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Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Eagles Event Summer Rooftop Party, 2013
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Eagles Event Summer Rooftop Party, 2014, © Gregg Richards, 2014
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Eagles EventSummer Rooftop Party, 2014, © Gregg Richards, 2014
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Eagles EventA scene from the 2015 Brooklyn Classic photo booth
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Eagles EventThird Annual Brooklyn Classic, © Gregg Richards, 2015
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Eagles EventThird Annual Brooklyn Classic, © Gregg Richards, 2015
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Eagles EventLiterary Mingle at BookCourt, © Krissa Corbett Cavouras, 2015
Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn Eagles EventSwing Into Summer Party, © Gregg Richards, 2015

 

Find photos from all Brooklyn Eagles events on the Eagles Facebook page.

Past Events

Team Eagles: Bike the Branches
May 2016
Team Eagles donned their helmets to explore six BPL branches by bike, followed by the beer garden and block party at BPL's annual Bike the Branches.

The Epilogue: GALA After-Party
March 2016
The Eagles sponsored BPL's glamorous gala after-party with music by DJ Kiss.

Eagles Trivia Night
January 2016
Quizmistresses from BPL's local historical archive, the Brooklyn Collection, tested Eagles' BK knowledge at Die Stammkneipe/Der Schwarze Kölner. Top prize? The Golden Water Tower, of course.

Eagles Holiday Party
December 2015
Eagles toasted the holiday season in the Brooklyn Collection with up-close access to some of its historical marvels (and quirkier pieces).

2015 Brooklyn Classic
October 2015
Over 300 guests joined the Eagles at the historic Park Slope Library to toast to new Brooklyn classics. Park Slope Library was transformed with a dance floor, signature cocktails, and delicious foods. See the photos.

Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize Readings
October 2015
The inaugural Brooklyn Literary Prize celebrates the best books in Brooklyn. We hosted two evenings of literature and libations in Central Library's stunning Trustees Room, with readings by Claire Prentice, Kent Russell, James Hannaham, Atticus Lish, and Anya Ulinich. The inaugural Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize is generously supported by the Peck Stacpoole Foundation.

Swing Into Summer + Literary Prize Shortlist Announcement
August 2015
With generous support from Sixpoint Brewery and The Brooklyn Winery, the Brooklyn Eagles held a party at Central Library to announce the shortlist for our inaugural literary prize as well as the details for Fall Classic. See the photos.

Eagles Painting Day
June 2015
After Leonard Library underwent an interior renovation, the Eagles teamed up to spruce up the outside with a family-friendly painting event.

Opening Reception and Tour of #76759 – Featuring the House that Herman Built
April 2015
Brooklyn Public Library invited Eagles to an artist reception for the opening of its spring exhibition, #76759. A tour with the artist followed.

Eagles Go Bowling
March 2015
The Eagles put down their favorite books this Spring and had their first bowling get-together at Medoldy Lanes. It was a family-friendly event for bowlers of all (or no) skill levels.

First Eagles Service Project: Painting and Planting at the Clinton Hill Library
October 2014
Clinton Hill Library | 380 Washington Avenue at Lafayette Avenue
The Eagles teamed up with the Friends of Clinton Hill Library to get the branch’s front garden looking good and ready for winter. Over 35 Friends and Eagles joined together to plant 600 bulbs and paint the front gate of the Library. 

2014 Brooklyn Classic
September 2014
Sponsored by Heights Chateau Fine Wines & SpiritsSixpoint Brewery and The Open Society Foundations and celebrating the Brooklyn Public Library for its role as a vibrant cultural anchor for every Brooklyn community, the 2014 Brooklyn Classic featured live Latin jazz rhythms with the Jeremy DeJesus Quintet and the adorable beats of the Mariachi Academy of New York's children's band. The 2014 Brooklyn Classic also saw the announcement of the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize and the first Eagles service project. Proceeds supported BPL's children's and youth programs.

2014 Summer Rooftop Party
July 2014
With generous support from Sixpoint Brewery and The Brooklyn Winery, over 130 friends of the Library joined the Eagles on the Central Library's roof for an incredible sunset over Grand Army Plaza and music by the Highline Jazz Quartet.

Summer Biers & Books Extravaganza
June 2014
Die Stammkneipe/Der Schwarze Kölner and Greenlight Bookstore hosted the Eagles summer happy hour and book drive, collecting books to donate to BPL's Family Shelter Program

Winter Biers & Books Extravaganza
December 2103
With support from Die Stammkneipe/Der Schwarze Kölner, the Brooklyn Eagles held their first holiday happy hour and book drive, collecting children's books to replenish those lost at Brooklyn library branches during Sandy.

2013 Brooklyn Classic
October 2013
Sponsored by HBO, JetBlue, and The Open Society Foundations, the 2013 Brooklyn Classic showcased the Library's presence as a timeless Brooklyn institution and hub for the borough's creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity. Almost 300 Brooklyn business and nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs and young professions attended the first annual Brooklyn Classic, which featured the music of the Sesame Flyers Steel Pan Band and Highline Jazz Quartet and food "curated" by Underground Eats. Proceeds supported BPL’s Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies and Brooklyn Connections programs.

2013 Summer Rooftop Party
July 2013
With generous support from Sixpoint Brewery, the Eagles hosted their inaugural event on the roof of the Central Library.