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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

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

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

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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
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
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

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

Sat, Oct 28   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth & Families kids School of Magic

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

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

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

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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 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

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

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
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

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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

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

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
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
21

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Moona Luna

Tue, Nov 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture FFY Stomp Clap and Sing music

The kindie group that the New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.”  After making a splash on the family music scene with their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired debut album, Piñata Party (...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Moona Luna, BPL Program

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
5

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jeremy Plays Guitar

Tue, Dec 5   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture FFY Stomp Clap and Sing music

Grab your kids for a sing-along dance party with the awesomely educational band Jeremy Plays Guitar! Rock out to award-winning music and find out what the critics are raving about - it's the most fun your kids have while (shhh) learning!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jeremy Plays Guitar, BPL Program

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

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

DEC
10

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

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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DEC
16

Events for Youth & Families: Fiesta Flamenca

Sat, Dec 16   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families music kids

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana invites you to experience the cultural richness and traditions of flamenco with a holiday flair. Become a part the infectious rhythms of the palmas, feel the deep force of the taconeo and revel in the resonant cries...

Events for Youth & Familes: Fiesta Flamenca, BPL Program

DEC
19

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Mil's Trills

Tue, Dec 19   11:00 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture FFY Stomp Clap and Sing music

Amelia Robinson invites families to celebrate the community through original tunes and a cast of musical guests.  A highly interactive experience, audiences are encouraged to be part of the show and discover a world of instruments.

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Mil's Trills, BPL Program