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OCT
15

Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public Artist Talk and Reception

Tue, Oct 15   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

We welcome you to an artist talk with visionary artist and Franklin Furnace Founder Martha Wilson. Join her as she takes us through the rich history of her artistic practice and touches also on the work of fellow performance artists in the...

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Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public Artist Talk and Reception

OCT
16

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 16   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
17

Library Popup Office: Council Member Justin Brannan

Thu, Oct 17   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   McKinley Park Library

Adults community partner legal resources

Bring your questions and concerns to your local city council member. Council Member Justin Brannan of the 43rd Council District will address your questions, concerns and connect you to city services and agencies...

Library Popup Office: Council Member Justin Brannan

OCT
21

Resume & Career Help (Bushwick)

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bushwick Library

Adults career resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

Please call the branch to confirm the times above, as they are subject...

Resume & Career Help (Bushwick)

Money Matters | Ask for More: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Mon, Oct 21   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business finance

The Library’s Business & Career Center has partnered with women.nyc and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to present this workshop that will empower you to successfully negotiate for fair pay for the rest of your career...

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Money Matters | Ask for More: Salary Negotiation Workshop

BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

Mon, Oct 21   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

The BKLYN Fashion Academy is back!

This 16-week intensive program provides the essentials to create and sell ready-to-wear men’s and women’s wear garments. Up to twenty aspiring designers will be selected to...

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BKLYN Fashion Academy Information Session

OCT
23

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
26

On the Front Lines of Freedom: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Veteran and youth activists discuss freedom movements with Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center; Geri M. Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown...

On the Front Lines of Freedom: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Robyn C. Spencer, The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland; Judy Richardson,  Series Associate Producer, Eyes on the Prize; Co-Editor, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC;...

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement

A Continuous Reading of Toni Morrison's "Beloved"

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 10:15 pm   Central Library, Business and Career Center

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

A continous reading of Toni Morrison's Beloved read by a selection of local authors and activists. 

A Continuous Reading of Toni Morrison's "Beloved"

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Human rights activist Susan Burton (Founder, A New Way of Life, and co-author, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women) and playwright/actor Liza Jessie Peterson (creator, The Peculiar Patriot, and...

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

ACLU AT Liberty at BPL: Loving v. Virginia with Melissa Murray

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

ACLU's At Liberty Podcast at Brooklyn Public Library presents The Legacy of Loving: White Supremacy & the Regulation of the Family

The Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, the landmark ACLU...

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ACLU AT Liberty at BPL: Loving v. Virginia with Melissa Murray

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Demita Frazier, founding member of the Combahee River Collective; Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of Black women; Shawnda Chapman, Board Chair, Black Women's...

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

OCT
27

Classical Interludes: Formosa Quartet

Sun, Oct 27   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

The Formosa Quartet has played a leading role in actively commissioning new works, contributing significantly to the modern string quartet repertory.

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Classical Interludes: Formosa Quartet

OCT
28

Brooklyn Census CBO Conference

Mon, Oct 28   8:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults 2020 census

Join Brooklyn Public Library for a convening of community based organizations to make sure that every Brooklyn resident, regardless of age, race or immigration status, is fairly and accurately counted in Census 2020. Light breakfast will be...

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Brooklyn Census CBO Conference

Resume & Career Help (Bushwick)

Mon, Oct 28   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Bushwick Library

Adults career resume

Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian.

Please call the branch to confirm the times above, as they are subject...

Resume & Career Help (Bushwick)

OCT
30

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 30   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
3

Classical Interludes: Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa

Sun, Nov 3   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes exhibitions live music

Classical Interludes: Beautiful Words Are Subversive: A Chamber Recital of “The Dawn of the Rooster”

Curated by Black Chalk & Co.

Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa - voice, mbira, keyboard, hosho

Gray Mitchell Jr. - piano...

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Classical Interludes: Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa

NOV
6

Chair Yoga

Wed, Nov 6   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults yoga and meditation

Come join us for chair yoga at the Flatlands library.

For adults.

Chair Yoga

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 6   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

The Review Panel

Wed, Nov 6   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults artist talks bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs.

Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

NOV
8

Terry Tempest Williams on Erosion: Essays of Undoing

Fri, Nov 8   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents green series

Terry Tempest Williams will be the November Green Series speaker.

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist: Terry Tempest Williams is one of our most impassioned defenders of public...

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Terry Tempest Williams on Erosion: Essays of Undoing

NOV
10

Silent Movie Matinee: The Extra Girl (1923)

Sun, Nov 10   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents silent movie matinee

We celebrate Mabel’s birthday today as a movie pioneer. She entered films in 1910, was a co-founding member of producer Mack Sennett’s slapstick-based Keystone Studio in 1912, directed her own films by late 1913 and briefly had her own studio,...

Silent Movie Matinee: The Extra Girl (1923)

Classical Interludes: Bohemian Trio

Sun, Nov 10   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes

This chamberlike improvising trio specializes in music of traditional Latin American origin.

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Classical Interludes: Bohemian Trio

NOV
12

Curtis on Tour: Vera Quartet and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu

Tue, Nov 12   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Golbal initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, co-presents the Vera Quartet with guest Meng-Chieh Liu. Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the Vera Quartet is currently the String...

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Curtis on Tour: Vera Quartet and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu

NOV
13

Chair Yoga

Wed, Nov 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults yoga and meditation

Come join us for chair yoga at the Flatlands library.

For adults.

Chair Yoga

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 13   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
17

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

Sun, Nov 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

“Uncovered” presents the music of African-American composers Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson in concert. The event is taking place in response to the 400th commemoration of the first slave ships...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

NOV
19

Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

Tue, Nov 19   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Two families from different social...

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Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

NOV
20

Chair Yoga

Wed, Nov 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults yoga and meditation

Come join us for chair yoga at the Flatlands library.

For adults.

Chair Yoga

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 20   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
24

Classical Interludes: Turtle Island Quartet

Sun, Nov 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

Presenting their Grammy Award-winning project A Love Supreme: The music of John Coltrane. This event is taking place in response to the 400th commemoration of the first slave ships arriving in America and the impact of African Americans on music...

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Classical Interludes: Turtle Island Quartet

NOV
27

Chair Yoga

Wed, Nov 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults yoga and meditation

Come join us for chair yoga at the Flatlands library.

For adults.

Chair Yoga

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 27   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

DEC
4

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Dec 4   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

This class runs weekly through December 4th, 2019. It is held in the Elsie Smith Room in the Dweck Center unless otherwise stated. Drop- ins are welcome!

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

DEC
15

Silent Movie Matinee: The Informer (1929)

Sun, Dec 15   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

American-born director Arthur Robison moved to Germany, directed films like Warning Shadows (1923) in the Expressionistic style and then brought that style to England for this first film-version of Liam O’Flaherty’s 1925 novel. Set among Dublin...

Silent Movie Matinee: The Informer (1929)

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

Sun, Dec 15   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

Muneko Otani and Michael Roth (violins), Ah Ling Neu (viola) Roberta Cooper (cello) and Peter Weitzner (double bass). Repertoire TBA.

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Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

JAN
21

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Jan 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join the knitting club at Flatlands! All skill levels are welcome.


APR
25

Music in Color: Eleanor Alberga

Sat, Apr 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

This season, Music in Color highlights the life, work, and inspirations of Eleanor Alberga, including the North American premeire of her Shining Gate of Morpheus for horn and string quartet. Playwright and performer Kirya Traber (who was featured...

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Music in Color: Eleanor Alberga

MAY
12

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, May 12   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join the knitting club at Flatlands! All skill levels are welcome.


SEP
1

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Sep 1   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join the knitting club at Flatlands! All skill levels are welcome.


DEC
22

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Dec 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join the knitting club at Flatlands! All skill levels are welcome.


APR
13

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Apr 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join the knitting club at Flatlands! All skill levels are welcome.


AUG
3

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Aug 3   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join the knitting club at Flatlands! All skill levels are welcome.


NOV
23

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Nov 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join the knitting club at Flatlands! All skill levels are welcome.


MAR
15

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Tue, Mar 15   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults

Come join the knitting club at Flatlands! All skill levels are welcome.


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