OCTOBER PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

September 8, 2006

The following programs are free and open to the public.

AUTHOR TALKS AND BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Book Discussion of Fiorello H. La Guardia: A Mayor for the People
Saturday, October 7, 4 - 6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

In honor of Italian-American Heritage Month, Professor and author Gerald Meyer discusses the welfare and civic-minded former Mayor of NY. From cleaning up political corruption to improving New Yorker’s lives by creating public swimming pools and Brooklyn College, La Guardia created civic and cultural legacies.

Author Talk by Judith Levine
Sunday, October 8, 4 - 6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Join award-winning writer Judith Levine as she reads from and discusses Not Buying It, which chronicles her experience of refusing to shop for an entire year. Find out how this experience changed her views on everything from libraries to the TV show "The Bachelor."

Author Talk by Melvin Blackman
Wednesday, October 11, 6 - 8 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

Join Blackman as he discusses his book Urban Suicide: The Reality We Choose Not to See, which focuses on the cycles of violence, poverty, and incarceration that spring from drug addiction.

Films vs. Flicks with New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott
Sunday, October 15, 2 - 4 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott discusses the current state of film beyond the blockbusters. Registration is required for this lecture. Please call 718.369.9385, X151 to reserve your free seat.

EXHIBITIONS

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

October 3 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.

Wake
October 3 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
October 3 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.

FREE FILMS
The following films will be screened in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. Phone: 718.230.2100.

Black Locales Film & Discussion Series: A Place of Our Own
Thursday, October 5, 7 - 9 PM

A Place of Our Own examines the history, significance, and changing landscape of the African American resort community on Martha's Vineyard and its significance in the life of filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Introduced by Carol Bash, Director of Photography. Co-sponsored by National Black Programming Consortium.

The Silent Screen Series: "Queen, King, Jokers"
Felix the Cat Switches Witches
Sparrows

Sunday, October 8, 2 - 4 PM

In the 1926 fable Sparrows, Pickford stars as Molly, the oldest of nine orphans enslaved on a baby farm. Upon learning that the evil farm owner is plotting to kill one of the children, Molly leads the orphans on a perilous escape. Felix the Cat starts the program's battle of good vs. evil in Felix the Cat Switches Witches. Featuring live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman.

Friday Night at the Movies: Heart Stopping Horror
As Halloween begins to creep closer, BPL offers free screenings of scary film favorites.

The Haunting
Friday, October 13, 6 - 8 PM

A team of investigators seek proof of the supernatural. Unfortunately for them, this haunted house is crawling with proof.

Poltergeist
Friday, October 20, 6 - 8 PM

Real Estate investment tip #1: Never ever, no matter how cheap it is, never buy a house built on top of a Native American burial ground. Tip #2: Make sure your kid's closet isn't a doorway to another dimension full of poorly adjusted dead people.

An American Werewolf in London
Friday, October 27, 6 - 8 PM

David and Jack are two American college students backpacking across the British countryside by the light of the full moon when they are attacked by an animal. Jack is killed, but David survives to find himself fanged and furry on the streets of London.

Saturday Family Movies
This popular weekly series offers free movie screenings the whole family can enjoy.

The Goonies
Saturday, October 7, 11 AM - 1 PM

A group of West Coast kids embark on an adventure after finding a pirate's treasure map.

Zathura
Saturday, October 14, 11 AM - 1 PM

In Sci-fi adventure, two squabbling brothers are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game they discovered in the basement of their old house. On their fantastic journey, they are joined by a stranded astronaut and must survive meteor showers, hostile lizard-like aliens and an intergalactic spaceship battle.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, October 21, 11 AM - 1 PM

In the 2005 version of the classic film, Charlie Bucket wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the eccentric candy maker, Willy Wonka, played by Johnny Depp.

Shaggy Dog
Saturday, October 28, 11 AM - 1 PM

Tim Allen transforms from family dad to family dog and back again in this 2005 update of the Disney comedy.


LECTURES, SEMINARS, AND WORKSHOPS

English Conversation Group
Mondays, October 2 through October 30, 11 AM - 12 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Tuesdays, October 3 through October 31, 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

BPL welcomes adult speakers of other languages to advance their English skills through book readings and discussions in a friendly, laid-back environment.

Resume Writing Workshop
Mondays, October 2 through October 30, 4 - 5 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Wednesdays, October 4 through October 18, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas South Boyland Street, 718.573.5224

This workshop introduces adult learners to Microsoft Word’s Resume Wizard software and provides tips on preparing a resume for the first time.

"Who's Buried There?"
African Americans in the 18th & 19th Century New York Burial Grounds

Saturday, October 21, 2 - 6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

A panel of scholars discusses new information on three New York cemeteries. Co-presented by the Weeksville Historic Society, an organization dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the African-American experience.

What is Terrorism?
Sunday, October 22, 2 - 4 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Writer and journalist Edouard Valdmann examines terrorism from historical, philosophical, and religious perspectives. He will discuss how forces like politics and religion shape terrorists’ methods and goals.

A Homemade Halloween
Sunday, October 22, 4 - 6 PM
Central Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room Grand Army Plaza 718.230.2100

Join Cookie Magazine Contributing Editor Rebecca Ffrench for a hands-on workshop to learn to make original, homemade costumes out of household items.

Who's Your Match? Making the Most of Resources and Networks
Tuesday, October 24, 6 - 8 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000

Explore financing opportunities and learn how to use the Business Library's free resources to research business trends and your company's competition.
Please call 718.623.7000 or visit www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org to register.

MUSIC AND DANCE
Unless noted otherwise, the following music and dance performances will be held in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. Phone: 718.230.210.

Tango Workshop Series
Sundays, October 8 through December 17, 2 - 4 PM
Central Library, Cafeteria, 3rd Floor, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2105
Please note that a class is not scheduled for Sunday, November 26

Learn the basic Tango steps, posture, and partner connection through a series of dance classes taught in both English and Spanish. Following the dance classes, students will have the opportunity to perform in a public presentation.
Please call BPL's Multilingual Center to register: 718.230.2417.

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Marion Cowings
Thursday, October 12, 7 - 9 PM

Bronx-born baritone Cowings is a master of scat and vocal technique. At 15 he caught the ear of jazz legend Jon Hendricks and he has delighted audiences at the Blue Note, Village Vanguard, and Lincoln Center ever since.

Wedding Vows from the Heart of the Universe: A Traditional Oc? Wedding
Saturday, October 14, 4 - 6 PM

In this performance, Conjunto Nuevo Milenio combines folk dance, traditional music and a dramatization of a traditional wedding from Oc?, a town in the central province of Panama.

Great Moments in Jazz Piano: Understanding the Masters
Thursday, October 19, 7 - 9 PM

Renowned jazz performer Dave Frank explores how American masters use the basic elements of music — rhythm, harmony and melody — to construct their unique styles.

Nina Alovert: The Ballet Stars of Leningrad-St. Petersburg
Sunday, October 29, 4 - 6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100
In Russian

Nina Alovert’s photographs of Russian dance preserve the art of Natalia Makarova, Alla Osipenko, Nikita Dolgushin, Sviatoslav Kusnetsov and Mikhail Baryshnikov. In this Russian-language program, Alovert will share her photographs, a documentary film about St. Petersburg ballet and stories about the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century.

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES

Voices from the Front
Thursday, October 12, 4 - 6 PM
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

This powerful play examines the Reyes family, who has sent more than one young man into battle over generations. Freddie is a veteran of the first Gulf War and when his brother Victor wants to join the service, the two clash with an emotional violence that brings the war into their Queens home. Performed by author Mel Nieves.

Scary Stand Up
Sunday, October 28, 4 - 6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Three up-and-coming Brooklyn comedians share some terrifying Halloween adventures and some straight-up stand up. Join Eric Andre, Dan Curry and Michelle Buteau for an afternoon of howls and shrieks.


PROGRAMS FOR BABIES, CHILDREN & TEENS

PROGRAMS FOR BABIES & PRESCHOOLERS

Babies & Books
Mondays, October 2 through October 30, 10 - 11 AM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Mondays, October 2 through October 30, 11 AM - 12 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Wednesdays, October 4 through October 25, 1 - 2 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Wednesdays, October 4 through October 25, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348
Ages: 0 - 18 months

Enjoy books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet families in your neighborhood. For babies and their parents or caregivers.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays, October 3 through October 31, 12 - 1 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967
Ages: 18 - 36 months

Toddlers and their parents or caregivers are invited to listen to picture books read aloud by librarians, learn new fingerplays and interact with other children.

Preschool Storytime
Mondays, October 2, 16, 23 & 30, 1 - 2 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Wednesdays, October 4 through October 25, 11 AM - 12 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Ages: 3 - 5 years

Enjoy new and classic picture books, favorite songs, fingerplays and other fun activities.

Story Play
Monday, October 30, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.368.1435
Ages: 0 - 5 years

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and meet new friends in this informal program. For babies and toddlers, birth to age 5, and their parents or caregivers.

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Kid's Yoga Class
Mondays, October 2 through October 30, 3 - 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004
Ages: 6 - 12 years

With yoga as the foundation, this class is filled with movement, balancing poses, and stretching.

Double Dutch
Mondays, October 2, 16 & 23, 4 - 5 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220
Ages: 6 - 12 years

Jump rope, listen to music and make lanyards with friends.

Too Young to Get Hired? Hire Yourself!
Tuesday, October 3, 4 - 5 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571
Ages: 9 - 12 years

A fun and informative workshop for kids about how to create jobs for yourself, like dog-walking, babysitting and shoveling snow. Organization, time management, and related topics will be covered.

Children's Chinese Language Class
Tuesdays, October 3 through October 31, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972
Ages: 6 - 12 years

Make new friends while learning how to speak Mandarin and exploring Chinese culture

Tween Time
Tuesdays, October 3 through October 31, 4 - 5 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718.257.6571
Ages: 10 - 12 years

Calling all tweens, ages 10 to 12! This is your time to make crafts, play games, talk about books and participate in other fun activities.

Spanish Lessons for Tweens
Tuesdays, October 3 through October 24, 4 - 5 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 East 59th Street, 718.241.3994
Ages: 10 - 12

Designed especially for kids, these classes cover basic grammar and vocabulary to help students develop reading, writing and oral skills in the Spanish language.

Creepy-Crawly Animal Tales
Wednesdays, October 4 through October 25, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085
Ages: 5 - 12 years

Read stories, make crafts, and learn about some of the grossest animals.

Mad Science of Brooklyn
Wednesdays, October 4, 4 - 5 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105
Ages: 6 - 12 years

Let the mad scientist in you come out at these exciting, hands-on, educational workshops that illustrate what science is really about.

Meet the Author: Ned Vizzini
Tuesday, October 17, 4 - 5 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718.257.6571
Ages: 13 - 17

Brooklyn writer Ned Vizzini discusses his book Be More Chill, a memoir of his years at Stuyvesant High School.

African & Caribbean Dance Workshop
Friday, October 20, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001
Ages: 6 - 12 years

Learn dances from Africa and the Caribbean at this workshop with dancer Wayne Daniels from Charles Moore Dance Company.

Meet the Author: Nina Crews
Tuesday, October 24, 11 AM - 12 PM
Brower Park Library, 725 St. Marks Avenue, 718.773.7208
Ages: 6 - 12 years

Acclaimed writer and illustrator, Nina Crews will read from her children’s book The Neighborhood Mother Goose.

Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 25, 3 - 4 PM
Park Slope Library, 6th Avenue, 718.832.1853

Tuesday, October 31, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Kensington Library, 410 Ditmas Avenue, 718.435.9431

Tuesday, October 31, 4 - 5 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Tuesday, October 31, 4 - 5 PM
Marcy Library, 617 DeKalb Avenue, 718.935.0032
Ages: 0 - 12 years

Wear your costume to our Halloween party, make crafts and, of course, receive some treats!

Halloween Parade
Thursday, October 26, 3:30 - 5 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2119
Ages: 0 - 12 years

Wear your costume and take part in our Halloween parade, craft activities, and of, course, receive some treats!

Halloween Arts & Crafts
Thursday, October 26, 4 - 5 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571
Ages: 5 - 12 years

Get creative with Halloween themed arts and crafts.

Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories
Thursday, October 26, 7:30 PM - 8 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2119
Ages: 0 - 12 years

Put on your PJs, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for songs and stories before slumber! All children who attend will receive a free book by Ezra Jack Keats.
This event is supported by a grant from The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

A Whale of a Tale
Friday, October 27, 4 - 5 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 East 59th Street, 718.241.3994
Ages: 6 - 12 years

Explore the fascinating evolution of whales! Examine the evidence of earlier forms by inspecting the bones of a variety of cetaceans, discover the two major groups of whales, touch whale teeth and skin, and watch the birth of a killer whale — on video!

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS

Crochet Workshop
Mondays, October 2 through October 30, 4 - 5 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348
Ages: 13 - 17 years

Learn the basics of crochet and transform a string of yarn into a scarf. Yarn and needles provided by BPL.

Teen Time
Mondays, October 2, 16, 23, and 30, 4 - 5 PM
Midwood Library, 975 East 16th Street, 718.252.0967

Wednesdays, October 4 through October 25, 3 - 5 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Fridays, October 6 through October 27, 3 - 4:30 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001
Ages: 13 - 17 years

Meet other teens and enjoy a variety of activities involving books, games and music.

Karaoke
Thursdays, October 5 through October 26, 4 - 5 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Ages: 13 - 17 years

You and your friends can be singing superstars at Brooklyn Public Library!

Chess Workshops
Fridays, October 6 through October 13, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Ages: 13 - 17 years

Learn how to play chess, develop critical thinking skills and challenge opponents in workshops for all levels.

Hip Hop Dance Workshop
Fridays, October 6 through October 27, 4 - 5:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Ages: 13 - 17 years

Are you ready to learn some cool hip-hop moves? Express yourself through dance, get some great exercise and have a blast.

CPR Training
Tuesday, October 10, 4 - 5 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Wednesday, October 11, 4 - 5 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

Thursday, October 12, 4 - 5 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Thursday, October 19, 4 - 5:30 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.6547
Ages: 13 - 17 years

Teen participants will learn how to recognize life threatening emergencies and help increase the chance of survival in a cardiac emergency. Presented by Lieutenant Gary Miller of New York City's Fire Department.

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