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SEP
26

Kurt Andersen on Fantasyland, with Baratunde Thurston

Tue, Sep 26   7:30 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Arts and Culture Adults Author Talks

With Fantasyland, Kurt Andersen offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe.  He argues that our post-truth, “fake news” moment is not something entirely new, but rather...

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Kurt Andersen, BPL Program

SEP
27

Muhammad Yunus presents A World of Three Zeros, in Conversation with Karenna Gore

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

BPL Presents Adults Author Talks Arts and Culture

*Please note: This event is at capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted.

Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet in A...

Muhammad Yunus

SEP
28

William Taubman on Mikhail Gorbachev, with Kai Bird

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

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era comes the definitive volume on one of the most important and controversial figures of the 20th century, Mikhail Gorbachev.  In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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William Taubman on Mikhail Gorbachev, BPL Program

OCT
2

Orhan Pamuk on The Red-Haired Woman

Mon, Oct 2   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Arts and Culture Adults Author Talks

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, Orhan Pamuk weaves a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.

On the...

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Orhan Pamuk on The Red-Haired Woman, BPL Program

OCT
5

T.C. Boyle

Thu, Oct 5   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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The author of a string of well-regarded novels, including the Pen Faulkner Award winner World's End, Boyle's The Relive Box and Other Stories shows that Boyle is also a master of the short story. From the title story, featuring a so-called...

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OCT
8

Yoga & Poetry

Sun, Oct 8   9:30 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Arts and Culture BPL Presents Yoga and Poetry Adults

Imagine starting your yoga class with the wise words of your instructor, who calls out a pose or two, and the pose is followed by a poem read live by its author.

Please bring your own yoga mat.  Doors open at 9:00 am.  Class...

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Yoga and Poetry at Brooklyn Public Library

Classical Interludes: Steven Masi

Sun, Oct 8   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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This is the sixth concert in an eight-part series of Beethoven’s sonata cycle.

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Steven Masi, BPL Program

OCT
10

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen

Tue, Oct 10   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture RSVP Author Talks Review Panel

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

This month's guests are Dennis Kardon, Lee Ann Norman, and Roberta Smith.

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OCT
12

Alice McDermott on The Ninth Hour, with Rebecca Mead

Thu, Oct 12   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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 In coversation with The New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead, National Book Award-winning author Alice McDermott discusses The Ninth Hour, a portrait of the Irish-American experience in 1940s and...

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Alice McDermott, BPL Program

OCT
17

Philosophy in the Library: Saam Trivedi on the Emotions of Music

Tue, Oct 17   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Saam Trivedi, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brooklyn College, discusses the emotions as well as some philosophical theories of musical expressiveness and arousal. He is the author of Imagination, Music, and the Emotions: A Philosophical...

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Saam Trivedi on the Emotions of Music, BPL Program

OCT
18

NYRB & BPL Presents: Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

Wed, Oct 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents RSVP Author Talks

Writers and scholars discuss the first-ever collection of essays from across Elizabeth Hardwick's illustrious writing career, including works not seen in print for decades; moderated by collection editor Darryl...

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Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick, BPL Program

OCT
19

Alone, a film by Garrett Bradley, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and other panelists

Thu, Oct 19   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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With her fiancé in jail, single mother Alone Watts must decide whether to go through with their wedding.  This documentary short film investigating the layers of mass incarceration and its shaping of the modern...

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Alone, BPL Screening

OCT
22

Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nicolas Namoradze

Sun, Oct 22   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Schulte, violin and Namoradze, piano, perform works by Medtner, Debussy, and Schumann.

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Rolf Schulte and Nicolas Namoradze, BPL Program

OCT
24

ProPublica, NPR & BPL Presents: Lost Mothers: Key Ways to Improve Maternal Health

Tue, Oct 24   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

BPL Presents Arts and Culture Adults Talks

Join ProPublica, NPR and BPL Presents for a community forum on what the health care system and expectant families can do to prevent more women from dying, and nearly dying, in pregnancy and childbirth.

The event will bring together...

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ProPublica & BPL Presents on the U.S. maternal mortality crisis

OCT
29

Classical Interludes: American Brass Quintet

Sun, Oct 29   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

music Arts and Culture Adults Classical Interludes

The American Brass Quintet will perform a varied program that includes Consort music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, Canons of the 16th Century, and contemporary works by Steven Franklin.

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American Brass Quintet, BPL Program

NOV
7

Isabel Allende in Brooklyn

Tue, Nov 7   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

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New York Times and worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day...

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Isabelle Allende © Lori Barra

NOV
12

Classical Interludes: Ensō String Quartet

Sun, Nov 12   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Susie Park and Ken Hamao, violins, and Melissa Reardon, viola and Richard Belcher, cello, perform Beethoven’s String Quartet No.3, Op.18 No.3, String Quartet No.7, Op.59 No.1 and Webern’s 6 Bagatellen, Op.9.

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Ensō String Quartet, BPL Program

NOV
15

Philosophy in the Library: Corey Robin on the Reactionary Mind

Wed, Nov 15   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is "boring," said the founding father of the American right. "Devoting your life to it," as conservatives do, "is horrifying if only because it's...

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Corey Robin, BPL Program

DEC
3

Classical Interludes: Attacca Quartet

Sun, Dec 3   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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The internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet is one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation. The Quartet’s most recent album release included string quartet works of Michael Ippolito. These works were performed as part of the group’s...

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Attacca Quartet, BPL Program