BPL PRESENTS is Central Library's series of arts and culture events, including talks, conversations, and readings with authors, artists and scholars; live music, dance and theater performances; film screening; and art exhibitions. Events are free or ticketed and are taking place at Central Library's Dweck Center, unless noted otherwise.

Dweck Center programs are free of charge and reservations are required for most adult programs. Patrons who RSVP to programs will be seated before walk-ups. Unclaimed reservations will be released five minutes before the start of an event. We recommend arriving early. RSVP online at BrownPaperTickets.com or by phone at 718.230.2200.

Reservations for adult programs can be made with a BPL representative Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4 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 tickets you are requesting (the maximum allowable is 3).

Reservations for adult programs can be made 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week. Enter "Dweck Center" in the Find the Event search field. Reservations can be made up to approximately one hour before the scheduled program start time. More info: brownpapertickets.com

Upcoming

Campfire Conversations: The Power of Fire

Sat, Jun 3   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Prospect Park, Lefferts House

kids Arts and Culture Campfire Conversations Talks

Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House. Join us...

Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Ugly Duckling Presse

Mon, Jun 5   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Arts and Culture Adults poetry Brooklyn Independents

Readings from Constance DeJong, Mónica de la Torre & Karen Emmerich (translator of Eleni Vakalo)

Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental...

Featured Event

Plaza Swing Series: Grupo Rebolú

Wed, Jun 21   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series music Adults

Grupo Rebolú’s Afro-Colombian music is loaded with energy, history and danceability.  Rooted in the Carnaval de Barranquilla, their soulful and joyous dance music reinterprets traditional...

Plaza Swing Series: Grupo Rebolú, ©Daniel Santander

Brooklyn Gaze Edition 2: Vox Populight

Wed, Jun 21   9:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Adults BPL Premiere BPL Presents

The Brooklyn Gaze is a new series of video projection artworks commissioned by the Brooklyn Public Library to activate the archive and foster a critical dialogue about our current political-...

Brooklyn Gaze

Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

Wed, Jun 28   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Plaza Swing Series music Adults

The Big Band sound is a uniquely American combination of reeds, brass and rhythm that defined America's popular music for more than three decades. Swingtime Big Band vividly brings this classic...

Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

Past Events


Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center, including:

             

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dweck Center, including: The David Berg Foundation, Fund for the Humanities, Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs, The Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund, Los Blancos, Mapleton Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, James J. O’Toole, Janet Anderson, the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz, Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund, and numerous individuals.

WNYC is a media partner of the 2016-2017 BPL Presents Season.