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AUG
19

The Art and History of J'Ouvert: Tradition as Resistance

Sat, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture J'Ouvert BPL Presents

Have you ever experienced J’Ouvert, the pre-dawn procession from dark to light before the West Indian Day parade? Come learn about this exciting Caribbean tradition in Brooklyn on August 19th from 2-5 p.m. at Brooklyn Public Library's Central...

J'Ouvert

AUG
22

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alex Mitnick & the Kaleidoscope

Tue, Aug 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture FFY Stomp Clap and Sing

Emmy Award-winning children's entertainer Alex Mitnick guides us on a journey that leads to all the treasures of the world. Songs unfold like storybooks, captivating young minds, drawing them into adventures, stirring their imagination!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alex Mitnick & the Kaleidoscope

AUG
29

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Tue, Aug 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture FFY Stomp Clap and Sing

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.

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

SEP
7

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, and reinvention. On the day of Barack Obama's...

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Salman Rushdie and Colum McCann

SEP
15

Marianne Moore's New Collected Poems

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 inventors of poetic modernism. Editor Heather Cass White joins Margo Jefferson, Timothy Donnelly, Maureen McLane...

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Marianne Moore

SEP
21

Taking Care: A Story of Common History

Thu, Sep 21   3:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Taking Care BPL Presents

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 drying in the sun, the sound of the iron gliding on...

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

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 drying in the sun, the sound of the iron gliding on...

Taking Care, Image ©Simon Courchel

SEP
26

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” 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: 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 planet in A World of Three Zeros. Yunus, who created...

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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 Adult

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, with Kai Bird, BPL Program

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
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

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

OCT
21

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
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