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.

Upcoming

Brooklyn by the Book presents Salman Rushdie, with Colum McCann

Thu, Sep 7   8:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library

Brooklyn by the Book Adults BPL Presents Arts and Culture

In his new novel, The Golden House, Salman Rushdie, author of such contemporary classics as Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses, presents a modern American epic of love and terrorism, loss...

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Salman Rushdie and Colum McCann

Campfire Conversations

Sat, Sep 9   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Prospect Park, Lefferts House

Arts and Culture Campfire Conversations Talks BPL Presents

Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House.

A Tribute to Marianne Moore

Fri, Sep 15   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Marianne Moore Adults poetry

Notable authors gather to celebrate Marianne Moore's New Collected Poems, a landmark edition of one of the major innovators of poetic modernism. Editor of the new anthology...

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Marianne Moore

Kurt Andersen on Fantasyland

Tue, Sep 26   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Arts and Culture Adults Author Talks

With Fantasyland, Kurt Andersen offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe.  He argues that our post-truth, “fake news”...

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Kurt Andersen, BPL Program

Muhammad Yunus presents A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

Wed, Sep 27   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Adults Author Talks Arts and Culture

Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the...

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Muhammad Yunus

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center, including:

             

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for public programs at the Dweck Center, including: The David Berg Foundation, Fund for the Humanities, Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., The Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs, The Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund, Los Blancos, Mapleton Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, James J. O’Toole, Janet Anderson, the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz, Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund, and numerous individuals.

WNYC is a media partner of the 2016-2017 BPL Presents Season.