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.

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Green Series: Amitav Ghosh on The Great Derangement & Climate Change

Wed, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Leonard Library

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Are we deranged? In the October Green Series, the acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face...

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Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Rising China: What It Means for the World

Wed, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Rising China: What It Means for the World

Newspaper accounts and new publications warn us about the decline of American power on the global stage as China continues to expand its global...

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Kiese Laymon on Heavy: An American Memoir, with Morgan Jerkins

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

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**PLEASE NOTE: This program has reached capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted.

Few writers are able to expose the enduring failures of American society through the lens of...

Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir, BPL Program

Jonathan Franzen presents The End of the End of the Earth

Fri, Nov 16   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

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BPL Presents is proud to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to bring Jonathan Franzen to Brooklyn.

In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in...

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Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sat, Nov 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The first of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson...

Anne Carson Delivers Her Harvard Lectures, BPL Program

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sun, Nov 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The conclusion of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics,...

Anne Carson Delivers Her Harvard Lectures, BPL Program

Green Series: Toward a Green New Deal

Thu, Nov 29   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Leonard Library

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Join Ashley Dawson, Jamie Tyberg, Kali Akuno and Kate Aronoff for a wide-ranging discussion on how to fight for a Green New Deal.

The need for urgent climate action is more apparent than...

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Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

Tue, Dec 4   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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In December's Philosophy in the Library, Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks on "How (Not) to Think About Identity."

Appiah will discuss how identities work, what they have in common,...

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Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for BPL Presents programs, including: Los Blancos, Fund for the Humanities, Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity, 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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