Services for Older Adults

What's New

Brooklyn Public Library Central Library Dweck Center Memory Arts Cafe Celebration of Creativity Poetry for LifeCheck out the latest post on our Senior Moments blog about the spectacular Memory Arts Cafe presents: A Celebration of Creativity that happened on Saturday morning, June 28, at 10:30, at Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library Dweck Center.

Celebrate!

Our Street, Our Stories

Our Streets, Our Stories: A Brooklyn Neighborhood Oral History Project is ongoing at the Leonard, Kings Bay and Flatbush Libraries. Interview your neighbors or be interviewed about your experiences growing up in Brooklyn. All interviews will be archived on the Brooklyn Public Library website for family, friends and researchers to listen to.

Spotlight

Interview with Zlata, a library patron at the Mill Basin Library, about the power of technology for sharing family experiences.

Words of Wisdom

Gitana the Creative Diva participated in The Moth Storytelling Workshop at Mill Basin this spring. I asked her to send some stories for our new Words of Wisdom section, and here they are: Morph and The Big Day.

Elizabeth Reph, one of the Dyker Singers who perform regularly at the Dyker Library as part of the Creative Aging program, shares a memoir about the 1940s.

Old School

Every once in a while, we get a hand-written letter from one of our Books by Mail participants. Sometimes we have to share them.

Information for Older Adults and their Caregivers

Services for Older Adults has compiled a list of helpful links for older adults, caregivers, professionals, researchers and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the lives of older adults.

Services

We offer many special programs and events especially tailored for the 50+ audience. These include lectures, films, performances and educational programs that reflect the wide interests of today's older adults. We also provide:

stack of booksBooks-to-Go

Serving nursing homes, senior centers, and adult day-care centers, we supply seniors with reading and viewing materials. Included are books in English and other languages (some in large print); "Bi-Folkal Kits", a collection of memorabilia to spark discussion; and videos and audio books.

Books to Go Application (PDF)

Books by Mail

postageA fast, convenient service that supplies books, books-on-tape, and videotapes to people who are homebound and have a print disability.

Books by Mail Application (PDF)

Information and Cultural Programs

We arrange for speakers and presenters at senior sites throughout Brooklyn.

Nursing Homes, Senior Centers, and Residences

Service to the Aging brings our services out of the library and into street fairs and senior sites, including but not limited to senior residences, nursing homes, and hospices.

Words and Memories

Presented in nursing homes and other senior sites, Words and Memories is a program in which poetry, film, short stories, history and art inspire older adults to reminisce about their life experiences.

Contact the Services for Older Adults department of Brooklyn Public Library:

tel 718.236.1760
email  seniors@bklynlibrary.org

Services for Older Adults is partially funded by Coordinated Outreach Library Services aid from the New York State Education Department, administered by the State Library’s Division of Library Development.

All programs are sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library’s Department of Outreach Services, which has been established with the generous support of The Charles H. Revson Foundation.