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Talks in the Othmer: Corey Robin on Making Sense of Clarence Thomas’s America

Wed, Sep 7   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

Adults author talks BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

Corey Robin, one of the foremost analysts of the right, brings fresh and often prescient perspectives to our understanding of American conservatism. His ground-breaking books, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas, The Reactionary Mind and Fear, explain...

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Talks in the Othmer: Corey Robin on Making Sense of Clarence Thomas’s America

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Talks in the Othmer: Screens, Teens & Rattled Parents

Tue, Sep 13   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

Adults author talks BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

Harvard University researchers Emily Weinstein and Carrie James have spent their careers studying teens’ use of technology. In their book, Behind Their Screens: What Teens are Facing (and Adults are Missing), they explore the complex digital...

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Talks in the Othmer: Screens, Teens & Rattled Parents

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CBH Talk - Open Eyes: Kids, Banned Books, and the War on Reading

Wed, Sep 21   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults Center for Brooklyn History conversations BPL Presents author talks

Across the country, school and public libraries are seeing a growing movement to ban books that bring racial and gender diversity to the page. In state after state, local community members, school boards and elected lawmakers are challenging the...

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CBH Talk - Open Eyes: Kids, Banned Books, and the War on Reading

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New York City History Day 2023 Kick Off & Info Session

Thu, Sep 29   4:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

Teens & Young Adults brooklyn history Center for Brooklyn History research

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS LIBRARY AT 286 CADMAN PLAZA W

Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History is the host of NYC History Day! NYCHD 2023 is the regional contest for National History Day...

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New York City History Day 2023 Kick Off & Info Session

OCT
12

Talks in the Othmer: What’s Prison For?

Wed, Oct 12   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

Adults author talks BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

Nearly two million Americans are held in our country’s prisons and jails, a number widely acknowledged as a source of national shame. Steeped in violence and dysfunction, the question “Where does prison reform begin?” remains daunting. Can...

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Talks in the Othmer: What’s Prison For?

OCT
20

Talks in the Othmer: The Rise and Fall of Protestant Brooklyn

Thu, Oct 20   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

Adults author talks BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

In their new book, The Rise and Fall of Protestant Brooklyn, historians Stuart M. Blumin and Glenn C. Altschuler tell the story of nineteenth-century Brooklyn's domination by upper-class and middle-class Protestants with roots in Puritan New...

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Talks in the Othmer: The Rise and Fall of Protestant Brooklyn

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Talks in the Othmer: A Northern Lynching

Wed, Oct 26   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Center for Brooklyn History

Adults author talks BPL Presents Center for Brooklyn History conversations

In 1892 a young Black man named Robert Lewis was accused of sexual assault and brutally lynched by a white mob. The incident took place where such things were ‘not supposed to’ –  in Port Jervis, New York, 75 miles from New York City. At the...

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Talks in the Othmer: A Northern Lynching

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