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

Philosophy in the Library: Saam Trivedi on the Emotions of Music

Tue, Oct 17   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Saam Trivedi, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, discusses the emotions as well as some philosophical theories of musical expressiveness and arousal. He is the author of...

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Saam Trivedi on the Emotions of Music, BPL Program

2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize Reading & Conversation

Wed, Oct 18   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Adults Author Talks

PLEASE NOTE this event will be held at Brooklyn Historical Society, located at 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton Street).

Join us in celebrating the three shortlisted nonfiction books for...

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2017 Literary Prize, BPL Program

NYRB & BPL Presents: Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

Wed, Oct 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Writers Margo Jefferson, Ian Buruma and Stephanie Danler discuss the first-ever collection of essays from across Elizabeth Hardwick's illustrious writing...

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Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick, BPL Program

ProPublica, NPR & BPL Presents: Lost Mothers: Key Ways to Improve Maternal Health

Tue, Oct 24   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Arts and Culture Adults Talks

Join ProPublica, NPR and BPL Presents for a community forum on what the health care system and expectant families can do to prevent more women from dying, and nearly dying, in pregnancy and...

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ProPublica & BPL Presents on the U.S. maternal mortality crisis

Visually Speaking: MFON & the Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

Wed, Nov 1   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Mark your calendars for this inaugural edition of Visually Speaking marking its 5th season, in its new home at the historic and forever engaging, Brooklyn Public Library. This edition of Visually...

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Visually Speaking: MFON: Women Photographers of The African Diaspora, BPL Program

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Mon, Nov 13   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

This month's guests are Siri Hustvedt, Jason Stopa...

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The Review Panel, BPL Program

Philosophy in the Library: Corey Robin in Conversation with Eddie Glaude about The Reactionary Mind.

Wed, Nov 15   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is "boring," said the founding father of the American right. "Devoting your life to it," as...

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Corey Robin and Eddie Glaude, BPL Program

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 2017-2018 BPL Presents Season.