BPL PREMIER is Central Library’s new series of premier live arts and culture events. Featured guests include seasoned and emerging writers, and artists and performers from diverse genres and cultures, whose innovative work provides stirring experiences while illuminating new understandings.

Events are free or ticketed. Unless noted, all events take in the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center at Central Library.


The People’s Ball: A Night of Style, Imagination, Freedom and You

Sat, Dec 1   7:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library

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Brooklyn Public Library cordially invites you to The People’s Ball, a celebration of style, creativity and individuality. Prepare to walk BPL’s red carpet, party in the Grand Lobby, and strut your...

Selvon Smith, BPL's VP of Information Technology, with Alexis Davis. Photographed by Gregg Richards, staff photographer.

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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