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BPL Presents will continue a virtual weekly programming schedule of archived events, such as author talks, including Message from the Library and lectures from the Night of Philosophy and Ideas, as well as concerts and programs for children.

All BPL Presents programs at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center at Central Library are free of charge (unless otherwise noted) and reservations are required for most adult programs. Patrons with reservations will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Unclaimed reservations will be released fifteen minutes before the start of an event; we recommend arriving early. Patrons without reservations will be seated as capacity allows.

Reservations can be made 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week on our website by visiting the program’s calendar entry at bklynlibrary.org/bplpresents or by phone at 718.230.2200 (please see our phone reservation policy for hours and additional details). Reservations can be made up to approximately one hour before the scheduled program start time. The maximum number of seats that can be reserved per event is 3.

The Dweck Center is an accessible venue. To request additional information regarding accessibility or accommodations at the event, please contact Margie Cook: [email protected].

Reservations for adult programs can be made with a BPL representative Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. For weekend events, reservations must be made by 4 pm on the Friday before the event takes place. Any reservations received after 4pm will not be processed. If leaving a message, please slowly and clearly state your first and last name, your phone number, the name and date of the program you would like to attend, and the number of seats you are requesting (maximum of 3).

Upcoming

Cinema Ephemera

Tue, Aug 11   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

A family friendly program featuring dance, illustrations and games. Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates rich dance and music traditions from Mexico. Go inside the studios of children’s...

Johanna Fernández on The Young Lords

Wed, Aug 12   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

anti-racism author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Join us for a Zoom discussion of The Young Lords with Johanna Fernández.

Against the backdrop of America’s escalating urban rebellions in the 1960s, an unexpected cohort of New York...

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Peniel Joseph on Martin and Malcolm

Thu, Aug 13   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

anti-racism author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Author Peniel Joseph discusses his dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, which upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of the twentieth century's most iconic...
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Cinema Ephemera

Thu, Aug 13   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

A family friendly program featuring dance, illustrations and games. Calpulli Mexican dance celebrates rich dance and music traditions from Mexico. Go inside the studio of children ...

Cinema Ephemera

Tue, Aug 18   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Green Series: Nina Lakhani on Who Killed Berta Cáceres?

Thu, Aug 20   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

anti-racism author talks bpl presents green series

For our August Green Series, join us for a Zoom conversation with Nina Lakhani on her deeply affecting–and infuriating–portrait of the life and death of a courageous indigenous leader.

The first...

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Cinema Ephemera

Thu, Aug 20   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Cinema Ephemera

Tue, Aug 25   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Cinema Ephemera

Thu, Aug 27   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Cinema Ephemera

Tue, Sep 1   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Cinema Ephemera

Thu, Sep 3   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Cinema Ephemera

Tue, Sep 8   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Tara June Winch discusses The Yield

Thu, Sep 10   5:00 pm to 6:15 pm   Virtual

author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Join us for a Zoom conversation between Tara June Winch and Anderson Tepper, discussing The Yield

After ten years adrift in Europe, August Gondiwindi is called home for her...

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Cinema Ephemera

Thu, Sep 10   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Arts Spotlight: Artist Lizania Cruz, Kemi Ilesanmi and Kilolo Luckett in Conversation

Mon, Sep 14   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

artist talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

This arts dialogue delves into ways that artists, curators, and arts organizations center care in the production of artwork within and for communities—in Brooklyn and beyond—recognizing that art...

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Photos of Lizania Cruz, Kemi Ilesanmi, Kilolo Luckett

Cinema Ephemera

Tue, Sep 15   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Cinema Ephemera

Thu, Sep 17   8:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

bpl presents Cinema Ephemera

An eclectic mix of artist film shorts, concert footage, vintage video games, studio visits with children's illustrators and more, projected on the facade of the iconic Central Library. Stroll by...

Green Series: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Discusses All We Can Save

Wed, Sep 23   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

author talks bpl presents green series Virtual Programming

For the September Green Series, Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, discusses All We Can Save. Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing...
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Past Events


Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for BPL Presents programs, including: Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity, The Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs, Dr. Beverly S. Jacobs, Janet Anderson, Todd Ferguson, Jane Brody Enquist, The Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund, Los Blancos, Mapleton Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund, The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund, The Weissman Family Foundation, Inc., City Point, WarnerMedia, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation’s Innovation Fund, the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz and many other generous supporters.

Programs are also supported by Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities which was established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Starr Foundation, the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust, Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc. and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

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