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Gaming for Teens: Black History Month Trivia

Thu, Feb 2   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   East Flatbush Library

Teens & Young Adults black history month

Answer some questions about African-American History and win prizes. Challenge your peers and friends.

Gaming for Teens: Black History Month Trivia

FEB
7

Asante's African Safari: Storytelling, Music and Dance

Tue, Feb 7   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Kids music

Join Asante for his unique blend of Storytelling, African/Caribbean Dance, and Drum/Percussion Music.  Feel the excitement as you participate in a magical, adventurous journey through words, music and dance .

Asante's African Safari: Storytelling, Music and Dance

Mixed Media: Arts & Crafts

Wed, Feb 7   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults black history month

Come Celebrate Black History Month during Arts & Crafts Circle at the Library:

Week 1: Quick  Quilts using fabric glue and fabric scraps we'll create small personal quilts to take home

Week 2: Paper Collage using quilting...

Mixed Media: Arts & Crafts

Black History Month African Bead Craft for Teens

Wed, Feb 7   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Teens & Young Adults black history month

In honor of Black History Month, Mapleton will host a teen craft program making beautiful African themed Jewelry.

Black History Month African Bead Craft for Teens

FEB
9

Movies @ the Library: Selma (2015) Cancelled

Thu, Feb 9   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults black history month

Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr.—but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied.

Also...

Movies @ the Library: Selma (2015)

South African Storytelling and Maskmaking presented by Urban Stages

Fri, Feb 9   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   New Lots Library

Kids black history month

Watch a performance of King Lion’s Gifts, Nelson Mandela’s favorite story, and then join us in making masks of the South African animals presented in the tale!

This program will be for the first 20 participants. Please register at the...

South African Storytelling and Maskmaking presented by Urban Stages

FEB
10

Urban Stages presents African Dance & Folktales

Fri, Feb 10   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids black history month

Join us as African folktales are woven through an interactive African Dance class!

Urban Stages presents African Dance & Folktales

Clinton Hill Music School Presents the Sounds of Jazz

Fri, Feb 10   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids music

In honor of Black History Month, Clinton Hill Music School will take you through the history of Jazz.  Families will learn what types of sounds make up the genre of Jazz and learn how Jazz has influenced Black American culture.

Clinton Hill Music School Presents the Sounds of Jazz

FEB
11

Movies @ the Library

Sat, Feb 11   2:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults movies

Join us for Movies @ The Library!

Today's feature film: The Rosa Parks Story with Angela Bassett in honor of Black History Month.

Movies @ the Library

FEB
13

A History of Black Business in America

Mon, Feb 13   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults black history month small business

African Americans have attempted to forge their own economic liberation through business activities and entrepreneurship for centuries. Join us for a riveting discussion, from a historical perspective, of African American entrepreneurship....

A History of Black Business in America

Black History Month Trivia

Tue, Feb 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults black history month

We'll provide a range of trivia and games quizing our collective Black History knowledge: Using crosswords, wordfinds and  flash cards each week Tuesday, from 2-3pm we'll be practicing for a quick-fire trivia challenge  on Tuesday...
Black History Month Trivia

Black History Month Teen Rhyming Workshop

Tue, Feb 13   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Clarendon Library

Teens & Young Adults black history month

Learn to make rhymes and verses from a professional hip hop artist. Participants will learn the basics of meter and writing bars. The workshop will culminate in participants writing a rap about a famous African American of their...

Black History Month Teen Rhyming Workshop

FEB
16

Kids Create: African Masks

Thu, Feb 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Fort Hamilton Library

Kids black history month

Create your own African mask in honor of Black History month.

Kids Create: African Masks

Black History Month Film Cancelled

Thu, Feb 16   4:00 pm to 6:15 pm   New Lots Library

Adults black history month techknowledge

Join us at the New Lots Library to view the film Race for Black History Month. Jesse Owens's quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against...

Black History Month Film

Movies @ the Library: Selma (2015)

Thu, Feb 16   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults black history month

Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr.—but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied.

Also...

Movies @ the Library: Selma (2015)

Tween Time: Black History Month Bingo!

Fri, Feb 16   3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Gravesend Library

Kids black history month

Grades 5-7. Celebrate Black History Month by playing Bingo! Learn about famous Black people and their achievements. Win cool stickers.

Tween Time: Black History Month Bingo!

Kids Create: Underground Railroad Quilt

Fri, Feb 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Birth to Five Years black history month kids create

Join us to design your underground coded quilt map…. And help guide fugitives to freedom in recognition of Black History Month.

Kids Create: Underground Railroad Quilt

Teen Time: Celebrate Black History Month

Fri, Feb 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Gravesend Library

Teens & Young Adults black history month

Join the team of friendly teens to create a collaborative poster of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate Black History Month.

Teen Time: Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month Bingo

Fri, Feb 16   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids black history month

February is Black History Month! Test your knowledge of famous African Americans in the US by joining us in a game of bingo!

Black History Month Bingo

FEB
17

Book Adventures: African American Quiz Bowl

Fri, Feb 17   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids black history month

What do YOU know about African American events and highlights? 

Test your Knowledge! Come In and Join our Quiz Bowl...Learn about African American history and achievements.

Book Adventures: African American Quiz Bowl

Read and Talk

Fri, Feb 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults black history month

In celebrating Black History Month we will study a story by Langston Hughes, Thank You Ma'am.  Langston Hughes is one of the giants of the Harlem Renaissance of the early 20th Century.  The story is about how youth...

Read and Talk

Featured Film: Loving (2016)

Sat, Feb 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Older Adults black history month

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years...

Featured Film: Loving (2016)

FEB
18

Black History Month Art Exhibit-Reception & Concert

Sat, Feb 18   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults music black history month

Meet and greet our talented Brooklyn Streetcar Artist Group and enjoy a live celebration of African-American music!  Featuring a performance by top-10 recording artist Margaret Ross Williams of the Cookies (Don't Say...

Featured Event
Black History Month Art Exhibit-Reception & Concert

FEB
21

Kids Explore: Black History Month

Tue, Feb 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Eastern Parkway Library

Kids black history month

Learn more about American history as we celebrate the contributions of African Americans through activities and games, such as Black History Charades.

Kids Explore:  Black History Month

Mixed Media: Arts & Crafts

Wed, Feb 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults black history month

Come Celebrate Black History Month during Arts & Crafts Circle at the Library:

Week 1: Quick  Quilts using fabric glue and fabric scraps we'll create small personal quilts to take home

Week 2: Paper Collage using quilting...

Mixed Media: Arts & Crafts

Black History Workshop

Wed, Feb 21   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Kings Highway Library

Kids black history month

Come join us as we celebrate Black History Month by creating inspirational pennants based on poetry by Black writers with artist Angeli Rasbury.

Ages 6 and up!

 

 

Black History Workshop

Movies @ the Library: Ruby Bridges

Wed, Feb 21   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Sunset Park Library

Kids black history month

February is Black History Month! Join the Sunset Park Library for a showing of Ruby Bridges.

Synopsis:

When bright six-year-old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American student to integrate her local New Orleans elementary...

Movies @ the Library: Ruby Bridges

Kids Explore: Black History Scavenger Hunt

Wed, Feb 21   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Crown Heights Library

Kids black history month kids explore

Explore the rich history of Black Americans with a fun and highly interactive scavenger hunt! Learn about famous public figures, artists, athletes, business owners, scientists, musicians, and more. Form your team of researchers and find as...

Featured Event
Kids Explore: Black History Scavenger Hunt

FEB
23

Kids Create: Freedom Quilt

Thu, Feb 23   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Fort Hamilton Library

Kids black history month

Create a square of a Freedom Quilt in honor of Black History Month.

Kids Create: Freedom Quilt

Black History Month Motown Karaoke!

Thu, Feb 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids black history month

Join us for a fun-filled karaoke program for all ages honoring Black History Month with a very special motown playlist! Come on out and sing your favorite motown song. All are welcome!

Black History Month Motown Karaoke!

Jack Dappa Blues

Thu, Feb 23   5:00 pm to 6:45 pm   Coney Island Library

Adults music performance black history month

Celebrating Black History Month with Jack Dappa Blues. Live Performance preceded by a lecture of Black Heritage and Blues.

All ages of your family welcomed.

Jack Dappa Blues

FEB
24

Game On! Jeopardy

Fri, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Crown Heights Library

Kids game on black history month

Jeopardy: Black History Month Edition

Compete in teams.  Test your knowledge.  Win prizes.

Game On! Jeopardy

FEB
25

Saturday Storytime: Featuring Storyteller Tammy Hall

Sat, Feb 25   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Park Slope Library

Kids saturday storytime black history month

"Tales of Black Heritage from Around the World” is a fantastic literary journey of stories from the African Diaspora. Storyteller Tammy Hall will lead you to many lands in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas with wit and wisdom....

Saturday Storytime: Featuring Storyteller Tammy Hall

L.A. Blacksmith & Wayne Holmes presents: The Sounds of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye

Sat, Feb 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults black history month

Come join us for wonderful musical moments with L A Blacksmith & Wayne Holmes. They will take you on their time machine and share some of the hits of these artists like Let the Good Times Roll; Georgia; I’ve Got A Woman;...

Featured Event
L.A. Blacksmith & Wayne Holmes presents: The Sounds of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye

Movies @ the Library: Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Sat, Feb 25   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Brooklyn Heights Library

Adults black history month

For our last screening during Black History Month, we are showing Hotel Rwanda.

Ten years ago some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda—and in an era of high-speed communication and...

Movies @ the Library: Hotel Rwanda (2004)

MAR
8

Book Discussion - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Wed, Mar 8   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults black history month

Join us for a lively discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Pick up your copy at the New Utrecht Branch.

Book Discussion - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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1

Teen Time: Celebrate Black History Month

Thu, Feb 1   3:15 pm to 4:15 pm   Dyker Library

Teens & Young Adults black history month

Teens and tweens are invited to celebrate Black History Month at the Dyker branch. The librarian will have special trivia and crafts prepared.

Teen Time: Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month Trivia

Thu, Feb 1   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   East Flatbush Library

Kids black history month

Prove you know more than your friends about History. Answer some questions and win some prizes.

Black History Month Trivia

FEB
3

Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

Sat, Feb 3   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids black history month

Shine and the Moonbeams take the best rhythmic elements of popular music to give family audiences a soulfully satisfying experience. Come jump, groove, shake, and sing along.

Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

FEB
4

Martin Luther King’s The Drum Major Instinct

Sun, Feb 4   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library

Adults black history month bpl premier bpl presents

**This event has reached capacity and RSVPs are no longer being accepted.**

A dramatic reading by acclaimed actor Samira Wiley of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon delivered 50 years ago on February 4, 1968, The...

Martin Luther King’s The Drum Major Instinct

FEB
6

Black History Month Trivia

Tue, Feb 6   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults black history month

We'll provide a range of trivia and games quizing our collective Black History knowledge: Using crosswords, wordfinds and  flash cards each week Tuesday, from 2-3pm we'll be practicing for a quick-fire trivia challenge  on Tuesday...
Black History Month Trivia

Black History Month: Kids Trivia

Tue, Feb 6   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Clarendon Library

Kids black history month

Test your knowledge of African American History! Kids will play watch a video sponsored by Flocabulary and play Jeopardy for prizes.

Recommended ages 6-12.

Black History Month: Kids Trivia

FEB
8

Kids Create: Black History Month

Thu, Feb 8   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Kensington Library

Kids black history month kids create

Combine your creativity and our supplies to create an artistic representation of a famous athlete, artist, inventor or trailblazer to celebrate Black History Month. The art will be used in a library display!

Kids Create: Black History Month

FEB
14

Mixed Media: Arts & Crafts

Wed, Feb 14   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults black history month

Come Celebrate Black History Month during Arts & Crafts Circle at the Library:

Week 1: Quick  Quilts using fabric glue and fabric scraps we'll create small personal quilts to take home

Week 2: Paper Collage using quilting...

Mixed Media: Arts & Crafts

FEB
15

Stories Songs from the African Diaspora

Thu, Feb 15   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Kids black history month music

What stories do we learn from music? French-Haitian musician Anais Maviel explores this question as she performs traditional songs from the African Diaspora with voice, drums, and n'goni, a West African string instrument. Then she leads a Circle...

Stories Songs from the African Diaspora

Gwendolyn Brooks Centenary Tribute

Thu, Feb 15   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults black history month bpl presents

A panel of writers--including Cornelius Eady, Rashidah Ismaili, D. Nurkse, Camille Rankine and Safiya Sinclair--celebrates the centenary of one of America’s greatest poets, Gwendolyn Brooks.

Cornelius Eady is the author of Hardheaded...

Gwendolyn Brooks Centenary Tribute

FEB
20

Black History Month Movie: Roads to Memphis

Tue, Feb 20   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   McKinley Park Library

Adults black history month

Black History Month Movie Roads To Memphis: Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic...

Black History Month Movie: Roads to Memphis

Black History Month Trivia

Tue, Feb 20   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Older Adults black history month

We'll provide a range of trivia and games quizing our collective Black History knowledge: Using crosswords, wordfinds and  flash cards each week Tuesday, from 2-3pm we'll be practicing for a quick-fire trivia challenge  on Tuesday...
Black History Month Trivia

Kids Create: Kente Cloth

Tue, Feb 20   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Fort Hamilton Library

Kids black history month

The people of Ghana, Africa wear colorful Kente Cloth on special occasions such as holidays. Celebrate Black History Month by creating your own Kente Cloth with construction paper and markers.

Kids Create: Kente Cloth

Kids Create: Faith Ringgold

Tue, Feb 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Clarendon Library

Kids black history month kids create

This week we will be making paintings inspired by the artwork of Faith Ringgold. Recommended ages 6-12.

Kids Create: Faith Ringgold

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