Noted photographer Anthony Barboza leads an on-stage discussion with poet, activist, and journalist Quincy Troupe about his newly re-issued memoir, Miles and Me, a candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis and an engrossing chronicle of...
Andrew Revkin is one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists and authors focused on environmental and human sustainability. In the spring of 2018, he joined the staff of the National Geographic Society as strategic adviser for...
Olga Tokarczuk in conversation with translator Jennifer Croft. Moderated by John Freeman.
In this Man Booker International Prize Winning Novel, a seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by...
Everyone is welcomed! Special guest Sheepshead Bay author talk: Richard Younger's "To The Bay." Reminise about Sheepshead Bay.
Learn about all of our free, educational, cultural, and fun programs for all ages.
Younger's prose & slide presentation captures his memories of growing up in the Bay.
Written in a single day, this very personal "tour" should resonate with readers of all ages.
Family Book Event: A Moon for Moe and Mo, with Author Jane Breskin Zalben and Special Guest Charlie Sahadi
Join us for a special event celebrating the publication of A Moon for Moe and Mo, about families coming together in a famous Brooklyn specialty food store. Moses Feldman lives at one end of Flatbush Avenue while Mohammed Hassan...
BPL Presents is proud to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to host revered international political activist and conceptual artist Nadya Tolokonnikova, founder of the art collective Pussy Riot, to present her new book Read & Riot....
***This event will start at 11am with a walking tour at Franklin St. and Calyer St. in Greenpoint. Then a lecture and the community scanning event will meet at the Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room, 86 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249 around...
"...From San Fernando to Brooklyn, poetry is the Carnival, and the Trinidad Carnival finds its way into my poetry—as visual and oral experience—everyday living, a painted face J’ouvert morning. Many of the poems in this volume have aged with me...
Few writers are able to expose the enduring failures of American society through the lens of a personal narrative with unflinching candor and raw vulnerability. Genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon has accomplished this impressive...
In November's Philosophy in the Library, Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks on "How (Not) to Think About Identity."
Appiah will discuss how identities work, what they have in common, and some of the common pitfalls of identity thinking...
In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes—both human and literary—that have long preoccupied him. Whether exploring his...