E.g., Feb 16 2019
FEB
17

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

Sun, Feb 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Muneko Otani and Michael Roth (violins), Ah Ling Neu (viola), Roberta Cooper (cello), and Peter Weitzner (double bass). Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major and Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77 as well as selections by Lev Zhurbin.

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Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

FEB
18

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

Mon, Feb 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

Once described by The Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg...

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

FEB
22

Older Adults Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Feb 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Mental Health First Aid USA for Older Adults is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults over the age of...

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Older Adults Mental Health First Aid

Central Library Friday Film Club - Documentaries about African Americans

Fri, Feb 22   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults friday film club

Rejoice and Shout  View this jubilant journey through gospel music's 200-year history featuring archival and modern footage of the musicians and singers who carried on the genre.

Central Library Friday Film Club - Documentaries about African Americans

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation

Fri, Feb 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

THIS ORIENTATION IS AT CAPACITY. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please register for one of the seven remaining orientations.

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation

FEB
24

Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

Sun, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances and distinctive repertoire that range from commissions by today’s emerging...

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Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

FEB
26

Supply Chain & Production in Fashion

Tue, Feb 26   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business

Are you a fashion designer who wants to expand your business? Join us as we explore the world of supply chains and production with Sonia Park, Assistant Vice President, Creative and Applied Tech at New York City Economic Development Corporation....

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Supply Chain & Production in Fashion

FEB
27

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Wed, Feb 27   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

FEB
28

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Thu, Feb 28   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Do you have an immigration question? Do you want to apply for citizenship? Do you want help preparing for the citizenship interview?

Join us for our monthly Immigration Information Walk-in Hours and speak to a trusted legal service...

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

MAR
1

Women Trailblazers: Million Dollar Entrepreneurs

Fri, Mar 1   8:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Join us for a compelling dialogue between two inspiring entrepreneurs. Selena Cuffe, co-founder of award-winning wine importer and producer, Heritage Link Brands and Brooklyn’s own Monique Greenwood, CEO of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, will...

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Women Trailblazers: Million Dollar Entrepreneurs

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

Fri, Mar 1   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Underworld  Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

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Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

MAR
6

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Wed, Mar 6   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Mitchell Jackson on Survival Math, in conversation with Esperanza Spalding

Wed, Mar 6   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

Copresented with Greenlight Books

In a thrillingly alive, candid new work, award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson takes us inside the drug-ravaged neighborhood and struggling family of his youth, while examining the cultural forces—...

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Mitchell Jackson on Survival Math, in conversation with Esperanza Spalding

MAR
7

Philosophy in the Library: Derek Skillings on Microbes and the Self

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

Adults bpl presents philosophy in the library

In Philosophy in the Library, philosophers from around the world tackle the big questions. In March, we hear from Derek Skillings.

You are a holobiont - a biological unit made up of a host and its associated microbiome (bacteria, protists...

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Philosophy in the Library: Derek Skillings on Microbes and the Self

MAR
8

Brooklyn Small Business Resource Fair

Fri, Mar 8   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library Business & Career Center and the North Flatbush (BID),...

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Brooklyn Small Business Resource Fair

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

Fri, Mar 8   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Wonder Woman  When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

MAR
10

Classical Interludes: PUBLIQuartet

Sun, Mar 10   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

PUBLIQuartet’s genre-bending programs span the classical canon and also feature open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.

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Classical Interludes: PUBLIQuartet

MAR
12

Bridgett Davis and Tyehimba Jess in conversation with Lisa Lucas

Tue, Mar 12   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

A singular memoir highlighting "the outstanding humanity of black America" that tells the story of one unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and the life they lead in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s (James McBride). In 1958...

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Bridgett Davis and Tyehimba Jess in conversation with Lisa Lucas

MAR
15

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Fri, Mar 15   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is...

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Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

Fri, Mar 15   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Kill Bill: Vol. 1  Quentin Tarantino's delirious homage to martial-arts films with Uma Thurman as an assassin hell-bent on revenge.

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

MAR
17

Classical Interludes: JP Jofre

Sun, Mar 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A native of San Juan, Argentina, Juan Pablo Jofre Romarion aka JP Jofre, is an award-winning bandoneon player and composer. Mr. Jofre has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great...

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Classical Interludes: JP Jofre

MAR
22

Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Mar 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. In addition to the impact of military service on the veteran, each has a circle of family (...

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Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

Fri, Mar 22   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Kill Bill: Vol. 2  The Bride confronts her former boss in this stylized revenge saga directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

MAR
24

Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Sun, Mar 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

In the program Devoted, ETHEL has gathered music of passionate affection and dedication from cultures of the world, and practices as old as time. Following their own conviction that music can elicit intuitive understanding, facilitate moments of...

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Classical Interludes: ETHEL

MAR
27

Albert Woodfox on Solitary, in conversation with Jelani Cobb

Wed, Mar 27   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

Cobb interviews Woodfox on Solitary, which chronicles his more than four decades in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit.

Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary...

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Albert Woodfox on Solitary, in conversation with Jelani Cobb

MAR
28

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Thu, Mar 28   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Do you have an immigration question? Do you want to apply for citizenship? Do you want help preparing for the citizenship interview?

Join us for our monthly Immigration Information Walk-in Hours and speak to a trusted legal service...

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

The ACLU's At Liberty at BPL

Thu, Mar 28   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

At Liberty is a weekly podcast from the ACLU that explores the biggest civil rights and civil liberties issues of the day.

At Liberty at BPL is a periodic live recording of the podcast from Brooklyn Public Library’s BPL Presents team and...

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The ACLU's At Liberty at BPL

MAR
29

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

Fri, Mar 29   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

The Brave One  A radio host becomes a vigilante after a brutal attack leaves her fiancé dead and her badly wounded.

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month

MAR
31

Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Field

Sun, Mar 31   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Bleckmann is joined by Ike Sturm and Jesse Lewis.

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Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Field

APR
2

The Review Panel

Tue, Apr 2   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics Nickolas Pappas, Martha Schwendener, and Alexi Worth join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

APR
4

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

Thu, Apr 4   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Reception to follow in Dweck Lobby

The culminating event to the participatory exhibition and public program Scoring the Stacks, Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed reflects on what the project has produced and on how...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

APR
5

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month Cont.

Fri, Apr 5   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Grindhouse - Death Proof  A psychotic stuntman (Kurt Russell) uses his souped-up car as a killing machine.

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month Cont.

APR
7

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spektral Quartet

Sun, Apr 7   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Spektral Quartet reveals the hidden nuances of the classic string quartet repertoire while opening the door to the visionary music of our day.

Presented as part of Carnegie Hall Citywide.

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spektral Quartet

APR
8

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Mon, Apr 8   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

APR
9

Nathaniel Rich on Losing Earth

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

Adults author talks bpl presents environment

Copresented with Greenlight Books: Nathaniel Rich’s groundbreaking full-issue feature “Losing Earth: When We Almost Stopped Climate Change” in the New York Times Magazine – which has earned favorable comparisons to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring...

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Nathaniel Rich on Losing Earth

APR
10

DEcarcerated Podcast with Marlon Peterson and Danielle Sered

Wed, Apr 10   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

Join us for a live recording of Marlon Peterson's DEcarcerated Podcast with special guest Danielle Sered, executive director of Common Justice and author of Util We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair. There will also be a...

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DEcarcerated Podcast with Marlon Peterson and Danielle Sered

APR
11

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College presents Willie Perdomo and Friends

Thu, Apr 11   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

The Center for Black Literature, in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, celebrates 2019 National Poetry Month with Willie Perdomo, author of the forthcoming collection The Crazy Bunch and The Essential Hits of...

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The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College presents Willie Perdomo and Friends

APR
14

Silent Movie Matinee: LOUISE BROOKS: SOULS LOST AND FOUND

Sun, Apr 14   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (1929) 112 minutes
Germany

Kansas-born Louise Brooks traveled to Germany to collaborate with director Georg Wilhelm Pabst on two movies, Pandora’s Box (1929), and today’s film, which is based on Margarete Böhm’...

Silent Movie Matinee: LOUISE BROOKS: SOULS LOST AND FOUND

Classical Interludes: PhiloSonia

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

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Two larger-than-life works inspired by Scripture, Spiritual freedom, the nature of time and redemption from suffering : Osvaldo Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

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Classical Interludes: PhiloSonia

APR
15

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Apr 15   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

Mon, Apr 15   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults citizenship immigrant services

Do you have an immigration question? Do you want to apply for citizenship? Do you want help preparing for the citizenship interview?

Join us for our monthly Immigration Information Walk-in Hours and speak to a trusted legal service...

Immigration Information Walk-in Hours

APR
19

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month Cont.

Fri, Apr 19   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

The Long Kiss Goodnight  An amnesiac's past as a CIA assassin comes back to haunt her after her memory is restored following a car accident.

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month Cont.

APR
22

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Mon, Apr 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is...

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Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

APR
26

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month Cont.

Fri, Apr 26   3:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults film friday film club movies movies at the library

Lucy  Synthetic drugs give a woman superhuman powers, which she uses to strike back against her captors. In time, her increased intelligence causes her to become disconnected from the rest of humanity.

Central Library Friday Film Club - You Go Girl Month Cont.

APR
28

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society with Martin Katz

Sun, Apr 28   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A program of Eduard Morike.

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Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society with Martin Katz

MAY
1

The Review Panel

Wed, May 1   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.

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The Review Panel

MAY
2

Poets Tina Chang, Ilya Kaminsky & Brenda Shaughnessy

Thu, May 2   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

Copresented with Brooklyn Poets as a Brooklyn Poets Reading Series event: three poets on their new books.

A timely, stirring, and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of...

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Poets Tina Chang, Ilya Kaminsky & Brenda Shaughnessy

MAY
3

Central Library Friday Film Club May 2019 #OscarsSoBlack

Fri, May 3   3:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults friday film club movies movies at the library

May 2019: #OscarsSoBlack | Balcony Conference Room (behind Popular Library) | Each month, a different librarian at Central curates a series of films by theme, genre or director. Program for adults 18 and over only.

Moonlight (...

Central Library Friday Film Club May 2019 #OscarsSoBlack

MAY
5

Silent Movie Matinee: MARION DAVIES: WHAT PRICE PASTRY?

Sun, May 5   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

SHOW PEOPLE (1928) 79 minutes
USA

King Vidor’s homage to Mack Sennett’s style of silent slapstick-comedy stars Marion Davies as Peggy Pepper, who achieves success by appearing in slapstick-films. But, given the chance to star in...

Silent Movie Matinee: MARION DAVIES: WHAT PRICE PASTRY?

MAY
10

Central Library Friday Film Club May 2019 #OscarsSoBlack

Fri, May 10   3:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults friday film club movies movies at the library

May 2019: #OscarsSoBlack | Balcony Conference Room (behind Popular Library) | Each month, a different librarian at Central curates a series of films by theme, genre or director. Program for adults 18 and over only.

Moonlight (...

Central Library Friday Film Club May 2019 #OscarsSoBlack

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