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JAN
26

Events for Youth and Families: Polar Opposites by Wildlife Theater

Sat, Jan 26   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids

Antarctica and the Arctic Circle are the two ends of the world. They look and feel the same, but very different types of animals call these icy lands home. Students explore the similarities and differences through two shows, "Polar Bear and the...

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Events for Youth and Families: Polar Opposites by Wildlife Theater

JAN
29

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jam I AM

Tue, Jan 29   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

Singing guitarist Will Leet and jazz singer/pianist Sammy Rae Bowers will sing an exciting mix of children’s songs and contemporary pop songs, and foster exploration with musical instruments and fun movement activities. We believe that exposing...

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Jam I AM

FEB
3

Celebrate Here’s Hank with Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver

Sun, Feb 3   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids author talks

Brooklyn Public Library is thrilled to partner with Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab for a fun-filled afternoon for Brooklyn families with actor, director and writer Henry Winkler and co-author Lin Oliver, to celebrate the publication of their...

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Celebrate Here’s Hank with Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver

FEB
4

All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story

Mon, Feb 4   6:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents business film

Eight years ago Occupy Wall Street seized NYC’s financial center and captured the world’s attention in a demonstration of the democratic process.  Today the right to assemble, to earn a fair wage, and to speak the truth is more...

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All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story

FEB
6

Philosophy in the Library: Ethan Hallerman on the Extended Self

Wed, Feb 6   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents philosophy in the library

In Philosophy in the Library, philosophers from around the country discuss the great questions and generate discussions with our audience. In February, we hear from Ethan Hallerman. None of us today can avoid reflecting on the way our...

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Philosophy in the Library: Ethan Hallerman on the Extended Self

FEB
8

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Feb 8   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

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

FEB
9

Events for Youth and Families: Chinese New Year Celebration

Sat, Feb 9   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Join us for a fantastic Chinese New Year presentation celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Pig and usher in a year of joy and abundance! Put on something red and bring the whole family to experience the beautiful dances from one of the most...

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Events for Youth and Families: Chinese New Year Celebration

FEB
10

Classical Interludes: Min Xiao-Fen + Alan Chan present “Moon Walk”- New York Debut

Sun, Feb 10   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen who plays solo Monk tunes collaborates with gifted LA-based composer Alan Chan to explore new jazz through their new project Moon Walk, with inspiration drawn from the story of the goddess of the Moon Chang'e and...

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Classical Interludes: Min Xiao-Fen + Alan Chan present “Moon Walk”- New York Debut

FEB
11

Create the Business Plan That’s Right for You

Mon, Feb 11   10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs: learn to create or update your business plan or launch a new product or service at this free half-day SCORE program.

This workshop will give you the tools and background to:

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Create the Business Plan That’s Right for You

FEB
12

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren

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

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

Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It’s fun! It’s exciting!

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren

From Score to Speculative Lit

Tue, Feb 12   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

From Score to Speculative Lit with Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Writer Anaïs Duplan

This creative writing workshop, led by artist-in-residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed and writer/Afrofuturist Anaïs Duplan, begins with fragments of text...

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From Score to Speculative Lit

FEB
13

The Review Panel

Wed, Feb 13   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.

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The Review Panel

FEB
16

Events for Youth and Families: Senegalese Dancer and Griot Lamine Thiam

Sat, Feb 16   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Lamine Thiam is a master Senegalese dancer who comes from a long lineage of griots. As a dancer, he shares with audiences the deep connections of dance and music to everyday life in his home country of Senegal. In this special family program,...

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Events for Youth and Families: Senegalese Dancer and Griot Lamine Thiam

FEB
17

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

Sun, Feb 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Muneko Otani and Michael Roth (violins), Ah Ling Neu (viola), Roberta Cooper (cello), and Peter Weitzner (double bass). Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major and Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77 as well as selections by Lev Zhurbin.

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Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

FEB
18

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

Mon, Feb 18   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.

Once described by The Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg...

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg in conversation with Frank Bruni

FEB
22

Older Adults Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Feb 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Mental Health First Aid USA for Older Adults is an 8-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adults over the age of...

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Older Adults Mental Health First Aid

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation

Fri, Feb 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation

FEB
23

Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

Sat, Feb 23   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids music

Shine and the Moonbeams take the best rhythmic elements of soul songs and music to give the families a soulfully satisfying experience.

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Events for Youth and Families: Shine and the Moonbeams

FEB
24

Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

Sun, Feb 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings and distinctive repertoire that range from commissions...

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Classical Interludes: Donald Sinta Quartet

FEB
26

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Tue, Feb 26   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

Multi-award winning children's artist Lucy Kalantari brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy! Kids and families will love the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life.

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Stomp, Clap & Sing with Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

FEB
27

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Wed, Feb 27   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

MAR
6

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Wed, Mar 6   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

MAR
10

Classical Interludes: PUBLIQuartet

Sun, Mar 10   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

PUBLIQuartet’s genre-bending programs span the classical canon and also feature open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.

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Classical Interludes: PUBLIQuartet

MAR
15

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Fri, Mar 15   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is...

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Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

MAR
17

Classical Interludes: JP Jofre

Sun, Mar 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

The award-winning bandoneon player and composer performs original pieces.

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Classical Interludes: JP Jofre

MAR
22

Veterans Mental Health First Aid

Fri, Mar 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. In addition to the impact of military service on the veteran, each has a circle of family (...

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Veterans Mental Health First Aid

MAR
24

Classical Interludes: ETHEL

Sun, Mar 24   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A presentation of devotional music from around the world and throughout history.

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Classical Interludes: ETHEL

MAR
30

8th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

Sat, Mar 30   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Kids movies

Welcome to the eighth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds. The screening is hosted by...

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8th Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

MAR
31

Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Fields

Sun, Mar 31   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Bleckmann is joined by Ike Sturm and Jesse Lewis.

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Classical Interludes: Theo Bleckmann with Endless Fields

APR
4

Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

Thu, Apr 4   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

Reception to follow in Dweck Lobby

The culminating event to the participatory exhibition and public program Scoring the Stacks, Katowitz Radin Artist in Residence Kameelah Janan Rasheed reflects on what the project has produced and on how...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: ‘This is Not an Artist Talk’/ Reflections on Scoring the Stacks

APR
7

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spektral Quartet

Sun, Apr 7   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Spektral Quartet reveals the hidden nuances of the classic string quartet repertoire while opening the door to the visionary music of our day.

Presented as part of Carnegie Hall Citywide.

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spektral Quartet

APR
8

2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

Mon, Apr 8   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win a CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. To apply, you must attend an orientation....

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2019 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation

APR
14

Classical Interludes: PhiloSonia

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

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

Two larger-than-life works inspired by Scripture, Spiritual freedom, the nature of time and redemption from suffering : Osvaldo Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.

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Classical Interludes: PhiloSonia

APR
15

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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

Adults mhfa

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

APR
22

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Mon, Apr 22   9:30 am to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults mhfa

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is...

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Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

APR
28

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society with Martin Katz

Sun, Apr 28   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes music

A program of Eduard Morike.

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Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Art Song Society with Martin Katz

JUN
12

The Mini Brooklyn Playdate

Wed, Jun 12   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Birth to Five Years babies & books big brooklyn playdate first five years toddler time

Stop by the Mini Brooklyn Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy.

Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s...

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The Mini Brooklyn Playdate

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