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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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Brooklyn Public Library In Association With The Public Theater Presents "What is the City but the People? Shakespeare, Art, and Citizenship"

Thu, Dec 3   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

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With Stephen Greenblatt, Jill Lepore, and Eisa Davis

In the wake of the U.S. elections, we sit down with Professor Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tyrant:...

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CBH Talks: Pro-Slavery NYC: Kidnappings and Greed in the Antebellum North

Mon, Dec 7   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

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In his new book, The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and the Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War, historian Jonathan Daniel Wells exposes the vast power network of New York City judges,...

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Stefany Anne Golberg Discusses My Morningless Mornings

Tue, Dec 8   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

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Have you had a reason to avoid the morning? To wish you didn’t have to wake up and face your life? For Stefany Anne Golberg, the morning itself became a possibility she could no longer tolerate,...

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Message from the Library: Molly Crabapple

Sun, Dec 13   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

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Award-winning artist, writer and author of Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun (with Marwan Hisham) Molly Crabapple has been commissioned by Brooklyn Public Library to present the next Message...

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CBH Talks: White Purity, Black Sexuality, and Their Roles in America’s History of Racism

Mon, Dec 14   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

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In her new book, White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History, historian Jane Dailey places white fear of black sexuality and interracial sex at the center of America’s...

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Brooklyn Public Library In Association With The Public Theater Presents "Two Monsters of Nature: Lope de Vega and William Shakespeare"

Thu, Dec 17   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

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Two writers. Two languages. Two colonial superpowers, linked by an explosion of theater-making and vital new questions of the individual imagination. Come hear how Lope de Vega, the author of more...

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CBH Talks: Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Wed, Jan 6   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

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Join Ijeomo Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, and Jay Smooth, the pioneering hip hop blogger and radio host, as they deconstruct the impact of 150 years of white male power-hoarding...

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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, 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.

WNYC is a media partner of Brooklyn Public Library.

 

 

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