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19

The Art and History of J'Ouvert: Tradition as Resistance

Sat, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture J'Ouvert BPL Presents

Have you ever experienced J’Ouvert, the pre-dawn procession from dark to light before the West Indian Day parade? Come learn about this exciting Caribbean tradition in Brooklyn on August 19th from 2-5 p.m. at Brooklyn Public Library's Central...

J'Ouvert

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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

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9

Campfire Conversations

Sat, Sep 9   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Prospect Park, Lefferts House

Arts and Culture Campfire Conversations Talks BPL Presents

Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present Campfire Conversations, a series of themed community conversations around an outdoor campfire at the Lefferts Historic House.


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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

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17

Yoga & Poetry with D. Nurkse

Sun, Sep 17   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Borough Hall

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Yoga and Poetry Adults

This event will take place at the Brooklyn Book Festival main stage at Borough Hall, Brooklyn.

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...

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Yoga and Poetry at Brooklyn Public Library

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21

Taking Care: A Story of Common History

Thu, Sep 21   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Taking Care BPL Presents

There is healing in the simple pleasures of domestic life, especially washing laundry.
It is familiar to all of us:  the smell of soap and lavender, the poetry of the white linens drying in the sun, the sound of the iron gliding on...

Taking Care, Image ©Simon Courchel

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23

Taking Care: A Story of Common History

Sat, Sep 23   9:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Arts and Culture Taking Care BPL Presents

There is healing in the simple pleasures of domestic life, especially washing laundry.
It is familiar to all of us:  the smell of soap and lavender, the poetry of the white linens drying in the sun, the sound of the iron gliding on...

Taking Care, Image ©Simon Courchel

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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

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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

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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