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SEP
26

Film Screening: Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe Live at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Wed, Sep 26   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies

On April 15, 1989, writer and poet Quincy Troupe interviewed Miles Davis at the Studio Museum in Harlem, just a few months before the publication of their co-authored Autobiography of Miles Davis. The interview is the sole time Davis gave a live...

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Film Screening: Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe Live at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Quincy Troupe on Miles and Me

Wed, Sep 26   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

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...

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Quincy Troupe on Miles and Me

SEP
27

Green Series: Andrew Revkin on Weird Weather in a Warming World

Thu, Sep 27   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Leonard Library

Adults author talks bpl presents environment green series

Andrew Revkin is one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists and authors focused on environmental and human sustainability.

In this unique Green Series talk, Andrew talks about "weird weather in a warming world." Among other...

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Green Series: Andrew Revkin on Weird Weather in a Warming World

Olga Tokarczuk discusses Flights

Thu, Sep 27   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

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...

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Olga Tokarczuk discusses Flights

OCT
1

2018 Midterm Explainer: Zephyr Teachout on the Invisible Hand of the SuperPAC

Mon, Oct 1   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

In our inaugural Midterm Explainer, veteran candidate and anti-corruption professor Zephyr Teacher looks at who’s spending the money on our campaigns. When over half of the money spent in races is spent by the machine, aka a SuperPAC, rather than...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Zephyr Teachout on the Invisible Hand of the SuperPAC

OCT
2

Eagles BPL Literary Prize Shortlist Reading

Tue, Oct 2   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults bpl literary prize bpl presents conversations

This event will take place in the President's office on the third floor of Central Library.

An evening of discussion with the finalists for the BPL Literary Prize, literary awards presented by the Brooklyn Eagles for outstanding works of...

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Eagles BPL Literary Prize Shortlist Reading

OCT
4

Philosophy in the Library: How Philosophical Conceptions of Engineering Shape the World Around Us

Thu, Oct 4   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents philosophy in the library

There are numerous books about the philosophy of science, but relatively few focus on the philosophy of engineering. Why has the philosophy of engineering been undeveloped in contrast to science? While many engineers prefer to build new things...

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Philosophy in the Library: How Philosophical Conceptions of Engineering Shape the World Around Us

OCT
6

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Oct 6   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

OCT
7

Classical Interludes: The Knights

Sun, Oct 7   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, The Knights inspire listeners with vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery. The orchestra has toured and...

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Classical Interludes: The Knights

OCT
8

Buckets and Ballots: A Basketball Clinic and Voter Registration Event

Mon, Oct 8   3:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents

THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT PIER 2 IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

Join us for a celebration of people’s power at the ballot box that will feature a basketball clinic, speakers, music, and fun. Retired NBA star Kenny Anderson and Madison Square Garden...

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Buckets and Ballots: A Basketball Clinic and Voter Registration Event

OCT
9

Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot with Mona Eltahawy

Tue, Oct 9   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults author talks bpl premier bpl presents conversations

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....

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Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot with Mona Eltahawy

OCT
13

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Oct 13   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

OCT
14

Silent Movie Matinee: Buster Keaton in THE GENERAL (1926)

Sun, Oct 14   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

Keaton often referred to THE GENERAL as his favorite feature, and he adapted it from a real-life Civil War event that he read about in the book “The Great Locomotive Chase.” He plays Johnnie Gray, a train-engineer with two loves: a woman named...

Silent Movie Matinee: Buster Keaton in THE GENERAL (1926)

Classical Interludes: Machiko Ozawa Tango Duo with Pablo Cafici

Sun, Oct 14   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A formidable virtuoso violinist, Machiko Ozawa is internationally esteemed as an interpreter of the tango repertoire. This performance features her most recent project: a duo with the Argentinian pianist Pablo Cafici.  They will perform...

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Classical Interludes: Machiko Ozawa Tango Duo with Pablo Cafici

OCT
15

2018 Midterm Explainer: Rodney McKenzie of Demos on Grassroots Political Power

Mon, Oct 15   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

As we watch the mounting suspense around the 2018 midterm elections, what role will grassroots community organizing play?

Rodney McKenzie's team at Demos works on three main campaigns: short-to-medium victories on key democracy and...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Rodney McKenzie of Demos on Grassroots Political Power

OCT
16

The Review Panel

Tue, Oct 16   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. Presented in association with Artcritical.

This month, Laila Pedro, Barry Schwabsky, and Roberta Smith join moderator David Cohen to...

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The Review Panel

OCT
20

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Oct 20   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

OCT
24

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Vishakha Desai

Wed, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Dr. Vishakha Desai and leaders in politics, arts, and culture from around the globe investigate current events and consider themes ranging from the history of global power to attitudes toward social responsibility. Join for a new series of...

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Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Vishakha Desai

OCT
26

Climate Change Refugees Share Your Story

Fri, Oct 26   11:00 am to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults bpl presents

Share Your Story

Photographer Genesis Báez welcomes you to share your story of displacement due to environmental change or disaster.

Báez has sought out stories of victims of Hurricane Maria...

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Climate Change Refugees Share Your Story

OCT
27

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Oct 27   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

OCT
29

2018 Midterm Explainer: Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! on Foreign Policy Distortions

Mon, Oct 29   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

What won't we hear about foreign policy as the 2018 midterms unfold? A lot, according to Nermeen Shaikh, producer and co-host at Democracy Now!

In addition to her role at Democracy Now! Nermeen Shaikh has previously worked in research and...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! on Foreign Policy Distortions

OCT
30

Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir

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

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

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...

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Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir

NOV
1

Bard at BPL Lunch Hour Talks: Amy Sherald with Thelma Golden

Thu, Nov 1   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, has presided over exhibitions in which painter Amy Sherald’s works were included and was involved in the selection of Sherald to paint the portrait of former first lady...

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Bard at BPL Lunch Hour Talks: Amy Sherald with Thelma Golden

NOV
3

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Nov 3   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

NOV
4

Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nico Namoradze

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

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Nico Namoradze perform a program of Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky.

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Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nico Namoradze

NOV
5

2018 Midterm Explainer: Farai Chideya on What Really Motivates Voters

Mon, Nov 5   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents midterm explainer

​In this one-of-a-kind Midterm Explainer, offered the eve of the midterm vote, Farai Chideya unravels the complicated tales that voter demographics tell and how that tale can spell out the fate of a given candidate.

In recent years,...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Farai Chideya on What Really Motivates Voters

NOV
7

Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

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

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

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...

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Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

NOV
10

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Nov 10   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

NOV
11

Silent Movie Matinee: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

Sun, Nov 11   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

We commemorate Veterans Day today, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. Today’s film is based on the German novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which tells the story of Paul Bäumer (played by Lew Ayres), who...

Silent Movie Matinee: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

NOV
16

Jonathan Franzen presents The End of the End of the Earth

Fri, Nov 16   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults author talks bpl premier bpl presents conversations

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...

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Jonathan Franzen presents The End of the End of the Earth

NOV
17

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Nov 17   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sat, Nov 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl premier bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The first of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. 

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Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

NOV
18

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sun, Nov 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl premier bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The conclusion of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. ...

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

NOV
25

Classical Interludes: counter)induction

Sun, Nov 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

counter)induction’s mission since its inception has been straightforward: world-class performances of contemporary chamber music, without hype and without agenda other than our complete commitment to the most compelling music of our day.

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Classical Interludes: counter)induction

DEC
1

Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

Sat, Dec 1   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Adults bpl presents creative writing nannies fairy tales writing workshops writing workshop

Brooklyn Public Library invites nannies and babysitters to participate in a dynamic FREE eight-week Saturday creative writing workshop where you can develop your writing skills and create an original story.

A certificate of...

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Nannies' Fairy Tales Writing Workshop

DEC
2

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

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

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell first co-starred in director Frank Borzage’s 7th Heaven.  Lucky Star is their third and final work with Borzage, from a story by Tristram Tupper, who wrote for movies between serving in both World Wars....

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

DEC
9

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John

Sun, Dec 9   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as "something of a phenomenon" by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by The New York Times. She has performed as soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco,...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John

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