October 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

September 2, 2009

Press Contact:
Malika L. Granville, Marketing & Communications Associate
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211
m.granville@brooklynpubliclibrary.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) September 2, 2009 –It’s a frightful time of year again and Brooklyn Public Library has just what you need to tickle your Halloween fancy. All programs are free and open to the public. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead.


FOR ADULTS

Creative Writing
Bring your poems, stories, memoirs and other writing samples to share.
Call 718.230.2100 for room location.
Thursdays, Oct 1 & 8, 1 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Thursdays, Oct 1, 15 & 29, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Friday, Oct 2, 1:30 PM
Monday, Oct 19, 1:30 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012


Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Thursdays, Oct 1, 15 & 29, 3:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Mondays, Oct 5 & 19, 11 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Monday, Oct 5, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Wednesday, Oct 7, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Oct 21, 1:30 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Mondays, 10:30 AM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718,953.4225
Mondays, 12 PM
Registration required
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
No session Oct 7
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill. Bring your own materials.
Mondays, Oct 5 & 19, 4 PM
Registration required
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Computer Basics Class in Spanish
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Oct 6, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library , 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Chess
Tuesday, Oct 6, 5:30 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Oct 8, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

The Beilis Affair
Hear a talk on the dramatic 1913 trial of the falsely-accused Menahem Mendel Beilis.
Saturday, Oct 10, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Writing a Business Plan
Learn the basics for creating a business plan.
Tuesday, Oct 13, 6 PM
Registration required
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000
Wednesday, Oct 28, 6:15 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Saturday, Oct 31, 11:15 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244

Astrology Discussion: What's My Sign?
Get all your astrology questions answered.
Monday, Oct 19, 4 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Email Class in Spanish
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806

Marketing Strategies for Building Business
Learn the basics for creating a business plan.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 6 PM
Registration required
Register at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/business or call 718.623.7000, and select option 4
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

Talking Circle
Share your life experiences with others.
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Investor Education Workshop
Attend this seminar on financial investment, presented by St. John's University School of Law.
Friday, Oct 23, 4 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Monday, Oct 26, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

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

Financial Projections for Your Business
Learn the basics for creating a business plan.
Tuesday, Oct 27, 6 PM
Registration required
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West 718.623.7000

U.S. Citizenship Test Tutorial
Get help preparing for this test.
Tuesday, Oct 27, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

African Atlantic Genealogical Society Workshops
Trace your family tree.
Wednesday, Oct 28, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Foundation Center Workshop
Find out how to use Foundation Directory Online for fundraising.
Thursday, Oct 29, 1 PM
Central Library , Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Tuesdays, 6 PM
Wednesdays, 2:30 & 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
Wednesdays, 6 PM
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763



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

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Tuesdays, 3 PM
Stone Avenue Library,581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347
Fridays, 1 PM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718,953.4225

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

Photography Workshop
Learn the techniques of digital photography. For older adults.
Thursdays, 1:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Chinese (Mandarin) Conversation Group
Improve your Chinese.
Fridays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Poetry Group
Read your poems and discuss them with others.
Saturdays, 2 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037


Films

Silent Film Series: Speedy
Harold Lloyd's last silent feature, shot in locations from Coney Island to Yankee Stadium, finds him fighting to keep the city's last horse-drawn trolley in business. Featuring live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.
Sunday, Oct 4, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

(Some of) the World's Best Movies: Grand Illusion
This antiwar classic sets forth the competing claims of national and class loyalties, forcing audiences to question the justifications for armed conflict. This film is suitable for adult audiences.
Tuesday, Oct 6, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Film Series: Russian Provincial Museums
Director Alla Surikova coordinated the production of this documentary film series, which explores the lives of Russian cultural workers who preserve museums and historical sites. This event is in Russian.
Tuesday, Oct 13, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Horror Movie
Enjoy free film screenings. Call for title.
Mondays, Oct 19 & 26, 2 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

(Some of ) The World's Best Movies: Bicycle Thieves
The Italian neo-realist movement responded to the devastation and poverty World War II left in its wake with a quasi-documentary style cinema that explored history as it was experienced by ordinary people.
Tuesday, Oct 20, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


(Some of) the World's Best Movies: The Story of Qiu Ju
Gong Li portrays a rustic peasant woman in this Kafkaesque tale of an individual standing up to bureaucratic indifference and cruelty. This film is suitable for adult audiences.
Tuesday, Oct 27, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Music, Dance & More

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Giacomo Gates
Gates performs music from the Great American Songbook, as well as compositions by modern jazz composers.
Thursday, Oct 1, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Russian Literary Series: Alexander Kabakov
This writer, playwright and journalist gained fame in 1988 for his novella No Return. His work, which blends realism and fantasy, is a commentary on contemporary Russian intellectuals. This event is in Russian.
Saturday, Oct 3, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: ETHEL
This string quartet incorporates rock, blues, classical, jazz and other popular genres to create a sound that defies categorization.
Sunday, Oct 4, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Cosmopolis Series: Elizabeth Nunez
This Trinidadian-born author discusses her latest novel, Anna In-Between. Hosted by WNYC's Leonard Lopate.
Saturday, Oct 10, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Andreas Klein
Klein performs Postcards from Italy, a program of piano music by Italian composers Busoni and Dallapiccola, and by composers who were inspired by Italy.
Sunday, Oct 11, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players
Violinist Eriko Sato and pianist David Oei perform works by Rebecca Clarke, Benjamin Britten and Paul Schoenfield.
Sunday, Oct 18, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The End of the Golden Age in New York Baseball
Robert Murphy strips the lore from the facts about the roles of Walter O'Malley, Robert Moses and Horace Stoneham in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ and New York Giants’ move to California.
Saturday, Oct 24, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Classical Interludes: Quartet for the End of Time
Cellist Sarah Biber and her quartet perform Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, an iconic work written during the World War II.  The performers will lecture briefly about its historical significance and rich compositional method.
Sunday, Oct 25, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Nature's Weakness by Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy
An evening of pictures, stories and songs with illustrator Katchor, known for his comic strip series Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, and composer Mulcahy.
Thursday, Oct 29, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Readings & Discussions

Mystery Lovers Book Discussion & Brown Bag Lunch
Join us for lunch and a mystery book discussion. Call for title.
Monday, Oct 5, 6:15 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

American Wife
Discuss this novel by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815

The Art of Nonfiction: Michael Chabon
Chabon reads from his nonfiction work Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son. His previous books include The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (winner of the Pulitzer Prize).
Thursday, Oct 8, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Hard Times: The Great Depression, Then and Now
Author Alan Brinkley (The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War) compares the Great Depression of the 1930s to the recent financial crisis, and compares the effectiveness of the New Deal to the Obama administration's response.
Sunday, Oct 11, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk: John Wray
Wray reads from his novel Lowboy, about a paranoid schizophrenic teenager on a mission to stop the planet's destruction by radical climate change.
Thursday, Oct 15, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

In Time of Fear: Immigrants and Epidemics in Historical Perspective
Alan Kraut, professor of history at American University, explores the fascinating double helix of health and fear in light of the recent influenza epidemic.
Saturday, Oct 17, 4 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Hard Times: Making Sense of Hard Times
Morris Dickstein, professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author of Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression, examines the movies, novels, music, plays, and photographs which helped Americans get through the Great Depression.
Sunday, Oct 18, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Discuss this novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Monday, Oct 19, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

The Art of Nonfiction: Padgett Powell
Powell, whose Edisto was nominated for the American Book Award, reads from his latest book, The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?
Thursday, Oct 22, 7 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Hard Times: Berenice Abbott's New York
Bonnie Yochelson, author of Berenice Abbott: Changing New York, tells the story behind Abbott, best known for her black and white images of New York from 1929.
Sunday, Oct 25, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The Cemetery of the Evergreens: Green Oasis in Brooklyn
Enjoy this talk by John Rousmaniere on the Evergreens Cemetery, its history and the people buried there.
Wednesday, Oct 28, 7 PM
Central Library, Trustees' Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Exhibitions

All exhibitions run September 15 through November 5 at Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100.

Partners in Art and Life
curated by Lynn Saville
Brooklyn visual artists, who are also life partners, are represented by a piece of each individual’s artwork and a portrait photograph of each couple, taken by the curator.
Grand Lobby

An Artist’s Sketchbook Journals
by Nan Carey
A collection of illustrated journals spanning 10 years, with intimate observations of the artist’s garden and travels.
Foyer Cases

Nature Seen in Brooklyn, Now and Then: Three Photographers Look at Brooklyn:
Brainerd, Austin & Golden (1877 – 2009)
by Richard Golden
Vintage photographs from Central Library’s Brooklyn Collection and contemporary photographs by Golden that show Brooklyn’s open space, past and present.
Foyer Cases

Transplanted Ornament
by Jean Shin and Brian Ripel
A site-specific collaborative installation by this artist and architect couple made of wrought iron metal “transplanted” from nearby neighborhood brownstones.
Lobby Gallery

Juguetes (Toys)
by Jaime Jiménez
Photographs that capture the creativity of children in the Dominican Republic who make traditional and elaborate toys from found objects.
Youth Wing

Held
by Andrew Hayes
Sculptures that employ steel and other metals to constrain cut book pages into new forms.
Second Floor Balcony Cases

Ka kelen kelen wili (May We Wake Up One by One)
by Janet Goldner
Books of playful, layered, steel collages with hinges to allow the “pages” to open and close.
Second Floor Balcony Cases



FOR KIDS

National Circus Project
Enjoy this performance of ground skills, juggling, plate spinning, stilt walking, comedic acts, balancing, unicycle riding, hula hoop acts and clowning.
Saturday, Oct 3, 1 PM

Story Play
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5.
Monday, Oct 19, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435


Columbus Day Arts & Crafts
Thursday, Oct 8, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924


Scaramouches Latin Children's Traveling Theater
See a performance of My Baby Is a Hero, about a prince and princess who try to foil a villain’s plans to kidnap their baby.
Saturday, Oct 10, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, Oct 14, 4 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Monday, Oct 19, 3:30 PM
Clarendon Library, 2035 Nostrand Avenue, 718.421.1159
Thursday, Oct 29, 3:15 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Stories and Songs of Latin America
This interactive performance of music, storytelling, puppetry and instruments brings the culture of Latin America to life.
Saturday, Oct 17, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Story Play
Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5.
Monday, Oct 19, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435

Halloween Arts & Crafts
Friday, Oct 23, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Thursday, Oct 29, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Friday, Oct 30, 4 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707


Movie
Enjoy free film screenings. Call for title.
Friday, Oct 23, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Professor Klutzo’s Comedy and Variety Show
This fumbling, bumbling professor performs magic, music, ventriloquism, juggling and more.
Saturday, Oct 24, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Halloween Movie
Enjoy free film screenings. Call for title.
Monday, Oct 26, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

A Halloween Adventure
Bubbles the Clown encourages the entire audience to get involved, making this a delightful experience for the whole family.
Saturday, Oct 31, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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.
Mondays, 10 AM
No session Oct 12
Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Road, 718.693.7763
Mondays, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Tuesdays, 11:45 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

After-School Homework Help
Get free help from trained adult volunteers.
Tuesdays, 3 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Creative Kids
Express your creativity through arts and crafts, drama, music and more.
Tuesdays, 4 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 E. 59th Street, 718.241.3994

Games
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

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

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Fridays, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 22 Linden Boulevard, 718.856.0813

Toys & Games
Fridays, 3 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Shake, Rattle & Roll
Teach children how to read through music and games.
Saturdays, 10 AM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606



FOR TEENS

Teen Topics
Get information on important issues.
Thursday, Oct 8, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Lanyard Workshop
Learn how to make lanyard keychains, bracelets and more!
Wednesday, Oct 14, 4 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursday, Oct 15, 3 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14 th Street, 718.368.1815
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924


Manga & Anime Club
Thursday, Oct 15, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Wii Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Monday, Oct 19, 3 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Halloween Arts & Crafts
Friday, Oct 23, 3:30 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Tuesday, Oct 27, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

'Zine Making Club
Learn how to make and distribute your own handmade magazine!
Wednesday, Oct 28, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Live Online Homework Help
Get free help with your homework from online tutors. For kids, grades 4 to 12.
Mondays, 3 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Teen Time
Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117
Fridays, 2 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.3547

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

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

Gamers Spot
Fridays, 4 PM
No session Oct 30
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927


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