, 4 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Story Play with First RIF
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.
Tuesdays, November 4, 18 & 25, 10:30 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Wednesdays, Nov 5, 12 & 19, 10:30 AM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Toddler Time with First RIF
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details
Tuesdays, November 4, 18 & 25, 10:45 AM
Clinton Hill, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursdays, 10:15 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Drawing with Sidney
Come learn to draw with local artist Sidney! Materials provided.
Tuesdays, Nov 4, 18 & 25, 4PM
Thursdays, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Meet the Author: Nina Crews
Meet Nina Crews, author of the popular book, The Neighborhood Mother Goose.
Wednesday, Nov 5, 10 AM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Rainforest Butterflies
Learn from Steve Fratello, ‘The Butterfly Man,’ as he shows displays of tropical butterflies collected during expeditions to Amazonian Peru, Costa Rica and Guyana.
Thursday, Nov 6, 3:30 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261
Monday, Nov 10, 3:30 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

RIF
Earn free books by reading! For ages birth to 18. See your librarian for details.
Thursdays, Nov 6, 13 & 20, 3:30 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220
Tuesdays & Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Saturdays, 10 AM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Mystery of the Wandering Wonders
Justin Case, P.I., takes the audience on a fun-filled musical adventure to the far corners of the globe as he tries to find the Seven Wonders of the World, which have all mysteriously disappeared.
Thursday, Nov 13, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Storytelling with Tammy Hall
Storyteller Tammy Hall entertains with fascinating renditions of multicultural folktales.
Friday, Nov 14, 10:30 AM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

Music with Big Jeff
Whether you're big, medium or small, Big Jeff's music fits everyone just right.
Friday, Nov 14, 11 AM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill.
Tuesdays, Nov 18 & 25, 3:30 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Thanksgiving Crafts
Thursday, Nov 20, 3:15 PM
Dyker Library
Thursday, Nov 20, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Friday, Nov 21, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Holiday Music Program
Come check out students from a nearby school as their musical band performs at the library.
Thursday, Nov 20, 3:30 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Bedtime Stories
Cuddle up for stories and activities, ages 3 to 8.
Monday, Nov 24, 5 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571

Lanyard Workshop
Learn to weave cord just like the cowboys!
Mondays, 1 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Mondays, 4 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

American Idol!
Mondays, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, Second floor technology room, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

After-School Stories
Enjoy stories, music and crafts for kids with and without disabilities.
Mondays, 4:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Tuesdays, 4:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Story Time
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Arts and Crafts for Tweens
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

PlayStation Gaming
Tweens join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursdays, 4 PM
Registration required
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815

FOR TEENS

Marco the Magician
With cards, coins and other magical objects, Marco demonstrates to tweens and teens how books have taken him around the world!
Monday, Nov 3, 3:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Bindlestiff Family Circus
The whole family will enjoy juggling, Wild West-style trick rope spinning, clowning, novelty music and classics from the American Sideshow.
Tuesday, Nov 4, 4 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159

Anime & Manga Club
Enjoy the world of Japanese comics and animation with your friends!
Wednesday, Nov 5, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Wednesdays, Nov 5, 12 & 19, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursday, Nov 6, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Silk Scarf Decoration with Patricia Jacobs
Decorate your own scarf in this hands-on art workshop.
Wednesday, Nov 5, 3:45 PM
Highlawn Library, 1664 West 13 th Street, 718.234.7208

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Thursdays, Nov 6, 13 & 20, 4 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571

Anime Club
Watch and discuss anime.
Thursday, Nov 13, 4 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718,953.4225

Jewelry Workshop with Chaya Adler
Learn to make the kind of jewelry worn by celebrities! In this hands-on workshop, transform wire and beads of all shapes, colors and sizes into stylish accessories.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 3:30 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Write On!
Write letters to the president-elect.
Tuesday, Nov 18, 4 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

UpBring Dance Company
Enjoy an afternoon of dance! UpBring incorporates all styles of dance, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, theater dance, modern, Salsa, Hula and African into a unique blend of movement.
Wednesday, Nov 19, 4 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

Live Online Homework Help
Get free help with your homework from online tutors, grades 4 to 12.
Mondays, 3 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Who Am I?
Guess a famous person based on a picture and facts to win a prize.
Fridays, 3 PM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208

Tween & Teen Time with T-RIF
Hang out and enjoy books, board games, PlayStation, arts and crafts, karaoke and music.
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead.
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