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MAY
9

D.U.E.C.E.S. Class Visit

Thu, May 9   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Stone Avenue, Meeting Room

Teens & Young Adults lectures and discussions techknowledge

Students will walk from the school on a particular route to expose them to the Brownsville community. They will investigate some the library's diverse array of resources on the topic of Community & Police Relations and a Q&A style history...

D.U.E.C.E.S. Class Visit

MAY
16

Adult Women’s Empowerment Series: The History of Music and Women with Judy Gorman

Thu, May 16   5:00 pm to 6:15 pm   Red Hook, Main Floor

Adults lectures and discussions live music music

The Adult Women’s Empowerment Series continues with a performance and conversation with singersongwriter Judy Gorman.

Judy invites us speak up, to sing, to listen to ourselves and to one another and to learn to love the sound of our own...

Adult Women’s Empowerment Series: The History of Music and Women with Judy Gorman

MAY
23

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Introduction

Thu, May 23   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults developmental disabilities lectures and discussions whitman 200

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth

 

Come to Paerdegat Library for a series of eight interactive workshops led by...

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Introduction

MAY
24

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Then and Now

Fri, May 24   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults developmental disabilities lectures and discussions whitman 200

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth

 

Come to Paerdegat Library for a series of eight interactive workshops led by...

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Then and Now

MAY
28

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Then and Now -The People

Tue, May 28   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults developmental disabilities lectures and discussions whitman 200

Come to Paerdegat Library to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth!

This program is designed for adults with special needs and we welcome all adults to participate...

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Then and Now -The People

MAY
30

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Walt Whitman’s World And Our World Today

Thu, May 30   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults developmental disabilities lectures and discussions whitman 200

Come to Paerdegat Library to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth!

This program is designed for all adults, with and without disabilities.

In this interactive workshop series, instructor Christine Lipner will...

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Walt Whitman’s World And Our World Today

MAY
31

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman!

Fri, May 31   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults developmental disabilities lectures and discussions whitman 200

Come to Paerdegat Library to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth!

This program is designed for all adults, with and without disabilities.

In this interactive workshop series, instructor Christine Lipner will...

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman!

JUN
6

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Whitman's World View -Abolitionism

Thu, Jun 6   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults developmental disabilities lectures and discussions whitman 200

Come to Paerdegat Library to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth!

This program is designed for all adults, with and without disabilities.

In this interactive workshop series, instructor Christine Lipner will...

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Whitman's World View -Abolitionism

JUN
7

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Whitman's Humanitarian Activities

Fri, Jun 7   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults developmental disabilities lectures and discussions whitman 200

Come to Paerdegat Library to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth!

This program is designed for all adults, with and without disabilities.

In this interactive workshop series, instructor Christine Lipner will...

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - Whitman's Humanitarian Activities

JUN
12

Tre Maison Dasan: Film & Discussion

Wed, Jun 12   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults film lectures and discussions

Told directly through the eyes of the children themselves, Tre Maison Dasan is a moving portrait of three unforgettable young boys struggling to grow up with a parent in prison. They face the pressure of growing up in a society that often...

Tre Maison Dasan: Film & Discussion

JUN
13

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry"

Thu, Jun 13   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults developmental disabilities lectures and discussions whitman 200

Come to Paerdegat Library to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth!

This program is designed for all adults, with and without disabilities.

In this interactive workshop series, instructor Christine Lipner will...

Walt Whitman's Brooklyn - "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry"

JUN
20

LGBTQ Art & Artists at the Museum - lecture

Thu, Jun 20   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults lectures and discussions lgbtq pride month

Join our knowledgeable guide, Prof. Andrew Lear, as he shows images of LGBTQ - inspired art works and explains the cultural context in whch they were created. From the ancient world to the present, from art created to inspire...

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LGBTQ Art & Artists at the Museum - lecture

JUL
6

Stop the Violence Music Concert and Discussion

Sat, Jul 6   1:00 pm to 4:00 pm   New Lots Library

Kids lectures and discussions live music performance

DJ Ijah is an up and coming Antiguan artist, that is trying to bring awareness to youth and communities about school shooting tragedies through music.

Ages: All ages are welcome

Lives Performances and Videos Featuring

DJ...
Stop the Violence Music Concert and Discussion

JUL
11

Dog Training Seminar with Melissa Burgos Cancelled

Thu, Jul 11   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   New Utrecht Library

Adults lectures and discussions

Join Melissa Burgos for this informational session on how to train one of the most valuable members of your family. 

Dog Training Seminar  with Melissa Burgos

AUG
10

Homeowner's Association Meeting

Sat, Aug 10   11:00 am to 1:30 pm   New Lots Library

Adults lectures and discussions

Homeowner's Association Meeting

Homeowner's Association Meeting

AUG
13

The City- Open Newsroom

Tue, Aug 13   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   New Lots Library

Adults lectures and discussions

The second Open Newsroom is here! THE CITY, Brooklyn Public Library and those who attended last month's Open Newsroom are moving the conversation forward to dive deeper into how to make local news more collaborative. So, whether you came to the...

The City- Open Newsroom

AUG
21

Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation Meeting

Wed, Aug 21   5:30 pm to 7:45 pm   New Lots, Auditorium

Adults lectures and discussions

Food Buying Club Meeting

Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation Meeting

SEP
4

Immigrant Accompaniment Training - Free Workshop

Wed, Sep 4   5:00 pm to 7:00 pm   New Lots Learning Center

Adults adult learning lectures and discussions

The New Lots Literacy Zone has partnered with the New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) to bring our community its first accompaniment training.  This free workshop will touch on how you can support undocumented immigrants who have been or...

Immigrant Accompaniment Training - Free Workshop

SEP
14

Home Owner's Association

Sat, Sep 14   11:00 am to 2:00 pm   New Lots Library

Older Adults lectures and discussions

Home Owner's Association

Home Owner's Association

SEP
16

Current Events Discussion

Mon, Sep 16   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Adults lectures and discussions

Interested in current events?  Join your neighbors at the library for a civil discussion of what's going on in the world.

Current Events Discussion

SEP
18

The Big Green Picture: Local Strategies for a Livable World

Wed, Sep 18   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults Climate Wednesdays environment lectures and discussions

The climate crisis may be the biggest challenge New Yorkers have ever faced.  Our city and state are setting the pace with new laws aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, cars, and industry....

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The Big Green Picture: Local Strategies for a Livable World

SEP
25

Gage & Tollner: Construction, Cocktails, & Culinary Conversation

Wed, Sep 25   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults brooklyn collection brooklyn history lectures and discussions

What exactly is She-Crab Soup, and what kind of vibe is "Tiki Victorian"? What goes into renovating a 140-year old restaurant? Join us for a moderated conversation with the restaurateurs about the history, menu, beverage program, and ...

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Gage & Tollner: Construction, Cocktails, & Culinary Conversation

SEP
26

Panel Discussion: Black Mothers Raising Black Boys To Be Black Men

Thu, Sep 26   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   New Lots Library

Adults lectures and discussions

Panel Discussion: Black Mothers Raising Black Boys To Be Black Men

Facilitated by: Shamona Kirkland

Panelist Members- Nina Doster, Felicia Brown and Mayfield Goddard-Adetimirin

 

Panel Discussion: Black Mothers Raising Black Boys To Be Black Men

OCT
3

Know your rights! Tenant Rights Workshop

Thu, Oct 3   5:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Flatbush, Large Meeting Room

Adults community partner lectures and discussions

Know your rights workshop presented by NYS Senator Zellnor Myrie.

Come hear from housing groups and agencies throughout Brooklyn and learn what your rights are as a tenant.

Know your rights! Tenant Rights Workshop

OCT
4

Seminar about Trusts

Fri, Oct 4   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Adults adult learning finance lectures and discussions

A seminar about trusts.

Seminar about Trusts

OCT
10

The City- Open Newsroom

Thu, Oct 10   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   New Lots Library

Adults lectures and discussions

The third Open Newsroom is here! THE CITY, Brooklyn Public Library and those who attended last month's Open Newsroom are moving the conversation forward to dive deeper into how to make local news more collaborative. So, whether you came to...

The City- Open Newsroom

OCT
12

Homeowner's Association Meeting

Sat, Oct 12   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults lectures and discussions

Homeowner's Association Meeting

Homeowner's Association Meeting

Homeowner's Association Meeting

Sat, Oct 12   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults lectures and discussions

Homeowner's Association Meeting

Homeowner's Association Meeting

OCT
16

Climate Smart Energy: Heating, Cooling and Turning the Lights On

Wed, Oct 16   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults Climate Wednesdays environment lectures and discussions

Whether for heating, cooking or generating electricity, the so-called "natural gas" New Yorkers use is essentially methane, a fossil fuel and an extremely potent greenhouse gas. On top of that, it's produced by...

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Climate Smart Energy: Heating, Cooling and Turning the Lights On

OCT
17

Center for Architecture: Transforming Brooklyn’s Libraries Through Design

Thu, Oct 17   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh, Auditorium

Adults architecture & design lectures and discussions urban planning

Please join the Center for Architecture on October 17th to learn and discuss how architecture is amplifying the incredible work of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). 

Public libraries have evolved far beyond their original books-only...

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Center for Architecture: Transforming Brooklyn’s Libraries Through Design

OCT
21

Current Events Discussion

Mon, Oct 21   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach, Large Meeting Room

Adults lectures and discussions

Interested in current events?  Join your neighbors at the library for a civil discussion of what's going on in the world.

Current Events Discussion

OCT
26

26th PATE/PAES Annual Seminar

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 am to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults lectures and discussions research

The Polish American Ethnological Society (PAES) was founded in New Jersey in 1976. This unique organization was formed by a group of Polish immigrants connected by their interests in the difficult history and rich culture of Native Americans....

26th PATE/PAES Annual Seminar

East NY Nehemiah Homeowners Association Meeting

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 am to 1:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults lectures and discussions

TheTri-Annual Meeting

Guest Speakers

Stephon Whitley EBC- Social Justice Mark Mcintrye- NYC Free Soil Program- useful for sink holes, community gardens, and home gardens Rosie Pavares- Center for NYC Neighborhoods- Weatherization...
East NY Nehemiah Homeowners Association Meeting

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

Sat, Oct 26   7:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library

Adults bpl premier bpl presents lectures and discussions

’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia is Brooklyn Public Library’s observation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to the shores of North America at present-day Jamestown...

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’Til Victory Is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia

On the Front Lines of Freedom: SNCC, the Black Panther Party, and the Movement for Black Lives

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Veteran and youth activists discuss freedom movements with Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center; Geri M. Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies, Brown...

On the Front Lines of Freedom: SNCC, the Black Panther Party, and the Movement for Black Lives

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists In the Civil Rights Era and Beyond

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Robyn C. Spencer, The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland; Judy Richardson,  Series Associate Producer, Eyes on the Prize; Co-Editor, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC;...

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists In the Civil Rights Era and Beyond

Notes on the Middle Passage

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Ann L. Chinn, founder of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project and MacArthur Genius Award-winner Saidiya Hartman (author, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route) discuss the history of the middle passage,...

Notes on the Middle Passage

The Romantic Poetry of Abolition

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, History, Biography, and Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

In this session, Matt Sandler will introduce the role of poetry in abolitionist organizing and Black community-building. Contemporary poets LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and t'ai freedom ford will perform the work of nineteenth-century Black poet-...

The Romantic Poetry of Abolition

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 8:15 pm   Central Library, Science, Society & Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Susan Burton is an activist based in United States who works with formerly incarcerated people and founded the nonprofit organization A New Way of Life. Here, she reads from her memoir, Becoming Ms. Burton.

Susan Burton reads from "Becoming Ms. Burton"

Historical and Literary Readings: Honoring Four Centuries of Visionaries and Freedom Fighters

Sat, Oct 26   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Society, Sciences and Technology

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

As read by:

Aishe Tandiwe-Bell
Tamar-kali Brown
Patrick Dougher
Asma Feyijinmi
Chinara Tate
Jason Bernard Lucas
Greg Mays
Martell Ruffin

Historical and Literary Readings: Honoring Four Centuries of Visionaries and Freedom Fighters

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

Sat, Oct 26   8:15 pm to 9:15 pm   History, Biography & Religion

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

The phrase, drawn from Toni Morrison's Beloved, refers to the need for warriors to heal from endless battles against oppression. For activists today, how do you maintain our capacity for vulnerability and invention while combatting systemic...

Lay Down Your Sword and Shield

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Human rights activist Susan Burton (Founder, A New Way of Life, and co-author, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women) and playwright/actor Liza Jessie Peterson (creator, The Peculiar Patriot, and...

In the Interest of Justice: A Moral Response to Mass Incarceration

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

Sat, Oct 26   8:45 pm to 9:45 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

One rarely associates fashion with slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In fact, fashion, which all its connotations of autonomy and self-determination, can be seen as the antithesis of slavery, the most extreme form of deprivation of...

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Demita Frazier, founding member of the Combahee River Collective; Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of Black women; Shawnda Chapman, Board Chair, Black Women's...

Envisioning Victory: What Will It Take To Win?

Visual Narratives of Liberation

Sat, Oct 26   10:00 pm to 11:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Join this artist spotlight discussion during ‘Til Victory is Won with New York City-based photographers Barron Claiborne, Delphine Diallo, Russell Frederick and Jamel Shabazz as they explore what it means to reimagine utopia and celebrate...

Visual Narratives of Liberation

'Til Earth and Heaven Ring: A Liberation Dance to Revolution and Utopia

Sat, Oct 26   11:00 pm to 12:00 am   Central Library, Grand Lobby

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Performances by:
Deejay Reborn
Marika Hughes
Alicia Hall Moran
Storyboard P

'Til Earth and Heaven Ring: A Liberation Dance to Revolution and Utopia

OCT
30

The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King: Author Talk with Geoffrey Cobb

Wed, Oct 30   7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults author talks brooklyn history lectures and discussions

Join us for an evening with historian Geoffrey Cobb and get the scoop on the sugar empire that helped build Williamsburg as we know it. 

The history of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the rise of the American sugar industry...

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The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King: Author Talk with Geoffrey Cobb

NOV
7

MTA Open House: Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign

Thu, Nov 7   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults lectures and discussions

The MTA has initiated a redesign of Brooklyn's bus network.  At this Open House, representatives from the MTA will be on hand to introduce its  Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign Project, answer your questions, and get your feedback on...

MTA Open House: Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign

Build Block - 66th Police Precints

Thu, Nov 7   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Mapleton, 2nd Flr Meeting Room

Adults community partner lectures and discussions

 

Community Meeting of Police Precints 66 to discuss certain issues

Build Block - 66th Police Precints

NOV
9

400 Years of Resilience: Cultural Celebration of African Americans

Sat, Nov 9   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   New Lots Library

Adults 2020 census lectures and discussions

In words, song, and music Camille Yarbrough, Master Griot, will recount 400 years of presence, struggle and resilience of African Americans in the United States.

“Camille Yarbrough is an award-winning performance artist, author, and...

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400 Years of Resilience: Cultural Celebration of African Americans

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