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FEB
22

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
23

Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

Sat, Feb 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Shine and the Moonbeams take the best rhythmic elements of soul songs and music to give the families a soulfully satisfying experience.

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Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

Shine and the Moonbeams

Sat, Feb 23   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids black history month

Shine and the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter Shawana...

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Shine and the Moonbeams

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
25

Email Basics

Mon, Feb 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Adults techknowledge

Email Basics will teach new users the basics of email, as well as understanding its uses, services and properties. This lesson will cover:

What is email and why use it?

The various types of email providers available.

How...

Email Basics

FEB
26

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Tue, Feb 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Multi-award winning children's artist Lucy Kalantari brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy! Kids and families will love the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life.

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

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

Chess Workshop

Thu, Feb 28   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids chess workshop

Join us and learn how to play Chess with a Chess Master.

Chess Workshop

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

Chess Workshop

Thu, Mar 7   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids chess workshop

Join us and learn how to play Chess with a Chess Master.

Chess Workshop

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
9

Events for Youth and Families: Spin, Pop...Boom!

Sat, Mar 9   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Are you ready for some fun science? Our Special Event, “Spin, Pop, Boom” is all about awesome experiments! You will witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore all sorts of spectacular reactions. You will marvel at our demonstrations as we...

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Events for Youth and Families: Spin, Pop...Boom!

MAR
10

Classical Interludes: PUBLIQuartet

Sun, Mar 10   5:00 pm to 6:30 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

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Joshua David Stein

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

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Children’s book author Joshua David Stein leads a group of musicians as they romp through children’s books that focus on environment. Come hear old classics and new discoveries like you’ve never heard them before!

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Joshua David Stein

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
14

Chess Workshop

Thu, Mar 14   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids chess workshop

Join us and learn how to play Chess with a Chess Master.

Chess Workshop

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
18

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

Mon, Mar 18   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Jonathan Alter, John Block and Steve McCarthy
US, 2019, 107 mins

Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s brilliant, honest and courageous writing defined New York City’s last great era of print journalism. For five...

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Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

MAR
19

Soyinka: Child of the Forest

Tue, Mar 19   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Akin Omotoso
Nigeria/South Africa, 2009, 52 mins

A literary lion and diehard political activist, Wole Soyinka has spent a long lifetime speaking truth to power...

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Soyinka: Child of the Forest

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

Tue, Mar 19   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Sam Pollard
US, 2008, 85 mins

One of the first black women to enter the literary canon (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Zora Neale Hurston established the African American vernacular as one of the most...

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Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun

MAR
20

Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

Wed, Mar 20   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Neil Ortenberg
US, 2007, 98 mins

Obscene is the definitive film biography of Barney Rosset, who acquired Grove Press in 1951 and embarked on a tumultuous career of publishing and political engagement....

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Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

MAR
21

Chess Workshop

Thu, Mar 21   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids chess workshop

Join us and learn how to play Chess with a Chess Master.

Chess Workshop

Studs Terkel: Listening to America

Thu, Mar 21   5:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Short film, dir. by Eric Simonson
US, 2009, 40 mins

For over 60 years, Studs Terkel elevated the voices and experiences of everyday Americans through his skillful interviews on radio and TV and in books. The documentary...

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Studs Terkel: Listening to America

Marguerite Duras: Worn out with Desire to Write

Thu, Mar 21   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Dir. by Alan Benson and Daniel Wiles
UK, 1985, 54 mins

Marguerite Duras – 20th-century France’s greatest femme de lettres – was the sort of woman who spared neither herself nor others. In this vintage filmed interview, the late...

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Marguerite Duras: Worn out with Desire to Write

Dreaming Murakami

Thu, Mar 21   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Nitesh Anjaan
Denmark, 2017, 58 mins

When Mette Holm begins to translate Haruki Murakami’s debut novel Kaze no uta o kike (Hear the Wind Sing), a two-meter-tall frog shows up at an underground station...

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Dreaming Murakami

imagine... Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned

Thu, Mar 21   8:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Katy Holman
UK, 2017, 60 mins

Universally acclaimed as one of Canada's greatest living writers, Margaret Atwood has been fearlessly outspoken in her life and in her work. At age 77, her star shines brighter and...

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imagine... Margaret Atwood: You Have Been Warned

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

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Fri, Mar 22   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Ema Ryan Yamazaki
US, 2017, 82 mins

Since the publication of the first book in 1941, Curious George has touched the hearts and minds of children throughout the world. The documentary explores the lives...

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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger

Fri, Mar 22   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Jean Carlomusto
US, 2015, 82 mins

Pioneering activist, author and playwright Larry Kramer is a political firebrand who gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired a generation of gay men and...

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Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Fri, Mar 22   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Biography of an Influential Civil Rights Activist and Poet
Documentary, dir. by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
US, 2016, 114 mins

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first feature documentary on the singer,...

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

MAR
23

Invisible Essence: The Little Prince

Sat, Mar 23   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Charles Officer
US, 2018, 90 mins

This new documentary explores the global legacy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless fable, 75 years after its publication. Following a modern day Little Prince – a seven-year...

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Invisible Essence: The Little Prince

Waiting for Beckett

Sat, Mar 23   3:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by John L. Reilly

1993, 86 minutes,

Nobel prize-winning author and playwright Samuel Beckett shunned publicity throughout his life, yet became a worldwide cultural influence. In the U.S. alone, his play...

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Waiting for Beckett

Working with Pinter

Sat, Mar 23   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Harry Burton
UK, 2007, 56 mins

For nearly fifty years until his death in 2008, Harold Pinter was at the center of British and international theatre, and...

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Working with Pinter

The Polymath, or The Life & opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Sat, Mar 23   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Fred Barney Taylor
US, 2007, 75 mins

A sprawling portrait of the larger-than-life Samuel R. Delany – one of the most prolific and innovative sci-fi authors and an icon in the gay and African-American...

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The Polymath, or The Life & opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Sat, Mar 23   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

The Life and Work of a Treasured American Playwright
Documentary, dir. by Tracy Heather Strain
US, 2018, 118 mins

If the 1959 Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun changed the face of American theater forever,...

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

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

Pablo Neruda! Presente!

Sun, Mar 24   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Mark Eisner

US, 2004, 83 mins

Latin America’s most renowned poet and a major player in Chile’s political struggles, Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) attained mythic stature in his lifetime. Narrated by Chilean fellow...

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Pablo Neruda! Presente!

MAR
26

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

Tue, Mar 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Flor and her band will play songs from her brand new bilingual album Chiqui Music Boom, a collection of songs that transports you to a world of imagination inside a child’s mind. These songs along with bilingual versions of popular children’s...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Flor Bromley

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

Chess Workshop

Thu, Mar 28   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids chess workshop

Join us and learn how to play Chess with a Chess Master.

Chess Workshop

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