VALENTINE'S DAY EVENTS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY Fun and free events for every age group and every interest!

January 25, 2006
No matter what you interest, or your age, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has events for everyone this Valentine's Day.

All events are free and open to the public.

BOOK DISCUSSION: THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS of LOVE
Thursday, February 9, 2 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

A Valentine's Day-themed fiction book discussion on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Oscar Hijuelos, about two Cuban-born musicians who emigrate to New York City and experience love and heartbreak and triumph and tragedy.

BROOKLYN PHILHARMONIC: A SEASON FOR LOVE
Saturday, February 11, 4 PM
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

As part of the Music Off the Shelves series, members and guests of the Brooklyn Philharmonic perform music of courtly love with excerpts from composer Carol Orff's piece "Carmina Burana."

VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFTS
Tuesday, February 14, 4-5PM (7-12 year olds)
East Flatbush Library, 9612 Church Ave. at. Rockaway Pkwy., 718.922.0927

Tuesday, February 14, 3:30-4:30PM (6-14 year olds)
Canarsie Library, 1580 Rockaway Pkwy. at Ave. J, 718-257-6547

Tuesday, February 14, 3:15-4:15PM (children of all ages)
Gravesend Library, 303 Ave. X near. W. 2nd St., 718.382.5792

Tuesday, February 14, 3:45-4:30PM (teens 12-18)
Kensington Library, 10 Ditmas Ave. near E. 5th St., 718.435.9431


Kids participate in making a fun Valentines Day craft with other kids their age. See specific locations for age requirement.

VALENTINE'S DAY STORY CRAFT
Monday, February 13, 3:30-4:30PM (5-12 year olds)
Pacific Library, 25 Fourth Ave. at Pacific St., 718.638.1531

Tuesday, February 14, 4-5PM (6-9 year olds)
Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Tuesday, February 14, 4-5PM (6-12 year olds)
Jamaica Bay Library, 9727 Seaview Ave. at E. 98th St., 718.241.3571


Celebrate Valentine's Day by sharing Valentine's Day stories and participating in a craft project.

VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE
Tuesday, February 14, 3:30-5PM
Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Rd. at Brighton Beach Ave., 718.946.2917

Get down at Brighton Beach Library at this dance for teens ages 13-18 in honor of St. Valentine. Bring – or meet – a date while you enjoy music and have fun meeting other teens.

VALENTINE'S DAY MOVIE PRESENTATION
Tuesday, February 14, 4-5:30PM
Paerdegat Library, 850 E. 59th St. near Flatlands Ave., 718.241.3994

A romantic comedy meets sci-fi flick that follows a young couple who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour. Screening for adults 17+.







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