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MAR
20

Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

Wed, Mar 20   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Neil Ortenberg
US, 2007, 98 mins

Obscene is the definitive film biography of Barney Rosset, who acquired Grove Press in 1951 and embarked on a tumultuous career of publishing and political engagement....

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Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

MAR
21

High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Thu, Mar 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults hse

Are you hoping to get your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma? Need to build your reading and writing skills?  Register to take a test of your readiness for the exam, and you will be placed in a prep class, enrolled in our online prep...

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High School Equivalency (HSE) Screening

Tax Help

Thu, Mar 21   3:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

Studs Terkel: Listening to America

Thu, Mar 21   5:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Short film, dir. by Eric Simonson
US, 2009, 40 mins

For over 60 years, Studs Terkel elevated the voices and experiences of everyday Americans through his skillful interviews on radio and TV and in books. The documentary...

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Studs Terkel: Listening to America

Marguerite Duras: Worn out with Desire to Write

Thu, Mar 21   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Dir. by Alan Benson and Daniel Wiles
UK, 1985, 54 mins

Marguerite Duras – 20th-century France’s greatest femme de lettres – was the sort of woman who spared neither herself nor others. In this vintage filmed interview, the late...

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Marguerite Duras: Worn out with Desire to Write

Dreaming Murakami

Thu, Mar 21   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Nitesh Anjaan
Denmark, 2017, 58 mins

When Mette Holm begins to translate Haruki Murakami’s debut novel Kaze no uta o kike (Hear the Wind Sing), a two-meter-tall frog shows up at an underground station...

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Dreaming Murakami

imagine... Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned

Thu, Mar 21   8:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Katy Holman
UK, 2017, 60 mins

Universally acclaimed as one of Canada's greatest living writers, Margaret Atwood has been fearlessly outspoken in her life and in her work. At age 77, her star shines brighter and...

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imagine... Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned

MAR
22

Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Mar 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. In addition to the impact of military service on the veteran, each has a circle of family (...

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Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Fri, Mar 22   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Ema Ryan Yamazaki
US, 2017, 82 mins

Since the publication of the first book in 1941, Curious George has touched the hearts and minds of children throughout the world. The documentary explores the lives...

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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger

Fri, Mar 22   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Jean Carlomusto
US, 2015, 82 mins

Pioneering activist, author and playwright Larry Kramer is a political firebrand who gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired a generation of gay men and...

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Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Fri, Mar 22   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Biography of an Influential Civil Rights Activist and Poet
Documentary, dir. by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
US, 2016, 114 mins

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first feature documentary on the singer,...

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

MAR
23

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Tax Help

Sat, Mar 23   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

Invisible Essence: The Little Prince

Sat, Mar 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Charles Officer
US, 2018, 90 mins

This new documentary explores the global legacy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless fable, 75 years after its publication. Following a modern day Little Prince – a seven-year...

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Invisible Essence: The Little Prince

African American Genealogy Seminar

Sat, Mar 23   1:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Macon Library

Adults

Come and learn how to discover your ancestors.  In addition different types of genealogy testing will be discussed. 

African American Genealogy Seminar

Waiting for Beckett

Sat, Mar 23   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by John L. Reilly

1993, 86 minutes,

Nobel prize-winning author and playwright Samuel Beckett shunned publicity throughout his life, yet became a worldwide cultural influence. In the U.S. alone, his play...

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Waiting for Beckett

Working with Pinter

Sat, Mar 23   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Harry Burton
UK, 2007, 56 mins

For nearly fifty years until his death in 2008, Harold Pinter was at the center of British and international theatre, and...

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Working with Pinter

The Polymath, or The Life & opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Sat, Mar 23   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Fred Barney Taylor
US, 2007, 75 mins

A sprawling portrait of the larger-than-life Samuel R. Delany – one of the most prolific and innovative sci-fi authors and an icon in the gay and African-American...

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The Polymath, or The Life & opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Sat, Mar 23   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

The Life and Work of a Treasured American Playwright
Documentary, dir. by Tracy Heather Strain
US, 2018, 118 mins

If the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun changed the face of American theater forever,...

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

MAR
24

Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Sun, Mar 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

In the program Devoted, ETHEL has gathered music of passionate affection and dedication from cultures of the world, and practices as old as time. Following their own conviction that music can elicit intuitive understanding, facilitate moments of...

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Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Pablo Neruda! Presente!

Sun, Mar 24   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Mark Eisner

US, 2004, 83 mins

Latin America’s most renowned poet and a major player in Chile’s political struggles, Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) attained mythic stature in his lifetime. Narrated by Chilean fellow...

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Pablo Neruda! Presente!

MAR
25

Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)

Mon, Mar 25   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults resume

Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian for help with your job search. Learn where to find job openings and training opportunities, get feedback on your resume and cover letter, or practice for your job interview.

Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)

Tax Help

Mon, Mar 25   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

Mon, Mar 25   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

Adults health and wellness

Callen Lorde's Insurance Navigator Program is available to help determine if you're eligible for free public health insurance and, if so, help you enroll. Trained staff will meet with you, screen what programs you qualify for, and submit the...

Affordable Care Act (ACA) In-Person Assistance/Navigator Program

MAR
26

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

Tue, Mar 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

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...

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

Tue, Mar 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years live music

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

MAR
27

Albert Woodfox on Solitary, in conversation with Jelani Cobb

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

Adults author talks bpl presents

Cobb interviews Woodfox on Solitary, which chronicles his more than four decades in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit.

Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary...

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Albert Woodfox on Solitary, in conversation with Jelani Cobb

MAR
28

Tax Help

Thu, Mar 28   3:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

The ACLU's At Liberty at BPL

Thu, Mar 28   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

At Liberty is a weekly podcast from the ACLU that explores the biggest civil rights and civil liberties issues of the day.

At Liberty at BPL is a periodic live recording of the podcast from Brooklyn Public Library’s BPL Presents team and...

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The ACLU's At Liberty at BPL

MAR
30

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Mar 30   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Tax Help

Sat, Mar 30   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

8th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Sat, Mar 30   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids movies

Welcome to the eighth 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 by...

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8th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

MAR
31

Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Field

Sun, Mar 31   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Bleckmann is joined by Ike Sturm and Jesse Lewis.

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Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Field

APR
1

Tax Help

Mon, Apr 1   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

APR
2

The Review Panel

Tue, Apr 2   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics Nickolas Pappas, Martha Schwendener, and Alexi Worth join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

APR
4

Tax Help

Thu, Apr 4   3:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

Thu, Apr 4   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Reception to follow in Dweck Lobby

The culminating event to the participatory exhibition and public program Scoring the Stacks, Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed reflects on what the project has produced and on how...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

APR
6

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Apr 6   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Tax Help

Sat, Apr 6   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

Events for Youth and Families: Dino O'Dell

Sat, Apr 6   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids 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...

Featured Event
Events for Youth and Families: Dino O'Dell

APR
7

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spektral Quartet

Sun, Apr 7   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Spektral Quartet reveals the hidden nuances of the classic string quartet repertoire while opening the door to the visionary music of our day.

Presented as part of Carnegie Hall's Citywide Concert series.

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spektral Quartet

APR
8

Tax Help

Mon, Apr 8   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

Literacy Volunteer Information Session

Mon, Apr 8   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Bedford Learning Center

Adults adult learning literacy

Help Adults Learn to Read and Write!

We seek adults to train to become Volunteer Literacy Tutors. Volunteer Literacy Tutors at BPL Learning Centers tutor adults in our community who, for a variety of reasons, are still building their...

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Literacy Volunteer Information Session

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Mon, Apr 8   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

APR
9

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bilingual Birdies

Tue, Apr 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

The Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture in a fun-filled live music and dance! Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs.

Featured Event
Stomp, Clap & Sing with Bilingual Birdies

Nathaniel Rich on Losing Earth

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

Adults author talks bpl presents environment

Copresented with Greenlight Books: Nathaniel Rich’s groundbreaking full-issue feature “Losing Earth: When We Almost Stopped Climate Change” in the New York Times Magazine – which has earned favorable comparisons to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring...

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Nathaniel Rich on Losing Earth

APR
10

DEcarcerated Podcast with Marlon Peterson and Danielle Sered

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

Adults author talks bpl presents

Join us for a live recording of Marlon Peterson's DEcarcerated Podcast with special guest Danielle Sered, executive director of Common Justice and author of Util We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair. There will also be a...

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DEcarcerated Podcast with Marlon Peterson and Danielle Sered

APR
11

Tax Help

Thu, Apr 11   3:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults finance tax help

The Food Bank, in partnership with NYC Office of Financial Empowerment and Brooklyn Public Library, will help you electronically file your tax return for free from January 28 thru April 15, 2019.

To participate, you must have a valid...

Tax Help

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College presents Willie Perdomo and Friends

Thu, Apr 11   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

The Center for Black Literature, in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, celebrates 2019 National Poetry Month with Willie Perdomo, author of the forthcoming collection The Crazy Bunch and The Essential Hits of...

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The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College presents Willie Perdomo and Friends

APR
13

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Sat, Apr 13   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years early literacy ready set kindergarten stem & steam

In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science & math through music, stories, art & play will help you and your...

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

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