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SEP
22

Brooklyn Book Festival Day: Second Read: Susan Sontag presented by BPL

Sun, Sep 22   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Brooklyn Borough Hall

Adults author talks bpl presents brooklyn book festival conversations

*This event will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza's main stage located at 209 Joralemon Street.

Second Read is BPL’s series of live-criticism examining the work of contemporary and canonical classics. Susan Sontag, the...

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Brooklyn Book Festival Day: Second Read: Susan Sontag presented by BPL

SEP
25

Billy Bragg Discusses "The Three Dimensions of Freedom," with Amy Goodman

Wed, Sep 25   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

PLEASE NOTE: This event has reached capacity and registration has been closed.

Co-presented with Greenlight Books, BPL Presents musician and activist Billy Bragg, in conversation with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman. Bragg diagnoses...

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Billy Bragg Discusses "The Three Dimensions of Freedom," with Amy Goodman

SEP
26

ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden

Thu, Sep 26   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, joins ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero (via video call) to discuss his new memoir, Permanent Record, which reveals for the first...

ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden

OCT
1

The Review Panel

Tue, Oct 1   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults artist talks bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs.

Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

OCT
2

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 2   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
3

Amitav Ghosh Discusses Gun Island with Elliott Holt

Thu, Oct 3   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage.

Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one that turns Deen Datta’s world upside down. A dealer of...

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Amitav Ghosh Discusses Gun Island with Elliott Holt

OCT
9

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 9   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Perfecting Your Pitch-Part 2

Wed, Oct 9   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Camille Newman-Alleyne, first place winner of the 2010 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition and many pitch competitions, returns for Perfecting Your Pitch-Part 2.

In our first pitch workshop we...

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Perfecting Your Pitch-Part 2

OCT
13

Silent Movie Matinee: The Phantom of the Opera (1925/1929)

Sun, Oct 13   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

Strange things are happening behind the scenes at the Paris Opéra, circa 1881, where rumors of an "Opera ghost" may be true. An unseen phantom tutors and inspires Christine Daaé to rise from chorus-member to soloist, but when she rejects his love...

Silent Movie Matinee: The Phantom of the Opera (1925/1929)

OCT
15

Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public Artist Talk and Reception

Tue, Oct 15   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents exhibitions

We welcome you to an artist talk with visionary artist and Franklin Furnace Founder Martha Wilson. Reception to follow with light fare and refreshments served.

View information on the Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public exhibition...

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Franklin Furnace: Performance Is Public Artist Talk and Reception

OCT
16

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 16   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
23

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 23   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

OCT
26

On the Front Lines of Freedom: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

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; Charles E. Cobb Jr., veteran activist with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and author of This...

On the Front Lines of Freedom: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement

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, Associate Producer, Eyes on the Prize; Co-Editor, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC; Dorothy M....

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Women Activists in the Civil Rights Movement

A Continuous Reading of Toni Morrison's "Beloved"

Sat, Oct 26   7:45 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Business and Career Center

Adults bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

A continous reading of Toni Morrison's Beloved read by a selection of local authors and activists. 

A Continuous Reading of Toni Morrison's "Beloved"

ACLU AT Liberty at BPL: Loving v. Virginia with Melissa Murray

Sat, Oct 26   8:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents Til Victory Is Won

ACLU's At Liberty Podcast at Brooklyn Public Library presents The Legacy of Loving: White Supremacy & the Regulation of the Family

The Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, the landmark ACLU...

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ACLU AT Liberty at BPL: Loving v. Virginia with Melissa Murray

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

Sat, Oct 26   9:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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

Notes on the Middle Passage

Sat, Oct 26   9:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Languages and Literature

Adults bpl presents lectures and discussions Til Victory Is Won

Ann Chinn, founder of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Marker's Project and Saidiya Hartman (Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route). Moderated by Dr. Mindy Fullilove (Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's...

Notes on the Middle Passage

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?

OCT
27

Classical Interludes: Formosa Quartet

Sun, Oct 27   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

The Formosa Quartet has played a leading role in actively commissioning new works, contributing significantly to the modern string quartet repertory.

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Classical Interludes: Formosa Quartet

OCT
28

Brooklyn Census CBO Conference

Mon, Oct 28   8:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults 2020 census

Join Brooklyn Public Library for a convening of community based organizations to make sure that every Brooklyn resident, regardless of age, race or immigration status, is fairly and accurately counted in Census 2020. Light breakfast will be...

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Brooklyn Census CBO Conference

OCT
30

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Oct 30   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
6

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 6   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

The Review Panel

Wed, Nov 6   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults artist talks bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs.

Presented in association with Artcritical.

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The Review Panel

NOV
8

Terry Tempest Williams on Erosion: Essays of Undoing

Fri, Nov 8   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents green series

Terry Tempest Williams will be the November Green Series speaker.

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist: Terry Tempest Williams is one of our most impassioned defenders of public...

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Terry Tempest Williams on Erosion: Essays of Undoing

NOV
10

Silent Movie Matinee: The Extra Girl (1923)

Sun, Nov 10   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents silent movie matinee

We celebrate Mabel’s birthday today as a movie pioneer. She entered films in 1910, was a co-founding member of producer Mack Sennett’s slapstick-based Keystone Studio in 1912, directed her own films by late 1913 and briefly had her own studio,...

Silent Movie Matinee: The Extra Girl (1923)

Classical Interludes: Bohemian Trio

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

Adults bpl presents classical interludes

This chamberlike improvising trio specializes in music of traditional Latin American origin.

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Classical Interludes: Bohemian Trio

NOV
12

Curtis on Tour: Vera Quartet and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu

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

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Golbal initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, co-presents the Vera Quartet with guest Meng-Chieh Liu. Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the Vera Quartet is currently the String...

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Curtis on Tour: Vera Quartet and pianist Meng-Chieh Liu

NOV
13

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 13   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
17

Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

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

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

“Uncovered” presents the music of African-American composers Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson in concert. The event is taking place in response to the 400th commemoration of the first slave ships...

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Classical Interludes: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Catalyst Quartet

NOV
19

Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

Tue, Nov 19   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults author talks bpl presents

An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Two families from different social...

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Jacqueline Woodson Discusses Red at the Bone with Glory Edim

NOV
20

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 20   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

NOV
24

Classical Interludes: Turtle Island Quartet

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

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

Presenting their Grammy Award-winning project A Love Supreme: The music of John Coltrane. This event is taking place in response to the 400th commemoration of the first slave ships arriving in America and the impact of African Americans on music...

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Classical Interludes: Turtle Island Quartet

NOV
27

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Nov 27   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

DEC
4

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

Wed, Dec 4   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults creative writing literacy poetry

Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet is a class celebrating poetic lineage, and the idea that behind every great writer is a great reader. 

We will study the work of poets recommended by Eduardo Corral, Kaveh Akbar, Nikky Finney, Dunya...

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Your Favorite Poet's Favorite Poet

DEC
15

Silent Movie Matinee: The Informer (1929)

Sun, Dec 15   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

American-born director Arthur Robison moved to Germany, directed films like Warning Shadows (1923) in the Expressionistic style and then brought that style to England for this first film-version of Liam O’Flaherty’s 1925 novel. Set among Dublin...

Silent Movie Matinee: The Informer (1929)

Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

Sun, Dec 15   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents classical interludes live music

Muneko Otani and Michael Roth (violins), Ah Ling Neu (viola) Roberta Cooper (cello) and Peter Weitzner (double bass). Repertoire TBA.

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Classical Interludes: BPL Chamber Players

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