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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

A Tribute to Marianne Moore

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 innovators of poetic modernism. Editor of the new anthology Heather Cass White joins Margo Jefferson, Timothy...

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Marianne Moore

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
2

Orhan Pamuk on The Red-Haired Woman

Mon, Oct 2   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Arts and Culture Adults Author Talks

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.

On the outskirts of a town...

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Orhan Pamuk on The Red-Haired Woman, BPL Program

OCT
10

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Tue, Oct 10   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.

David Cohen’s scheduled guests are TBA.

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OCT
12

Alice McDermott on The Ninth Hour

Thu, Oct 12   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture Adults BPL Presents RSVP

A portrait of the Irish-American experience in 1940s and 1950s Brooklyn, by the National Book Award-winning author.

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn...

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Alice McDermott, 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 Adult

Writers and scholars discuss the first-ever collection of essays from across Elizabeth Hardwick's illustrious writing career, including works not seen in print for decades; moderated by collection editor Daryl...

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Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick, BPL Program