Join us for an array of talks, panel discussions and readings, fostering a lively, thought-provoking dialogue about issues that affect our local, national and global communities and range from literature and philosophy to social justice, politics and religion. Events are free or ticketed and are taking place at Central Library’s Dweck Center, unless noted otherwise.

Upcoming

David Mamet Presents Chicago: A Novel

Wed, Feb 28   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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​A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago—a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better—by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of...

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The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Mon, Mar 5   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Presents

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

This month, Jennifer Coates, Karen E. Jones, and...

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The Review Panel, BPL Program

An Evening with Chelsea Clinton + She Persisted Around the World

Sun, Mar 11   5:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library

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Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab is thrilled to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library for an incredible evening for Brooklyn families with Chelsea Clinton, to celebrate the publication of...

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She Persisted Around the World, BPL Program

Pete Hamill with Sam Roberts

Wed, Mar 21   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Launch of the fiftieth anniversary–edition of A Killing for Christ, where he will be joined in conversation by The New York Times’ Sam Roberts.

Pete Hamill is a veteran New York journalist...

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Pete Hamill, BPL Program

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Mon, Apr 9   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Presents

Leading art critics Jessica Bell Brown, Jarrett Earnest, and David Salle join David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with...

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The Review Panel, BPL Program

And/With: Abdellah Taïa

Tue, Apr 10   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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In 1973, Abdellah Taïa was born in the public library of Rabat in Morocco, where his father was the janitor and where his family lived until he was two years old. He is the author of six novels,...

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Abdellah Taïa ©Abderrahim Annag, BPL Program

Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Wed, May 2   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Premier BPL Presents

BPL Presents is proud to partner with Greenlight Books to host Arundhati Roy for the paperback launch of her bestselling and award-winning novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. 

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Arundhati Roy ©Mayank Austen Soofi

Maira Kalman presents Max Makes a Million and Cake, with Barbara Scott-Goodman

Sat, May 5   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Renowned illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman presents two books, with co-author Barbara Scott-Goodman.

In Max Makes a Million, Max’s dream is to live in Paris and be a poet. But...

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Maira Kalman photo ©Rick Meyerowitz

James and Deborah Fallows present "Our Towns" with David Brooks

Tue, May 8   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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A unique, revelatory portrait of the civic and economic renewal already taking place across America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A surprisingly hopeful view of...

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Photo by Kyle Chesser, Hands On Studio

Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham present "Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War"

Tue, May 15   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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A bracingly immediate memoir of the Syrian war from its inception to the present by a young man coming of age and finding his voice as a journalist, whose friends traveled divergent paths through...

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Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham present Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, BPL Program

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

WNYC is a media partner of the 2017–2018 BPL Presents Season.

 

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