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SEP
21

Taking Care: A Story of Common History

Thu, Sep 21   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Taking Care BPL Presents

Rain date: Friday, September 22 from 10am to 3pm.

There is healing in the simple pleasures of domestic life, especially washing laundry.
It is familiar to all of us:  the smell of soap and lavender, the poetry of the white...

Taking Care, Image ©Simon Courchel

SEP
23

Taking Care: A Story of Common History

Sat, Sep 23   9:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Taking Care BPL Presents

Rain date: Sunday, September 24 from 12 to 4pm.

There is healing in the simple pleasures of domestic life, especially washing laundry.
It is familiar to all of us:  the smell of soap and lavender, the poetry of the white linens...

Taking Care, Image ©Simon Courchel

SEP
26

Kurt Andersen on Fantasyland, with Baratunde Thurston

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” moment is not something entirely new, but rather...

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Kurt Andersen, BPL Program

SEP
27

Muhammad Yunus presents A World of Three Zeros, in Conversation with Karenna Gore

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

BPL Presents Adults Author Talks Arts and Culture

*Please note: This event is at capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted.

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

Muhammad Yunus

SEP
28

William Taubman on Mikhail Gorbachev, with Kai Bird

Thu, Sep 28   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Author Talks RSVP

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era comes the definitive volume on one of the most important and controversial figures of the 20th century, Mikhail Gorbachev.  In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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William Taubman on Mikhail Gorbachev, BPL Program

OCT
2

Orhan Pamuk on The Red-Haired Woman

Mon, Oct 2   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Arts and Culture Adults Author Talks

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, Orhan Pamuk weaves a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.

On the...

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Orhan Pamuk on The Red-Haired Woman, BPL Program

OCT
5

T.C. Boyle

Thu, Oct 5   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Author Talks RSVP

The author of a string of well-regarded novels, including the Pen Faulkner Award winner World's End, Boyle's The Relive Box and Other Stories shows that Boyle is also a master of the short story. From the title story, featuring a so-called...

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OCT
7

Events for Youth & Families: From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Sat, Oct 7   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families kids

ArtsPower’s enchanting musical, based on E.L. Konigsburg’s Newbery Medal-winning classic, follows Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and right into the middle of an adventure sure to...

From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, BPL Program

OCT
8

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Oct 8   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Yoga and Poetry Adults

Imagine starting your yoga class with the wise words of your instructor, who calls out a pose or two, and the pose is followed by a poem read live by its author.

Please bring your own yoga mat.  Doors open at 9:00 am.  Class...

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Yoga and Poetry at Brooklyn Public Library

Silent Movie Matinee

Sun, Oct 8   12:30 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Silent Movie Matinee Arts and Culture BPL Presents Adults

SHERLOCK JR. (1924) 45 Minutes
We celebrate Buster Keaton's recent birthday, on October 4th, with a classic feature where Buster plays a movie-theatre projectionist (and an amateur detective) who is framed for...

BPL Screening

Classical Interludes: Steven Masi

Sun, Oct 8   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

music Adults Classical Interludes RSVP

This is the sixth concert in an eight-part series of Beethoven’s sonata cycle.

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Steven Masi, BPL Program

OCT
10

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Dinosaur O'Dell

Tue, Oct 10   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Stomp Clap and Sing FFY music

Whether he's counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, Dino's interactive songs and tall tales are fun and engaging. Before 2003, Dino was an elementary music and drama teacher, and a professional musician. Now he...

Dinosaur O'Dell, BPL Program

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Tue, Oct 10   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture RSVP Author Talks Review Panel

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

This month's guests are Dennis Kardon, Lee Ann Norman, and Roberta Smith.

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OCT
12

Alice McDermott on The Ninth Hour, with Rebecca Mead

Thu, Oct 12   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Adults BPL Presents RSVP

 In coversation with The New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead, National Book Award-winning author Alice McDermott discusses The Ninth Hour, a portrait of the Irish-American experience in 1940s and...

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Alice McDermott, BPL Program

OCT
14

Events for Youth & Families: Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Sat, Oct 14   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families kids music

Multi-award winning children's artist, Lucy Kalantari, brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy! Kids and families will love the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life....

Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats, BPL Program

Campfire Conversations: Sonia Sanchez

Sat, Oct 14   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.

This month, renowned writer, poet, playwright, and...


OCT
16

Nannies’ Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Mon, Oct 16   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture caregivers nannies Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies, caregivers, and babysitters to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Facilitated by writing teacher Fadwa...


OCT
17

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

Tue, Oct 17   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Philosophy in the library RSVP

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 Imagination, Music, and the Emotions: A Philosophical...

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Saam Trivedi on the Emotions of Music, BPL Program

OCT
18

NYRB & BPL Presents: Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

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

Arts and Culture BPL Presents RSVP Author Talks

Writers and scholars discuss the first-ever collection of essays from across Elizabeth Hardwick's illustrious writing career, including works not seen in print for decades; moderated by collection editor Darryl...

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Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick, BPL Program

OCT
19

Alone, a film by Garrett Bradley, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and other panelists

Thu, Oct 19   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Adults RSVP

With her fiancé in jail, single mother Alone Watts must decide whether to go through with their wedding.  This documentary short film investigating the layers of mass incarceration and its shaping of the modern...

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Alone, BPL Screening

OCT
21

Taller para niñeras y cuidadores para aprender a escribir cuentos de hadas

Sat, Oct 21   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Spanish/Español Arts and Culture niñeras cuidadores

La Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn invita a niñeras y cuidadores a participar en un taller dinámico de ocho semanas donde podrá...

Events for Youth & Families: Rapunzel

Sat, Oct 21   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Events for Youth and Families kids Arts and Culture

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair," cries the Prince!  Based on the original Brothers Grimm classic fairytale, this original musical is a funny and touching version that is sure to please even the most TANGLED fans. Rapunzel's parents...

Rapunzel, BPL Program

OCT
22

Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nicolas Namoradze

Sun, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

music Adults Classical Interludes RSVP

Schulte, violin and Namoradze, piano, perform works by Medtner, Debussy, and Schumann.

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Rolf Schulte and Nicolas Namoradze, BPL Program

OCT
23

Nannies’ Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Mon, Oct 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture caregivers nannies Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies, caregivers, and babysitters to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Facilitated by writing teacher Fadwa...


OCT
24

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

Tue, Oct 24   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture FFY Stomp Clap and Sing music

Flor and her band will play songs from her brand new bilingual album “Chiqui Music Boom”, a collection of songs that transports you to a world of imagination inside a child’s mind. These songs along with bilingual versions of popular children’s...

Flor Bromley, 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 childbirth.

The event will bring together...

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

OCT
28

Taller para niñeras y cuidadores para aprender a escribir cuentos de hadas

Sat, Oct 28   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Spanish/Español Arts and Culture niñeras cuidadores

La Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn invita a niñeras y cuidadores a participar en un taller dinámico de ocho semanas donde podrá...

Events for Youth & Families: School of Magic presents Mini Magic Camp!

Sat, Oct 28   1:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth & Families kids

Everyone wants to learn how to do magic! Mini Magic Camp begins with a 30-minute performance for kids from a professional magician and ends with everyone getting a free magic kit which they will be taught how to use. Magic is a confidence-...

Magic hat and wand

OCT
29

Classical Interludes: American Brass Quintet

Sun, Oct 29   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

music Arts and Culture Adults Classical Interludes

The American Brass Quintet will perform a varied program that includes Consort music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, Canons of the 16th Century, and contemporary works by Steven Franklin.

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American Brass Quintet, BPL Program

OCT
30

Nannies’ Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Mon, Oct 30   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture caregivers nannies Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies, caregivers, and babysitters to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Facilitated by writing teacher Fadwa...


NOV
4

Taller para niñeras y cuidadores para aprender a escribir cuentos de hadas

Sat, Nov 4   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Spanish/Español Arts and Culture niñeras cuidadores

La Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn invita a niñeras y cuidadores a participar en un taller dinámico de ocho semanas donde podrá...

Events for Youth & Families: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales

Sat, Nov 4   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families kids

Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty...

A pirate telling a pirate tale

NOV
6

Nannies’ Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Mon, Nov 6   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture caregivers nannies Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies, caregivers, and babysitters to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Facilitated by writing teacher Fadwa...


NOV
7

Isabel Allende in Brooklyn

Tue, Nov 7   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

BPL Presents Arts and Culture BPL Premier RSVP

New York Times and worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day...

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Isabelle Allende © Lori Barra

NOV
11

Taller para niñeras y cuidadores para aprender a escribir cuentos de hadas

Sat, Nov 11   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Spanish/Español Arts and Culture niñeras cuidadores

La Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn invita a niñeras y cuidadores a participar en un taller dinámico de ocho semanas donde podrá...


NOV
12

Silent Movie Matinee: Beggars of Life

Sun, Nov 12   12:30 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Silent Movie Matinee Arts and Culture BPL Presents Adults

BEGGARS OF LIFE (1928) 82 minutes
In celebration of Louise Brooks' upcoming birthday, on November 14th, we present her best American film and dramatic role. She plays a young woman, who, in self-defense, kills her guardian when he tries to...

Beggars of Life, BPL Screening

Classical Interludes: Ensō String Quartet

Sun, Nov 12   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

music Adults Classical Interludes RSVP

Susie Park and Ken Hamao, violins, and Melissa Reardon, viola and Richard Belcher, cello, perform Beethoven’s String Quartet No.3, Op.18 No.3, String Quartet No.7, Op.59 No.1 and Webern’s 6 Bagatellen, Op.9.

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Ensō String Quartet, BPL Program

NOV
13

Nannies’ Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Mon, Nov 13   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture caregivers nannies Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies, caregivers, and babysitters to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Facilitated by writing teacher Fadwa...


NOV
15

Philosophy in the Library: Corey Robin on the Reactionary Mind

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

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Philosophy in the library RSVP

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 conservatives do, "is horrifying if only because it's...

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Corey Robin, BPL Program

NOV
18

Taller para niñeras y cuidadores para aprender a escribir cuentos de hadas

Sat, Nov 18   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Spanish/Español Arts and Culture niñeras cuidadores

La Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn invita a niñeras y cuidadores a participar en un taller dinámico de ocho semanas donde podrá...

Events for Youth & Families: Monsterpalooza Puppet & Fairy Tale Time

Sat, Nov 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families kids

Join Nicola McEldowney, puppeteer, and her band of monster puppets for a rollicking good time of songs and fairy tales. Kids will get to be the characters in different well-loved stories led by our puppet hosts. There will be singing, dancing,...

Puppeteer with two puppets

NOV
20

Nannies’ Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Mon, Nov 20   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture caregivers nannies Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies, caregivers, and babysitters to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Facilitated by writing teacher Fadwa...


NOV
25

Taller para niñeras y cuidadores para aprender a escribir cuentos de hadas

Sat, Nov 25   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Spanish/Español Arts and Culture niñeras cuidadores

La Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn invita a niñeras y cuidadores a participar en un taller dinámico de ocho semanas donde podrá...


NOV
27

Nannies’ Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Mon, Nov 27   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture caregivers nannies Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies, caregivers, and babysitters to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Facilitated by writing teacher Fadwa...


NOV
30

The First International Literary Film Festival

Thu, Nov 30   7:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Adults film screenings

The literary film festival will be the first international film festival in New York City.

The four-day festival celebrate films that tell the stories of writers, editors and the literary world. Featuring documentaries about writers,...

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DEC
2

Taller para niñeras y cuidadores para aprender a escribir cuentos de hadas

Sat, Dec 2   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Spanish/Español Arts and Culture niñeras cuidadores

La Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn invita a niñeras y cuidadores a participar en un taller dinámico de ocho semanas donde podrá...


DEC
3

Classical Interludes: Attacca Quartet

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

music Adults Classical Interludes RSVP

The internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. The Quartet’s most recent album release included string quartet works of Michael Ippolito. These works were performed as part of the group’s...

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Attacca Quartet, BPL Program

DEC
4

Nannies’ Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Mon, Dec 4   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Arts and Culture caregivers nannies Fairy Tales Writing Workshops

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies, caregivers, and babysitters to participate in a dynamic eight-week writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

Facilitated by writing teacher Fadwa...


DEC
9

Taller para niñeras y cuidadores para aprender a escribir cuentos de hadas

Sat, Dec 9   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Spanish/Español Arts and Culture niñeras cuidadores

La Biblioteca Pública de Brooklyn invita a niñeras y cuidadores a participar en un taller dinámico de ocho semanas donde podrá...

Events for Youth & Families: Scrooge

Sat, Dec 9   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families kids

This holiday musical tradition, based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Christmas Carol, once again tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he learns the true spirit of the holidays!

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Characters from a scene in the stage production of Scroogee