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MAY
18

"There Isn't A Road My Mind Doesn't Travel" - A Conversation With Yusef Komunyakaa

Tue, May 18   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry Virtual Programming

 

Brooklyn Public Library invites you to join the poet Yusef Komunyakaa in a conversation with prof. Katarzyna Jakubiak. Komunyakaa is one of those poets whose imaginations go beyond not one, but many boundaries and combine...

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"There Isn't A Road My Mind Doesn't Travel" - A Conversation With Yusef Komunyakaa

MAY
19

Our Skin Storytime: A First Conversation About Race

Wed, May 19   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years anti-racism author talks babies & books early literacy

What color is your skin? What skin colors do you notice in your community, or in your family? 

Join BPL's Jessica Ralli, co-author of the new bestselling board book Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race for a storytime and...

Our Skin Storytime: A First Conversation About Race

MAY
20

Granta’s Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists II, with Anderson Tepper

Thu, May 20   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Anderson Tepper hosts a Zoom roundtable with writers from Granta’s The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists II issue.

In 2010, Granta’s The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists introduced the world to such brilliant and important writers...

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Granta’s Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists II, with Anderson Tepper

Author Talk and Book Discussion "Finding Napoleon" by Margaret Rodenberg

Thu, May 20   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks book club book discussion

With its surprising adaptation of Napoleon Bonaparte’s real attempt to write a romantic novel, Finding Napoleon offers a fresh take on Europe’s most powerful man after he’s lost everything.  A forgotten woman of history―his last...

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Author Talk and Book Discussion "Finding Napoleon" by Margaret Rodenberg

MAY
25

Climate Reads: Lauren Groff’s Florida, with Gerard, Hall & Freeman

Tue, May 25   7:00 pm to 8:15 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks book club bpl presents green series

Co-presented this month with Orion Magazine, and with Writers Rebel NYC, Climate Reads returns in May to discuss Florida, by Lauren Groff. This Climate Reads will be moderated by Sarah Gerard. It will include editor John Freeman and Executive...

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Climate Reads: Lauren Groff’s Florida, with Gerard, Hall & Freeman

MAY
26

Philosophy in the Library: What Is My Role in Fighting Injustice? -Robin Zheng

Wed, May 26   7:00 pm to 8:15 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents philosophy in the library

For the May Philosophy in the Library, we welcome Robin Zheng.

​Poverty, unemployment, racial and sexual violence, climate change, and many other such pressing issues are examples of structural injustice, that is, complex problems with...

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Philosophy in the Library: What Is My Role in Fighting Injustice? -Robin Zheng

JUN
3

Brooklyn Poets CoPresents Three Poets Reading

Thu, Jun 3   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents poetry Virtual Programming

Cea / (Constantine Jones) is an interdisciplinary Greek-American thingmaker. They are a member of the Artist+ Registry at Visual AIDS, where they also serve on the Archives Committee, as well as a member of the collective, What Would An HIV Doula...

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Brooklyn Poets CoPresents Three Poets Reading

JUN
8

North Brooklyn Reads - Meet the Author of Hipster Death Rattle

Tue, Jun 8   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks book discussion NBK Reads

NBK Reads is back!!! It's been a year since the vote, but you voted for summer, hipsters, Williamsburg and.... murder. Grab a copy of the book at  Bushwick, Leonard or Greenpoint, and join your neighbors in reading Brooklynite...

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North Brooklyn Reads - Meet the Author of Hipster Death Rattle

JUN
11

Birds, Bees, and Trees: An Intro to the Ecology of NYC with Dr. Leslie Day

Fri, Jun 11   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks book discussion community partner environment

Have you ever been curious about nature in the city? Ever wondered: "what tree is that and why does it smell so bad?", "why are street trees so important?", "how do I get more butterflies in my garden?". We'll help you find the answer!...

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Birds, Bees, and Trees: An Intro to the Ecology of NYC with Dr. Leslie Day

JUN
15

Culture Strike: Author Laura Raicovich In Conversation with  Aruna D'Souza 

Tue, Jun 15   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults artist talks author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest by Laura Raicovich

(Verso Books)

* This event may be a hybrid live Central Library / virtual event, depending on COVID-19 safety protocols, with social distancing and limited occupancy...

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Culture Strike: Author Laura Raicovich In Conversation with  Aruna D'Souza 

Jack Wang and Emilio Fraia, hosted by Anderson Tepper

Tue, Jun 15   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl presents Virtual Programming

This June, two new story collections announce the arrival of fresh, outsized talents, whose visions and styles range across the map. The stories of Jack Wang’s We Two Alone cover almost a century of the Chinese diaspora, moving poignantly from...

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Jack Wang and Emilio Fraia, hosted by Anderson Tepper

JUN
16

This is How You Lose the Time War: A conversation with Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Wed, Jun 16   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks bpl literary prize conversations Virtual Programming

Join us on Wed, June 16th as Authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone discuss their multiple award winning novella This is How You Lose the Time War, followed by a Q&A session.

Please register for this free Zoom event. ...

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This is How You Lose the Time War: A conversation with Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

JUN
21

Green Series: Dara McAnulty's Diary of a Young Naturalist, hosted by Jess Turner

Mon, Jun 21   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults author talks autism environment Events for Youth and Family

Join Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center for our June Green Series with winner of the Wainright prize for UK nature writing, Dara McAnulty. He'll discuss his new book Diary of a Young Naturalist with Jess Turner.

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Green Series: Dara McAnulty's Diary of a Young Naturalist, hosted by Jess Turner

JUN
22

PRIDE Week Author Talk: "The Recent East" by Thomas Grattan

Tue, Jun 22   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults author talks lgbtq pride month Virtual Programming

Celebrate Pride Week by joining us in conversation with author Thomas Grattan about his highly acclaimed novel "The Recent East."

One of O, the Oprah Magazine, Refinery29, and The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of...

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PRIDE Week Author Talk:  "The Recent East" by Thomas Grattan

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