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APR
23

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Suzi Shelton

Tue, Apr 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Suzi Shelton is a music and movement specialist, teacher, and family performer. She has been rocking parents and kids alike for over 10+ years in such prestigious venues as Symphony Space and the White House Easter Egg Hunt.

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Family Movie: Ferdinand

Tue, Apr 23   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Join us for a screening of Ferdinand the movie in the Dweck Auditorium.

Family Movie: Ferdinand

Raised in the System

Tue, Apr 23   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film Freedom Index

Raised in the System is an insightful look at juvenile mass incarceration in the United States, hosted by actor and activist Michael K. Williams, who played Omar on “The Wire.” Williams grew up in the Vanderveer projects, in East Flatbush,...

Raised in the System

APR
24

Family Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Wed, Apr 24   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Join us for a screening of Ralp Breaks the Internet in the Dweck Auditorium.

Family Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet

APR
25

Family Movie: Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse

Thu, Apr 25   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Join us for a screening of Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse in the Dweck Auditorium.

Family Movie: Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse

Fatima Farheen Mirza on A Place for Us

Thu, Apr 25   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

The first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, SJP for Hogarth—and a finalist for One Book, One New York—A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging.

As an Indian wedding gathers a...

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Fatima Farheen Mirza on A Place for Us

APR
26

Family Movie: Mary Poppins

Fri, Apr 26   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Join us for a screening of Mary Poppins in the Dweck Auditorium.

Family Movie: Mary Poppins

APR
27

Events for Youth and Families: Sofi's Magical Adventure

Sat, Apr 27   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Sofi’s Magical Adventure is based on the bilingual children’s picture book Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural. Join Sofi on a magical adventure exploring art, imagination, and Puerto Rican cultural traditions. Learn about Carnival, visit beautiful...

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Events for Youth and Families: Sofi's Magical Adventure

APR
28

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society with Martin Katz

Sun, Apr 28   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A program of Eduard Morike.

No children under 6 will be permitted.

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Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society with Martin Katz

MAY
1

The Review Panel

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

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. This month, Kara Rooney, Christopher Stackhouse, and John Yau join moderator David Cohen to discuss:

Barbara Ess: Someone to Watch Over Me...

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The Review Panel

MAY
2

Poets Tina Chang, Ilya Kaminsky & Brenda Shaughnessy

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

Adults author talks bpl presents

Copresented with Brooklyn Poets as a Brooklyn Poets Reading Series event: three poets on their new books.

A timely, stirring, and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of...

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Poets Tina Chang, Ilya Kaminsky & Brenda Shaughnessy

MAY
3

Angel Investing: Find an Angel or Be an Angel

Fri, May 3   8:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Learn How to Secure Angel Investing

The Library's Business & Career Center presents Elizabeth Crowell, an angel investor in women-led ventures and a successful Brooklyn business owner. During this event you'll learn that you, too, can...

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Angel Investing: Find an Angel or Be an Angel

MAY
4

Events for Youth and Families: Madeline and the Bad Hat

Sat, May 4   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

ArtsPower’s colorful musical captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline series. This amusing tale traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous...

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Events for Youth and Families: Madeline and the Bad Hat

MAY
5

Silent Movie Matinee: MARION DAVIES: WHAT PRICE PASTRY?

Sun, May 5   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

SHOW PEOPLE (1928) 79 minutes
USA

King Vidor’s homage to Mack Sennett’s style of silent slapstick-comedy stars Marion Davies as Peggy Pepper, who achieves success by appearing in slapstick-films. But, given the chance to star in...

Silent Movie Matinee: MARION DAVIES: WHAT PRICE PASTRY?

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet and Jean Schneider, piano

Sun, May 5   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh has been touring the world as soloist, composer and improviser. Notable appearances include: Opera Bastille, Paris; Tchaikovsky Grand Hall, Moscow; Carnegie Hall and the UN’s general assembly, New York; the...

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Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players: Kinan Azmeh, clarinet and Jean Schneider, piano

MAY
6

New York State Preparedness Training

Mon, May 6   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults health and wellness

New York State is offering courses for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Courses will be offered on multiple...

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New York State Preparedness Training

MAY
7

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Mil's Trills

Tue, May 7   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Mil’s Trills invites families to celebrate the community through original tunes and a cast of musical guests.

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Mil's Trills

MAY
8

Kahn Humanities Lecture: Valeria Luiselli

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

Adults author talks bpl presents

Valeria Luiselli discusses the American border crisis and the migrants from Mexico and Central America whose stories inspired her new novel, Lost Children Archive. Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and...

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Kahn Humanities Lecture: Valeria Luiselli

MAY
10

Overlapping Identities, Overlapping Barriers: At the Intersection of Disability, Race and Gender

Fri, May 10   9:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Audre Lourde

When people don’t fit the dominant stereotype associated with their identity, barriers, already significant, increase. Hear about the...

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Overlapping Identities, Overlapping Barriers:  At the Intersection of Disability, Race and Gender

MAY
11

Events for Youth and Families: Future Hits

Sat, May 11   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids first five years music

Future Hits is an “educational rock powerhouse" whose songs build important language skills while cultivating children's love for learning. The music corresponds with innovative and differentiated learning activities, effectively igniting the...

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Events for Youth and Families: Future Hits

MAY
12

Classical Interludes: Daedalus Quartet

Sun, May 12   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Praised by The New Yorker as “a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets,” the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. Since winning the top...

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Classical Interludes: Daedalus Quartet

MAY
18

Whitman at 200 Tribute Panel with Eady, Hahn, Ramana, Seshadri

Sat, May 18   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

This panel celebrates Whitman's 200th anniverary with responses from poets in remarks written in verse and prose, as well as through dance and song. Panelists include Cornelius Eady, Kimiko Hahn, Ramya Ramana, and Vijay Seshadri. The evening also...

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Whitman at 200 Tribute Panel with Eady, Hahn, Ramana, Seshadri

MAY
19

Whitman 200 Lightning Lectures

Sun, May 19   12:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

These Whitman 200th Anniversary "lightning lectures" examine the vast scope of Whitman's legacy on poetry in the 20th century and beyond, and explore critically and swiftly where his vision and style came from. Lightning lecturers include...

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Whitman 200 Lightning Lectures

Second Read: Leaves of Grass with Rigoberto González, Harmony Holiday, Karen Karbiener, Timothy Liu

Sun, May 19   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

Second Read is a BPL Presents series that reevaluates canonical classic and contemporary work and encourages lively debate around books and reading. This Second Read and other events during the weekend are co-presented with Poetry Society of...

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Second Read: Leaves of Grass with Rigoberto González, Harmony Holiday, Karen Karbiener, Timothy Liu

Poems to Whitman: Readings

Sun, May 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

Contemporary poets read some of their favorite Whitman poems -- and respond with a poem of their own!

By highlighting their relationship to Whitman's work, poet's will give audiences a glimpse of the ongoing dialogue with the good gray...

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Poems to Whitman: Readings

Whitman at 200 Featured Poets: Pardlo, Bell and Francis

Sun, May 19   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry whitman 200

In this Whitman at 200 culminating event, join award-winning poets Gregory Pardlo, Vievee Francis and Marvin Bell as they read their own poems in honor of Whitman's life and legacy. 

Marvin Bell has published 24 books. Born in...

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Whitman at 200 Featured Poets: Pardlo, Bell and Francis

MAY
21

Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

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

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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.

 ...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing: Jam with Jamie and Friends

MAY
29

Early Childhood Symposium: How Immigration Policy Impacts Young Children

Wed, May 29   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults immigrant services

First Annual Early Childhood Symposium: How Immigration Policy Impacts Child Development and Engagement in the Community and Classroom

Join us for an informative seminar and panel discussion about how current immigration policy...

Early Childhood Symposium: How Immigration Policy Impacts Young Children

JUN
2

Silent Movie Matinee: FRITZ LANG: THE NEW TOWER OF BABEL

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

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

METROPOLIS (1927) 148 minutes
Germany

Fritz Lang and writer Thea von Harbou created this visually-iconic sci-fi epic, hoping to make a film that equaled the quality of American-studio productions, and also found distribution in...

Silent Movie Matinee: FRITZ LANG: THE NEW TOWER OF BABEL

JUN
4

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Vered and the Babes

Tue, Jun 4   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

Vered and the Babes are reminiscent of a Doo-Wop band, using playful vocal harmonies, lively horns, pots and pans, and beatboxing to get everyone jumping and singing along.  They sing songs from their joyful and highly acclaimed albums, Good...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Vered and the Babes

The Review Panel

Tue, Jun 4   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. This month, we present a Whitney Biennial Special.

Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

JUN
6

Telling the Art Deco Story of Brooklyn (Part 1: Talk)

Thu, Jun 6   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults research urban planning

Join the Art Deco Society of New York and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) for a delightful, free talk about the Art Deco history of Brooklyn in one of the borough’s most iconic Art Deco buildings, the stunning Central Library.

Architectural...

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Telling the Art Deco Story of Brooklyn (Part 1: Talk)

JUN
10

2019 Teen Writing Contest & Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize Celebration

Mon, Jun 10   6:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Teens creative writing poetry

Join us as we honor the finalists of the 2019 Teen Writing Contest and winners of the Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize.

The Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize, a cash award that is the centerpiece of Brooklyn Public Library's Teen Writing...

2019 Teen Writing Contest & Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize Celebration

JUN
12

The Mini Brooklyn Playdate

Wed, Jun 12   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Stop by the Mini Brooklyn Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy.

Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s...

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The Mini Brooklyn Playdate

JUN
18

Stomp, Clap & Sing with The Sparrow Sisters

Tue, Jun 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

The Sparrow Sisters are parents from Brooklyn who play music for young children. With guitar, violin and vocal harmonies, they perform a sweet mixture of folk and nursery songs. The set is interactive, sure to get kids and their caregivers...

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