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Justice Initiatives Book Club: Eva's Man by Gayl Jones

    Virtual

Adults anti-racism book club book discussion humanities and art

Edited by Toni Morrison and published in 1976, Gayl Jones’ novel Eva’s Man is a deadpan yet spellbinding meditation on sexual violence and its aftershocks. Incarcerated for the murder of her lover, Eva recalls formative sexual traumas with a...

Justice Initiatives Book Club: Eva's Man by Gayl Jones

Justice Initiatives Book Club: Eva's Man by Gayl Jones

    Virtual

Adults anti-racism book club book discussion humanities and art

Edited by Toni Morrison and published in 1976, Gayl Jones’ novel Eva’s Man is a deadpan yet spellbinding meditation on sexual violence and its aftershocks. Incarcerated for the murder of her lover, Eva recalls formative sexual traumas with a...

Justice Initiatives Book Club: Eva's Man by Gayl Jones

MAY
20

Book Discussion: Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam

Fri, May 20   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults book discussion

BPL Senior Librarian Robert Renwick leads the in-person discussion of Tanwi Nandini Islam's Bright Lines. For the live-stream of the inaugural event from Gracie Mansion, go here.

Bright Lines tells the story of three young women...

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Book Discussion: Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam

JUL
13

Philosemitism and Its Discontents: Austerlitz

Wed, Jul 13   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults book discussion

Philosemitism--the love of Jewish culture--has received much less attention than its destructive sibling, antisemitism. The latter generally accepts the status quo, but the former often takes the shape of discovery, especially in literature. We...

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Philosemitism and Its Discontents: Austerlitz

JUL
20

Philosemitism and Its Discontents: A Guide for the Perplexed

Wed, Jul 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults book discussion

Philosemitism--the love of Jewish culture--has received much less attention than its destructive sibling, antisemitism. The latter generally accepts the status quo, but the former often takes the shape of discovery, especially in literature. We...

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Philosemitism and Its Discontents: A Guide for the Perplexed

JUL
27

Philosemitism and Its Discontents: Daniel Deronda, Part I

Wed, Jul 27   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults book discussion

Philosemitism--the love of Jewish culture--has received much less attention than its destructive sibling, antisemitism. The latter generally accepts the status quo, but the former often takes the shape of discovery, especially in literature. We...

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Philosemitism and Its Discontents: Daniel Deronda, Part I

AUG
3

Philosemetism and Its Discontents: Daniel Deronda Part II

Wed, Aug 3   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults book discussion

Philosemitism--the love of Jewish culture--has received much less attention than its destructive sibling, antisemitism. The latter generally accepts the status quo, but the former often takes the shape of discovery, especially in literature. We...

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Philosemetism and Its Discontents: Daniel Deronda Part II

SEP
21

Book Discussion: Lorine Niedecker, "Collected Works"

Wed, Sep 21   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults book discussion

William Corbett leads a three session discussion series on modern poets whose collective careers spanned the 20th century: Lorine Niedecker, James Schuyler, and August Kleinzahler.  Through close reading of selected poems, you will learn to...

Book Discussion: Lorine Niedecker, "Collected Works"

OCT
5

Book Discussion: August Kleinzahler, "Sleeping It Off in Rapid City"

Wed, Oct 5   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults book discussion

William Corbett leads a three session discussion series on modern poets whose collective careers spanned the 20th century: Lorine Niedecker, James Schuyler, and August Kleinzahler.  Through close reading of selected poems, you will learn to...

Book Discussion: August Kleinzahler, "Sleeping It Off in Rapid City"

OCT
19

Book Discussion: James Schuyler, "Selected Poems"

Wed, Oct 19   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults book discussion

William Corbett leads a three session discussion series on modern poets whose collective careers spanned the 20th century: Lorine Niedecker, James Schuyler, and August Kleinzahler.  Through close reading of selected poems, you will learn to...

Book Discussion: James Schuyler, "Selected Poems"

FEB
11

Teen Book Club: Nimona

Sat, Feb 11   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Teens & Young Adults book discussion

Join us for our next teen book club meeting. We're reading the action packed and snarky graphic novel, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.

We'll also chat about the books we're loving (and hating)!

Snacks will be provided...

Teen Book Club: Nimona

FEB
16

Afrofuturism Discussion: Kindred by Octavia Butler

Thu, Feb 16   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Macon Library

Adults book discussion book club

Explore Afrofuturism in literature at the Macon Library as we discuss a story like no other.  Kindred is the bestselling novel by noted science-fiction author Octavia Butler, first published in 1979. In 2017, the book was...

Afrofuturism Discussion: Kindred by Octavia Butler

FEB
21

Book Discussion: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

Tue, Feb 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Older Adults book discussion

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this dazzling new novel from the author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. First Comes Love is a story about...

Book Discussion: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

FEB
22

Reading Circle: Book Discussion "When Breath Becomes Air"

Wed, Feb 22   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults book discussion book club

The book club is open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books.

Join us to discuss "When Breath Becomes Air" which chronicles Paul Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student into a neurosurgeon at...

Reading Circle: Book Discussion "When Breath Becomes Air"

FEB
23

Book Discussion: Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Thu, Feb 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults book discussion

Join us for the February book discussion! We will be reading the New York Times bestseller Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi.  

A “buoyant” and “rapturous” debut novel (The Wall Street Journal) about the...

Book Discussion: Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi

Book Discussion: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Thu, Feb 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

Adults book discussion

 God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and...
Book Discussion: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Book Discussion: The Woman in Cabin 10

Thu, Feb 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gravesend Library

Adults book discussion

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of...

Book Discussion: The Woman in Cabin 10

Book Discussion: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Thu, Feb 23   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   McKinley Park Library

Adults book discussion

Join us for a book discussion held every month at 6:30 PM. Registration is required - please speak to a staff member at the Customer Service Desk.

Book Discussion: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

FEB
25

Teen Book Discussion

Sat, Feb 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   East Flatbush Library

Teens & Young Adults book discussion

Each month we read a short book and discuss it. Ask for a copy of the book at the desk or stop by to see how it works. This month we are reading Doctor Strange by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo. Join us

Teen Book Discussion

FEB
27

Book Discussion

Mon, Feb 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Older Adults book discussion

Please join our  book club discussion group on

Monday, February 27, 2017

at 2:00pm.

Book Discussion

MAR
15

Kids Explore: Storytelling

Wed, Mar 15   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids book discussion

What story do you want to tell? Explore different ways to share stories using iPads, paper and pencil, crafting, and through traditional spoken words. Share a story about yourself or make up a new fantasy world.  For children ages 6-12.

Kids Explore: Storytelling

MAR
20

Book Discussion

Mon, Mar 20   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Homecrest Library

Older Adults book discussion book club

Discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.  A remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic...

Book Discussion

MAR
22

Kids Explore: Storytelling

Wed, Mar 22   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids book discussion

What story do you want to tell? Explore different ways to share stories using iPads, paper and pencil, crafting, and through traditional spoken words. Share a story about yourself or make up a new fantasy world.  For children ages 6-12.

Kids Explore: Storytelling

MAR
23

Book Discussion: A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

Thu, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults book discussion

Falling in love with her paramour but unable to divorce because of societal conventions, married Jazz Age socialite Theresa Marshall tries to make the best of the situation but reconsiders her values when her lover falls for her soon-to-be sister...

Book Discussion: A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams

Book Discussion: Behind Closed Doors By B.A. Paris

Thu, Mar 23   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gravesend Library

Adults book discussion

Newlyweds Grace and Jack Angel seem to lead a perfect life in British author Paris’s gripping debut, but appearances can be deceiving. In addition to being a handsome, successful attorney, Jack is also a sadistic psychopath, and the couple...

Book Discussion: Behind Closed Doors By B.A. Paris

Book Discussion: If Kennedy Lived

Thu, Mar 23   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   McKinley Park Library

Adults book discussion book club

Join us for a book discussion held every month at 6:30 PM. Registration is required - please speak to a staff member at the Customer Service Desk.

Book Discussion: If Kennedy Lived

MAR
27

Adult Book Club

Mon, Mar 27   3:15 pm to 4:00 pm   Dyker Library

Adults book discussion

Book Discussion this month:

Title: Everything I never Told You

Author: Celeste NG

Adult Book Club

MAR
29

Kids Explore: Storytelling

Wed, Mar 29   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids book discussion

What story do you want to tell? Explore different ways to share stories using iPads, paper and pencil, crafting, and through traditional spoken words. Share a story about yourself or make up a new fantasy world.  For children ages 6-12.

Kids Explore: Storytelling

Reading Circle: Book Discussion- "The Boat Rocker" by Ha Jin

Wed, Mar 29   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults book discussion book club

The book club is open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books.

Join us to discuss "The Boat Rocker" by Ha Jin.

Reading Circle: Book Discussion- "The Boat Rocker" by Ha Jin

MAR
30

Teen Book Discussion

Thu, Mar 30   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   East Flatbush Library

Teens & Young Adults book discussion

Each month we read a short book and discuss it. This month we will be reading Prez: Corndog in Chief by Mark Russel. Ask for a copy of the book at the desk or stop by to see how it works.

Teen Book Discussion

APR
18

Book Discussion: David and Goliath

Tue, Apr 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults book discussion

Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever...

Book Discussion: David and Goliath

APR
19

Reading Circle: Book Discussion- Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Wed, Apr 19   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults book discussion

The book club is open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books.

Join us to discuss "Another Brooklyn" by Jacqueline Woodson.

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Circle: Book Discussion- Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

APR
20

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Thu, Apr 20   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   East Flatbush Library

Adults book discussion

We will be reading The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips. All adults are welcome to join our discussion. Come to the desk to check out a copy of the title for this month.

Adult Book Club/Discussion

APR
24

Reading Circle. Book Discussion : A long way home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose

Mon, Apr 24   2:30 pm to 3:45 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults book discussion

An account of the author's inspirational effort to find his India birthplace describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family, and his...
Reading Circle. Book Discussion : A long way home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose

Adult Book Discussion

Mon, Apr 24   3:15 pm to 4:00 pm   Dyker Library

Adults book discussion

Book discussion this month:

Title: Bright Lines

Author: Tanwi Nandni Islam

Adult Book Discussion

APR
26

Book Discussion: Americanah

Wed, Apr 26   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

Come together to discuss Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, the winner of the One Book, One New York citywide reading program. Americanah was 2013's winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and one of the New York...

Book Discussion: Americanah

APR
27

Book Discussion: Nora Webster: a novel by Colm To'ibi'n

Thu, Apr 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

Adults book discussion

Publisher Summary 1 "From one of contemporary literature's bestselling, critically acclaimed and beloved authors, a magnificent new novel set in Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief...
Book Discussion: Nora Webster: a novel by Colm To'ibi'n

Book Discussion: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Thu, Apr 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatlands Library

Adults book discussion

A perceptive and piercing writers with a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances.

Book Discussion: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Coney Island Reads 2017!

Thu, Apr 27   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Coney Island Library

Kids book discussion

Stop by the Coney Island Branch on April 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM for a night of special reading activities!

From 5:30-6:30, all Coney Island kids, ages 3-8, are invited to read with a special Coney Island Reading...

Coney Island Reads 2017!

Teen Book Discussion

Thu, Apr 27   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   East Flatbush Library

Teens & Young Adults book discussion book club

Every month we read a short book. This month's selection is Detour by S.A Bodeen. Stop by the desk and pick up a copy. All teens are welcome.

Teen Book Discussion

Book Discussion: Americanah

Thu, Apr 27   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Central Library

Adults book discussion

Come together to discuss Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, the winner of the One Book, One New York citywide reading program. Americanah was 2013's winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and one of the New York...

Book Discussion: Americanah

MAY
16

Book Discussion of "Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)"

Tue, May 16   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Clinton Hill Library

Adults book discussion

Enjoy an inspiring discussion of the popular mindfulness guide to reducing stress, increasing well-being, and heightening focus and creativity. 

Book Discussion of "Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)"

MAY
18

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Thu, May 18   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   East Flatbush Library

Adults book discussion

Join us for a book discussion. Stop by the desk to check out a copy of this month's selection. All adults are welcome

The May 2017 selection is WILLING TO WALK ON WATER: STEP OUT IN FAITH AND LET GOD WORK MIRACLES THROUGH YOUR LIFE...

Adult Book Club/Discussion

MAY
22

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Mon, May 22   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults book discussion

Please join us for a discussion of 1984 by George Orwell. Please sign up at the information desk, where books will be available.

Adult Book Club/Discussion

MAY
24

Big Read: Silver Sparrow Book Discussion

Wed, May 24   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults bpl presents

 

Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta during the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's families: the public one and the secret one. When Witherspoon's daughters from each family meet, they form a friendship,...

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Big Read: Silver Sparrow Book Discussion

MAY
31

Teen Book Discussion: Silver Sparrow

Wed, May 31   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Kings Highway Library

Teens & Young Adults

On Wednesday May 31, Teens are invited to join us for a discussion of Tayari Jones' Silver Sparrow at the Kings Highway Library.

From the book jacket:

Two families with teenage girls in 1980s Atlanta live very different lives...

Teen Book Discussion: Silver Sparrow

The Big Read Teen Book Discussion - After Tupac and D Foster

Wed, May 31   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Teens & Young Adults book discussion

The National Endowment for the Arts presents the Big Read, a book discussion for teens and tweens. You are invited to join us for a discussion of After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson. This program is offered as part of our NEA Big Read...

The Big Read Teen Book Discussion - After Tupac and D Foster

JUN
26

Adult Book Club/Discussion

Mon, Jun 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults book discussion

Please join us for a discussion of A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Please sign up at the information desk, where books will be available.

Adult Book Club/Discussion

JUN
27

Kids Book Discussion: Comic Book Game Show

Tue, Jun 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Clarendon Library

Kids book discussion

Kids discuss their favorite comics and manga at the library and win prizes in a game of comic book themed Jeopardy!

For ages 8-18.

Kids Book Discussion: Comic Book Game Show

JUN
29

Book Discussion: "Just Kids" by Patti Smith

Thu, Jun 29   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

Adults book discussion

Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and...

Book Discussion: "Just Kids" by Patti Smith

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