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 and are taking place at Central Library’s Dweck Center, unless noted otherwise.

Upcoming

An Evening with Chelsea Clinton + She Persisted Around the World

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

Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Premier BPL Presents

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

Book Launch: Junot Díaz presents Islandborn

Tue, Mar 13   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library

Arts and Culture BPL Premier BPL Presents kids

Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to host an all-ages event to launch Islandborn, the debut picture book from New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize...

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Book Launch: Junot Díaz presents Islandborn At Brooklyn Public Library

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

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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