Events

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 BPLPresents@bklynlibrary.org.

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).


CBH Talk | Voices of Venezuela: Art, Politics, and Survival in the Heart of Crisis

Tue, Jun 25 6:30pm
Center for Brooklyn History

artist talks author talks BPL Presents

Once a beacon of prosperity in South America, Venezuela's rich tapestry has dramatically shifted. Today, it faces one of the largest displacement crises in the world. Join us for a compelling evening as we delve into the stories behind over 7 million Venezuelans who have left their…

Little Shop, Big City: Artmaking Workshop

Thu, Jun 27 3:30pm
Central Library, Youth Wing

BPL Presents Events for Youth and Family

Join author-illustrator Isabel Roxas for a hands-on artmaking workshop for kids aged 7-11.  

Riffing on her Team Pom book series, their love of food and community, come ready to celebrate your neighborhood by creating your own collage storefront, from your local bodega to your…

Pride Month, Music and a Movie!

Thu, Jun 27 6:30pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History film

 CBH celebrates Pride Month and Brooklyn with this cabaret-style performance and screening!  

 

Join the incomparable Brooklyn-based drag artist Ella Fartzgerald, followed by the 2014 documentary “We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite” for an…

Silent Film Mirror: Charlie Chaplin in THE CIRCUS (1928) with live piano by Makia Matsumura

Sat, Jun 29 3:30pm
Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents film live music

Charlie Chaplin in THE CIRCUS (1928)  72 minutes
Chaplin believed his Tramp character should not speak onscreen, and would make two more silent-based movies well into the 1930s.  Today's film is his last to be released in the silent era. It finds the Tramp taking refuge in a…

CBH Talk | Dana Mattioli and Emily Glazer Discuss “The Everything War”

Wed, Jul 10 6:30pm
Center for Brooklyn History

BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

 

The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power is the shocking exposé of Amazon’s endless strategic greed and pursuit of total domination​. 

In this business thriller and inside story, Wall Street Journal reporter Dana Mattioli…

Little Shop, Big City: Artmaking Workshop

Thu, Jul 11 3:30pm
Central Library, Youth Wing

BPL Presents Events for Youth and Family

Join author-illustrator Isabel Roxas for a hands-on artmaking workshop for kids aged 7-11.  

Riffing on her Team Pom book series, their love of food and community, come ready to celebrate your neighborhood by creating your own collage storefront, from your local bodega to your…

Create Your Own Character Artmaking Workshop

Thu, Aug 22 3:30pm
Central Library, Youth Wing

BPL Presents Events for Youth and Family

Join author illustrator Isabel Roxas for a hands-on artmaking workshop making your own character. You will get a zine to fill in to develop the creature, human, robot or vegetable you will create. 

 

Plaza Performance: DJ Max Glazer

Thu, Aug 22 6:00pm
Central Library, Plaza

BPL Presents live music plaza performances

Max Glazer has represented New York City touring the world DJing parties for superstars like Naomi Campbell, Puff Daddy, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, Branford Marsalis, and Jay-Z, to name just a few. Separate from the glamorous celebrity parties he was known for, Max was always cultivating…

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