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APR
25

Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: Malcolm X, The Prison Years

Wed, Apr 25   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

BPL Presents

 

The Rethinking Education Lecture Series celebrates the second admission cycle of a full-scholarship Bard College degree program at Brooklyn Public Library. The lectures will function as open houses for anyone interested...

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Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: Malcolm X, The Prison Years

Visions, Premonitions, and Precognitive Dreams, part 1: Is It Possible To See The Future?

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

BPL Presents

In this lecture, magician and mentalist Eric Walton examines the history of divination, tracing its roots all the way to pre-agrarian societies, taking a skeptical, bird's-eye view of the statistical accuracy of divination as a means of reliably...

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Visions, Premonitions, and Precognitive Dreams, part 1: Is It Possible To See The Future?

APR
26

Jasper Johns: A Life's Work

Thu, Apr 26   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents

How does the work of a significant living artist enter the canon and the archive? And how must the field of art become more inclusive when it comes to representing artistic legacies?

Join us for an evening with acclaimed contemporary...

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Jasper Johns: A Life's Work

APR
28

Book Launch: Peter Brown presents The Wild Robot Escapes

Sat, Apr 28   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Author Talks BPL Presents kids kids

Come celebrate this long-awaited sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes! Peter Brown will be reading, drawing, and signing his books, and telling you everything you need to know about Roz.

Copies of Peter Brown's books will be available from...

Book Launch: Peter Brown presents The Wild Robot Escapes

Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: The Polaroid and Coloring Histories of Black Surveillance in Africa and the United States

Sat, Apr 28   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

BPL Presents

The Rethinking Education Lecture Series celebrates the second admission cycle of a full-scholarship Bard College degree program at Brooklyn Public Library. The lectures will function as open houses for anyone interested in learning more...

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Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: The Polaroid and Coloring Histories of Black Surveillance in Africa and the United States

MAY
2

Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

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

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. In conversation with Robin Desser.

A dazzling,...

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Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

MAY
5

Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: The Future of Higher Education

Sat, May 5   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

BPL Presents

The Rethinking Education Lecture Series celebrates the second admission cycle of a full-scholarship Bard College degree program at Brooklyn Public Library. The lectures will function as open houses for anyone interested in learning more...

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Bard at Brooklyn Public Library: The Future of Higher Education

Campfire Conversations

Sat, May 5   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Prospect Park, Lefferts House

BPL Presents

Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of readings and talks set around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House, complete with music and refreshments.

Music by Anaïs...

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Campfire Conversations

MAY
6

Meet Maira Kalman! Square Dance Sunday Book Signing featuring Cake and Max the Dog

Sun, May 6   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Central Library

Author Talks BPL Presents kids kids

Come meet and dance with renowned illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman to celebrate a new book, Cake, and the re-issue of her classic children’s books about Max Stravinsky, canine extraordinaire.

Kalman and food writer Barbara...

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Meet Maira Kalman! Square Dance Sunday Book Signing featuring Cake and Max the Dog

Silent Movie Matinee: Harold Lloyd: Consciousness-Raising

Sun, May 6   12:30 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Movies

Girl Shy (1924) 80 minutes USA
Harold Lloyd evolved film comedy at the Hal Roach Studio, in 1917, when he dropped his slapstick-based persona to create a new character dressed in every-day clothes, which allowed him to explore more real-...

Silent Movie Matinee: Harold Lloyd: Consciousness-Raising

Classical Interludes: The Claremont Trio

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

BPL Presents Live Music music performance

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

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Sonia & Elena: Songs from East Asia & Latin America

Tue, May 8   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents First Five Years music performance

Sonia & Elena are an exciting family music duo that takes audiences on a melodic, soulful, playful, and linguistically-diverse musical journey around the world, guided by folk and children's songs from East Asia & Latin America, and...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Sonia & Elena: Songs from East Asia & Latin America

James & Deborah Fallows on Small-Town, USA, with David Brooks

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

Author Talks BPL Presents

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 & Deborah Fallows on Small-Town, USA, with David Brooks

MAY
9

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

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

Author Talks BPL Presents

Leading art critics Eva Díaz, Phoebe Hoban, and Gregory Volk 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

MAY
10

Philosophy in the Library: Kate Manne on Himpathy for the Nice Guy

Thu, May 10   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Author Talks BPL Presents

In her recent book, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (Oxford University Press: 2017), Kate Manne characterizes misogyny as the “law enforcement” branch of patriarchy, which serves to police, enforce, or restore patriarchal social order—often by...

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Philosophy in the Library: Kate Manne on Himpathy for the Nice Guy

MAY
12

Events for Youth and Families: Frog and Toad

Sat, May 12   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents kids kids performance

Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in this musical which follows two great friends through four fun-filled seasons. Frog and Toad spend the seasons planting Gardens, Swimming, raking leaves, and sledding down the...

Events for Youth and Families: Frog and Toad

MAY
13

Yoga & Poetry

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

BPL Presents health and wellness poetry Yoga

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: Author Talk and Exhibition Opening

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

Author Talks BPL Presents

Join BPL Presents for an evening with 2018 Katowitz Radin Artist-in-residence Molly Crabapple, illustrator and co-author with Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham of Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War (One World/ Random House, 2018)....

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Molly Crabapple: Author Talk and Exhibition Opening

MAY
16

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Wed, May 16   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Leonard Library

BPL Presents green series

For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a...

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The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Pete Hamill with Sam Roberts

Wed, May 16   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees' Room

Author Talks BPL Presents

Tickets for the Wednesday, March 21 performance will be honored and registrations have been transferred from the previous event listing.

Launch of the fiftieth anniversary–edition of A Killing for Christ, where he will be joined in...

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Pete Hamill with Sam Roberts

MAY
19

Events for Youth and Families: Myron the Magnificent

Sat, May 19   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents kids kids

Myron the Magnificent has amazed audiences across the country with his unbelievable magic. With secrets passed down from his grandfather Mervyn the Magnificent and his father Marvin the Magnificent he will present a program of miracles that will...

Events for Youth and Families: Myron the Magnificent

MAY
22

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Rita Rosa and Jesse Bisceglia singing Genius songs

Tue, May 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents First Five Years music performance

Let's sing, let's dance, let's have fun and let's learn. A completely bilingual show brought to you by singer-songwriters Rita Rosa and Jesse Bisceglia. Jesse arrives from Upstate New York with her songs of numbers and letters, while Rita Rosa...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Rita Rosa and Jesse Bisceglia singing Genius songs

Cyanotype Workshop for Teens, taught by Accra Shepp

Tue, May 22   4:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library

BPL Presents photography

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces an intense blue print. In this workshop, students will learn to make cyanotypes from digital negatives.

For young adults ages 13-18.

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Cyanotype Workshop for Teens, taught by Accra Shepp

MAY
23

Visions, Premonitions, and Precognitive Dreams, part 2: Debunking American Psychics

Wed, May 23   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents

The American fortune-telling business is a two-billion dollar-a-year industry, and while there may be some self-proclaimed psychics who are simply trying to make an honest living by offering advice and spiritual guidance to strangers, many others...

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Visions, Premonitions, and Precognitive Dreams, part 2:  Debunking American Psychics

JUN
5

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Camille Harris

Tue, Jun 5   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents First Five Years music performance

Come dance along to “silly jazz” with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: “The Monster Under My Bed,” “Muffin Man,” and “Chopsticks.”

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Camille Harris

JUN
10

Yoga & Poetry

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

BPL Presents health and wellness poetry Yoga

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

JUN
19

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alex Mitnick

Tue, Jun 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents First Five Years music performance

Emmy Award-winning children's entertainer Alex Mitnick guides us on a journey that leads to all the treasures of the world. Songs unfold like storybooks, captivating young minds, drawing them into adventures, stirring their imagination!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Alex Mitnick

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