October 2008 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

September 10, 2008

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Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
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October 2008 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) September 3, 2008- Ghost and goblins beware, Brooklyn Public Library offers programs and activities that are sure to scare. Celebrate Halloween at Brooklyn Public Library this month with costume parties, creative crafts and spooky books. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Feature Program

Halloween Costume Party
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come join the fun if you dare. Win prizes, play games and enjoy a scary movie!
Friday, Oct 31, 3:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

FOR ADULTS
Classes & Workshops

Computer Basics Class in Chinese
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesday, Oct 1, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Microsoft Word Class in Russian
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Friday, Oct 3, 11:30 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Microsoft Word Class
Learn to create documents. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Oct 7, 10 AM
Registration required
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Tuesday, Oct 14, 11 AM
McKinley Park Library , 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001
Tuesday, Oct 14, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Friday, Oct 17, 11 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Oct 7, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

What's My Sign?
Learn the basics of astrology.
Tuesday, Oct 7, 6:30 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Introduction to the Internet & Email
Learn to search the internet and the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Wednesday, Oct 8, 1 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Online Health & Medical Information
Learn how to research diseases, medications and conditions, and how to find a doctor online.
Tuesday, Oct 14, 11:30 AM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Website Basics: What You Need to Know to Build a Business Website
Henrietta Koffi, Director of the Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership's Computer Lab, explains the basic considerations in planning and creating a website for your small business. Register at biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Wednesday, Oct 15, 11 AM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland, 718.573.5224
Friday, Oct 17, 1:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898
Tuesday, Oct 21, 1 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718. 257.6571
Thursdays, 1 PM
Dyker Library
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Link Up: How to Find Business Information Online
Business librarians 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, Oct 16, 3 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Home Based: How to Make a Hit Out of Working at Home
Learn about the best businesses to pursue from home, along with some winning marketing strategies and common mistakes to avoid. Register at biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 6 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Computer Basics Class for Older Adults
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
No session Oct 15
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

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

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
Registration required
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Exhibitions
All exhibitions run September 9 – November 1 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100.

Coney Island: Beyond the Boardwalk by Steve Hoffman
Photographic portraits of Coney Island residents that reflect both the positive and negative changes that this community has seen in the last few years.

Grand Lobby

Woodcuts and Related Images by Rebecca Aidlin
Woodcut prints incorporating calligraphic line, text, monoprint and rubbings, along with the color studies and woodblocks used to create them.

Foyer Gallery Cases

Páginas de una Herencia (Pages of a Heritage) by Felix Plaza
Prints and silk screens that pay homage to the ancestors of this artist and printmaker.
Foyer Gallery Cases

At Gleason’s Gym by Ted Lewin
Original artwork from a picture book by this author and illustrator which portrays the gym where such legendary champions as Muhammad Ali and Jake LaMotta practiced.

Youth Wing

Brown Paper Bag, Beneath the Surface Wallpaper and Our Soldier Boys by Shervone Neckles
Artists’ books and mixed media works that investigate the parallel between personal family photos and the historical representation of the “black” image in popular culture.

Second Floor Balcony Cases

Film Screenings
Yidl with a Fiddle
Enjoy this free film screening in Yiddish with English subtitles.
Monday, Oct 6, 1:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

The Bucket List
Enjoy this free screening.
Thursday, Oct 23, 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Music, Dance & More

Exhibition: The Greenpoint 100
Emerging Greenpoint artists exhibit 100 small works. Each piece can be purchased for $25, and all proceeds benefit Greenpoint Library.

Saturday, Oct 4, 11 AM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Harmonica Performance: Jia-Yi He
Jia-Yi is a world-class harmonica virtuoso whose repertoire ranges from works by Bach and Vivaldi to Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and compositions from his native China.

Saturday, Oct 11, 1:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

An Italian Serenade with Antonio and Alba
Tuesday, Oct 14, 1:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Toe-Tapping Music with The Banjo Rascals
Wednesday, Oct 15, 3 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Regina Opera Company
Brooklyn's best small opera company brings talented professional singers to the library for a showcase concert of opera highlights.

Saturday, Oct 18, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Prometei Comedy Club
Listen to authors read humorous stories.
Saturday, Oct 18, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Opera Singer Anna Veleva
Enjoy a performance of songs from around the world by this opera singer originally from Bulgaria.
Tuesday, Oct 21, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Tribute to Andrea Palladio, Architect for the Ages
Elisa Infosino discusses Andrea Palladio, the Italian Renaissance architect who revolutionized Western architecture.
Friday, Oct 24, 2 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Naomi the Diva
Zeitlin, a singer and guitarist, performs Broadway hits, standards and original tunes.
Tuesday, Oct 28, 6:30 PM
Ryder Library, 5902 23rd Avenue, 718.331.2962

Kings Bay Art Gallery: The Future is Bright
See this kids art show.
Through Oct 31
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Readings & Discussions

Brooklyn Heights Evening Reading Group
Tuesday, Oct 7, 6:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

The Bad Girl
Discuss this novel by Mario Vargas Llosa and Edith Grossman.
Monday, Oct 20, 2 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Philosophy Discussion Group
Join in a discussion of philosophy and new understandings of human potential.
Thursday, Oct 23, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Book Discussion for Older Adults
Call for this session's title.
Saturday, Oct 28, 11 AM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Author Talk: Valerie Yow
Yow reads from and discusses her new biography of Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, Oct 29, 7 PM
Central Library, Brooklyn Collection Reserve Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Book Discussion: Predictably Irrational
Discuss this book by Dan Ariely.
Thursday, Oct 30, 2 PM
Central Library, Room 214, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

FOR KIDS

Wish Water
Wish Water teaches kids ages 3 to 5 about literacy through music, art and storytelling.
Wednesday, Oct 1, 10:30 AM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Read for the Record: Corduroy
Toddlers can enjoy this classic book by Don Freeman.
Thursday, Oct 2, 10 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485
Thursday, Oct 2, 1:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431
Thursday, Oct 2, 4 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Family Story Time
Saturday, Oct 4, 2:30 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Central Park Zoo Presents Animal Adventures
Enjoy a show of singing, games and storytelling featuring Frankie the Frog and other characters.
Monday, Oct 6, 10:30 AM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Bilingual Story Time and Craft
Hear a story in English and Spanish and make a craft!
Monday, Oct 6, 3:30 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972

Meet the Author: Philip Bildner
Enjoy this special morning of reading and meet the author of the children's book favorite The Shot Heard 'Round the World.

Tuesday, Oct 7, 10:30 AM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972

Music with Ivan Ulz
Spark your imagination as you sing, dance, act and shout with Ivan Ulz.
Tuesday, Oct 7, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Simon the Squirrel
Learn about the physical characteristics and natural habitats of squirrels through art and puppetry.
Tuesday, Oct 7, 11 AM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763

Magician Michael Lee
Prepare to be delighted and amazed by a show that goes far beyond the limits of traditional magic and mystery.
Wednesday, Oct 8, 4 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.
Wednesday, Oct 8, 10:30 AM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718. 257.6571
Wednesdays, 11 AM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927
Wednesdays, 11 AM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Wednesdays, 12 PM
Registration required
Ulmer Park Library, 2602 Bath Avenue,718. 265.3443

Art and Nature with Grace Markman
Explore the beauty of nature in this hands-on arts workshop with Grace.
Wednesday, Oct 15, 10:30 AM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Music with Louie
Spark your imagination as you sing dance, act and shout with Louie from Jerry Joy Music.
Wednesday, Oct 15, 10:15 AM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718. 257.6571

Story Hour with Prospect Park Zoo
Touch a buffalo hoof; learn the connection between the bison, prairie dog, hawk and rattlesnake; read stories; and make some crafts.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Puppet and Mask Making
Learn how to make puppets, masks and more in this workshop with Cheza Maakheru.
Wednesday, Oct 15, 4 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032
Thursday, Oct 23, 10:30 AM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Science Magic Show
Learn about the art of illusion and the science of magic with Bob Friedhoffer.
Thursday, Oct 16, 4:30 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Clowning with Julie Pasqual
The fantastic antics of Julie the Clown will keep you smiling.
Saturday, Oct 18, 11 AM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718,953.4225

Why Read?
Laine Barton demonstrates that books are truly treasures.
Tuesday, Oct 21, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

Halloween Craft
Thursday, Oct 23, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursday, Oct 30, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Evening Halloween Celebration
Wear your costumes and enjoy stories, treats, fun activities and much more.
Thursday, Oct 23, 6 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Meet the Author: Paul Dubois Jacobs
Meet one of the authors of children's book favorite My Subway Ride.
Friday, Oct 24, 1 PM
Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

New York Aquarium Presents Crusty Critters
Join the aquarium for fun and discovery as we learn about the crusty critters that scuttle on land and swim in the seas.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Halloween Movie
Thursday, Oct 30, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Pumpkin Parade
Wear your Halloween costume and parade around the library. Free candy!
Friday, Oct 31, 11 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Halloween Costume Party
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come join the fun if you dare. Win prizes, play games and enjoy a scary movie!
Friday, Oct 31, 3:30 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Toddler RIF
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Mondays, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

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

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 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, 10:30 AM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Rugby Library, 1000 Utica Avenue, 718.566.0054

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Tuesdays, 11:30 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Fridays, 11 AM
Register during week of Oct 20
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Intergenerational Gardening
Learn how plants grow and share your experiences in writing.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

RIF
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Tuesdays & Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Saturdays, 10 AM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

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

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

Book Discussion
Share books, ideas and activities with friends. Call for each session's title.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

FOR TEENS

Anime & Manga Club
Enjoy the world of Japanese comics and animation with your friends!
Wednesday, Oct 1, 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.
Thursday, Oct 2, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Registration required
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Thursdays, 4 PM
Registration required
Sheepshead Bay, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Fridays, 4 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Writing Workshop
Exercise your imagination in this writing workshop with Alexis Jacobs.
Thursday, Oct 2, 4 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Choices for Your Future: Mind Your Money
Learn to be money smart.
Monday, Oct 6, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Mind Your Money Workshop: Banking Basics I
Get smart about money! Learn all about bank accounts.
Friday, Oct 10, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Books with Bite: Celebrate Teen Read Week
Check out the many services and programs your library has for tweens and teens.
Tuesday, Oct 14, 3:30 PM
Thursday, Oct 16, 3:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Oct 15, 4 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721
Wednesday, Oct 15, 4 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718,953.4225
Wednesday, Oct 15, 4 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Pac-Man Tournament
Compete in an online Pac-Man game using strategic moves.
Wednesday, Oct 15, 4 PM
Bedford Library

T-Shirt Making Workshop
Turn your ideas into reality!
Wednesday, Oct 15, 4 PM
Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue, 718.832.1853

Twilight Party
Watch a movie, play vampire trivia and win prizes!
Friday, Oct 17, 3:30 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571

How to Draw Cartoons
Cartoonist Mark Ziemann demonstrates how to draw cartoons.
Friday, Oct 17, 4 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Mind Your Money Workshop: Banking Basics II
Get smart about your money! Learn all about checks and balances.
Friday, Oct 17, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Book and Movie Club: The Outsiders
Read a book and see its film version.
Saturday, Oct 18, 2:30 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Manga Mania
Draw manga and submit your art for a display.
Thursday, Oct 23, 4 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718,953.4225

Mind Your Money Workshop: Credits and Debt
Get smart about your money! Learn all about credits and debt.
Friday, Oct 24, 4 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Spelman College Information Session
Meet with a Spelman College admissions counselor. For parents or caregivers as well.
Tuesday, Oct 28, 7 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Scary Movies
Get spooked with free film screenings.
Friday, Oct 31, 3:30 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

Halloween Party
Celebrate the spooky holiday with music and candy. Wear your costume!
Friday, Oct 31, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

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

RIF
Earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Fridays, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Fridays, 2:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

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

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 RIF
Hang out and enjoy books, board games, PlayStation, crafts, karaoke and music. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.

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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