SEPTEMBER 2006 PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITIONS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

August 30, 2006

The following programs are free and open to the public.

Author Talks

Dr. Seymour P. Lachman
Thursday, September 7, 7 - 9 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Join former State Senator Seymour Lachman as he discusses his book Three Men in a Room, and the perils of legislative dysfunction in state politics, with a particular focus on Albany's inner workings.

Veniamin Smekhov
Sunday, September 17, 4 - 6 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Actor of the stage and screen, Smekhov reads from his memoir Theater of my Memory, a mediation on his forty-year career in Russian drama particularly as one of the leading actors of Liubimov's famous Taganka Theatre. This program is in Russian.

Sherrill Tippins
Tuesday, September 19, 7 - 9 PM
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

The author of February House discusses the remarkable wartime household that included W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, and the burlesque Grand Dame Gypsy Rose Lee.

Kyra Gaunt
Includes a performance by the Double Dutch Divas
Saturday, September 23, 2 - 6 PM
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Gaunt's book The Games Black Girls Play illustrates how black musical styles are incorporated into the earliest games African American girls learn. Drawing on interviews, recordings, and her memories of game playing, Gaunt connects black girls' games to traditions of African and African American music-making. Following Gaunt's reading the Double Dutch Divas, a group of women in their 40s - 50s, will perform a double dutch show to a variety of original music.

Brooklyn Writers for Brooklyn Readers: Colson Whitehead
Saturday, September 30, 2 PM - 4 PM
Central Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Join Colson White head and WNYC's Leonard Lopate for a lively discussion on Whitehead's third novel, Apex Hides the Hurt, in which a nomenclature consultant is hired by the small town of Winthrop to change its name and its future.

EXHIBITIONS

Coney Island Dreamers
Through Sunday, October 1, 2006
Central Library, Grand Lobby, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

This exhibition features sideshow banners of the inventors, eccentrics and visionaries who made Coney famous; documentary photographs by Charles Denson for The Coney Island History Project; and multi-media artworks by Philomena Marano and Richard Eagan, artists and cofounders of the nonprofit Coney Island Hysterical Society.

The Coney Island History Project Memory Booth
Through Sunday, October 1, 2006
Central Library, Lobby Gallery, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Share your stories of Coney Island. Visit the Memory Booth to sign up for a session to record (in sound) your own experiences of this historic amusement park. The Memory Booth is a site-specific version of the History Project's "Luna Park" mobile recording studio located on the Coney Island Boardwalk.

Keith DuQuette: Cock-a-Doodle MOOOO! A Mixed-Up Menagerie & Other Books
Through Sunday, October 1, 2006
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.
Please see "Programs for Children" for drawing workshops with artist.

Progressions
Through Sunday, October 1, 2006
Central Library, Second Floor Balcony Cases, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Erica Mapp presents artist's books that are abstract, geometric and based on the Fibonacci numbers two, three, five and eight. By following this number sequence that codifies the progression of growth spirals, Mapp incorporates some of the harmony of nature into her art, while sticking to geometric abstraction.

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

Black Locales Film & Discussion Series: Buckle Brothers
Thursday, September 21, 7 - 9 PM

From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, a new generation of black cowboys is taking up the reigns of black rodeo. This film is the tale of four young adults from the streets of South Central Los Angeles and Compton, who are bonded by dreams, respect, and a need for mentoring. Director Marquette Williams introduces the film. Co-sponsored by National Black Programming Consortium.

Friday Night at the Movies: Go Back to School
Enjoy Friday nights at Central Library with free screenings of classic and contemporary Hollywood favorites.

If
September 22, 6 PM

This film about a violent uprising at a British Boys' school stars Malcolm McDowell as Mick Travers, a prankster who gives the phrase "teen rebel" a new meaning.

Napoleon Dynamite
September 29, 6 PM

Napoleon Dynamite is a high school outcast who decides to try to install his pal Pedro as class president. Features one of the most soulful dances ever performed in Moon Boots.

Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story
2005 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Short Filmmaking
Saturday, September 30, 4 - 6 PM

After the untimely deaths of their friends living in housing projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Terrence Fisher and Daniel Howard began making a documentary film about deadly police shootings in their neighborhood. Ironically, during their film’s production, one of their friends was shot and killed by a cop. Howard and Fisher continued filming and captured the tense hours after their friend’s controversial death.

Saturday Family Movies
Enjoy favorite family films on Saturday mornings at Central Library this fall.

Bambi II
September 23, 11 AM

A "midquel" that takes place in the middle of the original film's story line, exploring Bambi's coming-of-age challenges and beginning soon after Bambi's mother has died.

Quest for Camelot
September 30, 11 AM

During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.

MUSIC AND DANCE
All music and dance performances will be held in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room of Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

The Gerard Edery Ensemble
Sunday, September 10, 2 PM - 4 PM

Enjoy an afternoon of Medieval Spanish music in celebration of an era when Moorish, Catholic, and Jewish cultures coexisted and influenced one another.

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Susana De' & Friends
Thursday, September 14, 7 PM - 9 PM

The artistry of Susana De’ pulls listeners in note by note and feeling by feeling. She will be joined by Uli Geissendoerfer on piano, Essiet Essiet on bass, and Julien Augier on drums.

Tomas Rodriguez: Guitar Music of Spain and the Americas
Sunday, September 17, 2 PM - 4 PM

Since 1990, Rodriguez has performed as a soloist and ensemble leader throughout NYC, as well as in France, Spain and Egypt. He'll bring his original style to folk and classical traditions of Spain and South America.

OPEN MICS, SEMINARS, AND WORKSHOPS

English Conversation Group
Wednesday, September 6, 6 - 7:30 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378

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

Pre-GED Course Registration Sessions
Wednesday, September 6, 5 - 8 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Monday September 18, 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244


BPL offers adult learners seeking General Educational Development (GED) degrees free classes to best prepare them for success. For more information, please call 718.832.3560, x 5.

Consumer Scams: How to Avoid Being Scammed
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Monday, September 11, 6 - 8 PM

This seminar educates consumers on how to avoid telephone, mail and, now, internet scam. Practical tips are given on how to identify a scam, what to look for, and how to protect yourself from fraud. The presenter, Honorable Eileen Nadelson, has been presiding as a judge in Brooklyn Criminal Court since January 2006.

Remote Control:
Access BPL's Business Library's Online Resources from your Home Computer

Tuesday, September 19, 6 - 9 PM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street, 718.623.7000

Learn about BPL's Business Library's free, electronic resources. Learn how to access resources to analyze business and industry trends and use the Internet to locate trade periodicals, information on competitors, demographic data and investment resources. Please visit www.biz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org or call 718.623.7000, x 4, to register for this free program.

Resume Writing Workshop
Wednesdays, September 20 through October 18, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street, 718.573.5224

Learn how to write resumes using Microsoft Word’s Resume Wizard.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Wednesdays, September 20 through October 25, 6-8 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

BPL invites adult learners whose first language is not English to enjoy free lessons in English, taught by certified and experienced teachers.

Open Mic Poetry Night
Wednesdays, September 20 through October 18, 6 - 7:30 PM
DeKalb Library, 790 Bushwick Avenue, 718.455.3898

Local poets step up to the mic and share their work.

Knitting Workshop: Baby Surprise
Saturday, September 30, 11 AM - 2 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

This free, three-hour-workshop with master knitter Barbara Kerr will teach students to create the adorable "Baby Surprise", a no-sew infant jacket. Bring needles, colorful yarn, and be ready to have fun.

PROGRAMS FOR BABIES
Ages: 0-18 months

Babies & Books
Wednesdays, September 6 through October 25, 1 - 2 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Mondays, September 11 through October 30, 10 - 11 AM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Mondays, September 11 through October 30, 11:00 AM - 12 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Wednesdays, September 13 through October 25, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

Friday, September 15 and Friday, September 29, 2 - 2:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

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

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Ages: 6 - 12 years

Children's Chinese Language Class
Tuesdays, September 5 through October 31, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972

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

Tween Time
Tuesdays, September 5 through October 31, 4 - 5 PM
Spring Creek Library, 12143 Flatlands Avenue, 718.257.6571

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.

Kid's Yoga Class
Mondays, September 11 through October 30, 3 - 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

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

Hip Hop Dance for Kids
Mondays, September 11 through October 30, 4 - 5 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

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

A Snail Trail Spell Workshop
Wednesday, September 13, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Become a "snail scientist" by observing live snails. Story books, art activities, role plays and hands-on exploitations will make kids snail experts!

Fish Kite Workshop with Maddy Rosenberg
Thursday, September 14, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Avenue, 718.567.2806

Make your very own koinobori or “flying carp” kite with bright fabrics and abstract shapes.

The Amazing Amazon
Thursday, September 14, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

The Amazon River is a place teaming with life. Learn about life in the Amazon by playing an interactive matching game, watching a video about this abundant habit, and hearing music created by indigenous peoples.

Creature Features
Thursday, September 14, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Avenue, 718.349.8504

Study the tracks of an otter, examine the skull of an owl and touch the skin of a lizard in our wild story hour.

African & Caribbean Dance Workshop for Kids
Tuesday, September 19, 4 - 5 PM
Saratoga Library, 8 Thomas S. Boyland Street, 718.573.5224

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

Modern Dance with a Latin Touch Workshop
Tuesday, September 19, 4 - 5 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

The Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, a modern dance company, presents an eclectic repertoire of Hispanic music themes, and dance ranging from comical and whimsical to abstract and dramatic.

Hip Hop Dance Workshop
Tuesdays, September 5 - 26, 4 - 5 PM
Stone Avenue Library, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, 718.485.8347

Learn the latest hip hop moves and make the library your dance floor.

Drawing and Illustration with Keith DuQuette
Friday, September 22, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Monday, September 25, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 718.230.2100

Friday, September 29, 4 - 5 PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 East 59th Street, 718.241.3994

Join artist and author, Keith DuQuette, author and illustrator of Cock-a-Doodle Mooo! A Mixed up Menagerie, for this fun and exciting workshop where you will get a chance to draw your very own mixed up animal.

Mad Science of Brooklyn
Wednesdays, September 27 through October 4, 4 - 5 PM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

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

Sensational Sharks
Thursday, September 28, 4 - 5 PM
Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton Street, 718.596.6972

Some people think sharks are scary, but really they're mainly misunderstood. Join experts from the New York Aquarium to find out fascinating facts and fiction about one of the most feared species in the world!

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Ages: 13 - 17 years

Hip Hop Dance Workshop
Fridays, September 1 through October 27, 4 - 5:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

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

Crochet Workshop
Mondays, September 11 through October 30, 4 - 5 PM
Bushwick Library, 340 Bushwick Avenue, 718.602.1348

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

T-Shirt Design
Wednesday, September 13, 4 – 5 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917

Use your favorite photos or stencils to create a T-shirt design and then jazz it up with 3-D paint, glitter, studs, flowers and more!

African Jewelry Making
Thursday, September 14, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
Dyker Library, 8202 13th Avenue, 718.748.6261

Make and take home beautiful jewelry with an African flair. Shells, horn, glass and colored beads are just some of the exotic materials used in traditional African jewelry.

Chess Workshops
Thursdays, September 14 through October 5, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Parkway, 718.257.6547

Fridays, September 15 through October 13, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

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

African & Caribbean Dance Workshop
Thursday, September 14, 4 - 5 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

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

Teen Time
Friday, September 8 and Friday, September 22, 4 - 5 PM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Wednesdays, September 13 through October 25, 3 - 5 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Thursday, September 21, 4 - 5 PM
Washington Irving Library, 360 Irving Avenue, 718.628.8378

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

Karaoke
Thursdays, September 28 through October 26, 4 - 5 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

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

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