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6

Kids Create: Artist Highlight - Jean-Michel Basquiat

Mon, Feb 6   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Rugby, Meeting Room

Kids after school arts and crafts Black History Month kids create

Get crafty at the Rugby Library!

Today we'll be learning about the life and art of Jean-Michel Basquiat who was a Brooklyn native. 

We'll supply the materials, you bring the creativity & imagination!

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Kids Create: Artist Highlight - Jean-Michel Basquiat

FEB
7

Kids Create

Tue, Feb 7   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Macon, The Fireplace

Kids after school arts and crafts Black History Month kids create

Create, experiment and have fun!  Arts and crafts (and reading) for school age children 5-12 years.

In honor of master inventor Garrett Morgan, we will be making a stoplight craft.

Children under 6 should be closely...

Kids Create

Black History on the Big Screen

Tue, Feb 7   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Paedergat, Meeting Room

Kids Black History Month family movie film movies at the library

In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be screening feature films honoring a different pioneer of color each week! Films will include Hidden Figures (PG), King Richard (PG-13), Southside with You (PG-13), and Just Mercy (PG-13), and light...

Black History on the Big Screen

FEB
8

Charlamagne tha God, Tamika Mallory & Anita Kopacz on Black Privilege Publishing

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

Adults author talks Black History Month BPL Presents conversations

BPL Presents, Atria Books and Simon & Schuster proudly co-present Charlamagne tha God’s BLACK PRIVILEGE PUBLISHING, for a special one-time event in Brooklyn!

Special guests are Tamika D. Mallory, iconic social justice leader and author...

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Charlamagne tha God, Tamika Mallory & Anita Kopacz on Black Privilege Publishing

FEB
9

Jazz: An American Creation

Thu, Feb 9   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Rugby, Meeting Room

Adults Black History Month live music performance

Jazz: An American Creation is part musical performance, part history lesson. This program delves into the origins of Jazz in New Orleans in the late 19th Century and goes on to explore how it became a global phenomenon as African...

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Jazz: An American Creation

FEB
11

Cody Childs and His Trio

Sat, Feb 11   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Adults Black History Month live music music

Please join us for the Black History Month celebration by listening to beautiful music of love. The program will highlight such singers as Roberta Flack, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder,...

Cody Childs and His Trio

FEB
14

Black History on the Big Screen

Tue, Feb 14   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Paedergat, Meeting Room

Kids Black History Month family movie film movies at the library

In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be screening feature films honoring a different pioneer of color each week! Films will include Hidden Figures (PG), King Richard (PG-13), Southside with You (PG-13), and Just Mercy (PG-13), and light...

Black History on the Big Screen

FEB
15

Sunset Park Film Screening: The Black Power Mixtape

Wed, Feb 15   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults adult learning Black History Month film movies at the library

Celebrate Black History Month with a screening of The Black Power Mixtape 1967 - 1975, "an examination — through the lens of Swedish filmmakers — of the Black Power movement from 1967 to 1975, and its worldwide resonance" (PBS)....

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Sunset Park Film Screening: The Black Power Mixtape

Teen Time: Black History Month Trivia

Wed, Feb 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Crown Heights Library

Teens & Young Adults Black History Month teen time

Test your knowledge of Black History!

We will be using Kahoot! the online Trivia platform.

There will be prizes, mostly candy and books. 

Teen Time: Black History Month Trivia

FEB
16

Power Forward: Black History Month Business Conference, Money Edition

Thu, Feb 16   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Adults Black History Month business small business

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONFERENCE 2023

The Business & Career Center joins the two Brooklyn SBA Women's Business Centers for the annual Black Business Conference. Learn how to position your Black-owned business for success! Expert...

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Power Forward: Black History Month Business Conference, Money Edition

Kids Create: Paintings Inspired by Alma Thomas

Thu, Feb 16   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Kids after school arts and crafts Black History Month kids create

Celebrating Black History Month, we will explore the art of Alma Thomas, and create colorful vibrant paintings in her abstract style.

Kids Create is an arts and crafts program for school age children 5-12 years held every Thursday...

Kids Create: Paintings Inspired by Alma Thomas

Writing as a Form of Love: The Practice and Process Workshop

Thu, Feb 16   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Macon, Dionne Mack-Harvin Heritage Center

Adults Black History Month creative writing writing workshop

Join Nicole Danielle, author of Broken Ballads, as she shares her experiences of writing as a form of love.

Participants will have an opportunity to write and share their writing practice and process through poems and short stories....

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Writing as a Form of Love: The Practice and Process Workshop

FEB
17

Movies @ the Library

Fri, Feb 17   2:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Crown Heights Library

Kids Black History Month family movie film movies at the library

Join us for a movie at the library. We will be screening a film in honor of Black History Month. 

Movies @ the Library

FEB
21

Retro Detectives

Tue, Feb 21   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Ulmer Park Library

Kids Black History Month kids tech time Retro Detectives

Mysteries. Puzzles. History. Fun.

Attention Retro Detective Agents:

Case File 1.2.0 // The Civil Rights Movement in Brooklyn
The Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) was one of Brooklyn’s most important Civil Rights...

Retro Detectives

Black History on the Big Screen

Tue, Feb 21   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Paedergat, Meeting Room

Kids Black History Month family movie film movies at the library

In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be screening feature films honoring a different pioneer of color each week! Films will include Hidden Figures (PG), King Richard (PG-13), Southside with You (PG-13), and Just Mercy (PG-13), and light...

Black History on the Big Screen

FEB
22

Teen Jeopardy Black History Month Edition!

Wed, Feb 22   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Macon, Small Auditorium

Teens & Young Adults Black History Month teen time

Teens & Tweens!!

Come and join us for an hour playing the game, Jeopardy, Black History Edition!!!

Hope to see you there!!!

Teen Jeopardy Black History Month Edition!

FEB
23

Asante's African Safari

Thu, Feb 23   4:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Coney Island Library

Kids Black History Month performance

African-American stories and tales, accompanied by music and dance.

 

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Asante's African Safari

Kids Create: Collages Inspired by Faith Ringgold

Thu, Feb 23   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Kids after school arts and crafts Black History Month kids create

Faith Ringgold is an artist, activist and children's book illustrator who grew up in the flourishing art scene of mid-20th century Harlem. In honor of Black History Month, we will explore her artwork and create collages in the style of her...

Kids Create: Collages Inspired by Faith Ringgold

ASANTE'S AFRICAN SAFARI BY AKWESI MUNIR ASANTE

Thu, Feb 23   4:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Coney Island Library

Teens & Young Adults after school Black History Month dance fitness and classes

Enjoy an adventure with Asante's African Safari

Akwesi Asante tells African-American Stories and tales, accompanied by music and dance. 

All ages welcome!

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ASANTE'S AFRICAN SAFARI BY AKWESI MUNIR ASANTE

Sunset Park Book Discussion: The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander

Thu, Feb 23   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Sunset Park Library

Adults adult learning Black History Month book club book discussion

Ring in Black History Month with a discussion of Elizabeth Alexander's The Trayvon Generation, "a galvanizing meditation on the power of art and culture to illuminate America's unresolved problem with race" (Grand Central Publishing)...

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Sunset Park Book Discussion: The Trayvon Generation by Elizabeth Alexander

FEB
25

African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

Sat, Feb 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Macon, The Fireplace

Kids Black History Month live music performance saturday storytime

Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator Caren guides them through an interactive African Dance class. The whole family will get to try their hand at new steps and rhythms, learn about...

African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

FEB
28

Kids Create

Tue, Feb 28   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Macon, The Fireplace

Kids after school arts and crafts Black History Month kids create

Create, experiment and have fun!  Arts and crafts (and reading) for school age children 5-12 years.

We will be weaving paper strips together for a Kente Cloth craft!

Children under 6 should be closely supervised by an...

Kids Create

Rugby Adult Book Discussion" Heads of the Colored People" by Nafissa Thompson- Spires

Tue, Feb 28   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Rugby Library

Adults Black History Month book discussion everyone is welcome here

Nafissa Thompson-Spires grapples with race, identity politics, and the contemporary middle class in this “vivid, fast, funny, way-smart, and verbally inventive” (George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo) collection.

Each...

Rugby Adult Book Discussion" Heads of the Colored People" by Nafissa Thompson- Spires

Black History on the Big Screen

Tue, Feb 28   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Paedergat, Meeting Room

Kids Black History Month family movie film movies at the library

In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be screening feature films honoring a different pioneer of color each week! Films will include Hidden Figures (PG), King Richard (PG-13), Southside with You (PG-13), and Just Mercy (PG-13), and light...

Black History on the Big Screen

Family Movie Night: Soul

Tue, Feb 28   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids Black History Month family movie movies movies at the library

Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz -- and he's good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul...

Family Movie Night: Soul

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