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ESOL Conversation Group

    Kings Bay, Meeting Room

Adults conversations english conversation group

Join a group of peers to improve your English language skills. The leader of the group is an experienced ESOL Volunteer.

ESOL Conversation Group

SEP
16

Second Read: The Color Purple with Victoria Bond, Bridgett Davis and Martha Southgate

Sun, Sep 16   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm  

Adults bpl presents brooklyn book festival conversations

PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at The Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library at 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (corner of Clinton Street).

Second Read is a new BPL Presents series that reevaluates canonical...

Second Read: The Color Purple with Victoria Bond, Bridgett Davis and Martha Southgate

SEP
17

Jennifer Egan on researching Manhattan Beach

Mon, Sep 17   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents brooklyn book festival conversations

*PLEASE NOTE: This event is at capacity and reservations are no longer being accepted.

ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK winning author Jennifer Egan, in conversation with Meredith Wisner, former Asst. Director of Archives at the Brooklyn Navy Yard...

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Jennifer Egan on researching Manhattan Beach

SEP
19

Words & Memories

Wed, Sep 19   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Older Adults conversations creative aging support groups

Come & share your life experiences in a group setting in which you will enjoy and enhance the process of remembering. It’s a great opportunity to remember and share your childhood memories while meeting new people and hear them share their...

Words & Memories

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...

Quincy Troupe on Miles and Me

SEP
27

Olga Tokarczuk discusses Flights

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

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

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...

Olga Tokarczuk discusses Flights

OCT
2

BPL Literary Prize Shortlist Reading

Tue, Oct 2   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library

Adults bpl literary prize bpl presents conversations

This event will take place in the President's office on the third floor of Central Library.

An evening of discussion with the finalists for the BPL Literary Prize, literary awards presented by the Brooklyn Eagles for outstanding works of...

BPL Literary Prize Shortlist Reading

OCT
3

Words & Memories

Wed, Oct 3   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Older Adults conversations creative aging support groups

Come & share your life experiences in a group setting in which you will enjoy and enhance the process of remembering. It’s a great opportunity to remember and share your childhood memories while meeting new people and hear them share their...

Words & Memories

OCT
9

Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot with Mona Eltahawy

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

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

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
17

Words & Memories

Wed, Oct 17   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Older Adults conversations creative aging support groups

Come & share your life experiences in a group setting in which you will enjoy and enhance the process of remembering. It’s a great opportunity to remember and share your childhood memories while meeting new people and hear them share their...

Words & Memories

OCT
18

Gardens for Gerritsen Community Engagement

Thu, Oct 18   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Adults community partner conversations gardening

Would you like to see the community garden restored? Would you be interested in participating in the development of a new library initiative to create a vegetable garden in the empty lot? Then join us for a very special one-time only facilitated...

Gardens for Gerritsen Community Engagement

OCT
24

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Rising China: What It Means for the World

Wed, Oct 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Rising China: What It Means for the World

Newspaper accounts and new publications warn us about the decline of American power on the global stage as China continues to expand its global foot print. Indeed, for the first time in more than...

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Rising China: What It Means for the World

OCT
30

Kiese Laymon on Heavy: An American Memoir, with Morgan Jerkins

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

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

 

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...

Kiese Laymon on Heavy: An American Memoir, with Morgan Jerkins

NOV
7

Words & Memories

Wed, Nov 7   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Older Adults conversations creative aging support groups

Come & share your life experiences in a group setting in which you will enjoy and enhance the process of remembering. It’s a great opportunity to remember and share your childhood memories while meeting new people and hear them share their...

Words & Memories

NOV
16

Jonathan Franzen on The End of the End of the Earth

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

Adults author talks bpl presents conversations

BPL Presents is proud to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to bring Jonathan Franzen to Brooklyn.

In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed...

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Jonathan Franzen on The End of the End of the Earth

NOV
17

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sat, Nov 17   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The first of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. 

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Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

NOV
18

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

Sun, Nov 18   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Please note: This program is now at capacity and registration has been closed.

The conclusion of a two-part lecture series. Noted poet, translator, essayist, and professor of classics, Carson reprises three lectures on aesthetics. ...

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

NOV
20

POSITIVE AGING: CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

Tue, Nov 20   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Join a group of your peers and discuss current events. Have fun!

POSITIVE AGING: CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II

Tue, Nov 20   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults book discussion conversations philosophy in the library

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II: Power and Governmentality at the Intersection of the Individual and Population

“What characterizes the act of justice is not resort to a court and to judges; it is not the intervention of...

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II

NOV
21

Words & Memories

Wed, Nov 21   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Older Adults conversations creative aging support groups

Come & share your life experiences in a group setting in which you will enjoy and enhance the process of remembering. It’s a great opportunity to remember and share your childhood memories while meeting new people and hear them share their...

Words & Memories

NOV
27

POSITIVE AGING: CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

Tue, Nov 27   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Join a group of your peers and discuss current events. Have fun!

POSITIVE AGING: CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Getting a Good Night Sleep.

Tue, Nov 27   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Getting a Good Night Sleep.

DEC
4

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II

Tue, Dec 4   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults book discussion conversations philosophy in the library

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II: Power and Governmentality at the Intersection of the Individual and Population

“What characterizes the act of justice is not resort to a court and to judges; it is not the intervention of...

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II

DEC
5

Words & Memories

Wed, Dec 5   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Older Adults conversations creative aging support groups

Come & share your life experiences in a group setting in which you will enjoy and enhance the process of remembering. It’s a great opportunity to remember and share your childhood memories while meeting new people and hear them share their...

Words & Memories

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Perceptions and Misperceptions of Islam and Muslim Cultures

Wed, Dec 5   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents conversations

Despite the great diversity of Muslims living in all parts of the world, including the West, now numbering almost 1.8 billion and comprising almost 25% of the world population, adherents of Islam are increasingly seen as monolithic with a primary...

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Dr. Vishakha N. Desai: Perceptions and Misperceptions of Islam and Muslim Cultures

DEC
11

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Tips to help older adults to stay healthy this winter.

Tue, Dec 11   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Tips to help older adults to stay healthy this winter.

DEC
18

POSITIVE AGING: CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

Tue, Dec 18   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Join a group of your peers and discuss current events. Have fun!

POSITIVE AGING: CURRENT EVENTS GROUP

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Twelve tips to prevent holiday stress

Tue, Dec 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Twelve tips to prevent holiday stress

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II: Security, Territory, and Population

Tue, Dec 18   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Computer Lab

Adults book discussion conversations philosophy in the library

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II: Security, Territory, and Population

“What characterizes the act of justice is not resort to a court and to judges; it is not the intervention of magistrates (even if they had to be simple...

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Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II: Security, Territory, and Population

JAN
8

Positive Aging: Current Events

Tue, Jan 8   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Stay healthy this winter.

Tue, Jan 8   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Stay healthy this winter.

JAN
10

TED Talks Discussion

Thu, Jan 10   1:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Adults conversations

We will be watching TEDTalks about related topics and discussing them as a group.  Come together with your community and talk about issues that matter.

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TED Talks Discussion

Lab Talks: Session Two

Thu, Jan 10   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults conversations lab talks

Lab Talks features presentations by experts and hobbyists sharing their passion projects and research topics. Each evening will feature a few short talks followed by a Q&A session. Tonight's talks:

The Art and Style of an Iconic...

Featured Event
Lab Talks: Session Two

JAN
15

Positive Aging: Current Events

Tue, Jan 15   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Glaucoma medications and side effects.

Tue, Jan 15   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Glaucoma medications and side effects.

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II

Tue, Jan 15   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults book discussion conversations philosophy in the library

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II: Power and Governmentality at the Intersection of the Individual and Population

“What characterizes the act of justice is not resort to a court and to judges; it is not the intervention of...

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II

JAN
22

Positive Aging: Current Events

Tue, Jan 22   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Information about dietary supplements.

Tue, Jan 22   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Information about dietary supplements.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Meet with Yuliy Ayzenshtat, Holocaust Survivor, and others

Tue, Jan 22   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Kings Bay, Meeting Room

Older Adults conversations

Come to meet with Yuliy Ayzenshtat and others who survived Holocaust tragedy.

Originally from Glusk, Belorussia, Mr. Ayzenshtat was a child when Germans occupied the place where he has lived all his life. It happened on June 27th 1941....

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Meet with Yuliy Ayzenshtat, Holocaust Survivor, and others

JAN
29

Positive Aging: Current Events

Tue, Jan 29   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Twelve tips to prevent holiday stress.

Tue, Jan 29   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Twelve tips to prevent holiday stress.

FEB
4

Positive Aging: Current Events

Mon, Feb 4   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

FEB
5

Positive Aging: Current Events

Tue, Feb 5   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Home Safety for People with Memory Loss. Cancelled

Tue, Feb 5   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Home Safety for People with Memory Loss.

FEB
6

Beats, Rhymes, Convos and Demos

Wed, Feb 6   7:00 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults conversations music

A dialog and demonstration featuring Hip Hop legends and contributors to the culture

In this four-part series, we will present major Hip Hop legends discussing their craft and contributions to Hip Hop culture. They’ll also give a hands-on...

Beats, Rhymes, Convos and Demos

FEB
7

Lab Talks: Session Three

Thu, Feb 7   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults conversations lab talks

Lab Talks features presentations by experts and hobbyists sharing their passion projects and research topics. Each evening will feature a few short talks followed by a Q&A session. Tonight's talks:

Clothing the Black Body in...

Featured Event
Lab Talks: Session Three

FEB
11

Positive Aging: Current Events

Mon, Feb 11   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

FEB
12

Positive Aging: Current Events

Tue, Feb 12   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations

Enjoy discussing political events and current news in the company of your peers.

Positive Aging: Current Events

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Valentine's Day is Good for the Heart

Tue, Feb 12   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Kings Bay Library

Older Adults conversations health and wellness

Experienced Nurse provided by the Sheepshead Bay/Nostrand NORC will share with you important information related to your health.

Positive Aging. Health Conversation. Valentine's Day is Good for the Heart

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II

Tue, Feb 12   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults book discussion conversations philosophy in the library

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II: Power and Governmentality at the Intersection of the Individual and Population

“What characterizes the act of justice is not resort to a court and to judges; it is not the intervention of...

Foucault and the Problem of Justice Part II

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