On November 25, 2019, we welcomed the 2019-2020 Librarians of Tomorrow interns with an Opening Forum! As a Peer Leader intern, I was honored to assist with this event. The Librarians of Tomorrow internship program allows 10th-12thgraders who are interested in libraries to work behind the scenes at a BPL branch. As a former LoT intern, I can say that Opening Forums are awesome! As the event began, we all ate yummy food and began to meet the other cool interns and mentors present. After completing an icebreaker together, everyone settled into their seats and enjoyed listening to several...


Teens Take the Met has been one of NYC's most popular teen events since it started several years ago. Every year, The Met gives a floor of the museum just to teens! Organizations from around the city come together to host activities, including dancing, arts and crafts, science experiments, and BPL's table: BookMatch Teen! At our BookMatching table, people filled out a short form about their interests and taste in books. Then they dropped off the form with us before exploring some fun events, such as the silent disco right next door! While they were gone, we worked hard...


Brooklyn Public Library hosted New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas in its Grand Lobby | Photo by Gregg Richards  I had the honor of attending a discussion and interview led by poet and librarian Adeeba Rana with the YA author Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give, On the Come Up). The audience got to know quite a bit about one of their favorite authors and let me tell you that many laughs could be heard that night! Angie and Adeeba went back and forth about relevant topics, especially about speaking one’s truth which really stuck with me. Angie ignited such raw emotion,...


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