September 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

August 3, 2009

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 2009 Programs and Exhibitions at Brooklyn Public Library

(Brooklyn, NY) July 30- School is in session. As we usher in another academic year, Brooklyn Public Library has all the tools you need to stay ahead of the curve. We have programs and activities that the whole family is sure to love. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please be advised that programs are subject to change, therefore we suggest calling ahead


FOR ADULTS
Computer Basics Class
Learn basic skills. No experience necessary.
Tuesday, Sep 1, 12 PM
Wednesday, Sep 2, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Wednesday, Sep 2, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Thursdays, Sep 3 & 17, 3:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Mondays, Sep 7 & 21, 11 AM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012
Thursday, Sep 10, 1:30 PM
Tuesday, Sep 22, 1:30 PM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713
Monday, Sep 14, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.369.1435
Mondays, 12 PM
Registration required
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
Eastern Parkway Library, 1044 Eastern Parkway, 718.953.4225

Library Databases Class
Learn to find information online using library databases.
Thursdays, Sep 3 & 17, 1:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Friday, Sep 4, 1:30 PM
Monday, Sep 21, 1:30 PM
Bedford Library, 496 Franklin Avenue, 718.623.0012

Knitting Workshop
Learn or perfect this skill. Bring your own materials.
Monday, Sep 7, 4 PM
Registration required
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Talking Circle
Share your life experiences with others.
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Microsoft Excel Class
Learn to create charts and graphs. Basic computer knowledge required.
Thursday, Sep 10, 1 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Blood Drive
Monday, Sep 14, 10 AM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

Email Class
Learn the basics of email. Basic computer knowledge required.
Tuesday, Sep 15, 12 PM
Registration required
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Monday, Sep 28, 11 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.369.1435

Setting Up a Website for Online Sales
Get the technology skills you need to promote your business.
Tuesday, Sep 15, 6 PM
Registration required
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza, 718.623.7000

Creative Writing
Bring your poems, stories, memoirs and other writing samples to share with other writers.
Thursdays, Sep 17 & 24, 1 PM
Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Health & Medical Information Online
Learn how to search the internet for information about medical conditions, doctors and more.
Monday, Sep 21, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Social Networking & Your Business
Use technology to promote your business and build your customer base.
Tuesday, Sep 22, 6 PM
Registration required
Business Library, 280 Cadman Plaza, 718.623.7000

U.S. Citizenship Test Tutorial
Get help preparing for the citizenship test.
Tuesday, Sep 22, 6:30 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100


Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Thursday, Sep 24, 2:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244
Thursdays, 1:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursdays, 3 PM
Mapleton Library, 1702 60th Street, 718.256.2117

African-Atlantic Genealogical Society Workshops
Trace your family tree with help from the newly chartered African-Atlantic Genealogical Society.
Saturday, Sep 26, 1 PM
Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, 718.573.5606

Resume Writing
Learn to write a resume using Microsoft Word.
Monday, Sep 28, 5:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365


Russian Conversation Group
Improve your Russian.
Mondays, 11 AM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish.
Mondays, 6:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707
Wednesdays, 7 PM
Thursdays, 3 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

English Conversation Group
Improve your English.
Mondays, 1 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Tuesdays, 1 & 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

Crocheting Circle
Work on current or new projects with others.
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th 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

French Conversation Group
Improve your French.
Tuesdays, 6 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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.
Thursdays, 1:15 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.369.1435

Portuguese Conversation Group
Improve your Portuguese.
Thursdays, 7 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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

Japanese Conversation Group
Improve your Japanese.
Fridays, 4 PM
Central Library, Multilingual Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Ruth Gambin Poetry Group
Read and discuss your poems.
Saturdays, 2 PM
Kings Highway Library, 2115 Ocean Avenue, 718.375.3037


Films

Russian Film Series
Film Director Kirill Dremlyukh presents his new movies Viia and Mystery of the Three Green Cards.
Saturday, Sep 26, 3 PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Road, 718.946.2917


Readings & Discussions
Philosophy Discussion Group
Discuss topics chosen by members of the group.
Fridays, Sep 11 & 25, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Book Discussion: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Discuss this novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Monday, Sep 21, 1:30 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Book Discussion
Call for this session’s title.
Wednesday, Sep 23, 6:15 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311
Thursday, Sep 24, 2 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Saturday, Sep 26, 11:15 AM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244

Lecture: The Story of Crown Heights Library
Wilhelmina Kelly gives an illustrated talk on the history of Crown Heights Library and signs copies of her new book on the neighborhood.
Wednesday, Sep 30, 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.
Shin and Ripel discuss their work on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 PM.
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


Plaza Outdoor Concert Series
Mandingo Ambassadors
World-class musicians offer Manding music with mellifluous, Latin-tinged rhythms and vocal melodies, and guitar lines drawn from Guinea’s centuries-old musical traditions. In case of rain, this concert will move to the Dweck Center.
Saturday, Sep 12, 3:30 PM
Central Library Plaza, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Harry and the Potters
If Harry Potter quit the quidditch team and started a punk rock band, this very performance would take place. Rain date is September 27 at 3:30 PM.
Saturday, Sep 26, 3:30 PM
Central Library Plaza, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

FOR KIDS
Babies & Books
Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.
Tuesdays, Sep 1 & 15, 10:30 AM
Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, 718.567.2806
Monday, Sep 21, 10:30 AM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.369.1435
Wednesdays, 1 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Thursday, Sep 10, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Friday, Sep 18, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
Leonard Library, 81 Devoe Street, 718.486.3365

Arts & Crafts
Friday, Sep 11, 2 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.369.1435
Wednesday, Sep 16, 4 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Thursday, Sep 17, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Thursday, Sep 24, 3:15 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Thursdays, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086
Fridays, 4 PM
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Avenue, 718.638.1531

Musical Comedy Improv by Lincoln Center
Watch the hilarious ensemble, Horseplay, as they invent plots, dialogue, characters and songs right on cue using audience suggestions and participation.
Saturday, Sep 26, 1 PM
Central Library, Dweck Center, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

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

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

Preschool Story Time with FirstRIF
Enjoy classic books and songs with others, ages 3 to 5. Also earn free books by reading! See your librarian for details.
Fridays, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Mill Basin Library, 2385 Ralph Avenue, 718.241.3973

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.
Fridays, 11 AM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409
Toys & Games
Fridays, 3 PM
Gravesend Library, 303 Avenue X, 718.382.5792

FOR TEENS

PlayStation Gaming
Join your friends and meet new ones while playing video games.
Thursday, Sep 3, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180
Thursday, Sep 24, 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 14th Street, 718.368.1815
Fridays, 3:30 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

Gamers Spot
Fridays, Sep 4, 11 & 18, 4 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Teen Topics
Get information on important issues.
Thursday, Sep 10, 4 PM
Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Avenue, 718.773.1180

Anime & Manga Club
Thursday, Sep 17, 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, Sep 21, 3 PM
Flatlands Library, 2065 Flatbush Avenue, 718.253.4409

Computers for Teens
Don’t just sit at a computer! Find out all the places it can take you.
Tuesday, Sep 22, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924
Friday, Sep 25, 4 PM
Gerritsen Beach Library, 2808 Gerritsen Avenue, 718.369.1435

’Zine Making Club
Learn how to make and distribute personal, handmade magazines!
Wednesday, Sep 23, 3:30 PM
New Utrecht Library, 1743 86th Street, 718.236.4086

Book Discussion
Call for this session’s title.
Tuesday, Sep 29, 4 PM
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Avenue, 718.922.0927

Movie
Enjoy a free film screening. Call for title.
Tuesday, Sep 29, 4 PM
Homecrest Library, 2525 Coney Island Avenue, 718.382.5924

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

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

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

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