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SEP
25

Foucault and the Problem of Justice

Tue, Sep 25   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults

Foucault and the Problem of Justice focuses on a series of lectures given by Foucault between 1970 and 1984 at the College de France on the historical dimensions of institutions and power-relations such as government, law, psychiatry, monasticism...

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Foucault and the Problem of Justice

SEP
26

Drag Queen Story Hour: Banned Books Week Edition

Wed, Sep 26   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years drag queen story hour

Drag Queen Story Hour observes Banned Books Week by featuring some of the most frequently challenged picture books in this special edition of DQSH. Celebrate your freedom to read! 

What do drag queens and children have in common?...

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Drag Queen Story Hour: Banned Books Week Edition

Film Screening: Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe Live at the Studio Museum in Harlem

Wed, Sep 26   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies

On April 15, 1989, writer and poet Quincy Troupe interviewed Miles Davis at the Studio Museum in Harlem, just a few months before the publication of their co-authored Autobiography of Miles Davis. The interview is the sole time Davis gave a live...

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Film Screening: Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe Live at the Studio Museum in Harlem

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

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...

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Olga Tokarczuk discusses Flights

SEP
28

Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Sep 28   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses

Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved...

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Mental Health First Aid

SEP
29

Set Your Goals: Money is Power

Sat, Sep 29   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

A Women's Financial Empowerment Series

Learn from financial experts who will address setting financial goals for wealth building, investment strategies, and retirement planning. Presented in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,...

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Set Your Goals: Money is Power

OCT
4

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 4   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

Philosophy in the Library: How Philosophical Conceptions of Engineering Shape the World Around Us

Thu, Oct 4   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents philosophy in the library

There are numerous books about the philosophy of science, but relatively few focus on the philosophy of engineering. Why has the philosophy of engineering been undeveloped in contrast to science? While many engineers prefer to build new things...

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Philosophy in the Library: How Philosophical Conceptions of Engineering Shape the World Around Us

OCT
6

Master Your Credit: Solutions for Entrepreneurs

Sat, Oct 6   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

A Women's Financial Empowerment Series

Learn how to improve your credit and its impact on your business through this WE NYC Master Money: Credit workshop.

One-on-one speed counseling sessions with a certified financial counselor...

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Master Your Credit: Solutions for Entrepreneurs

Events for Youth and Families: La Fiesta Tropical

Sat, Oct 6   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

The Bilingual Birdies Band celebrates language and culture in a fun-filled live music and dance! Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs. Expect a high energy performance of instruments...

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Events for Youth and Families: La Fiesta Tropical

OCT
9

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Ian Hayes

Tue, Oct 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Join children's musician Ian Hayes for a seasonal sing-a-long! An interactive music show to welcome the changing season with song and dance. Ian will perform children’s favorites, as well as classics that everyone will enjoy!

Seating is...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Ian Hayes

OCT
11

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 11   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

OCT
13

Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: Carmela Full of Wishes

Sat, Oct 13   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Join Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, the award-winning, bestselling duo behind Last Stop on Market Street for a special event celebrating the release of their second collaboration, Carmela Full of Wishes. Set in a migrant community,...

Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: Carmela Full of Wishes

OCT
14

Silent Movie Matinee: Buster Keaton in THE GENERAL (1926)

Sun, Oct 14   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

Keaton often referred to THE GENERAL as his favorite feature, and he adapted it from a real-life Civil War event that he read about in the book “The Great Locomotive Chase.” He plays Johnnie Gray, a train-engineer with two loves: a woman named...

Silent Movie Matinee: Buster Keaton in THE GENERAL (1926)

Classical Interludes: Machiko Ozawa Tango Duo with Pablo Cafici

Sun, Oct 14   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A formidable virtuoso violinist, Machiko Ozawa is internationally esteemed as an interpreter of the tango repertoire. This performance features her most recent project: a duo with the Argentinian pianist Pablo Cafici.  They will perform...

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Classical Interludes: Machiko Ozawa Tango Duo with Pablo Cafici

OCT
15

Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Oct 15   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses

Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved...

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Mental Health First Aid

OCT
16

The Review Panel

Tue, Oct 16   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical.

This month, Laila Pedro, Barry Schwabsky, and Roberta Smith join moderator David Cohen.

...
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The Review Panel

OCT
18

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 18   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

OCT
19

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Oct 19   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

OCT
20

Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

Sat, Oct 20   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an...

Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious

OCT
23

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

Tue, Oct 23   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Get ready to play air guitar, jump high, go innie and outie, count the odds, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden and do the “macaroni” with Monkey Monkey Music. Come early to get a seat!

Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Meredith Levande

OCT
24

Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Vishakha Desai

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

Adults bpl presents conversations

Dr. Vishakha Desai and leaders in politics, arts, and culture from around the globe investigate current events and consider themes ranging from the history of global power to attitudes toward social responsibility. Join for a new series of...

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Asia in the World: Geocultural Conversations with Vishakha Desai

OCT
25

Tai Chi for Beginners

Thu, Oct 25   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Older Adults

“Tai Chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.”

“Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.”

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, join us in this great Tai Chi...

Tai Chi for Beginners

OCT
27

Events for Youth and Families: A Haunted Journey with Myron the Magnificent

Sat, Oct 27   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

As Halloween approaches, join magician Myron the Magnificent for an afternoon of spooky, haunted, mysteries. Myron will amaze by levitating strange objects, sending items away to the netherworld, and performing other miracles before your very...

Events for Youth and Families: A Haunted Journey with Myron the Magnificent

OCT
29

2018 Midterm Explainer: Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! on Foreign Policy Distortions

Mon, Oct 29   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents

What won't we hear about foreign policy as the 2018 midterms unfold? A lot, according to Nermeen Shaikh, producer and co-host at Democracy Now!

In addition to her role at Democracy Now! Nermeen Shaikh has previously worked in research and...

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2018 Midterm Explainer: Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now! on Foreign Policy Distortions

OCT
30

Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir

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 impressive...

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Kiese Laymon presents Heavy: An American Memoir

NOV
1

Bard at BPL Lunch Hour Talks: Amy Sherald with Thelma Golden

Thu, Nov 1   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, has presided over exhibitions in which painter Amy Sherald’s works were included and was involved in the selection of Sherald to paint the portrait of former first lady...

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Bard at BPL Lunch Hour Talks: Amy Sherald with Thelma Golden

NOV
3

Events for Youth and Families: El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

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

Kids

Calpulli Youth Dance returns to Brooklyn Public Library audiences with El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will take participants on a voyage from a festive town in Mexico to Mictlan,...

Events for Youth and Families: El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Drawing Workshop with Christopher Silas Neal

Sat, Nov 3   2:30 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

This event will take place in the Dweck Lobby.

Create your own stencils to illustrate your favorite forest animal one layer at a time with award-winning illustrator and author Christopher Silas Neal. 

Materials will be...

Drawing Workshop with Christopher Silas Neal

NOV
4

Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nico Namoradze

Sun, Nov 4   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Nico Namoradze perform a program of Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky.

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Classical Interludes: Rolf Schulte and Nico Namoradze

NOV
6

Stomp, Clap & Sing with RockNLolo

Tue, Nov 6   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

It is full of singing and dancing, while learning Spanish, and most importantly, having fun!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with RockNLolo

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
10

Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

Sat, Nov 10   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

NYC kids! Come meet the author of the beloved series set in Harlem, The Vanderbeekers, and celebrate book 2, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden. Karina Yan Glaser will read from the new book, be in conversation with Maggie Pouncey, Co-Owner...

Events for Youth and Families: Book Launch: The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

NOV
11

Silent Movie Matinee: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

Sun, Nov 11   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

We commemorate Veterans Day today, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One. Today’s film is based on the German novel by Erich Maria Remarque, which tells the story of Paul Bäumer (played by Lew Ayres), who...

Silent Movie Matinee: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

NOV
14

Mental Health First Aid

Wed, Nov 14   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses

Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved...

Featured Event
Mental Health First Aid

NOV
17

Events for Youth and Families: Nugget & Fang

Sat, Nov 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

ArtsPower’s colorful musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who are two unlikely undersea pals. When Nugget swims off to school and is taught that sharks are known to eat smaller fish, Nugget decides that the two should...

Events for Youth and Families: Nugget & Fang

Anne Carson delivers Three Lectures on Aesthetics

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

Adults bpl premier 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 premier 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

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Hopalong Andrew

Tue, Nov 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Join the fun with folk songs, cowboy songs and other fun songs sprinkled in. Tunes to sing, holler and hoedown to with Hopalong Andrew! C'mon down, y'hear!

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Hopalong Andrew

NOV
25

Classical Interludes: counter)induction

Sun, Nov 25   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

counter)induction’s mission since its inception has been straightforward: world-class performances of contemporary chamber music, without hype and without agenda other than our complete commitment to the most compelling music of our day.

...

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Classical Interludes: counter)induction

DEC
1

Events for Youth and Families: The Pop Ups - Giants of Science

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

Kids

Giants of Science Live is an all-out sonic and visual experience featuring songs from The Pop Ups critically acclaimed new album, their Amazon Video Special, and classics from their two GRAMMY nominated albums. The show is a wild adventure...

Events for Youth and Families: The Pop Ups - Giants of Science

DEC
2

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

Sun, Dec 2   12:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film movies silent movie matinee

Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell first co-starred in director Frank Borzage’s 7th Heaven.  Lucky Star is their third and final work with Borzage, from a story by Tristram Tupper, who wrote for movies between serving in both World Wars....

Silent Movie Matinee: LUCKY STAR (1929)

DEC
4

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Aly Sunshine

Tue, Dec 4   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Come on down to the Funkytown Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers and tambourines, dance with bubbles and fall from the stars with our colorful parachute. 

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Aly Sunshine

DEC
7

Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Dec 7   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8 hour course that will help you:

Identify signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses

Learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, and loved...

Featured Event
Mental Health First Aid

DEC
9

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John

Sun, Dec 9   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as "something of a phenomenon" by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by The New York Times. She has performed as soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco,...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lara St. John

DEC
15

Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

Sat, Dec 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Two snowflakes are the same and neither are two snowmen. Join us for the heartwarming new musical about a small snow girl with big dreams.

Events for Youth and Families: Once Upon a Snowflake

DEC
17

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mon, Dec 17   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mental health

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is...

Featured Event
Youth Mental Health First Aid

DEC
18

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Frank Gallo

Tue, Dec 18   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years first five years music stomp clap and sing

Brooklyn’s kindie titans Rolie Polie Guacamole, have been perfecting their show over the last decade scooping up several Parents’ Choice awards along the way. Their shows incorporate fun, fresh and smart lyrics in a style appealing to kids and...

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Frank Gallo

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