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OCT
17

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

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Saam Trivedi on the Emotions of Music, BPL Program

OCT
18

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 the 2017 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize,...

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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

Arts and Culture BPL Presents RSVP Author Talks

Writers Margo Jefferson, Ian Buruma and Stephanie Danler discuss the first-ever collection of essays from across Elizabeth Hardwick's illustrious writing career, including works not seen in print for...

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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

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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 desarrollar un cuento sencillo para niños sobre criaturas...


OCT
22

Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nicolas Namoradze

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

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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

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
25

Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: The Future of Higher Education

Wed, Oct 25   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Bard at BPL Arts and Culture Lecture Series Bard College

The Rethinking Education Lecture Series celebrates the launch of a full-scholarship Bard College degree program at Brooklyn Public Library. The lectures will function as open houses for anyone interested in learning more and applying to the...


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...

Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: Going Public: The Birth and Rebirth of Erasmus Hall

Sat, Oct 28   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Bard at BPL Arts and Culture Lecture Series Bard College

The Rethinking Education Lecture Series celebrates the launch of a full-scholarship Bard College degree program at Brooklyn Public Library. The lectures will function as open houses for anyone interested in learning more and applying to the...


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
1

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

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

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Adults RSVP

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 Speaking! will delve into the stunning imagery of...

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

NOV
2

School of Magic: The Psychology of Magic

Thu, Nov 2   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Adult Magic School of Magic

The first event in the School of Magic series will examine the psychology of magic: Why do our minds believe the impossible? What is the phenomenon of top-down processing? Why and how does the brain fill in the...

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dove

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...

Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: Going Public: The Birth and Rebirth of Erasmus Hall

Sat, Nov 4   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Bard at BPL Arts and Culture Lecture Series Bard College

The Rethinking Education Lecture Series celebrates the launch of a full-scholarship Bard College degree program at Brooklyn Public Library. The lectures will function as open houses for anyone interested in learning more and applying to the...


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, with Aminatta Forna

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

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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

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Nov 12   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library

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: 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

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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...

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Mon, Nov 13   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 Siri Hustvedt, Jason Stopa, and Lilly Wei.

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The Review Panel, BPL Program

NOV
15

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

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Corey Robin and Eddie Glaude, 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...


NOV
19

Classical Interludes: Apollo Trio with Peter Weitzner

Sun, Nov 19   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Classical Interludes music Adult

The Trio performs Mozart’s B-flat Piano Trio, Goetz’s  Piano Quintet, and Brahms’ B Major Trio.

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Apollo Trio

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...


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

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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
7

School of Magic: The Grifter Panel

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

BPL Presents Adults Magic School of Magic

The concept of a ‘confidence trick/con man’ can be traced back to 19th-century literature in the works of Nikolai Gogol (“Dead Souls”), Herman Melville (“The Confidence Man”) and...
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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...


DEC
10

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Dec 10   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library

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: True Heart Susie

Sun, Dec 10   12:30 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Silent Movie Matinee Arts and Culture BPL Presents Adults

TRUE HEART SUSIE (1919) 87 minutes
D.W. Griffith is known for trail-blazing epic-productions, but today's film finds him looking back at a simpler time and place in his own life for inspiration. Lillian Gish plays Susie May Trueheart, who...

True Heart Susie, BPL Screening

Message from the Library with David Grossman

Sun, Dec 10   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Adults Message from the Library

David Grossman, winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar (Knopf), delivers the inaugural Message from the Library, a new international lecture series that will take place twice a year and feature...

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DEC
13

Philosophy in the Library: Susanna Siegel on The Rationality of Perception

Wed, Dec 13   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Different people see the world differently. That much is a truism. But how can we adjudicate these sorts of perceptual disagreements between people? We think that beliefs can be rational or irrational, but can perception itself be rational or...

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JAN
14

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Jan 14   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library

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

FEB
11

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Feb 11   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library

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

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Feb 11   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

MAR
11

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Mar 11   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library

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

APR
8

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Apr 8   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library

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

MAY
13

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, May 13   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library

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

JUN
10

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Jun 10   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library

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