Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement! Join us for SAFE and scientific fun with fire and ice! Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the “Big Burp”,...
What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and...
*Please note: This event has reached full capacity and we are no longer accepting reservations.
The Friction Quartet works outside the traditional string quartet model by performing arrangements of pop music, making use of digital sound...
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...
Get ready for a serious jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Jam with Jamie and Friends come armed with guitar and bubbles, ready to jam out to traditional children's songs, rock n' roll oldies, and today's hits.
A panel of writers joins in celebration of legendary Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector and her second novel, The Chandelier, to be published for the first time in English this spring. Co-presented with New Directions. With John Freeman...
BPL is hosting a book discussion group on George Orwell's 1984 every month for 48 months. Groups began to form in January 2017. Each discussion cycle will be facilitated by a librarian, writer, community member, artist, etc. If you are...
Many of magic’s most influential and innovative performers found their footing in the escapist shores of Coney Island. Harry Houdini, Dai Vernon, Al Flosso, Jean Hugard, and Horace Goldin are among the magicians who entertained there and grew...
This spring, Teens Take Charge returns to the stage with "We Regret to Inform You," an evening of student testimony about New York City's segregated high school system.
Teens Take Charge is a movement that uplifts students' voices to...
Come and share your talent with New York State Promise and learn about opportunities to build and grow your skills.Share your art work Dance your dance Play your tune...
VISUALLY SPEAKING : The Lost & Found Photographs featuring the collections of Photographers Adreinne Waheed and Zun Lee, moderated by Grace Ali and curated by Terrence Jennings
Imagine photographs splashed across the street or part of...
Join Newbery Honor winning author Adam Gidwitz for the launch of his new series, The Unicorn Rescue Society.
Would you dare explore a dragon’s lair?
Free a trapped sea serpent?
Stand toe-to-toe with Bigfoot?
A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929) 87 minutes UK/Sweden
Today’s film was produced at the end of the silent-era and provides an example of how far silent films had evolved in creating a cinematic-language that was fully-visual, and emotional, at...
With Natalie Zhu on piano, Juliette Kang on violin, Che-Hung Chen on viola, Clancy Newman on cello, and Peter Weitzner, Bass.
Alphabet Rockers make learning come alive through the beats, rhymes, moves and community of hip hop. We make music that makes change.
Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.
This month, Jessica Bell Brown, Jarrett Earnest, and David Salle join moderator David Cohen to...
Scholar Vishakha Desai and editor Jai Imbrey discuss a new authoritative book on mosque architecture and Islamic design.
The evil Trollarina exacts her revenge on the royal family by sending the beautiful Princess Melisande into an everlasting sleep, but little does she realize more than one spell is about to be broken by the kiss of an enchanted Faun. Presented by...
Brooklyn Free Speech presents a talk centered around Panoply’s Family Ghosts and the producers that make it. “Family Ghosts” is a podcast that investigates the true stories behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for...
The Dichter Project: Heinrich Heine
In the second installment of its newest series, BASS explores the poetry of Heinrich Heine. As compact as they are heartbreaking, Heine’s verses inspired some of greatest lieder of all time. ...
Polish historian and former dissident, Adam Michnik discusses the political realities in Europe and the world – including the rise of right-wing populism. Michnik is a historian, intellectual, author of many books and editor-in-chief of the...
Celebrate the publication of The Doughnut Fix, the first book in a fun new series by New York author Jessie Janowitz. Meet the author and hear her read an excerpt from the book; enjoy hands-on activities. There will be a book sale and signing....
Masi concludes an eight-part concert cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas.
Tickets for the March 3 performance will be honored and registrations have been transferred from the previous event listing.
Your family is sure to sing and dance along when these two award-winning children's performers, Brooklyn's own Suzi Shelton and Chicago's Little Miss Ann, play together. Suzi will be singing songs from her latest family album, Smile in My Heart...
Come to the Big Brooklyn Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s favorite toys.
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...
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...
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...
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-...
With Andrea Lam on piano, Emily Bruskin-Yarbrough on violin, and Julia Bruskin-Wunsch on cello.
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.
Join BPL Presents for an evening with 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). Attendees are invited to explore the...
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...
Join us as we honor the finalists of the 2018 Teen Writing Contest and winners of the Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize.
The Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize, a cash award that is the centerpiece of Brooklyn Public Library's...