October 19, 2006

The following programs are free and open to the public.


The Negro Baseball Leagues & Memories of a Childhood in Brooklyn:
Oil paintings by Lou Grant

Through November 26, 2006
Central Library, Grand Lobby, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

A series of portraits by Lou Grant depict baseball players, friends and relatives, reflecting the spirit of another time with ageless dignity.

Through November 26, 2006
Central Library, Lobby Gallery, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Artist Talk: Tuesday, November 7, 6 PM, Lobby Gallery

A site-specific installation by Carrie Iverson commemorates Americans who have lost their lives in Iraq.

Mapping Memory
Through November 26, 2006
Central Library, Second Floor Balcony Cases, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Artists' books by A.C. Berkheiser and Elysa Voshell collaboratively create a dialogue about how reading visual and textual narratives can evoke the inscription and erasure of memory.

Keith DuQuette: Cock-a-Doodle MOOOO! A Mixed-Up Menagerie & Other Books
Through November 26, 2007
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Children's books' illustrations by author and illustrator Keith DuQuette, as well as sketches and notes, document the journey from initial idea to finished work.



Brooklyn Writers for Brooklyn Readers: Elizabeth Gaffney
Hosted by WNYC's Leonard Lopate

Saturday, November 4, 2 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Gaffney reads from and discusses Metropolis, her novel about a young German immigrant who is drawn into the criminal underworld of 1870s New York.

Author Talk with Helen Epstein
Sunday, November 5, 2 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Epstein discusses her biography Joe Papp: An American Life, which explores the life of legendary art historian Joseph Papp, who founded the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Author Talk with John Berendt
Sunday, November 5, 4 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Bestselling author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt, captures the mystery of Venice, Italy, in The City of Falling Angels.
RSVP required. Please call 718.369.9385, x151.


Unless noted otherwise, all films will be held in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of Central Library located at Grand Army Plaza. Phone: 718.230.2100.

Friday Night @ the Movies
Hollywood favorites for adult audiences every Friday. November's theme is Going Home.

On Golden Pond
Friday, November 3, 6 PM

In this Academy Award-winning drama, an estranged daughter visits the family summer cottage and tries to rebuild her relationship with her parents.

The Straight Story
Friday, November 17, 6 PM

Based on actual events, this film chronicles the six-week journey by riding lawn mover of Alvin Straight, from Iowa to Wisconsin, to mend his relationship with his brother who suffered a stroke.

Saturday Family Movies
Films the whole family will enjoy every Saturday at the library!

Saturday, November 4, 11 AM

Four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, Among a bunch of merry lemurs. Rated PG.

March of the Penguins
Saturday, November 18, 11 AM

Every March in the Antarctic, emperor penguins set on a journey that takes them hundreds of miles across the continent to start a family. Rated G.

The Silent Screen Series: The Black Pirate (1926) and Ko-Ko's Conquest (1929)
Sunday, November 12, 2 PM

Douglas Fairbanks is a swashbuckling hero in The Black Pirate, directed by Albert Parker. Plus, a cartoon Ko-Ko's Conquest. Hosted and curated by Ken Gordon with live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.

Screening & Discussion: When I Came Home
Sunday, November 19, 2 PM

This award-winning documentary directed by Brooklynite Dan Lohaus follows the life of Iraq War veteran Herold Noel who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and lives out of his car in Brooklyn. The film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, members of the group Black Veterans for Social Justice and Herold Noel.


Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Joan Crowe
Thursday, November 9, 7 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Hear this dynamic vocalist who won the prestigious 2002 MAC Award, the cabaret industry's version of the Grammy.

English Conversation Group
Mondays, Weekly, 1 PM

Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718.257.6571
Improve your English with group reading and discussion.


Become a Stamp Collector
Friday, November 17, 4 PM
Mapleton Library, 60th Street at 17th Avenue, 718.2562117

Travel to other countries to search for
buried treasure and study beautiful stamps,
all without leaving your chair!

Meet the Author: Leslie Hall-Federman
Saturday, November 18, 1 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2119

This National Children's Book Week author reads from and discusses her book The Ragdoll That Cried Real Tears.

Chinese Language Class
Tuesdays, Weekly, 3:30 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972

Learn basic Chinese with other kids.

Drawing Fun
Tuesdays, Weekly, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Use your talents to sketch and cartoon with new friends.

Babies & Books
Wednesdays, Weekly, 11 AM
Ryder Library, 5902 23rd Avenue, 718.331.2962

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.

How to Manage Money for Tweens
Friday, November 3, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Monday, November 13, 4 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Tuesday, November 14, 4 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Monday, November 20, 4 PM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Learn where to look for money opportunities, plus how to manage time and save money.

Dance Workshop

Hip-Hop Dance
Tuesdays, Weekly, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Make the library your own dance floor with all kinds of styles.

Tango Club
Wednesdays, Weekly, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Since it takes two to tango, join us for our Tango Club!

Please note that Park Slope Library, located on 6th Avenue and 9th Street, will be temporarily closed for maintenance through mid-November. Bookmobile service will be available at Park Slope Library every Friday, from October 14 through November 10, 2006, from 11 AM - 4 PM.

Please note that all BPL locations will be closed on Friday, November10 in observance of Veterans Day and Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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