September 2007 Programs and Events at Brooklyn Public Library

August 1, 2007

Come to Brooklyn Public Library to enjoy author talks, panel discussions, film screenings and more. You can also dance to live music on Central Library’s newly renovated plaza!


Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble & Chandra Rule
Enjoy the styling of jazz songstress Rule, followed by the 13-piece Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble with their thundering congas and horns.
Saturday, September 8, 2 PM, Rain Date: September 9, 2 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Girls Against Boys & Harry and the Potters
Post-hardcore rock band Girls Against Boys and a group inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series stir things up.
Saturday, September 15, 2 PM, Rain Date: September 16, 2 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Old Red Wine & Pharaoh’s Daughter
Hear Dixie-inflected klezmer performed by Old Red Wine and Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock by Pharaoh’s Daughter.
Sunday, September 23, 2 PM, Rain Date: October 14, 2 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211

Dweck by Night: Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Revue
Enjoy 1940s style Jewish jazz, Yiddish swing, and kosher-style blues.
Saturday, September 29, 4 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Brooklyn Sings, Brooklyn Swings: Tessa Souter
Vocalist Souter infuses jazz with the soul and passion of Flamenco, world and Middle Eastern Music.
Sunday, September 30, 4 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2211


Art Opening: Enshrined Memories: Brooklyn and the Civil War
Co-Sponsored by The Green-Wood Historic Fund, this exhibition features nearly 200 historic objects related to Brooklyn’s role in the Civil War.
Saturday, September 15, 2007 through Saturday, January 5, 2008
Central Library, Grand Lobby, Balcony Cases and Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Author Talk: The History and Future of Brooklyn
Mike Wallace, co-author of the Pulitzer-prize winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, discusses the borough’s past and future.
Saturday, September 29, 4 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Author Talk: Nathan Englander with Rivka Galchen
BOMB Magazine presents a conversation between acclaimed authors Nathan Englander and Rivka Galchen. The two writers, who met while writing their new novels in a cafe, discuss literature, friendship and living in New York.
Sunday, September 30, 1:30 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Circus to Go! Big Apple Circus
Audiences young and old alike will clap, cheer, laugh and sing-a-long with members of the Big Apple Circus!
Saturday, September 29, 1 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Crocheting Workshop
Learn about crochet techniques or perfect your skill. Even beginners can create beautiful garments.
Thursday, September 6, 1 PM
Kings Bay Library, 3650 Nostrand Avenue, 718.368.1709

Resume Writing
Learn the basics on resume writing. This project is made possible with a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.
Saturday, September 8, 2:30 PM
Central Library, Room 216, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Workshop: Get Motivated, Get Organized
Professional organizer Yvonne Surrey and personal counselor Debbie King offer time management tips and discuss productivity skills that employers seek.
Tuesday, September 25, 8:30 AM
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, 718.623.7000


Literacy Volunteer Information Session
Experience the reward of bringing the gift of literacy to others. Attend this session and learn how you can join BPL’s group of volunteer literacy tutors.
Saturday, September 8, 10:30 AM
Central Library, Balcony Cases, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

After School Homework Helper
Give support, assistance and encouragement to children in grades 1-6 who need a little extra help with their homework. For more information on how you can become a Homework Helper at your neighborhood library, please visit or call 718.230.2406.
Various Times and Locations


Preschool Story Time
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5.

Wednesdays, September 5 & 19, 11 AM
Red Hook, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Wednesdays, September 12 & 26, 10:30 AM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

Tuesday, September 18, 10:30 AM
McKinley Park, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Wednesday, September 26, 10:30 AM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Internet Workshop for Teens: Find Free Money for College
Learn about great websites for scholarships, grants and more!
Thursday, September 6, 3:30 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Introduction to Live Online Homework Help
Learn to use Live Online Homework Help, a free resource that connects students in grades 4-12 with live online tutors.
Monday, September 10, 3:30 PM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.

Tuesdays, September 11 & 25, 10:30 AM
McKinley Park, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Wednesdays, September 19 & 26, 11 AM
Ulmer Park Library, 2602 Bath Avenue, 718.265.3443

Tuesday, September 25, 11 AM
Highlawn Library, 1664 West 13th Street, 718.234.7208

Comic Book Illustration for Tweens
Learn how to draw your favorite comic characters.
Thursday, Sep 20, 4 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Bedtime Stories
Cuddle up for stories and activities, ages 3 to 8.
Monday, September 24, 6:30 PM
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Avenue, 718.241.3571


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