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SEP
26

Quincy Troupe on Miles and Me

Wed, Sep 26   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

Noted photographer Anthony Barboza leads an on-stage discussion with poet, activist, and journalist Quincy Troupe about his newly re-issued memoir, Miles and Me, a candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis and an engrossing chronicle of...

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Quincy Troupe on Miles and Me

SEP
27

Green Series with Andrew Revkin

Thu, Sep 27   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Leonard Library

Adults author talks bpl presents environment green series

Andrew Revkin is one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists and authors focused on environmental and human sustainability. In the spring of 2018, he joined the staff of the National Geographic Society as strategic adviser for...

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Green Series with Andrew Revkin

Olga Tokarczuk discusses Flights

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

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Olga Tokarczuk in conversation with translator Jennifer Croft. Moderated by John Freeman.

In this Man Booker International Prize Winning Novel, a seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by...

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Olga Tokarczuk discusses Flights

SEP
29

Open your heart to Sheepshead Bay Branch Library

Sat, Sep 29   10:30 am to 4:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults author talks everyone is welcome here openhouse2018

Everyone is welcomed! Special guest Sheepshead Bay author talk:  Richard Younger's "To The Bay." Reminise about Sheepshead Bay. 

Learn about all of our free, educational, cultural, and fun programs for all ages.

In...

Open your heart  to Sheepshead Bay Branch Library

Author Reading: Richard Younger presents: To The Bay

Sat, Sep 29   3:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults openhouse2018 author talks

Younger's prose & slide presentation captures his memories of growing up in the Bay.

Written in a single day, this very personal "tour" should resonate with readers of all ages.

Author Reading: Richard Younger presents: To The Bay

OCT
6

Family Book Event: A Moon for Moe and Mo, with Author Jane Breskin Zalben and Special Guest Charlie Sahadi

Sat, Oct 6   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Kids author talks

Join us for a special event celebrating the publication of A Moon for Moe and Mo, about families coming together in a famous Brooklyn specialty food store. Moses Feldman lives at one end of Flatbush Avenue while Mohammed Hassan...

Family Book Event: A Moon for Moe and Mo, with Author Jane Breskin Zalben and Special Guest Charlie Sahadi

OCT
9

Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot with Mona Eltahawy

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

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BPL Presents is proud to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to host revered international political activist and conceptual artist Nadya Tolokonnikova, founder of the art collective Pussy Riot, to present her new book Read & Riot....

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Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot with Mona Eltahawy

OCT
20

Greenpoint's Environmental History: A walking tour, lecture and community scanning event

Sat, Oct 20   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   Greenpoint Library

Adults author talks environment

***This event will start at 11am with a walking tour at Franklin St. and Calyer St. in Greenpoint. Then a lecture and the community scanning event will meet at the Bushwick Inlet Park Community Room, 86 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249 around...

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Greenpoint's Environmental History: A walking tour, lecture and community scanning event

OCT
23

An Evening with Dawad Philip, Poet

Tue, Oct 23   5:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Flatbush Library

Adults author talks poetry

"...From San Fernando to Brooklyn, poetry is the Carnival, and the Trinidad Carnival finds its way into my poetry—­as visual and oral experience—everyday living, a painted face J’ouvert morning. Many of the poems in this volume have aged with me...

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An Evening with Dawad Philip, Poet

OCT
30

Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir

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

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Few writers are able to expose the enduring failures of American society through the lens of a personal narrative with unflinching candor and raw vulnerability. Genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon has accomplished this impressive...

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Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir

NOV
7

Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

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

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

In November's Philosophy in the Library, Kwame Anthony Appiah speaks on "How (Not) to Think About Identity."

Appiah will discuss how identities work, what they have in common, and some of the common pitfalls of identity thinking...

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Philosophy in the Library: Kwame Anthony Appiah on Identity

NOV
16

Jonathan Franzen presents The End of the End of the Earth

Fri, Nov 16   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

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In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes—both human and literary—that have long preoccupied him. Whether exploring his...

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Jonathan Franzen presents The End of the End of the Earth

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