E.g., Feb 25 2018
FEB
25

Regarding Susan Sontag

Sun, Feb 25   2:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by
Nancy D. Kates
US, 2014, 100 min.

The award-winning documentary explores the life of the passionate and gracefully outspoken writer, Susan Sontag, through experimental images, archival materials, accounts...

Regarding Susan Sontag

Patriotism (Short by Mishima) and Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Sun, Feb 25   4:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

4:00 PM
Patriotism (Yu-koku)
Short, dir. by Yukio Mishima
Japan, 1966, 28 min., Japanese with English subtitles

Yukio Mishima foreshadowed his own suicide with this ravishing short, his only foray into filmmaking....

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Patriotism (Short by Mishima) and Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

Sun, Feb 25   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by Griffin Dunne
US, 2017, 94 min.

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew. Griffin Dunne unearths a treasure...

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Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

FEB
27

Stomp, Clap & Sing with FunikiJam's City of Hope

Tue, Feb 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture FFY music Stomp Clap and Sing

Featuring Motor City Motown, with Love from Paris, and New Orleans Mardi Gras.

 

Stomp, Clap & Sing with FunikiJam's City of Hope

FEB
28

David Mamet Presents Chicago: A Novel

Wed, Feb 28   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Presents RSVP

​A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago—a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better—by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize–winning...

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David Mamet Presents Chicago: A Novel

MAR
3

Storymakers: Symposium for Aspiring Picture Book Creators Ages 18-24 with a Focus on Diverse Voices

Sat, Mar 3   9:45 am to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Illustration Professional Development

Aspiring children's picture book writers and illustrators ages 18-24 are invited to attend a free symposium with esteemed industry professionals focused on diversity, craft, business and careers!   REGISTER ONLINE NOW Click the "RSVP" button...
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Storymakers: Symposium for Aspiring Picture Book Creators Ages 18-24 with a Focus on Diverse Voices

MAR
4

90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Sun, Mar 4   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families films kids

Welcome to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds.  The screening is hosted...

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90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Classical Interludes: Steven Masi

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

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Classical Interludes music

Masi concludes an eight-part concert cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.

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Classical Interludes: Steven Masi

MAR
5

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Mon, Mar 5   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Presents

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

This month, Jennifer Coates, Karen E. Jones, and Thomas Micchelli join moderator David Cohen to...

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The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

MAR
10

Events for Youth and Families: Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. presents The Wizard of Oz

Sat, Mar 10   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families kids Theatrical Productions

Set on a Kansas prairie, young Dorothy Gale runs away from home when a busybody neighbor tries to take her precious dog Toto away. A sudden tornado transports Dorothy and Toto to the Wonderful Land of Oz, where she is greeted by Glinda the Good...

Events for Youth and Families: Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. presents The Wizard of Oz

MAR
11

Yoga & Poetry

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

Adults Arts and Culture BPL Presents RSVP

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.

Joelle Hann began her yoga practice in 1997 and completed her teacher...

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Yoga & Poetry

Philosophy for Kids

Sun, Mar 11   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Events for Youth and Families kids

Bring your budding intellectual to explore some of life’s biggest questions! Acclaimed philosopher Simon Critchley—along with a group of guest philosophers—will lead a series of discussions where young thinkers will be invited to ponder timeless...

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Philosophy for Kids

An Evening with Chelsea Clinton + She Persisted Around the World

Sun, Mar 11   5:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library

Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Premier BPL Presents

Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab is thrilled to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library for an incredible evening for Brooklyn families with Chelsea Clinton, to celebrate the publication of her new picture book, She Persisted Around the World...

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An Evening with Chelsea Clinton + She Persisted Around the World

MAR
13

Stomp, Clap & Sing with 123 Andrés

Tue, Mar 13   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture FFY music Stomp Clap and Sing

Andrés Salguero, better known as 123 Andrés, is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the US and Latin America, “A rockstar for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine. A native of Bogotá, Colombia,...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with 123 Andrés

Book Launch: Junot Díaz presents Islandborn

Tue, Mar 13   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library

Arts and Culture BPL Premier BPL Presents kids

Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to host an all-ages event to launch Islandborn, the debut picture book from New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz!

In Islandborn, Lola's...

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Book Launch: Junot Díaz presents Islandborn

MAR
15

Philosophy in the Library: Louise Antony on Truth in Politics

Thu, Mar 15   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Philosophy RSVP

“Is Truth Dead?” asked Time Magazine last year. Since people clearly care about the truth, at least in mundane matters, truth is alive. If an airline agent tells you the flight to Dallas is leaving from Gate B16, you expect the flight to Dallas...

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Philosophy in the Library: Louise Antony on Truth in Politics

MAR
17

Events for Youth & Families: BPL Comic Con

Sat, Mar 17   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families Teens

Bring the whole family to celebrate comics! Meet local comic creators and other comic fans. Participate in panels and workshops with professional comics creators, make comic crafts, read, draw, win prizes and more! Costumes encouraged!

Events for Youth & Families: BPL Comic Con

MAR
21

Pete Hamill with Sam Roberts

Wed, Mar 21   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Presents RSVP

Launch of the fiftieth anniversary–edition of A Killing for Christ, where he will be joined in conversation by The New York Times’ Sam Roberts.

Pete Hamill is a veteran New York journalist and novelist. He’s the author of 23 books,...

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Pete Hamill with Sam Roberts

MAR
24

Events for Youth and Families: Fire & Ice by Mad Science

Sat, Mar 24   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Events for Youth and Families kids Mad Science

Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement! Join us for SAFE and scientific fun with fire and ice! Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the “Big Burp”,...

Events for Youth and Families: Fire & Ice by Mad Science

MAR
25

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series: Friction Quartet

Sun, Mar 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Classical Interludes music

The Friction Quartet works outside the traditional string quartet model by performing arrangements of pop music, making use of digital sound processing, and combining music with other media.

Part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series: Friction Quartet

MAR
27

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

Tue, Mar 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture FFY music Stomp Clap and Sing

Get ready for a serious jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Jam with Jamie and Friends come armed with guitar and bubbles, ready to jam out to traditional children's songs, rock n' roll oldies, and today's hits.

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

APR
3

Cecile Richards presents "Make Trouble"

Tue, Apr 3   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library

Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Presents Tickets

Brooklyn Public Library is proud to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to host  Cecile Richards—president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late...

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Cecile Richards presents "Make Trouble"

APR
8

Yoga & Poetry

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

Adults Arts and Culture BPL Presents RSVP

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.

Joelle Hann began her yoga practice in 1997 and completed her teacher...

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Yoga & Poetry

Classical Interludes: Clarosa Quartet

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

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Classical Interludes music

With Natalie Zhu on piano, Juliette Kang on violin, Che-Hung Chen on viola, Clancy Newman on cello, and Peter Weitzner, Bass.

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Classical Interludes: Clarosa Quartet

APR
9

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Mon, Apr 9   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Presents

Leading art critics Jessica Bell Brown, Jarrett Earnest, and David Salle join David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

APR
10

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alphabet Rockers

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

Arts and Culture FFY music Stomp Clap and Sing

Alphabet Rockers make learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves and community of hip hop. We make music that makes change.

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alphabet Rockers

And/With: Abdellah Taïa

Tue, Apr 10   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Presents RSVP

In 1973, Abdellah Taïa was born in the public library of Rabat in Morocco, where his father was the janitor and where his family lived until he was two years old. He is the author of six novels, including Salvation Army and An Arab Melancholia,...

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And/With: Abdellah Taïa

APR
15

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society

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

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Classical Interludes music

The Dichter Project: Heinrich Heine

In the second installment of its newest series, BASS explores the poetry of Heinrich Heine. As compact as they are heartbreaking, Heine’s verses inspired some of greatest lieder of all time. ...

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Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society

APR
24

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Suzi and Ann

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

Arts and Culture FFY music Stomp Clap and Sing

Your family is sure to sing and dance along when these two award-winning children's performers, Brooklyn's own Suzi Shelton and Chicago's Little Miss Ann, play together. Suzi will be singing songs from her latest family album, Smile in My Heart...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Suzi and Ann

MAY
2

Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Wed, May 2   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Arts and Culture Author Talks BPL Premier BPL Presents

BPL Presents is proud to partner with Greenlight Books to host Arundhati Roy for the paperback launch of her bestselling and award-winning novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. 

A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the...

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Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

MAY
5

Maira Kalman presents Max Makes a Million and Cake, with Barbara Scott-Goodman

Sat, May 5   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Renowned illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman presents two books, with co-author Barbara Scott-Goodman.

In Max Makes a Million, Max’s dream is to live in Paris and be a poet. But do you think it is easy for a dog to pack a small...

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Maira Kalman presents Max Makes a Million and Cake, with Barbara Scott-Goodman

MAY
6

Classical Interludes: The Claremont Trio

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

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Classical Interludes music

With Andrea Lam on piano, Emily Bruskin-Yarbrough on violin, and Julia Bruskin-Wunsch on cello.

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Classical Interludes: The Claremont Trio

MAY
8

James and Deborah Fallows present "Our Towns" with David Brooks

Tue, May 8   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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A unique, revelatory portrait of the civic and economic renewal already taking place across America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A surprisingly hopeful view of the country between its coasts.

For the...

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James and Deborah Fallows present "Our Towns" with David Brooks

MAY
13

Yoga & Poetry

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

Adults Arts and Culture BPL Presents RSVP

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.

Joelle Hann began her yoga practice in 1997 and completed her teacher...

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Yoga & Poetry

MAY
15

Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham present "Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War"

Tue, May 15   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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A bracingly immediate memoir of the Syrian war from its inception to the present by a young man coming of age and finding his voice as a journalist, whose friends traveled divergent paths through the carnage. An intimate lens into the century's...

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Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham present "Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War"

JUN
10

Yoga & Poetry

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

Adults Arts and Culture BPL Presents RSVP

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.

Joelle Hann began her yoga practice in 1997 and completed her teacher...

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Yoga & Poetry

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